Category Archives: eSports
Mon, Dec 02, 2013 | 16:49 GMT
Swedish e-sports team Fnatic has taken home the title for DreamHack Winter 2013 winning the event’s Counter-Strike: Global Offensive tournament. The team won $100K, the biggest share of the $250K prize pool.
Sun, Dec 01, 2013 | 14:58 GMT
Insomnia organisers Multiplay last night announced the 2014 venue for the iSeries gaming festival. 2014 events will be taking place in Coventry’s Ricoh Arena.
Tue, Nov 26, 2013 | 14:55 GMT
Hi-Rez Studios has announced its MOBA game, SMITE, will officially launch in Europe and North America on March 25. In addition, a $100,000 LAN Tournament to celebrate the release will be held the following weekend.
Sat, Nov 23, 2013 | 16:24 GMT
Consider this a friendly reminder regarding the Major League Gaming Championship in Columbus: it started yesterday, and continues today with Call of Duty: Ghosts and Dota 2 tournaments. The latter’s prize pool now stands at $133,890, thanks to increasing sales of the Dota 2 MLG Championship Bundle. The first-ever competition for Call of Duty: Ghosts has a $50,000 prize pool. More information can be found in a previous post and through MLG. The Championship concludes tomorrow, November 24.
Thu, Nov 21, 2013 | 22:32 GMT
Major League Gaming is expected to host its largest event to date this weekend, the MLG Championship in Columbus, Ohio. Get all the details of when and how to tune in to the Call of Duty: Ghosts and Dota 2 tournaments.
Tue, Nov 19, 2013 | 15:28 GMT
Riot has announced that over 32 million people watched the League of Legends Season 3 World Championship finals in October.
Mon, Nov 18, 2013 | 08:09 GMT
InSomnia 50 is kicking off on November 29, and several PC brands have stepped in to sponsor the eSports and LAN event.
Wed, Nov 13, 2013 | 21:49 GMT
The prize pool for the Dota 2 MLG Championship in Columbus has risen to $108,000 and it will continue to go up, Major League Gaming has announced. The prize pool grows as more people purchase the Dota 2 MLG Championship Bundle which comes with the Deathbringer Courier, HUD, Ward, Battle Bonus and eligibility for game item drops during the Championship. The event also features the first-ever competition for Call of Duty: Ghosts and its $50,000 prize pool. More information can be found in a previous post and through MLG.
Sat, Nov 09, 2013 | 19:17 GMT
MLG and Valve have teamed up to offer the Dota 2 MLG Championship Bundle, which comes with the Deathbringer Courier, HUD, Ward, Battle Bonus and purchasers will be eligible for in game item drops during the MLG Championship Columbus.
Thu, Nov 07, 2013 | 05:43 GMT
After Season 3 ends, League of Legends will no longer ‘clamp’ League Point gains for players below Diamond tier, so that everyone advances through the ranks a little bit faster and combat a trend of players reaching a tier’s fifth division, burn out of low LP returns and become “increasingly toxic”.
Thu, Oct 24, 2013 | 05:22 BST
Virgin Gaming has announced a $4.99 monthly subscription plan for its esports service, where PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 gamers can compete for cash prizes in FIFA, Madden, NBA, NHL and Halo. With the $4.99 monthly plan, players no longer have to throw down money before each match or tournament and can have a shot at everything.
Wed, Oct 23, 2013 | 23:01 BST
The McNIP, named after the 13-year-old Counter-Strike and League of Legends team Ninjas in Pyjamas will at Swedish McDonalds next week after a big fan of the team won a competition to name the burger.
Tue, Oct 22, 2013 | 02:17 BST
Major League Gaming’s Fall Invitational took place this weekend with $30,000 in grand prizes on the table, and resulted in big wins for popular teams Dignitas and Complexity.
Wed, Oct 16, 2013 | 05:07 BST
Major League Gaming has published the broadcast schedule for its Fall Invitational event, which runs Friday and Saturday this week. The Dota 2 tournament will seed into the International Competition at the MLG Championship in Columbus in November, while in Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, Complexity will defend its title from all comers. Both competitions feature four teams and a grand prize of $15,000. Tune in on MLG.tv; the whole event will be streamed for free. Those who attend in person can purchase VIP passes. Hit the break for a preview video.
Mon, Oct 14, 2013 | 02:31 BST
Natural Selection 2 developer Unknown Worlds has given its blessing to a crowdfunding campaign for an official international tournament.
Thu, Oct 10, 2013 | 08:41 BST
Gfinity’s second UK eSports event will take place this weekend in Covent Garden, London and the organisers have partnered with Major League Gaming to provide rolling coverage across the world. The highlight is a big Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 tourney with a $70,000 prize pot.
Wed, Oct 02, 2013 | 03:26 BST
Major League Gaming has announced “extensive plans” to make Dota 2 part of its 2014 Pro Circuit line-up as well as launching a North American league in support of Valve’s MOBA.
Sun, Sep 29, 2013 | 22:12 BST
Thu, Sep 19, 2013 | 00:04 BST
Mojang and the Electronic Sports League have teamed up for a tournament for card battler Scrolls, with some pretty special prizes on offer.
Wed, Sep 18, 2013 | 21:54 BST
Major League Gaming has announced the addition of Daryl Morey, GM of the Houston Rockets, to its board of directors. The firm also announced Greg Chisholm is the firm’s new CFO and Allen De La Cruz is SVP of engineering.