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US begins shifting Afghan combat operations outside country

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. military has already begun conducting combat operations and surveillance in Afghanistan from outside the country's borders, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin told Congress on T...

Chinese Overwatch gamers cry foul over South Korean's comments on Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Chinese players of the video game Overwatch are calling for the boycott of a famous South Korean player due to his comments on Taiwan and Hong Kong. On April 12 on the ...

Feds charge Minnesota man tied to violent boogaloo movement

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota man whom authorities describe as a self-proclaimed member of the anti-government “boogaloo” movement and had an interest in killing police was charged Wednesday with ill...

AP study: Nearly 90% of esports scholarships going to men

Colleges and universities rushing to invest in the booming arena of varsity esports are overwhelmingly committing opportunities and scholarships to male players, according to data collected by The Ass...

Petitti leaves MLB after 12 years for video, esports company

NEW YORK (AP) — Tony Petitti is leaving Major League Baseball after 12 years to become president of sports and entertainment for the video game and esports company Activision Blizzard Inc. on Aug. 17....

Mid-American schools create separate conference for esports

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Aiming to recruit and engage more competitive video gamers, a dozen schools in the Mid-American Conference are creating a standalone esports conference to offer structured compet...

15 leagues join forces to recognize health care workers

LOS ANGELES (AP) — New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees, Hockey Hall of Famer Wayne Gretzky and U.S. women's soccer star Carli Lloyd are among the athletes participating in a project to recognize...

Overwatch postpones Seoul esports matches due to virus

SEOUL (AP) — The Overwatch League is postponing three weeks' worth of scheduled matches in Seoul amid reports that Asia's virus outbreak is spreading in South Korea. The league prev...

Esports star Faker gets ownership stake in new deal with T1

SEOUL (AP) — Esports megastar Lee “Faker” Sang-hyeok has assumed an ownership stake of T1 Entertainment & Sports as part of a three-year player contract with the organization. Th...

Judge: Canadian tied to extremist group is 'very dangerous'

A former Canadian Armed Forces reservist who is linked to a violent white supremacist group will remain in custody after prosecutors said he discussed the planning of violence at a Virginia gun rally....

Shanghai gets NBA 2K League team, 1st outside North America

SHANGHAI (AP) — The NBA 2K League is adding a team in Shanghai for the 2020 season, its first franchise outside of North America. The 2K League announced the addition Thursday. The S...

Gaming heavyweights raise $17M for new esports network

NEW YORK (AP) — A new venture backed by many of video gaming's biggest publishers is unveiling a network that hopes to be to esports what ESPN has been to traditional sports. VENN is...

Experts say check emergency plans after festival shooting

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Event organizers should review their emergency plans after the deadly shooting at a California food festival to see if they can make additional safety improvements as the peak of su...

Overwatch League to host 2-5 homestands in each city in 2020

Each Overwatch League franchise will host two to five homestand weekends in 2020 as the esports league launches an unprecedented home-and-away schedule spanning three continents. The...

Immortals adds OpTic parent in historic $100M esports deal

Immortals Gaming Company has acquired Infinite Esports in what is believed to be the competitive video gaming industry's first $100 million deal. IGC announced the agreement Wednesda...