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GDC survey: eSports rising, consoles cresting

The Game Developers Conference revealed its third annual "State of the Industry" survey results, which found that 79 percent of North American game developers believed eSports is a "sustainable business." GDC surveyed over 2,000 developers, 12 percent of which said they are working on an eSports-st...

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Former pro League of Legends team opens wallets to fantasy eSports

Former League of Legends team Vulcun started a new fantasy eSports website, offering a $250,000 prize pool for League of Legends spectators. Much like other fantasy sports such as baseball and football, players participate in daily challenges by selecting a team of competitors during the upcoming 2...

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Call of Duty Championship offers $1M prize pool in March

Activision's Xbox-sponsored Call of Duty Championship returns to Los Angeles across March 27-29, and 32 teams are once again doing battle for their share of the $1 million prize money. A new championship requires a new battlefield (wordage intended), so it's fortunate there is the recently-released...

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Second US university extends League of Legends scholarships

A second school, Kentucky's University of Pikeville, has decided to join Illinois' Robert Morris University in offering scholarships to talented League of Legends players. This fall, the University of Pikeville will offer "at least 20 scholarships" to League of Legends players who will be treate...

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Twitch to acquire eSports agency GoodGame

Leading game broadcasting site Twitch has announced that it has a reached an agreement to acquire GoodGame, a company it describes as "the world's first full-service agency dedicated to the esports and live video game broadcasting communities." Twitch claims the move is aimed at helping the stre...

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Hey, NPR: Stop trivializing eSports scholarships

On Monday, NPR's All Things Considered host Robert Siegel talked to New Tech City podcast host Manoush Zomorodi about Robert Morris University's new athletic scholarship program, the first of its kind in the United States – scholarships for League of Legends players. The hosts rattled off the...

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Halo spawns its own eSports league, $50,000 tournament

Just in time for the November 11 launch of Halo: The Master Chief Collection, Microsoft and developer 343 Industries have unveiled a new eSports league dedicated entirely to the publisher's flagship shooter franchise. "The 'Halo Championship Series', or HCS, was born of 343 Industries' desire to...

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Samsung White wins League 2014 World Championship

Korean pro-gaming team Samsung Galaxy White has taken home the championship title and $1 million prize from the 2014 League of Legends World Championship, developer Riot Games announced today. The team went 3-1 against Chinese team Star Horn Royal Club, dominating their rivals in the first two matc...

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Nothing but 'net: eSports summit heads to GDC 2015

An interesting evolution for the Game Developers Conference 2015 is the addition of an eSports Summit. To be held on the Tuesday of the week-long event, the summit is looking to bring together the most influential members of the scene, including players, game developers, "event organizers, casters,...

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Buy Teespring's Capcom Pro Tour attire, contribute to Capcom Cup prize pool

If traditional sporting events can be supported with branded attire, why not eSports? In a collaborative deal with Capcom, Teespring will produce clothing celebrating the Capcom Pro Tour, with t-shirt, hoodie and tanktop designs already up for reservation. An unspecified portion of the line's proc...

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