StarCraft Player Gets Pro Athlete Visa, Delays Military Service

In August, the U.S. government, for the first time ever, gave a professional gamer the kind of special visa it issues to professional athletes. It was largely thanks to lobbying by Riot Games, makers of League of Legends. Now the first visa has gone to a professional StarCraft player, and it gets him out of military… » 12/11/13 6:00pm 12/11/13 6:00pm

Professional Video Gamer Suspended for Saying He Had Sex With a…

Well, if there's a big lesson of the past week, it's that cretinous online behavior may not be illegal in and of itself, but that doesn't mean you won't face consequences for engaging in it. Take the case of Ilyes "Stephano" Satouri, a member of the StarCraft team for Evil Geniuses, the renowned pro gaming clan. » 10/13/12 4:00pm 10/13/12 4:00pm

Watch This Pro Gamer Go Bananas, Live, When He Misses His MLB 2K12

This is Justin Masterson, the Cleveland Indians' opening day pitcher, being controlled by Richie Martinez, aka TeRRoRR of Major League Gaming, and the captain of Legacy, the pro Gears of War 2 » 4/05/12 6:15pm 4/05/12 6:15pm team. Right now, he's trying his hand at the million dollar prize in 2K Sports' for , which got under way yesterday.

A Million Bucks Up for Grabs as EA Sports' Tournaments Move to the PS3

Competitive Madden gaming, for the better part of a decade, typically involved a weekend of long drives, cheap hotel stays, and lots of standing, sitting and sometimes sleeping on ugly convention center carpet. It fairly assured that only the diehards and elites would show up for preliminary rounds. » 12/08/11 8:30pm 12/08/11 8:30pm

Take That, MTV: More than 240,000 People Watched Pro Video Game…

Some people like eSports. Others think the idea of broadcasting competitions of people going at it in Starcraft 2, Black Ops or Halo: Reach won't ever get mainstream media attention. But it turns out that it may not be necessary, if the new numbers released by the Major League Gaming promotion are any indication. » 12/06/11 11:40am 12/06/11 11:40am