New esports arena opens in Columbus – Axios

The brand-new Belong Esports Arena near Polaris Fashion Place wants to become a prime destination for local video game players.

Driving the news: The arena held its grand opening Friday and offered free play to customers over the weekend.

Why it matters: Esports, or competitive video gaming, is a rapidly-expanding industry especially popular among younger gamers.

How it works: Belong offers a chance to play in a pro environment, featuring 72 high-speed gaming stations with high-tech peripherals.

Gamers can compete against each other or via online play.

State of play: The company operates 27 esports arenas in the United Kingdom. Columbus marks its third location i…….

Guild partners with PlayStation for FIFA tournament – Proactive Investors USA

Guild Esports PLC (LSE:GILD, OTC:GULDF) has announced that it has partnered with Sony (NYSE:SNE)’s PlayStation to create a FIFA22 tournament, named ‘The Guild Academy Challenge.’

The e-sports team organisation said it was the first to have first UK-listed company chosen by PlayStation as a partner for a tournament of this kind.

The event will take place from today until Wednesday – 13-15 December – and is open for participation to all PlayStation 4 FIFA22 players across Europe through the PlayStation online gaming network.

All entrants into the tournament will be given exclusive access to Guild’s online academy for six months, with the winner of the tournam…….

DJ Esports announces new partnership with crypto exchange MoonPay – Dexerto

DJ Esports, a powerhouse crypto esports betting platform, has just brought on the popular crypto exchange, MoonPay, to enhance their platform’s processing times and lower the barrier to entry significantly.

DJ Esports, founded in August of 2021, has become a mainstay for those looking to place bets on competitive gaming competitions.

The platform is unique in that it exclusively utilizes cryptocurrency to fund plays, allowing users to use several popular coins like Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), Stellar Lumens (XLM), and several more. DJ Esports’ DeFi program boasts a 30% APR yield and cash-back rebates of 8%.

Today, DJ Esports has announced a new partnership …….

Blockchaining esports – Esports Insider

This piece first appeared in Edition 9 of The Esports Journal

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So symbiotic is the relationship becoming between blockchain and esports that it is now almost a daily staple for a blockchain-related partnership to grace the homepage of Esports Insider, The Esports Journal’s sister site.

The blockchain industry — which shares a natural resonance with esports as a high-growth, digital-native sector — has been seeping into the esports space for a while. However, 2021 has ushered in an unprecedented acceleration.

In June, cryptocurrency exchange platform FTX announced a $210 million (~£153 million…….

DreamHack reveals 10 events in 2022 and plenty of esports tournaments – News

Dreamhack is one of the biggest names in esports, being one of the oldest and most prolific organizers of esports events. DreamHack is active in a lot of different esports, so it is always worth watching out for what they’re organizing in any given year. Making DreamHack is hitting the big time for a lot of games, and plenty get cut if they don’t hold the interest of esports fans. The DreamHack 2022 were announced last week and tickets are already on sale.

Let’s have a good look at what are going to be the biggest games and tournaments next year. A total of 10 events are known for 2020, with 9 recently announced and Dreamhack Anaheim…….

Stay tuned for The Chat Room: The future of the rising e-sports industry – CGTN


E-sports triggered a passionate national debate in China after Edward Gaming (EDG) won the 2021 League of Legends World Championship in November. The surprise victory for a Chinese e-sports team put a spotlight on e-sports culture. The market of e-sports as one of China’s most promising industries has become a commodity both on and offline. How is Generation Z shaping the future of e-sports? Tune in to The Chat Room at 20:00 BJT/12:00 GMT on Tuesday, December 14, to hear guests dis…….

IESF announce partnership with Esports World Federation to help unify esports –

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Esports Evolved – Northern News

How the “next big thing” became even bigger—and better—at ONU

In the fall of 2019, Ohio Northern University introduced esports as the newest addition to the athletic department. At the time it was the newest, fastest-growing trend to hit the collegiate athletics scene; and now, more than three years later, it still is. In fact, it’s only getting bigger.

At first glance, the numbers alone tell the story of ONU Esports’ growth: 10 games, 80 varsity and junior varsity players, a gaming club with nearly 300 members, and approximately 40 student workers helping everything run smoothly. All of these figures are massive increases in just three years’ ti…….