A big surprise of this decade is the e-Sports scene. In the past gamers were ridiculed. Today they are earning more that sports people and gamers championships have better ratings than old sports. So here are some latest e-sports news. Today’s topic: Onlineesports.com presents live scores in esports tournaments.
What are esports? Esports (or electronic sports) are professional, organized video games competitions. In other words, professional gamers play videogames against one another competitively, often for large sums of money and prestige. These tournaments can range from small local matches to filling out stadiums of thousands. According to Newszoo’s 2018 Global Esports Market Report, the esports industry is estimated to be worth nearly one billion dollars within the next year – that’s a year-on-year increase of a whopping 38%. In addition, Newszoo estimates that by 2019, 427 million people worldwide will be watching esports (via ESPN). Read extra info at Latest eSports News.
Today, we would like to add four schools to the nation’s growing list of institutions with esports programs, beginning with California State University, Fresno. Here you go. California State University, FresnoCalifornia State University, Fresno, Fresno, California, California State University, Fresno (Fresno State University) has announced the launch of two esports programs for fall 2019. The school says that League of Legends will be the first elite student esports team representing Fresno State in competitions against other campuses. Other console games that will be available for competition include Apex Legends, FIFA 2019, Fortnite, Mario Cat 8, NBA2K 2019, Overwatch, Rocket League, SSBU, and Tekken 7.
In addition to the new esports program, Barry University offers a degree program in Computer Information Systems (CIS) with a Digital Media Concentration that the school thinks will interest esports student-athletes seeking a career in the field. The program prepares students for positions in the gaming industry through courses in Video Game Design, Virtual Reality, 3D Modeling, 3D Animation, Web Animation, and Computer Programming. Barry University is currently recruiting gamers for the Buccaneer esports team.
The London Spitfires may have been the surprise winners of the inaugural Overwatch Season, but defending their title turned out to be tougher than what they’ve imagined after the first week of games (from Feb. 14 to Feb. 17) saw them lose both of the two matches that they played over the four days of action in Los Angeles. The odds seemed set against Spitfires in the opening match, a re-match of last year’s Grand Final against Philadelphia Fusion. Fusion managed to gain revenge for their loss in last year’s finals, winning the opening game 3-1 on their way to a 2-0 start after they also beat Atlanta Reign later in the week. Source: https://www.larvacannon.com/.