Vendors used Gamescom 2017 to showcase a plethora of computer games. Many are or will be big sellers, but only a few can make it big in eSports. What does a title need to become a successful eSports brand?
The overall-wearing Italian plumber has swept the prizes at the video game trade fair in Cologne. The new Super Mario installation will be released in October - some 36 years after Mario first debuted as "Jumpman."
Cooperative play is the buzz phrase at Gamescom 2017. But in spite of the excitement around eSports and unprecedented attention from politics, the theme "just play together" might only apply to consumers, not creators.
Multi-player games are all the rage at this year's Gamescom fair in Cologne.
Universities have long been a major force on the North American sports scene, but now, it's not only the football or basketball players who are getting all the accolades. Collegiate eSports are now very much on the rise.
Not unlike their counterparts with many "real" sports, eSports officials are involved in a growing battle against doping. However, it seems there is still a long way to go in this relatively new competitive activity.
China's Dota 2 scene has been embroiled in controversy for the past two months. Former world champions Wings Gaming have broken up and as a result, Dota has lost one of its strongest teams.
China's LPL is planning to introduce franchising to its League of Legends competition and other leagues such as the LCS could follow suit. What could this mean for professional League of Legends leagues?
Nowadays you can play games any time, anywhere. But is mobile gaming addictive?
eSports is a huge money spinner watched by millions. But it is not recognized as a sport in Germany, hampering those wanting to set up clubs as they do not qualify for tax benefits.
The global eSports market has been growing rapidly for the past few years, and this growth is expected to continue for the foreseeable future. However, the German authorities still refuse to recognize eSports as a sport.
A cash prize of 100,000 dollars in Texas, a Brazilian surprise in the Kiev Major and our transfer panorama - this and more by ingame news.
It's the job of organizations like FIFA to regulate their sports and ensure a fair environment for the participants. Such structures do not exist in eSports and the growing sport is in desperate need of a governing body.
Cihan Yasarlar recently joined Schalke, not as a footballer but as a gamer. In an interview with DW he discussed the entry of football clubs into eSports and a one-on-one duel against Schalke star Eric Choupo-Moting.
eSports are becoming more and more popular around the world, events fill up huge arenas and the prize money is already up into the millions. In the US, it is one of the fastest growing past-times.
Germany struggled for success last year in the famous shoot 'em up Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. Veterans of the scene have now united under the label "BIG" to try to change that.
League of Legends, FIFA, Dota 2, CS:GO and many more. You can learn here what is behind the format for DW's new eSports program.
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