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Sony to unveil PlayStation 5 console games

Sony Corp unveiled plans to showcase games tailored for its planned PlayStation 5 (PS5) consoles on Thursday in a sign of a ramped-up effort for the year-end holiday season. The online event titled “The Future of Gaming” was postponed last week because...

Saudi Esports Federation takes Title Sponsorship of Virtual Le Mans

Saudi Arabia’s esports federation will be the title sponsor of the virtual Le Mans 24 Hours race on June 13-14, organizers announced on Sunday. The Automobile Club de l’Ouest said in a statement that Saudi Arabia had an estimated six million gamers...

Gfinity signs five-year deal with Abu Dhabi Motorsport Management

Esports and video game services company Gfinity has entered into a five-year agreement with Abu Dhabi Motorsport Management (ADMM), it announced on Thursday, to design, develop and deliver a new virtual motorsport racing championship, or ‘ERC’. The AIM-trade firm said it would...

Man City FIFA 20 Cup open for registration in Singapore

On Saturday 13 June, Manchester City will kick off its first-ever FIFA 20 esports tournament in Singapore with the Man City FIFA 20 Cup, supported by the Club’s long-term partner, Nexen Tire. With on-the-pitch action currently suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic,...

Bohemia Interactive ⁠denies report that it’s being acquired by Tencent

Czech gaming studio Bohemia Interactive has denied a report that Chinese media conglomerate Tencent has purchased a majority stake in the company. Speaking to Hospodářské Noviny newspaper, head of marketing Petr Poláček said: “Tencent didn’t buy us. Bohemia Interactive...

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE LAUNCH OF VALORANT

Valorant's Closed Beta has come to an end before the game's full launch, and depending on what region you are in, you might be wondering when you'll finally be able to play the new first-person hero shooter from Riot Games. If you're...

Gaming startup to boost Qatar’s fast growing e-games industry

With many gaming companies and platforms reporting increased revenues during the pandemic, it is no doubt that the COVID-19 lockdowns have taken the electronic games and esports industry to the next level. The video game industry, which is expected...

Gucci gets into gaming with a Tennis Clash collaboration

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The world of tennis has had it share of fashion moments — Serena Williams wore a tutu by Virgil Abloh, Roger Federer donned a Uniqlo uniform by Christophe Lemaire — but never in the virtual realm. Now, Gucci is changing that through...

Toyota focuses on esports to boost fan base as motorsport shuts down

As motorsports events are canceled or postponed around the world amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Toyota Motor Corp. is focusing on esports car racing to increase the motorsports fan base. Toyota Gazoo Racing, Toyota’s online motorsports promotion project, jointly organized the esports car...

Student’s goal of creating online shooter solo a hit with Japan’s gaming community

A student aiming to make a competitive shooting game all by himself has taken Japan's online gaming community by storm. Katsumi Sato, 19, is a second year student at Hokkaido Computer School in Sapporo, the capital of the northernmost prefecture of Hokkaido....

Prince of Saudi Arabia levels his Dota2 Battle Pass near USD 10K in only 2 days

The 2020 Dota 2 Battle Pass has been out for only two days, and yet the prize pool for The International 10 has reached 8 digits. It’s not surprising however, due to the plethora of new features and content it brings to...

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...