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 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
Engadget: “Mobile eSports are becoming a big deal. Last year, mobile MOBA Vainglory’s big eSports tournament was backed by Amazon. Supercell put on a Clash Royale $1 million tournament last summer, too. Now China’s Tencent Games is getting in on the action with plans for a series of eSport tournaments, beginning with the Arena of Valor World Cup in July of this year. The contest will take place in Los Angeles and offer a prize pool of more than $500,000, according to the press release.”
L.A. Biz writes: “NASCAR teams are working on an esports venture of their own mere weeks after it emerged that tracks in the sport are working on a separate venture … Continue reading NASCAR Teams Build eSports Venture