On September 22-23, a two-day esports festival will be held in Dallas, TX called OP Live Dallas. The event is being sponsored by the GameLab at SMU Guildhall, which The Princeton Review currently has ranked No. 1 on its Top 25 Graduate Schools for Game Design. In addition to a high-level professional competition, a 16-team […]
Month: June 2018
During the second week of June, one of the largest esports collegiate championships took place: The League of Legends College Championship. Competing schools included Maryville University, Columbia College, University of Texas – Dallas, Western University, University of Ottawa, University of California – Irvine, University of Illinois, and University of Maryland. Ultimately, No. 2-ranked UC […]
Professional sports can’t exist without feeder leagues. The NFL has college, MLB has the minors, and so on. Each of these minor leagues rely on several levels of youth sports to nurture and mature young athletes. It wasn’t always this way, but as these sports matured, so did their system of acquiring athletes. Esports are […]
The second edition of the GIRLGAMER Esports Festival is being held this year in Lisbon, Portugal on July 20-22. GIRLGAMER is a festival that supports and celebrates women’s inclusion in competitive gaming and esports. Scheduled events include an esports business conference, competitions in both Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) and League of Legends, and a public […]
If you think you’re a pretty good Fortnite player, Epic Games has just given you 100 million reasons to become a great one.
The High School Esports League (HSEL), currently the top esports league for high schools in the United States, has announced that Fortnite Battle Royale will be the competitive game for its upcoming Summer Open season. The Fortnite league will support iOS, PC, Xbox and PS4, all separated into different leagues for each platform.
A comet flies over the battlefield where 100 players just landed, ready to battle until only one combatant remains. As the comet crashes to the ground, it reveals a yellow glove decorated with colorful stones.
The nascent NBA 2K League has scored another win – perhaps it’s biggest yet – with the new sponsorship by State Farm Insurance. State Farm is the first non-endemic sponsor of the NBA 2K League.
NETGEAR, the global computer networking company based in San Jose, California, has announced that it is expanding its partnership with Gen.G (formerly KSV eSports). NETGEAR will now sponsor all of Gen.G’s teams, which include League of Legends, PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS, Heroes of the Storm, and Clash Royale. NETGEAR will provide all teams with networking hardware and […]
The ESL One Series has added another non-endemic sponsor. DHL, the German logistics company, was recently announced as the official shipping and logistics partner for the ESL One tournament series. As part of the deal, DHL will handle all event logistics for the ESL One series in Dota 2 and CS:GO, transporting stage equipment to […]