Esports

The commercial fortunes of the NBA 2K League continue to grow. The NBA's esports competition is increasing its prize fund by $200,000 to $1.2m (€1.06m) for its upcoming second season.

Chinese ecommerce giant Alibaba has partnered with India’s Times Internet to become a major investor in a new esports analytics venture.

Chris Park has left North America’s Major League Baseball to become the new chief executive of global esports organisation Gen.G.

The North American branch of collectibles and trading card brand Panini has embarked on a one-year partnership with compLexity Gaming, agreeing to develop content including trading cards and posters for...

The NFL Pittsburgh Steelers have become the latest mainstream pro sports franchise to jump into the esports world by partnering with the Pittsburgh Knights.

After being based in Los Angeles during its first season, the Overwatch League will be going on the road in 2019, with a handful of games to be played in teams' home cities

The IOC has poured cold water over building speculation that esports could become an Olympic sport in the near future, calling such conversations “premature”.

North American stock-car racing series Nascar has launched an esports league, in partnership with Race Team Alliance and 704Games

Activision Blizzard has signed a multi-year deal with Fanatics to become the exclusive home of Overwatch League merchandise.

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The Chinese city of Hangzhou has opened an esports town as part of ongoing efforts to engage with the sector ahead of the 2022 Asian Games. The Esports Observer website said the 3.94m sq. ft

The 2019 eMLS Cup will feature 22 of the 24 Major League Soccer teams, with Atlanta United, DC United and expansion club FC Cincinnati participating for the first time

The United States eSports Federation (USeF) has been accepted as a full member of the International eSports Federation (IeSF)

Uefa has entered into a partnership with EA Sports to create the eChampions League, with the final to be held in Madrid on May 31, the day before the Champions League final in the same city.

One Championship has announced it is creating a new esports championship in a joint venture with Japanese media agency Dentsu

The NFL is looking to capitalize on the huge popularity of Fortnite by allowing its team uniforms in the video game

Michael Jordan is the latest sports icon to invest in esports. The NBA legend and Charlotte Hornets owner has become a minority owner of aXiomatic Gaming, the parent company of Team Liquid.

Paris Saint-Germain has expanded its partnership with Chinese esports organisation LGD Gaming to form a Fifa Online team

Thomas Schmidt has been appointed as a member of the board at esports specialist Turtle Entertainment, which operates the ESL organisation

Scottish Premiership champion Celtic has signed up as the fourth member of eFootball.Pro, an esports company founded by Spanish footballer Gerard Piqué. Celtic took part in the eFootball.