eSports News


Evil Geniuses wins first Halo X Games Aspen Invitational

By Ozzie Mejia, Feb 01, 2016 11:35am PST

The first X Games Aspen Invitational may have been an exhibition for Halo 5: Guardians, but it certainly wasn't short on excitement. Even ESPN was getting in on the action, cutting in to televise the event throughout the weekend.


"Shit, I thought this was going to be about a sequel to Evil Genius off the bat."

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The Killer Instinct World Cup will return in 2017

By Ozzie Mejia, Jan 31, 2016 8:21pm PST

The first Killer Instinct World Cup was a rousing success, so Iron Galaxy and company are ready to do it all again next year!


Ohio State defeats UC Santa Barbara to win the 3rd TeSPA Collegiate Hearthstone Championship

By Ozzie Mejia, Jan 31, 2016 4:38pm PST

With a $100,000 scholarship on the line, Ohio State was able to overcome a very game UC Santa Barbara to take the first of the TeSPA Collegiate Hearthstone Championship tournaments to be held with a team format.


Turner Sports lays out first Counter-Strike: GO ELeague regular season schedule

By Ozzie Mejia, Jan 28, 2016 10:22am PST

Turner is ready to dive right into the eSports scene and it has laid out the first regular season schedule for its ELeague, which includes a weekly three-hour block on TBS.


Halo 5 eSports invitational will debut at ESPN's X Games this month

By Ozzie Mejia, Jan 21, 2016 11:20am PST

ESPN is getting serious about its eSports, so much so that it is now opening up a section of this year's X Games to a Halo 5: Guardians team invitational.


"I noticed the other day that ESPN.com has an esports section now. They even had some esports ..."

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Heroes of the Storm Spring Global Championship detailed; Finals coming in April

By Ozzie Mejia, Jan 18, 2016 10:00am PST

The best Heroes of the Storm teams in the world are gearing up for another season of competition and Blizzard has laid out how the Spring Global Championship series will shape up.


ESPN's Outside The Lines issues report on eSports and PEDs

By Ozzie Mejia, Jan 15, 2016 12:30pm PST

With the increasing prominence of competitive gaming, there's a growing sector of competitive gamers that are turning to performance-enhancing drugs. As part of its new eSports presence, ESPN's Outside the Lines has dedicated a full segment to this issue.


"I like how their first splash into esports is to go straight for PEDs"

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ESPN website opens new section for eSports

By Ozzie Mejia, Jan 14, 2016 9:51am PST

ESPN is diving further into the realm of eSports by opening a dedicated section on ESPN.com and recruiting a full-time staff devoted to covering Dota 2, League of Legends, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, and more.


"Not yet. I had to find one of their stories off to the side of the main site, but that's ..."

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Call of Duty World League Pro Division begins tomorrow in North America

By Ozzie Mejia, Jan 11, 2016 10:17am PST

There's $3 million on the line in the inaugural Call of Duty World League competition and the first round is set to begin in North America tomorrow.


"Is COD competiton noteworthy at all? Back in my COD4 days I did some very low ladder stuff with ..."

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Activision Blizzard confirms purchase of Major League Gaming

By Ozzie Mejia, Jan 04, 2016 2:19pm PST

Rumors were flying for the past week, but today, Activision Blizzard has confirmed its purchase of Major League Gaming, which will further help its efforts in the eSports world.


"This is one area where collaboration might make sense, though. We'll see!"

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Electronic Arts will form the EA Competitive Gaming Division for eSports

By Ozzie Mejia, Dec 10, 2015 3:14pm PST

With eSports become the big thing in gaming these days, EA is next get in on the action with the formation of the EA Competitive Gaming Division.


"Peter Moore can't step down soon enough, not that I have really any hope that the new COO will ..."

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The road to the Halo World Championship kicks off on December 6

By Daniel Perez, Nov 19, 2015 8:24am PST

With a $1.7 million prize pool that continues to grow, this is one eSports event you're not going to want to miss.


The 3rd annual TeSPA Collegiate Hearthstone Championship begins tonight

By Ozzie Mejia, Sep 28, 2015 11:40am PDT

This year's TeSPA Collegiate Hearthstone Championship kicks off tonight, with UC Berkeley taking on the University of Nevada. Get all the details and watch along with us tonight at 5PM PT.


Interview: Jesse Rapczak Uses Ark: Survival Evolved to Bring Dinosaurs Into eSports

By Steven Wong, Sep 25, 2015 12:00pm PDT

Ark: Survival Evolved co-creator Jesse Rapczak discusses what it takes to turn a survival game into an eSport, the game's future (including VR), and the upcoming Survival of the Fittest: The Last Stand tournament in our exclusive interview.


Activision announces Call of Duty World League with $3MM on the line

By Daniel Perez, Sep 24, 2015 9:03am PDT

The Call of Duty World League will feature the biggest total prize pool for Call of Duty eSports and will allow both pros and amateurs the chance to compete.