After stepping down from international duty, Mesut Özil has devoted himself to a new venture. Together with eSportsReputation, Özil has founded #teamozil: an eSports team on the search for talent. A smart move.
It has millions watching around the world and some of football’s biggest stars on show. But everything is a little different in the world of eSports. DW’s Matt Pearson went to watch the FIFA eWorld Cup to find out more.
There's more to competitive gaming than just having a quick trigger finger. Both individual skill and teamwork are required in Counter Strike, in which Tizian Feldbusch of BIG is making a name for himself.
Politicians in Germany are mulling recognizing eSports as a sport. Their decision would have wide-ranging repercussions in the gaming industry in the country and further legitimize the digital sport phenomenon.
Rainbow Six: Siege is the newest competitive gaming craze. What are the reasons for its recent breakthrough and what are its prospects for long-term successful in the world of eSports?
The computer game Overwatch has sold over 35 million copies and the developer has now launched the biggest eSports project ever, the Overwatch League. Can it meet the expectations of both investors and fans?
Brendon Leigh has become the first eSports Formula One champion after winning the final in Abu Dhabi. He was one of 63,000 contestants who had entered the competition back in September.
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?
Multi-player games are all the rage at this year's Gamescom fair in Cologne.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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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