Spark unveils Esports initiatives: Game Arena and 'The Rise Cup':
Spark debuts Spark Game Arena and nationwide Fortnite tournament, The Rise Cup, in NZ esports venture
eSports and games streaming market to be US$8 billion by 2033: FMI
The global eSports and games streaming market is expected to grow by US$8 billion from 2023 to 2033, accelerating at a CAGR of 11.9%, according to FMI.
Ampverse and DMI Finance become allies in India's esports
Ampverse, Asia’s gaming ecosystem, and DMI Finance, the Non-Banking Financial Company of the DMI Group, have joined forces in the esports industry in India.
Chorus announces Hyperfibre sponsorship deal with NZ Esports
Chorus has put its support behind New Zealand's Esports community with a newly announced three-year Hyperfibre sponsorship deal with NZ Esports.
Are Kiwis winning or losing when it comes to gaming security?
As a country, it's clear we love gaming and are entering the realm at rapid speed. But as with all online activity, significant risks come with this kind of rising engagement.
QTnet chooses Juniper for AI-driven eSports gaming stadium
QTnet has announced it has selected Juniper Network's wired, wireless and security solutions to power its eSport Challenger's Park.
Gaming company Polemos to enable the monetisation of NFT gaming assets from blockchain games.
The esports-focused company Polemos has released a white paper laying out a strategy to build the world's first GameFi platform enabling the monetisation of idle NFT gaming assets from integrated blockchain games.
University of Waikato says it's 'game on' for esports
In what might just be a New Zealand first, budding esports stars can now study this booming industry as part of their university degrees.
NZ's iconic Eden Park will be a new home for Oceania esports
famously home to physical sports like cricket, the Rugby World Cup and the All Blacks, will now be home to the Eden Park Esports High Performance Centre.
JBL's Quantum range buddies up with esports firm 100 Thieves
Gaming brand JBL has signed on with esports organisation 100 Thieves to become the official global gaming headset partner this year.
COVID-19: Global esports revenue will take a hit despite higher viewership
Newzoo has revealed that it has adjusted its previous estimate for worldwide esports as a result of the cancellation of big-ticket events.
Esports granted official status by Sport New Zealand
New Zealand is only the twenty-first country in the world to officially recognise a national body for esports, whether directly or through their National Olympic Committees or national sport agencies.
Esports viewing breaks records as 'stay at home economy' booms
Arena-packed esports tournaments are no longer a sustainable or safe practice in the wake of the pandemic, so e-sports competitions have adapted to suit the booming ‘stay at home economy’.
Microsoft & Mogul launch Age of Empires II Asia Cup
The AOE II Asia Cup will run in four seasons. The top four teams from each season will land a place in the AOE Asia Cup Major.
Research: How 5G will change, well... everything
Informa Tech’s new research wing, Omdia, reveals 5G interdependencies in new research paper exploring impacts across the tech ecosystem.
Dell & Fortress Melbourne power the future of gaming
Melbourne’s new esports and gaming venue Fortress Melbourne has chosen Dell to run its entire IT infrastructure, right down to the PCs and peripherals.
Vodafone NZ backs the 2020 High School League
Vodafone New Zealand is this year backing the rise of esports across New Zealand and wider Australasia, after signing on as the head sponsor for the LetsPlay.Live (LPL) High School League 2020.
Legacy Esports to get the edge with Razer partnership
Razer will provide sports peripherals, including mice, headsets and keyboards, to Legacy Esports players and content creators.
Kiwi E Blacks set to smash the IESF World Champs next month
TEKKEN 7 player Daniel ‘Wowzer’ Cossingtom is off to South Korea this December to represent the country at the 11th IESF World Championships.
Finally, the esports battleground is safer and fairer for everyone
Finally, the esports industry has something of a universal code of conduct when it comes to fair play and fun.
Esports market reaches new heights
The esports market is continuing to gain momentum, and Extreme Networks says this is contriuting to a growing demand for fast and reliable Wi-Fi connections and more robust network infrastructure.
Gartner: Blockchain to be “transformational” within a decade
Gartner’s 2019 Hype Cycle for Blockchain Business shows that blockchain will have a transformational impact across industries in 5 to 10 years.
An esports gamer's dream: Fortress Melbourne to open in 2020
As well as plenty of gaming space, Fortress Melbourne will include a restaurant, two bars and an arena.
OG walks away with $15.5 million Dota 2 grand prize
The team walked away with a grand price of US$15.5 million, after battling it out with 15 other teams in the five-day event.