KSAT gets inside look at new $70M Tech Port Center and Arena on SW Side
The Southwest Side will soon be home to an innovation center and arena that is already attracting major shows and entertainment. On Friday, KSAT 12 got a construction tour at the new Tech Port Center and Arena at Port San Antonio.
Esports gamers are healthier than the general population, experts say
However, a new study shows esports video gamers are healthier and more fit than the general public. According to a new survey on studyfinds.org, esports gamers are nine to 21% more likely to have a healthy body weight than other people. Meanwhile, only 3.7% of esports players smoke daily. The study revealed e-sports gamers are much more physically active on a regular basis as well. Regardless, researchers say they want to figure out a way to make sure high school and college esports players are getting enough physical activity.
'Esports is built on community’: St. Mary’s University hopes to create more diversity in competitive gaming program
SAN ANTONIO – Competitive video gaming, otherwise known as esports, is considered one of the fastest-growing sports globally. St. Mary’s University launched its Rattler esports program this year. Head coach of the program, Kaitlin Teniente, said Black and Latino students are often underrepresented because of lack of accessibility. However, the university hopes to bridge the divide by providing scholarships to future students who are people of color. “The idea is that these scholarships would help us, in turn, recruit that kind of student to bring them into the program,” Teniente said.
Virtual grand opening of St. Mary’s esports arena to fundraise scholarships for students of color
SAN ANTONIO – St. Mary’s University has announced that they will open its brand-new esports arena on Friday, Sept. 18 with a 12-hour fundraising livestream to raise money for future Black and Latino students in the Rattler esports program. “We are so excited to unveil this beautiful arena and to host an important event supporting the Black and Latino communities in the world of esports,” St. Mary’s University Director of Athletics Robert Coleman said. “Over the past year, we have been working with campus leadership to develop a space for our esports arena and to provide our students a home for gaming at St. Mary’s. All donations will go toward scholarships for future Black and Latino students. “At St. Mary’s, we hope to support and strengthen the diversity and representation that gaming needs so it can reach its full potential.”
China's biggest Wall Street IPO in 2019: Streaming video game startup?
So-called eSports have enjoyed a huge growth curve in recent years, with revenues in the billions of dollars. A popular video streaming platform is gearing up for what could be the year's biggest Wall Street debut by a Chinese company. DouYu, a live-streaming platform for gamers backed by Chinese tech giant Tencent, will go public on the Nasdaq on Wednesday at $11.50 per share. That would break the record set in May, when Starbucks rival Luckin Coffee went public, raising about $645 million, according to Refinitiv. Its Wall Street debut comes a week after Budweiser owner Anheuser-Busch InBev canceled a listing of its Asia unit on the Hong Kong stock exchange, which would have eclipsed Uber as the biggest IPO of this year.
How video games became a spectator sport
How video games became a spectator sport Video games are fast becoming the biggest thing in the entertainment world. Correspondent John Blackstone looks into the worldwide explosion of "eSports," the athletes who play them, and the millions of fans who pay to watch them play.cbsnews.com