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File-This Sept. 10, 2018, file photo shows Tyler "Ninja" Blevins before an NFL football game between the Detroit Lions and New York Jets in Detroit. For the first time since its meteoric rise, “Fortnite” is no longer a no-doubt victory royale atop the video game industry. “Apex Legends”, a battle royale from Electronic Arts, has stormed the market and smashed “Fortnite” records for downloads and viewership since its release three weeks ago. Blevins and other streaming stars have powered that surge, as has the emergence of an 18-year-old “Apex” superstar. Esports teams are already scrambling to sign talented players and invest long-term in the breakout title. (AP Photo/Jose Juarez, File)
February 20, 2019 - 2:46 am
NEW YORK (AP) — For the first time since its meteoric rise, "Fortnite" is no longer a no-doubt victory royale atop the video game industry. "Apex Legends" — a battle royale from Electronic Arts — has charged into the market and smashed "Fortnite" records for downloads and viewership since its...
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FILE - In this July 28, 2018, file photo, fans watch the competition between Philadelphia Fusion and London Spitfire during the Overwatch League Grand Finals competition at Barclays Center in the Brooklyn borough of New York. With eight new franchises and plans to take its regular season on the road for the first time, the Overwatch League is opening its second year a few steps closer to its goal of becoming a truly global, city-based esports league. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
February 14, 2019 - 2:53 am
With eight new franchises and plans to take its regular season on the road, the Overwatch League is opening its second year a few steps closer to its goal of becoming a truly global, city-based esports league. The circuit's inaugural season was an industry-shifting success. Launched with 12 teams...
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FILE - In this July 28, 2018 file photo, cosplayer fans watch the competition between Philadelphia Fusion and London Spitfire during the Overwatch League Grand Finals competition, at Barclays Center in the Brooklyn borough of New York. Most professional esports are devoid of female players at their highest levels, even though 45 percent of U.S. gamers are women or girls. Executives for titles like League of Legends and Overwatch say they are eager to add women to pro rosters, but many female gamers say they’re discouraged from chasing such careers by toxic behavior and other barriers. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
January 03, 2019 - 9:46 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Susie Kim thinks the women gamers are out there. As general manager for a championship esports team, she would know. She's not surprised none of them are on her roster. The Entertainment Software Association reported this year that 45 percent of U.S. gamers are female, yet women...
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FILE - In this Dec. 22, 2018, file photo, Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) passes as Miami Heat center Bam Adebayo, center, and forward Derrick Jones Jr. (5) defend during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Miami. On Tuesday, Dec. 25, Antetokounmpo and the Bucks visit the New York Knicks as one of five games on the NBA’s holiday schedule. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)
December 24, 2018 - 1:14 pm
Atari's original video game console was the hot toy. Leisure suits were cool. Elvis Presley unexpectedly died. The first "Star Wars" movie was released. The year was 1977. That was the last time the Milwaukee Bucks appeared on Christmas Day. "It's been a while," Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo...
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December 18, 2018 - 4:17 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Chris Park is leaving his job as an executive vice president in the baseball commissioner's office at the end of the month to become chief executive officer of Gen.G, an esports company. Park, 39, was a vice president in Major League Baseball's labor relations department, left and...
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In this Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018, image provided by Super League Gaming, Christian Pineda, 13, poses at a Super League video game competition against a team from Boston at City Center 15 Cinema de Lux in White Plains, N.Y. Pineda claims to be shy at school, but here, he’s a vocal leader on a New York team of nearly 20 esports competitors, some as young as 6-years-old. (Maria Gambale/Super League Gaming via AP)
December 12, 2018 - 9:47 am
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — Christian Pineda plays a lot of video games, but he's best at "Minecraft." Hunched over a laptop in the front row of a half-full movie theater last month, the 13-year-old eagerly showed off why. "I basically know the controls like the back of my hand," he said before...
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LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers, Kevin Durant of the Golden State Warriors, Paul George (then) of the Indiana Pacers, and Kyrie Irving of the Cleveland Cavaliers
USA Today Sports
Kyle McCann
July 25, 2017 - 10:38 am
There is one thing that several of the NBA players most recently on the cover of the NBA2K video game have in common. But is it a curse or a blessing?
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