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The growing popularity of eSports takes video gaming to a different level

From niche market to global phenomenon, eSports is changing the way we think about sports. Despite the rapid growth of eSports in recent years, many people are either unaware of or confused by the concept of competitive gaming. eSports are competitive multi-player video games typically played by professional gamers. Similar to traditional professional sports, the term eSports refers to any competitive game that has a large enough fan base to support tournaments. Even with the …

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Gamers from Around the World Gather for Gaming, Esports, and More This Week at BlizzCon® 2017

IRVINE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–BlizzCon® 2017, Blizzard Entertainment’s epic celebration of gaming and community, is almost here! This Friday, November 3 and Saturday, November 4, gamers from around the globe will gather at the Anaheim Convention Center for a weekend filled with Blizzard gaming news, events featuring players’ favorite community personalities, epic esports tournaments, contests spotlighting cosplayers and other talented creators, a performance by Grammy Award–winning band Muse, and much more. While tickets to the convention are …

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Esports And Gaming Summit 2017 opens!

The Philippines’ biggest games convention returns. Here’s what you can catch! Published 7:09 PM, October 28, 2017 Updated 7:09 PM, October 28, 2017 2K18. This year’s edition of the popular basketball sim makes a strong showing at ESGS 2017. Photo by Nadine Pacis/Rappler MANILA, Philippines – One of the biggest gaming events in Southeast Asia is back.The annual eSports and Gaming Summit or ESGS started Friday, October 27, 2017. And like every year, there’s a …

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Nintendo esports fans eager to see what’s next

John “John Numbers” Goldberg, 25, woke up on an October afternoon in a Nintendo-provided room at the The Wyndham New Yorker Hotel in Manhattan, right down the street from Madison Square Garden. The Queens native opted for a staycation in Manhattan prior to the Nintendo World Championships at the Manhattan Center — the extra rest at a place closer to the venue would do him some good, after all. Nintendo doesn’t see its Nintendo World …

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Intel talks Coffee Lake, esports and Brexit

Fresh off the launch of its brand new Coffee Lake CPUs, PCGamesInsider caught up with Intel UK sales director Steve Shakespeare.  How would you say the last year has been for Intel’s games business? Games are an increasingly important part of business and it’s an area that, actually, we find very energising and exciting. We have seen really big growth in the gaming CPU market. Overall, the sector’s growing by double-digits. In terms of volume …

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Malaysia gets its first eSports gaming hub – Tech News

ONE of the most common piece of advice a gamer gets is to get up and leave the house once in awhile. Good news gamers, now you can do just that, and still not give up your gaming needs at The Pantheon in One City, Selangor. Sprawling over 10,000sq m, The Pantheon strives to be the perfect hub, attracting gamers and providing a state-of-the art gaming experience. It is reportedly the first of its kind …

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Yankees invest in competitive video gaming company Vision Esports

All sit! The Yankees are the latest traditional sports power to enter the surging professional video game world. On Thursday, the Bombers announced a partnership with Vision Esports. “The New York Yankees are thrilled to partner with Vision Esports and its diverse portfolio of esports companies,” Hal Steinbrenner said in press release announcing the partnership. “Guided by an impressively skilled and sports-savvy leadership team, Vision Esports is transcending the industry with a …

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Ed Vaizey appointed vice chair of British eSports Association

British MP Ed Vaizey is taking the vice chair position for the British eSports Association. Vaizey worked as the Culture Minister between 2010 and 2016, and has been arguably the biggest advocate for the UK games industry at a government level. During his tenure, the UK secured tax breaks for the games industry. The British eSports Association is a not-for-profit organisation set up in 2016 to raise awareness around and to support this burgeoning sector. …

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H1Z1: King of the Kill eSports is on the way

The battle royale component of Daybreak Game Company’s H1Z1 is about to launch a professional eSports league. The developer confirmed this news to Polygon, saying that it was teaming up with games record-keeping organisation Twin Galaxies to run the league. There will be 15 teams competing in a 20-week season, with a league championship following in late 2018. “We were the first to do a battle royale eSports [event] with the H1Z1 Invitational in 2015,” …

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Lambton College opens gaming arena, offers cutting-edge esports diploma

It started with a suggestion from the IT department. Now it is part of the curriculum. Lambton College is becoming a Canadian leader in the burgeoning world of esports. The college, whose main campus is in Sarnia, Ont., has added esports to its varsity sports lineup — alongside men’s and women’s basketball and soccer — and next year will begin offering a cutting-edge two-year diploma in esports entrepreneurship and administration. Lambton already has a dedicated …

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An NCAA for Esports? Rivals angle to govern campus video gaming

Zynab Makki, a junior at Champlain College in Burlington, Vermont, had driven 90 minutes from her home for the chance to meet Tyler Schrodt, the young founder and chief executive of the Electronic Gaming Federation. Since he started the EGF out of his dorm room four years ago, Schrodt has branded himself as the one-stop guru for college students hoping to coax their overflowing video-game clubs from the fringes of university life toward a more …

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An N.C.A.A. for Esports? Rivals Angle to Govern Campus Video Gaming

“Yes,” he said. “We can help with that.” Photo Tyler Schrodt, right, is the founder of the Electronic Gaming Federation. Rockie Hunter, left, is the organization’s creative director. Credit Justin Gilliland/The New York Times Right now, there is no N.C.A.A. for esports, even though competitive gaming is expanding quickly on college campuses. Last year, 40 colleges — a group that includes universities large (Utah) and small (DigiPen Institute of Technology) — established “varsity” esports programs, …

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Esports fans follow a lot more than one game each

Subscribe to PCGamesN on YouTube The esports market is no longer the next hot place for brands to advertise – it’s the current hot place, as evidenced by dozens of stories from the last year of corporate money flooding the scene. So a new report by Nielsen – the authority on US television ratings – on the viewing habits of esports fans almost feels a little late. Still, you don’t have to be an advertiser looking to engage millennials to …

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Koosta Pulls off a Hilarious Defuse Against SK Gaming | Esports News & Videos

In a match against SK Gaming, Kenneth ‘koosta’ Suen manages to hilariously defuse right in front the Brazilians, winning the round for Counter Logic Gaming. Counter Logic Gaming are an American team that, at the time of writing, are ranked 18th in the world. Their opponents were SK Gaming who are currently ranked the number one team. The two sides met in the ESL North American Pro-League. The Pro-League is an online league that puts …

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OpTic Gaming Reveal New Dota 2 Lineup | Esports News & Videos

North American based organization OpTic Gaming has announced a new Defense of the Ancients 2 lineup in a new episode of their ‘Vision’ documentary series. Known primarily for first person shooter teams in titles such as Call of Duty, Halo, Gears of War, and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, OpTic Gaming has continued their expansion, announcing a roster in Dota 2. The brand has grown tremendously over the years, recently just announcing a move to Dallas, Texas …

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