‘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 […]

New Esports Performance Wear Line Launches

By: Brian Crecente February 20, 2018 Rolling Stone 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 (pronounced hacks) line was […]

How Major League Baseball Is Approaching Future Entry Into Esports

By Diamond Leung February 15, 2018 SportTechie NEW YORK — Major League Baseball and MLB Advanced Media are keeping a close eye on the esports landscape as the league considers how it might enter the space in the future. “I think it’s all about fan engagement, and it’s about finding the right place to go in,” Jamie Leece, […]

Sports Direct to offer e-sports in Game Digital tie-up

By: BBC News Sports Direct plans to open e-sports areas in some of its stores as it increases its collaboration with specialist games retailer Game Digital. The retailer will allow space in which to sell both physical gaming products and for players to meet and compete. E-sports, essentially computer and console gaming, can be played in […]

New Luxor arena could prove Las Vegas is the perfect place for esports

By Brock Radke Las Vegas Sun On March 22, the Luxor will open Esports Arena Las Vegas in the space formerly occupied by LAX Nightclub. To the average Vegas visitor or casual observer, this development likely seems like another casino entertainment experiment aimed at bringing in younger customers, or possibly the beginnings of a new Strip trend. […]

How This Company Built a Business Through Gaming

How This Company Built a Business Through Gaming How to turn gaming into a career By David Wither February 7, 2018 The average citizen now sees about 4,000 ads per day. It’s become a marketing truism in recent years that to stand out in an oversaturated digital world, you must fuel customer engagement by offering something […]

Microsoft Purchases Cloud-Based Gaming Platform PlayFab

BY WILLIAM USHER  “Microsoft” and “Acquisitions” have been used a lot lately ever since rumors about Microsoft acquiring some of the big names in gaming and tech were floated around last week. Well, Microsoft did acquire a gaming company in the form of the cloud-based streaming platform, PlayFab. Over on the official Microsoft blog there’s a […]