Blizzard announces its very own eSports arena in Los Angeles, confirming that the new venue will be home to pro Overwatch and Hearthstone competitions.
eSports is rapidly growing in 2017, with twelve different games crossing a threshold of $1,000,000 total prize pool across all tournaments and leagues.
The Paris 2024 Olympics could include eSports, according to co-president of the Paris Olympic bid committee who vows to discuss the matter with the IOC.
Activision may be working on a Call of Duty version of the Overwatch League esports program, but sources have major concerns about the cost of involvement.
Blizzard suspends professional Overwatch player Dafran for his actions on Twitch, which included asking his followers to purposefully lose Competitive Play games.
Popular League of Legends caster Mitch ‘Krepo’ Voorspoels has stepped down from his shoutcasting role with Riot Games following a leak of his private photos.
An all-women’s college in Columbia, Missouri becomes the first school of its kind to announce a varsity eSports program, complete with scholarship support.
The Olympic Council of Asia makes a formal announcement that eSports will be made official medal sports at the upcoming 2022 Asian Games in Hangzhou, China.
One Super Smash Bros. Melee player pulls off a phenomenal move in a tournament match, with a margin of error of one sixtieth of a second separating success from failure.
The University of Utah announces a brand new scholarship for varsity eSports, with League of Legends confirmed as the first game to be covered by the scholarship.
Take-Two Interactive and the National Basketball Association reveal a partnership to create an official eSports league, which will be known as NBA 2K eLeague.
Blizzard announces the Overwatch League, which seeks to establish regional fan bases and provide greater security for players and team owners by copying traditional sports.
Following the massive success of Blizzard’s new first-person shooter Overwatch, one writer ponders whether this success will translate to the eSport world.
In a new interview, Take-Two Interactive CEO Strauss Zelnick talks about the company’s interest in Nintendo’s NX console, as well as eSports, and the potential impact of VR.
During its E3 2016 presentation, Electronic Arts announces a new scheme to promote e-Sports, putting effort into creating three different tiers of tournaments.
Xbox boss Phil Spencer suggests that eSports could eventually be ‘as big as regular sports,’ with the fact that anyone can start playing a game being a big factor.
In case spectators thought Shaq’s involvement with the video game industry couldn’t get any more bizarre, the gargantuan ex-NBA star now sponsors a League of Legends squad.