esports

  • People are digging the new 3D replay tech in PUBG

    People are digging the new 3D replay tech in PUBG

    In December, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds partnered with Seoul-based Minkonet to introduce a new 3D replay feature. For those unfamiliar with PUBG, it follows a similar structure to H1Z1 or Fortnite Battle Royale, with a hundred players dropped into a large map with nothing but their own ability to loot gear and ultimately survive. The game is a hit, with a reported 3 million… Read More

  • Madden NFL 18 esports are coming to Disney XD and ESPN

    Madden NFL 18 esports are coming to Disney XD and ESPN

    With the Super Bowl just a few weeks away, the world of football has some relatively unexpected news. Madden NFL, one of the most popular gaming titles in the world, is going even more mainstream. ESPN2 and Disney XD will broadcast Madden e-sports tournaments thanks to a new deal inked by EA, Disney, and the NFL. Madden NFL 18 is one of the top ten best-selling games in the last 12 months, and… Read More

  • Protecting intellectual property rights in the billion-dollar world of virtual gaming Crunch Network

    Protecting intellectual property rights in the billion-dollar world of virtual gaming

    It’s clear that the days of esports being merely a spectator sport are numbered, as soon users won’t just be sitting and watching the story unfold on a computer screen, they’ll be immersed in it. What challenges will this immersion create when it comes to protecting one’s intellectual property rights to the contents of a game and the innovative technologies involved… Read More

  • Every Overwatch League game will be streamed on Twitch for the next two years

    Every Overwatch League game will be streamed on Twitch for the next two years

    The first match of the inaugural season of Overwatch is set for 4:00 pm PST to catch the kids on the West Coast as they get out of school, kids on the East Coast as they finish dinner and kids in Asia as they get up in the morning. The two-year deal, which will include every. single. game. of the league’s first two seasons, includes every geography but China. Read More

  • Twitch announces reality show for up-and-coming streamers

    Twitch announces reality show for up-and-coming streamers

    Twitch is planning to highlight some of its most promising users in a reality show called Stream On. The Amazon-owned video game streaming service says the show is for participants who are “right on the cusp of making streaming full-time a possibility.” More concretely, it’s holding auditions for users who have already achieved Partner status — the FAQ discourages… Read More

  • What’s holding back VR? Crunch Network

    What’s holding back VR?

    When it comes to virtual reality, we’re in a classic tech-industry moment: lots of chatter but seemingly little movement. We hear future-focused cheerleading from all corners about VR’s incredible potential, yet the 6.3 million headsets shipped last year is hardly cause for a ticker-tape parade. So what’s holding back VR? Read More

  • FIFA and EA announce the first eWorld Cup

    FIFA and EA announce the first eWorld Cup

    Esports are showing no sign of slowing down, as the segment continues to grow. Today, EA and FIFA announced their intentions to replicate one of the world’s greatest athletic events in the world of gaming, introducing FIFA eWorld Cup 2018. From November 2017 to July 2018, there will be a series of qualifying tournaments where players can compete for their spot in the tournament. There… Read More

  • Hulu picks up four new esports series

    Hulu picks up four new esports series

    Hulu has picked up four new series that are centered around e-sports, according to Variety. The network-backed streaming service, which has been coming in hot lately with an Emmy-winning original drama and a push toward more back-log seasons of popular series, purchased the rights to about 15 total hours of content from ESL. Here are the four series: Player v. Player: a talk show with… Read More

  • Here’s why professional sports teams are buying esports teams

    Here’s why professional sports teams are buying esports teams

    Today at TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2017 we sat down with three experts from the esports world to explain why you should start paying attention to the industry. To kick it off, Heather Garozzo, a former competitive Counter Strike player and current Director of Fan Marketing for Team Dignitas, told us what a day in the life of a professional esports player is like. And surprisingly, it’s not… Read More