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ESPN missed a big eSports opportunity with its new streaming service

By: Jessica Conditt April 12, 2018 Engadget ESPN’s new, $5-a-month streaming service allows sports fans to watch games, access original programming and view scores, all without a cable subscription. ESPN+ is a tool for the digital age, and another attempt by the company to attract a younger, cord-cutting audience — which is why it’s so surprising to see the service […]

Tracking Steam’s Video Gaming Stats Just Became Improbable

By Brian Crecente April 11, 2018 Variety A privacy update that hit Steam — the largest digital video gaming store and service in the world — on Tuesday hid everyone’s gaming libraries by default, also knocking out the ability for third-party websites and services to track gaming trends on the service. The creator of Steam Spy, one of the most popular Steam analytics […]

March Esports Investment Recap: A Billion Dollar Bet

By: Thiemo Bräutigam April 10, 2018 esports observer The year is nowhere near from being over, but with more than $1B invested in esports-related companies last month, the industry likely reached its annual high already. Once again, it was the Chinese games market leader Tencent  that’s responsible for the biggest part of the cash injection. Tencent Tightens Its Grip […]

Cinedigm Launches eSports-Focused WHAM Network

by Dawn C. Chmielewski April 9, 2018 Deadline Cinedigm announced the launch today of the free gaming- and eSports-centered WHAM Network on Twitch, online and on mobile devices. It will cover industry news and the celebrity gaming scene, provide gamer-focused original series and offer in-depth coverage of live events. The new 24/7 channel will put a spotlight on a wider range of programming […]

Retired at 24: The life of a pro ‘Call of Duty’ player

By:Jessica Conditt April 6, 2018 Engadget Matthew “Burns” Potthoff retired when he was 24. He’d spent 11 years building a career as a professional Call of Duty player, and when he realized his time in front of the screen was up, he made a graceful transition into eSports management. Today, he’s 26 and he works behind the scenes with […]

ESP Gaming builds esports studio at Aria casino in Las Vegas

By: DEAN TAKAHASHI April 5, 2018 Venture Beat ESP Gaming has created an esports studio in partnership with its sister company Poker Central to hold esports events at the Aria Resort & Casino on the Las Vegas Strip. The studio will be owned and operated by Poker Central, and it will host live esports events such as the Vainglory Premier […]

Experimental Controllers Could Change Gaming for Good

By:  JULIE MUNCY April 4, 2018 Wired WHEN I SIT down to play Lumines Remastered—the Nintendo Switch port of the puzzle game that was, at one point, the PlayStation Portable’s killer app—I’m invited to put on a belt of Joy-Cons. This “peripheral,” designed by the Lumines team for the Nintendo Indies showcase at the Game Developers Conference, is designed to show […]

Adata unveils the affordable, fast gaming SSD you’ve been waiting for

By Kevin Lee April 3, 2018 TechRadar The Samsung 960 Pro has been the undisputed king of M.2 NVMe solid-state drive (SSD) since it launched last year, but it might finally be dethroned by Adata’s fastest gaming SSDs. The Taiwanese electronics firm has introduced a new XPG Gamix S11 PCIe Gen 3×4 NVMe SSD featuring 3,200MB/s read and 1,700MB/s write speeds. That’s […]

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 […]