Tech

Formula 1 teams pick gamers for 2018 eSports finals

By Josh Suttill July 9, 2018 Autosport Over 66,000 gamers were whittled down to a pool of 40, and after a three-day assessment at Silverstone, all the F1 teams except Ferrari had the opportunity to add up to three of the qualified drivers to their line-up during a live-streamed event on Monday night. Williams was randomly […]

Nintendo’s newest Smash Bros. game showcases its odd relationship with esports

By Imad Khan July 5, 2018 Washington Post LOS ANGELES — On the opening day of the video game industry’s largest annual convention, fans queued up for hours then stood shoulder to shoulder inside Nintendo’s massive exhibition area, eager to sample one of the most anticipated game releases in 2018, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. A little over […]

This Massachusetts college will become the first in the state to offer scholarships for competitive gamers

By Scott J. Croteau scroteau@masslive.com June 6, 2018 Mass Live Competitive video gaming will become a new varsity sport for one Massachusetts college as it becomes the first in the state to offer scholarships to esports student-athletes. Becker College announced students will be able to try out of for the new competitive video gaming varsity, also known as esports, […]