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Engine Room VR
Engine Room VR operates out of the Engine Room boxing gym in Tulsa, Oklahoma. (Photo by Jason Gewirtz)

USA Boxing Turns to Esports for Training, Engagement

USA Boxing is looking to esports for its next potential engagement with fans and as a training tool for amateur and elite athletes alike. The national governing body has announced that Golden Gloves VR, a virtual reality boxing game created by Tulsa-based tech company Engine Room VR, is now the NGB’s official esports boxing game. Under […]

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Esports Report Cites Raleigh as Major Host

A new study examining global trends in hosting in-person esports events has concluded that Raleigh, North Carolina, is among the top destinations for such events. The project, which examined in-person esports tournaments in North America, Europe and the Nordic region from 2019–2023, was conducted by PLAYHRDR Advisors, the Greater Raleigh Esports Local Organizing Committee and […]

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Boost at the Beach

Visit Myrtle Beach to Host Second Boost at the Beach

Visit Myrtle Beach will host the second annual Boost at the Beach collegiate esports competition from March 8–10 at The Hangout in Myrtle Beach with double the number of participating schools as the inaugural edition. Teams include two South Carolina universities in Clemson and South Carolina along with Harrisburg (Pennsylvania), George Mason, Georgia State, Maryville, […]

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Allied Esports Unveils New Esports Lounge at UNLV

Allied Esports and the University of Nevada Las Vegas cut the ribbon to unveil a new state-of-the-art gaming lounge on the school’s campus on January 24. The Tonopah Esports Lounge, located within the Tonopah dormitory, features 25 PCs with gaming monitors, headsets, mouse pads, gaming mouses and ergonomic gaming chairs. All the equipment and accessories […]

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IOC President Thomas Bach speaks during the annual Session meeting, held in Mumbai, India. Photo via International Olympic Committee.

Report: Japan May Host 2026 Olympic Esports Games

The International Olympic Committee is looking at creating an Olympic Esports Games in 2026 and have it hosted in Japan, Kyodo News reported recently. The report said “Japanese officials are expected to step up talks in 2024 at the IOC’s request.” The IOC has committed to an expanded interest in esports, with President Thomas Bach […]

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Qiddiya Esports

Populous Partners with Saudi Arabia’s National Gaming and Esports Strategy

Global design firm Populous has partnered with Saudi Arabia’s National Gaming and Esports Strategy to create plans for a massive esports district in Riyadh. Qiddiya Gaming and Esports District, the world’s first mixed-use gaming and esports district, will attract gamers to an area dedicated to esports, entertainment, sports and culture. “We are proud to have […]

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Marriott Bonvoy Launches Virtual City in Fortnite

Marriott Bonvoy has become the first hospitality company to launch in the Fortnite universe with Marriott Bonvoy Land, a virtual park leading to four hotel-themed mini games that represent Moxy Hotels, Westin Hotels & Resorts, W Hotels & Resorts and Autograph Collection Hotels. People can use the game code 7652-9467-4215 to portal into the park […]

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IOC President Thomas Bach speaks during the annual Session meeting, held in Mumbai, India. Photo via International Olympic Committee.

Bach Proposes Creation of Olympic Esports Games

The International Olympic Committee has committed to an expanded interest in esports, with President Thomas Bach announcing at the IOC’s session in Mumbai that the IOC Esports Commission will study the possibility of creating an Olympic Esports Games. The Esports Commission will be chaired by IOC member David Lappartient, the head of cycling’s international federation […]

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Saudi Arabia to Host 2024 IESF World Esports Championships

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, will host the 16th World Esports Championships in 2024, the International Esports Federation announced at the end of this year’s world championships in Romania that saw the Phillipines crowned as world champions. “We look forward to working with Saudi Arabia, the local organizing committee, the Saudi Esports Federation and our incredible partners […]

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