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12:00 PM on 04.17.2014

Ryan 'Fwiz' Wyatt Joins MLG as VP of Programming

Top commentator and eSports personality Ryan "Fwiz" Wyatt started his career at MLG, but later moved to Machinima as head of Live and eSports, where he has worked for the past three years. Now, armed with expertise, he comes ...

Dale North

8:15 AM on 04.14.2014

MLG.tv viewership grows 1,376 percent in Q1

Ha! "1,376 percent" is something a kid might say when you ask him how much he loves chicken fingers dipped in honey mustard. It's the percent of dislike I have for when people describe themselves as irreverent. It's the perce...

Dale North



Wargaming.net League Grand Finals recap from Warsaw, Poland photo
Wargaming.net League Grand Finals recap from Warsaw, Poland
by Dale North

The skinny arms of one of the team members of team Natus Vincere (also known as Na'Vi) were warbling dangerously as he attempted to lift the massive block of solid metal that is the trophy for the Wargaming.net League Grand Finals World Champions. His teammates rushed in to help him as spotlights shone down and a theater full of fans cheered and applauded in Warsaw, Poland this past Sunday. 

Natus Vincere took down 13 other teams over the three days of the event, which had players from six regions battling, and had fans and press from all over the world watching on while they did so. They took home about $110,000 in prize money, with runner-up team Virtus.Pro taking almost $100,000 themselves.

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10:30 PM on 04.07.2014

Wargaming to invest $10 million in 2014 toward eSports

At a press conference held right before the Wargaming.net League Grand Finals in Warsaw, Poland this past weekend, CEO Victor Kisyli pledged an investment of $10 million toward eSports in 2014.  Wargaming eSports Di...

Dale North

9:00 AM on 04.03.2014

71 million watch eSports: Soon I WILL be hip for not being into it

eSporps (yes, intentional), according to Super Data, has seen its viewership, "[increase] almost eight-fold in the last four years," to about 71.5 million. Of those 71.5 million frequent watchers, as well as participants, 70%...

Steven Hansen

9:00 PM on 03.19.2014

Dota 2 documentary Free to Play: The Movie released

Produced internally at Dota 2 maker Valve, Free to Play: The Movie is a full-length documentary that tracks three professional gamers -- Dendi, hyhy, and Fear -- on their distinct personal journeys to the million-dollar Dota...

Jordan Devore





4:00 PM on 03.11.2014

So how much does it cost to host an eSports competition anyway?

Natural Selection II is the first-person shooter meets real-time strategy title, and two weeks ago developer Unknown Worlds hosted their World Championship tournament for the game. It was the culmination of months of qualifi...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

7:45 PM on 03.07.2014

Wargaming.net League eSports Grand Finals in Poland

Wargaming has released the first details for the upcoming eSports Grand Finals, set to take place in Warsaw, Poland on April 4-6.  The grand finals will bring together the best players from all over the world next m...

Dale North

12:45 PM on 02.19.2014

Valve's Dota 2 documentary debuts next month for free

Valve is putting out a feature-length documentary which tracks three professional Dota 2 players as they train for the million-dollar tournament, The International. The movie, rather strangely titled Free to Play, releases f...

Jordan Devore

5:00 AM on 01.16.2014

Content creators can make more money on MLG.tv, says CEO

On Gamer has an interview with Major League Gaming's CEO Sundance DiGiovanni, and there's a lot of interesting tidbits regarding the competitive gaming company. The biggest surprise for me is that ever since MLG.tv launched, ...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

11:00 PM on 01.09.2014

Call of Duty: Ghosts receiving eSports focused update

Call of Duty: Ghosts latest updates is all eSports focused. An upcoming update will restrict Ghillie suits, tracker sights, danger close, and disable third-person spectating in competitive rules. They will also add a kill fe...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

8:00 AM on 01.05.2014

eSports player owed thousands after team CEO disappears

Simon Boudreault is the 23-year-old CEO of the Quantic Gaming eSports team, and he owes a lot of people some money The Daily Dot reports. For starters, pro StarCraft II player Ko Hyun has been owed $23,000 in salary and prize...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

2:45 PM on 12.20.2013

A game, not a sport: Real Sports talks eSports again

No, I don't think competitive gaming needs approval from something like Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel. But that doesn't mean common ground shouldn't be reached. The show's recent look into League of Legends was actually dec...

Jordan Devore

5:00 AM on 12.13.2013

MLG viewership up, outpaces March Madness

While League of Legends creeps up on the National Hockey League in terms of numbers, MLG is quite happy to boast that its "[v]iewers consumed more than 54 million hours of MLG’s online video in 2013 vs. 14 million hour...

Steven Hansen

9:30 AM on 12.10.2013

ESGN: a new global network for eSports

ESGN, the eSports Global Network, has launched two new sites today to cover professional videogaming: ESGN (www.esgn.com), and its web-based broadcast site, ESGNTV (www.esgntv.com). They've partnered with ...

Dale North

9:00 PM on 12.09.2013

Frostivus isn't cancelled! The Dota 2 holiday begins soon

Last year, Frostivus, what I assume to be the most amazing Dota 2 holiday ever, was CANCELLED due to those jerk Greevils. Then we had the "Greevling" instead, which was a decent alternative game mode for a while, though ...

Patrick Hancock