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.
NBA 2K League ready to start talent search
The search for the world's best NBA video gamers is officially on. With the NBA 2K League set to tip off next May with the Raptors and 16 other teams taking part, the first stage of gamer qualifying kicks off Jan. 1.
Canada's Madden NFL 18 crown down to eight gamers
Rob Gambino takes his video gaming seriously. And when he plays, there's always something on the line. "I don't really play for fun. I only play money games on third-party websites," said the 29-year-old from Toronto.
Northern Arena announces first ever Call of Duty event
For the first time ever, Northern Arena is entering the growing Call of Duty eSports scene. Eight professional teams will travel to the Imperial Theatre in downtown Montreal to compete in Call of Duty World War II for a share of a $30,000 prize pool and a total of 15,000 CWL Pro Points.