Tag: eSports

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, […]

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 […]

Billy Mitchell, world record holder for multiple arcade games, playing Pac-Man. (Image: PC Gamer)

Guinness Reinstates Donkey Kong and Pac-Man Records by Billy Mitchell

The King of Kong returns! Who said the gaming world is not without any King Kong sized drama? Billy Mitchell, from “King of Kong: Fistful of Quarters” infamy, saw his high scores on Pac-Man and Donkey Kong arcade games stripped by Twin Galaxies and subsequently from the Guinness Book of […]

EA Sports revealed the collage cover of Madden 21 featuring 2019 NFL MVP Lamar Jackson. (Image: EA Sports)

MVP Lamar Jackson Snags Cover of Madden 21

Baltimore Ravens quarterback, Lamar Jackson, will appear on the cover of EA Sports’ Madden 21 football video game. The cover of Madden Football has been linked to jinxed players in the past, but the last few players who graced the Madden cover faded the so-called hex. Last season, Patrick Mahomes […]

Leader board standings after Day 6 in PUBG Mobile Players League Americas. (Image: YouTube)

PUBG Mobile Americas Pro League: Loops, B4, Wildcard Gaming in Top 3

PUBG Mobile Americas Pro League (aka PMPL Americas) features 20 teams from North America and Latin America competing for a $50,000 first-place prize, with the top eight teams qualifying for the PUBG Mobile World League Championship. At the start of the second week of action, 20 teams played through Map […]

Kansas City Chiefs QB, Patrick Mahomes, on the cover of Madden 20 video game by Electronic Arts. (Image: EA)

NFL and EA Extended Madden Football Deal Thru 2026

The National Football League and Electronic Arts agreed to extend their exclusive rights deal for the “Madden Football” video game through 2026. Madden is a popular title for both gamers and eSports pros, despite the urban legend that the player on the cover will succumb to the Madden Curse. Madden […]

Sanhok, the smallest map on PUBG, is made of three islands and lush jungles in a tropical paradise. (Image: Tencent Gaming)

PUBG Sanhok Map: Survival Guide, Best Loot, and Tips

Sanhok, the smallest map in PUBG and PUBG Mobile, offers fast action in a condensed, tropical jungle environment. We compiled a survival guide that includes a list of the best loot spots and other tips for the Sanhok map. Sanhok, inspired by the terrain and architecture of Southeast Asia, is […]

Latest update in PUBG Mobile includes an overhaul of Miramar desert map. (Image: Tencent)

PUBG Mobile New Update: Mad Miramar 2.0 with Facelift, Sandstorms

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, aka PUBG, released a new mobile update featuring a facelift for the Miramar desert map, which has become the least-popular and most difficult map compared to easier options such as Erangel and Sanhok. The post-apocalyptic “Mad Max” film franchise inspired the redevelopment of Miramar to include sandstorms. Miramar, […]

Erangel is first maps introduced on PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG). (Image: Tencent)

PUBG Mobile: Erangel Survival Guide, Tips, and Loot Map

Erangel, the first and main map for PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG), is still the most popular venue in the highly successful battle royale game by Tencent Gaming. We share a few tips on where to look for loot on the Erangel map other than the popular places like Pochinki, the military […]

The International came with over $20.7 million in winnings, yet another telling sign of the rapid growth of eSports. (Image: Greg Gilbert/The Seattle Times)

Esports Continue Surge During Absence of Traditional Sports

With such staples as baseball and basketball out of the picture, esports continue to see a rise in popularity, as evidenced by some announcements related to the video game competitions in the past week. ZenSports Launches eSports Betting The mobile, peer-to-peer sports betting marketplace, ZenSports announced it’s launching esports betting […]

Only eight players remain in the special players-only NBA 2K charity tournament for COVID-19 relief. (Image: NBA 2K)

NBA 2K Players Tournament Odds: Devin Booker and Patrick Beverly Favorites

The NBA 2K players-only tournament continues with eight NBA players remaining and the quarterfinals scheduled for Thursday. Trae Young, Deandre Ayton, Patrick Beverly, Andre Drummond, Montrezl Harrell, Rui Hachimura, Devin Booker, and Derrick Jones, Jr. all won their first-round matches and advanced to the second round. Beverly (+225) and Booker […]

Sixteen NBA players will compete in a NBA 2K eSports tournament with all proceeds going to charity. (Image: NBA)

NBA 2K Players-Only Tournament, Kevin Durant and Trae Young Top Seeds

Ready for some NBA eSports action with real NBA players? The NBA and NBA 2K are hosting a special, 16-player, heads-up tournament on XBox One with a $100,000 first-place prize that will be donated to coronavirus charities and relief efforts. Kevin Durant and Trae Young are the top-two seeds, with […]

Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum playing NBA 2K last year during the NBA 2K19 launch event in Brooklyn. (Image: Kevin Mazur/Getty)

ESPN to Air NBA 2K Esports Tournament with NBA Players

The relationship between the NBA and esports continues to strengthen during the coronavirus pandemic. With the NBA season shuttered indefinitely while America is under quarantine, the league planned a special, players-only esports tournament on the popular hoops video game, NBA 2K. ESPN plans to air the NBA 2K tournament that […]

Rocket League is a simple concept -- soccer with cars -- but it is challenging to master. The popular esport is now among several betting options for DFS users on DraftKings. (Image: Rocket League)

DraftKings Adds Rocket League, Counter-Strike to eSports Choices

DFS operators are turning toward the sports that continue to be played by expanding their offerings of esports like Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and Rocket League. With Traditional Sports on Hiatus, eSports Continue Both DraftKings and FanDuel have boosted the number of contests they offer on professional gamers competing in League […]

Devin Booker, All-Star shooting guard from the Phoenix Suns, is the top Call of Duty gamer in the NBA. (Image: Clutch Points)

Devin Booker, Call of Duty, and Starting Five COVID-19 Relief

Before the coronavirus pandemic shuttered the NBA season, Phoenix Suns All-Star Devin Booker frequently played video games with friends and family, including the Call of Duty franchise by Activision. Booker recently started a charity called Starting Five COVID-19 Relief to raise coronavirus awareness and to promote social distancing. Booker, 23, […]

The mobile version of PUBG celebrates its second anniversary since its release on March 2015, 2018. (Image: PUBG Mobile/Tencent Gaming)

PUBG Celebrates 3rd Anniversary, Happy 2nd Birthday to PUBG Mobile

On March 15, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) by Tencent Gaming, celebrated the second anniversary of the mobile version of the popular battle royale video game. On Mach 23, PUBG, which was initially released in 2017, turned three-years-old. “PUBG has come a long way since March of 2017 and we fully understand […]