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Performance Enhancing Drugs In Esports
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Performance Enhancing Drugs In Esports

In the ever-growing world of competitive gaming, Esports is starting to face an issue that many would not expect to come out of the gaming world. Performance-enhancing drugs in Esports would not be your first sports betting pick if you had to choose a sport for there to be an issue with performance-enhancing drugs. But it is becoming a bigger concern in Esports and one that needs to be addressed. Effects of Using PEDsNow we already hit on why esports players use these different drugs to enhance their performance, but the true risk lies in the health concerns of prolonged use of these drugs without the physical need of them. Outside of the performance enhancement aspect of PEDs, use can lead to addiction, overdoses, serotonin syndrome, and severe weight loss. These can be very dan...
The Rising Popularity of College Esports
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The Rising Popularity of College Esports

Anyone remotely familiar with modern gaming has heard that the popularity of esports has grown rapidly over the last ten years. Esports isn't gaming like playing in your favorite online casino but is organized gaming between individuals or teams that compete for cash playing popular online video games. Esports is one of the fastest-growing activities on college campuses, with universities across the U.S. launching programs for esports at an ever-increasing rate. Many of these programs started as campus clubs run by students but see increased participation in one of the many organized leagues.  As a result, the activity is seeing increased support from colleges and universities. It is set to become a mainstream extracurricular activity like other college sports. Universities ...
Esports Growing In High Schools Everywhere
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Esports Growing In High Schools Everywhere

The numbers surrounding video gaming and Esports are very eye-raising as they become more and more popular. Video games were once just a form of entertainment and they have now evolved into such a worldwide phenomenon that is bringing in billions of dollars of revenue a year, and that’s just off the game playing and Esports alone! And since 2018, the growth of Esports has even found its way into the realm of competitive high school sports. The odds of your local high school having an Esports club or an Esports team is probably much better than your March Madness odds. But how and why did high schools get into Esports? And what does Esports look like at the high school level? Let’s dig in and find out. Roots in Student Interest The growth of Esports in high schools across the ...
BitTorrent acquire DLive, Launched BitTorrent X Ecosystem
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BitTorrent acquire DLive, Launched BitTorrent X Ecosystem

SAN FRANCISCO, 23rd Oct 2020-- BitTorrent Inc., the leader in peer-to-peer (P2P) technology acquire live streaming platform DLive.tv and migrate all BitTorrent related services to one unified ecosystem named BitTorrent X. BitTorrent X represents the transformation of BitTorrent, a world-renowned peer-to-peer service from a software company into a conglomerate of decentralized storage and data protocols and content distribution platforms. The entirety of BitTorrent X’s utilities and services will be powered by the BTT cryptocurrency. BitTorrent started as a data transferring protocol used not long by over 2 billion users but also some tech giants such as Facebook, Twitter, and Blizzard. It also inspired the design of Bitcoin and the movement of decentralization. Acquired by Justi...
Tencent to Dominate China’s eSports Market Following $10 Billion Merger
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Tencent to Dominate China’s eSports Market Following $10 Billion Merger

eSports is one of the fastest-growing markets in the world. The most modern of entertainments, it has turned video gaming into a viewer sport one with a vast global audience. Due to its extensive size and reach, it has lately become a point of interest for tech companies from every corner of the globe. While Amazon-owned Twitch is currently the world’s leading eSports platform, its crown is not secure, and Tencent and its subsidiaries have recently made some major moves to remove Twitch from its leading position most particularly, in Tencent's home country, China. A Lucrative Industry For those who have followed eSports in recent years, it comes as no surprise to discover that this unique form of entertainment has a huge international audience. Especially popular among the yo...