There’s a lot of money to be made in not only recording your gameplay, but doing so in a live format. The popularity of live-streaming services have turned Twitch into a gaming juggernaut, and of course YouTube wants a slice of that pie with their own similarly-themed service. A service that will also focus on the growing eSports scene.
Last year, a bunch of South Africans made international waves in Battlefield 4. They swept the winner's bracket of the ESL's Battlefield 4 Conquest Country Championship and emerged victorious. Can they do it again, and will drama follow them once more?
The Do Gaming League is the biggest league in South Africa. Sure, some other tournaments can get a bunch of people involved, but no one has a bigger claim to fame in SA than the DGL. The summer leg is drawing to a close which means that the boards actually have some meaning. So, what's happened in the premier league that you should know?
theScore already had a sports app. You could customize it, keep track of fantasy teams, get real-time alerts for scores and stats and customize it to only follow the sports, teams or players that you care about. They now have an eSports app that promises much of the same thing, and this might be what eSports needs.
My long-running court case with Colin Webster has come to its conclusion and the end result is what I believe was an appalling decision by the judge to award Colin’s team costs even though virtually everything I posted in the original article has been proven to be fact. To draw a line under this sorry debacle this will hopefully be the last article relating to Mr Webster and his actions. The following section of this article is simply fact, followed by my personal requests to those involved.
The first Lazygamer Tournament finished up last week Friday with a fair amount of success and being praised as the most successfully run tournament on the PS4. I am particularly proud of this feat and it has opened the door to further tournaments and opportunities which will hopefully grow even more. So statistically how did we do?
I gave my review of Evolve and I still stand by my thought that it's an awesome game when you play with a bunch of cool friends, and otherwise it just doesn't have the same charm. However, eSports is all about teamwork and these guys really know how to cooperate and make the most of the game. Now they can show what it's all about at PAX East.
Tonight we host the finals of the Lazygamer Advanced Warfare tournament and I hope you are going to join us in the stream (Click here for the link) to watch because if these matches are anything like the semi finals were on Wednesday, it’s going to be a cracker. The first match will be the 3rd and 4th place between ExiLe Gaming vs Snow Gaming at 20:00 CAT and the 1st place finals Insane Gaming vs eN F34R will be at 21:00 CAT. For those that didn’t join us, here is a rundown/recap on how hotly contested the matches were.
If I had a nickel for every time I heard someone accuse a male eSports pro of actually being a woman, I'd have... no nickels. Unfortunately, as soon as a woman climbs the ranks of eSports, speculation starts about if she really has those skills. The latest bit of internet harassment has driven a female eSports pro to leave the industry.
In a world of ever-increasing prize pools, the Electronic Sports League (ESL) is determined to stay relevant. They are announcing a bunch of tournaments this year that will get a lot of attention thanks to some impressive prizes - while Dota has the top spot, even CS: GO is nothing to sneeze at.
There’s some big money in competitive gaming these days. With some tournaments offering tens of thousands of dollars for a weekend of stretching your mouse fingers, there’s bound to be a few chancers as well. And while injecting human growth hormone into your thumbs has yet to be outlawed in the eSports scene, there most certainly is an opportunity for cheaters to hack a tournament with some illicit software. It’s not always easy to catch the culprits. But this new piece of tech may just help even the odds.
eSports is a big deal. Its following is increasing which makes sense considering the growth in game streaming in general as well - people want to watch their favourite games and players together, and have a side chat with both the streamers and other fans. The eSports market is already worth $194 million per year, but it's set to more than double by 2017.
In a move that made locals rather displeased, Activision and Major League Gaming excluded South Africa from the Call of Duty Championships this year. The reasons for this decision were still never made public, so we can all assume it's for whatever reason we choose to believe. However, people can still attend if they so wish, as spectators.
You may or may not have known that Dota started as a mod for Warcraft III (That mod itself being based on a Starcraft map). However, the development from popular mod into full fledged game is more complicated than you might imagine - as is the growth into a full fledged eSport.
I already get upset when I hear about all-female tournaments. They are fine as an added component of a tournament series, but I worry that they will marginalize women more than they will uplift them. However, this latest Garena tournament out of the Philippines has instituted such a disgusting policy that even Riot is horrified.