Thursday, 2 Apr 2020

Games

NBA 2K League postpones start of the 2020 season

Along with many other esports and gaming delays, the NBA 2K League has postponed the start of its upcoming season. The season had been scheduled to begin on March 24, but due to the COVID-19 situation, that has changed. As of yet, there has been no information about its new start date. ✖ To view […]

The esports leagues and events affected by coronavirus

The current novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has disrupted life around the globe, and that extends to the esports industry as well. Numerous recent and upcoming events and leagues have been cancelled, postponed, or altered as a result of the coronavirus spread, and the list seems to grow daily as more and more organizers respond to […]

Digi-Capital: Over $4.1 billion invested in AR and VR in 2019

Digi-Capital’s AR/VR Analytics Platform tracked $4.1 billion in AR/VR investment in 2019, the third-highest virtual reality investment and augmented reality investment year on record after 2017 and 2018. However, investment dropped significantly in Q4 2019 compared to the previous quarter in terms of both deal volume (i.e., the number of deals) and deal value (i.e., […]

Call of Duty League cancels tournament events, shifts to online-only

The Call of Duty League (CDL) has officially canceled physical tournaments for the rest of the year. In a tweet sent on Thursday, the CDL explains that the tournaments will be played online. This is to ensure the safety of the players, staff, and fans. Homestead tournaments that had been scheduled for the remainder of […]

FLASHPOINT groups selected, first round revealed

FLASHPOINT’s selection show has come to a close and with it we’ve been provided with the full groups for FLASHPOINT’s inaugural season. Per the mechanisms used, MAD Lions, FunPlus Phoenix, and Gen.G were each placed into one of three groups to open things up based on their current ranking. From there, the representatives from each […]

ESL Pro League’s season 11 week 1 schedule is here

The ESL Pro League kicks off in just four days, on Monday, March 16, and now the organization has released official schedules for the four weeks of top-tier Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CSGO) play. The season runs through April 4. ✖ To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser thatsupports […]

Prince of Persia joins For Honor for three-week crossover

For Honor kicked off a Prince of Persia crossover event that runs until April 2, giving players of the hack-and-slash fighting game new skins, weapons, and bling to collect, as well as a new map to play on, and the Prince himself as an adversary to both sides in a limited-time mode. Called Blades of […]

D-Wave: Quantum computing and machine learning are ‘extremely well matched’

Following D-Wave’s announcement of Leap 2, a new version of its quantum cloud service for building and deploying quantum computing applications, VentureBeat had the opportunity to sit down with Murray Thom, D-Wave’s VP of software and cloud services. We naturally talked about Leap 2, including the improvements the company hopes it will bring for businesses […]

LEC power rankings: 2020 Spring Split week 7

The LEC is clutch.  With the season wrapping up and playoff positioning on the line, the pressure has never been higher. Teams from lesser leagues, like the LCS, could have choked, producing the same type of clown fiesta that we’ve seen in North America over the past two weeks.  That hasn’t happened in Europe. Instead, the best […]

League of Legends is giving away free skins with Twitch Prime

Riot Games and Twitch have partnered up once again to give League of Legends players more free in-game items. Players with a Twitch Prime account can unlock a free permanent Mystery Skin. The skin tokens could include a wide range of rare and no longer available skins from League‘s extensive history. They can include anything […]