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Gaming
Are Kiwis winning or losing when it comes to gaming security?
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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Gaming
QTnet chooses Juniper for AI-driven eSports gaming stadium
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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Cryptocurrency
Gaming company Polemos to enable the monetisation of NFT gaming assets from blockchain games.
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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Gaming
University of Waikato says it's 'game on' for esports
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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Gaming
NZ's iconic Eden Park will be a new home for Oceania esports
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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Gaming
JBL's Quantum range buddies up with esports firm 100 Thieves
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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eSports
COVID-19: Global esports revenue will take a hit despite higher viewership
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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Gaming
Esports granted official status by Sport New Zealand
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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Gaming
Esports viewing breaks records as 'stay at home economy' booms
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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Cloud
Microsoft & Mogul launch Age of Empires II Asia Cup
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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5G
Research: How 5G will change, well... everything
Informa Tech’s new research wing, Omdia, reveals 5G interdependencies in new research paper exploring impacts across the tech ecosystem.
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Gaming
Dell & Fortress Melbourne power the future of gaming
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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Gaming
Vodafone NZ backs the 2020 High School League
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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Gaming
Legacy Esports to get the edge with Razer partnership
Razer will provide sports peripherals, including mice, headsets and keyboards, to Legacy Esports players and content creators.
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Gaming
Kiwi E Blacks set to smash the IESF World Champs next month
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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Gaming
Finally, the esports battleground is safer and fairer for everyone
Finally, the esports industry has something of a universal code of conduct when it comes to fair play and fun.
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Network Infrastructure
Esports market reaches new heights
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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Blockchain
Gartner: Blockchain to be “transformational” within a decade
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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Gaming
An esports gamer's dream: Fortress Melbourne to open in 2020
As well as plenty of gaming space, Fortress Melbourne will include a restaurant, two bars and an arena.
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Gaming
OG walks away with $15.5 million Dota 2 grand prize
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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Gaming
Waikato Uni opens NZ's first esports arena
"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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Gaming
rFactor 2 entries to open for $1m World's Fastest Gamer prize
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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Gaming
Winner winner, chicken dinner! China esports teams takes out top PUBG prize
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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Gaming
Sydney hosts the Intel Extreme Masters 2019 esports competition
Unfortunately, A/NZ CS:GO teams Greyhound and Chiefs missed out from the playoffs having been eliminated.