Want to get better at eSports? If you do, then you might want to consider investing in a high-end gaming PC that will allow you to play games at a higher frame rate. Now, it might seem a bit superficial that to get good at eSports, you need better hardware, but in a demo video shared by NVIDIA, they are proving that this could be quite an important aspect to […]
eSports tournaments are gaining traction all over the globe. Not just limited to popular PC games like CS: GO, Rainbow Six Siege, Fortnite, and several others – but it is now a thing for mobile games as well.In other words, no matter what the platform is – the competitive scene for gaming (in general) is improving a lot.Now, HP and Virtuix have joined hands to sponsor a virtual reality eSports […]
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The competitive video gaming scene has exploded in popularity over the past few years and it now boasts 454 million viewers across the world. It is an extremely lucrative industry thanks to sponsorship deals, media rights agreements, ticket sales, advertising and merchandising.
The Olympic games is typically home to more traditional sporting events. However, in recent times, it seems that the people behind the Olympic games have slowly started to change their minds, where a few years ago, they have acknowledged that eSports is considered as a sporting activity.
The next time you catch yourself telling your kids to not play so much video games, you might want to rethink that. Why? Because Valve’s The International Dota 2 championship has just ended, where the winning team, OG, took home prize money amounting to an eye-watering $15,603,133.
From time to time we hear about how some professional gamers exhibit some unprofessional behavior. This sometimes results in sanctions and punishments, and it looks like Blizzard is looking to keep a public record of such incidents and has launched what they’re calling the Discipline Tracker for the Overwatch League.
Last month it was confirmed that eSports would be added as a medal event to the 2019 SEA Games, bringing us one step closer to seeing eSports being accepted and acknowledged by more traditional sporting events. Now it looks like the games that will be played during the event have since been confirmed.
In the past playing video games all day was typically frowned upon. To a certain extent that is still true today, but nowadays one can argue that playing games all day could potentially land them a chance at a scholarship to the university of their choice, earn big bucks, or possibly bring honor to your country by representing them in global sporting events.
Blizzard has been pretty clear about its ambitions for eSports, and Overwatch is a good example of that. Now if you’re a fan of eSports and love following games and events, Blizzard has announced the launch of the Blizzard Esports app which will help gamers keep track of various eSport events and competitions.
When you think of brand sponsorships like Nike, Puma, Adidas, or Reebok, most of the time these brands usually sponsor your more “traditional” athletes, such as football players, tennis players, boxers, basketball players, and so on. However it seems that eSports is becoming too big to ignore, and Nike is getting on board by signing its first eSports athlete.
eSports are becoming a huge deal with players having the potential to earn hundreds of thousands of dollars, earning themselves athlete-standard visas, and also earning scholarships to universities. However there are some who still don’t think of eSports as a “real” sport, or think that there shouldn’t be too much investment made in them.
Are eSports considered to be sports in the traditional sense of the word? That’s still somewhat up for debate as there are many traditionalists who beg to differ, but at the same time there are many, including universities, who consider eSports to be something that could be worth giving scholarships over.
AI has come a long way from back in the day where when you played games against computer opponents, usually after a while you can learn their patterns and habits and will eventually have no problems beating them. This is versus humans in which we can sometimes be a bit unpredictable.
Recently Blizzard and Twitch came to an agreement in which the Overwatch League would be broadcasted on the platform. This decision proved to be a huge success, racking up over 10 million viewers in its first week. Now it seems like ESL wants the same thing, except that with Facebook.