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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 […]

Mercedes lead F1 New Balance Esports Pro Series

Oct. 11, 2018 Formula 1 Mercedes-AMG Petronas Esports driver Brendon Leigh tops the leader board, winning two out of three races at the first event of the F1 New Balance Esports Pro Series, Toro Rosso Esports Team’s Frederik Rasmussen is in second place, but with Leigh’s team-mate Daniel Bereznay in third place, Mercedes-AMG Petronas Esports sits […]

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 […]