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Hearthstone’s Kobolds & Catacombs available now for your enjoyment

Eager adventurers can now set out in search of Legendary Weapons, mysterious treasures, and 135 alluring new cards hidden deep underground in Kobolds & Catacombs.

Fri December 08 2017

First Call of Duty: WWII community event includes frost-covered Carentan multiplayer map

The Winter Siege also features the return of the Gun Game party mode, Double XP Playlists and limited edition winter gear.

Fri December 08 2017

Show your creative side (and win prizes) with Assassin’s Creed Origins Photo Mode

The Assassin’s Creed Origins dev team will judge the competition and choose five winners each week.

Fri December 08 2017

Release dates for Far Cry 5 and The Crew 2 pushed further back

For fans of Far Cry 5, they only have to wait a month longer, as the title will now be released on March 27th, 2018.

Fri December 08 2017

Hearthstone’s Kobolds & Catacombs to launch on December 8

The highly-anticipated new expansion pack for Hearthstone finally has a solid release date.

Wed November 29 2017

Try Destiny 2 for free from today

Destiny 2 is giving new players a chance to try out the latest title through a free trial from today (28 November).

Tue November 28 2017

Africa is now the only continent not covered by Overwatch League

Blizzard announced that it will be expanding the Overwatch Contenders into more regions - and Africa is once again left out.

Tue November 28 2017

ROG Masters 2017 Grand Final returns to Kuala Lumpur

The Grand Finals follow on from a series of qualifying competitions that have invigorated esports communities across the globe.

Mon November 27 2017

Ballistix Masters announces R150 000 prize pool for tournament

The Ballistix Masters, formally known as the Crucial Cup, has announced their total prize pool and prize breakdown for the next tournament.

Mon November 27 2017

More detail emerge of Hearthstone’s Kobolds & Catacombs expansion

Other than the initial announcement, not a lot is known about Kobolds & Catacombs – but new details have emerged.

Fri November 17 2017

‘Despicable Me’ studio frontrunner for animated Super Mario Bros. film

When talking about video games that have been adapted into films, many list will be topped with 1993’s Super Mario Bros. as being the worst.

Wed November 15 2017

All the winners from this year’s Esports Industry Awards

"Global recognition and awareness of esports has absolutely exploded over the last twelve months..."

Wed November 15 2017

PlayStation Plus multiplayer available for free for limited time

There is one condition though: the multiplayer event is only available in the Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe region.

Tue November 14 2017

PUBG far from being ready as an esport

Professional teams might have to wait a bit, as PUBG creator Brendan Greene said the game isn’t ready for esports.

Tue November 14 2017

Konami creates professional football esports competition

Developer Konami today unveiled a new esports competition together with eFootball.Pro.

Mon November 13 2017

Have a look at PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds’ new desert map

While there isn’t a firm release date just yet, the new map promises to be a sniper’s dream with hills, tall buildings and lots of open space.

Fri November 10 2017

South Africa gets local Rocket League servers

Psyonix announced in the patch notes that South Africa and Singapore just received local servers.

Fri November 10 2017

Call of Duty: WWII rakes in $500 million in first three days

On PlayStation 4, it set a record as the best-selling digital full game by units sold on its first day of availability.

Thu November 09 2017

All the esports winners from this year’s Blizzcon

For this year, the conference saw the conclusion of the hugely-popular Overwatch World Cup and the World of Warcraft Arena World Championship.

Thu November 09 2017

Battlegrounds PC version won’t have new desert map

Xbox version will release roughly as PC version will come out of Steam Early Access, there will be some differences between the two.

Wed November 01 2017

Sports titles the biggest driver of EA’s profit

Digital revenue for the quarter (which includes full game downloads, live services, and mobile titles) was up 22% to $566 million.

Wed November 01 2017

Mettlestate wants amateur Dota 2 players for new, once-off tournament

Mettlestate's new Dota 2 tournament will pit newbies against each other for epic prizes.

Tue October 31 2017

Win yourself an esports starter pack!

Kwesé Gamer is giving an aspiring esports athlete (or any gamer, for that matter) a bit of a kick-start to gaming greatness!

Tue October 31 2017

LCS will franchise, change broadcast format, and increase team stipends

European League of Legends Championship Series intends to franchise in 2019, similar to its North American counterpart and other professional sports leagues.

Tue October 31 2017

Olympic Committee: eSports “could be considered” an actual sport

A number of topics important to the future of the Olympic Movement were discussed at the Olympic Summit – including esports.

Mon October 30 2017

Garena launches varsity esports in Philippines

Philippine League of Legends publisher Garena believes that collegiate esports has the potential to become as much of a big deal as its pro scene is.

Mon October 30 2017

ViNCO Gaming announces PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds team

The team revealed that the squad has been created to compete in the upcoming Orena Screamfest PUBG tournament.

Wed October 25 2017

EnVyUs announces official PUBG team

Team EnVyUs is just the latest side to create a squad specifically for PUBG.

Tue October 24 2017

YouTube reaches more gaming viewers than Twitch

Gaming video content has reached 665 million people – with 517 million going to YouTube.

Mon October 23 2017

Parity a rarity in the Super Smash Bros. Melee scene

Outside of the top five players, there is little chance for budding pros to grab a piece of the Super Smash Bros. Melee pie.

Fri October 20 2017

OpTic Gaming to join North American League Championship Series

OpTic Gaming will join the North American League of Legends Championship Series as one of the newest franchise owners in the league.

Thu October 19 2017

The winners and losers of the League of Legends Worlds quarterfinal draw

After three weeks of play, the field of 24 has been whittled down to the final eight.

Tue October 17 2017

rAge was a tremendous success for Kwesé Gamer and ESL Africa

Kwesé Gamer and ESL Africa had several milestones during this year's rAge expo weekend.

Fri October 13 2017

Orlando Pirates gets in on esports action

The club said that it will focus on the FIFA franchise for the first year, and then thereafter expand into titles such as Counter-Strike.

Thu October 12 2017

Energy pummels Bravado to claim ESL African Championship

For the first ESL African Championship, the final was a rather one-sided match

Mon October 09 2017

ESL African Championship finals an all-South African affair

With the spectators palpably excited for the first every match between a North African and a South African team, the tournament started with a bang.

Fri October 06 2017

ESL Africa to host exhibition match with talent and public

Do you want to take on some of the country's best CSGO players? Be at rAge tomorrow!

Thu October 05 2017

Statement by Jason ‘Moses’ O’Toole regarding rAge expo

For esports fans attending this year’s rAge, the highlight in the ESL African Championship is the final of the CSGO portion.

Thu October 05 2017

WIN: A really awesome Maxnomic ESL PRO 2.0 gaming chair!

WIN: A really awesome Maxnomic ESL PRO 2.0 gaming chair!

Mon October 02 2017

EXCLUSIVE: We talk to Jason ‘Moses’ O’Toole about casting, South Africa and his career

We asked O’Toole a couple of questions regarding his career, his expectations for rAge and how he prepares for casting big tournaments.

Mon October 02 2017

Marshawn Lynch, J.Lo part of $15 million investment in NRG Esports

NRG Esports is in the process of closing a $15 million Series B financing round with a host of celebrities.

Fri September 29 2017

Algeria, SA book two spots in Hearthstone final at rAge

Two players from Algeria and two players from South Africa managed to amass enough points to power through to the top four.

Tue September 26 2017

Here are the ESL African Championship grand finalists

The four teams will battle it out to determine Africa’s best CSGO team at rAge in October.

Fri September 22 2017

Lauren ‘Pansy’ Scott and Jason ‘Moses’ O’Toole to cast ESL African Championship

International casters Lauren ‘Pansy’ Scott and Jason ‘Moses’ O’Toole will be lending their casting abilities to ESL African Championship

Tue September 19 2017

Kwesé Gamer to host ESL African Championship finals at rAge

The massive arena erected by Kwesé Gamer will host the ESL African Championship finals will be one of the largest at rAge.

Mon September 18 2017

ESL One New York: Fourth time’s the charm for FaZe Clan

After making it to its fourth grand final of the year, the esports win that had been eluding FaZe Clan was finally realized.

Mon September 18 2017

Blizzard locks in two more $20 million Overwatch League spots

Blizzard has finalized deals with its next two Overwatch League buyers - Houston and Philadelphia

Wed September 13 2017

Algeria’s Limitless first team to qualify for ESL African Championship finals

Algeria’s Limitless.gg has pulled ahead enough to have secured themselves a spot in the final at rAge.

Tue September 12 2017

NuckleDu to donate DreamHack winnings to Irma relief

"Donating all of my winnings towards hurricane Irma relief. Thank you for your support guys!"

Mon September 11 2017

Blizzard wants to ‘help usher in a new era of competitive entertainment’

Blizzard unveiled the Blizzard Arena, a new esports arena that will house esports competitions for Overwatch and Hearthstone

Fri September 08 2017

ESL African Championship: Who is proving their worth as a Hearthstone player?

This week marks exactly the halfway point for the Hearthstone portion of the ESL African Championship.

Thu September 07 2017

Counter Logic Gaming sweeps Team Dignitas in third-place game

Counter Logic smashed Team Dignitas in a 3-0 sweep in the North America League of Legends Championship Series.

Mon September 04 2017

ESL African Championship: Mid-season standings

The second season of the ESL African Championship has reached the halfway mark. But who is on top?

Fri September 01 2017

Esports could be too violent for the Olympic Games

The Olympic Committee is open to the idea of including esports, it has to be on a non-violent level.

Wed August 30 2017

Overwatch League teams required to create new geolocated brands

Activision-Blizzard have required participating organizations to create separate business entities with specific branding to that league.

Tue August 29 2017

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds had 63 million hours watched on Twitch

Although Battlegrounds cracked the Steam charts, there is another record-topping aspect that people might not be aware of.

Mon August 28 2017

Evermore wins PUBG Invitational by hiding on spawn island

Evermore only managed to win the second round, but through some quick thinking and strategic play, he managed to top the leaderboard at the end of it all.

Thu August 24 2017

Watch all the trailers from Gamescom 2017 right here!

Just feast your eyes on all the gaming goodness, all in one place.

Wed August 23 2017

Hearthstone Tavern Brawl pits players against 1mil-HP Lich King

At this year’s Gamescom there is a new Tavern Brawl raid that no single person will be able to win – no matter how good they are.

Wed August 23 2017

Battlefield 1 eyes esports with 5v5 mode

Battlefield 1 is taking a shot at possibly becoming an esport with new 5v5 mode called Incursions.

Tue August 22 2017

F1 launches eSports world championship

Formula One has launched an eSports series which will culminate at the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix in November.

Mon August 21 2017

Quake Champions Heads to Early Access on August 22

Quake Champions will officially exit the Closed Beta phase and enter into Early Access on Steam

Fri August 18 2017

Watch the FIFA Interactive World Cup 2017 live, right here!

Kwesé Gamer is incredibly proud to announce to provide a livestream of the FIFA Interactive World Cup 2017 - live from London.

Tue August 15 2017

Call of Duty World Championship - OpTic Gaming finally claims its crown

The best team in competitive Call of Duty for the better part of two years finally took home the biggest championship.

Mon August 14 2017

Liquid scores $10.8 million by winning The International

The prize pool for The International is famously crowdfunded via in-game purchases within Dota 2, and this year the pool rested on $24 million.

Mon August 14 2017

xTc, Flipsid3 denied points in first matches of Season 2

Damage Control took on xTc Gaming in the first match for the night, while Big 5 eSports tackled Flipsid3 Africa

Fri August 11 2017

Vibora, Drinkpizza win big as Fractals falters

A Thursday night means that more CS:GO group stages matches were played in the second season of the ESL African Championship.

Fri August 11 2017

Call of Duty World Championships: For groups E-H, it’s all FaZe

No matter how many times the current iteration of FaZe Clan finishes near the top of major events, the move to replace James "Clayster" Eubanks will be forever judged.

Tue August 08 2017

Limitless pummels Tunisia With Love in North African group stages

All eyes were fixed on the matchup between Limitless and Tunisia With Love (TWL) in the first group stage games for the ESL Africa Championship.

Tue August 08 2017

Season 2 of ESL African Championship kicks off tonight with North and South African matches

The top eight teams from North and South Africa can officially get down to business from tonight.

Mon August 07 2017

Catch all the CSGO and Hearthstone relegation matches this weekend

Tonight’s matchup will see Goliath Gaming take on VexxedPhoenix at 19:00, which will be followed by Southern5 against Flipsid3 Africa at approximately 21:00.

Fri August 04 2017

Rocket League updates report system with 20-word ban list

Rocket League developer Psyonix released an update to make online communication between players less hostile.

Thu August 03 2017

Epic Games’ Fortnite buckles under server pressure

The game proved to be just too popular for Epic Games’ servers on Wednesday night.

Thu August 03 2017

ESL African Championship’s relegations matches kick off on Monday

To determine the best teams, the ESL African Championship will start the relegation matches on Monday 31 July.

Fri July 28 2017

Algeria’s Xspiritsama wins season one of ESL African Championship’s Hearthstone

Algeria's Xspiritsama had the honour of being crowned the champion.

Mon July 24 2017

Bravado are your Season 1 champions for ESL African Championship

Bravado Gaming has been crowned the champions for the first season of ESL African Championship.

Mon July 17 2017

Registration opens today for ESL African Championship’s second season

Teams can enter the second season of ESL African Championship from today.

Sat July 15 2017

Luis Suárez to star on the cover of PES 2018

For Barcelona striker Luis Suárez, it is a huge honour to be on the cover of a videogame.

Fri July 14 2017

Blizzard announces team owners for Overwatch League

Activision Blizzard unveiled seven franchises set to participate in the upcoming Overwatch League

Thu July 13 2017

Catch the ESL African Championship’s pre-season final this weekend

The semi-final and final for the pre-season group stage games are being played this weekend.

Wed July 12 2017

South Korea favorites in Tekken 7 at Evo

Tekken will make its triumphant return to the Evolution Fighting Game Championship's (Evo) main stage.

Mon July 10 2017

Knights of the Frozen Throne coming to Hearthstone

Death Knights and The Lich King will be coming to the hugely-popular Hearthstone card game.

Fri July 07 2017

UC Irvine offers Overwatch scholarship

UCI will begin offering an Overwatch-based scholarship later this year.

Wed July 05 2017

Amateur SA esports teams get a shot at professional tournament

Now is the time to prove that your amateur CS:GO team can keep up with professional sides.

Wed July 05 2017

Kwesé to host Hearthstone fireside gathering at Rush

Do you consider yourself a king at Hearthstone?

Tue July 04 2017

X Games to host Rocket League invitational

X Games will host a $75,000 FACEIT Rocket League tournament

Mon July 03 2017

Overwatch League the most ambitious esports project for Blizzard

The Overwatch League is the most ambitious project

Fri June 30 2017

We have our top four seeds for ESL African Championship pre-season

The pre-season group games for the ESL African Championship concluded

Thu June 29 2017

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds causing headache for esports teams

The massively popular PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds isn't an esport

Wed June 28 2017

ESL African Championship: Bravado and Energy to battle it out for top spot

Little did Bravado Gaming and Energy eSports know that it will be their most important matchup to date.

Tue June 27 2017

Will Bravado inch closer to clinching the ESL African Championship group stage top spot?

Without exaggeration, there are only a handful of matches left in the first group stage games for the ESL African Championship.

Thu June 22 2017

Can a juggernaut on a winning streak be stopped?

That is the question that the other teams in the ESL African Championship probably will asking themselves this week.

Thu June 15 2017

ESL African Championship: Energy tackles Damage Control, but can they hold on to the lead?

For the top three teams in the ESL African Championship, things are getting pretty heated in the standings table.

Mon June 12 2017

Tonight’s ESL African Championship: Energy eSports vs. xTc Gaming

This week the ESL African Championship will officially be past the halfway mark of the tournament.

Fri June 09 2017

rAge announces new RUSH esports event

rAge took the step to expand its offering by announcing the stand-alone RUSH! esports event.

Fri June 09 2017

ESL African Championship: Important date change and prize pool explained

A number of important dates are creeping up ever so closely - which all teams should be aware of.

Wed June 07 2017