Hi-Rez has never shied away from the fact that it is based on competitive games and believes esports is an integral part of the company. And over the last five years the studio has been building its esports scene by leaps and bounds, moving from that first SMITE tourney to multiple tournaments and world championships for more of its games and paying its league members a salary. (Over 10 million has been paid out to date between prizes and salaries.) This weekend’s expo at Dreamhack Atlanta crowned two new world champions (Team Envy for Paladins and Splyce for SMITE) and two world console champions (Astral Authority for SMITE and Elevate for Paladins). Even Realm Royale crowned champions Ausrhino and Kronicx in its first founders tournament. … [Read more...] about Hi-Rez Expo: Esports adds college varsity national championships and high school leagues
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In terms of scholarships, there are many resources and options available for gamers who are looking to pursue a degree in eSports. You can find information on gaming scholarships at NAC eSports, a site that is devoted to offering info relating to the development of college programs and scholarships opportunities. There are now colleges and universities all over the world that are offering scholarships for eSports, including Robert Morris University, the first in the US to offer a video game scholarship where a student can get as much as $19,000 per year in scholarships. Some other top college choices that offer great scholarships include Stephens College, The University of Utah and the University of California. … [Read more...] about The Popularity Of Esports Around The World
He also said he could address my final concern – in fact, he stated that he some qualms and concerns himself. He remarked there is some validity to concerns, but the team has been aware of them and Chisam feels it has been working hard to mitigate them. The organizations are making the decisions about whether or not to relocate, travel, or even keep playing right now, and as he understands it most of the EU orgs are choosing just to travel and not relocate. He added, “I think people are going to be surprised on the level of European participation, and the enthusiasm level of European participation.” He even thinks this could be a really good thing for the Euopean scene. … [Read more...] about Hi-Rez Expo 2018: Assessing the new expo venue, game experimentation, and esports
The paper goes on to outline a plan for treatment of collegiate esports athletes, with focus on preventative medicine and a call for esports coaches to “have a working knowledge of minimal health guidelines and signs of common overuse injuries as well as signs of gaming addiction.” The paper also suggests that physicians seeing these athletes should have a working knowledge of what gaming entails from both a physical and emotional standpoint. … [Read more...] about A new medical research paper attempts to set health guidelines for collegiate esports players
When we talk about “teaching” we’re usually thinking about facts. In high school, you probably had to learn about the Franco-Prussian War, and I’m going to bet dollars to donuts that you can’t remember when the war took place without a trip to Wikipedia. That’s a set of facts. But a good teacher won’t teach you about the facts as the only focus; a good teacher explains how the Franco-Prussian war was part of a long-standing reunification process for Germany that had long been complicated by Austria, how the whole thing was meant as something of a “gentlemanly war” that turned unexpectedly savage, how that conflict seeded what would eventually blossom into World War I, then World War II, then a simmering resentment that neither Germany nor France could get over for a long time. And a great teacher will have you look for the systems at work within, understanding the way that national opposition shapes national character, the reasons … [Read more...] about Massively Overthinking: What important lessons are MMORPGs failing to impart?