Esports

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 […]

The Overwatch League has announced format changes for the 2019 season which will give teams more downtime for rest and strategizing between matches. (Image: Robert Paul/Blizzard Entertainment)

Overwatch League Evolves with Format Changes for Sophomore Season

The Overwatch League announced a series of format changes for its second season on Wednesday, including information on how eight new expansion teams will be integrated into the league structure. The 2019 edition of Overwatch League will start play on February 14 a month later than last years opening […]

The Overwatch League will add eight new teams for its second season, expanding the competition to 20 teams in total. (Image: Blizzard Entertainment)

Overwatch League Unveils Full Slate of Eight Expansion Teams for 2019 Season

The 2019 Overwatch League season will see eight new teams join the esports competition, as Activision Blizzard and the league announced six more expansion franchises on Friday. Atlanta and Guangzhou had already been confirmed as expansion teams earlier this summer, and will now be joined by new squads in North […]

OG Esports came from behind to beat PSG.LGD 3-2 in the grand final of The International 2018 and win the $11.2 million first prize. (Image: Marca.com)

See OG Esports Win $11.2 Million Playing Dota 2 at TI8 Grand Final (Video)

A European gamer crew known as OG Esports defeated Chinas PSG.LGD 3-2 in the grand finals of The International 2018on Saturday, capturing the largest Dota 2 crown in the world and winning more than $11.2 million. The win made OG Esports the first-ever team to win The International after qualifying […]