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Skillz hands out over half a million dollars in prizes every day to mobile gamers.

By: Annie Pei Nov. 12, 2018 CNBC If you’re one of the 18 million users registered on Skillz, chances are that on any given day, you’re collecting winnings from an electronic sports (esports) prize pool totaling over half a million dollars. As part of Skillz’ “State of the Union” report released this week, the company told CNBC that […]

Esports Arena Opens Venues Inside Walmart Stores

By STEFANIE FOGEL Nov. 9, 2018 Variety Esports Arena, North America’s first dedicated esports facility, recently announced it’s bringing competitive gaming to Walmart shoppers. It plans to open and operate five arenas within Walmart stores. The first three are in Roseville, Calif., Spokane Valley, Wash., and Colorado Springs, Col. Two additional locations will arrive at a later date. All of them will […]

Promoter to pour $50 million into new esports competitions

BY ZOEY CHONG NOV. 7, 2018 CNET It’s no secret that Asia is the fastest-growing esports market. And now, One Championship wants a slice of the pie. The Singapore-based martial arts promoter will organize an effort to pump up to $50 million into the launch of the One eSports championship series next year, One Championship said Wednesday. The tournament and related events […]

Head of World of Warcraft Esports Prefers a “Conservative” Approach

BY:Taylor Cocke Nov. 6, 2018  esports observer At BlizzCon this year, both styles of WoW esports were on display. First, there was the player-vs-player Arena mode, in which two teams fight directly against one another for supremacy on a small battlefield. Second, there are Mythic Dungeon races, in which teams work to complete challenges faster than their opponents. […]

League Tickets Delivers Five Lessons About Esports

By: Heather Newman Nov. 1 2018 Forbes One of the advantages of traveling to Los Angeles is getting to see some first-rate Overwatch action live, as the crowds descending on BlizzCon this week in Anaheim will soon find out. The last time I was in town, I asked to bring a +1 to the Blizzard Arena in Burbank: my 71-year-old aunt, who […]

Why Educators Should Embrace Esports

By: Elliott Levine Oct. 29, 2018 EdTech   Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, is known for many academic and athletic achievements. The school was recently ranked third in the nation for undergraduate teaching by U.S. News & World Report. Last year, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine listed it as one of the best values in public colleges. And its football program […]

Michael Jordan Enters Esports, Invests In Team Liquid’s Parent Company

By: Matt Perez Oct. 26, 2018 Forbes Esports is reuniting the Dream Team. Team Liquid’s parent company, aXiomatic, announced Thursday it raised $26 million in a Series C funding round. Two new investors join the ownership group: NBA legend and Charlotte Hornets owner Michael Jordan and David Rubenstein’s family office, Declaration Capital. The rest of the fund is […]

Overtime Announces First eSports Series ‘The Gaming Life’

By: Matt Lopez  October 22, 2018 The Wrap Overtime, the sports-focused digital media company, has announced the launch of “The Gaming Life,” its first ever eSports series. The three-part series follows five gamers who have never met in real life as they converge in Seattle to try to win $1 million playing Fortnite, a popular game that […]

Colorado’s largest esports arena to open next month in Lakewood

By MARIO SANELLI  Oct. 19, 2018 Denver Post Gamers, ready? Fire up the controllers and flat screens. Localhost Arena opens in Lakewood in November to house esports and gaming — a global industry valued at more than $900 million, according to a Newzoo Global Esports Market Report. Philadelphia-based N3rd Street Gamers — an amateur esports pipeline — will occupy […]

Xbox One X games NEWS: Enhanced list gets updated with four HUGE releases

By LIAM MARTIN Oct. 18, 2018 Express Xbox One X owners have been treated to some great news today, as Microsoft reveals new Enhanced games. Four bonafide Xbox 360 classics have been given the Xbox One X Enhanced treatment. This includes both Left 4 Dead games, Portal 2 and The Orange Box – which itself contains multiple releases […]

5 Must-Have Gaming Laptops For Any Gamer

By: Don Reisinger Oct. 17, 2018 Forbes For decades, when PC gamers wanted to play the latest and greatest video games on the market, they needed a desktop. Those desktops would come with the best components, like the most powerful processors and high-end graphics cards. Add that to plenty of RAM, a high-end monitor, and a mouse and […]

Why a former Activision Blizzard exec is diving into one of esports’ biggest leagues

By: Annie Pei Oct. 15, 2018 CNBC A top competitive gaming team has welcomed Mike Sepso, an esports veteran and former Activision Blizzard senior vice president, to its roster, underscoring the sector’s surging growth. The New York Excelsior (NYXL) revealed Thursday that Sepso, co-founder of Major League Gaming who recently left Activision Blizzard, had joined NYXL. The Big Apple […]