Old media’s hunt for new audiences continues, as Digiday reports that the Washington Post will launch two shows this week. Digiday: “One is live news coverage hosted by video reporter … Continue reading Washington Post to Start Twitch Channel
CNET explains “How esports stars broke into the Dota 2 scene.” Says self-described “professional idiot” Jake “SirActionSlacks” Kanner: “A lot of people tell me, oh you know, he’s got this act … Continue reading How eSports Video Stars — ‘Host, Casters and Analysts’ — Are Born
Polygon: “Overwatch League team Shanghai Dragons announced today that it signed 19-year-old pro player Kim ‘Geguri’ Se-Yeon, confirming reports that she’ll be the first woman to play in the league.”
The Guardian reports that UK sports retailer Sports Direct shoppers “will be invited to take a break from browsing for leisurewear to play video games, with the chain unveiling a partnership … Continue reading UK Sports Retailer Launches In-Store eSports Sales
Joey Marona of Cleveland.com writes: “The International Olympic Committee is, in fact, considering adding eSports as a medal event in the 2024 Olympics in Paris. Part of that evaluation: the … Continue reading Woman Wins StarCraft II Tournament — Now Can Olympics Add eSports?
Brock Radke of the Las Vegas Sun reports: “On March 22, the Luxor will open Esports Arena Las Vegas in the space formerly occupied by LAX Nightclub. To the average … Continue reading Inside Look: How New Arena Could Make Las Vegas ‘Perfect Place for eSports’
Gaming Intelligence: “While the betting industry slowly comes to the realisation that simply offering odds on eSports events is not enough to attract a new generation of players, Pinnacle has shot … Continue reading Pinnacle Named eSports Operator of the Year