The NHL locked in its dates for next year’s 2016 World Cup of Hockey, with the two-week tournament set to begin play on Sept. 17 and run through Oct. 1. Eight teams will play and be split into two Groups, Group A and Group B, for the Preliminary Round (Sept. 17-22), when each team will play its three Group opponents in a round-robin format. Group A will consist of Team Canada, Team Czech Republic and Team USA, plus Team Europe. Group B will see Team Finland, Team Russia, Team Sweden and Team North America. The top two finishers in Group A and Group B will then advance to the Semifinals from Sept. 24-25, with the winners set for the Final, a best-of-three series on Sept. 27, Sept. 29 and Oct. 1. ESPN carries the tournament.
Misfits Gaming is making history, announcing (along with the Miami Heat) a broad-ranging deal described as “one of the most comprehensive sponsorship partnerships in esports” with Alienware. Dealpoints will see the team leverage the brand’s slate of gear across an entire slate of categories that include laptop, desktop, mice, keyboard, mousepad, monitor and training analytics. […]
FACEIT is announcing plans to host the first UK-based Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Major at London’s SSE Arena, Wembley. The tournament will run from Sept. 20-23 with tickets on sale starting April 2. “The community has been at the heart of everything we do at FACEIT, and we’re so grateful for the support of the players […]
Wendy Williams revealed today on her syndicated talk show that she has Graves disease and hyperthyroidism. The show will go on a three-week hiatus beginning today (February 22) so Williams can focus on her health.
Because we don’t have enough political drama… WE tv will begin airing binge-a-thons of CBS drama series Madam Secretary on Wednesday, March 7 from 7p-4a. Beginning the following week, Wednesday, March 14, the series will air during all-day binge-a-thons on Wednesdays from 10a-4a.
After a run that topped 35 years, Mike Patrick’s stay at ESPN is over. Patrick began his play-by-play role with the network in 1982, but the network announced yesterday that his last event with the company was the 2017 AutoZone Liberty Bowl on Dec. 30. During that span, Patrick’s role included serving as the voice […]