Esports

After paying a reported $90 million for the rights to stream the first two seasons of the Overwatch League, a new professional esports league that’s mirroring conventional sports with city-based franchises, Twitch announced Week 1 viewership numbers Wednesday and...
When New York’s newest professional sports franchise played its first official match, the largest East Coast crowd that publicly assembled to see it totaled between 20 and 25 people. Converging on the Lower East Side’s Ludlow Street in Manhattan...
Jared Jeffries played in the NBA for 11 seasons. After retiring in 2013, he accepted a position with the Denver Nuggets front office as a pro personnel scout. He was promoted to director of pro personnel and held that...
“Hello?” “No, Halo.” “Halo?” “Yeah. It’s a video game.” Coach Stevens was confused. I was really nervous. There are a number of reasons a high school recruit would call his future school. But this was definitely a first for him. “And you want to...
The Overwatch League is Blizzard’s attempt at turning its popular hero shooter into a legitimate e-sport. Buoyed by the game’s popularity, Blizzard raised $240 million (around Rs. 15 billion) selling teams for the game’s big budget e-sports venture that...