Gamer Sensei, a collection of some of the best esports coaches in the world announced today that both Smite and Paladins from Hirez Studios will be added to the games in their coaching platform. Gamer Sensei offers personalized lessons for today’s most popular competitive games, matching their players with their ideal coaches, regardless of skill level. With this new partnership, gamers can now connect directly with professional Smite and Paladins coaches to improve their gameplay. These two new games come on the heels of other recent additions to the Gamer Sensei platform, including Fortnite and PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds. “As we continue to expand our coaching services we couldn’t be happier to work with Hi-Rez,” said Jim Drewry, CEO of Gamer Sensei. “We are huge fans of both games and are excited to be able to help other fans and players improve their skills. If you are a competitive gamer and haven’t yet tried our coaching … [Read more...] about Gamer Sensei Adds hi-Rez Studios’ Smite and Paladins to its Esports Coaching Platform
The Battle Royale genre has taken the gaming industry by storm. Playerunknown's Battlegrounds and Fortnite were the defining titles of 2017 and both continue to increase in popularity well into 2018. They've been joined by a few new comers like Darwin Project and Radical Heights, and there's surely dozens more Battle Royale games currently in development. But does this new genre have staying power? The enormous eSports infrastructure built up around the small team vs team structure of MOBAs like League of Legends and Dota 2 and tactical FPS titles like Counter Strike Global Offensive and Overwatch is now being modified to serve the upstart Battle Royale genre. H1Z1, a precursor to PUBG, is a bit ahead of the pack when it comes to eSports. The H1Z1 Pro league is kicking off a professional tournament in Las Vegas starting on April 21. 15 teams are set to square off in a custom designed circular stage which looks incredibly impressive, even to a staunch eSports skeptic. While eSports … [Read more...] about The Weekly Raid: Are Battle Royale Games The Future Of Esports?
The world of eSports has seen tremendous growth over the past few years and eSports are not just popular among those who participate in games and events, but they are also quite popular with those that spend time watching competitions. In 2016, the eSports industry generated over $636 million in revenue and players took home more than $120 million in prizes. These numbers increased even more in 2017 and are expected to soar in 2018. Predictions state that global revenue will surpass $1.75 billion by 2020 and the audience enjoying eSports will exceed 600 million. With some of the biggest names in technology now involved in eSports, it goes without saying that this industry is booming and will continue to see amazing growth over the coming years. Even professional athletes are getting involved in eSports and there are a number of online betting sites that offer competitive odds on eSports. With plenty of esports wagering sites, one does not have to be a player to be part of the eSports … [Read more...] about The Popularity Of Esports Around The World
Without a doubt, if there were no titles like League of Legends, Overwatch, CS: Go, and Dota, we wouldn’t be able to talk about eSports today. These titles were the ones to first bring video games into the spotlight and turn them into sports. Of course, some people would say that eSports are not actual sports, but many would argue with them. eSports have become quite popular in the past few years, and given the tournaments that have more and more viewers every year, it’s safe to say that eSports will not stop here. Recently, a video game played by two people was watched by more than 600,000 people at the same time. If not else, this should really make people think of eSports as real sports. As we already stated, Overwatch, league of Legends, CS: Go, and Dota 2 are currently the most popular eSports titles. While these games will always be famous for turning eSports into what they are today, new titles are coming and they will most likely make eSports even more popular. The … [Read more...] about Overwatch and LoL Still Main eSports Titles, Could Come To Olympics?
Vision Esports, the ownership group which owns esports team Echo Fox, recently announced it has raised USD 38 million in a funding round. The round was led by Evolution Media, an investment firm backed by Creative Artists Agency (CAA) and private equity firm TPG Growth. Other investors, outside of the athletes, include Shamrock Holdings, the private investment firm backed by the Walt Disney family (separate from the company). Vision Esports was formed by former San Jose Sharks minority owner Stratton Sclavos, video game developer Jace Hall and former MGM Resorts executive Chris Nordling. On the other hand, Echo Fox was founded by three-time NBA champion and actor Rick Fox, which also received investment from the New York Yankees. Long story short, Echo Fox is secured for the long term when it comes to finances. 2018 is only going to get better for esport! … [Read more...] about – Parent company of esports team raises USD 38 million in funding