eSports News


Nielsen Esports Brings Global Viewer Analytics To Gaming

By Charles Singletary, Aug 17, 2017 1:25pm PDT

Advertisers and sponsors will now have a better idea of where they can cash in.


Dota 2 TI7: Prize Pool, Schedule, Bracket, VODs and How To Watch the Grand Finals

By Asif Khan, Aug 11, 2017 10:45pm PDT

Your definitive guide for watching the largest eSports event of the year. Dota 2 TI7 is going on right now and we have the all the information you need to watch the tournament.


Esports Under Consideration For Inclusion in Paris 2024 Summer Olympics

By Charles Singletary, Aug 10, 2017 11:35am PDT

If you're a top tier gamer, you may have a chance to go for the gold!


EVO Rules Changes Now Allow Coaching, Even in Final 8

By John Keefer, Aug 07, 2017 10:45am PDT

There is now also a severe penalty for unauthorized people being on stage, which can include arrest.


"Not everyone could afford a coach? Who is paying for help in this arena? With fighting games I ..."

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Road to The International DOTA 2 Championships to Air on TBS

By John Keefer, Jul 18, 2017 8:00am PDT

Turner's ELEAGUE will run the four-part series beginning on August 4.


WWE's Xavier Woods Holds Impromptu Windjammers Tourney at EVO 2017

By Asif Khan, Jul 14, 2017 10:00pm PDT

The two time WWE tag team champion is having a blast on the show floor at EVO 2017.


"If you dig through the archives of his UpUpDownDown youtube show, he ran a Windjammers ..."

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EVO 2017: Win a Nintendo Switch in Pokken Tournament DX

By David Craddock, Jul 14, 2017 12:25pm PDT

Sign up for the academy to receive tips, tricks, and for a chance to win a Nintendo Switch.


DOTA 2 International 2017 Prize Pool Sets Esports Record

By John Keefer, Jul 12, 2017 3:15pm PDT

There are still 32 days left to go in the crowdfunding and the prize monty has almost hit $21 million.


Bayonetta and Diddy Kong tied atop Panda Global Super Smash Bros. for Wii U character tier list

By Ozzie Mejia, Jul 10, 2017 7:30pm PDT

Esports organization Panda Global have issued the latest character tier list for Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and while Bayonetta hasn't been knocked off her perch, another character has joined her at the top.


PUBG Momentarily Tops CS:GO in Concurrent Players on Steam

By Chris Jarrard, Jul 10, 2017 8:45am PDT

PLAYERUNKNOWN'S BATTLEGROUNDS, the runaway Early Access hit, is nipping at the heels of some PC gaming juggernauts. 


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The Lich King and New Hero Card Type Coming to Hearthstone's Knights of the Frozen Throne Expansion

By Asif Khan, Jul 06, 2017 7:40pm PDT

Blizzard announced the new expansion in China at the Hearthstone: Spring Championships. Adventurers will soon travel to Northrend, where they’ll confront the Lich King and be raised as Death Knights.


"I think everyone is kind of losing it in Legion except for the Druids. They're still pretty ..."

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Rocket League Invitational Joins the Summer X Games

By David Craddock, Jun 28, 2017 3:00pm PDT

Psyonix’s car-soccer mash-up gets extreme, and lands a broadcast deal with NBC.


Nintendo Kicks Off New Esports Twitter for E3 Tournaments and Beyond

By John Keefer, Jun 09, 2017 1:45pm PDT

The new account will be following Arms, Splatoon 2 and Pokken Tournament DX events starting on June 13.


Souled Out: Why Has Hearthstone's Warlock Been Left Out of the Spring Playoffs?

By Ozzie Mejia, May 31, 2017 6:00am PDT

Blizzard has completed the Spring Playoffs in Europe and the Americas, with the two weekends having one things in common: None of the pro players packed a single Warlock deck? Why is Gul'dan sitting these playoffs out? Shacknews analyzes the potential reasons.


"Zoolock only got like one or two good cards this expansion: the destroy a minion adapt twice ..."

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Facebook's New Livestreaming Deal for Esports Takes Aim at Twitch

By David Craddock, May 19, 2017 12:00pm PDT

The social media giant has partnered with ESL to broadcast over 5,500 hours of events.