The Olympic torch’s one job is to stay lit no matter what. And honestly, I never gave much thought to how that was accomplished. Lots of tiki torch fluid? Very careful runners? Ghosts? Correct answer: pressurized gas and a chassis that could probably survive reentry into Earth’s atmosphere.
In 2010, a guy by the name of Demetry James uploaded a video he made while he and some buddies were playing Madden. It went on to become the most famous highlight clip that video game series has ever seen.
Contrary to Michael “Venom” Page’s demonstration at tonight’s Bellator MMA match indicates, one does not need to jump knee their Pokémon in the face before catching them in Pokémon Go. Though I suppose it wouldn’t hurt. Or it would. A lot.
If Game of Thrones can do it, actual sports—the inspiration for Overwatch’s “Play of the Game” moments in the first place—can too.
Full wagering is illegal in 49 states, but sports betting is big business, with billions wagered each year—and everyone knows it. Lines and moves are discussed openly on TV, and covers are mentioned right next to game stories. Media outlets nationwide turn to a handful of people for insight and predictions into point…
There’s a rumour going around that Manchester United, a name even our dear American readers will recognise, are interested in signing an Overwatch esports team. Do not let this news surprise you.
One of the cooler things about Overwatch is that it isn’t just about shooting. You can heal, you can drop turrets, you can turn into a giant shield. But did you know that you can also, with a little work, play some badminton?
As the Warriors and Cavs prepare to do battle in the NBA Finals, the other 28 teams in the league are enjoying some time off. Some will spend it fishing, others will spend it with family and loved ones. Karl-Anthony Towns, the reigning Rookie of the Year, is streaming games on Twitch.
The Eastern Canadian Karting Championship is, if I’m not mistaken going by this video, secretly a Mario Kart recreation society.
WWE wrestler Xavier Woods, noted enthusiast of the video games, unleashed a Street Fighter-style Hadouken on Aiden English in a bout last night.
Quidditch is a real sport, adapted by Middlebury College students for non-magical players on the ground. However, a team has gone and shown us that it’s entirely possible to play the game while in the air: while skydiving.
In 1992, Nintendo’s then-president Hiroshi Yamauchi went out and bought a majority stake in the Seattle Mariners baseball team. It was one of the most 90s things Nintendo ever did, but today, that era comes to an end.
Alright, so I know that eSports are already a tough sell for many, but hear me out.
The curtain comes down on Kobe Bryant’s 20-year NBA career tonight, and nothing makes you realise just how old this guy is like seeing the gulf between the first and last video games he made an appearance in.
In 2014, 2K Sports promised that if their NBA2K Twitter account ever reached one million followers that players would receive a sweet bonus. Well, that day has finally arrived, and the bonus is...not sweet.
These days most professional sports teams, regardless of where they are in the world, tend to dabble in limited/variant jerseys. But few go as nuts for the ideas as minor-league American teams.