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How esports is improving career prospects for growing numbers of students
4 days ago
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Esports' integration into curricula is elevating students' career prospects by equipping them with crucial transferrable skills like teamwork, communication, and critical thinking, and exposing them to a myriad of job opportunities.
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Logitech G introduces PRO X 60 LIGHTSPEED Gaming Keyboard for esports pros
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Logitech G unveils its PRO X 60 LIGHTSPEED Gaming Keyboard, aimed at professional esports athletes, with features including a compact 60% form factor and KEYCONTROL for personalised customisation.
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Sony & Fnatic co-develop INZONE Buds for an immersive gaming experience
Mon, 22nd Jan 2024
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Sony partners with renowned esports team, Fnatic, to launch INZONE Buds, wireless gaming earbuds with 12-hour battery life and AI-assisted mic technology, providing an unrivalled immersive audio experience.
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Acer introduces new high-performance gaming laptops
Fri, 12th Jan 2024
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Acer has launched its latest Predator Helios gaming laptops, powered by Intel’s 14th gen processors and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 40 Series Laptop GPUs.
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Bitget Wallet strengthens sports fan economy with Chiliz partnership
Thu, 4th Jan 2024
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Bitget Wallet bolsters its partnership with blockchain platform, Chiliz, in a bid to boost mass adoption of Web3 technologies and digitise the sports industry worldwide.
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Mastercard launches unique gaming initiative with G2 Esports & Riot Games
Fri, 17th Nov 2023
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Mastercard debuts its first gaming initiative, the 'Gamer Academy', in collaboration with G2 Esports and Riot Games.
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The Intel Extreme Masters returns to Sydney
Fri, 27th Oct 2023
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The Intel Extreme Masters tournament returned to Sydney for an epic live esports competition, featuring Counter-Strike 2 as the game of choice.
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Hands-on review: EA Sports FC 24
Tue, 24th Oct 2023
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EA Sports announced it would be continuing its popular football franchise under a new title, and it feels strange to say that 'EA Sports FC 24' is finally here.
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Mastercard's Gamer Academy tackles gender disparity in global esports industry
Tue, 17th Oct 2023
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Mastercard unveils global initiative, Mastercard Gamer Academy, in a bid to improve diversity in esports and gaming.
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Logitech G launches new eSports gear developed with athletes
Tue, 10th Oct 2023
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Logitech G launches Logitech GPROX TKL LIGHTSPEED Gaming Keyboard and Logitech GPROX SUPERLIGHT 2 Gaming Mouse, aiming to elevate eSports performance.
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Game review: Forza Motorsport (Xbox Series X)
Fri, 6th Oct 2023
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Things are shaping up much better in 2023 thanks to the releases of Redfall, Starfield, and now Forza Motorsport.
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Spark unveils Esports initiatives: Game Arena and 'The Rise Cup':
Tue, 3rd Oct 2023
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Spark announces the launch of Spark Game Arena, with the nationwide tournament The Rise Cup featuring Fortnite, and a $30,000 prize pool up for grabs.
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eSports and games streaming market to be US$8 billion by 2033: FMI
Thu, 15th Jun 2023
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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.
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Ampverse and DMI Finance become allies in India's esports
Mon, 29th May 2023
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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.
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Meltwater appoints Kunalan Ramasamy as Malaysia Country Manager
Fri, 23rd Sep 2022
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Meltwater appoints key leadership roles in Malaysia and Hong Kong, introduces expanded social analytics suite, and secures strategic partnerships. #growth.
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Mighty Kingdom appoints Dr Grant Osborne as chief technology officer
Fri, 19th Aug 2022
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Mighty Kingdom, an Australian game studio, has appointed Dr Grant Osborne as its first CTO to drive growth through emerging technology systems.
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Chorus announces Hyperfibre sponsorship deal with NZ Esports
Thu, 4th Aug 2022
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Chorus has put its support behind New Zealand's Esports community with a newly announced three-year Hyperfibre sponsorship deal with NZ Esports.
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Are Kiwis winning or losing when it comes to gaming security?
Wed, 27th Apr 2022
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The rise of online gaming in New Zealand comes with significant risks, as cyber attacks target players, especially the younger ones.
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QTnet chooses Juniper for AI-driven eSports gaming stadium
Fri, 4th Mar 2022
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QTnet has announced it has selected Juniper Network's wired, wireless and security solutions to power its eSport Challenger's Park.
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Gaming company Polemos to enable the monetisation of NFT gaming assets from blockchain games.
Wed, 29th Dec 2021
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Gaming company Polemos aims to create the first GameFi platform allowing users to monetise NFT gaming assets from blockchain games.
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University of Waikato says it's 'game on' for esports
Fri, 17th Dec 2021
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In what might just be a New Zealand first, budding esports stars can now study this booming industry as part of their university degrees.
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NZ's iconic Eden Park will be a new home for Oceania esports
Thu, 23rd Jul 2020
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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.
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JBL's Quantum range buddies up with esports firm 100 Thieves
Mon, 4th May 2020
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Gaming brand JBL has signed on with esports organisation 100 Thieves to become the official global gaming headset partner this year.
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COVID-19: Global esports revenue will take a hit despite higher viewership
Thu, 16th Apr 2020
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Newzoo has revealed that it has adjusted its previous estimate for worldwide esports as a result of the cancellation of big-ticket events.