Esports

Razer CES 2020 lineup includes 5G routers, racing simulators

Razer CES 2020 lineup includes 5G routers, racing simulators

Razer typically shows up to trade shows with a bunch of announcements to make, and it turns out CES 2020 was no different in that regard. Razer made a handful of announcements about upcoming products and concepts during the show today. The products it revealed include a new controller for mobile gaming, a compact desktop, and a new 5G router.

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Blizzard, NBA find China’s most powerful weapon is consumer potential

Blizzard, NBA find China’s most powerful weapon is consumer potential

Blizzard is one of several companies to fall into the trap that is state-run media in the nation of China in the year 2019. Blizzard hosts gaming tournaments in China - it's big business, and has the potential for big growth. China and Hong Kong are in the midst of political upheaval via a protest in Hong Kong that's been in play since June of 2019. Because China wants to stop the protest, they're pressuring all media (including Blizzard) to do away with any form of public protest on their network, lest they remove said media from China altogether.

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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate set a huge record at EVO 2019

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate set a huge record at EVO 2019

If you spent the weekend watching EVO 2019, you definitely weren't alone. EVO 2019 marked the first appearance of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate at the tournament, and it's clear now that adding it to the games lineup was a good move on the part of EVO's organizers. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate wound up setting a viewership record for EVO, at one point drawing in a peak of more than 279,000 viewers.

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Madden NFL 20 Ultimate Superstar edition, Championship Series Twitch live stream today

Madden NFL 20 Ultimate Superstar edition, Championship Series Twitch live stream today

Today the folks at Electronic Arts and NFL Announced the EA SPORTS Madden NFL 20 Championship Series along with a semi-new game. The game goes by the name "Madden NFL 20 Ultimate Superstar edition" and in it you'll find a whole bunch of stuff not available in any previous release of a Madden game. This all kicks off during a livestream video event hosted on the Madden NFL Twitch - which will also be shown right here in this article.

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UCLA Esports scrubs Fortnite from lineup over competitive issues

UCLA Esports scrubs Fortnite from lineup over competitive issues

UCLA Esports, the university's first officially recognized esports club, has announced a decision that has some Fortnite fans upset: it won't include Epic Games' own competitive battle royale game in its 2019 - 2020 season. The organization cites a number of reasons for its decision, including issues with game balance.

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ESPN will host two Apex Legends tournaments this summer

ESPN will host two Apex Legends tournaments this summer

ESPN has unveiled EXP, an event series that will feature esports competitions at the network's events. Electronic Arts and ESPN have teamed up to bring Apex Legends tournaments to both the X Games Minneapolis 2019 and The 2019 ESPYS this summer. According to ESPN, competitions under EXP will feature a combination of pro-am, professional, and collegiate formats across multiple genres and games.

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2019 National Spelling Bee: How to watch live video feed, list 12 most challenging words

2019 National Spelling Bee: How to watch live video feed, list 12 most challenging words

We're near the end of the 2019 official Scripps National Spelling Bee, and it's time to tune in. This world-renowned bee started with 550 spellers from across the United States, and we're down to 12. Today we're going to list all the most important information you'll need to know to immerse yourself in the bee, from video streaming sources to the most challenging words yet spelled.

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Overwatch World Cup Viewer gives spectators the camera

Overwatch World Cup Viewer gives spectators the camera

Esports is no longer sports just in name. Professional sports organizations and even schools are taking this highly competitive and lucrative market quite seriously. But not all of us can be players. Some are content just being spectators, though most probably wish they could fly around the map like those pro commentators. Well soon they can, at least as far as Overwatch is concerned. In time for the upcoming Blizzcon, Blizzard will launch a bets Viewer mode that will turn spectators into silent commentators and witnesses.

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Valve’s Twitch rival Steam.TV revealed early, then pulled

Valve’s Twitch rival Steam.TV revealed early, then pulled

On Friday the world got an early peek at a Twitch-like live streaming platform from Valve. The site Steam.tv went live for a brief period of time, showcasing a stream from Valve's own annual Dota 2 tournament, The International 2018. Shortly after, the site was pulled and left with a blank page, although Valve has confirmed that the platform is real and was only made public by accident.

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McLaren eSports program tests drivers with PC simulators and mobile games

McLaren eSports program tests drivers with PC simulators and mobile games

While professional soccer and basketball teams getting involved in eSports is nothing new, McLaren's racing division is leading the automotive world's investment in pro gaming. The carmaker has announced a new expansion to its "Shadow Project" eSports program, which is touted as a "search for the brightest and the best racing talent in eSports."

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2019 Fortnite World Cup season with its $100M pool starts in Fall

2019 Fortnite World Cup season with its $100M pool starts in Fall

Still don’t believe that eSports is a million dollar business now? Just look at the nine-digit figure Epic Games dropped to fund Fortnite’s competitive season. As one of the two biggest battle royale titles, there is a maddening rush to get players, sponsorship deals, and more between Fortnite and PUBG. Just in time for E3 week, Epic is providing more, but not all, details on how the competitive season is going to play out.

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League’s Clash NA event launch canceled over technical issues

League’s Clash NA event launch canceled over technical issues

The League of Legends Clash event set to launch today has been impacted by technical difficulties. Following word that Clash had been delayed a full day in some regions because of these issues, it has been announced that Clash NA - that is, North America -- has been completely canceled. This was supposed to the the Clash NA opening weekend.

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