Video games were traditionally considered to be a distraction to studies and even detrimental to one’s performance in academics. However, times surely change and people are becoming more open towards the concept of professional gaming and just people who game for a living. Why not though? As I’m sure you are well aware of the fact that many international gaming leagues and tournaments sell out within an hour, much like hot cakes – such is the demand. If you want to stay updated on the latest esports events then here’s a list of some websites that has got you covered.
GameSpot is the hub for everything gaming and games-related events. They mostly post game reviews on their websites but they also cover most of the major esports event happening around the world. What’s great about the website is that they offer exclusive behind-the-scenes footage of players who have attended coveted events in the world of gaming!
CyberGamer are set up in Australia and mainly cover first-person shooter or FPS games on both PC and consoles, on their website. They also post news about the insanely famous Massively-Online-Battle-Arena or MOBA games, Dota and league of Legends. They also conduct tournaments and leagues of their own to promote gaming in Australia.
- ESFI World:
The ESFI World is a media outlet for latest esport news happening around the globe. They cover famous games like Starcraft 2, Dota 2, league of Legends and, combat games like Street Fighter et al.. They are known to attend events happening in real-time. Therefore, you can find footage of interviews of players live from the event along with screenshots and other videos capturing the event, on their website.
- Electronic Sports League:
Commonly known as ESL, they mainly cover the major leagues happening in Europe the major one being the Intel Masters Extreme tournament. The news content on their website mainly contains coverage of games like Starcraft 2, Call of Duty, FIFA, Battlefield 3, Counter Strike, and World of Tanks.
- Major League Gaming:
Popularly known as MLG, the Major League Gaming organize tournaments of their own in North America in games like Dota 2, Black Ops 2, and Starcraft 2(Xbox) and they also update their website on the latest schedules, results, and even video replays of their latest events.
Another leading news provider in the latest esports events is the Lazy gamer. They post reviews of consoles and video games but also cover international news related to major hanged like Dota 2,FIFA, and League of Legends.
As is evident from its name, JoinDota focuses mainly on Defense of the Ancient 2. The website contains information about the latest events, competitions, tournaments being held all over the world. They even separately feature players and team rankings and their’s is one of the most active forums with hundreds of enthusiasts visiting and contributing daily.
Gaming is now considered to be a full-fledged sport and has gained recognition in the form of esports. Pro-gamers are officially licensed in countries like South Korea and rake in significant amounts in earnings each year. The growth of esports has been somewhat show outside of South Korea with tournaments happening in Europe, America, and China. The esports culture is only going to grow as more and more more players become involved with developed countries eventually embracing it.