When A Live Concert Inside A Video Game Feels Like The Future

Via The Verge, a look at today’s Fortnite’s Marshmello concert, a bizarre and exciting glimpse of the future: Even if you’re not a huge fan of electronic music or have never heard of the EDM producer Marshmello, Fortnite’s live in-game concert was still a shockingly stunning sight to behold — it was also an unprecedented moment […]

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‘Rocket League’ Is Poised To Become The Next Major Esport

Via Forbes, a look at the potential of Rocket League to become the next major eSport: Rocket League is a rapidly growing esport, amassing a massive fanbase and an active community in the three and a half years since its release. The finale of the last Rocket League Championship Series was broadcast live to over 160,000 viewers […]

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eSports: Using NBA 2K To Build Basketball and Its Brand Globally

Via Ozy, an interesting look at the power of eSports to build the NBA sport and brand overseas: The NBA has come up with a game plan for building robust fan bases in places like Berlin and Shanghai without having to fly any players across any oceans or find suitable arenas to host games — […]

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eSports Have Fantasy Leagues Too

Via Ozy, an interesting article on the convergence of virtual sports and fantasy leagues: Here’s how you play fantasy esports: Thousands of esports fans build an eight-player fantasy league lineup of professional video gamers, working to stay under a demarcated salary cap in hopes of earning the most points based on said players’ performance in […]

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eSports: Turning High School Gamers Into Varsity Athletes

Via Fast Company, an interesting look at how, with his PlayVS e-sports platform, Delane Parnell is creating a valuable scouting grounds for new tech talent: Sporting a pair of black Jordan 11 Cap and Gowns that look like they were just unboxed and a dark baseball cap that casts a slight shadow over his baby-cheeked […]

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Are Violent E-Sports Olympic Material?

Courtesy of the New York Times, an interesting article on whether violent eSports should be considered for the Olympics: As fighting raged across the battlefield in a video game called Arena of Valor, the announcers could barely contain their enthusiasm. “That is going to be two kills for team Thailand!” said Caro Wang, an announcer who was calling […]

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