Category Archives: eSports
Tue, May 21, 2013 | 06:53 BST
At some point this past weekend, there were 329,977 Steam users running DOTA 2. That’s a new record for any single game on the Steam platform, beating down the previous record of ~297,000 players gathered in DOTA 2 in early March. The West qualifiers for The International tournament — with a prize pool currently topping $2 million — were this weekend, and folks can watch through the client, so that probably had something to do with it.
Thanks, PC Gamer
Fri, May 17, 2013 | 17:52 BST
Fri, May 17, 2013 | 03:20 BST
Thu, May 16, 2013 | 21:43 BST
Major League Gaming’s Spring Season for Black Ops 2 is now in the second qualifying bracket with semifinals and finals airing tonight at 7pm ET. The winning team tonight will advance to the MLG Spring Championship from June 28-30 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, CA, where hundreds of teams will compete for $50,000 in prizes and a first place prize of $20,000. Competitor, VIP and spectator passes for Black Ops 2 are available now, and fans can purchase a spectator pass online for $35 to attend the entire weekend, or upgrade to a VIP pass. More information on the event can be found through a previous post, and through the MLG link above.
Tue, May 14, 2013 | 10:24 BST
Turtle Beach has been announced as Twitch’s official audio partner. The headset manufacturer will provide audio support for Twitch’s eSport tournament coverage and other gaming events moving forward.
Mon, May 13, 2013 | 14:10 BST
Blizzard has dated the regional final bouts for its inaugural StarCraft 2 World Championship Series.
Mon, May 13, 2013 | 13:22 BST
Meltdown London is a sports bar with a difference. Leave your real-world feats of athletic prowess at the door, because it’s dedicated purely to eSports.
Wed, May 08, 2013 | 12:07 BST
The march of DOTA 2 moving towards being some insane industry all of its own continues with the Interactive Compendium, a supplement to the upcoming International Championships.
Wed, May 08, 2013 | 09:29 BST
The organizers behind the world’s premiere fighting game tournament Evolution have announced that Injustice: Gods Among Us will join the game line-up at the event – so the game will have its first world champion.
Fri, May 03, 2013 | 16:59 BST
Tickets for The International, Valve’s Dota 2 championships, will go on sale next week.
Wed, May 01, 2013 | 21:11 BST
ESEA League has said an employee put a code into the league’s client software in order to mine Bitcoins off of users computers.
Fri, Apr 26, 2013 | 01:09 BST
Valve’s Dota 2 championships returns for a third go-round in just a few months.
Tue, Apr 23, 2013 | 21:07 BST
Major League Gaming’s Spring Season for Black Ops 2 is underway, and will culminate the MLG Spring Championship from June 28-30 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim. Time to get your passes to attend as a competitor or a spectator.
Tue, Apr 23, 2013 | 13:41 BST
The StarCraft 2 World Championship Series continue this week in both Europe and North America.Get all the details below.
Fri, Apr 19, 2013 | 21:31 BST
Thu, Apr 18, 2013 | 16:48 BST
DICE producer Daniel “zh1nt0″ Matros is participating in an eSports charity event through Charitystream, a concept founded by Matros and Tim Kjell. What occurs, is donations are obtained by folks who watch live game streams and the money goes to orphanages around the world. The donations also help buy supplies and record documentaries of the team’s efforts. Raffles are taken part in by viewers for items donated to the charity by sponsors. Viewers donate to the charity fund and then take part in a raffle to win this object. Three days ago, Matros participated in a Battlefeild 3 livestream, which you can re-watch on Twitch TV. Funds donated through this particular event helped support an orphanage in South Africa. Click through the links to find out how you can help.
Tue, Apr 16, 2013 | 12:04 BST
Dota 2 tournament G-1 League has been hit by a series of DDOS attacks which were allegedly carried out to manipulate the winners in order to win a bet. The organisers have had to either postpone bouts or declare winners before matches ended.
Thu, Apr 11, 2013 | 01:25 BST
Microsoft’s Larry Hryb – Major Nelson – has posted a replay of the entire two and a half hour Call of Duty Championship livestream broadcast on Xbox Live. Assuming you have that much time to spare in yuor day, hit the break to see some of the world’s best gamers go head-to-head in Black Ops 2.
Thu, Apr 11, 2013 | 00:27 BST
Tue, Apr 09, 2013 | 14:02 BST
Blizzard’s Starcraft 2 eSports league 2013 World Championship Series started last week in South Korea, and the dates have been set for qualifying rounds in Europe and North America.