Canceled Formula 1 Races Will Take Place in F1 2019
Paul Wozniak, 20 March 2020, 20:51
The organizers of Formula 1 races announced today that they will prepare virtual equivalents of the canceled Grand Prix series races. F1 drivers will take part in them, but the struggle will be purely entertaining, without affecting the official World Cup score.
As LoL Leagues are Suspended, Commentators Organized Their Own Games
Paul Wozniak, 18 March 2020, 16:57
After the announcement of the suspension of professional League of Legends games, commentators and analysts decided to organize their own. They invited willing players to join them in teams, and then streamed the competition with a more relaxed commentary.
Mortal Kombat 11 - Spawn Trailer and Coronavirus-related Tournament Problems
Milosz Szubert, 09 March 2020, 14:11
NetherRealm presented a trailer of the new character in Mortal Kombat 11, Spawn is known from a comic book series under the same title. His official debut in the game is scheduled for March 24. The presentation of the character took place in the shadow of the turmoil related to the cancellation of the Chicago tournament due to coronavirus.
Former Pro CS:GO Player Sentenced to 116 Years in Prison
Bart Swiatek, 05 March 2020, 20:53
Retired professional CS:GO player Shayene „shAy” Victorio has been sentenced to 116 years in prison for fraud committed by her and her ex-husband's company between 2013 and 2017. More than a hundred customers have never seen the goods they have ordered. The woman claims her ex-partner is to blame.
FIFA 20 - Rock, Paper, Scissors Decides on Winner of E-sports Match
Paul Wozniak, 02 March 2020, 23:22
During FUT 20 Champions Cup qualifications two players decided to settle the match by playing „rock, paper, scissors” due to problems with the servers. In recent days, connection errors have also been reported by the players of other Electronic Arts titles.
Record Viewing Numbers of CS:GO at IEM 2020; NaVi Wins
Paul Wozniak, 02 March 2020, 14:00
Yesterday's final of the CS:GO tournament, held as part of the Intel Extreme Masters 2020 event, attracted a record number of users before the screens. Thus, it is the best result among non-major rank games. This year's tournament was won by NaVi, beating G2.
Puma Creates Gaming Shoes
Konrad Serafinski, 19 December 2019, 13:21
Puma presented its first shoes dedicated to professional gamers. Active Gaming Footwear is designed to provide comfort and maximum performance increase when playing.
Win $8,000 in Path of Exile
Paul Wozniak, 04 December 2019, 21:45
With the release of the two latest additions to Path of Exile (December 13), the game will start with an event in which the players will be able to compete to kill the strongest boss. The competition will be divided into two ladders (order and number of kills of The Awakener), and the prize pool will include 30 thousand dollars and sets of items.
FunPlus Phoenix is the New World Champion of League of Legends
Paul Wozniak, 11 November 2019, 10:55
The final of the League of Legends World Cup in Paris was held yesterday. European team G2 Esports was forced to admit the superiority of Chinese FunPlus Phoenix and had to settle for the title of the second best team in the world.
LoL World Championship Final Coming Tomorrow; G2 May Take the Trophy
Paul Wozniak, 10 November 2019, 12:15
In a dozen or so hours, the League of Legends World Cup final will take place, in which G2 Esports will compete against the Chinese team FunPlus Pheonix for the most important trophy this year. By winning, the European team will win the so-called „Grand Slam”, i.e. all four most important titles of the season.
AI Among Top StarCraft 2 Players
Jacob Blazewicz, 31 October 2019, 14:56
Artificial Intelligence AlphaStar has achieved another success in StarCraft II. The work of Google's DeepMind team managed to achieve a top rank in Blizzard's strategy game, outclassing 99.8% of human players.
Mitsubishi Resignes From Sponsoring Blizzard
Frozen, 30 October 2019, 21:39
Punishing a player for supporting protests in Hong Kong turned out to be a blow not only to the image but also to the financial position of Blizzard. Two days after the event, Mitsubishi Motors resigned from sponsoring the Hearthstone tournament.
Hong Kong Protests: Blizzard Bans Further Hearthstone Players
Julia Dragovic, 17 October 2019, 12:54
After the AU Hearthstone team supported Hong Kong protests in an official stream stream, Blizzard decided to impose a six-month suspension penalty on the players.
LoL Esports Manager is the New Title From Riot Games
Adrian Werner, 16 October 2019, 11:34
Among the new projects announced by the team at Riot Games was the LoL Esports Manager strategy game, in which our task will be to manage a team of players specializing in League of Legends.
Blitzchung Thanks Blizzard in Official Statement
Konrad Serafinski, 13 October 2019, 19:58
The end of the tension between Blizzard and Blitzchung. The player posted a personal statement on Twitter in which he admitted that he understands his error and thanked the company for the reduction of his suspension and returning of his prize.
Blizzard Returns Blitzchung's Prize
Konrad Serafinski, 12 October 2019, 21:56
It's been a nightmare week for Blizzard. The company banned a tournament winner, prevented user account deletion, to mention just a few mishaps. J. Allen Brack, company's CEO decided to speak. In a long press release, he announced that he would reduce the penalty for Blitzchung and pay him his tournament prize.
League of Legends Devs Against Political Topics During Tournaments
Adrian Werner, 12 October 2019, 21:42
Riot Games has issued a statement to fans in which it recommends avoiding political topics when playing League of Legends. The team wants to avoid a repetition of the Hong Kong protest scandal that Blizzard Entertainment is currently facing.
Riot Sues Riot; LoL's Developer vs. CS:GO Team
Bebop, 11 October 2019, 20:06
Riot Games decided to sue an eSports team with a quite similar name - Riot Squad. The devs of the popular MOBA League of Legends believe that CS:GO team is illegally taking advantage of the popularity of the well-known brand.
Blizzard Punishes Gamer for Supporting Hong Kong Protests
Julia Dragovic, 08 October 2019, 16:38
Chung „blitzchung” Ng Wai supported the protests in Hong Kong in a recent in an interview after winning Hearthstone Grandmasters. Blizzard quickly removed Twitch streams and imposed severe penalties on the gamer - including a one-year suspension.
World Championships in League of Legends Begin Today
Paul Wozniak, 02 October 2019, 12:36
Today, the play-in phase of the League of Legends World Cup starts, with 12 teams fighting to enter the group stage, where the best 12 teams are already waiting for them. This year all matches will be played in Europe and the grand finale, scheduled for November 10, will take place in Paris.
1000 Euro Penalty for Playing WoW Between League of Legends Matches
Paul Wozniak, 17 September 2019, 14:13
The League of Legends team, G2 Esports, was fined €1,000 for having one of the players, Martin „Wunder” Hansen, playing World of Warcraft Classic between the matches.
Gamer Plays Auto Chess During a Hearthstone Tournament and... Loses
Paul Wozniak, 16 September 2019, 16:24
During one of Hearthstone's biggest tournaments the German player Linh „Seiko” Nguyen took part in the qualification for a tournament in Auto Chess. Playing two matches at the same time contributed to his defeat at Hearthstone Grandmasters.
Kaspersky Tests a Tool for Detecting Cheaters in eSports
Paul Wozniak, 11 September 2019, 12:39
Kaspersky has announced a beta version of a tool to help detect cheaters in eSports.
Winners of Dota 2 The International 2019 Tournament Claim $15 Million
Paul Wozniak, 26 August 2019, 14:51
By defeating Team Liquid in the finals of The International 2019 Dota 2 tournament, OG earned more than $15 million. The players of the winning team went down in history, as they were the only ones to reach for the trophy for the second time.
Gamers Arrested for Fixing Games in CS:GO
Bart Swiatek, 26 August 2019, 11:55
Australian police have arrested six players suspected of fixing Counter-Strike: Global Offensive games. This is the first case of its kind in the history of this country.
Best Earning Gamers in eSports
Paul Wozniak, 24 August 2019, 22:06
Dexerto has published a list of the best earning players in eSports. A Dota 2 player leads in the ranking.
Sqare Enix Cancels Tournaments Due to Death Threats Against Employees
Conrad Hazi, 17 August 2019, 22:36
Due to death threats against its employees, the publisher has decided to cancel four Starwing Paradox tournaments, which were to be held in Japan in the near future. This is yet another incident of this type that has recently affected Square Enix.
Record Prize Prepared For the Winners of Dota 2 Tournament
Paul Wozniak, 15 August 2019, 16:22
The winners of the on-going Dota 2 tournament, The International 2019, can expect a huge amount of money to win. Practically the entire prize pool is funded by fans of the game.
Teenage Fortnite Champion Swatted
Barth Faryna, 13 August 2019, 12:41
Kyle „Bugha” Giersdorf, a teenager who won 3 million dollars in the Fortnite World Cup last month, was a victim of the so-called „swatting”. When he was broadcasting live, his father entered his room and informed him that there was an armed SWAT unit in front of the house.
Apex Legends Preseason Invitational Will be Held in Krakow
Christian Pieniazek, 30 July 2019, 19:47
In September, 80 teams from all over the world will come to Krakow (Poland) to fight in Apex Legends as part of the Apex Legends Preseason Invitational e-sport tournament. The prize pool prepared by Electronic Arts and Respawn Entertainment is half a million dollars.
More Than 2 Million People Watched Fortnite World Cup 2019 Finals Live
Frozen, 30 July 2019, 17:14
The finals of this year's Fortnite: Battle Royale World Championships attracted a large audience. Epic Games, the company responsible for creating the game, does not slow down and is already teasing season 10.
Street Fighter 5 Will Get a New Trial on the Occasion of Evo 2019
Milosz Szubert, 30 July 2019, 14:39
For the Evo 2019 tournament, Capcom will provide a free PC (Steam) and PlayStation 4 trial of Street Fighter V. From August 1 to 11, everyone interested will be able to check out the basic version of the game and the characters who were added in the third season.
A 16-year-old Wins $3 million in Fortnite World Cup
Barth Faryna, 29 July 2019, 13:32
Fortnite World Cup 2019 is over. The world's best players confronted each other in New York City. We've seen both dramatic duo battles and vicious solo competition. The tournament was dominated by teenagers, which is due to the new, open recruitment system, so that the average age of players in this year's edition was only 16.
Duo Using Aim Assist Takes Second Place in Fortnite World Cup
Paul Wozniak, 29 July 2019, 12:27
At this year's world championships in Fortnite, the second place was taken by a duo playing on pads with tracking aid turned on. This has caused a lot of indignation among the users of traditional mice and keyboards.
Largest Prize Pool in History of E-sports on Dota 2 Tournament
Paul Wozniak, 21 July 2019, 17:08
The prize pool for The International 2019 Dota 2 tournament has just beaten the record set by Fortnite World Cup. The pool has already exceeded 30 million dollars and continues to grow.
Fortnite - Pro-Am Tournament Popularity Dropped Dramatically
Agnes Adamus, 18 June 2019, 00:42
The Pro-Am 2018 has been the most successful in terms of audience success in the history of Fortnite streams. However, this trend has not been sustained and the popularity of the charity tournament this year has dropped dramatically. Compared to the previous edition of the event, the audience decreased by 72%.
Cheaters Qualified for World Championship Finals
Frozen, 05 June 2019, 23:59
Immediately after the two-week ban for cheating in Fortnite, Damion „XXiF” Cook and Ronald „Ronaldo” Mach qualified to the world championship finals, in which the prize is 30 million dollars.
Blizzard Will Lose Even More Employees?
Jacob Blazewicz, 02 June 2019, 23:48
More high-profile employees can leave the ranks of Blizzard Entertainment. According to Dexerto there will be several resignations from the Blizzard E-sports team in the next two weeks. Reason - low morale due to the decisions made by the management.
OpenAI Bots Defeat Dota 2 Champions
Christian Pieniazek, 17 April 2019, 14:49
Teams competing in international Dota 2 tournaments will have to face a new threat. OpenAI has developed bots that managed to defeat the current champions - OG team from Europe - in a fair team match.
$100m to be Won in Fortnite in 2019
Konrad Serafinski, 24 February 2019, 00:55
Epic Games announced that the total prize pool available in Fortnite in 2019 equals $100 million. This includes both the rewards in Fortnite World Cup and other events across the year.
AI AlphaStar from Google crushed pro StarCraft 2 players
Bart Swiatek, 26 January 2019, 10:53
Google's Artificial Intelligence team - DeepMind reported that their AlphaStar AI defeated two professional StarCraft 2 players from Team Liquid. In both cases, the games ended with a 5:0 result.
Farming Simulator has own e-sport league and large prize pool
ElMundo, 23 January 2019, 22:44
The creators of the Farming Simulator series, the German Giants Software studio, informed about the launch of a professional e-sport league with prize pool of $280000.
Gwent: Thronebreaker story campaign revealed
luckie, 22 August 2017, 15:22
Gwent: The Witcher Card Game is built on competitive multiplayer, but that's not all the game has to offer. Meet Thronebreaker, the first story campaign, tailor-made for single player experience.
Playerunknown's Battlegrounds introducing microtransactions to cover e-sport tournament prize pool
luckie, 26 July 2017, 13:55
Despite its promise not to introduce any form of monetization in Playerunknown's Battlegrounds before the game leaves Early Access, Bluehole has announced that micropayments are going to make it into the game next month. Find out why.
ARK: Survival Evolved Introduces Its Own Hunger Games
Renox, 27 July 2015, 13:51
Wildcard Studios announced Surival of the Fittest - a new game mode for ARK: Survival Evolved. The whole thing will resemble a tournament similar to the one shown in The Hunger Games.