02 Mar: NJ Blue Shirt follows his esports dreams

UNION CITY, NEW JERSEY — Sometimes in life, we have to fail to succeed. Just ask Justin Howell, an aspiring esports basketball star from New Jersey.

After getting passed over in the 2019 NBA 2K League Draft, Justin doubled down. He practiced more, built a support network and changed his mindset. 

What a difference a year makes.

On Feb. 22, Wizards District Gaming picked Justin, 19, in the second round of the 2020 draft. He was one of 229 players vying for 68 open roster spots in the 21-team esports league.

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02 May: Game like a Pro with New Fnatic PC Gaming Equipment

Best Buy, your destination for all things gaming, and Fnatic, one of the world’s leading brands in esports, are teaming up to bring you PC gaming equipment fit for the pros.

Starting today, fans can pre-order Fnatic’s latest collection of gaming accessories on We’re the exclusive U.S. retailer, and the new products will arrive in more than 300 stores later this month.

The new line of next-generation PC gaming equipment includes the STREAK and miniSTREAK keyboards and CLUTCH 2 and FLICK 2 mice.


14 Mar: Go Behind the Scenes at the New Alienware Esports Training Facility

What was once thought of as a niche pastime, PC gaming has come into its own, thanks in large part to the growing fan interest in professional competitive video gaming, or esports.

The numbers paint the picture, as industry experts say the global esports audience will reach 380 million this year. In 2016, the League of Legends world championship sold out the Staples Center in Los Angeles, with more than 30 million people viewing the event online.

As the hype surrounding professional video gaming continues to grow, especially in the United States, PC gaming manufacturer Alienware — with professional video gaming team Team Liquid — officially opened the doors on its own esports training facility in Los Angeles just last week to offer up some sophisticated support for PC gamers.