The German coalition between the CDU/CSU and SPD has agreed to recognize eSports as an official sport. The decision could help transform eSports in the country and pave the way for acceptance into the Olympics.
The computer game Overwatch has sold over 35 million copies and the developer has now launched the biggest eSports project ever, the Overwatch League. Can it meet the expectations of both investors and fans?
From now on, German eSports will be supported by a national association. Can eSports become an actual sport in Germany? Violent games are still causing trouble in that regard.
Brendon Leigh has become the first eSports Formula One champion after winning the final in Abu Dhabi. He was one of 63,000 contestants who had entered the competition back in September.
Vendors used Gamescom 2017 to showcase a plethora of computer games. Many are or will be big sellers, but only a few can make it big in eSports. What does a title need to become a successful eSports brand?
The overall-wearing Italian plumber has swept the prizes at the video game trade fair in Cologne. The new Super Mario installation will be released in October - some 36 years after Mario first debuted as "Jumpman."
Universities have long been a major force on the North American sports scene, but now, it's not only the football or basketball players who are getting all the accolades. Collegiate eSports are now very much on the rise.
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China's LPL is planning to introduce franchising to its League of Legends competition and other leagues such as the LCS could follow suit. What could this mean for professional League of Legends leagues?
It's the job of organizations like FIFA to regulate their sports and ensure a fair environment for the participants. Such structures do not exist in eSports and the growing sport is in desperate need of a governing body.
Cihan Yasarlar recently joined Schalke, not as a footballer but as a gamer. In an interview with DW he discussed the entry of football clubs into eSports and a one-on-one duel against Schalke star Eric Choupo-Moting.
eSports are becoming more and more popular around the world, events fill up huge arenas and the prize money is already up into the millions. In the US, it is one of the fastest growing past-times.
League of Legends, FIFA, Dota 2, CS:GO and many more. You can learn here what is behind the format for DW's new eSports program.
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