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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 […]

Xbox co-creator Ed Fries on Seattle’s status as a gaming hub, Nintendo Switch’s success, and more

BY NAT LEVY on March 12, 2018 Geek Wire Ed Fries calls himself a “proud parent” of Microsoft’s Xbox, but he’s also played an important role in nurturing the overall gaming industry in the Pacific Northwest. Fries led the Redmond company’s game publishing unit as part of a 17-year career at the tech giant. Since then, he has kept busy as […]

NHL Takes Esports on Ice With Gaming Tournament

BY STEPHEN WHYNO, AP Hockey Writer US News As Patrik Laine climbed the ranks of youth hockey in Finland, he learned about the NHL from video games. “I learned probably just about the players,” the Winnipeg Jets star said. “Nowadays it’s super realistic, and you can just pretty much see how everybody is playing and how good […]

H1Z1 goes free-to-play and launches an esports league

By Richard Scott-Jones March 8th, 2018 PCGamesn.com H1Z1 is going free to play, and it’s doing so later this very day. It’s also stealing a march on its upstart rivals by launching a battle royale esports league, with its inaugural season starting on April 21. At roughly 10:00 Pacific today (18:00 GMT), you will be able to […]

The Boston Celtics Are Using Esports to Keep Fans Engaged, and Attract New Ones

By A.J. Katz  March 7th 2018 ADWEEK The Boston Celtics own a record 17 NBA championships. Now, the storied franchise is trying to transfer its success on the hardwood to success on the gaming front, as it prepares to join the upcoming NBA 2K League, the first esports league tied to the National Basketball Association. The line between […]