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Police make arrests over esports match-fixing at tournament

Aug. 23, 2019 7:14 PM EDT

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Police say six Australian men allegedly fixed matches in an online esports game and bet on the rigged results. Victoria Police raided three homes in Melbourne's suburbs on Wednesday and two more homes on Friday, arresting six men aged 19 to 22. The investigation began in March...

Lawrence Tech turns former meeting room into esports arena

Aug. 18, 2019 9:13 AM EDT

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. (AP) — A university in suburban Detroit has turned a former meeting room into a high-tech haven for video game players. Lawrence Technological University says the new LTU eSports arena in Southfield features 12 computers with monitors; a coach's station; and a large TV for spectators to...

Hampton University looks to train black esports players

Aug. 18, 2019 9:01 AM EDT

HAMPTON, Va. (AP) — Kyle Giersdorf, a 16-year-old from Pennsylvania, found himself $3 million richer this summer. He won the money after beating 99 other players in the online fighting game Fortnite Battle Royale during the Fortnite World Cup finals on July 28. For comparison, golfer Gary Woodland took...

Trooper finds parked driver playing Pokemon Go on 8 phones

Aug. 15, 2019 6:59 PM EDT

BURIEN, Wash. (AP) — A Washington state trooper who pulled over to help what he thought was a disabled vehicle found something else instead: The driver had eight phones simultaneously playing the video game Pokemon Go. The driver was stopped on the shoulder of Highway 518 in Burien, south of Seattle, on...

Business Highlights

Aug. 9, 2019 4:31 PM EDT

___ Huawei unveils phone system that could replace Android BEIJING (AP) — Chinese tech giant Huawei has unveiled its own operating system for smartphones that could replace Android if U.S. sanctions on the company cut off access to Google's system. The company says it will release its first smartphone...

Marketplace builds community among Las Vegas-area Latinos

Aug. 9, 2019 3:45 PM EDT

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP) — It's all here, everything under the sun. Bicycles, washing machines, wheelchairs, knives and monkey wrenches. It's as if a department store's innards have been exposed — spread on blankets, crammed into milk crates, arranged in glass cases, hung next to the Minion...

WNBA players to appear in NBA 2K20

Aug. 8, 2019 8:01 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The WNBA is expanding its reach in video games as its players will appear in NBA 2K20. It's not the first time that gamers will be able to use female basketball players. WNBA players appeared in NBA Live 18 in 2017. Many of the top WNBA players, including Candace Parker, A'ja Wilson and...

Southern Illinois University set to launch new Esports Arena

Aug. 2, 2019 4:59 PM EDT

CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) — Southern Illinois University in Carbondale is launching a new Esports Arena as it embraces a new era of competition and electronic gaming. The 1,200-square-foot (110-sq. meter) facility opens Aug. 16 with an open house at the Student Center, the Southern Illinoisan reported. Interim...

Ninja out: Gaming megastar leaves Twitch for Mixer

Aug. 1, 2019 2:17 PM EDT

Fortnite superstar Tyler "Ninja" Blevins has left Twitch and is taking his video game live streams to Microsoft's Mixer platform, a stunning switch that could have wide-ranging consequences for the rapidly growing industry. Blevins announced his move Thursday , ending a hugely profitable partnership with Twitch,...

Unopened 1987 Nintendo video game could sell for $10,000

Jul. 31, 2019 3:10 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — An unopened copy of a 1987 cult-classic video game that a Nevada man found in the attic of his childhood home is expected to sell for up to $10,000 at an online auction. The boxed game cartridge of Nintendo's "Kid Icarus" was still in the bag with the receipt for $38.45 from J.C. Penney's...