eSports News


ESPN will broadcast Street Fighter 5 championship from this year's EVO tournament

By David Craddock, Jul 01, 2016 12:40pm PDT

Hado... Ken, Ryu, and the rest of the SF5 cast join Heroes of the Storm on ESPN's roster of eSports broadcast on television.


"Definitely for much longer at local tournaments, as well as community talk shows with FGC community"

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Red Bull to host Capcom Pro Tour North American Finals

By David Craddock, Jun 01, 2016 1:25pm PDT

Red Bull will give Street Fighter 5 players wings this November, and host a tournament of its own later this year.


Watch the Rocket League Championship Series Online Finals Here

By Asif Khan, May 21, 2016 12:00pm PDT

$10,000 at Stake for 'Qualifier One' Winners


"Yeah, just for that... The tv show "Lost" ends all convoluted and whatnot... and "St Elsewhere" ..."

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Shaq promotes new ELeague and Counter-Strike: Global Operations

By John Keefer, May 17, 2016 7:15am PDT

We had to cover this since it is Shaq news.


"I demand this meme be posted on every "Shaq" news post... ..."

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COLOPL NI to host Cyberpong VR 'DUEL THE DEVS' Tournament on Twitch

By Asif Khan, May 13, 2016 3:30pm PDT

First ever eSports VR Tournament with Real-time Matchmaking Enters the Arena on Sunday, May 15


ESL forms WESA to help regulate eSports

By John Keefer, May 13, 2016 9:20am PDT

Counter-Strike: Global Operations will be the first game competitions to implement WESA standards.


"The difficulty with adderral is if they have a legit prescription."

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NSFW: ESports team banned from ESL because of YouPorn sponsor

By John Keefer, Apr 26, 2016 12:00pm PDT

It looks like the porn video company may need to find a new way to get into games.


"oh but blowing people up? totally cool. after all, god did teach that as well. that pesky jesus ..."

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Large percentage of players buy games after watching streams, NPD reports

By David Craddock, Apr 06, 2016 3:25pm PDT

New data also revealed new findings on the habits of eSports-focused players. 


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Heroes of the Dorm field of 64 does battle next week; Bracket Challenge now open

By Ozzie Mejia, Mar 13, 2016 5:30pm PDT

The final field of 64 for this year's Heroes of the Dorm collegiate tournament for Heroes of the Storm is set to kick off next week. And if you've ever invested any time failing hard on a March Madness bracket, why not fail hard on a Heroes of the Dorm bracket with the Heroe...


ELeague lines up first six teams to compete in first Counter-Strike: GO season

By Ozzie Mejia, Mar 10, 2016 9:00am PST

The first official season of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive competition from ELeague is set to launch in May and the first six teams have been named.


ESL Gaming strikes new partnership deals with Twitch and Yahoo

By Ozzie Mejia, Mar 04, 2016 10:30am PST

ESL Gaming is having a very good day today, renewing its multi-year partnership with Twitch and also striking a new deal with the newly-minted Yahoo Esports.


Yahoo joins the world of esports coverage with Yahoo Esports

By Ozzie Mejia, Mar 02, 2016 11:11am PST

Yahoo is the latest to jump into the growing world of esports, launching its own endeavor into competitive gaming coverage with Yahoo Esports.


"i read that as espionage coverage for a second and was like, covering espionage means someone's ..."

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Rocket League Championship Series will feature 3v3 esports season for $75,000

By Ozzie Mejia, Mar 02, 2016 6:00am PST

The esports route was the most logical leap for Rocket League and today, Twitch and Psyonix made the Rocket League Championship Series official.


"You're going to have to sell a lot of mercury to match that prize pool"

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Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Major Championship prize pools upped to $1M

By Ozzie Mejia, Feb 23, 2016 5:00pm PST

With esports prize pools rapidly increasing, Valve has stepped up its game for the competitive Counter-Strike: Global Offensive circuit.


League of Legends implements penalty system for LCS and esports

By Ozzie Mejia, Feb 23, 2016 12:55pm PST

Part of becoming a legitimate sport is instituting a legislative body that enforces a vast list of guidelines. League of Legends has reached that point.