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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...

How Big Can Major League Gaming Get?

Recently, Major League Gaming's president and co-founder, Mike Sepso, offered some remarks on just how big the broadcasting property could get. Sepso's remarks may prove surprising, but one thing is quite clear: Major League Gaming is eager to fulfill the...

Can MOBA Game Schools Perk Up The E-Sports Concept?

One of the more popular breeds of game that becomes an e-sports standard is the MOBA, or Multiplayer Online Battle Arena, game. Games like “League of Legends” and “Defense of the Ancients” fall into this category, and the play mechanics...

Game On: Getting More Gamers In On E-Sports With Beyond Gaming

The idea of turning gaming into a profession has long been the dream of kids pretty much since gaming was invented, and though today there are more opportunities to do so than ever before—here I cite games journalism, just like...

Major League Gaming, ESPN Style

We've been talking at length about the various developments in the market space for Major League Gaming, and what kind of impact it could have on gaming as a whole. But Major League Gaming is about to make a move...

eSports & Plantronics--A Winning Team

Those of you who were around earlier in the week remember our earlier discussion about eSports, and how the Meltdown London may be something of the first step toward a whole new paradigm. Well, eSports just got another metaphorical shot...

Why The eSports Bar Could Be Up For High Scores

Earlier today, word came out from several sources about the upcoming opening of the Meltdown London eSports bar, a sports bar that would offer not only a variety of video game-themed drinks, but also a variety of video games. The...