OverActive Media makes debut on the the TSX Venture Exchange

Got a few million dollars lying around, and happy to roll the dice on doubling your spare change? If so, this might be the time to take a closer look at a homegrown esports enterprise. OverActive Media is now trading on the TSX Venture Exchange. The Toronto-based enterprise counts the MAD Lions, Toronto Defiant, and […]

Sweden makes a telling statement on esports with DOTA 2 The International ruling

One of the world’s great ongoing debates—at least where the fans of competition are concerned—is what constitutes a sport and what doesn’t. Football, hockey, and MMA are all no brainers, with bowling, skeet shooting, and archery all debatable. And speaking of debatable, um, step forward snooker, darts, and golf. Esports is right up there with […]

Offside comments lead to Agit Katilmis being terminated by Vancouver Whitecaps

Conventional wisdom—at least where legacy sports like hockey and soccer are concerned—is that trash-talking is part of the game. As for what’s said during the heat of battle, to paraphrase an old Vegas saying “What happens on the pitch or ice stays on the ice or the pitch.” Not so in the world of esports, […]

PUBG and Honor of Kings make Tencent the company to beat in mobile gaming

Tencent remains the company to beat when it comes to world-beating mobile video games. According to the app-tracking blog Sensor Tower, the Shenzhen, China-based developer had the two highest-grossing titles this past June. Those were Tencent’s PUBG and Honor of Kings. HOK racked up a mammoth US$277 million in player spending, with 95.6 percent of […]

VALORANT attracts a huge name as Natural Born Killer leaves the ranks of CS:GO

Natural Born Killer, who is one of the biggest and most-loved stars of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive has announced he’s leaving the game that made him famous for a greener pasture. And that pasture is the upstart first-person shooter game known as VALORANT. Over a decade-plus career Nathan “NBK” Schmitt has played for such blue-chip squads […]

Toronto esports company announces collaboration with Nevada-based Black Fire Innovation

A Canadian Securities Exchange–listed company hopes to forge stronger cross-border links between academia and the growing esports industry. GameSquare Esports Inc. plans to do this in a new alliance with Black Fire Innovation, which is a partnership of Caesars Entertainment Inc. and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas Office of Economic Development. The collaboration centres […]

Tencent and Tim Hortons team up as part of an all-fields esports blueprint

First coffee—preferably a Canadian-as-double-hockey-stick double-double—and then, from the looks of things from Tencent Esports headquarters, the world. In a presentation titled “Drawing an all-fields developing blueprint of esports”, gaming giant Tencent talked about the importance of wading into the future flanked by proven winners. And that includes Canada’s iconic Tim Hortons coffee chain. The “Drawing on […]

Seth Rogen took to the Rocket League pitch to help in fight against Alzheimer’s

Seth Rogen entered FaZe Clan’s world yesterday with the goal of doing something important for Alzheimer’s research. The Vancouver-born Hollywood megastar did a livestream on June 17 as a benefit for HFC. That’s a nonprofit, started by the actor’s wife Lauren Miller Rogan, that’s devoted to raising money and awareness in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease. The stream […]

India Esports Premier League signs hi-wattage star Tiger Shroff as an ambassador

When looking to raise brand awareness, nothing sells like an endorsement from a hi-wattage celebrity. Admit it–the only reason you put Aveeno on everything from your face to your toast in the morning is because Jennifer Aniston is on TV hawking the stuff 12 times per hour. Thanks to  Matthew McConaughey there’s no way you’re driving anything […]


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