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Chorus announces Hyperfibre sponsorship deal with NZ Esports
Thu 4 Aug 2022
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Chorus has put its support behind New Zealand's Esports community with a newly announced three-year Hyperfibre sponsorship deal with NZ Esports.
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Are Kiwis winning or losing when it comes to gaming security?
Wed 27 Apr 2022
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As a country, it's clear we love gaming and are entering the realm at rapid speed. But as with all online activity, significant risks come with this kind of rising engagement.
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QTnet chooses Juniper for AI-driven eSports gaming stadium
Fri 4 Mar 2022
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QTnet has announced it has selected Juniper Network's wired, wireless and security solutions to power its eSport Challenger's Park.
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Gaming company Polemos to enable the monetisation of NFT gaming assets from blockchain games.
Wed 29 Dec 2021
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The esports-focused company Polemos has released a white paper laying out a strategy to build the world's first GameFi platform enabling the monetisation of idle NFT gaming assets from integrated blockchain games.
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University of Waikato says it's 'game on' for esports
Fri 17 Dec 2021
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In what might just be a New Zealand first, budding esports stars can now study this booming industry as part of their university degrees.
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NZ's iconic Eden Park will be a new home for Oceania esports
Thu 23 Jul 2020
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famously home to physical sports like cricket, the Rugby World Cup and the All Blacks, will now be home to the Eden Park Esports High Performance Centre.
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JBL's Quantum range buddies up with esports firm 100 Thieves
Mon 4 May 2020
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Gaming brand JBL has signed on with esports organisation 100 Thieves to become the official global gaming headset partner this year.
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COVID-19: Global esports revenue will take a hit despite higher viewership
Thu 16 Apr 2020
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Newzoo has revealed that it has adjusted its previous estimate for worldwide esports as a result of the cancellation of big-ticket events.
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Esports granted official status by Sport New Zealand
Mon 23 Mar 2020
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New Zealand is only the twenty-first country in the world to officially recognise a national body for esports, whether directly or through their National Olympic Committees or national sport agencies.
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Esports viewing breaks records as 'stay at home economy' booms
Mon 16 Mar 2020
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gaming
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Arena-packed esports tournaments are no longer a sustainable or safe practice in the wake of the pandemic, so e-sports competitions have adapted to suit the booming ‘stay at home economy’.
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Microsoft & Mogul launch Age of Empires II Asia Cup
Mon 9 Mar 2020
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The AOE II Asia Cup will run in four seasons. The top four teams from each season will land a place in the AOE Asia Cup Major.
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Research: How 5G will change, well... everything
Tue 25 Feb 2020
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Informa Tech’s new research wing, Omdia, reveals 5G interdependencies in new research paper exploring impacts across the tech ecosystem.
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Dell & Fortress Melbourne power the future of gaming
Thu 20 Feb 2020
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Melbourne’s new esports and gaming venue Fortress Melbourne has chosen Dell to run its entire IT infrastructure, right down to the PCs and peripherals.
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Vodafone NZ backs the 2020 High School League
Wed 29 Jan 2020
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Vodafone New Zealand is this year backing the rise of esports across New Zealand and wider Australasia, after signing on as the head sponsor for the LetsPlay.Live (LPL) High School League 2020.
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Legacy Esports to get the edge with Razer partnership
Tue 28 Jan 2020
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gaming
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Razer will provide sports peripherals, including mice, headsets and keyboards, to Legacy Esports players and content creators.
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Kiwi E Blacks set to smash the IESF World Champs next month
Tue 19 Nov 2019
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TEKKEN 7 player Daniel ‘Wowzer’ Cossingtom is off to South Korea this December to represent the country at the 11th IESF World Championships.
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Finally, the esports battleground is safer and fairer for everyone
Thu 7 Nov 2019
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Finally, the esports industry has something of a universal code of conduct when it comes to fair play and fun.
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Esports market reaches new heights
Tue 24 Sep 2019
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The esports market is continuing to gain momentum, and Extreme Networks says this is contriuting to a growing demand for fast and reliable Wi-Fi connections and more robust network infrastructure.
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Gartner: Blockchain to be “transformational” within a decade
Tue 17 Sep 2019
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gaming
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blockchain
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Gartner’s 2019 Hype Cycle for Blockchain Business shows that blockchain will have a transformational impact across industries in 5 to 10 years.
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An esports gamer's dream: Fortress Melbourne to open in 2020
Wed 4 Sep 2019
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gaming
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As well as plenty of gaming space, Fortress Melbourne will include a restaurant, two bars and an arena.
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OG walks away with $15.5 million Dota 2 grand prize
Tue 27 Aug 2019
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The team walked away with a grand price of US$15.5 million, after battling it out with 15 other teams in the five-day event.
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Waikato Uni opens NZ's first esports arena
Fri 16 Aug 2019
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"People are still of the opinion that gamers are the nerds in the corner who have no social skills, doing something that won’t take you anywhere in life. But this initiative is a step towards showing people that esports can lead to many opportunities in a billion-dollar industry.”
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rFactor 2 entries to open for $1m World's Fastest Gamer prize
Mon 5 Aug 2019
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gaming
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Keen esports racers who use the rFactor sim racing platform might just be able to race their way to the grand prize.
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Winner winner, chicken dinner! China esports teams takes out top PUBG prize
Tue 30 Jul 2019
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Chinese esports team TOP ESPORTS took out the top prize of US$180,000 and a limited BAPE x PUBG Mobile Outfit as part of the PUBG MOBILE Club Open Global Finals this week.
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