Tag Archives: eSports

Microsoft Store’s Esports Academy is a crash course in the trials and tribulations of going pro in Aus

The Microsoft Store in Sydney’s Pitt St Mall will be hosting a brand new course these school holidays centred entirely around teaching students about what it takes to succeed in the rapidly emerging world of competitive esports. Continue reading Microsoft Store’s Esports Academy is a crash course in the trials and tribulations of going pro in Aus

Want to join the Overwatch League? Overwatch Contenders begins in Aus and NZ in March

Australian and New Zealand players who think they’ve got what it takes to play in the Overwatch League can put their skills to the test when the Overwatch Contenders league touches down locally next month. Continue reading Want to join the Overwatch League? Overwatch Contenders begins in Aus and NZ in March

The Overwatch League is making a few changes to its broadcast schedule for Stage 2

With Stage 2 of the Overwatch League’s inaugural season set to begin next week, Blizzard have announced a few changes to their broadcast lineup stemming from viewer feedback across Stage 1. This means a few timeslots are going to change. What does that mean for you, ANZ viewer? Continue reading The Overwatch League is making a few changes to its broadcast schedule for Stage 2

Overwatch League signs its first female player

With Stage 1 of the Overwatch League now complete, and with trades and player buys now in full swing ahead of Stage 2’s launch next week, we’re starting to see squads announce the newest additions to their lineups. The Shanghai Dragons are leading the Stage 2 charge with the signing of the OWL’s first female player, legendary Zarya main Kim “Geguri” Se-Yeon. Continue reading Overwatch League signs its first female player

Gfinity Esports and Hoyts are building a chain of esports arenas here in Aus

Have you been watching the Overwatch League, marvelling at the production values and wondering if we’d ever get esports arenas on that scale here in Australia? Wonder no more. Gfinity Esports Australia and Hoyts are doing it right now. Continue reading Gfinity Esports and Hoyts are building a chain of esports arenas here in Aus

Intel Extreme Masters returns to Qudos Bank Arena Sydney in May

One of the biggest and  best-received esports events ever hosted in Australia, the Intel Extreme Masters, is heading back to Sydney for three days in May, bringing more explosive top-tier Counter-Strike play. Continue reading Intel Extreme Masters returns to Qudos Bank Arena Sydney in May

Call of Duty World League National Circuit open to Australia and New Zealand

Competitive Call of Duty teams from both Australia and New Zealand now have the chance to sign up to the Call of Duty World League National Circuit to test their skills and teamwork on a national scale, in order to prove who’s the best down under. Continue reading Call of Duty World League National Circuit open to Australia and New Zealand

The Overwatch League is only a week old and there’s already a problem emerging

If there’s a problem with Blizzard Entertainment’s big esports gamble, Overwatch League, (beyond its rather obvious lack of female players and presenters) it’s that the divide in the skill level between its best teams and its less talented ones is pretty stark. Continue reading The Overwatch League is only a week old and there’s already a problem emerging

The Overwatch League kicks off at 11am. Here’s where you can see every Week One match live

The day has finally arrived. One of 2018’s biggest esports events, the Overwatch League, kicks off at 11am AEDT today. With nine matches scheduled across Thursday, Friday and Saturday, we’ve got all the times and stream details so you don’t miss a moment of the action. Continue reading The Overwatch League kicks off at 11am. Here’s where you can see every Week One match live

Two Australian teams are playing in the Smite and Paladins World Championships tomorrow

Major gaming convention HRX is kicking off tomorrow in Atlanta, Georgia, a celebration of Hi-Rez Studios’ popular multiplayer titles Smite and Paladins. The show will be of significant interest to Australian esports fans with two local teams, Kanga Esports and Scylla Esports, looking to make waves in the Smite and Paladins World Championships respectively. Continue reading Two Australian teams are playing in the Smite and Paladins World Championships tomorrow