ONE Street Fighter Tokyo Challenge to feature strongest Asian Street Fighter V: AE Pros

From ABS-CBN Sports

“The ONE Esports team is excited to partner with Capcom to launch the first ONE Street Fighter Tokyo Challenge. The tournament will showcase the world’s best pro and amateur players, who will compete in an exciting team format. It promises to be an amazing experience for fans and players.” – ONE ESports CEO Carlos Alimurung

SINGAPORE – A subsidiary of the largest global sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), ONE Esports’ upcoming ONE Street Fighter Tokyo Challenge seeks the best Street Fighter players to test their skills against pro players. This tournament is fully supported by Capcom.

To read more…

Gaming streamer Mangobells happy about rise of girl power in Esports

TASKUS PH resident streamer Mangobellls lives for the challenge of breaking the stereotypes in the Esports industry, choosing to rise above the societal norms to pursue her passion.

“As women in the field of e-sports, what we should do is rise above,” Mangobellls said during the U do U x Neutral Grounds Tekken Night recently. “I’ve seen women beat guys.”

Females in the industry may not be as common as men, but she is all for building a community with like-minded people, enthusiastic about Esports.

To read more…

The soul of the game: Inside the wild world of esports at the DCU Center

By Bill Shaner

I awoke on Friday in clothes from the night before and cracked a Reign energy drink. I put water on for a Nissan instant noodle and downloaded Twitch, a popular video game streaming app, to my phone. The annual Shine Super Smash Bros. Competition was at the DCU Convention Center for the first time. Unsure what to expect, I loaded my bag with the essentials — laptop, camera, notepad, corn chips — and I readied myself to walk for the first time into the wild world of competitive esports.

Upon entering the conference center, the scene looked not unlike a comic con. There were vendor booths and games and people milling around. Some held posters of scantily clad anime girls, superhero and game culture swag was abundant, and some came in costume. Notably, a team of four players seemed to go the entire day in banana suits. But beyond the small vendor section in the entryway, the conference center opened up to what, for many, may seem a totally alien world. But for those involved in the world of esports, this is the familiar field of play.

To read more…

Geekletes Strives To Help Prepare NBA 2K League And Other Esports Hopefuls For Professional Gaming

By Brian Mazique Contributor

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know that esports is one of the booming global industries. Competitive gaming has changed the way people buy, play and look at video games.

Whenever there is an industry thriving in this way, visionaries and entrepreneurs will create businesses designed to support the growth of the industry by filling the gaps that are created by the ascension.

Danny Martin is one of those people.

To read more…

Fortnite World Cup: the $30m tournament shows esports’ future is already here

Nearly all established sports are going through some degree of hand-wringing over attracting younger fans as their older core ages out. The death of monoculture and explosion of entertainment options, many accessible without leaving one’s bedroom, have seen attendance drops across the board. MLB and NFL teams have fallen over themselves installing on-site daily fantasy lounges to lure second-screeners. Even the hidebound International Olympic Committee has made transparent plays for youth, most recently with the addition of skateboarding, surfing and three-on-three basketball to next year’s Summer Olympics in Tokyo.

The demographic they’re so thirsty for could be found in droves over the weekend at New York’s Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, where three days of sold-out crowds turned out for the biggest video game competition of all time – the Fortnite World Cup – where a 16-year-old from Pennsylvania named Kyle Giersdorf (aka Bugha) brought home the winner’s share of $3m with a dominant performance in Sunday’s solos competition. It was the climax of a three-day marathon that saw a staggering $30m in prize money doled out.

A walk around the sprawling grounds where the US Open will take place next month raised a pressing question: not whether esports is the future of sports entertainment, but whether there’s any possible scenario where it’s not.

To read more…

error

Email us or Visit our page.