Dota 2 Event Prompts Legal Spat Between Streaming Sites

The video gaming live-streaming business is huge right now. Amazon purchased Twitch.TV for $970 million last year. Well, in the land where everything has a Chinese version, China, the Chinese equivalents of Twitch are in a legal war over the Dota 2 Asia Championships. » 1/19/15 6:00am 1/19/15 6:00am

Chinese League of Legends Pro Apologizes To Fans For Poor Performance

Professional gamers, like professional athletes, have their up and downs. When they disappoint, they have to face their fans and that's exactly what a Chinese League of Legends pro did. » 6/04/14 6:00am 6/04/14 6:00am

These May Just Be China's "Hottest" Pro-Gamers, Says Chinese Game Site

In some parts of the world, professional gamers garner just as much respect and adoration as the likes of Lionel Messi. In China, some of them are revered online like rock stars, and now Chinese game site SGamer.Com is asking which professional gamer is the most handsome. » 5/19/14 6:00am 5/19/14 6:00am

Forget Baseball and MMA, the Sport to Cheer for in this Bar was …

"M-C! M-C! M-C! M-C!" The crowd in the bar is going nuts, the cheers and chants of over 100 StarCraft fans reverberating off the walls around me. » 7/12/11 11:00am 7/12/11 11:00am

Professional Gaming on the Downturn, Cheesy TV to Blame

Professional Gamer David Treacy, or "Zaccubus" to his—erm—fans, recently spoke to Alienware about the changing face of professional gaming. Based on his interview, however, there's not much to talk about. » 7/05/11 5:20pm 7/05/11 5:20pm

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Newsflash: Study Reveals Pro Gamers are Out of Shape

British scientists recently studied pro gamers' physiology and reflexes to determine if what they do could be classified as a sport. One gamer in his twenties was described as having the lungs of a 60-year-old chain smoker. » 6/08/10 7:20pm 6/08/10 7:20pm

Deal Brings MLG Tournaments to EA Sports Titles in 2010

Tournaments sanctioned by Major League Gaming will be a multiplayer feature of certain upcoming EA Sports titles, under a deal announced today by the two parties that proposes to establish "the definitive ranking system for sports gamers in North America." » 3/02/10 6:20pm 3/02/10 6:20pm

Smash Bros. Champ Joins Survivor Cast

Did you realize that the television show Survivor was a going concern among television viewers? I certainly didn't, having completely given up on network television after those bastards decided to cancel Journeyman after one partial season, which is why I had no idea that the one of the cast members for the latest… » 8/28/08 12:20pm 8/28/08 12:20pm