Esports

Hafu defeated TFBlade in their Pogchamps 2 semifinal after surviving a wild endgame in Game 2 of the match. (Image: Chess.com)

Pogchamps 2: Gripex, Hafu Turn Back Challengers to Reach Championship Final

Gripex survived a blitz tiebreaker and Hafu overcame her most difficult challenge of the tournament yet to set up a highly anticipated Pogchamps 2 final on Sunday. The two finalists won their spots on an action-packed Saturday that featured four matches, including both the championship and consolation semifinals. Gripex Overcomes […]

ItsHafu remains the player to beat in the Pogchamps 2 chess tournament after defeating Forsen 2-0 in the championship bracket quarterfinals on Friday. (Image: Chess.com)

ItsHafu, Zexrow Claim Pogchamps 2 Semifinals Berths With 2-0 Wins

ItsHafu confirmed her standing as the player to beat in Pogchamps 2 after reaching the championship bracket semifinals with a dominant victory over Forsen on Friday. Hafu defeated Forsen 2-0 in impressive fashion, calculating well and remaining calm under pressure in both games against one of her most dangerous opponents […]

Itshafu defeated Easywithaces 2-0 in Tuesday’s marquee Pogchamps matchup. (Image: Chess.com)

Pogchamps Update: ItsHafu, Wagamama Qualify for Championship Bracket

Two of the top players in Pogchamps won again on Wednesday, as both Itshafu and WagamamaTV showed why they are considered favorites to win the online chess tournament. Itshafu turned back a strong challenge from Easywithaces, while Wagamama easily defeated Connoreats, both by 2-0 scores. Thor Hammers AustinShow for First […]

Cizzorz was among the winners in Monday’s set of Pogchamps group stage matches. (Image: Chess.com)

Pogchamps: Gripex90 Takes Group A Lead, David Pakman Gets First Win

League of Legends streamer Gripex90 defeated Swedish gaming legend Forsen to take the lead in Group A of the Pogchamps online chess tournament on Monday. The matchup featured two of the top players in the field, both of whom could still factor in the Championship Bracket later in the tournament. […]

The Pogchamps standings are starting to take shape now that all players have competed in their first round of matches in the online chess event.

Pogchamps 2: Standings, Highlights, and Favorites After First Round Matches

All 16 players in Pogchamps have played their first matches, and favorites are already emerging in the second edition of the online chess tournament. Twitch streamers competed in two-game mini-matches, combining competitiveness, drama, and sheer entertainment throughout the weekend. Group A: Pogchamps Veteran Forsen Takes Early Lead Pogchamps 2 opened […]

WFM Alexandra Botez, GM Hikaru Nakamura, and IM Daniel Rensch (left to right) will provide commentary and coaching for the Pogchamps 2 online chess tournament. (Image: Chess.com)

Pogchamps 2: Twitch Chess Tournament Returns with New Players, Improved Format

The second edition of the Pogchamps online streaming chess tournament begins on Friday with 16 of the most popular Twitch streamers on the planet battling it out for bragging rights and a $10,000 grand prize. While the tournament shares many similarities with the first Pogchamps event, the sequel also features […]

Arsenal is among four European soccer clubs who have partnered with Twitch. (Image: Getty)

Twitch Adds New Category for Traditional Sports Streams

During the coronavirus pandemic, many professional athletes gravitated to Twitch to show off their esports prowess. Now, they can use Twitch to showcase their on-the-field sports skills, too. Twitch announced that it will introduce a standalone sports category on Wednesday, giving players and teams a dedicated section on the popular […]

PUBG Mobile has a new secret map, Livik, that’s only 2km x 2km in size. (Image: Tencent Gaming)

PUBG Mobile Update Includes New Livik (2×2) Map, Quick Match

Don’t go chasing waterfalls, unless you’re in the middle of a firefight in a PUBG match. PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Mobile (PUBG) released their latest mobile update that includes a new secret map, Livik, and a fast-paced format with a reduced field (52 players) that concludes in less than 15 minutes. Livik, […]

Portland Blazers star Damian Lillard will grace the cover of NBA 2K21. (Image: 2K Sports)

Dame 2K: Damian Lillard Lands Cover of NBA 2K21

Portland Trail Blazers All-Star Damian Lillard will appear on the next cover of the popular video game NBA 2K21 by 2K Sports. Lillard, one of the most dynamic scorers in the NBA, earned his first spot on an NBA 2K cover. 2K Sports dropped the trailer for the upcoming version […]

Match 80 of the PUBG Pro League Americas qualifiers. (Image: YouTube)

Loops Wins PMPL Americas, 8 Teams Advance to PUBG Mobile World League

Loops eSports from Brazil won the PUBG Mobile Pro League Americas after dominating the 20-team field. They earned a first-place prize worth $50,000 and bragging rights after a spectacular performance. Eight teams from the Americas advanced to the PUBG World League, including Loops, XQ Gaming, B4 eSports, Cloud9, Wildcard Gaming, […]

David Beckham takes his sports investments online. (Image: Getty)

David Beckham Expands His Footing in Esports with Guild Investment

David Beckham, the former Manchester United star, recently acquired a sizable stake in Guild Esports. The mission of the new company is to develop esport talent, primarily through a player academy system and competition. Initially, Guild will focus on Rocket League, FiFA, and Fortnite. This is hardly Beckham’s first sports-related […]

Voyboy defeated Hutch in a thrilling final to win the championship bracket of the Pogchamps chess tournament. (Image: Chess.com/Twitch)

Voyboy Wins Pogchamps Chess Championship, Artemiev Leads Chessable Masters

Voyboy hung on by the smallest of margins to defeat Hutch in the Pogchamps championship bracket, winning the online chess tournament and its $10,000 first prize. Hutch won the first game of the final, handing Voyboy his first loss of the tournament. Pogchamps Finals Both Go to Tiebreakers Voyboy went […]

The Cosmodome on the Vikendi map for PUBG Mobile. (Image: Tencent Gaming)

PUBG Mobile: Vikendi Snow Map Survival Guide, Best Loot, Tips

Secret caves, snowmobiles, and midnight matches. Welcome to Vikendi. In December 2018, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) Mobile introduced their fourth map, Vikendi, with a winter and snow theme. The second-smallest map, at 6 km by 6 km, features snowy terrain, multiple mountains, and hidden caves. After a thorough exploration of the […]