G2 Esports stars’ journey to the League of Legends World Championship

He was a toddler and had been watching his older brother enjoy the virtual world of video games before he finally got his turn. “I thought it looked really cool,” the 21-year-old told CNN Sport. “I didn’t really know what to do.” From that moment, things changed for the Croatian who has gone on to […]

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Military veterans nurturing the new generation of professional gamers

Now that his 16-year service has come to an end, Sauer is drawing on his years of military experience to help mastermind a very different cause. The hope is that the pair will help give players and coaches the skills to improve performance on the virtual battlefield. READ: Inside the world’s first professional FIFA house […]

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Esports is already online (obviously), but the pandemic is still creating huge challenges

Some companies, including the Electronic Sports League, Riot Games and Activision Blizzard (ATVI), resumed their competitions online after pulling events in the US, Europe and Asia with a brief hiatus or no delay. “It’s pretty incredible that both Overwatch League and Call of Duty League will be the only city-based leagues still fortunate enough to […]

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The biggest esports facility in the US has training rooms, an apparel shop and lavish gaming chairs

Twitter and Square CEO Jack Dorsey was present Wednesday for a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Square’s Cash App is a sponsor of the building. 100 Thieves, which was founded in 2017, is best known for selling apparel and having famous “Fortnite” streamers and pro players who compete in games like “League of Legends” and “Counter-Strike: Global Offensive.” […]

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‘The evenings are empty.’ People in China are using video games to keep each other company

Usually, during the Lunar New Year that falls in January or February each year, gamers in China have more time to play games during the holiday season. But this year, following the coronavirus outbreak, authorities decided to extend the holiday by almost three weeks in many places, leaving millions of people with a lot of […]

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