The popularity of eSports is skyrocketing, with tournaments for everything from platform fighters to racing games to realistic 3D shooters, with fans having almost as much fun as the competitors. Sony may be upping that too, having just filed for a patent on a VR eSports headset system designed for spectators.
You can add eSports to the theme of new bars popping up around the world. But is this trend a flash in the pan, or does it have real staying power? GiN Freelancer Sophie Jackson dives into the heart of the scene in Scandinavia, talking with bar owners about their experiences catering to the gamer crowd. Grab a cold one and come on in!
Now in its third year, the Tom Clancy Rainbow Six Invitational eSports event will exceeded a million dollars in total prize money. In addition to what promises to be an exciting battle, news about the game, including brand new year four content, will be made during the tournament.
Unity Technologies has opened their call for submissions for this year’s Unity for Humanity contest, which recognizes developing projects and tools that have a positive and meaningful impact on the planet. The winning submission will receive $25,000.
Skillshot Media and Hollywood Esports are holding a Paladins open-tournament for anyone who wants to try their hand at competitive gaming, or for spectators looking to experience an esports tournament. The event is open to anyone who wants to either compete or watch the tournament.
For the first time in Call of Duty esports history, competition will feature five vs. five gameplay as players compete in Activision’s Call of Duty: Black Ops 4. Over 260 teams from around the world have made their way to the Hard Rock Hotel Las Vegas for the season opener.
The exciting culmination of the global PUBG Mobile Star Challenge Global Finals is gearing up in central Dubai. The global finale brings together semifinalists from regional competitions held in Europe, Asia, North America, South America, Japan, Korea, and China.
One of the largest student game jams in the world kicks off in Texas, where students will be competing to develop videogames from scratch, trying to win the coveted Best Overall Game award, while also learning about possible careers in the videogame field.
GiN Editor Neal Sayatovich had just returned from covering an eSports event in Ohio when he learned about the terrible shooting deaths of gamers at a tournament in Florida. He talks about what must be done to ensure that both players and spectators can safely enjoy eSports in the future.
NASCAR exclusive eSports partner for simulation-style titles, 704 Games, announced NASCAR Heat Champions: Road to Miami, a weekly eSports competition in the upcoming video game NASCAR Heat 3, with a $500,000 top prize.