Esports

Newzoo estimates that the global esports market will rake in more than $1 billion in revenue in 2019. (Image: Philippe Wojazer/Reuters)

Esports Revenues Expected to Break $1 Billion for First Time in 2019

According to an analysis by Newzoo, global esports revenues are expected to eclipse the $1 billion mark for the first time ever in 2019, continuing the expansive growth of the competitive video gaming industry. The research firm released a report on Tuesday that found that the esports industry as a […]

Super Bowl LIII participants, the New England Patriots and LA Rams, have special uniform skins for Fortnite users.(Image: Epic Games)

Fortnite Adds NFL Uniforms to Celebrate Upcoming Super Bowl

To commemorate Super Bowl LIII, special edition NFL uniforms and skins for the New England Patriots and Los Angeles Rams are available for Fortnite users. Epic Games, the creator of the popular and addictive 100-person battle royale game Fortnite, initially joined forced with the NFL in November 2018. Jerseys for […]

Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin becomes the first Big East school to field an official esports varsity team. (Image: Marquette)

Marquette Starts First Esports Varsity Team in Big East

An official esports varsity squad is coming Marquette University, the first major college in the Big East conference to field a full-fledged team collegiate gamers. Starting in the fall of 2019, Marquette will field its first varsity esports team. Marquette started a club team in 2015, but this fall will […]

Madden NFL 19 simulation of LA Rams running back Todd Gurley scoring a touchdown. (Image: EA Sports)

Madden NFL 19 Video Game Simulation Predicts LA Rams Will Win Super Bowl

In a simulation created by Madden NFL 19 video game system, the LA Rams defeated the New England Patriots 30-27 courtesy of a late touchdown drive. The LA Rams are currently 2.5-point underdogs against the New England Patriots, who are appearing in their third consecutive Super Bowl. The Madden video […]

Tyler “Ninja” Blevins appearing at a Fortnite event in Las Vegas. (Image: Porter Lambert)

Tyler “Ninja” Blevins Equates Fortnite and Esports Pros with NFL Players

Tyler “Ninja” Blevins, an esports pro and popular Fortnite streamer, appeared on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, and he responded to haters criticizing professional gamers and streamers. “You watch the NFL because you want to watch people do things that you know you can’t,” Ninja told Fallon. “It’s the […]

While competitive esports are increasingly popular, the IOC says there are still “uncertainties” that will keep the industry out of the Olympics for now. (Image: University of California, Irvine)

IOC Backs Away from Support for Esports in Olympic Competition, Citing ‘Uncertainties’

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) backed off somewhat on its support for esports appearing in an Olympic program after a meeting on Saturday, calling such talk “premature.” That proclamation came after IOC officials met in Lausanne for the seventh Olympic Summit, during which many sports-related topics were discussed, including if […]

Fortnite's popularity continues to grow with 200 million total users and 8.3 million concurrent users. (Image: Epic Games)

Fortnite: Razor-Thin Line Between Gaming Passion and Addiction

Fortnite is one of the most popular titles in the history of gaming, but Epic Games’ battle royale could be a little too much fun for some, according to a recent Bloomberg report on rising concerns about Fortnite addiction. Such consideration for the well-being of the world’s youth comes at […]

For a brief period, the NFL partnered with Epic Games, creator of Fortnite, to design uniform skins for all 32 NFL teams. (Image: Epic Games)

Patrick Mahomes Killed (in Fortnite) by Player Wearing His Uniform

Patrick Mahomes, quarterback for the Kansas City Chiefs, played Fortnite for the first time in a while and he was killed by another user wearing his own uniform. Fortnite is one of the most popular games in the zeitgeist right now, with 83 million monthly users. It’s so popular that […]