All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘ESPORTS’

YouTube Live Streams Get 60fps Video, HTML5 Playback

A couple months ago, reports emerged saying YouTube was going after Twitch, in that it wanted to make YouTube Live a premier destination for video game streaming. When asked for comment, YouTube famously sent out a GIF of a girl shrugging, as if to say who? us? I dunnooooo? Also as if to say we now respond to press inquiries …

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YouTube Is Going After Twitch with New Game Streaming Focus: Report

YouTube has been experimenting with live streaming for many years, finally letting any channel in good standing participate in live streaming in December of 2013, and the YouTube Live channel currently features livestreams of sporting events, music, news, and more. But if you take a look through the offerings you might come back uninspired. YouTube Live hasn’t really taken off …

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Major League Gaming App Released For Xbox 360

Major League Gaming (MLG) today released an official app for the Xbox 360 console. The app allows 360 users to stream and watch watch MLG content at any time of the day through their console. “The MLG app for Xbox 360 brings our content directly to gaming fans on Xbox Live,” said Sundance DiGiovanni, co-founder and CEO of MLG. “MLG …

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Gamers Are Now Student Athletes at Top South Korean University

Although we’re coming around to it, there’s no doubt that places like South Korea are a little more into eSports than we are. But if a South Korean mother did happen to get a bit concerned with the amount of time her son or daughter was sinking into gaming, or watching live public tournaments, here’s one bit of news to …

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Ubisoft Announces eSports Platform The Next Level

There’s no denying the strong niche that’s been carved out for eSports competitions. The numbers for Evo 2013 alone clearly indicate the genre’s growing popularity. Of course, there’s always room for growth, which segues nicely into Ubisoft’s announcement for their “The Next Level” eSports platform. While the details concerning the service will be revealed at the upcoming PAX Prime convention, …

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Halo 4 “Global Championship” Announced, $200K Grand Prize

Mocrosoft today announced a global Halo 4 tournament will take place this summer. The Halo 4 “Global Championship” is sponsored by 343 Industries in cooperation with Virgin Gaming. Microsoft stated that nearly $500,000 worth of prizes is up for grabs, including a $200,000 grand prize. The tournament will consist of five weeks of competition on Xbox Live. Halo fans can …

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Call of Duty Tournament to Put $1 Million Up For Grabs

With eSports becoming more popular and accepted every year, it is only a matter of time before professional gamers will be making money comparable to professional athletes. Activision today announced the Call of Duty Championship, which will feature a Call of Duty: Black Ops II tournament with a $1 million prize pool. From April 5-7 in Hollywood, California, 32 teams …

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Call of Duty: Black Ops II’s YouTube Streaming Detailed

Activision today officially announced the live-streaming feature of Call of Duty: Black Ops II. The feature will allow players to live-stream their gameplay directly to YouTube from the Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3 consoles. It will also allow the streaming of the player webcams and audio commentary during gameplay (oh, boy…). The live-streaming will be heavily integrated into the newly …

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Twitch Raises $15 Million in VC Funding

Twitch, the leading online platform for streaming games and eSports events, announced this week that it has received a $15 million investment from venture capital firms during its latest funding round. Venture capital firm Bessemer Venture Partners provided the bulk of the funding, with Alsop Louie Partners and Draper Associates also participating the the round. Twitch stated that the investment …

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League of Legends is Getting a Professional eSports League

Riot Games, the developer behind the wildly popular League of Legends, has announced plans to create a professional gaming league around its title. Starting next year, the company will host a League of Legends Championship Series. The series will host professional League of Legends teams from all over the world. HD streaming broadcasts of live regular-season matches will be aired …

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