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Activision Blizzard Lands Major League Deal Buying Major League Gaming

It had been rumored for some time that Activision Blizzard was out to get its hands on Major League Gaming, and the official word arrived on Monday that the deal had been done. With this acquisition, reports suggested, Activision Blizzard...

$1.8 Billion Annually By 2020: the eSports Market Heats Up

While the news these days has seemingly been heavy on the console market and the host of games that will be making it to such platforms as the holiday shopping season rapidly closes in, there's still word coming out around...

Getting Motion Sick From VR Games? It's The Software, Says Designer

Many of us have felt that familiar queasy feeling from first person shooters, particularly those that spend a lot of time rushing through cramped corridors. Indeed, for some, it makes virtual reality highly inaccessible, rendering what should be an amazing...

YouTube Ready to Make a Move on Twitch?

An exciting little leak slipped out just recently, and based on that leak's information, by the time the kids go back to school, Twitch will have some newly-minted competition from no less a force in the market than YouTube itself.The...

Think E-Sports Are Dead? Fifth DOTA 2 Prize Pool Says Otherwise

We haven't heard a lot out of e-sports lately, and that's kind of surprising. But a new report suggests that maybe e-sports was building up its news for an impressive release, as word about the fifth annual DOTA 2 prize...

Why Watch E-Sports? The Answer Might Surprise You

The e-sports phenomenon has been growing by leaps and bounds, and though we haven't heard too much about it lately, it's still carrying on, offering up a new and unique experience in gaming. But why do people turn to e-sports?...

When Kids Game: The Open Letter to Parents of League of Legends Players

There's a document making the rounds of late, and it's one that's raising a noteworthy point about the youngest members of the gaming community. While it raises some good points, it also falls flat on some fronts, and to that...

E-Sports Broadcasting Finds Gains, Losses

The idea that e-sports could be considered a mature market may actually be a little more likely thanks to some recent news from the field. Two separate pieces have come together to suggest that this market may be farther along...

Two Million Dollars Playing Video Games? With Skillz, It Happened.

Not so long ago, we heard about the arrival of Skillz, a gaming platform that allowed players to compete for actual cash by playing games. But a new update suggests that the idea of playing games and taking home cash...

E-Sports Hit College Campuses; Scholarships Being Offered

We all know that college sports are a huge, multi-million dollar affair that mean big bucks for colleges and potentially even the players—colleges are, after all, the pool from which professionals are chosen—but what hasn't been quite so extensively considered...

The Finnish Hearthstone Paradox: Banning Women To Promote Women In E-Sports

We've heard a lot over the last few months about women in gaming, particularly in terms of professional gaming but also in regular gaming as well, and for the most part, quite a few people seem to agree that having...

E-Sports Gets A New Attraction With "Just Dance"

The Electronic Sports World Cup has added a new event to its roster as the Ubisoft title “Just Dance” joins the ranks as the first ever casual game for the series. This is a move that may seem strange on...

The International Prize Pool Gains Ground, E-Sports Sees Suspensions

The recent events in e-sports are providing plenty of reasons to sit up and take notice. Not only has the prize pool for The International—the big world championship match for “Dota 2”--hit all new records from the last time we...

More Games, More Swag: Skillz Enters The Real-Money Fray

It's been something of an increasing development lately that games are allowing users to compete in real tournaments for real money. We've seen several examples of this already, and now, we're about to get one more with the release of...

Women In e-Sports: Where Are They?

While the concept of e-sports is one that's still largely getting started, it's already drawing a bit of fire for the composition of its player base. Most of the players in e-sports seem to be largely male, and that's got...

Three Things The Google / Twitch Affair Shows About Gaming

Recently, word started emerging about plans on Google's part to pick up Twitch, the livestreaming company with a particular focus on games. The reports suggested that Google was prepared to pay $1 billion for the company in a straight cash...

High School StarLeague: Bringing College Scholarships to Pro Gaming

It was easy to wonder, back when the concept of e-sports was getting started, if there would be college leagues and potentially even high school leagues as the next generation of competitive gamers would be sought out to put into...

Major League Gaming's Streaming Investment Pays Off With Big Viewership Numbers

It wasn't so long ago when we were hearing about Major League Gaming's plans to step up to a complete streaming platform. While the field of e-sports itself has been making some fairly substantial gains of late, the numbers for...

Who's Watching E-Sports, Anyway?

We've talked a lot here about e-sports, from their potential to overtake and even replace regular sports to their increasing viewership numbers even to the scandal that can crop up in the field. But a new report from Newzoo and...

When Scandal Hits eSports

It wasn't so long ago we were talking about how the eSports market in general is making major gains, how it's gaining viewership and sponsorship and all those things that make it a truly viable alternative to actual sports, and...

Twitch & Capcom Readying Street Fighter League

Real sports, generally, have a season. Fall, for example, is football's time to shine, and as fall fades into winter, basketball takes over into April and a bit beyond for the playoffs and finals, then major summer sports like baseball...

Capcom Cup Draws Fighters From All Over, Adding New Level To Pro Gaming

Most of the time, when people think about e-sports, it usually starts with a first-person shooter or a MOBA game. But not so long ago, fighting games were regarded as the ultimate in competition, and were what many thought of...

So Is There Interest In Major League Gaming? More Than You May Think.

There's been a lot of news lately around professional gaming, what with how the audience is growing and the players are getting involved and there are more games coming out around its support. There's a lot going on, but is...

E-Sports: Opportunities and Challenges Abound

It's the kind of concept that parents dread and kids embrace with a fervor some might reserve for religion: the idea that possibly, one day, a particularly impressive video gaming record could elevate a gamer to the levels of the...

E-Sports Gets Big News: New Streaming, Huge Numbers

The last couple of days have been very big in terms of new developments for the concept of e-sports, and so I've boiled down the events into a smaller post to provide a nice broad look at the field. There...
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