Category Archives: eSports
Tue, Apr 09, 2013 | 00:24 BST
Blizzard has purchased the IGN Pro League, acquiring all assets and technology, and finding a new role for affected staff.
Mon, Apr 08, 2013 | 09:03 BST
It was a long weekend of battling, but Fariko Impact emerged victorious to claim the title of world’s best Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 crew.
Mon, Apr 08, 2013 | 01:36 BST
The Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 Championship started yesterday, as you may well already know, at the Hollywood Palladium Theater and the most skilled multiplayer teams are competing head-to-head on Xbox 360 for a share of a $1 million total prize purse.
Wed, Apr 03, 2013 | 23:10 BST
Major League Gaming has released dates, times and all details for its spring season of Call of Duty: Black Ops 2.
Thu, Apr 04, 2013 | 13:20 BST
Jet Li is The One, Fearless, Hero who can kick your ass from here into The Forbidden Kingdom should he take a shine to it, using his Fist of Legend, Lethal Weapon 4 or Kiss of the Dragon. He could probably do this in-game as well, if he decided to be The Enforcer on the matter.
Wed, Apr 03, 2013 | 19:50 BST
Wed, Apr 03, 2013 | 17:36 BST
Registration for MLG’s Spring Season for Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 is now open, and the dates have been set.
Wed, Apr 03, 2013 | 03:31 BST
Blizzard has announced big changes for this year’s StarCraft 2 World Championship Series, including a whopping prize pool of $1.6 million.
Thu, Mar 28, 2013 | 10:27 GMT
StarCraft 2 director Dustin Browder and his team had doubts that the game could prove a popular eSports hit outside of South Korea. However, as we now know it’s doing every well in the Western circuit, but for a while it was a real concern at Blizzard.
Thu, Mar 28, 2013 | 06:03 GMT
“Super Battle Opera” Tougeki, a global arcade game tournament based in Japan, has announced it is taking a break. An announcement on the decade-old tournament’s website, says only that “extenuating circumstances” caused the suspension of this year’s planned events. However, there’s some hope for a return, with organisers planning to continue hosting other events and working towards a relaunch.
Sun, Mar 24, 2013 | 23:40 GMT
Head in for a massive day of live e-sports from i48 in the UK, including the outcome of the ESET UK Masters StarCraft II final. Get the full schedule inside.
Sat, Mar 23, 2013 | 19:18 GMT
Continuing with our i48 live coverage this weekend, check out top StarCraft II play from the UK’s biggest e-sports festival, live here at 11.00am UK time.
Sun, Mar 24, 2013 | 22:32 GMT
Multiplay’s eSports festival Insomnia48 begins today and runs through to Sunday, March 25. Watch the opening ceremony live on VG247 at noon and come back for all the major finals over the weekend.
Wed, Mar 20, 2013 | 05:16 GMT
Riot Games has handed out eight temporary suspensions and withdrawn all season two rewards form players found guilty of Elo-boosting – logging into other players’ accounts to help increase their ranking.
Tue, Mar 19, 2013 | 12:36 GMT
Call of Duty Championship 2013 qualifiers are well on their way, as the European leg saw UK team Fariko.Dragons and Irish squad Epsilon emerge victorious. Both teams have earned a place in the Call of Duty Championship finals, taking place in Hollywood, California April 5-7.
Tue, Mar 19, 2013 | 05:07 GMT
Blizzard is keeping a close eye on StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm for any potential balancing issues, but says, as yet, players haven’t fully explored the game’s new units.
Sun, Mar 17, 2013 | 23:12 GMT
Two teams won through the Australian and New Zealand regional finals on Friday to secure a place at the Call of Duty Championship in Los Angeles in April.
Sun, Mar 17, 2013 | 22:56 GMT
League of Legends now regularly exceeds 5 million concurrent players globally, Riot Games has announced. The last time the developer gave us an update, in October 2012, it was topping out at 3 million concurrent users, demonstrating some healthy growth for the world’s most lucrative eSport MOBA. “Please have mercy on our servers,” Riot noted, quite humbly.
Fri, Mar 15, 2013 | 19:05 GMT
Nearly 1,000 pro gamers will comete for a prize pool of $170,000 this weekend in the opening volley of Major League Gaming’s 2013 Pro Circuit.
Fri, Mar 15, 2013 | 02:49 GMT
The IGN Pro League will not be coming under Blizzard’s banner, the publisher told GameSpot in response to recent rumours. Blizzard doesn’t normally bother with rumours, but said it has extended job offers to some prominent IPL community members and is looking at purchasing some of its technology and assets, so spoke out to clear up confusion. The eSports organisation was abruptly shut down by the Ziff Davis buyout, and IGN is still looking for a purchaser to take it over wholesale if possible.