• Overwatch League has the pieces to build something that could last

    5 days ago - By VentureBeat

    Since the first announcement of Blizzard's Overwatch League , I've tried to stay excited. After all, this is the first time that an esports organization was going to do some of the things I've always said I wanted: city-based teams, seasonal play, and base-pay for players. The problem is that in the time since Blizzard revealed the idea in November 2016, I've started to think that even with all the things I like about the Overwatch League concept, that I still wouldn't want to tune in. I'll need time to see if I grow attached to any of the teams, but now that I'm witnessing the season for...
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  • EA and Major League Soccer launch eMLS, a FIFA 18 esports league

    EA and Major League Soccer launch eMLS, a FIFA 18 esports league

    5 days ago - By VentureBeat

    The Overwatch League debuted Wednesday, and Twitch and social media were aflutter with the esports pros battling it out in Blizzard Entertainment's sensational team shooter. Now, EA and Major League Soccer are going to show what happens when esports comes to the biggest sports game in the world.
    Today, EA Sports and MLS announced the eMLS, a new esports league for FIFA 18. So far, 19 of the MLS's 23 clubs are onboard, and players will represent each of these teams in the eMLS. Each will have their own qualifier to determine who will represent them in the league. Once each of the 19 teams...
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