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Esports searches for foothold in Japan

More Sports Oct 6, 2018

Esports searches for foothold in Japan

by Jason Coskrey

During August and September, esports competitions took the stage in two very different and significant places. In August, esports had a presence at the Asian Games in Indonesia as a demonstration sport alongside swimming, track and field and other traditional athletics endeavors. Then in September, ...

Dragon Ball fighting game vaults Bandai Namco onto esports stage

Business Aug 23, 2018

Dragon Ball fighting game vaults Bandai Namco onto esports stage

Here comes a new challenger to the esports arena. Bandai Namco Holdings Inc. broke the all-time Twitch streaming record for the biggest fighting game tourney this year with "Dragon Ball FighterZ" (or DBFZ for short), trouncing long-standing favorites such as Capcom Co.'s "Street Fighter" or ...

NPB getting on board with boom in esports

More Sports Jul 19, 2018

NPB getting on board with boom in esports

by Jason Coskrey

Nippon Professional Baseball is ready to take a swing at esports. This fall, the league will join forces with Konami to launch the Pawapuro Pro League, an esports league that will bring together pro baseball and pro gamers. Players in the league will compete using ...