Microgaming Teams Up With eSports’ Unikrn

Ben Hamill - July 14, 2020

Great news for eSports fanatics is that leading casino games developer and online entertainment giant Microgaming has finally joined their world. The casino software giant recently concluded a partnership deal with sports betting and ente...Read More

eSports Revenue Projected To Double In 2020

Ben Hamill - June 28, 2020

The trick to turn the current boom permanent is effective consumer education. This according to Martin Bradley, who is the research director in technology and entertainment at global consumer research giant 2CV.

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David Beckham Co-Launches New eSports Team

Ben Hamill - June 27, 2020

The latest big star to rise in the growing world of is none other than a franchise co-owned by football legend David Beckham. Guild eSports says it aims to soon compete with the leaders making name in the global booming professional vide...Read More

George Russell Wins Virtual F1 Canadian GP

Ben Hamill - June 18, 2020

On Sunday, British racing driver George Russell secured a fourth successive virtual Formula One victory for team Williams. And with Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc absent, Russell easily beat Red Bull’s Alex Albon into a neat second...Read More

Luckbox Looks To List on TSX

Ben Hamill - May 25, 2020

Accelerated IPO is the name of the game right now for bookmaker Luckbox. The Isle of Man-headquartered information technology giant is looking to list its business on Toronto’s TSX Venture Exchange as soon as practically possible a...Read More

Valorant Aims To Be The Next Big Thing In eSports

Ben Hamill - May 12, 2020

Riot’s Valorant may still be in its closed beta phase, but that doesn’t mean that the new tactical shooter game released by the creators of League of Legends isn’t perfectly primed to become the next big franchise in the...Read More

eSports Players Facing Match-Fixing Charges

Ben Hamill - May 08, 2020

Australian authorities have confirmed having arrested five Victoria-based Counter Strike: Global Offense (CS:GO) players on charges of eSports match-fixing. 4 of the 5 arrested are 20 years of age and the 5th is 27. Police hav...Read More

Covid-19 Gives eSports A Boost

Ben Hamill - March 26, 2020

Major sports- and entertainment events all over the world are either being cancelled or pushed back as the coronavirus continues to make its way across the continents. The pandemic is driving us online as we look to alternative forms of e...Read More

Biggest eSports Stadium Ever Is Coming To Canada

Ben Hamill - January 27, 2020

It’s an industry enjoying nothing short of a rabid and radical fandom. It’s massive investments and powered play. It’s audiences filling towering stadiums to maximum capacity. It’s the coming together of profession...Read More

eSports Has Hit The $1 Billion Revenue Mark

Ben Hamill - January 21, 2020

The news is out and its official, (competitive video gaming) has officially hit the $1 billion revenue mark. This according to official data released by specialised analytics company Newzoo. Its no secret at all that eSports is huge busi...Read More

Overwatch Star’s Pro Gaming Or College Dilemma

Ben Hamill - December 26, 2019

Jonathan Huffman finds himself faced with a dilemma that may well become the reality for many other teenagers in the near future. The 16-year-old from Chicago, USA, must decide whether to attend college or whether to b...Read More

Canada Leads eSports Legislation Boom

Ben Hamill - December 15, 2019

As eSports continues to expand, Canada is at the forefront of the burgeoning sector’s legal developments. This is due to the growing lists of eSports companies on both the Toronto Stock Exchange Venture Exchange or T...Read More

Cloud9 Slapped With Hefty Fine By Riot

Ben Hamill - November 21, 2019

Riot Games has fined eSports operator Cloud9 for the supposed violation of a 2017 League of Legends equity stock competition rule. Riot prohibits League Championship Series players from owning any portion of a team for...Read More

theScore Celebrates 1M YouTube Fans Mark

Ben Hamill - November 18, 2019

Accessibility and making everyone to feel welcome to engage in eSports is the ultimate key to its success; and this includes the fact that the company now enjoys the support of more than one million YouTube subscribers...Read More

Millennial eSports Corp Gets Fresh New Name

Ben Hamill - October 19, 2019

Millennial eSports Corporation has officially changed its name to Torque eSports Corporation, so as to be a better fit right down to description in terms of the new direction the operator is now moving in. The Canadian...Read More

Blizzard Under Fire For eSports Player Ban

Ben Hamill - October 11, 2019

Blizzard Entertainment, the US video games giant that owns big-name games like Warcraft, Starcraft and Overwatch, is taking a real rap following its having banned an eSports player from Hong Kong for having shouted out...Read More

VR Tech Enters The World Of eSports

Ben Hamill - October 02, 2019

Virtual Reality tech may be nothing new, but people’s willingness to pay to watch gamers have a go at competition-style gaming entertainment donning nerdy headgear and making erratic movements only decipherable by keeping a simulta...Read More

Louis Vuitton Designs LoL Worlds Trophy Case

Ben Hamill - September 26, 2019

There’s no denying the fact that we’re moving ever closer to a world where there will no longer be any distinction between the world of traditional sports and the world of eSports. The latest in a long line of exam...Read More

Nurse Confirms F1’s Schumacher Is Conscious

Ben Hamill - September 12, 2019

Retired F1 legend Michael Schumacher (50) has not been seen since a devastating skiing accident in Grenoble in 2013. The accident and blow to the head had effectively shattered Schumacher ‘s protective helmet. Grenob...Read More

Ninja Reveals Trade Secrets In New Book

Ben Hamill - August 27, 2019

Professional gamer Tyler Blevins, better known to the gaming world as “Ninja” is more than just a pro at what he does for a living. He’s also willing to reveal some of what he considers to be the secrets of the t...Read More

Riot Teams Up With Bet Watchdog Sportradar

Ben Hamill - August 02, 2019

Riot Games is no stranger to coming to the global event party in a larger-than-life kind of way. The operator is after all the driving force behind some of the world’s largest eSports competition events. In fact, Riot is the team re...Read More

Interactive eSports Experience A First

Ben Hamill - July 09, 2019

The worlds of gaming and music are connected by an entire sub-sector of mutual fans. And its this passionately shared interest that has sparked a brand new interactive cross-activity collaboration that is being driven by a partnership bet...Read More

Rift Rivals 2019 Roundup

Ben Hamill - July 04, 2019

The continents of Europe and North America are home to some of eSport’s top elite players. And there’s nowhere better to witness the battle of the rivals play out that at Rift Rivals, which is widely considered to be the No. 1...Read More

TGS Signs With GINX For CA eSports Content

Ben Hamill - July 03, 2019

Canada’s only 24-hour eSports channel, namely GINX eSports TV Canada, has partnered up with the operators of Canada’s first eSports arena, namely TGS, in an effort to bring the best in local eSports action to Canadian viewers....Read More

eSports Team Reportedly Involved In Match Fixing

Ben Hamill - June 27, 2019

Traditionally, its mostly been cricket that has suffered thanks to the burden of having to put out the match fixing fires and trying to eliminate the scourge from its midst. But common knowledge dictates that wherever the unpredictable an...Read More

Quebec’s Youth Seek Enviro-Relief From Court

Ben Hamill - June 27, 2019

Global courts are being approached more often now than ever before to rule on issues related to climate change, global warming and a variety of other environmental issues. The world-wide “climate litigation” moveme...Read More

Inside Montreal’s International Gaming House

Ben Hamill - May 30, 2019

Support for up-and-coming eSports gamers in Canada has stepped up a notch, thanks to the opening of one of the country’s first gaming houses. Located in Ahuntsic-Cartierville, Montreal, the two-storey house has become the base of op...Read More

Borgata Group Launches NJ Sports Platform

Ben Hamill - May 22, 2019

The pride of Vegas, namely the Borgata Casino Hotel & Spa, has announced its entry into the world of online sports betting in the state of New Jersey. Borgatasports.com is officially live and promises to bring a world of sports bettin...Read More

Smart Helmets To Solve Footy Concussion Woes

Ben Hamill - May 07, 2019

We are lovers of football and we’ll do everything in our power to keep playing; even to the point of applying our best scientific minds to ensure that the concussion-controversy is eliminated. Smart helmets make it p...Read More

College To Open $6M eSports Arena On Campus

Ben Hamill - May 03, 2019

Full Sail University is eager to turn Orlando into a games hub, and the university’s $6 million eSports arena construction investment speaks volumes regarding just how invested and interested the university is in the sector. The For...Read More

The Fury Turns To Arbitration In USL Issue

Ben Hamill - April 27, 2019

Ottawa Fury FC has no intention of abiding by the decision of CONCACAF to disallow it from playing in the USL. Fury is currently the only remaining Canadian team in the United Soccer League’s top tier, and opting to play in the USL ...Read More

Canada’s Role In The Event Horizon Telescope

Ben Hamill - April 22, 2019

The world is abuzz with electric excitement after science finally managed to capture the very first image of an actual black hole. Due to the nature of the gravitational force contained by a black hole, literally anyth...Read More

Drake Lends Helping Hand To eSports Start-Up

Ben Hamill - April 02, 2019

Canadian rapper Aubrey Drake Graham, better known as Drake, is well known for his interests in sports and gambling. It now seems as if Drake has found the perfect combination; the world of professional video gaming, also known as eSports....Read More

Is Breakdancing Heading To The Olympics?

Ben Hamill - April 01, 2019

Breakdancing may have its day at the Olympic Games yet. Whilst many people continue to argue that breakdancing, despite its gruelling physical nature, should not even be classified as a sport in the first place, the In...Read More

Comcast Announces $50M Philly eSports Arena

Ben Hamill - March 27, 2019

eSports fans and participants residing in the vicinity of Philadelphia’s East Coast will soon experience the joy of having their very own 3,500-seater arena. A dedicated space from where you can cheer on your favourite team is a spe...Read More

eSports & Games Of Skill Yet To Pique Interest in Nevada

Ben Hamill - March 06, 2019

Casino news headlines have been abuzz with speculation about skill-based slot machines, their place in the market, and whether they will become prominent on casino floors, as well as in the online arena. According to the Nevada Gaming Con...Read More

Canada To Get Its First eSports Stadium

Ben Hamill - March 06, 2019

Its official, Canada’s very first eSports stadium is finally becoming a reality, and a tentative opening date has been announced. If all goes according to plan, fans of professional video gaming will find a home for their passion in...Read More

Vancouver Titans Hungry for eSports Glory

Ben Hamill - February 25, 2019

The Vancouver Titans aren’t the type to take to the ice, hit the turf, or play between carefully painted lines. Instead, the Canadian city’s newest professional sports team works with keyboards, mice and HD monitors from withi...Read More

How Video Games are Selected for eSports

Ben Hamill - February 20, 2019

There’s no denying the fact that eSports are clearly the future of entertainment. With an industry that is soaring in both value and popularity year upon year, competitive gaming has become a force to be reckoned with rather than ju...Read More

eSports Continues to Set New Records

Ben Hamill - February 18, 2019

eSports are definitely here to stay. The competitive gaming industry has boomed over the past ten years, and its reach has exploded to reach a much larger scope than even industry analysts ever could have imagined. Although organized con...Read More

Kellogg’s and eMLS Continue Partnership

Ben Hamill - February 15, 2019

American food manufacturer Kellogg’s is typically associated with sugary breakfast cereals and other wholesome treats. However, the company has taken a surprising foray into the world of eSports of late, and has now inked a three ye...Read More

Ubisoft’s eSports Film Makes Debut

Ben Hamill - January 27, 2019

The number of spectators in the eSports world is predicted to exceed the 380 million mark in 2019. According to Statista, around 6.6 billion hours of competitive gaming were watched last year, and the Global Association of Federal Sports ...Read More

Zwift Reveals Pro Cycling eSports League

Ben Hamill - January 25, 2019

January 23 marked the Facebook launch of a new pro eSports league established by multi-player training and racing platform Zwift. The London company is currently leading the gamification process of professional cycling, and in December se...Read More

Women Battling Bias in eSports

Ben Hamill - January 12, 2019

Among many of her peers, Susie Kim thinks that female gamers are definitely out there. She would know, too, being the general manager for an iconic championship eSports team. However, Kim is still not surprised that none of these ladies a...Read More

SLT Launch New Blockchain eSports Platform

Ben Hamill - January 07, 2019

In the latest industry news headlines, local Canadian company Ubique Networks has teamed up with Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT) in order to launch a brand new eSports platform powered by blockchain. The agreement was officially inked on November...Read More

eSports Becoming a Major Income Stream

Ben Hamill - December 26, 2018

It will come as no surprise to anyone who has been following the world of professional video gaming, more commonly known as eSports, that the genre is all but exploding. According to an analysis compiled by risk financ...Read More

Sir Mix-a-Lot To Star In New Bluberi Slot

Ben Hamill - December 12, 2018

Celebrity super-stars are warming up to the idea of being associated with casino brands, which is good news as it indicates higher levels of acceptance of the industry. The latest celeb to have added his name to the growing list of star-a...Read More

OLG To Put Sports Betting Plans Into Motion

Ben Hamill - December 11, 2018

Sports betting is, for the most part, illegal in Canada. Operators are not permitted to run retail betting shops or on-location kiosks. This is quite ironic, as Canada is a sports-loving nation. As a result, Canadian p...Read More

Twitch Outs Illegal Casinos

Ben Hamill - December 10, 2018

It’s hard to keep anything a secret these days, and thanks to online streaming platforms like Twitch, it has become even harder to hide illegal and unlicensed goings-on from the wrong (or should we say right?) kind of eyes. The UK G...Read More

OverActive Media Signs European LoL Team

Ben Hamill - December 02, 2018

Owners of Toronto’s newest Overwatch franchise, OverActive Media Group, revealed that they have now added a European League of Legends (LoL) team to their growing eSports portfolio. The signing of the deal has come through an agree...Read More

Xuan Liu Moves Into the World of eSports

Ben Hamill - November 30, 2018

It has been more than 18 months since Canadian poker star Xuan Liu cashed in a live tournament. This may seem odd considering that she has cashed six-figure wins in four different years since 2011 and has earned nearly $2 million in her c...Read More

St. Clair College Ventures into eSports

Ben Hamill - November 20, 2018

This month, St. Clair College made international headlines by revealing its new eSports administration and entrepreneurship program to the world. The aim of the scheme is to build on the success that the school started...Read More

TheScore’s New eSports App Makes Its Debut

Ben Hamill - November 15, 2018

Recently, Toronto-headquartered media company TheScore revealed that it would be launching a brand new eSports-based mobile app and matching website. The offering is intended to help the company cover its share of the rapidly growing pro ...Read More

Galactus’ MPL App Attracts Major Funding

Ben Hamill - November 14, 2018

According to a report published by VCCircle, India-headquartered Galactus Funware Technology PVT Ltd has finally finished a Series A funding round that attracted some big-name investors into the mix. Galactus operators a virtual skill-ba...Read More

First eSports Law Firm Launches in Canada

Ben Hamill - November 12, 2018

When it comes to , careers can be made in just a few months. Almost anyone (although they are usually younger in age) with a PC and a high level of skill in video gaming can secure themselves a million-dollar contract and huge sponsorship...Read More

Nike Forays Into eSports with New Deal

Ben Hamill - October 29, 2018

Nike has officially entered the world of eSports. The sportswear giant, who has stirred controversy with its recent adverts involving Colin Kaepernick, has reportedly signed a deal with Royal Never Give Up (RNG) League of Legends icon Jia...Read More

How 5G Will Change the World

Ben Hamill - October 28, 2018

Over the past few months we have been hearing a lot of talk about 5G and how it is going to revolutionize mobile broadband and pave the way for an enhanced technological society. But is this just overly hyped advertising for communication...Read More

Soccer Fans Wage War Against eSports

Ben Hamill - September 26, 2018

Soccer clubs throughout Europe are increasingly more eager to begin franchises in eSports Leagues, according to recent news reports on the matter. However, many fans of the age-old sport are opposed to the idea, going as fa...Read More

Everything You Need to Know about eSports and Betting

Ben Hamill - September 22, 2018

In today’s tech-driven world, eSports is rapidly becoming one of the largest online betting markets in the world, and a topic that seems to crop up with increasing frequency in sports news pages. While really just a bunch of guys pl...Read More

US eSports Scholarships Soar in Popularity

Ben Hamill - September 02, 2018

As eSports’ popularity continues to soar in the US and globally alike, a growing number of American colleges are beginning to offer eSports programs and scholarships to their students. However, in the UK, universities have not yet t...Read More