Activision Blizzard announced the sale of the first Overwatch League™ teams for major global cities to seven entrepreneurs and leaders from traditional sports and esports. The Overwatch League is the first … Continue reading Activision Blizzard Announces Overwatch Teams, Cities
Stephens College Becomes 1st Varsity Collegiate All-Women’s eSports Team
Another first has occurred in eSports. Stephens College, based in Columbia, MO, announced that it has launched “the first varsity collegiate all-women’s esports team.” The Stephens website, which claims the motto … Continue reading Stephens College Becomes 1st Varsity Collegiate All-Women’s eSports Team
Will Overwatch Look Like NFL?
The Wall Street Journal reports that “Activision Blizzard Inc. wants to make that a reality starting as soon as next year. The biggest videogame company in the U.S. by market value… is … Continue reading Will Overwatch Look Like NFL?
COD World League Championship Most Viewed COD Esports Event in History
Activision Blizzard announced that “Team EnVyUs’ thrilling win over Splyce in last Sunday’s epic showdown, pitting the top American squad head-to-head against Europe’s top team at the Call of Duty® … Continue reading COD World League Championship Most Viewed COD Esports Event in History
Seven eSports Groups Form Professional Association, Launch CS:GO League
Daily Dot: “North American esports organization owners aiming to create ‘The NBA of Esports’ are launching their own Counter-Strike: Global Offensive league.” “Seven organizations—TSM, Cloud9, Counter Logic Gaming, Team Liquid, … Continue reading Seven eSports Groups Form Professional Association, Launch CS:GO League
Does ELEAGUE on Twitch Offer Preview of eSports’ TV Future?
Charles Poladian writes in the International Business Times that Tuesday’s ELEAGUE launch “served as a preview for what people can expect for its highly anticipated television debut.” He adds: “The … Continue reading Does ELEAGUE on Twitch Offer Preview of eSports’ TV Future?
Pac-12 First College Conference to Host, Televise eSports Competitions
Fortune: “Next year’s crop of Pac-12 college athletes will include officially-sanctioned gamers for the first time ever.” “In an end-of-year announcement, the Pac-12 Conference said on Tuesday that it will be the … Continue reading Pac-12 First College Conference to Host, Televise eSports Competitions
ELEAGUE Launches; TBS Ready for Primetime eSports
ELEAGUE, the new joint venture between Turner Sports and IMG that features 24 of the world’s most elite Counter-Strike: Global Offensive teams , launched on Tuesday on Twitch. While the competition is streaming online during … Continue reading ELEAGUE Launches; TBS Ready for Primetime eSports
LoL Worlds Set Viewing Records
Did you have any doubt? Riot Games announced viewership stats for the October’s League of Legends World Championships, and a lot of eSports was watched. Their post states: “Fans’ response to … Continue reading LoL Worlds Set Viewing Records
New LCS Team Bought By NBA Team Owners
The Daily Dot reports that “an investment group led by two co-owners of the NBA’s Sacramento Kings has purchased a spot in the League Championship Series (LCS), marking the second … Continue reading New LCS Team Bought By NBA Team Owners