.......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... ..........Jamie Cull-Host, 17, second from right, and other members of the Los Alamos High School esports team compete in a match against Rio Rancho’s Cleveland High School on Tuesday. (Eddie Moore/Albuquerque Journal)Copyright © 2019 Albuquerque JournalLOS ALAMOS – The five-man team was focused. An early scoring advantage meant victory was all but inevitable.Although a lot of chaos was happening on their screens, members of the Los Alamos High School League of Legends esports team were calm and communicating well in what became a 35-7 rout against Rio Rancho’s Cleveland High School on Tuesday. The Los Alamos High School esports team blasted Cleveland High School on Tuesday in the New Mexico Activities Association’s first season of esports – competitive video games. … [Read more...] about Go (esports) team! Gamers now playing for their schools
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LOS ANGELES, California (KTRK) -- They're one of the most competitive global teams around, but they're not taking to the field or the hardwood.These top tier athletes go at it with game controllers in-hand with million dollar payouts at stake. "There is a huge difference between practicing to become a professional and practicing to just have fun," said Sebastian Park, Vice President of Houston Rocket's eSports team called Clutch Gaming.They're a part of the League of Legends Championship Series.These guys are the James Hardens and Chris Pauls of the gaming world."This is our second full calendar year of being in Esports as a competitive team," said Park.Ten players ranging in ages from 18 to 25 compete with other pros from other teams in highly competitive video game tournaments from around the world. "Salaries range all over the place. The academy make $20,000 to $30,000. You have people in the LCS who make upwards of a million plus," said Park.Team Clutch is based in Los Angeles, … [Read more...] about Houston Rocket’s eSports team playing for high stakes
It’s 2019, and virtual farming is about to become a competitive sport. What do you do? When you think of esports, you usually think of a highly tactical game, one with a lot of fighting and gunplay, one that requires a high level of skill. Games like Counter Strike: Global Offensive or Overwatch might come to mind, team-based endeavors that involve one side eliminating the other with strategy and precision. Or perhaps you think of popular battle royales — Fortnite, PUBG or Call of Duty: Blackout — that require a player to loot up with as many weapons as possible before taking out enemies in the quest to be the last one standing. You know what you don’t think of? Farming. GIANTS Software, the developer of the Farming Simulator game series, is hoping to change that soon. Earlier this week, they announced that they would be starting the Farming Esports League, which will take the newest installment of their franchise, Farming … [Read more...] about Has esports gone too far with Farming Simulator’s new esports league?
Hundreds of gamers are expected for the Chicago Wolves' inaugural esports evening Saturday, Jan. 19, at Allstate Arena in Rosemont. Although the hockey is expected to be intense between the Wolves and rival Rockford IceHogs when they begin at 7 p.m., there will be plenty of invigorating esports activity before the game. Up first will be a Wolves esports night panel discussion at 5 p.m. in the arena's Skyline Room. Scheduled to participate are Robert Morris University esports program director Mike Wisnios, Robert Morris associate esports director Jose Espin, Intersport esports director Kurt Melcher and Todd McFarlin, co-founder and director of operations for the Illinois High School eSports Association.Robert Morris is one of the country's leading colleges for esports."We are working with local high schools and colleges to grow esports across the Midwest and identify future talent for our university team," Wisnios said.After the esports chatter, gamers will have a chance to play … [Read more...] about Chicago Wolves hosting debut of esports night
A Set small text size A Set the default text size A Set large text size All around the world 2018 was a pretty massive year in esports. We saw the continuation of popular tournaments and the launch of new ones. Professionally broadcast regular events like the Overwatch League became more commonplace and all sorts competitions continued to grow in size and prestige. More than that, Australian competition has seen massive growth in the industry locally. We had the Melbourne Esports Open, Hoyts made deals to showcase esports games and some local competitions were even broadcast on free-to-air TV. If you had told me I could turn on my TV to Network 10 and watch Rocket League even a year ago, I’m not sure I’d believe you. Hell, if you told me that now, I probably still wouldn’t, but it happened. So then, with all this progress, what’s coming for the year ahead in esports? I’m no fortune teller, but I can tell you what I’d like to see. More like … [Read more...] about Australia needs to go harder on esports in 2019