Shanghai may sign Overwatch League’s first female player

Shanghai Dragons is reportedly fixing a problem with Overwatch League: the lack of female players for a game with an impressively diverse cast of characters. According to ESPN, the team has signed South Korean player Kim “Geguri” Se-yeon, who’s so good at playing Zarya (pictured above), she was once accused of using cheats. After Geguri […]

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds esports grows with Global Loot League’s $50,000 event

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds has left the Early Access program for unfinished games on Steam, and now esports organizations want to see if they can make it into a major draw. Global Loot League is leading that charge with a PUBG season that comes with $ 50,000 in prize money. That is one of the larger prize […]

Overwatch League’s debut stream ruled Twitch last night

On Wednesday, Overwatch League (OWL) had its first-ever matches, drawing a huge crowd online. Six teams came to play the debut matches in Blizzard’s Los Angeles eSports arena, but they were also streamed on Twitch to record numbers, peaking at over 360,000 viewers, according to Eurogamer. If you missed any of the #OWL2018 matches today, […]

Overwatch League’s success could remake esports

GUEST: For years, esports has developed and grown organically and without much structure, a real Wild West of teams and leagues and sponsors. Game publishers were so happy that people were buying, playing, and talking about their games that they were satisfied to sit back and enjoy the profits. But as the esports industry continues to […]

How streaming is taking esports to the big leagues

GUEST: Streaming and esports have been intertwined through their history. As the esports industry evolves to more resemble traditional sports, companies are starting to invest in exclusive streaming partnerships. These days, it’s becoming common to see certain events on specific platforms, such as the Capcom Pro Tour streamed exclusively on Twitch.  Last week, Disney put […]

Jake the Diamond Dog steals hearts in baseball's minor leagues

If you like minor-league baseball game and very good dogs, the U.S. is the place to go.  Jake the Diamond Dog has been a fixture at minor-league games for years, touring ballparks and bringing joy by delivering game balls, catching Frisbees and serving as “bat dog.” Jake the Diamond Dog is an elite bat boy 10/10 would pet — […]

Ex-Premier League’s Stan Collymore sings Kalinka & joins RT for 2017 FIFA Confed-Cup in Russia

Published time: 22 May, 2017 07:50 Edited time: 22 May, 2017 08:01 Stan Collymore, a football star and a popular sports blogger, has joined RT as a special host for the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup in Russia. Liverpool’s former centre-forward will travel to the host cities and meet with players and fans. The 2017 FIFA […]