Football Manager 2019: No official eSports for FM19 but “watch this space”

Football Manager 2019 has been praised for its accessibility, new features connected to training and the new UI upgrades. And while there will always be room for improvement, FM19 is shaping up to be a high point for the Sports Interactive series. Fans have noted the changes made to the game so far, with plenty […]

‘FIFA 19’ gets a UEFA eChampions League esports tournament

Earlier this year, EA scored a major coup by licensing the UEFA Champions League for FIFA 19 after the European soccer competition ended its partnership with Konami and PES. To no one’s surprise, it’s now giving the tournament the eSports treatment. The “eChampions League” will thus form another cog in the FIFA Global Series en […]

‘FIFA 19’ gets a UEFA eChampions League esports tournament

Earlier this year, EA scored a major coup by licensing the UEFA Champions League for FIFA 19 after the European soccer competition ended its partnership with Konami and PES. To no one’s surprise, it’s now giving the tournament the eSports treatment. The “eChampions League” will thus form another cog in the FIFA Global Series en […]

Blizzard esports app keeps you on top of league matches

BlizzCon is right around the corner, which means big tournaments are imminent — and Blizzard unsurprisingly wants to be sure you can follow along. It just launched a Blizzard Esports app for Android and iOS that provides news, schedules, score and live viewing (including alerts) for competitive events in the developer’s various franchises, such as […]

Legalized gambling could have major implications for esports

GUEST: On May 14, the United States Supreme Court struck down a federal law that prohibited states from legalizing betting on professional and collegiate sporting events, except in Nevada, the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA). Annually, over $ 150 billion is wagered on sports in the U.S. esports leagues. Without the PASPA in […]

Gamers from across the eSports industry are paying tribute to the victims of the Madden shooting in Jacksonville

Mark Wallheiser/Getty Images Several prominent gamers and eSports leagues mourned the victims of Sunday’s mass shooting at a Madden tournament in Jacksonville, Florida. The shooting occurred during the first event of the Madden eSports season. The shooting could prompt a re-evaluation of security measures at the growing number of eSports tournaments. The gaming community reacted […]

The next TBS esports series looks inside a major ‘CS:GO’ tournament

TBS has become an unexpected home for esports content over the last two years, though it’s mostly covered Eleague, the pro gaming circuit the cable network’s parent company Turner helped create. Its next show dives into the recent CS:GO pro tournament, Eleague Premier 2018, which wrapped at the end of July. While we know the […]

ESports: How to be a professional Esports Athlete – Pro gamer gives his tips

Professional gaming has slowly shed its taboo status to become a legitimate option for gamers today. Online competitions and tournaments with some of the world’s most popular games have enticed millions of fans to tune in to watch, as these young professional ESports athletes compete at the highest level of mechanical skill.  A number of […]

Esports legitimizes itself — it doesn’t need the Olympics

GUEST: When table tennis was added to the Olympic Games in 1988, its proponents had spent 57 years pushing for its inclusion. But what may surprise you is that a major roadblock was internal from the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF), not external from the International Olympic Committee (IOC). There had always been disagreement as […]

Canada’s first eSports stadium comes to Vancouver in 2019

The US has a few dedicated eSports arenas, but what about its northern neighbor? Don’t worry, you’re covered there, too. Myesports Ventues has announced that it’s opening The Gaming Stadium, billed as Canada’s first eSports stadium, in Vancouver (specifically Richmond) sometime in 2019. It won’t be a massive location, but it will have room for […]