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Former NBA star Chris Bosh steps into world of esports with Gen.G

By: Jeff Zillgitt Oct. 10 2018 USA Today  Chris Bosh admits his premature transition from NBA player to non-playing days was a struggle. “It’s extremely different because as athletes, especially in the NBA, you work your whole life and sacrifice to get this point professionally,” Bosh told USA TODAY Sports. “If and when that’s in jeopardy, it makes […]

A look at the games that changed esports

By John & Rob Gooderson October 9, 2018 Red Bull Competitive gaming dates back to 1972 when in October the first esports tournament took place at Stamford University. Competing is just human nature, a drive to be the best. Be that from competing in arcades to get the highscore, or a desire to beat your close […]

Premier League And EA Sports Launch Official FIFA 19 eSports League

By: Steve McCaskill Oct. 5, 2018 Forbes It was only a matter of time, but the Premier League now has its own official eSports competition, offering fans of all 20 teams to represent their club in a competitive environment. The ePremier League (ePL) is an arrangement between the league and its official gaming partner EA Sports and will […]

Pro video gamers are making millions by age 30 in the booming world of ‘esports’

By: Arjun Kharpal Oct. 3, 2018 CNBC Twenty-eight year old Ho Kun Xian started gaming as a young boy. He came from a poor family who managed to spare him $2 to spend on video arcades whenever he went. There he began to master the art of fighting games. Years later, he turned pro, earnings hundreds of thousands […]

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate esports tournament to air on TBS’s Eleague

By: JEFF GRUBB Oct.2, 2018 Venture Beat Super Smash Bros. Ultimate isn’t coming until December, but it’s getting an esports TV show in November. TBS announced today that it will broadcast top players competing on its Eleague program. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Invitational 2018 presented by Eleague, which is its full name, should provide an in-depth look at how Ultimate will […]

Esports Essentials: Mobile Esports are Here to Stay

By: Ferguson Mitchell  Oct. 1, 2018 esports observer Esports is a growing market,and nowhere is that growth more pronounced than in the mobile scene. With plenty of room for innovation and a majority market share of total gaming spending, the mobile esports scene is poised to grow significantly in the next few years. Here’s what you should know about […]

Rotherham United enter esports with FIFA 19

By Adam Fitch Sept. 27, 2018 Just like Scunthorpe United, which just launched Scunthorpe United eSports, Rotherham United has partnered with Virtual Pro Gaming to join its 11-a-side FIFA league in the near future. Jamie Noble, Head of Community at Rotherham United is working to revamp the club’s art facility, Goal Zone, allowing FIFA 19 matches to played at the AESSEAL […]

Swiss Soccer : The most bizarre fan protests in recent memory.

By: Steve McCaskill Sept.25, 2018 Forbes Swiss soccer champions Young Boys Bern’s (YB) thrashing of FC Basel this weekend was notable for many reasons. With six wins from six matches, YB looks unstoppable in its pursuit of consecutive Swiss titles and the 7-1 scoreline suggests FC Basel, which won eight league championships in a row between 2010 and […]

California Cup will create Overwatch esports rivalry between Northern and Southern California

By:DEAN TAKAHASHI September 21, 2018 Venture Beat When the global Overwatch League has its off season, a regional esports rivalry for Blizzard’s Overwatch video game will take over. The Overwatch League’s California teams are creating the California Cup, which will pit Northern California Overwatch teams against Southern California teams. The competition pits the Los Angeles Valiant against the San Francisco Shock, two inaugural […]

New owner of L.A. Times sees video games, esports as evolution of modern news media

By Noah Smith September 19, 2018 Washington Post LOS ANGELES — The billionaire owner of the Los Angeles Times has made a career, and multibillion dollar fortune, from attempting to cure cancer as well as the pervasive ills of the health care system writ large. Now focused on reviving the Fourth Estate on the West Coast, Dr. […]

Dr DisRespect’s home reportedly shot at during livestream

By: Nicole Carpenter Sept. 12, 2018 dotespoorts Popular Twitch streamer Guy “Dr DisRespect” Beahm was reportedly shot at this afternoon while livestreaming. Dr DisRespect quickly shut down the stream after the incident occurred. What sounds like gunshots can be heard on Twitch clips of the stream as Dr. Disrespect plays the new Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 battle royale mode. He leaves […]

MrktStar Provides “Fantasy Sports” experience for companies, celebrities and brands

Sept. 10, 2018 Contact: Scott Kelly, 480-206-3435, scott@blackdogventurepartners.com September 10, 2018 – San Francisco, CA – MrktStar is a prediction and demand forecasting platform using massive data and a game-based fantasy marketplace to allow fans to earn cash prizes by picking your favorite apps, musicians and brands. Did you predict Uber or Airbnb were going […]