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Nodwin Gaming and Airtel join hands to take esports in India to the next level

Nodwin Gaming and Aitel has entered into a strategic partnership to further the growth of esports in India. The partnership has been kicked off with the launch of Airtel India Esports Tour, which is the first and largest property of its kind...

Esports organization DragonX has partnered with Supercar brand McLaren in the team's home of Seoul, South Korea. The partnership was made official via the team's global Twitter account on Wednesday afternoon local time. DragonX is the first esports organization to sign a partnership...

What’s with all the hype about Free Fire?

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Free Fire is a very popular mobile esports game apparently. Published by Garena, the battle royale title peaks at about 80 million players per day. That’s a considerable number, and it’s only on the rise since the Singapore-based Garena published their numbers.

Indonesia’s first homegrown MOBA game draws from the archipelago’s legends

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Jakarta-based game developer Anantarupa Studios has launched Indonesia's first multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) game: Lokapala. It will soon enter the country's professional gaming competitions, which have previously been dominated by foreign-made games. Anantarupa and publisher Melon Indonesia, a...

India’s rapid growth in mobile gaming

Mobile gaming is a booming industry all over the world, but its growth is to a large part fuelled by its recent meteoric rise in Asian markets, where console and PC gaming are not keeping pace. China and India together boast around...

Tencent to become largest shareholder in Japanese video games developer Marvelous

Tencent Holdings is buying a 20 percent stake in video games developer Marvelous, giving the Japanese company capital to develop its game franchises and bolstering the content the Chinese internet giant can offer users. Shenzhen-based Tencent, which runs the world’s largest video...

Why PUBG Mobile has become a blockbuster hit in India?

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Tencent's PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds Mobile, referred to commonly by its acronym, PUBG, was launched in India in March 2018. I remember it was during my class 10th Board examinations when the PUBG game was released. Ahead of my Maths exam,...

How is Tata Communications enabling large scale deployment of esports?

India is considered among the top four countries in the world in esports participation, with over 150 million people playing tournaments. The online gaming industry in the country is a $1 billion possibility with 310 million online gamers by next year

Epic Games sees growth potential in the Indian gaming market

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India's gaming market has the potential to grow in the years ahead, thanks to cheaper bandwidth and availability of smartphones across several price bands. However, most of this growth continues in the mobile space as gaming consoles are priced beyond the means...

From online running contests to esports tournaments: virtual fitness events to try to survive

With UAE gyms closed and the weather outside heating up a littlemore every day, we may soon be relegated indoors for our workouts.Dubai Sports Council has pre-empted this inevitability by organisinga raft of virtual sports events from now until the end of...

NetEase Unveils Games Pipeline at Sixth Annual Product Launch Event

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One of China's leading internet and online game services providers, NetEase, celebrated its diversified portfolio of existing and upcoming PC and mobile games at its Sixth Annual Product Launch event on Wednesday. The online event showcased layouts and plans for over 60...

Tencent hires big names including Ken-Ichiro Imaizumi and Scott Warner in blockbuster game push

Chinese gaming giant Tencent Holdings has hired Kojima Productions founding member Ken-Ichiro Imaizumi and Halo 4 lead designer Scott Warner, both industry veterans, as part of its efforts to produce block buster games and court hard core gamers in the West. Confirming...

BMW Group Middle East launches its first eSport tournament in the Middle East

In line with the BMW brand’s major expansion and involvement in the world of computer, online and simulation games, BMW Group Middle East has announced the launch of its local initiative, Battle of The Gamers eSport tournament. This unique project is the...

LEAGUE OF LEGENDS TIER RANKINGS: SPRING SEASONS 2020

With the conclusion of all the Spring Seasons in league of Legends, it is time for another Tier Rankings. Since esports is moving to a more regional-based system and the Mid-Season Invitational wont be happening this year, we have ranked each of...

Intel, Lenovo and Riot Games MENA partner up and commit to shaping the growing gaming industry in the MENA region

Riot Games MENA has partnered with Intel and Lenovo to bring a long awaited tournament road map to the Middle East and North Africa. The Intel Arabian Cup (IAC) will be another step in the commitment made by Riot Games MENA to...

The Game That Starred Mickey Mouse, Ghostbusters Or Garfield, Depending On Your Region

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Nintendo Life takes a look at regional box art variants for retro video games. It's a fun, light-hearted exercise; really just an excuse to look at fantastic (and some not-so-fantastic) old-school cover art, which is steadily taking a back seat to menu...

Tencent posts first-quarter beat as users turn to hit mobile games during coronavirus lockdown

Tencent reported earnings that beat expectations thanks to a strong performance in its gaming business and better-than-expected results out of its financial technology and advertising units. Here’s how Tencent did compared to Refinitiv consensus estimates: Revenue...

Sony Shuts Down PlayStation Store In China After Backdoor Tip-Off To Authorities

Japanese electronics behemoth Sony has announced that it has suspended online services for its PlayStation Store in China, with no guarantee of a reopening date. While the company didn’t give any specific reasons other than “system security updates,” many people believe that...

Korea to relax regulations on game industry to lead global market

Culture Minister Park Yang-woo on Thursday announced a plan to support the Korean gaming industry with the aim of leading the future global market. “We will lead innovative growth of the game industry by actively revising the regulatory system,” Park said during...

How Valorant is luring top esports talent despite being months from release

Valorant is still in closed beta, but Riot’s new tactical shooter is already making waves in the competitive gaming scene. Despite the fact that the game isn’t widely available and that we don’t yet know what Riot’s plans are for the game’s...