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The rivalry that helped Gran Turismo World Finalist Nicolas Rubilar

The first driver to qualify for the 2019 FIA-certified Gran Turismo Championships World Final, Nicolas Rubilar, can trace his path back to a long-running rivalry
Tags: Sport, Esports, FIA, Autosport, Nicolas Rubilar

Media fragmentation is annoying consumers

Deloitte’s Technology, Media and Telecommunications division published its 13th-annual Digital Media Trends survey, focused on identifying changes in the ways US consumers engage with various types of media. Led by an independent research firm, the survey had roughly 2,000 consumer respondents across demographics – with the report categorizing respondents based on age (Gen-Z: ages 14-21, Millenials: 22-35, Gen-X: 36-52, Boomers: 53-71, and Matures: 72+). While already accompanied by a succinct 1...
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What we learned from Gran Turismo's first 2019 World Tour round

The FIA-certified Gran Turismo Championships kicked off its second season in Paris with an event that began the 2019 World Tou
Tags: Sport, Paris, Gran Turismo, Esports, FIA, Autosport, Gran Turismo Championships

The Problem of Toxicity in Esports (and Two Solutions)

Toxicity in esports is a legacy problem, but a trio of researchers are aiming to change that. Esports’ struggle with inclusion is a longstanding problem, but recent efforts in combating sexism and racism in the gaming space have had a noticeable impact on a pair of university campuses. For Phil Alexander, an assistant professor of […]
Tags: News, Esports, GDC, Gamer, Toxicity, Phil Alexander, GDC 2019

Rubilar wins Paris Gran Turismo Nations Cup Esport round

Nicolas Rubilar sealed victory in the FIA Gran Turismo Championships Nations Cup during the first event of the 2019 World Tour in Paris, qualifying for the World Final
Tags: Sport, Paris, Esports, FIA, Autosport, Rubilar, Paris Gran Turismo Nations, Nicolas Rubilar

Aston Martin gets FIA-backed Gran Turismo Manufacturer Series title

Aston Martin clinched the FIA-certified Gran Turismo Championships Manufacturer Series win in Paris after finishing first in the final race of fou
Tags: Sport, Paris, Aston Martin, Esports, FIA, Autosport

Riot Games Consulted on ‘The Simpsons’ Esports Episode

Esports has made it into the world of “The Simpsons.” Sunday’s episode of America’s longest-running sitcom series, titled “E My Sports,” will see Bart Simpson begin to excel at video game competitions with Homer as his passionate coach. When Lisa attempts to bring her father back to earth, however, chaos ensues. Whalen Rozelle and Jarred […]
Tags: News, America, The Simpsons, Esports, Riot Games, Lisa, Homer, Bart Simpson, Whalen Rozelle

The Simpsons Producers Worked With Riot Games On An Upcoming Esports Episode

Bart Simpson is entering the world of esports in an upcoming episode of The Simpsons. The staff behind The Simpsons even talked to Riot Games to help make the episode feel more “authentic.”Read more...
Tags: TV, Science, News, Fox, Kotaku Core, The Simpsons, Esports, League Of Legends, Riot Games, Bart Simpson, Al Jean

The Simpsons Is Going To Have An Esports Episode

Bart Simpson is entering the world of esports in an upcoming episode of The Simpsons. Read more...
Tags: TV, Science, News, Fox, Kotaku Core, The Simpsons, Esports, League Of Legends, Riot Games, Bart Simpson, Al Jean, Esports Episode

All Night E Has Gamer Girls Stripping Down Into Swimsuits

A new TV program has attempted to lure in the video game loving crowd as “All Night E” features a handful of gorgeous female talents playing games whilst stripping down into swimsuits; granted, one of those things will likely be more alluring than the other… The supposed esports program paid a great deal of attention […]
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EA Unveils New Competitive Gaming Studio

Video game publisher Electronic Arts just built a new competitive gaming studio at its headquarters in Redwood Shores, Calif., it announced on Friday. EA calls it a “one-stop-shop to rapidly accelerate the company’s ability to host more competitive events and create content primed for a top-tier broadcast experience.” The EA Broadcast Center features two main […]
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FIA-backed Gran Turismo Championships to kick off 2019 in Paris

The 2019 season of the FIA-certified PlayStation 4 Gran Turismo Championships kicks off this weekend with the first World Tour event in Paris
Tags: Sport, Paris, Esports, FIA, Autosport, Gran Turismo Championships

First Apex Legends esports scholarship takes you from filthy casual to pro

Massachusetts-based Becker College is the first college in the nation to offer a scholarship for Apex Legends. The path-to-pro program gives players $5,000 upon admittance to the school. The post First Apex Legends esports scholarship takes you from filthy casual to pro appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Gaming, News, College, Massachusetts, Trends, Scholarship, Esports, Becker, Becker College, Apex Legends

Bafta games awards 2019: God of War leads nominations

Epic mythological fighting game picks up 10 nominations, chased by Red Dead Redemption 2, Return of the Obra Dinn and Florence with six nominations each. See the full list belowSony Santa Monica’s God of War has received 10 nominations for this year’s Bafta game awards, leading a diverse pack of nominees.Rockstar’s Red Dead Redemption 2 also picked up six nominations, as did Florence – a game about a relationship played from the perspective of a young woman – and Return of the Obra Dinn, a lo-fi...
Tags: Games, Design, Technology, Tetris, Culture, Art and design, Awards and prizes, Pokemon, BAFTA, Mobile Games, Assassin's Creed, Super Mario, Florence, Esports, Role playing games, Strategy games

Fernando Alonso launches new Esports team, Chadwick among drivers

Two-time Formula 1 champion Fernando Alonso has launched a new Esports team, with BRDC British Formula 3 Championship race winner Jamie Chadwick among its drivers
Tags: Sport, Fernando Alonso, Esports, Chadwick, Autosport, Jamie Chadwick

Konami Constructing Esports Building in Tokyo

Japanese publisher Konami plans to open a new building in Tokyo dedicated to esports. The Konami Creative Center will be 12 stories high and include an underground floor as well, as Siliconera reports. It’s meant to house an entire esports arena, special shop stocked with hardware and accessories, and areas where staff can teach esports […]
Tags: News, Tokyo, Esports, Konami, Siliconera, Konami Creative Center

Full Sail University Unveils $6 Million Esports Arena

Full Sail University officially unveiled its new $6 million, 11,200-square-foot esports arena on Tuesday, the Orlando Sentinel reports. Dubbed the Fortress Sports Arena, it features high-end monitors and video production equipment, along with room for 500 fans, making it the largest competitive gaming venue on a college campus, according to Full Sail. It will be […]
Tags: News, Esports, Orlando Sentinel, Esports Arena, Full Sail University, Fortress Sports Arena

Could eSports Find A Home In Education?

The burgeoning world of eSports is on the brink of becoming fully embraced by the mainstream, with support from football clubs, the backing of organisations like the British eSports Association,… Read more » The post Could eSports Find A Home In Education? appeared first on
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Fortnite Season 8 brings a volcano, pirates, cannon – and a banana suit

Radical map changes and fun pirate-themed skins give a fresh look to counter strong competition from Apex Legends The latest season of Fortnite is now live, introducing a major new volcano area, as well as a host of pirate-themed locations and features.Season 8 kicked off early on Thursday morning with the arrival of a gigantic volcano in the north east of the island, spewing lava along various large channels. This fiery liquid dishes out damage to players who step in it (and makes them bounce),...
Tags: Games, Technology, Internet, Xbox One, Pc, Playstation, Culture, Xbox, Playstation 4, Game culture, Esports, Fortnite

Esports revenue is expected to top $1 billion worldwide for the first time during 2019

Esports will bring in more than $1 billion in revenue worldwide during 2019, according to a recent report from the Newzoo analyst group. That would be a 26.4% boost from 2018, with the growth largely driven by media rights deals, sponsorships, and advertising sales. NewZoo also expects esports viewership to increase by 15% in 2019, bring the total audience to about 453 million worldwide. The industry surrounding competitive video gaming — the scene commonly known as esports — is expected to g...
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Overwatch League 2019 Opening Week Viewership Reaches 13 Million

The Overwatch League opened its 2019 season earlier this month to 13 million viewers, a 30% increase year over year, according to a press release. The opening was held on Feb. 14 at the Blizzard Arena Los Angeles, where opening week tickets were completely sold out. For “Overwatch” fans around the world, watching online was […]
Tags: News, Overwatch, Esports, Blizzard Entertainment, Overwatch League, Blizzard Arena Los Angeles

Super League Gaming Shares Slide in IPO Debut

Shares of esports community and content platform Super League Gaming fell more than 20% on Tuesday after it priced its initial public offering (IPO) at $11 a share. The company sold more than 2.27 million shares for $249.7 million, according to MarketWatch. Its IPO is expected to close on Feb. 28. Afterwards, it plans to […]
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Codemasters on Motorsport Network partnership and Esports' future

Codemasters - the developer behind the DiRT, GRID and official Formula 1 game series for Xbox, PlayStation and PC - has signed a partnership with Autosport's parent body the Motorsport Network
Tags: Sport, Esports, Autosport, Motorsport Network

Riot Games Warns Pro Teams for Disrespecting All-Female Team

Riot Games (the developer behind the wildly popular League of Legends) has graciously stood up for its oppressed all-female League of Legends pro team after two other barbaric male pro teams dared to ban five support champions against them and “intentionally stretched out a game” where the girls were losing 2 to 52. LCL pro […]
Tags: Games, Politics, Feminism, Anime, Esports, League Of Legends, LCL

Fortnite goes big on esports for 2019 with $100 million prize pool

Epic Games, maker of the ultra popular Battle Royale game Fortnite, is putting up another $100 million in prize cash for competitive tournaments in 2019. The company made waves in the esports world last year, announcing $100 million prize pool for the 2018 competitive year, dwarfing every other competitive title in one fell swoop. This year, a significant portion of the $100 million will be awarded to participants of the first-ever Fortnite World Cup. Each of the 200 players who qualify and comp...
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Blizzard Details Its New ‘Hearthstone Masters’ Esports Program

Blizzard Entertainment wants to make “Hearthstone” esports more sustainable, entertaining, and accessible to fans. So, it’s created a new program called Hearthstone Masters that debuts in March. The first two parts of the new program are the Hearthstone Masters Qualifiers and the Hearthstone Masters Tour. The qualifiers are open to all eligible players who want […]
Tags: News, Esports, Blizzard Entertainment, Hearthstone, Hearthstone Masters, Esports Program

Apex Online Racing launches 'Esports Team Tournament'

Apex Online Racing has announced the launch of a new 'Esports Team Tournament' on Codemasters' F1 2018, in partnership with broadcaster Events House and boasting a £5000 prize pool
Tags: Sport, Esports, Autosport, Esports Team Tournament, Events House

Esports racer joins 18-driver Volant Winfield competition field

Two karting world champions and an Esports racer have made the final list of 18 drivers selected to enter the Volant Winfield at Paul Ricard next weekend
Tags: Sport, Other, Esports, Paul Ricard, Autosport, Volant Winfield

NASCAR Heat 3 to release update for 2019 Cup series Daytona opener

The NASCAR Heat 3 video game will be updated for the 2019 season ahead of this weekend's Cup Series season-opening Daytona 500
Tags: Sport, Nascar, Esports, Autosport, NASCAR Heat

NASCAR Heat 3 to release update of '19 Cup series opener at Daytona

The NASCAR Heat 3 video game will be updated for the 2019 season ahead of this weekend's Cup Series season-opening Daytona 500
Tags: Sport, Nascar, Esports, Daytona, Autosport, NASCAR Heat