Esports - Cities

Jill Cagaoan and other New York Excelsior supporters wore the team’s Overwatch League jerseys to a watch party at Waypoint Cafe in Manhattan in June.CreditCreditHilary Swift for The New York Times Jay Goldthwaite had never felt passion for a Boston...
If gaming's your thing -- and it is for about half of all Americans -- you may wish to reconsider your zip code. Or rejoice in it. After comparing data from America's 150 largest cities, personal-finance website WalletHub declared...
The world of professional, competitive video gaming is expanding at a rapid pace – and you might be surprised to learn that cities stand to benefit from its growth. Twitch streamers (professional competitive video gamers) gather at the White House...
“It’s a party crowd,” enthuses Ronnie Hansen, partner in sports strategy specialists TSE Consulting Scandinavia. “It’s a cool gang, like the snowboarders of 10 years ago. Cities are after these people – but they don’t know they can use...
Real Madrid's revamped Bernabeu Stadium will potentially include an esports facility, according to an official video of the venue's proposed renderings. The images indicate that Real could finally enter the world of esports. The gaming space could also provide an...

Chinese Esports Team Has An Amazing Training Facility

China’s OMG (Oh My God) dominates not only dominates League of Legends and PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, but also esports compounds. Check out its training facility. The digs were designed to look like a spaceship (success!) and were completed last year.
Winning million-dollar tournaments and breaking Twitch records with Drake is cool, but nothing beats coming home for Tyler "Ninja" Blevins, the 27-year-old who has become a household name in the United States over the past year with his mastery...
That place? The world’s first venue dedicated solely to esports, according to a February report from the South China Morning Post. The stadium in Chongqing, designed by Chinese architecture firm Barrie Ho, features a 7,000-seat esports arena as...
Displaced NBA fans can now live stream out-of-market games through Sling TV. Sling became the first live streaming service this week to offer the NBA’s on-demand video service NBA League Pass, which can be added to a user’s Sling Orange,...
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...
“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...
What do energy drinks, luxury automobiles and razors have in common? They’re all products prominently featured in esports tournaments, and they’re among the first non-endemic brand categories to get involved in competitive video gaming sponsorship. And the esports-branding groundswell...
The global esports fan base is as complex and nuanced as long-established traditional sports. The recently-formed Nielsen Esports business vertical combined the expertise from our sports and games sectors to produce the first-of-its-kind, in-depth study into esports fan...
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