In what is being considered a massive step forward for the eSports and competitive gaming world, BBC has announced they fully intend to live-stream the upcoming League of Legends World Championships when they happen later this month. Beginning on October 15, BBC Three, the channel that will be working alongside BBC Sport, will broadcast the quarter finals completely live from the Wembley Arena.
Speaking on the upcoming broadcast, BBC Three Controller Damian Kavanagh said:
We jumped at the chance to collaborate with BBC Sport and bring this massive UK event to a wider audience. BBC Three will always experiment with new ways to deliver content that young people want, in [...]
It has been just six months since American eSports team Counter Logic Gaming (CLG) was just two weeks from having to declare bankruptcy. The team made the decision to purse their dreams of playing competitively within the video game world, however, and it appears to be paying off at the moment.
CLG is now preparing themselves to participate in the League of Legends World Championships in Berlin, Germany. Should the competitive gaming team win this tournament, all five members will split a massive prize pool, which is currently up to $2.1 million for the entire event.
CLG, thankfully, also received a sponsorship deal from DraftKings, the daily fantasy sports website, [...]
eSports is an abbreviated word for electronic sports which is a competitive gaming league for professional video game players. This form of gaming competition was made popular in the 90s but really became popular during the 2010s. In 2015 eSports exploded onto the scene and is now considered a viable industry that is able to generate billions of dollars. eSports is still a fairly new sporting competition and is still being developed. One area where eSports is being built up has to do with sports betting. Since eSports have their own leagues, teams and star players; it is viewed no differently than standard athletic leagues in the sporting industry. The following information will [...]
According to market research carried out for 2014, about 205 million people participated in esport activities, this included playing and watching the sport. This statistic is a sign of an unstoppable gaming industry. The growth of esport gaming has actually been steadily increasing since the late 2000s when it started to transform from a simple multiplayer competition to a professional gaming activity that attracts a huge number of viewers just like any other traditional sporting competition.
The growth of this competition seems to be attributed to the hype created by viewers online. It is already known that the internet has been the biggest word of mouth advertiser and since [...]
August 8th marks the end of the 2015 edition of The International, an annual eSports Dota 2 championship tournament. One team will win the first place prize pool of over $6 million dollars, out of a total $18 million prize pool. There are currently five teams playing today: LGD Gaming vs. Virtus Pro, CDEC Gaming vs. Evil Geniuses, and the winner of the LGD/VP vs. Vici Gaming. The winner from this set of teams will battle the winner of CDEC vs. EG for first place.
One eliminated team, Team Secret, were clearly a fan favorite expected to sweep the competition away. The team is made up of all-star players, but they squandered an early lead that led to victory by their opponents, [...]
Trash talking isn’t anything new, especially not in the world of competitive gaming, but is it something you deserve to lose your job over? Gambit Gaming’s FORG1VEN certainly has to be asking himself that, with his recent suspension from the League Championship Series for his overly toxic behavior in the community.
This isn’t your average suspension for a game or two FORG1VEN has been suspended for the next four games his team plays, this all do to complaints from his off stage conduct. Over the last month he was reported in over 70% of all games he played with 90% of those who reported saying it was for toxicity. While with no specific examples of his toxicity we’ve all seen [...]