ESPORTS: Mobile?

On the 22nd March, developers of PUBG Mobile revealed its PUBG Mobile Club Open 2019 and the huge prize pool of $2.5 million. Over a year after PUBG Mobile came out, Tencent Games and PUBG Corporation have combined forces with Vivo to recreate an esports-style mobile league. PUBG mobile is the world’s most popular mobile game, based on the preexisting PlayerUnknown’s BattleGrounds for console and … Continue reading ESPORTS: Mobile?

Arguably the greatest game of professional Overwatch of all time

  Last night marked the conclusion of the first stage of the second season of the Overwatch League. This stage has had some high and lows and we’ve seen some teams rise to glory and some fall from grace. The playoffs also saw the first time for esports to be broadcast on national television at ABC, which undoubtedly was met with some criticism. But it … Continue reading Arguably the greatest game of professional Overwatch of all time

Staffordshire Uni Digital Institute to open in London

With the UK being the fifth largest gaming market in the world, accounting for £5.1 billion in game-related sales in 2018, it makes sense for games related courses to move to the capital, which will be happening later this year when Staffordshire University opens its own Digital Innovation Centre. The centre, based at Here East, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in East London, will offer courses … Continue reading Staffordshire Uni Digital Institute to open in London

League of Legends pro team warned over discrimination incident

A league of legends team was issued a formal warning for discrimination during a professional tournament. Rox Gaming was told they’d broken a discrimination against gender rule in a match against fellow Russian pro team Vaevictis. The LCL is League’s “Continental” division. While the quiet championship series typically goes under the radar due to its lack of high tier or iconic teams it suddenly stirred … Continue reading League of Legends pro team warned over discrimination incident

Konami hoping to bring the popularity of eSports to Japan

Konami plans to boost the popularity of esports in Japan by introducing a new building dedicated entirely to the pursuit.   Reports said ‘The Konami Creative Center’ will be 12 stories high. This is going to be huge – being this big will allow a lot of space for many people to come and test out the wide range of eSports games. The main goal … Continue reading Konami hoping to bring the popularity of eSports to Japan

Gaming has always been two players

My gaming life; sharing my experiences I remember the day my dad gave me his collection of copied PS1 discs, it was a giant music folder (the physical kind, not some file on his computer). It was grey and had a zip tied all the way around it. There were probably hundreds of pirated discs filling that folder. I can’t imagine how many hours he … Continue reading Gaming has always been two players

Overwatch League 2019 season – the rundown

The 2019 season of the Overwatch League is quickly approaching, and we’ve gathered all the information to guide you through the season. The regular season for 2019 will start on the 14th of February and consist of four stages lasting five weeks each, making for a 20-week long season that reflects 2018. At the end of each stage there will be a stage playoff where … Continue reading Overwatch League 2019 season – the rundown