For Esports, recognition is attracting players, viewers and more revenue to a growing and profitable industry
With the pandemic keeping many people at home, the world of video games and esports has conquered the attention of millions. Esports has not only become profitable for the entire industry but also for those wanting to pursue a career within the industry itself. Today video games are not just a networking activity but a regularly scheduled, profit-generating sport.
Stuck in football purgatory, CFL rookies have adapted to an off-season like no other
When the pandemic wiped out the 2020 CFL season, it left rookies in a tough spot. Since then, they’ve been preparing to return to the field.
Lookahead ’21: Pandemic has Toronto rugby group scrumming to keep building skills, knowledge virtually
The pandemic has forced a Toronto rugby organization to move online to continue its work with disadvantaged youth and to building community through sport.
COVID conflict: Skaters face bylaw scrutiny at Mississauga pond popular for pandemic exercise
Communities are wrestling with the conflict between pandemic protection and the public’s desire to get outdoors and skate, play hockey or slide down hills.
Skaters enjoy good conditions in canal’s opening weeks despite tightened COVID-19 rules
Ottawa residents have enjoyed more than two weeks of good skating since the National Capital Commission opened the Rideau Canal Skateway on Jan. 31 under modified rules because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The NCC opened a section of the skateway for the 51st skating season on the last day of January despite concerns caused by the coronavirus emergency. The skateway…
Lookahead ’21: Ottawa Curling Club waiting for word the season can resume
The Ottawa Curling Club decided to melt its ice in mid-January after a province-wide stay-at-home order meant the playing season would be indefinitely delayed. The O’Connor Street club typically hosts about 500 members between the months of September and April. This year, however, club membership is down 40 per cent as a result of the COVID-19 crisis. While 60 per…
Three Carleton soccer players taken in 2021 CPL-U Sports Draft
The 2021 CPL-U Sports Draft saw three Ravens players selected, including centre-back Cris Malekos going second overall to Atlético Ottawa.
Rise in online gambling has experts warning that the house usually wins in the long run
With online gaming sites gaining traffic over the pandemic, experts say players new and old should proceed with caution.
Despite public concerns, council to vote on 10-year extension of OSEG’s Landsowne deal
On Wednesday, Ottawa City Council will decide whether to help the Ottawa Sports and Entertainment Group navigate the financial pressures of running Lansdowne Park through the pandemic and beyond.
Ottawa’s 2020 Brian Kilrea Award winner is so much more than a football coach
The story of Jean-Sorphia Guillaume goes beyond the football field and into the community where he has helped many succeed in football, but more importantly in life.
Carleton’s sidelined soccer players frustrated by scuttled season, COVID-19’s physical, mental impact
Carleton University men and women’s varsity soccer team has been significantly impacted throughout the season due to the pandemic – and the mental health of some of their players has also taken a toll.