esports

The first season of Call of Duty League begins January 24th

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Jason Koerner/Getty Images Activision Blizzard’s bid at an Overwatch-style, city-based Call of Duty esports competition is relatively close to getting underway. The publisher has announced that the first season of the Call of Duty League will get started on the weekend of January 24th, 2020, when the Minnesota Røkkr will […]

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NBC is making a sitcom based on esports

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Jamie Gilliam / Reuters The world of esports has exploded in recent times — there are eye-watering sums of money involved, not to mention no end of gossip and drama — so it was only a matter of time before it got its own TV show. According to Variety, NBC […]

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Nike will drop exclusive, limited-edition sneakers inside ‘NBA 2K20’

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Those of you who are into NBA 2K know that, for years, you’ve been able to buy sneakers from different brands for your virtual player in the game. But now, thanks to a new partnership between Nike and software publisher 2K Sports, you’ll have a chance to get real sneakers […]

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Blizzard halves ‘Hearthstone’ pro’s suspension over Hong Kong protest

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Fans watch an eSports tournament with the video game ‘Hearthstone’ during the ‘Paris Games Week’ on October 28, 2018 in Paris, France. Chesnot via Getty Images Three days after Blizzard handed down a year-long ban to pro Hearthstone player ‘Blitzchung,’ aka Ng Wai Chung, the company has walked back its […]

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Riot urges ‘League of Legends’ pros to keep quiet on ‘sensitive’ issues

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Timo Verdeil/ESPAT Media/Getty Images Riot is trying to keep its hands clean after Blizzard banned a pro player for supporting Hong Kong protests on-camera. The League of Legends developer’s esports head John Needham has issued a statement saying that Riot has “reminded” pro players and hosts to avoid discussing “sensitive […]

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Adidas made a Snapchat game to drop limited, 8-bit-themed baseball cleats

Engadget RSS Feed Adidas is teaming up with Snapchat on a unique way to launch a product. The sportswear giant has created an 8-bit game you can play in Snapchat, called Baseball’s Next Level, where you’ll have the chance to buy its new 8-bit-themed baseball cleats. Produced in partnership with developer AvatarLabs, Baseball’s Next Level […]

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‘FIFA’ esports league reveals changes to 2020 season format

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Electronic Arts After two eWorld Cups, FIFA and Electronic Arts are tweaking the competition for a new season. To start, EA says it’s simplifying online qualification with a new “Friendly Competition” mode. Taking a page from professional soccer, this mode will see teams and individuals play two games to determine […]

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FazeClan is working on an esports collab with Manchester City

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Manchester City Today, Manchester City announced that it’s joining forces with the esports company FaZe Clan. The collaboration is meant to provide new experiences for football (aka soccer) and gaming fans and to bring the two groups together. Manchester City and FaZe plan to host events and will launch limited […]

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Louis Vuitton is making a case for a major ‘League of Legends’ trophy

Engadget RSS Feed How do you know esports have made it into the mainstream? When a French fashion house wants to get involved, apparently. Louis Vuitton is partnering with Riot Games on a unique Trophy Travel case for the Summoner’s Cup awarded to the winner of the League of Legends World Championship on November 10th. […]

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Nissan envisions car-themed esports gaming chairs

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Nissan Nissan’s connection to gaming might extend beyond the occasional car in a racing sim. The automaker has joined with FaZe Clan and OpTic Gaming to design a trio of “esports gaming chairs” themed around (what else?) some of its more iconic cars. The GT-R Nismo is a “performance” chair […]

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