Commentary / Japan Apr 11, 2020

Can esports save post-Olympics Japan?

by William Collis

The government recently announced an ambitious plan to nurture Japan’s nascent esports industry. And both gamers and business leaders alike were left with a simple question: Why? Surely right now — in this chaotic era of COVID-19 contagion and Olympic postponement — directing governmental resources at ...

NBA planning players-only NBA 2K tourney: report

NBA Mar 31, 2020

NBA planning players-only NBA 2K tourney: report

The NBA has plans for a players-only NBA 2K video game tournament to be shown on ESPN, Yahoo Sports reported Monday evening. Per the report, the league hopes to launch the event Friday and involve some big-name players. Each team is expected to have a ...

Coronavirus may prove to be game-changer for virtual sports

More Sports Mar 30, 2020

Coronavirus may prove to be game-changer for virtual sports

With an unprecedented captive audience of three billion people in coronavirus lockdown, virtual sporting events are wooing fans after traditional live sports were shut down and public gatherings banned in many countries. Horse racing, boxing, cycling, soccer, motor racing and other sports are desperate to ...