Sony Interactive Entertainment wants to bring betting to its consoles. It has filed a patent that would allow players to bet on esports using fiat currency, bitcoin, or even in-game items.
Sony Interactive Entertainment and RTS, an esports company, joined forces to acquire the Evolution Championship Series. Known better as Evo, the annual competition focuses on fighting video games.
Microsoft appears to have acquired Smash.gg, an online platform responsible for organizing tournaments in the esports scene. Details on the acquisition are scarce, including its purpose.
PUBG Mobile is set to receive a large v1.0 update, containing user experience improvements and gameplay changes, ahead of a $2 million eSports tournament set to begin in late November.
Staffordshire University has revealed a partnership with TeamSpeak, a popular VOIP communication system used in gaming events. The deal will give its students exclusive access to the software.
The annual esports gaming tournament, Evo, has been scrapped due to the novel coronavirus outbreak going on around the world. Instead of the physical event, Evo 2020 will be held digitally.
The directory would be rolled out globally in the upcoming days. It will have a list of live matches and broadcasts of popular streamers. Based on viewing history, recommendations will also be made.
A new esports event called the TikTok Cup has been announced by the Collegiate StarLeague in collaboration with TikTok. Open to all college students in the US, the tournament has a prize pool of $60k.
Following the suspension of prominent sporting events worldwide, Porsche Motorsport is also going virtual and will be broadcasting the entire Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup Virtual Edition 2020 live.
Due to health and safety concerns over the coronavirus outbreak, Blizzard has decided to move this year's Overwatch League matches from Shanghai, Guangzhou, and Hangzhou, China, to Seoul, South Korea.
Rainbow Six Siege players can now use a new mode to matchmake that uses the same ruleset as the competitive scene. This new playlist is temporary and is only available during weekends.
Students at the Lanxiang Technical School in China spend half the time of their first year playing and mastering popular eSport video games. This forms part of a paid three-year course in eSports.
Disney is bringing a new gaming and esports focused programming block to its Disney XD channel, called D|XP. It will air the Super Smash Bros. 4 finals from Evo 2017, as well as Street Fighter V.
The path to The International will include more third-party tournaments, with Valve contributing half of the total prize pool money. A points system will make the process more transparent.
Microsoft has announced this week some new features to its search engine. Bing now supports bots on the search page, eSports coverage, and improved search for hiking and camping places.
Valve announced The International 2017's Battle Pass today, and it includes a co-op campaign as a first for DOTA 2. It also arrives with plenty of cosmetic items and even a new terrain.
Microsoft's 343 Industries is working with Pilgrim Media Group to develop a new reality show "that will bring the intensity and extreme competition of Halo 5: Guardians eSports to a TV audience."
Microsoft and The Coalition are set to take Gears of War into much bigger competitive waters with the announcement of both an online and LAN-based Gears 4 eSports Pro Circuit on Xbox One.
Sky and ITV are jumping on the eSports bandwagon after investing in GINX eSports TV, which will give the UK its first around-the-clock video gaming channel later this month.
Touting multiplayer and eSports on PC, Bethesda Softworks has announced Quake Champions, promising a unique roster of characters with distinct abilities and fast arena-styled combat.
A new report has emerged that uncovers a deal between Major League Gaming and Activision Blizzard, offloading assets of the eSports firm to Activision for $46 million.
Razer has announced a new Xbox One controller designed for professional players with premium features such as trigger stops, carbon steel analog sticks, built in audio controls, and button remapping.
In February and March, skilled players from around the world will have an opportunity to take part in the largest Call of Duty Championship eSport event ever held.