Pro gamer retires at 25 after thumb injury

More Sports Jan 21, 2021

Pro gamer retires at 25 after thumb injury

Professional gamer Thomas Paparatto thanked fans for "an amazing run" after a thumb injury forced him to throw in the towel at the age of 25. Paparatto — who goes by the online moniker ZooMaa — has played "Call of Duty" professionally for eight years. But ...

Esports will be medal event at 2022 Asian Games

More Sports Dec 19, 2020

Esports will be medal event at 2022 Asian Games

Esports has been named as a full medal event for the 2022 Asian Games, a major step towards the mainstream for a sport that has long harbored Olympic ambitions. Eports and breakdancing were both included on the program for the Asian Games in Hangzhou, China, ...

'Completely smashed': Oceania gamers suffer esports setback

More Sports Dec 8, 2020

'Completely smashed': Oceania gamers suffer esports setback

Despite a global boom, the closure of one of the southern hemisphere's biggest esports leagues has left its players in Australia and across Oceania facing an uncertain future. The Oceanic Pro League — the region's top professional competition for team-based strategy game League of Legends ...

Esports stakeholders battle cheating as industry grows

More Sports Oct 14, 2020

Esports stakeholders battle cheating as industry grows

The rapid growth of esports has increased the financial gains at stake and created a pressing need to fight the cheats and maintain the booming sector's integrity. In September a scandal broke out over a tournament for Counter-Strike, the highly popular 20-year-old game in which ...