“FREE TO PLAY is a feature-length documentary that follows three professional gamers from around the world as they compete for a million dollar prize in the first Dota 2 International Tournament. In recent years, E Sports has surged in popularity to become one of the most widely-practiced forms of competitive sport today. A million dollar tournament changed the landscape of the gaming world and for those elite players at the top of their craft, nothing would ever be the same again. Produced by Valve, the film documents the challenges and sacrifices required of players to compete at the highest level.”
Straight out of the press release:
“”Esports WRC is the first international online World Rally Championship competition. eSports WRC brings the best WRC 5 drivers together for a tournament that lasts from January to October, at the same time as the 2016 WRC season.
The battle for the esports world title will bring the best WRC 5 drivers together for a tournament from January to October and the on-site finale will be held at Wales Rally GB (27 – 30 October), where the first eSport WRC Champion will be crowned.
The esports WRC season is divided into two halves with 5 qualifying rounds and a semi-final for each half. The semi-finals will be played online during Rally Italia Sardegna (9 – 12 June) and Rally RACCCatalunya (13 – 16 October), right before the grand finale at Wales Rally GB, where the best 18 drivers will be invited to fight for the title.”
Starcraft 2 was one of the most popular games ever to be eSported. South Korean players dominated the tournaments but there were even som “outlanders” that fought their way into the GSL league. One of this players is Gregory “Idra” Fields.
The documentary below shows his fight to become the best in a tournament that was dominated by four South Koreeans and took place 2011. The documentary won the award for “Best short documentary” at the Las Vegas International Film Festival.
“Två gymnasieskolor kommer till hösten att satsa på utbildningar inom esport. Det handlar om Arlandagymnasiet, som sedan flera år tillbaka håller i idrottsutbildningar, och om Voxnadalens gymnasium i Ovanåker kommun. Båda utbildningarna startar höstterminen 2015/2016 och vid Arlandagymnasiet handlar det om en förlängning och utveckling av idrottssatsningen där esport nu ska likställas med annan sport”
Läs mer på feber.se: http://feber.se/spel/art/319308/svenska_gymnasium_startar_utbi/
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Dreamhack releases the official map of dreamhack winter. Dreamhack Winter is held at Jönköping, in Sweden. You can get there in around 3 hours and a half from Stockholm. The date for the event is 27 to 30 November.
Thanks to Dreamhack’s Twitter account for this map! https://twitter.com/DreamHack/status/537538152249196545