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Video Game Designers Are Getting Better At Creating Hair For Black Characters

 

This year’s E3 black character’s hair is seen as refreshing. io9‘s Evan Narcisse says in his essay for anthology State of PlayAs a black gamer, I’ve also noticed these problems, particularly for black women. A lot of black characters have permed, straight hair, or textures that aren’t quite right

 

eSports Players World Champs Are Females

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They entered the tournament, their first event as a team, and no one thought that they would even get past the group stage. They ended up placing second in the entire tournament. In their next event, in Copenhagen, they came in first place. Now, that same group of six females, performing under the Team Dignitas banner, are taken very seriously. They operate in accordance with the tag CSGO WOMEN, and happen to be fully comprised of ladies, but they have zero interest in being compared to anything less than the esports industry as a whole.

 

 

 

London To Host virtual Bicycle Race

Can cycling become a long-term esport? London prepares virtual bicycle race

The Cycligent Esports World Cup takes place at Kachette, 347 Old Street, on Tuesday June 6th. It will be shown in front of a live audience and broadcast on Twitch.

The London race is part of a series of events around the world that will culminate at the World Cup Finals in April 2018. 20 riders will race side-by-side in the Kachette tunnels.

Organisers said in a statement: “The Cycligent esports race will showcase top virtual cycling talent brought in from around the world. They will compete against one another on
Zwift’s online course environment.

“Five cyclists representing the UK will race five cyclists from around the world, including the US, Ireland, Australia, the Netherlands, and Poland.

 

MORE Millennials Prefer Watching eSports Over Traditional Sports

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L.E.K. Sports Survey found that Professional sports leagues “officially have a millennial problem.”

  • 40% of millennials prefer watching esports to traditional sports
  • 26% of millennial eSports enthusiasts reported a significant uptick in eSports viewing over the past year
  • 61% of esports followers said they spent less time watching TV over the past 12 months, and 45% said they had cut back on traditional sports viewing
  • Together millennials — ages 17-34 — and Generation Z peers — age 16 and under — comprise 45% of America’s consumer base

Major League Baseball’s video streaming company recently paid $300 million for the right to stream League of Legends through 2023.

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Seventeen NBA Teams Will Appear In NBA 2K Esports League

The 17 Teams Are:

 

  • Boston Celtics
  • Cleveland Cavaliers
  • Dallas Mavericks
  • Detroit Pistons
  • Golden State Warriors
  • Indiana Pacers
  • Memphis Grizzlies
  • Miami Heat
  • Milwaukee Bucks
  • New York Knicks
  • Orlando Magic
  • Philadelphia 76ers
  • Portland Trail Blazers
  • Sacramento Kings
  • Toronto Raptors
  • Utah Jazz
  • Washington Wizards

The league will draft teams of five players to compete in a five-month season, which will mirror the NBA with a regular season, bracketed playoffs and a final championship match to wrap it all up. Players will create their own avatars for competition, so no one will be using avatars of the recognizable basketball stars that appear in NBA 2K, like LeBron James or Kyrie Irving.

The NBA is the first pro sports league to co-own an esports organization in the United States. In Europe, several soccer leagues have signed on to participate in a FIFA esports league. Earlier this year, ESPN partnered with EA for broadcasting rights of these FIFA matches. FIFA has also been chosen as one of the esports games to appear as a medal event in the 2022 Asian Games.

 

The Boston Celtics & eSports

 

Boston Celtics move in on NBA 2K eSports: ‘There will be an eCeltics team’

NBA teams are seeking to invest in eSports teams, with a number of current and former pro athletes purchasing stakes in eSports leagues and teams around the globe.

The creation of the NBA 2K eSports league stands to be the most appealing investment opportunity for NBA teams, however, offering a means to directly enhance the brand within the pro gaming circuit.

The Celtics appear deeply invested in the process, and are actively looking at housing a Boston-based team for the NBA 2K league.

Celtics Managing Partner, Governor, and Chief Executive Officer, Wyc Grousbeck, said the organization is in a “trial phase” for testing out the technology, finances, and marketing of the pro gaming scene.

NBA 2K eLeague will start with around 8-12 teams, with the expectation that all 30 NBA teams will eventually be represented in some capacity.

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