Latest Esports News

Microsoft platform lands another major esports personality

Oct. 24, 2019 2:58 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Microsoft's livestreaming service has added another major gamer two months after prying Tyler "Ninja" Blevins away from Amazon's Twitch. Michael "Shroud" Grzesiek announced Thursday he is leaving Twitch and YouTube behind and will stream exclusively on Mixer. Blevins joined Mixer in...

Ready student one? Universities launch degrees in esports

Oct. 1, 2019 8:16 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — On their first week in class, a group of students is playing a first-person shooter video game in a sleek new digital studio. It's their introduction to the degree in esports they've all enrolled in. The group clicking away on their mice are at the University of Staffordshire, one of several...

Gaming heavyweights raise $17M for new esports network

Sep. 17, 2019 5:19 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A new venture backed by many of video gaming's biggest publishers is unveiling a network that hopes to be to esports what ESPN has been to traditional sports. VENN is set to launch in 2020 and aims to give the fragmented esports scene a home base for content with higher production value...