The Abu Dhabi government has turned the majority of Yas Island into a ten-square-mile safe zone just for the UFC, with each of the 2,500 people on site being tested for Covid-19 on five separate occasions during their stay.
Callum McCarthy looks at Formula 1 team McLaren's recent tie-ups within sim racing and esports, and how this reflects on real-life operations
There have been positive tests, protocol breaches and postponements, but nothing has been able to derail the project.
Behind closed doors matches are not a panacea for the impact of Covid-19, nor are they always better than not playing at all.
Even as Covid-19 took a terrible toll on ESL’s event business, it helped the 11th season of the Pro League become the most viewed in its history. Callum McCarthy reports on how organisers put the event together despite the pandemic, and what its success suggests for esports' wider outlook.
Endeavor's financial difficulties are pushing the UFC to stage events, which could risk severe damage to the promotion's hard-won reputation.
The video gaming industry is thriving at the minute, but that doesn't mean esports is thriving, too. Callum McCarthy looks at why.
The race’s popularity among young fans, both new and existing, has shown F1’s senior executives that video games and esports can be central to engaging under-25s.
English lower league club Exeter City's personal commitment to commercial partners has put the club on solid ground during the Covid-19 crisis. Callum McCarthy speak to club chairman Julian Tagg about the club's journey thus far and the hard road ahead.
DAZN and Eleven are striving to please consumers with their flexible, multi-platform, low-cost products. But they are finding that fans generally want sports content the way they've always had it: live and in their living room.
Fifa's six-month takeover of the Confederation of African Football was promised to result in better governance and financial controls. Callum McCarthy investigates whether CAF can be trusted to deliver on those promises without supervision.
Twitch has been the video game streaming sector’s market leader since its inception in 2015, but YouTube is now coming for that crown. Callum McCarthy speaks to Ryan Wyatt about the platform’s aggressive move into live esports.