Thailand joined the big leagues when it was announced that esports would be considered a professional sport on Tuesday.
Ready up: The official notice was published through the Royal Thai Government Gazette and was reposted on the Thai E-Sports Federation (TESF)’s Facebook page.
A Japanese esports team is proving that gaming is truly for all ages.
A Korean professional gamer based in Dallas, Texas has opened up about his team’s daily brush with “unspeakable” racism, from people who cuss to those who cough on them.
Lee Eui-seok, who goes by the moniker “Fearless,” plays in the Overwatch League for the Dallas Fuel, whose eight active members are all Korean.
High school student Miyu Otomo has become the first female champion at the All Japan High School Esports Championship.
In the tournament, Otomo and her team competed in the game of “League of Legends,” a popular multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) title.
A university in north-eastern China is now offering a course for its students who want to become better at video games and eventually get into esports.
The Shenyang University in Shenyang, Liaoning Province, China is offering a course that teaches students how to play, produce, promote and provide professional commentary on video games, the teachers said, according to the Daily Mail.
Cheryl Allison Lim, a gaming personality in Singapore and digital content manager for the Female Esports League, has gone viral after posting a tweet about the reality of gamer girls.
On July 31, Lim posted a couple of pictures on her Twitter account with a caption that reads: “How people think gamer girls game vs how we actually game.” It featured two photos side-by-side showing a woman in a somewhat revealing shirt and a woman completely covered by a jacket while focused on the monitor.
Linsanity has arrived in Toronto.
It’s quite a fit for the nine-year veteran for a couple reasons outside of the basketball-related ones.
One of the top eSports players from the Philippines has been banned from participating in a major event in China after typing a racial slur during a game.
Valve, which owns popular eSport title Dota 2, revealed that Filipino Dota 2 player TNC Predator’s Carlo “Kuku” Palad will not be allowed to join Chongqing Major for typing out “ching chong” in the chat.
Esports are finally going to become a medal sport at a major sporting event when it makes its debut at the Southeast Asian Games next year.
The biennial multi-sport event, which involves participants from the 11 countries of Southeast Asia, will be hosted in the Philippines in 2019.
Anathan Pham, one of Australia’s most successful and highly paid athletes, won the International “Dota 2” Championships in Canada to split the total tournament prize pool of $25,532,177.
Pham, along with the boys of team OG and their new recruit Topias “Topson” Taavitsainen, managed to beat Chinese powerhouse team PSG.LGD in the grand finals in a 3-2 best of five match at The International 2018, which took place at the Rogers Arena in Vancouver on Aug. 25.
An all-girls esports team in Japan apologized to fans after learning that one of their members is actually a man.
The team, Whip, originally played “Call of Duty” before branching out to other titles, including “Fornite,” “Overwatch” and “Final Fantasy.”
A Chinese pro-gamer has been barred from competing in League of Legends (LOL) tournaments after a video live stream captured him apparently attacking and making physical threats towards his girlfriend.
Game developer/publisher Riot announced on Wednesday that player Li Wei Jun would be suspended for 20 competitive months (Jan-Oct), restricting him from playing the popular MOBA (Multiplayer Online Battle Arena) game until January 2020.