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The Esports Reality Show That Abandoned Its Winners Is Back For Another Season

By: Maddy Myers March 6th, 2018 Compete In May of last year, the first season of the esports reality show Gamerzpromised to award a six-month professional contract to five up-and-coming Counter-Strike: Global Offensive players. The show, hosted by Gamingzone Entertainment in Sweden, filmed over the course of three weeks. It broadcasted live daily episodes featuring twelve contestants living together in a […]

Inside the Explosive Growth of Pro Gaming on a Smartphone

By Luke Winkie March 5, 2018 Michael “FlashX” Valore discovered his love for Vainglory in rehab. After a lengthy flirtation with professional DOTA in college, he was abandoning that dream for a career in the Marine Corps – which meant that he had to deal with a nagging leg injury he sustained playing soccer. Every day, he’d […]

Los Angeles Becomes a Mecca for Interactive Gaming and E-Sports

BY ALISON STATEMAN March 2, 2018  Commercial Observer Interactive gaming is big business with an estimated 2.2 billion people who play video games worldwide. And Los Angeles reigns supreme, with many top game developers including Riot Games, Activision Blizzard, Electronic Arts and ESL Gaming headquartered here. From the Westside to Burbank, Los Angeles currently leads the nation with 331 gaming companies operating in the metropolitan […]

Mountain West to hold first conference-sponsored eSports competition in Las Vegas

By Austin White March 1st, 2018 Collegian Next week, the eyes of Mountain West fans will turn to Las Vegas as both the women’s and men’s basketball tournaments will begin with a trip to the big dance on the line. All 11 schools will send a team to try to hoist the trophy and prove they are the […]

Watch the first teaser trailer for Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2

By Andrew Liptak March 1st, 2018 The Verge Disney’s 2012 film Wreck-It-Ralph followed a pair of arcade game characters as they tried to find some purpose beyond their programming and ended up saving one another. The film was a delightful, self-aware movie, and judging from the first teaser, its sequel looks as though it’s going to have all the same […]

‘Overwatch’: Birth of a Professional Esports League

By Brian Crecente February 28th, 2018 Rolling Stone Team shooter Overwatch was designed first and foremost to be fun. But its real potential can be found in what came next: A meticulous pursuit by the company behind StarCraft, Diablo, World of Warcraftand Call of Duty to use the massively popular title to redefine sports and esports for an international audience. “First we were […]

ESPORTS ORGANIZATION HSEL ADDS THREE MORE GAMES TO THE LINEUP

February 26, 2018 High School eSports League Today, High School Esports League announced that they will be adding three new games to their line up, after just adding more games for their majors this spring. HSEL has been looking to add new games since the start of the Fall Majors, and has been listening to the […]

WOBBL3 Entertainment’s Dub Wars Video Game Connects Musicians with Gamers Worldwide

Feb. 26, 2018 / PRZen / SALT LAKE CITY — Utah based video game developer, Wobbl3 Entertainment announced the launch of their music marketing and engagement program for musicians and record labels that utilizes their hit game “DubWars”. DubWars is a rhythm-based music game that combines the mechanics of a top-down shooter with the power of Electronic […]

PS5 release date: Major PS4 games 2018 upgrade REVEALED, can Xbox, Nintendo catch up?

By GARY JONES February 24, 2018 Express PlayStation fans have a lot to look forward to in 2018, if the latest news and reports are anything to go by. There could even be a new PS4 hardware upgrade coming our way, although other competitors could soon join in on the action too. With the Nintendo Switch sticking around […]

College esports is set to explode, starting with the Fiesta Bowl

By: Jessica Conditt February 23, 2018 Endgadget As executive director of the Fiesta Bowl, one of the largest college football tournaments of the season, Mike Nealy was more familiar with shoulder pads than mousepads. Six months ago, he didn’t know people were making money playing video games professionally, he’d never heard of Twitch, and the last time he […]

Game on: School of Music maestros create soundtracks for interactive media

By Jamie Oppenheim   February 13, 2018 SF State News New SF State classes focus on scoring and sound for video games Greer McGettrick, a music composition major, was not a fan of video games. She didn’t play them growing up and had certain prejudices — that they’re ultra-violent, objectify women and are geared toward a male audience. […]

New Esports Performance Wear Line Launches

By: Brian Crecente February 20, 2018 Rolling Stone H4XX.gg Tuesday unveiled a new line of performance and casual esports wear that will be the official apparel supplier of several ESL One, Intel Extreme Masters and DreamHack events this year. The clothing line features things like built-in arm pads, special venting and weatherproof zippers. The H4X.gg (pronounced hacks) line was […]