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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...

Amazon India Announces Gaming Benefits For Prime Members

Amazon India has announced that Prime members in the country will now have access to free in-game content like collectible characters, upgrades, in-game currency, and Prime-only tournaments, in a couple of popular mobile games – Mobile Legends: Bang Bang, Words With Friends...

Chinese mobile games take 19 of top 100 spots in US games market in the first quarter amid Covid boom

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Chinese mobile games accounted for 19 of the top 100 highest-grossing games in the US in the first quarter, according to data from Apple’s App Store and Google Play, raking in a combined US$487mil in revenue and underlining the drive by some...

Gaming and fitness rolled into one challenge

Move To Game”, an innovative online tournament combining gaming and physical activity, has been launched by the Saudi Sports for All Federation (SFA) and the Saudi Arabian Federation for Electronic and Intellectual Sports (SAFEIS). The two organizations have joined forces to create...

Animal Crossing predicted to be Switch’s best-selling game in Japan

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Famitsu, a Japanese games magazine, released its sales chart figures for April 20 to 26, revealing that Animal Crossing: New Horizons achieved a sales record in Japan. The game sold an estimated 283,913 copies in Japan last week, taking its lifetime sales total in the region...

Tokyo governor’s COVID-19 social distancing call is online hit

Manga, music and even video games: Calls from Tokyo's governor for residents to practise social distancing to stem the spread of COVID-19 have inspired a slew of viral online tributes. On Twitter, a clip from a game in which...

Riot Games sets up new studio in Singapore

League of Legends and Valorant developer Riot Games is opening a brand new development studio in Singapore. In a post on its website, the company wrote that this new outpost would be both supporting Riot's existing games in addition...

Notorious Chinese Billionaire Will Play Video Games with You for $100 per Hour

A recently released “Gaming Companion White Paper” sheds light on a profession you may not have heard of. Gaming companion apps pay gamers to play with others in a process called “game sparring” (游戏陪练). The idea is you get...

F1 – Lando Norris to shave his head after esports fundraiser

McLaren Formula One driver Lando Norris will have to shave his head after raising more than US$10,000 from esports racing in the fight against coronavirus. The 20-year-old Briton, who has 1.3 million followers on Instagram and is a prolific gamer, made the...

Epulze and Orange Esports Cafe, the largest net cafe chain in Malaysia, have partnered to make Dota2 more fun!

We at Epulze are excited to announce another daily cup series with one of our partners, this time for our users in Malaysia, the Orange Esports Daily Cup series! Unable to head out to the netcafe with your friends? Play our Dota 2 tournaments...