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GotFrag

GotFrag
Commercial? Yes
Type of site
eSports news site
Owner ESEA League
Launched Spring 2002
Alexa rank
786,898 (April 2014)[1]

GotFrag is a website, founded in 2002, that covers daily events and news about e-Sports and professional video gaming.[2] New York Post writer Michael Kane called GotFrag "the best source of gaming [information] for the hard-core community".[3] The site provides gamers with a place to find information and current events about their favorite eSports teams and players. In 2007, GotFrag became a wholly owned subsidiary of Major League Gaming.[4]

History

When launched in 2002, GotFrag primarily provided coverage of professional Counter-Strike gaming. However after the acquisition of other sites, GotFrag's coverage was expanded. In 2004, GotFrag released the second version of their website. Along with the launch of version 2, GotFrag announced their GotFrag Prime service. Prime provided paying viewers additional content, features, and benefits. In December 2004, GotFrag introduced GameSense, the first ever statistical database of professional players, providing an overview of professional gamers around the world with statistics and game records. In September 2006, Gotfrag introduced its "GotComms" service which caters to ventrilo and teamspeak server rental.

On June 6, 2007, Major League Gaming acquired Gotfrag for an undisclosed sum. GotFrag, which had historically focused on PC games, said it would remain committed to covering the platform as well as increasing coverage of console eSports.[5]

In January 2015, after a long period of relative inactivity, the URL to GotFrag began redirecting users to the ESEA League website. This has increased speculation that Gotfrag has officially been shut down.

References

  1. ^ "Gotfrag.com Site Info".  
  2. ^ Ho, Marcus (January 2008). "Enter the dragon; professional gaming in China". GameAxis Unwired (52): 34.  
  3. ^ Kane, Michael (2008). Game Boys: Professional Videogaming's Rise from the Basement to the Big Time. Penguin Group. p. 27.  
  4. ^ McCarthy, Caroline (2007-06-05). "Major League Gaming acquires GotFrag".  
  5. ^ Staff (2007-06-06). "MLG Acquires GotFrag, Adds Bromberg As CEO".  

External links

  • Official site
  • Gotfrag Wiki


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