League of Legends News

Top five eSports popularity study takeaways
Just a few years ago on one of the ESPN channels, a member of a sports journalists panel brought up the topic of eSports and its growing popularity. The reaction from the other journalists was laughter and utter condescension towards eSports and its fans. They refused to even consider that immensely popular mmo games and shooters of a competitive nature to be worthy of any attention at all. But, oh, how the tables are turning. ESPN is losing abou...
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Jun 24 2017
eSports popularity rivals traditional sports
For what seems forever, the conventional wisdom has said that the popularity of traditional sports would never be supplanted. While it is true that football has replaced baseball as America's pastime, there was never any doubt that the reign of the NFL, NBA, and MLB would remain unchallenged. Now it appears that we will see a seismic shift in our lifetimes as a new study shows that eSports popularity is almost equal to that of traditional sports ...
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Jun 06 2017
How the future of eSports may not be bright
Without a doubt, the popularity of eSports continues to rise. Tens of millions of gamers regularly watch tournaments being streamed online, and the prize pools for the largest tournaments often reach a million dollars or more. Some of the biggest mmo games on the market are heavy hitters in the eSports arena, and many fans figure that the sport will continue to get bigger and bigger. While some can say that the future of eSports looks quite rosy ...
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May 30 2017
University of Utah offering eSports scholarships
The conquest of the world by eSports continues unabated. The number of gamers playing competitive mmo games continues to grow at a rapid pace, and the same can be said for the tens of millions who regularly watch tournaments from around the world. Playing video games can now help pay your way through college, making the admonishments given by parents over the years factually wrong. Case in point is that the University of Utah is now offering eSpo...
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Apr 05 2017
Top five eSports
Over the years, video games have become a huge business. Tens of millions of players fire up their consoles or computers every day to play everything from single-player rpgs to mmofps games. In fact, hit games now generate more revenue than the biggest Hollywood blockbusters. The rise of eSports is another important component in this massive surge of popularity and sales. It seems every week features another major eSports tournament where the pri...
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Feb 24 2017
League of Legends Faker livestream sets record
There are times when reality does not live up to expectations, or as Spock said in Star Trek, "You may find that having is not so pleasing a thing after all as wanting." Such was the sentiment expressed by some mmo players watching the first Twitch livestream by the legendary League of Legends Faker. The very first Faker Twitch livestream was a huge event, and it broke the record of livestream viewers as more than 245,000 concurrent viewers tuned...
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Feb 07 2017
Gold Coin United signs Mash
One thing about eSports is that rosters continually change. It's fascinating to see mmo players shuffled around as pro teams prep for runs at major tournaments. The latest bit of roster news is that North American Challenger Series team Gold Coin United signs Mash as an in-house substitute for its League of Legends team.Of the Gold Coin United signs Brandon "Mash" Phan news, head coach Yoonsup "Locodoco" Choi told ESPN, "Mash is going to be a...
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Jan 16 2017
2017 mmo preview
The champagne has been popped, the ball has dropped, and a new year is upon us. The world of online gaming was surprisingly eventful in 2016 even though there wasn't any huge AAA mmorpg games released. The new year also promises to be a busy one for gamers, and I'm sure that there'll be more than a few surprises along the way. So what will the new year hold for online gamers? Let's take a crack at foretelling the future in our 2017 mmo preview. ...
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Jan 09 2017
Looking at the League of Legends deal with MLBAM
There is one aspect of eSports that perfectly coincides with traditional sports, which is seeking to gain as much revenue as possible through advertising and other means. While an online rpg like League of Legends makes over a billion dollars a year from its players, there is definitely an issue in monetizing the eSports tournament format. Regular sports, such as football and basketball, make hundreds of millions of dollars every year through adv...
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Dec 14 2016
2015 League of Legends world championship stats
The day may come when League of Legends actually conquers the world. The free mmo generated over $1.6 billion in revenue last year, and it shows no signs of letting down. Part of the moba's phenomenal rise is due to the increasing popularity of eSports as more and more people regularly tune in to watch tournaments offering millions of dollars in prizes. Riot Games just released some League of Legends World Championship 2016 stats that are truly e...
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Dec 06 2016