Tag: eSports

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 […]

Phoenix Suns rookie Ty Jerome mans the controls for the virtual Phoenix Suns versus the Minnesota Timberwolves on NBA 2K. (Image: Phoenix Sun/Twitch)

NBA Players and Video Games: Ty Jerome Streaming NBA 2K and Fortnite

With the NBA season suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic, Ty Jerome (Phoenix Suns) and Josh Okogie (Minnesota Timberwolves) headed into the virtual world to get their basketball fix on NBA 2K. The Suns streamed the game on Twitch for their fans. Jerome, an avid gamer, recently streamed Fortnite with […]

Karakin is the fifth map on PUBG and the smallest at 2km by 2 km. (Image: Tencent Games)

PUBG Introduces New and Smallest Map, ‘Karakin’

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) introduced a new map, Karakin, to its PC and console platforms. Karakin, the fifth map, is a smaller map designed for 64 players instead of the typical 100-player, battle royale. Meanwhile, eSports are thriving in the wake of the global coronavirus pandemic, and PUBG Mobile will launch […]

Christian McCaffrey, RB from the Carolina Panthers, on Madden 20 football video game by EA Sports. (Image: EA Sports)

Christian McCaffrey Youngest to Join Madden Football 99 Club

Carolina Panthers running back, Christian McCaffrey became the youngest player in both NFL and gaming history to earn a 99 rating on Madden 20 football video game by EA Sports. McCaffrey joins the exclusive Madden 99 Club with other players who achieved a rare perfect rating by EA Sports game […]

Has the Time Come for Esports Athletes to Form a Players Union?

Has the Time Come for Esports Athletes to Form a Players Union?

Esports gaming has become big business. With revenues crossing the $1 billion barrier, players begin to clamor for a bigger piece of the industry’s ever increasing pie. But what are some of the hurdles to an esports players union? Wired Magazine predicts a surge in union organizing among esports players. […]