Esports is getting much more attention now as a competitive platform in educational institutions, from K-12 to universities. Opening an esports facility for these initiatives is a complex process requiring much more work than just setting up several gaming machines in a computer lab.
Seattle is a city that’s known for its amazing coffee, scenic views of the Puget Sound, and its booming tech industry. The last thing on your list of “must-do” activities should be visiting GameWorks Seattle! If you’re like me and you love video games and esports gaming but hate to go all-in with them because of an addiction and just want to play casually (or competitive, if that’s your thing), then this is the place for you. It’s worth checking out their gaming lounges which feature PC gaming stations and various arcade cabinets.
Did you know that the history of esports can be traced back all the way to the 50s? Although “esports” wasn’t a term yet at the time, there have been many events that go back decades that led to what we now have today.
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With the growing popularity of gaming and esports worldwide, hundreds of tournaments are held each year with a prize pool totaling millions of dollars. International esports events are held mainly in the esports arena and hotels.
Professional esports players usually wear noise-canceling headphones or headsets during pro gaming tournaments for obvious reasons. However, one can't help but notice that players sometimes wear a second headset on their necks. But what is it for anyway?
Esports in schools is beginning to become a trend in many educational institutions around the world today. This is in stark contrast to the traditional view – many educators have always looked at video games as a deterrent to young people's education.
Las Vegas has always been a city that is on the cutting edge of entertainment. Music, nightclubs, and gaming have all been popular pastimes for Las Vegans in the past. Now, esports is finally catching on in Sin City! HyperX Esports Arena Las Vegas is now open as one of the newest venues in town.
Last year, eFuse's Erin Ashley Simon interviewed our CEO, Zack Johnson, to talk about how ggCircuit came to be, the LAN center industry, and AtHome gaming during the pandemic. We were about to release our AtHome client during the time of the interview.
The Gamerpreneur podcast interviews Jason McIntosh from ggCircuit where he discussed topics about gaming, esports, and business with the podcast's host, Dr. Bradford Carlton. This post talks about the history of how he got into esports, the origins of ggCircuit and what it takes to build an esports business.