Drake and Ninja are playing Fortnight live on Twitch

  What do Drake, Ninja the professional esports player, Kim Dotcom, Travis Scott and NFL player JuJu Smith-Schuster have in common? They’re all playing Fortnight together right now and live-streaming it on Twitch . Yes, seriously. You can tune in to Ninja’s channel here to check out the action. playing fort nite with @ninja https://t.co/OSFbgcfzaZ […]

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Discord partners with eSports teams to launch Verified Servers

 Discord, the voice and text chat app for gamers, is today announcing a new partnership with a number of eSports teams for the launch of Discord Verified Servers. Verified servers ensure that users know they’re communicating with an official source, similar to verified accounts on other social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. Alongside using these servers for their… Read More

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Esports teams need more data about their fans, and FanAI wants to give it to them

 It turns out that while esports may be growing in popularity, the fans of different video games don’t spend the same way as fans for traditional sports. To try to figure out ways to part fans from their hard-earned money, teams are beginning to turn to the types of data monitoring tools used to map and predict customer spending online. Enter FanAI. Read More

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Madden NFL 18 esports are coming to Disney XD and ESPN

 With the Superbowl just a few weeks away, the world of football has some relatively unexpected news. Madden NFL, one of the most popular gaming titles in the world, is going even more mainstream. ESPN2 and Disney XD will broadcast Madden e-sports tournaments thanks to a new deal inked by EA, Disney, and the NFL. Madden NFL 18 is one of the top ten best selling games in the last 12 months, and… Read More

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Protecting intellectual property rights in the billion-dollar world of virtual gaming

 It’s clear that the days of esports being merely a spectator sport are numbered, as soon users won’t just be sitting and watching the story unfold on a computer screen, they’ll be immersed in it. What challenges will this immersion create when it comes to protecting one’s intellectual property rights to the contents of a game and the innovative technologies involved,… Read More

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Every Overwatch League game will be streamed on Twitch for the next two years

 The first match of the inaugural season of Overwatch is set for 4:00 pm PST to catch the kids on the West Coast as they get out of school, kids on the East Coast as they finish dinner, and kids in Asia as they get up in the morning. The two-year deal, which will include every. single. game. of the league’s first two seasons includes every geography but China (no word about who the… Read More

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Twitch announces reality show for up-and-coming streamers

 Twitch is planning to highlight some if its most promising users in a reality show called Stream On.
The Amazon-owned video game streaming service says the show is for participants who are “right on the cusp of making streaming full-time a possibility.”
More concretely, it’s holding auditions for users who have already achieved Partner status — the FAQ discourages… Read More

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What’s holding back VR?

 When it comes to virtual reality, we’re in a classic tech-industry moment: lots of chatter but seemingly little movement. We hear future-focused cheerleading from all corners about VR’s incredible potential, yet the 6.3 million headsets shipped last year is hardly cause for a ticker-tape parade. So what’s holding back VR? Read More

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FIFA and EA announce the first eWorld Cup

 eSports are showing no sign of slowing down, as the segment continues to grow. Today, EA and FIFA announced their intentions to replicate one of the world’s greatest athletic events in the world of gaming, introducing FIFA eWorld Cup 2018. From November 2017 to July 2018, there will be a series of qualifying tournaments where players can compete for their spot in the tournament. There… Read More

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