Most Popular eSports Platforms For those spectators who do not wish to visit a venue to watch an eSports event live, there are many platforms that can be accessed for instant access to the most popular tournaments and Championships. Twitch is perhaps one of the most popular for streaming events, but there are also other excellent platforms that can be used like Gaming Live and Showroom. These offer free and high-quality streaming. Hitbox is another popular platform that is a great alternative to Twitch. It offers a fast streaming experience and is a great site to bring together broadcast partners, streamers and even event organizers. … [Read more...] about The Popularity Of Esports Around The World
Esports in china
With the English version of Magic: The Gathering Arena currently in Closed Beta phase, China’s gaming juggernaut Tencent announced it has signed a publishing deal with Wizards of the Coast to bring the PC online TCG to China. With competitor NetEase flourishing with Hearthstone and the upcoming launch of Gwent: The Witcher Card Game, Tencent is looking to grab a share of the online TCG market share with Magic: The Gathering Arena. … [Read more...] about – Tencent announces upcoming TCG for China players
China's gaming industry is in for a long winter, as the ongoing embargo on new game approvals by the Chinese government is now predicted to last another 4-6 months. After a recent list of official "recommendations" were sent to various regulatory bodies in China, which included guidelines such as more stringent approval processes and limiting the number of game licenses, a government insider further reveals that China's gaming industry can expect a drastic overhaul and a much stricter regulatory system when it comes to game approvals in the future. … [Read more...] about China’s Freeze on New Games May Continue for Another 4-6 Months
3 main goals have been set for 2019, including: 1, Finalize major rules, such as esports rules, business cooperation rules, and wage rules; 2, Optimize business model, such as home and away grounds; 3, Improve new player development plans. LPL is confirmed to be its own business entity under TJ Sports, and no longer be considered as part of Tencent’s gaming business. TJ Sports will also increase its involvement in charity and social work. … [Read more...] about – New company formed to oversee and expand esports business in China
Recently we have seen how many African esports organisations and tournaments are being set up to pioneer competitive gaming across the continent. Whilst the world’s top esports teams seem to come from countries as far-ranging as Brazil and China, until recently it was thought that Africa was being left behind. … [Read more...] about Could Africa be the next esports hotspot?