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World Health Organization adds gaming disorder to disease classifications

By Maggie Fox June 19, 2018 NBC The World Health Organization proposed adding gaming disorder to its new comprehensive manual of disease classifications on Monday, angering the gaming industry but reassuring doctors who hope it may make treatment more easily available. Some U.S. experts said it will make little difference when it comes to helping people with […]

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is Nintendo’s biggest push into esports

BY ALFRED NG June 18, 2018 CNET There’s a family feud within the Super Smash Bros. franchise. On one side are fans of the 17-year-old Super Smash Melee, which offers a fast-paced and intense experience. On the other is 2014’s Super Smash Bros. for the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS (also known as Smash 4), boasting a slower pace that lets you adapt to […]

Cloud9 reups Red Bull sponsorship for all its esports teams

By: STEPHANIE CHAN June 15, 2018 Venture Beat Esports organization Cloud9 has teamed up with Red Bull again as the official sponsor for all its squads, and it will roll out a new jersey to reflect that partnership starting this weekend at the League of Legends tournament LCS Summer Split in Europe. Cloud9 has teams that compete in a number of games, […]

NFL players embracing opportunities in growing esports realm

By Marcas Grant June 14, 2018 NFL HAWTHORNE, Calif. — The doors opened, fully unleashing the screams of Brian Johnson, which were barely being contained by the empty airplane hangar. When AC/DC’s “Shoot to Thrill” hit as the sonic chaser to the initial shot of “Back in Black,” you would have been forgiven for expecting Tony […]

‘Fortnite’ E3 tournament was a taste of its esports future

By: Matt Brian, June 13, 2018 Engadget As Fortnite continues to suck in gamers by the millions, Epic Games has worked hard to keep the game fresh and entertaining, whether players are dropping in for the first or thousandth time. But behind the scenes it’s also putting the finishing touches on its plans for turning Fortnite into a competitive sport. Last […]

Sephora Enters Esports With GIRLGAMER Esports Festival Sponsorship

By: Jordan Fragen June12, 2018 esports observer GIRLGAMER Esports Festival has partnered with beauty retailer Sephora. This partnership is Sephora’s first in esports. The partnership is part of a larger trend of female focused brands appealing to consumers via video games. The upcoming GIRLGAMER Esports Festival has announced a partnership with Sephora, marking the beauty retailer’s debut into the industry. […]

Firms offer live immersive streaming of eSports

By Jake Bickerton June 11, 2018 Broadcast Now US-based VR/360 consultancy and production studio Supersphere has collaborated with integration provider Key Code Media to enable immersive live streaming of eSports tournaments. The companies have created a live production flypack capable of handling 360, 180, 4K or HD and seamlessly mixing and matching each geometry to create an immersive […]

Esports reaches for the eyeballs at E3

By:DEAN TAKAHASHI June 8, 2018 Venture Beat The esports craze has picked up in a big way over  the past year, and that’s reflected in the events taking place at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), the big game trade show in Los Angeles next week. E3 generates billions of media impressions, and the esports companies want a lot […]

eSports Formula 1: more ‘Team Alonso’ drivers qualify for Pro Draft

By Kyran Gibbons May 7, 2018 Autosport The final two members of the Fernando Alonso-affiliated G2 eSports team were among this week’s qualifiers to progress to the Pro Draft stage of Formula 1’s virtual series. In what was the final week of qualification, all three races were completed on the Monaco Grand Prix circuit. The top […]

Slain again: Shanghai Dragons, the eSports team that keeps losing

June 6, 2018 The Star SHANGHAI: Played 36, lost 36. The Shanghai Dragons eSports squad are rapidly gaining notoriety as one of the worst sports teams in the world, racking up defeat after defeat and drawing unflattering comparisons with China’s much-maligned national footballers. Communication problems between their Chinese and Korean players, bickering and accusations that managers are […]

Esports giant: Traditional TV broadcasters are looking into showing our content

By: Eustance Huang June 5, 2018 CNBC A ‘huge opportunity’ is present for esports in Asia: Exec from CNBC.   The world’s largest esports company is looking to establish an ecosystem in Asia. Speaking with CNBC’s Dan Murphy, Frank Sliwka, the COO of Asia for ESL Gaming, said there is a “huge opportunity” for esports to grow in […]

PlayVS, bringing esports infrastructure to high schools, picks up $15 million

By: Jordan Crook June 4, 2018 Tech Crunch PlayVS, the startup building esports infrastructure at the high school level, has today announced the close of a $15 million Series A funding round. The financing was led by New Enterprise Associates, with participation from existing investor Science, as well as CrossCut Ventures, Coatue Management, Cross Culture Ventures, the San […]