This year’s E3 black character’s hair is seen as refreshing. io9‘s Evan Narcisse says in his essay for anthology State of Play, As 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
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.
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.
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.
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.
e 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.