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JBL's Quantum range buddies up with esports firm 100 Thieves
Gaming brand JBL has signed on with esports organisation 100 Thieves to become the official global gaming headset partner this year.
COVID-19: Global esports revenue will take a hit despite higher viewership
Newzoo has revealed that it has adjusted its previous estimate for worldwide esports as a result of the cancellation of big-ticket events.
Esports granted official status by Sport New Zealand
New Zealand is only the twenty-first country in the world to officially recognise a national body for esports, whether directly or through their National Olympic Committees or national sport agencies.
Esports viewing breaks records as 'stay at home economy' booms
Arena-packed esports tournaments are no longer a sustainable or safe practice in the wake of the pandemic, so e-sports competitions have adapted to suit the booming ‘stay at home economy’.
Microsoft & Mogul launch Age of Empires II Asia Cup
The AOE II Asia Cup will run in four seasons. The top four teams from each season will land a place in the AOE Asia Cup Major.
Research: How 5G will change, well... everything
Informa Tech’s new research wing, Omdia, reveals 5G interdependencies in new research paper exploring impacts across the tech ecosystem.
Dell & Fortress Melbourne power the future of gaming
Melbourne’s new esports and gaming venue Fortress Melbourne has chosen Dell to run its entire IT infrastructure, right down to the PCs and peripherals.
Vodafone NZ backs the 2020 High School League
Vodafone New Zealand is this year backing the rise of esports across New Zealand and wider Australasia, after signing on as the head sponsor for the LetsPlay.Live (LPL) High School League 2020.
Legacy Esports to get the edge with Razer partnership
Razer will provide sports peripherals, including mice, headsets and keyboards, to Legacy Esports players and content creators.
Kiwi E Blacks set to smash the IESF World Champs next month
TEKKEN 7 player Daniel ‘Wowzer’ Cossingtom is off to South Korea this December to represent the country at the 11th IESF World Championships.
Finally, the esports battleground is safer and fairer for everyone
Finally, the esports industry has something of a universal code of conduct when it comes to fair play and fun.
Esports market reaches new heights
The esports market is continuing to gain momentum, and Extreme Networks says this is contriuting to a growing demand for fast and reliable Wi-Fi connections and more robust network infrastructure.
Gartner: Blockchain to be “transformational” within a decade
Gartner’s 2019 Hype Cycle for Blockchain Business shows that blockchain will have a transformational impact across industries in 5 to 10 years.
An esports gamer's dream: Fortress Melbourne to open in 2020
As well as plenty of gaming space, Fortress Melbourne will include a restaurant, two bars and an arena.
OG walks away with $15.5 million Dota 2 grand prize
The team walked away with a grand price of US$15.5 million, after battling it out with 15 other teams in the five-day event.
Waikato Uni opens NZ's first esports arena
"People are still of the opinion that gamers are the nerds in the corner who have no social skills, doing something that won’t take you anywhere in life. But this initiative is a step towards showing people that esports can lead to many opportunities in a billion-dollar industry.”
rFactor 2 entries to open for $1m World's Fastest Gamer prize
Keen esports racers who use the rFactor sim racing platform might just be able to race their way to the grand prize.
Winner winner, chicken dinner! China esports teams takes out top PUBG prize
Chinese esports team TOP ESPORTS took out the top prize of US$180,000 and a limited BAPE x PUBG Mobile Outfit as part of the PUBG MOBILE Club Open Global Finals this week.
Sydney hosts the Intel Extreme Masters 2019 esports competition
Unfortunately, A/NZ CS:GO teams Greyhound and Chiefs missed out from the playoffs having been eliminated.
Work getting the way of your pro-gaming dreams? You're not alone
If you’re an online gamer and think work gets in the way of your dreams of pro gaming, you're not alone - 36% of players across the globe think the same thing.
LPL to broadcast weekly programming on Sky Sports
Let’s Play Live (LPL) has now announced it will broadcast weekly programming for the rest of 2019 on the Sky Sports channel from Sky TV.
New acquisition makes Kiwis’ path into esports easier than ever
LPL has taken over CyberGamer and says this will open up the gateway for Kiwi gamers to compete on a global stage.
Let’s Play Live acquires esports company called CyberGamer
Let's Play Live (LPL) is getting bigger in 2019 thanks to its acquisition of CyberGamer.
JPlay & DGames bring blockchain to eSports
JPlay is one of the world’s first blockchain-powered eSports platforms, launched this month in Taipei, Taiwan.