mobile esports

Tencent Boosts Mobile eSports with $500K Purse

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.”

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Georgia College Creates eSports Team

41NBC/WMGT reports: “Georgia College is embracing what the school says could be the future of collegiate sports, creating an esports team that plays against other schools in an NCAA conference.”

‘This could be an area of growth when it comes to collegiate sports so we wanted to be a bit more involved,’ Georgia College’s Assistant Athletic Director Al Weston said.”

“’I don’t know what I’m looking at because I don’t know the game but I can kind of get an idea of what goes into all that kind of stuff,’ Weston said. ‘[The team] practices, they do scrimmages and they’re really putting their all into representing Georgia College.’”