Toronto is one of 17 NBA franchises taking part in the new esports league that will tip off in May. Each team will draft six gamers from a talent pool that survived qualifying play.
Whitecaps unveil teenage gamer Hosseini as their eMLS Cup hope
On Monday, the Vancouver Whitecaps unveiled 17-year-old Erfan Hosseini as their first official eMLS representative. Hosseini is expected to be the youngest competitor at the inaugural eMLS Cup at the PAX East gaming festival in Boston in April.
NHL enters esports with gaming tournament
The National Hockey League is making its first foray into the world of esports. The league is launching the 2018 NHL Gaming World Championship on Friday, a tournament that will crown a champion in June in Las Vegas.
Pro gamer hopes to add to Toronto FC trophy case with esports glory
Toronto FC is hoping Phil Balke can follow in the championship footsteps of Michael Bradley, Sebastian Giovinco and Jose Altidore. But Balke works his soccer magic with a gaming controller. Maple Leafs Sports & Entertainment has hired the 23-year-old from Toronto as its first pro gamer, hoping he can win the virtual edition of the MLS Cup in April.
Intel Extreme Masters tournament provides glimpse into esports
The IOC has been open to adding esports to the Olympic program and people will get a sneak peak of what it's all about beginning on Tuesday when the Intel Extreme Masters tournament kicks off in PyeongChang just days before the opening ceremonies.
MLS announces competitive gaming league with EA Sports
Major League Soccer is partnering with EA Sports to create a competitive league around the company's FIFA 18 soccer game.