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Nearly 40% of American gamers play at work

By RACHEL KASER April 2, 2018 TNW A new survey, released last week, suggests a good chunk of gamers are spending time on their favorite hobby at work — meaning several of you reading this article are gaming when you shouldn’t be. The survey, compiled by Limelight Networks, was taken by over 3,000 gamers across six countries: […]

Cheers, chants, and ‘Overwatch’ at NYC’s first eSports supporters club

By Gregory Leporati March 30, 2018 Engadget Richard Ng didn’t plan it this way, but he might just be standing at the forefront of an eSports revolution.The 38-year-old brand strategist finds himself moonlighting as the founder of the Five Deadly Venoms Crew, a supporters club for Overwatch League’s New York Excelsior team. What started as a simple Discord […]

Which Gaming Genres are Best-Suited as Esports?

March 29, 2018 Original Article Dexerto Esports has proven not only to offer an incredible spectacle to viewers when done correctly,but also to be a valuable marketing tool for game publishers. Not all games are created equal when it comes to esports, however, and no matter how much a developer would like to cash in on the […]

Logitech’s G Pro headset is built for eSports

By: Devindra Hardawar March 28, 2018 Engadget With the new G Pro headset, Logitech set out to make something that gamers could wear for hours on end, without getting fatigued. It’s a fairly straightforward pair of headphones: It only offers stereo sound (no fancy surround option), and it relies on an analog audio connections. Instead of the sports […]

Sweden and Denmark are going crazy about eSports – here are the numbers to prove it

March 27, 2018 original article Business Insider The world of eSports is booming. Nordic gamers are driving much of the growth in the industry. Sweden and Denmark are the second and third biggest eSports markets respectively in Europe, according to a new report by Paypal and Superdata. Sweden and Denmark are super powers in eSports. The […]

Games with Gold April 2018 UPDATE: Xbox free games release news

By GARY JONES March 26, 2018 Express Microsoft usually announce their new roster of free titles around the 20th of every month. However, we still don’t know what’s going to be included in the official Games with Gold April 2018 lineup of titles. Microsoft were expected to drop the big news earlier this week, around the usual time. And while […]

NBA leaps on esports bandwagon with new league

By: Solomon Wariso March 23, 2018 Wina LONDON (Reuters) – The inexorable advance of esports will break new ground next month when the NBA becomes the first American professional sports organization to operate an esports league. Seventeen of the 30 NBA franchises have confirmed they will own NBA 2K League teams and the Draft Pick takes […]

How Esports Gambling Works

By: Maddy Myers March 21 2018 Compete The first few months of Overwatch League’s inaugural season have already resulted in unexpected upsets, emerging tactics, and drama between playersthat has resulted in pros getting fined, benched, or released from teams. That stuff isn’t just fun to follow and grist for the content mines: it’s moving betting lines. Overwatch is the newest league to show up esports betting […]

Professional Competitive Gaming on the Rise, Overwatch Shows Olympic Potential

By Matt Fernandez March 19th, 2018 Variety The landscape of sports is changing. As viewership of traditional sports leagues and the Olympics continues to decline, the new frontier of esports continues to grow in popularity and revenue. New sports are continuously being added to the Olympics and last August, the Paris 2024 bid team expressed interest in including esports as a medaling […]

College roundup: Trio of collegiate tournaments announced

By Sean Morrison ESPN‘ Four college tournament announcements came out this week with a combined prize pool of $150,000 between them. The Collegiate StarLeague, American Video Game League and Columbia College all put out information on tournament offerings for April, with CSL and AVGL playing in Southern California and the Cougars putting on their Midwest Campus Clash […]

Largest eSports Stadium in U.S. Opening in Arlington

By Tim Ciesco  March 14, 2018NBCDFW If there was ever a competition to determine which city is truly the “sports and entertainment capital of the world”, Arlington would certainly be a contender. The third largest city in North Texas is already home to AT&T Stadium, Globe Life Park, Six Flags Over Texas, and the College Park […]

Nintendo Switch games shock as fans wait for big Pokemon announcement

By GARY JONES March 13, 2018 Express Fans were treated to some great news this week, with more Nintendo Switch games being announced for this year. The biggest of the lot was Super Smash Bros, which fans are hoping will be a new game, rather than a port from Wii U. We already know that Masahiro Sakurai, director […]