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Twitch streamer Maverikz quits game after finding out his teammate streams on Mixer

Twitch has been at the apex of the streaming platforms ever since its launch. The platform gathers a massive user base due to its unique set of features that made life better for streamers and the viewers. Twitch was unharmed in its position as the top streaming platform but lately, Microsoft’s Mixer is giving them […]

Ninja’s Adidas sneaker launches today

Sports apparel giant Adidas is set to launch a pair joggers in collaboration with Fortnite star Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins. The sales will commence on 31st December at 9AM GMT. This collaboration will mark on of his biggest foray for Ninja outside the gaming industry and will act as a measure for brand expansion. Ninja explained […]

Jarosław ‘pashaBiceps’ Jarząbkowski Signs Deal with LV BET

Jarosław “pashaBiceps” Jarząbkowski has signed a deal with LV BET to be an esports betting ambassador for the company. The former Virtus.pro player will be “heavily involved” in social media campaigns and product activations. LV BET, an online sports bookmaker, is looking to expand into the esports betting space. Jarosław “pashaBiceps” Jarząbkowski, a former member […]

Jarosław ‘pashaBiceps’ Jarząbkowski Signs Deal with LV BET

Jarosław “pashaBiceps” Jarząbkowski has signed a deal with LV BET to be an esports betting ambassador for the company. The former Virtus.pro player will be “heavily involved” in social media campaigns and product activations. LV BET, an online sports bookmaker, is looking to expand into the esports betting space. Jarosław “pashaBiceps” Jarząbkowski, a former member […]

Sprout and K1to say goodbye “with immediate effect”

“k1to” did not reveal to Nils Gruhne much. Nils “k1to” The official tweet told Sprout team “instantly.” and in recent weeks it was Florian “syrsoN” Rische’s second player to be out of the squad. Previous reports from the DBLTAP reported that both k1to and syrsoN were targeted by the BIG as the replacement for the […]

Opinion: China Esports in 2020 – The Biggest Storyline 

For the Chinese esports industry, 2019 has been a blast. During the year, the region witnessed multiple and significant business developments, including the birth of the new Auto Battler esports genre , millions of dollars in sponsorship and media rights deals, and massive support and funding […]

Opinion: China Esports in 2020 – The Biggest Storyline 

For the Chinese esports industry, 2019 has been a blast. During the year, the region witnessed multiple and significant business developments, including the birth of the new Auto Battler esports genre , millions of dollars in sponsorship and media rights deals, and massive support and funding […]

Dota 2: Top Three Support Players of 2019

With just one day away from 2020, it’s time to step back and take a look at what happened in 2019. Needless to say, this was one of the best years for every Dota 2 fan out there. There were many awesome highlights, but I think it’s safe to say that OGs’ TI march will […]

Dota 2: Top Three Support Players of 2019

With just one day away from 2020, it’s time to step back and take a look at what happened in 2019. Needless to say, this was one of the best years for every Dota 2 fan out there. There were many awesome highlights, but I think it’s safe to say that OGs’ TI march will […]

OG’s Dota 2 players are the highest earning esports players of 2019

2019 was quite a year for Esports, it is been getting recognition, becoming more mainstream and Germany introducing a dedicated visa for esports recently looks like we are ending this year on good terms. We are in that time of the year again looking back who stood out above them all in terms of financial […]

OG’s Dota 2 players are the highest earning esports players of 2019

2019 was quite a year for Esports, it is been getting recognition, becoming more mainstream and Germany introducing a dedicated visa for esports recently looks like we are ending this year on good terms. We are in that time of the year again looking back who stood out above them all in terms of financial […]

The Decline of Indian Dota 2 Esports

In years past, Dota 2 has consistently been one of the most popular esports titles in India. Having commanded the lion’s share of prize money paid out in Indian esports, an ardent fan base, and a rising number of professional teams, the game hit the heights of its popularity in India in 2016-2017. Although the […]

Virtus.pro annouce partnership with Parimatch for 2020

Parimatch announces today that it sponsors the leading Virtus.pro esports team, including the CS: GO and Dota 2 tournaments in 2020, for a period of two more years. “Virtus.pro was our first major sponsorship deal and we are delighted to stick with this relationship for a further two years, Stepan Shulga, Head of Sports at […]

NFL Alumni partners with dedicated esports channel, ESTV

ESTV, an exclusive broadcast media partner for the NFL Alumni, was announced. This will provide the newly established partners with co-marketing incentives and will be hosted by the Super Bowl for an esports function. Eric Yoon, founder and chief executive officer of ESTV discussed this partnership in a release: “We are very excited to announce […]

Akali outplay stuns League of Legend’s Faker viewers

Sang-hyeok demonstrated his mechanical skills to Acali by pulling an unbelievable outplay in his 27 December broadcast from the Korean League of Legend star Lee ‘ Faker.’ The mid-laner SK Telecom T1 has long been considered to be one of the best players in the world for its tidy gameplay and for its choices on […]

What to expect from World of Warcraft Patch 8.3

The game will be up to patch 8.3, and it is entitled “Visions of N’Zoth” a major patch is underway for World of Warcraft A upgrade will bring new features and the expectation that some players are able to level when the update begins on 14 January. In brief, players fighting the old god of […]

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Announced Game of the Year

How poorly the Star Wars license has been managed by Electronic Arts to date is almost shocking. There has always been a light at the end of the tunnel–although the inevitable risk of cancellation of previous projects had endured, two Star Wars Battlefront franchises came and went through microtransaction scandals and lacking single-player experiences during […]

NaToSaphiX still looking for CSGO team

Having steered Mousesports to their Cs_summit title, Niels-Christian “NaToSaphiX” Sillassen did prove himself to be still lethal in the player pool before he was asked to replace Özgür “woxic” Eker as the later had to resolve some Visa Issues. CHAMPIONS OF CS_SUMMIT 5 mousesports gave me a unique opportunity to help them out in LA […]

US Navy ditches Super Bowl advertising for Esports & YouTube

The US Navy is set to reallocate its television and Super Bowl advertising budget for advertising in Esports from the following year. Vice Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Robert Burke said during the Military Reporters and Editors annual conference that they are focusing their primary advertising budget into Esports as they turn their eyes away […]

Why did Shroud stop playing Halo: Reach?

Supporters of Michael “Shroud” Grzesiek also noted he’s no longer playing Halo, and it turns out there really is a very particular reason. In the realm of shooters of the first guy, nobody is larger than shroud, so when Halo: Reach launched last on a device in early December, many were expecting him to do […]

Dota 2’s Johan “N0tail” Sundstein banned on Twitch

Johan “n0tail” Sundstein who played on behalf of Team OG in Dota 2 events was prohibited on Twitch on Christmas Day for an unspecified amount of time following a stream. Although there is no clear reason for the ban, audiences argue that derogatory terms could have been part of this restriction. Sundstein, who is not […]

Overwatch: Player of the Year 2019

The Overwatch League’s 2019 season was vastly successful and brought forth more narratives than previous years. Not only did it give redemption to the benched players of season one, but the new expansion teams changed everything. There is one Overwatch player who battled through GOATS, succeeded in the Overwatch League, and made an impression in […]

Remilia, first woman esports player dies aged 24

According to a Saturday post by Richard Lewis, a close friend and colleague, who has been a former professional League of Legends, Maria “Remilia” Creveling died on Friday. She was twenty-four at the time. Lewis, who lived with Remilia in Las Vegas, said in a tweet, “I’m sorry I remind you my best friend Mary […]

Fortnite: Top NA West Winter Royale 2019 Performances

Although the Winter Royale 2019 has come and gone, it produced some interesting results across all seven competitive regions. NA West often goes overlooked despite possessing a handful of the world’s best players. Chief among them is Shane “EpikWhale” Cotton, who finished in third place at the Fortnite World Cup. Many of these NA West […]

Top 100 Video Games of All Time: Expert’s Choice

There are many video games that players play and cherish. With countless worlds and stories to explore, the appeal of video games will never fade. There are an incredible amount of titles out there, but a select few stand above the rest. The following top 100 games are ordered by their Critic’s Rating (as recorded […]

Top 50 Best-Selling Video Games of All Time

Video games are a source of enjoyment and entertainment for hundreds of millions around the world. In them, we journey to new worlds to take part in grand adventures or have more simple, quaint experiences. There are a ton of different video games out there, but there a some that have immersed more players than […]

Dota 2: The Most Deadly Heroes and Combos in 2019

We take a look back over some of the deadliest heroes and combos we saw in the pro-scene this year. 2019 was one of the best years for every Dota 2 fan and player. Not only did we see tons of interesting tournaments, but our favorite game also went through a lot of changes. In […]

Fnatic said to be most popular League of Legends Team then G2 Esports

More than ever, the League of Legends gaming has been rising. The two main western leagues are growing with the LEC Summer finals of 2019 peaking at 841,000 between G2 Esports and FNATIC at the Grand Finals, and the LCS finals between Cloud 9 and Team Liquid peaked at 494,000. On the basis of a […]

Fantasy RPG in the works with Persona 5

The Persona RPG’s are mainly known to fight evil forces, their excellent skill in writing and narrative, their diverse and convincing sets of personalities and their highly realistic and successful models of social interaction. The show examines the common concepts of culture, love, and justice-throughout the eyes of multiple silent actors who reside in contemporary […]

Highest paid Dota 2 Players are from Team OG

For many gamers, teams and competing sets, this year was one of the best years in sports, but according to Esports Earnings, one team stood out above the other in terms of financial results. The Dota 2 team of OG won their 2nd International in a row and made history by being the first group […]

Revamped Overwatch Contender roster for Skyfoxes

SkyFoxes also revealed that the Overwatch Contenders 2020 season will have a revised roster. Overwatch League clubs such as Los Angeles Valiant and New York Excelsior saw the squad losing many stars during off seasons, which was formerly known as Meta Skyfoxes. At first, it was announced that Elijah Hudson’s “Elk” Gallagher was part of […]

Dota 2 vs LOL Drama, OG joins the brawl

The debate war between MOBA fans of these games has raged for almost a decade now. Doublelift take: just before Christmas, Team Liquid’s League Of Legends player Yiliang “Doublelift” Peng stated some interesting claims on stream. When asked about to give his opinion on which game is more difficult. “I’d say Dota has more to […]

Former League of Legends Player Maria “Remilia” Creveling Has Died

Remilia, the first pro-female gamer to compete in the LCS, has died peacefully in her sleep at age 24. The League of Legends community is grieving the loss of talented support player, Maria “Remilia” Creveling. Close friend and roommate, Richard Lewis, announced the news of Creveling’s death on Twitter this morning. It is with great […]

Esports Players of the Year 2019

#5 Call of Duty PLAYER: SIMP | TEAM: EUNITED By: Coleman Hamstead First off, we have the rookie Chris “Simp” Lehr. There cannot be a CoD player of the year discussion without Simp’s name being in the fray. Simp had big shoes to fill when he came on the eUnited starting roster in March. The […]

4 ‘Unknown players’ added to London Spitfire’s Overwatch League Roster

The London Spitfire is beginning the new blood season of the Overwatch League 2020. Today, the club also signed four new players from the lower levels, causing supporters and critics to scratch their heads. Park Babel, Sang-jun, Kim “Jihun” Ji-hun, “ALTHOUGH” and Cho’ Clestyn’ Gun-hun were the four new additional pieces. The 2018 Australian Contenders […]

Why has Shroud lost views moving form Twitch to Mixer?

Grzesiek’s or ‘Shroud’ has announced he’s missed viewers who don’t care about his Twitch withdrawal. By the end of 2019, Twitch held a monopoly on broadcasting with YouTube alone is the main opponent of the public. Shroud, the third most commonly viewed channel on the platform was regarded first and foremost as a Twitch streamer after […]

‘Record CSGO viewership numbers’ announced by ESL Pro League

ESL has been displaying their number for the last season of their Counter-Strike: Global Offensive League organiser of esports tournament and developer. Season 10 of the ESL Pro League saw a new format and an increase in tournaments lead to an increase in audience numbers. ESL Pro League Season 10: “This year has been […]

Ninja and Shroud leave Twitch giving xQc top place

Felix ‘ xQc’ Lengyel proved his place in the Month of December as one of the most impressive streamers. In a number of exclusive deals, several streamers have recently jumped ships from Twitch to different platforms such as ‘Mixer’. The domino effect of streamers from the Twitch area, including Michael ” Shroud’ Grzesiek and Jack’ […]

Dota 2: Top Three Roster Changes of 2019

There are just a couple of days left before 2020 arrives. Needless to say, 2019 was one of the best years for every Dota 2 fan out there. Every single main tournament was a joy to watch as the best teams in the world fought each other to death. However, the highlight of the year […]

Zywoo names this player as his CSGO rival

In an interview with HLTV, Mathieu ‘ZywOo’ Herbaut revealed the player that he thinks will put forward the ‘biggest competition’ against him for the No. 1 position. Fans usually tend to choose Oleksandr ‘s1mple’ Kostyliev along with the French AWPer for the position of the best in the world due to obvious reasons but ZywOo’s thought […]

Editor’s Picks: The Top 5 Rising PC/Console Esports of 2020

The esports industry is evolving rapidly – expanding to new categories and genres, introducing global league structures, and moving ever-closer to the mainstream. While most of the major esports have stood for years, the ever-changing nature of the video game industry means that most games will see their popularity ebb and flow as new titles […]

GTA Online gives all players Firework launchers for New Years Eve

People planning to ring on Los Santos streets during the New Year will be free, just like everyone else, to rejoice with fireworks. For one year, as people complain about everything the world of video games had to deliver, it is good to see that some players are a celebration of the season. Niantic offered […]

Corinna Kopf is the Latest Streamer to join Facebook Gaming

Facebook Gaming has landed another streamer to its platform in the latest round of exclusive deals as it signs its first female partnership with vlogger and Instagrammer Corinna Kopf. Corinna has spent the past year shifting some of her focus away from lifestyle content and into gaming via her Twitch channel. Corinna had hinted at […]

League of Legends: Excel Esports signs Academy Coach Swiffer

Excel Esports has signed Simon “Swiffer” Papamarkos as the team’s Excel UK Coach for the 2020 UKLC season. Swiffer takes on his first coaching role by joining Excel having previously played as a mid laner for Oceanic Pro League team ORDER and Chiefs Esports Club. Kieran Holmes-Darby, CEO of Excel Esports had this to […]

Dota 2: n0tail Responds to Doublelift in Ongoing Dota 2 Vs. LoL Debate

As you know, the original Dota was one of the first big games in the MOBA genre. After seeing how popular it becomes, Riot Games decided to release its own game that has similar gameplay to it, calling it League of Legends. From that moment on, the clash between the fans of the two games […]

Doublelift’s claims that LoL is harder than Dota 2 – N0tail responds

Two times international champion Johan’ N0tail’ Sundstein refuted Yiliang Peng’s argument that Dota 2 was simpler than League of Legends and that he was ‘tstumping off’ his ‘first and only’ League games. Two times the international champion For the best part of the decade, the Worlds of League and Dota 2 have been at war. […]

Editor’s Picks: The Top 5 Rising Mobile Esports of 2020

In China and Southeast Asia, mobile esports have stood right alongside their PC and console brethren for years. While the West has yet to catch up in this area, 2019 was a significant step forward as games like Clash Royale and PUBG MOBILE helped bring new organizations, viewers, and sponsors into the mobile ecosystem.  Early […]

WESG APAC Finals rescheduled

The players participating in the APAC Finals received an email regarding the rescheduling of the WESG APAC Finals which was set to happen in Malaysia from January 3-5th but now has been rescheduled to February 16-18th and relocated to the city of Macao, China. They have apologised for the inconvenience caused by them to the […]

The Top 10 Esports of 2019 by Total Prize Pool

2019 was an incredible year for esports as the ecosystem continued to expand, hosting over 4,000 tournaments while paying out over $211M USD in prize money. The $211M awarded thus far in 2019 is a 29% jump from the previous year’s $163M. Records were set in 2019. The International 2019, Dota 2’s championship tournament, dolled […]

San Francisco Shock Change Venue for Overwatch Opening Weekend

The San Francisco Shock has changed venues for its March 28-29 opening weekend from the Cow Palace to Zellerbach Hall at UC Berkeley. NRG Esports and the Shock signed a partnership agreement with the university last April that saw the construction of an esports facility. The change will see the Shock save money in union […]

German government offers Visa dedicated for professional esports players

A special visa has been issued by the German Federal Government and the States for esports competitors. The visa will be open for professional esports players and coaches from outside the European Union and is expected to take place in Spring 2020. This is part of the Skilled Immigration Act, which expands services for non-EU workers […]

CEO Of Fnatic and CSGO Coach ‘Aren’t happy with BLAST Premier snub’

Sam Matters, CEO of Fnatic said it was frustrating that Fnatic had not been offered a place in the upcoming BLAST Premier tour. The omission of an invite from Fnatic is surprising, given that the squad is currently number three in the world. Once BLAST Entertainment announced the team’s list, many asked why a new and unexposed […]

Navy says goodbye to Superbowl for Esports advertising

According to a report published by USNI News, the Navy will redirect its advertising funds from TV into modern digital e-sports and YouTube. It was also reported that The Worlds 2019 League of Legends was closing in the viewership gap between the Superbowl, reaching 99.5m watching live at one point. 97% of the Navy budget […]

Sange stacking removed in Dota 2 update

A recent update on Dota 2 has remedied a bug with upgrades. It was primarily to counter the effect of the new Sange stacking. The new Outlanders update removed the old maim feature of Sange, which has reduced the impact of enemies and replaced it with a regeneration effect. The amp was additively stacked and […]

Dota 2 – The Top Two Teams of 2019

We are just days away from waving goodbye to 2019. This was one of the best years for every Dota 2 fan out there. After all, we saw tons of interesting tournaments, roster changes, and drama. With that said, let’s take a look at the top two teams of 2019. As you can imagine, naming […]

Dota 2: The Top Three Highlights of 2019

We look back on our top three highlights from the 2018-2019 DPC Season. This year was nothing short of amazing for every Dota 2 fan out there. We saw plenty of fantastic tournaments, drama, roster changes and more. However, with just a couple of days until 2020, it is now time to say goodbye to […]

EPICENTER CS:GO 2019 view’s count exceeded 51 million

The organizer of EPICENTER series, Epic Esports Events has summed up the results of an international Counter-Strike: Global Offensive series EPICENTER 2019. The tournament’s broadcasts have gathered 51 441 282 views across various streaming platforms including the Chinese audience. Overall, 15 298 208 unique users watched the tournament’s qualifier and […]

Tencent and VSPN Co-Host $430K Peacekeeper Elite Championship in Xi’an, Newzoo Partners with Newbee

In the last week of 2019, Chinese esports organization Vici Gaming won the ONE Esports Dota 2 World Invitational in Singapore, taking home a $200K USD share in prize money from $500K. In addition, two former League of Legends Master Series Taiwanese teams – Flash Wolves and MAD – disbanded.  Among the top stories: […]

Top 10 Esports Players of 2019 by Total Prize Winnings

2019 was an unprecedented year in esports. With more than $211M USD given out thus far in prize money–the most ever in a single year in esports history–15 players became millionaires , 288 made $100K or more, and 196 made over $60K in prize money alone. Compare this to 2018, […]

Top Millionaires in Esports 2019

Ten years ago esports was a joke, now it’s not a laughing matter, worth over a billion dollars its clearly not a joke. Teams are being valued at $100m+ while players are earning millions from playing the viral games such as CS:GO and Dota 2. N0tail – $6,882,440.18 Johan was one of the world’s youngest […]

The U.S. Navy Will Spend its Advertising Dollars in Esports and YouTube, Dumps Super Bowl

The United States Navy has divested from television advertising and will see 97% of its budget allocated to digital. Esports and YouTube will be the two main focuses of its advertising dollars. The reason for the course correction is that the age demographic of online viewership are people between 17 and 28. The U.S. Navy […]

Dota 2: Ghostik Leaves Team Spirit

The CIS team have announced the departure of offlaner Andrey “Ghostik” Kadyk from their active roster. The CIS Dota 2 scene is one of the most interesting ones to watch. After Virtus.Pro went through the drastic roster change, there isn’t a team that stands out anymore. Right now, every single top tier team here can […]

Valve sues Dota 2 tournament oprganiser GESC for $750,000

A lawsuit filed by the game developer Valve faces the World Electronic Sports Championship . In Asia-Pacific in 2018, the organizer of the tournament held many Dota 2 kids, failed to pay for many participated. Among those who were victims are athletes, skills and several organisations, who cost a sum of approx. $750,000. Valve took […]

Why weren’t Fnatic and Mousesports invited to BLAST Premier series

BLAST organizer expressed their thoughts on CSGO events and pointed out that the tournament Premier Spring Series 2020 loses some of the best teams. BLAST is CSGO’s newest event organizer, which organized most of its competitions in 2019 with the goal of bringing fresh tournaments with the best teams. Their game styles, primarily best-of-one matches. […]

Top 10 Esports Teams of 2019 by Total Prize Winnings

Never in the history of esports has there been so much money awarded to competing teams. 2019 saw over $211M USD distributed over the course of 4490 tournaments played with many esports putting out record prize money. Valve’s Dota 2 also saw record numbers as it put out $4M more in prize money than the […]

Women, Schools, PUBG and More Get New Australian Tournaments In 2020

There has been a burst of new activity in the ANZ esports scene as we approach the end of 2019, with a number of new competitions being announced ahead of the new year. These new competitions collectively focus on opportunities for players and fans of a number of esports that don’t sit at the top […]

An insight to s1mple’s downfall after NaVi pick up GuardiaN

Aleksandr ‘s1mple’ Kostyliev was labelled as the best player in the world by HLTV for 2018 despite of missing out on quite a few important trophies. The Ukrainian has dropped match winning performance across the year for Natus Vincere, which alone was enough for him to earn such an honorable title. Besides his stature as […]

Esports Team Tycoon: Manage your team

In order to make any life experience that someone can imaginably find compelling, almost always someone creates a video game that simulates that experience. If the law of video games isn’t already known, it should be one. Esports Life Tycoon puts players under almost all the important aspects of the administration of a sport team-starting […]

PUBG Mobile Club Open Viewership Breakdown – Spring vs Fall

The Fall Championship of the PUBG MOBILE Club Open concluded on Dec. 1 and was expected to be one of the landmark events for the title. 2019 will be remembered as the year for the rise of mobile esport titles and one such name that has global appeal, has been PUBG MOBILE. The title’s […]

Valve Esports Dominate December, xQc Jumps for the Crown – Top Twitch Channels Dec. 16-22

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and Dota 2 continue to lead all esports viewership for the month, with most major esports having concluded their 2019 seasons. Former Overwatch League pro Félix “xQc” Lengyel created cultural moment on Twitch during his push to complete a roughly week-long challenge. Several Fortnite streamers saw success streaming their matches in the […]

2020’s Most Awaited Esports Events

Not only amusement or a way to make extra money, but even ten million dollars in prizes are won in the recent video gaming tournaments. A single competition can make up more than a slightly prosperous pro under extraordinary circumstances. Through 2019,’ Epic Games’ offered the Fortnite winner hundreds of millions. The luckiest professional players […]

PUBG Director of Esports Jake Sin Departs Company

PUBG Corp. Director of Esports Jake Sin announced on Twitter that he has left PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS to pursue other opportunities. “I’m incredibly proud of what my small team was able to accomplish in just one year of existence,” he wrote. “Of course there are many things I wished were done better, but they would have […]

GEN.G finalise CS:GO roster as BNTET signed

After weeks of anticipation, Gen.G Esports has announced the signature of Hansel “BnTeT” Ferdinand from TYLOO in the lead of the 2020 Season. Rumors emerged earlier this month about Gen. G and their goal of purchasing TYLOO BnTeT, while nothing came of them then and Gen. G announced that their list would be done by […]

Dota 2: ONE Esports World Pro Invitational Meta Analysis

The ONE Esports Dota 2 World Pro Invitational was one of our first major events since the 7.23 update. We take a look at how the new meta seems to be shaping up. The ONE Esports Dota 2 World Pro Invitational was the last tournament of the year. Despite not being included in the DPC, […]

EPICENTER to host a Dota 2 Major in May

Just days after we learned that ONE Esports will host the third Major, we now have news about the forth one as well. EPICENTER is widely considered as one of the best hosts in Dota 2. As such, many players and fans often say that the EPICENTER tournaments are very interesting. History We have something […]

Fortnite Winter Royale 2019: Day 3 Regional Results

Fortnite’s final tournament of 2019 wrapped up on Sunday. See who performed well under the simple scoring system. The Winter Royale 2019 is now in the history books for competitive Fortnite. This three-day competition provided players of varying skill levels to test the waters in a tournament-setting. Although many professionals did not respond well to […]

EPICENTER Rounds Out Dota 2 Major Schedule for 2020

Epic Esports Events, a tournament organizer owned by ESforce Holding, has been selected to host a Dota 2 Major as part of the 2019-2020 Dota Pro Circuit season. The EPICENTER Major will take place in Moscow in May 2020. This will be the third consecutive season in which a DPC Major has been hosted by […]

Rogue to Grow Presence in Polish League of Legends Through New Partnership

Rogue has teamed up with Polish organization x-kom AGO to grow its presence in Poland through a new collaborative team brand. Rogue will continue to oversee roster management while x-kom AGO establishes the brand’s marketing strategy. LEC teams are making efforts to connect themselves to specific European regions. Esports organization Rogue, one of the ten […]

EPICENTER Major to take place in Moscow in May 2020

Epic Esports Events company will be the organizer of the fourth Major-class series* of Dota Pro Circuit 2019-2020 season — the EPICENTER Major. The event’s final stage will take place in Moscow from 8th through 10th of May in CSKA Arena. EPICENTER Major will feature a prize pool of […]

Evil Geniuses Eliminated by Vici Gaming to Win Esports Dota 2 Invitational

Evil Geniuses was able to build a strong performance, smash the group stage and dominate some of the world’s best teams in the grand finals – but the NA giants did not finish in the final series. Vici battled early to lose a complete series of matches on EG in groups and break three matches […]

What’s Happening in Esports in 2019

The esports industry is a huge one, valued at over $1bn and some towards the $2bn valuation, meaning that gaming is an extremely important industry in the modern-day world. Even colleges across the planet are adapting to them by launching courses and enrichment courses. Teams are being valued at $100m+ by Forbes and betting giants […]

Actor Michael B. Jordan Invests in NYXL Operator Andbox

Michael B. Jordan, an actor known for his roles in ‘Black Panther’ and ‘Creed,’ has joined the growing ranks of celebrities invested in esports organizations. As first reported by Adweek, Jordan has invested in Andbox, the esports organization owned by New York Mets owner Sterling.VC. Andbox operates the New York franchises for the Overwatch League […]

ONE Esports will Host the Final Dota 2 Major of the Season

Valve has revealed the dates for The International 2020 allowing players and fans to plan their schedules in advance. ONE Esports has also revealed that they will host the final Dota 2 Major of the season in Singapore.  Dota 2 fans can plan their schedule for TI10 in advance as the game developer has announced […]

CHALLONGE! Reveals Acquisition by Logitech

Esports tournament management service CHALLONGE! was recently acquired by Swiss peripherals manufacturer Logitech. CHALLONGE! was previously owned by streaming software XSplit developer SplitmediaLabs, which acquired the company in July 2016. Users of CHALLONGE! shared an email they received from the platform on reddit, in which the company announced that it is part of Logitech now. […]

India finish second at Nations Cup Esports Championship

The first Esports Championship held with support from the Indian Government saw India finish in 2nd spot in the Nations Cup Esports, being narrowly beaten by Kyrgyzstan in the finals, which was held at historical Palace Grounds in Bengaluru last month. The 8 team tournament comprised of Asian teams mainly from the subcontinent- including Uzbekistan, […]

Dota 2: The EPICENTER Major scheduled for May 2020

EPICENTER have just announced they’ll host another DPC Major, to be held May 2020 in Russia. 2019 was an amazing year for every Dota 2 fan out there. We saw tons of interesting tournaments and memorable moments. The year finished with the amazing ONE Esports Dota 2 World Pro Invitational. Despite not being included in […]

Dota 2: Five Things To Take From the ONE Esports World Pro Invitational

We break down five of the biggest takeaways from the ONE Esports Dota 2 World Pro Invitational. After a couple of days of epic action, the final tournament of 2019 is over. Despite not being a DPC event, the ONE Esports Dota 2 World Pro Invitational had one of the biggest prize pools of the […]

Gen.G sign BnTeT

Gen.G have confirmed about the arrival of Hansel ‘BnTeT’ Ferdinand to their North American CSGO roster. We’re so happy to announce @BnTeTCSGO will join the Gen.G CS:GO roster! Over the last 3 years Hansel has done a fantastic job with @tyloogaming and we can’t wait for him to wear the black and gold. BnTeT will […]

CSGO: Vitality Defeat Mousesports at EPICENTER Final, Break their Win Streak

At the EPICENTER Final, Team Vitality defeated Mousesports to end their three-tournament win streak. They did so in spectacular fashion, with Mathieu “ZywOo” Herbaut shining bright in the lead. Much of Vitality’s success can be attributed to him, as he finished the series with a 1.81 K/D ratio and a 1.58 rating. In the first […]

Mousesports eliminated by Vitality in winning EPICENTER 2019

Vitality the French giants have been the best in a three-running series to claim EPICENTER, which was the winner of the last three CS:GO events in a row. The disappearance in mousesports marks the end of their amazing race. They’re only starting for resilience, though. This is the first offline victory for the French side […]

Vitality beat mousesports to win EPICENTER

Vitality have won the 2019 edition of EPICENTER after defeating mousesports in a three-map thriller grand final . Inferno was the map that kicked off the series with Mousesports on the CT side as the Frenchmen went all-in with their guns blazing hence taking an early lead of 3-0 […]

CSGO: G2 Esports Defeat Spirit to Win Champions Cup Finals

G2 Esports has come out victorious at the CS:GO Champions Cup Finals, defeating Spirit 2-0 in the Grand Final. The French-majority squad takes home the championship title and the lion’s share of the $300,000 prize pool. The best-of-three Final kicked off on G2’s map pick of Train. Starting on the favored side, Spirit converted their […]

League of Legends: Excel Esports Sign Deadly

Excel Esports has signed a UK scene veteran. Twenty-year-old Matthew “Deadly” Smith was signed after he spent two years in Spain playing for Vodafone Giants. Deadly last played in the UK under MnM Gaming back in 2017. During his time in League of Legends, he’s managed two first-place split finishes, both coming with Vodafone Giants […]

Fnatic crowned champions of PUBG Mobile All Stars 2019

PMAS 2019 has finally come to an end and Fnatic have shut all mouths and answered every single fan who doubted them by winning the tournament against India’s top 16 PUBG Mobile squads. Fnatic dominated right from the Mastery Scrims and performed brilliantly in the Grand Finals as well finishing the table with 138 points […]

Fortnite Winter Royale 2019: Day 2 Regional Results

See where your favorite duos landed on the leaderboard as we look back at day two of the Winter Royale. Day two of the Winter Royale 2019 provided a much friendlier scoring system than the all-or-nothing system from day one. In general, players were more accepting of a format that relied more on strategic placement […]

Dota 2: Talent List for the Bukovel Minor Revealed

Slowly and steadily, 2019 is coming to an end. It was an amazing year for every Dota 2 fan out there and will definitely go down in history. Fans saw amazing tournaments all around, but OG’s TI 9 run was without a doubt the biggest diamond in the crown. Having said that, 2020 is just […]

Mousesports defeat EG; to EPICENTER 2019 grand final

Mousesports join Vitality in the EPICENTER 2019 grand final after beating Evil Geniuses 2-0 . Starting on the defensive side on their pick, we saw Finn ‘Karrigan’ Anderson’s men successfully retake the A site with 2 superb flash assists from Karrigan himself. But the North Americans did make the […]

ATU Partners Launches $17M Esports Fund, Acquires DragonX and Invests in AZYT

Korean private equity firm ATU Partners announced the launch of its $17M USD esports private equity fund called ATU Esports Growth Fund. The fund acquired Korean esports organization DragonX and invested in California-based talent agency AZYT pre-launch. The fund’s limited partners include corporations such as Kakao Games and The E&M, as […]

“Thanks to Global Esports for reuniting three brothers” – DeathMaker | The antidote & DeathMaker Interview

We sat down with Sabyasachi ‘antidote’ Bose and Debanjan ‘DeathMaker’ Das to talk about their move to Global Esports, the reunion, the regional scene and more. TE: This was your last event together as Orgless Five. You guys toiled together without the support of an organisation and achieved so much. How does it feel to […]

Vitality to EPICENTER 2019 grand final over Heroic

Vitality have advanced to the grand final of EPICENTER 2019 after taking down Heroic 2-0 . Ranked #21 on HLTV.org, Heroic did start their Semifinal B03 Series Vs Vitality on the Vertigo with Es3tag stepping up with a crisp 2k to win the pistol round on their T side. […]

Vici Gaming win ONE Esports Dota 2 Singapore World Pro Invitational

Running through their brackets, Evil Genuises and Vici Gaming faced-off in the Grand Finals of One Esport Dota 2 World Pro Invitational in a Best-of-Five series where VG cleaned EG with a solid 3-0 series scoreline. Just about the day before yesterday, EG demolished Gambit with a 2-0 one-sided victory. After the game, Arteezy was […]

2019’s Top Ten brand integrations in Esports

The industry which just started off as a subset of entertainment has blended with the top industries in the world. Not only is the Esports business blooming but the global viewership is also increasing. Global investors, top brands, consumers, media and almost every aspect of today’s trend are keeping an eye on this very happening […]

ONE Esports Dota 2 World Pro Invitational Day 6 Highlights

Vici Gaming put on a dominating show for our final day of series at the ONE Esports Dota 2 World Pro Invitational. We wrapped up our final day of excitement in Singapore today, as our last three teams faced off to see who would take home the lion’s share of the $500,000 USD prize pool. […]

Germany introduces dedicated esports visa

Germany, whose ESL Cologne is famous as the cathedral of eSports has launched a dedicated Visa for the eSports Enthusiasts today which is rumoured to be implemented in Spring 2020. According to a report from ESBD, it’s president Hans Jagnow did state in an interview, the German esports visa will be a big advantage for […]

North America rumours to kick off its first CSGO League in March 2020

According to a report from DBLTap, Cloud9 and the Immortals Gaming club which does own MIBR, are in talks to lead a potential plan for the foundation of new NA-based league which is atm reportedly named “B: Site”, bearing three tournaments and a LAN final played out between the dozen teams each season. According to […]

14 teams confirmed for Six Invitational 2020

ESL on their twitter has confirmed 14 out of 16 teams who will be competing in Montreal at the Six Invitational 2020 from 7th Feb 2020 onwards. The Ubisoft powered title has been getting a lot of hype lately around the community and it’s really rising with such type events scheduled on the horizon. We […]

Oskar to join Sprout – Report

According to a report from Jarek ‘Dekay’ Lewis, ex-mousesports player Tomás ‘Oskar’ Stastny is in discussions with the German-based team Sprout to join their Counterstrike Global Offensive, ESEA Roster. Also sideways we have come received a report from Dekay as well about BIG targetting Florian “syrsoN” Rische who is at the moment a part of […]

CSGO: BIG in talks with syrson and k1to

According to a report from Dekay on twitter, German Giants BIG have fueled up their talks with Team Sprout to sign their German AWPer Florian “syrsoN” Risch. With having spent 6 months on the bench and filling in the shoes for denis who was previously benched by the German side, the fate of the British […]

Fortnite Winter Royale 2019: Day 1 Regional Results

Check out the day one results from the second annual Fortnite Winter Royale. The Winter Royale 2019 tournament is officially underway, and players can rejoice with increased placement payouts. News broke late yesterday that Epic Games decided to expand the tournament’s three-day prize pool to over $23M USD per region per console. That means that […]

haiVaan and HuNtr joins U Mumba eSports

Mumbai based organization U Mumba announced on their youtube channel about the two ex-orgless5 players now joining the squad. Astarrr and Kappa departs from the active roster and the duo joins the roster with bond_f, Mast3r and ritZ and they have already started playing tournaments with the new roster. U Mumba eSports now have: Rohit […]

EPICENTER reaches semi-finals

Things have finally be wound up in Moscow as 4 teams will fight each other in the semifinals for the Finale showdown which would be held tomorrow here at the Crocus Expo Hall, Moscow, Russia. Evil Geniuses send Na`Vi packing in Moscow Photo via EPICENTER Ranked #5 in the world, the CIS Professionals started with […]

Dr Disrespect trolls Shroud by donating

Shroud and Dr Disrespect have been on the apex of the Streaming Community for a prolong period. Doc being the one with a more edgy personality have always found ways to troll the former Counter Strike professional. His latest opportunity to intimidate Shroud came when he managed to best Shroud in the Code Red Modern […]

Michael B. Jordan steps into Call Of Duty as an investor

American actor Micheal B. Jordan has stepped into the world of Call Of Duty as a Esport Investor. As his title suggest, Jordan is set to take charge of Andbox along with MLG founders Michael Sepso and Sundance DiGiovanni with the backing of Esport investment giant Sterling VC. Activison, for the first time in history […]

Call of Duty: Player of the Year 2019

The year is coming to an end and the newly formed Call of Duty League is on the horizon, slated to kick off in early 2020. With a new year and a new era of Call of Duty approaching, we thought it would only be right to cap it all off by discussing the top […]

ONE Esports Dota 2 World Pro Invitational Day 5 Highlights

We break down all the Lower Bracket action happening at the ONE Esports Dota 2 World Pro Invitational. After a couple of days of amazing action, we slowly reached the penultimate day of the ONE Esports Dota 2 World Pro Invitational. There were tons of surprises along the way but in the end, the best […]

A Retrospective on Community-Created Esports

One of the questions our writers and staff at The Esports Observer hear the most is “what is going to be the next big esport?” We can evaluate the potential of new games and upcoming releases, but predicting what kind of game the community will rally around is as foolhardy as making predictions about future […]

CSGO: Player of the Year 2019

In 2019, we don’t think there’s any place for s1mple in the MVP race. This year the choice is even harder. Last year, the competition for  MVP award was extremely stressful, but clear – Nicolai “device” Reedtz and Oleksandr “s1mple” Kostyliev met each other in a tough battle, and s1mple came out as the winner. […]

Cloud9 part ways with Subroza

After replacing Tyson “TenZ” Ngo in October, 22year old Canadian Yassine ‘Subroza’ Taoufik was trialed by the North American Organization for their ECS and Blast Copenhagen fixtures. But soon enough after a series of losses and poor form, Cloud9 traded its core team which included the Major winner Autimatic, the IGL daps and Koosta to […]

Study suggests emotions play a big part in esports play

Confidence in esport is often seen as the truism. Nevertheless, new research starts to support this idea with real data. According to a recent study in Psychology of Sports and Fitness, self-belief is a strong predictor of success in competitive gaming. 82 men aged 18 to 32 involved in the sample participated in CS: GO […]

Update: Germany Approves Dedicated Visa for Pro Esports Athletes

Update — 12/21/2019:  The German Federal Government and States have introduced the country’s first dedicated esports visa, in correspondence to the new Skilled Immigration Act.  Likely to become effective from March 2020, esports players and coaches from non-EU countries will now be entitled to an easy procedure for a permanent residency in the country—no longer […]

PUBG Mobile All Stars 2019 Grand Finals begins today

The mastery scrims have concluded and the Grand Finals of PUBG Mobile All Stars 2019 is all set to begin at the HICC Convention Centre in Hyderabad. The top 16 South Asian teams are ready to battle it out to walk away with a massive share of the INR 50,00,000 prize pool. Fnatic India and […]

Germany announce a dedicated visa for esports

Germany have announced a a dedicated visa for esports players and professionals will become available in spring 2020. As part of new changes to the Skilled Immigration Act, the German Federal Government have created a visa specifically for esports professionals. The esports focused visa will allow for smoother recruitment of Non-EU players and coaches by […]

US Navy Decides to Focus Advertising at Esports Audience

Advertising has almost entirely moved to digital mediums to cater to younger target audiences. The U.S. Navy announced that they will not be rolling out a Super Bowl in lieu of spending the money on online advertising and esports. The Navy investing in esports may seem strange at first, but this is a growing theme […]

Wanyoo Becomes Affiliate Member of the Allied Esports Property Network

 Allied Esports and Wanyoo have partnered to monetize esports experiences at Wanyoo esports cafes and centers. The multi-year deal will see Allied help Wanyoo create infrastructure and content production for esports events.  Allied Esports’ partnership with Wanyoo replaces its former Chinese affiliate relationship with Lianmeng Dianjing, which expired on Dec. 1. Today Allied Esports, an […]

Na’Vi and TNC Predator gets eliminated from ONE Esports Dota 2 World Pro Invitational Singapore

Day 1 of the tournament at the Singapore Indoor Stadium. This tournament took no time to intensify the atmosphere and set the pace. The first series of the day was between two illustrious CIS Powerhouses. Na’Vi was put against Virtus Pro Coming from different groups both had the same score of 2 Wins, 2 Loss […]

TenZ to stay with Cloud9 as a content creator

The North American Organization has just announced that Tyson “TenZ” Ngo will be a part of the team as a professional player and a content creator as well. We’re happy to announce that @TenZ_CS is staying with the Cloud9 family as a Pro Player & content creator! Follow him here: IG: https://t.co/6UcIgxnf3m YT: https://t.co/GfWIpb7xBx He’s […]

Fortnite: Player of the Year 2019

The Fortnite World Cup has made 2019 a big year for Epic’s popular battle royale. With a $30 million prize pool, the World Cup has skyrocketed a lot of young Fortnite players into millionaire status. It’s also shined a light on previously unknown players who continued to have a lot of success since this past […]

Outlaws Appoint Former Renegades COO Zajac as Director of Events and Strategic Alliances

The Beasley Media Group LLC announced that Jeff Zajac has been appointed as the new director of events and strategic alliances with the Overwatch League’s Houston Outlaws. He will officially begin his new position on Monday, Jan. 6, 2019. Previously, Zajac spent the past three years as the chief operating officer of the Detroit Renegades, […]

CSGO Epicenter Playoffs 2019 Start Saturday

The CSGO EPICENTER 2019 group stage is over and the critical stage of the tournament is now set to begin. Playoffs start on Saturday and winners are scheduled for the Sunday afternoon Grand Final. The winner will leave with half the prize pool worth $500,000, all matches are played on the best three formats. In […]

ESL reveals APAC Qualifiers Schedule for Rainbow Six Invitational 2020

Earlier today on Twitter, ESL Rainbow Six Siege did reveal their 4 contestants who would enter the showdown at the Asia-Pacific qualifiers for a place at the Rainbow Six Siege Invitational 2020 which would be held in Montreal Canada from 7th of February 2020 to 16th of February 2020. The 4 teams which would compete […]

Immortals Signs New Partners Ahead of Return to LCS

Immortals Gaming Club has announced two new partnerships with GameStop and work glove manufacturer Ironclad Performance Wear, both focused at least in part on its League of Legends team. GameStop’s partnership will focus on activating around the amateur League of Legends community in part through content creation. Ironclad Performance Wear has developed performance PC gaming […]

Surging Media Rights Revenues, a Franchised CS:GO League, and a $75M Valuation: Dissecting the Astralis Group IPO

While there are a few publicly traded esports organizations, the Danish  Astralis Group recently became the first esports organization to make an initial public offering , as all others became publicly traded via acquisition or reverse takeover. In this article, we’ll explore several insights the IPO and associated prospectus brought to light. The Astralis Group […]

League of Legends: Player of the Year 2019

The 2019 season of professional League of Legends is over. After an exciting year filled with creativity and skillful play, three players stood apart from the rest as the best in the world. At the World Championship, MSI victors G2 Esports and Chinese superstars FunPlus Pheonix met in the Finals. Unsurprisingly, the top three players […]

BLAST Premier Spring Series tickets released

Earlier today on twitter, Blast pro series made their Premier spring series passes go live. They have released the “Studio Match Ticket” for £10.00 each. With the studio match ticket, you will have access to these following perks as mentioned by the Blast pro series! […]

“I believe this is the best stack India could have had during this period” – antidote | Orgless Five | DreamHack Delhi

We had a chance to talk to the Orgless Five roster after their exit from DreamHack Delhi, their last event as a stack. We talked about the journey as Orgless Five, the lack of support, the Indian scene and the road ahead. TE: How does it feel to be part of an international event like […]

ONE Esports Dota 2 World Pro Invitational Day 4 Highlights

All the action from the Lower Bracket at the ONE Esports Dota 2 World Pro Invitational. It was another day of action today in Singapore as the first round of our Lower Bracket kicked off. There were quick stomps and drawn-out battles. If you missed out on any of it, we’re breaking it down for […]

TNC and Natus Vincere are out of the ONE Esports Dota 2 World Pro Invitational

  asdEven though both of the teams played very well, they are now out of this amazing tournamen. Desoite not being a DPC tournament, the ONE Esports Dota 2 World Pro Invitational is still one of the biggest tournaments of the year with its mind-blowing prize pool of $500,000.  TNC Predator Our #ONEDota2 World Pro […]

Dota 2: Alpha x Hastax disbands

A blow for the SEA scene and carry vtFaded as Alpha x Hashtag announce they’re disbanding their Dota 2 roster. The SEA Dota 2 scene is in the middle of one of it’s best chapters lately. With plenty of new teams who are slowly improving, as well as teams that have proved themselves as some […]

5 Tips to Becoming an Esports Pro

If you are looking forward to being a professional gamer there are a few things you can do to uplift your game. Being paid by a team or getting a sponsorship to play is every dedicated gamer’s dream! We’ve done some research to give you 5 basic gaming tips every beginner needs to get with […]

Dota 2: Player of the Year 2019

This year was a roller coaster of emotions for every Dota 2 fan out there. Our favorite game went through many changes – and even reached some of the lowest player counts since 2014. However, it seems like the Outlanders Update brought Dota 2 back to life after introducing a ton of new things. The […]

Fortnite: Epic Games Increases Winter Royale 2019 Prize Pool

On the eve of the final major competitive Fortnite tournament in 2019, Epic Games dropped some vital information regarding the upcoming competition. In response to the huge number of players dropping into Arena Duos to prep for Winter Royale, we are increasing the prize pool and adding over 20,000 new placements to the Official Rules […]

ONE Esports to Host Dota 2 Major in Singapore

Tournament operator ONE Esports has announced that it will host a Dota 2 Major in Singapore as part of the 2019-20 Dota Pro Circuit. The ONE Esports Singapore Major will take place in June, and serve as the final Major event before the year’s Dota 2 championship event – The International 10. As with all […]

Valve announces The International 2020 event dates

It hasn’t been long since Aegis was lifted this year back in August, Valve has already confirmed dates for the upcoming one that is bound to happen in Stockholm, Sweden on August 18-23, 2020. The International 2020 — Main Event: August 18-23, 2020. Mark your calendars. #Dota2 #TI10 pic.twitter.com/oOLN6FsZzq — Wykrhm Reddy December 18, […]

Fortnite Winter Royale 2019: NA West Confirmed Duos and Start Times

Although severely underrated, the NA West region features some talented competitive Fortnite players. Arkhram and Falconer are two premier players who have achieved high placements in both LAN and online environments. The prize pool situation is a bit unfortunate for NA West, but it ultimately means that these duos will need to work harder to […]

FaZe Jarvis to switch to Call Of Duty

Jarvis Kaye professionally known as Jarvis has revealed his plans to move to Call Of Duty after his professional Fortnite career was cut short when he was handed a life time ban for using aimbot for sorely amusement purposes. Personalities from the gaming community has weighed in favor of Jarvis. According to a lot of […]

Fortnite Winter Royale 2019: EU Confirmed Duos and Start Times

Europe possesses possibly the best pool of talent in competitive Fortnite. The region consistently features the largest prizes as well due to the number of players as well. With players like benjyfishy, Mongraal and MrSavage, there’s no doubt that we can expect some high scores during the upcoming Winter Royale. Let’s take a look at […]

mixwell leaves Cloud9

Oscar ‘Mixwell’ Cañellas just announced on his twitter that he will no longer be a part of Cloud9’s starting lineup and is looking for a team for now. I will no longer represent @Cloud9 in the starting five. They allowed me to seek other options, I am looking to redirect my career and be able […]

Fortnite Winter Royale 2019: NA East Confirmed Duos and Start Times

The NA East competitive Fortnite region features some of the most recognizable names across the entire scene. Players like Tfue, Ninja and Bugha are just a few who’ve made a name for themselves as Fortnite players out of this region. With the Winter Royale 2019 rapidly approaching, let’s take a look at the format, times […]

Mesut Özil Removed from Chinese Version of Pro Evolution Soccer

Mesut Özil has had his character likeness removed from multiple Chinese games in the eFootball Pro Evolution Soccer franchise.  The Arsenal F.C. midfielder posted a poem on social media denouncing the treatment of Uighur Muslims in China. PES is published in China by NetEase. Özil’s appearance in the game is part of a partnership […]

Turner Sports Signs Deal with Supercell for Clash Royale League Ad Inventory, Broadcasting Rights

Turner Sports today will announce a deal with mobile game developer Supercell to both sell the game maker’s ad inventory and air the 2019 Clash Royale League World Finals on Turner’s ELEAGUE series. Terms were not disclosed for the multifaceted deal, but the pact adds to Turner’s growing presence in esports, where it has carved […]

LCS Team Golden Guardians Expands to Three New Titles, Reveals New Logo

Golden State Warriors esports affiliate Golden Guardians has announced its expansion into three new esports titles – Apex Legends, Teamfight Tactics, and World of Warcraft. The move brings 10 new competitive players onto the Golden Guardians roster to compete and stream across the three games. The Golden State Warriors created Golden Guardians as one […]

Watch Dr Disrespect and Courage get csgo’d

Dr Disrespect might dominate the competition in titles like Fortnite, PUBG and Apex Legends, but his skills in CSGO are still superficial. While hosting his Triple Threat Challenge series which has been a staple part of his channel, where he chooses three competitive games and takes on them one by one making sure that a […]

Betway extends partnership with BLAST Premier

Leading online bookie Betway esports has announced that it has extended the relationship with the world’s largest esporting competitions, BLAST Premier. The contract, which expands on the productive relationship between the two firms in 2019, will include a number of opportunities for promotion and marketing for Betway over the entire series. BLAST Premier is known […]

iB Cricket: the next big thing in VR

iB Cricket is a Virtual Reality sport developed by ProYuga, an XR technology-focused startup backed by iB Hubs. The founder of Proyuga, Vasanth is an alumnus of IIT Hyderabad and Trivikram, CEO of the company, is an alumnus of IIT Delhi. iB Cricket is already in 5 countries including India, Singapore, UK, Australia, and Dubai and is strengthening its presence in India. iB Cricket is an […]

Betway Renews Sponsorship with Rebranded BLAST Premier

Betting platform Betway has renewed its sponsorship deal with Counter-Strike: Global Offensive tournament operator BLAST for the 2020 series BLAST Premier. The 12-team tournament series is the newest iteration of 2019’s BLAST Pro Series. This year’s circuit will offer a $4.25M USD prize pool across two seasons and a global finals – doubling last year’s […]

‘League of Legends will be more popular than the Superbowl’ says Echo Fox founder

Rick Fox claims that the foreign existence of the League of Legends would ensure that it overcomes the Superbowl’s success and prominence. Fox, whose Echo Fox company, together with at least 12 other firms, has now been estimated at over $100 million. Many have taken similar attitudes to Superbowl with the league of legends stream, […]

ONE Esports Dota 2 World Pro Invitational – Day 3 Highlights

The Playoffs began in Singapore today, with two action packed series in our Upper Bracket. The Group Stage of the ONE Esports Dota 2 World Pro Invitational is finally over. We had two days of non-stop action between the best teams in the world. If you missed any of the action, be sure to check […]

Dota 2: Ogre Arcana, Winter Treasure, Frostrvious

Ogre’s Arcana has finally dropped, along with a new treasure and a new reward line for the holiday season. After waiting for a couple of months, the TI 9 Arcana Winner finally gets the prize. Alongside the Ogre Arcana, Valve also gave us information about TI 10, as well as a couple of other rewards. […]

Entire AVANGAR roster replaces Virtus.Pro CSGO roster

Virtus. Pro has announced that it has replaced its entire Counter-Strike: Global Offensive rosters and has selected AVANGAR as its runner-up on the Berlin Major StarLadder. Stakes will be high at the Berlin Major Star Ladder and if you’re interested in esports betting check out our ultimate esports betting sites guide Because their all-Polish lists […]

ENCE receives backlash over their explanation of Aleksib’s replacement

After the announcement of the departure of ENCE’s in-game leader Aleksi ‘Aleksib’ Virolainen earlier this year, ENCE haven’t performed well or lived up to their high standards of gameplay which they had set back when Aleksib was still a key figure in the team. The departure of fan favorite Aleksib also came with the fact […]

PlayerUnknown’s ‘Prologue’ release date announced

Greene could quickly become recognised for another game by Brendan “PlayerUnknown.’ The new title Prologue, revealed at The Game Awards on December 12, is now being released by PlayerUnknown. But this trailer sets the stage for an atmospheric game, we do not know much yet about Prolog. In the distance can be heard barking dogs, […]

Mobile Premier League players get a chance to interact with Virat Kohli

Mobile Premier League, India’s fastest growing gaming platform, has unveiled a video that projects the top 10 winners from their ‘Meet Virat’ contest. The challenge held from November 15 to November 22 expected players to play any dream sports on the stage and win large. The main 10 victors on the leaderboard with the most […]

Mesut Ozil removed from PES 2020 in China Over His Tweet Condemning Muslim Oppression In Xinjiang

The German World Cup winner Mesut Ozil has been banned from the Chinese iteration of Pro Evolution Soccer Mobile, the distributor confirmed. The Chinese company NetEase said Ozil’s harsh comments against China is what triggered such a move by them. #HayırlıCumalarDoğuTürkistan pic.twitter.com/dJgeK4KSIk — Mesut Özil December 13, 2019 [In China] Qurans are burned, mosques […]

NODWIN Gaming & MTV Join Hands to bring Premium Esports Content on National Television

India’s biggest esports company NODWIN Gaming and India’s no.1 youth entertainment brand MTV have partnered to bring quality esports content to the masses. The move by NODWIN Gaming and MTV comes in as a big leap towards mainstreaming esports and taking it to the general audience. The recent boom in the number of esports players […]

“Really Happy” not to go pro in Apex Legends says Ninja

Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins has claimed that the decision of not going professional in Apex Legends has made him ‘really happy’. Ninja was banned from Apex Legends only a few days ago despite of honoring Apex with the Best Multiplayer Game Award at Esport Game Award 2019 just a few prior. No official announcement has been […]

Dota Underlords: Jull-tide Greetings

Dota Underlors is back on the rise yet again after it received the Outlanders Update. Although some people didn’t like the new changes, the overall player count clearly states that the fans of the game are enjoying it more than before. However, it seems like the devs of this awesome game have another gift for […]

AOC Extends Partnership with G2 Esports 

Gaming monitor brand AOC has announced an extension of its sponsorship of esports organization G2 Esports. AOC will provide G2 PC game players with “high performance” monitors, and collaborate with the team on a variety of activations in 2020 including event appearances, community tournaments, and giveaways. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. G2 and […]

Ninja Hopes To Expand Mainstream Presence Through Film, TV

Esports talent agency Loaded is planning to increase client Tyler “Ninja” Blevins’ mainstream star power next year by placing him in movies and television shows, according to Popdog COO Josh Swartz, whose company owns Loaded.  Blevins is widely recognized as one of the most well-known gamers in the world. However, Swartz said that Blevins “is […]

Breakable Barriers: The Most Important Overwatch Event of 2019

One of the most important Overwatch events of the year just took place, and it had almost nothing to do with the Overwatch League. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IEXj8Yhn0jo&feature=youtu.be The weekend of December 13th featured the first-ever Open Division: Breakable Barriers, a new series where Contenders and Open Division players, along with former Overwatch League players and streamers, test […]

ESL Reports 39% Viewership Growth for ESL Pro League

Tournament organizer ESL has reported growth in global average-minute-audience for  ESL Pro League Season 10. The league generated an AMA of 52K, up 38.94% over Season 9, which took place earlier this year. The ESL Pro League is a seasonal Counter-Strike: Global Offensive league. ESL organizes two seasons per year, each with its […]

PUBG Mobile 2019: A Humpty Dumpty take with a twist

The statement remains unambiguous that PUBG mobile has taken the global esports scenario to a different intensity altogether. Was it always on the top or did it make its way to the top? Like every success story, PUBG mobile had its ups and downs but slowly reached the summit and it is sensible to say […]

Collegiate Starleague Owner Cineplex to be Acquired by Cineworld

On Monday, U.K.-based cinema chain Cineworld Group announced it had signed an agreement to acquire Canada-based cinema chain Cineplex in a $2.8B CAD friendly takeover deal as theaters struggle with declining attendance amid increased competition for moviegoers’ attention. In an attempt to diversify its business and counteract declining attendance, Cineplex created an amusement […]

NiP DOTA 2 team bids farewell to Skiter

In a recent blog post, the NiP management announced that they will be releasing their carry player Oliver “Skiter” Lepko from the official lineup. According to the post, owing to the recent changes in the NiP DOTA 2 lineup, it became increasingly difficult to achieve good results and thus the management came to the conclusion […]

Tencent Wins $520K Lawsuit Against Panda TV, FPX’s ‘Doinb’ Becomes First  LPL Resident Player

In China last week, esports organization AG won the grand prize at the King Pro League Fall Split Grand Finals, taking home a ¥3M RMB share in prize money from a $1.14M pot. In addition, the League of Legends Pro League welcomed its 17th franchise team eStar, and LPL player Kim “Doinb” […]

ONE Esports Dota 2 World Pro Invitational Day 2 Highlights

Our very final Dota 2 event of the year kicked off its second day, continuing the Bo2’s in our Group Stage. It was another day of action in Singapore, as our Group Stage continued. If you didn’t catch yesterday’s exciting series, we covered some of the biggest moments for you. But there was plenty of […]

ESL UK Confirms Layoffs in Light of Global Restructuring Plans

ESL UK Managing Director James Dean confirmed that 30 staff from the branch have taken voluntary layoffs. All UK operations will now be supported by centralized teams in Poland and Germany.  Certain former staff members will continue to work with the Weavr Consortium, a government-backed data-technology platform.  As part of a global restructuring plan, the […]

Puma introduces gaming shoes priced at $160

The world-famous sportswear brand Puma has decided to try and experiment with a larger audience and has thus launched a new shoe focusing and catering to the gamers among its fanbase. The shoe is priced at $160 according to Puma’s website, which is kind of on the expensive side. The product story on the official […]

‘Talented CSGO Player’ passes away aged 19

The Imperial Esports company in Brazil has reported that the bruttj Matheus Queiroz has sadly passed away aged 19. After nearly a year on Team Reapers, the 19-year-old Brazilian player joined Imperial Esports ‘ Counter-Strike: Global Offensive in November. However, because of health problems, he was placed on the bench last week. Imperial Esports announced […]

Channel dedicated to esports launched on Samsung TV Plus

Samsung TV Plus has launched a channel dedicated solely to esports The channel says that it is the world’s first linear channel dedicated to esports and games. The program consists of gaming news, shows and reporting, competitive gaming team analysis and player material, casual gaming news, streaming live events and unionised talk shows and interviews late-night. […]

Dota 2: Roster Changes in Geek Fam

SEA Team Geek Fam welcome Filipino mid player, Karl Jayme, in their latest roster shuffle. The SEA Dota 2 scene is looking better than ever. Apart from TNC and Fnatic, a new name emerged after TI 9 came to an end. Geek Fam rebuilt their roster from the ground up with the addition of three […]

Twitch being sued for $3bn over priated Premier League games

Since Rambler Group, the third-largest Internet company in Russia, has stopped pushing Twitch out of the region, Twitch is not prohibited in Russia. Rambler Group continues to sue Twitch for $3 billion over English Premier League pirated broadcasts games. On Monday, the $3 billion complaints against Twitch was levied against Rambler Group, arguing that the […]

Dota 2: ONE Esports Singapore Major – the last one before TI 10

One Esports announce the Singapore Major, set to be the final DPC Major before TI 10. The ONE Esports Dota 2 World Pro Invitational is currently in its peak, with twelve of the best teams in the world fighting for the lion’s share of the $500K USD prize pool. Despite that, we already have information […]

Is Esport a Real Sport?

Can people competitively playing video games be seen in the same light as professional athletes? The debate has been raging ever since esports latched on to the mainstream culture. Some people see esports on the same level as real sports. They see players in the same vein as athletes. However, others are very dismissive and […]

Streamer receives huge donation to help meet his biological father

A Twitch streamer who goes by the name ‘asduvvy21’ received a whopping sum of $5000 in donation from a single user to help him meet his biological father in Philippines. Donation has been an interesting part of streaming services ever since it started. Renowned streamers like Ninja, Shroud and Doctor Dr Disrespect might receive an […]

V3nom: ‘Together we will build a scene people will feel proud to be a part of’

We had a chance to strike up a conversation with one of the stalwarts of the Indian Esports scene, Ankit ‘V3nom’ Panth about his competitive future, Brutality, the scene in general and more. TE: Welcome, V3nom. The Indian scene has been missing you and Brutality dearly. You and Brutality have been on a break for […]

59 year old CSGO streamer clutches live on stream to prove age is just a number

59-year-old CS:GO streamer IthemanTurk clutched live on his stream and proved to the world that age is just a number and with proper skill and game sense, just about anyone can clutch a game. In round 5 of his game, the old man was stuck in B-site on Mirage in a 2 vs 2 post-plant […]

League of Legends: Damonte and Akaadian Joining Dignitas Academy

Dignitas has stepped up its Academy game for 2020 with the re-signing of mid laner Tanner “Damonte” Damonte. Damonte was with Dignitas in 2019 and there was a lot of concern in the NA community that a young talent would go to waste. While Digitas ended up signing Henrik “Froggen” Hansen for the main mid […]

Dota 2: Maincast to Win Exclusive Broadcasting Deal with ESL

A reliable source close to the deal has told ESTNN that the Kiyv-based broadcasting company Maincast has won tender for the Russian language broadcasts of ESL events. While it hasn’t been officially approved as of publishing, the estimated deal is set to be between $11 million to $15 million. It will be a three-year contract. […]

ONE Esports Dota 2 World Pro Invitational Day 1 Highlights

Despite not being a DPC tournament, the ONE Esports Dota 2 World Pro Invitational gathered the absolute best teams in the world in Singapore to play for that mind-blowing $500k USD prize pool. Having said that, Day 1 of this amazing event was a blast to watch. We saw some pretty amazing stuff, including the […]

CORSAIR Acquire SCUF Gaming

CORSAIR has acquired yet another major gaming & esports brand as it acquires SCUF Gaming, the popular controller brand used by professional console gamers across esports. CORSAIR was founded in 1994 and in recent years has added Elgato and Origin PC to its collection of products that it offers alongside the companies own selection. Andy […]

Apex Legends Announces Global Series Esports League for 2020

Apex Legends is set to go big on esports in 2020 with the announcement of the Apex Legends Global Series in 2020. Featuring 12 live events throughout the year, the events will be operated by PGL and GLL and offer up $3 Million in prize pool winnings. Starting on January 25th with the event continuing […]

Logic drops bars from his latest track while streaming with Ninja and Myth

Maryland MC Sir Robert Bryson Hall II aka Logic becomes the latest hypebeast from the music industry to boom on the live streaming community. The Incredible True Story creator proved on a live stream that he can drop hard bars not just while solving a Rubik’s cube but while crushing his opposition in Modern Warfare […]

Blast Reveals 12 Teams for Inaugural CS:GO Blast Premier Series of Tournaments

The Blast Premier series of tournaments will span two seasons with a prize pool of $1M USD. Although there are 12 partner teams, some events will allow outside teams to compete as well. The series is set to start in London in January 2020. Tournament organizer and production company BLAST recently announced the participating teams […]

Riot Reports Record Viewership of 21.8M Global AMA for League of Legends World Championship Finals

Riot Games has released viewership metrics for its League of Legends World Championship finals, which took place on Nov. 10th. The developer reports that the final match of its month-long international competition, which pitted European favorite G2 Esports against China’s FunPlus Phoenix, reached 21.8M global average-minute-audience , peaking at 44M concurrent viewers. Riot […]

Electronic Arts and Respawn Launch $3M Apex Legends Global Series

Electronic Arts and Respawn announce the $3M USD Apex Legends Global Series. The main event will see a prize pool of $1M. Apex Legends Global Series is an ecosystem open to residents of over 60 countries worldwide. Today, Electronic Arts and Respawn Entertainment announced the formation of the Apex Legends Global Series. The series is […]

ASUS Republic of Gamers Named Technical Partner of EPICENTER CS:GO 2019

Earlier this week, ASUS Republic of Gamers announced it is now the technical partner of EPICENTER Counter-Strike: Global Offensive 2019. The deal includes supplying hardware for the event to participants as well as providing attendees the opportunity to test out ROG hardware and peripherals in the demo-zone. ASUS ROG will also provide its gaming […]

Blake Broadcasting Signs Television Rights Deal with ESL and DreamHack

Blake Broadcasting’s CBNN satellite channels will exclusively broadcast ESL Pro Tour content as well as Dota 2 events. The deal covers the United States, Canada, and Asia , beginning March 2020 through July 2023. CBNN will go live across Europe in January 2020, China in March, and North America in June. Blake Broadcasting […]

Call of Duty: Activision’s Mixed Messages, Twitter Drama Continues

Twitter is no stranger to drama and hurtful words. From politics to movies, nothing is safe when it comes to Twitter – and that includes esports. It’s no surprise that Call of Duty’s competitive scene recently fell victim to the social media platform’s mob mentality and occasional outright hostility.  It’s clear that Activision wants to […]

Twitch taken over by Rocket League Championship

The Rocket League is by no means one of Twitch’s best-known games. But last weekend, during the Rocket League World Championship which watched more than two million hours, it was able to reassert some control as an audience driver. Despite the broadcast on Twitch and YouTube, Rocket League Twitch’s official coverage helped to outperform all […]

Betway esports introduces new CS:GO Challenge

Betway is a sports betting platform recognised as one of the world’s leading sports backers that has competitive sports betting markets. So much so that at the recent SBC Awards, the company was appointed as the year’s Esports betting operator. Betway esports has recently added its name to a huge list of the best esports […]

PUBG Mobile hits 600 million downloads and $1.5 billion in lifetime earnings

Currently the most eminent yet notorious mobile title, PUBG Mobile has hit 600 million downloads worldwide and a whooping $1.5 Billion in lifetime revenue. The game has had its downfall but it came back so strong that it now looks invincible. Analytics firm Sensor Tower confirms that the game has earned more than $1.5 billion […]

CORSAIR Further Diversifies Portfolio, Agrees to Acquire SCUF Gaming

Gaming peripherals and PC components manufacturer CORSAIR agreed to acquire custom controller manufacturer SCUF Gaming and its patent portfolio. CORSAIR planned to raise a $115M USD add-on, new equity from EagleTree Capital, and rollover equity to fund the acquisition, repay $36M outstanding debt, and pay related fees and expenses. The company generated approximately $1.15B in […]

Corsair acquires SCUF Gaming

Corsair, a pioneer of high performance gaming peripherals and streaming products has equipped gamers with top quality mechanical keyboards, wireless headsets, premioum PC components as well as fully integrated gaming systems since 1994. In an official press release, Corsair announced that it has agreed to acquire high-performance controller pioneer SCUF Gaming “SCUF®” along with its […]

New esports betting platform ‘Midnite’ welcomed to the UK

Although the company has been in service for just under a year, it is clear that Midnite, a British-based esports betting platform, has quickly become a major option in the country for many punters, particularly with respect to CS: GO, the main sports sector of the world. Although many esports betting sites are open to […]

Meet Nordavind, Professional Esports Org. & Their Success Story

Nordavind is a professional Esports organization that was first established back in 2011. It was first known as BX3 esports club but later rebranded into Nordavind on February 9th in 2018 in collaborations with the Norwegian football club Valerenga Football. Nordavind was established in Norway and since 2011 it has gained a wide fan base […]

Deutsche Telekom Acquires 25% Stake in SK Gaming

Esports organization SK Gaming raised an investment from Deutsche Telekom. The telecommunications company acquired a 25% stake in SK Gaming. SK Gaming now has four shareholders of 25% each: Deutsche Telekom, 1. FC Köln, Mercedes-Benz, and Alexander T. Müller. Deutsche Telekom has been SK Gaming’s primary sponsor and technology partner since mid-2018. Today, German esports […]

Shroud loses 85% of his viewership after moving to Mixer

Michael “Shroud” Grzesiek the ex counter-strike professional and world-renowned streamer had announced in October that he would be leaving popular streaming platform Twitch and moving to Microsoft’s own streaming platform Mixer based on an exclusive streaming contract that he had signed with them. According a report that surfaced recently by StreamMetrics, Shroud had lost a […]

DreamHack alongside European Tour launches Golf’s first esports tournament

DreamHack alongside European Tour and game developers Topgolf Entertainment Group have announced the launch of the European eTour. This tournament marks golf’s first esports based series. The event is of seasonal nature and will include six contests set to be held at the European Tour tournaments all around the world. The series makes its debut […]

MATUMBAMAN snowballs in his LAN debut match with Team Secret

One of the most feared position 1 carry players of the DOTA 2 competitive scene, Lasse “MATUMBAMAN” Urpalainen finally made his LAN debut with Team Secret in the ONE Esports Dota 2 World Pro Invitational. MATUMBAMAN had to bid farewell to his patron team earlier this year when Team Liquid decided to remove him from their […]

Fortnite Summer Smash 2020 dates finally announced

Fortnite competitive scene has been suffering from a severe lack of LAN based tournaments ever since the conclusion of the Fortnite World Cup boasting a prize pool of $30 million, back in July. But, finally, to the joy of the fans and the community, their wait is thankfully over and the next big LAN event […]

IOC prefers VR sports games in the Olympics over traditional esport titles like CSGO

The esports community was all excited about the fact that the International Olympic Committee had finally acknowledged esports as a sport and decided to incorporate an array of esports titles in the Tokyo Olympics 2020. Sadly, things didn’t go according to plan and the IOC recently announced that it was not ready to incorporate […]

Overwatch League Finds its Voice with TeamSpeak Partnership

The Overwatch League has partnered with TeamSpeak in a new three-year deal starting in the 2020 season. The deal will see the league integrate TeamSpeak into its system to facilitate all in-game communications. Ian Bamford, CEO of TeamSpeak discussed the partnership in a release: “Being selected as the official voice supplier for the Overwatch League […]

League of Legends: Mata Joins RNG as Head Coach after Retiring from Pro Play

Days after announcing his retirement from professional play, Cho “Mata” Se-hyeong has announced that he’ll be joining LPL side Royal Never Give Up as the team’s League of Legends Head Coach. Royal Never Give Up made a number of other roster and coaching announcements. Former Young Miracles jungler Li “xiaolongbao” Xiao-Long will join as the […]

League of Legends: FunPlus Phoenix Sign Khan, Re-sign GimGoon

2019 Worlds Championships winners FunPlus Phoenix have signed top laner Kim “Khan” Dong-ha to their 2020 LPL roster. The team also announced that they’d be re-signing 2019 top laner Kim “GimGoon” Han-saem. In a statement, FPX said: “We are happy to announce that Khan has joined FPX as a top laner. In the meantime, […]

Apex Legends: Team SoloMid and Luminosity Win GLL Tournament

Over the weekend, the first-ever GLL Apex Legends tournament took place. The tournament ran in two different regions, the EMEA and North American cups, each worth $25,000 each. The tournaments were the first taste of tier 1 Apex Legends since the Apex Legends Preseason Invitational in September. There was lots of action, with 24 total […]

Blizzard Taps TeamSpeak as Overwatch League’s Official In-Game Communications Supplier

The Overwatch League signed a three-year deal with TeamSpeak to become the official voice supplier of the League. TeamSpeak, a voice-over-internet protocol application, has created a custom solution specific to the league. The collaboration includes a global marketing partnership featuring activations at various Overwatch League events throughout the term. Today, Activision Blizzard announced that the […]

EPICENTER 2019 Tournament Preview

EPICENTER is one of the final CS:GO LAN tournaments for the year and will feature a diverse mix of teams.  EPICENTER will host their last event of the year and it features some of the best CS:GO teams in action. Previous years saw very little action in December, but 2019 December is already shaping up […]

Virtus Pro sign AVANGAR; Will Debut at EPICENTER 2019

Virtus Pro has returned to the CIS scene by signing the AVANGAR CS:GO roster. This move marks their departure from the Polish scene, five years after their first and only CS:GO major victory in 2014.  Virtus Pro’s rise to fame came on the back of a strong CIS roster. The organization has fielded players such […]

Riot: LCS Summer Finals Contributed $5.44M to Detroit Economy

Riot Games has released a recap of the 2019 League of Legends Championship Series season, which states that the Summer Split finals in Detroit, Michigan, contributed $5.44M USD to the local economy. Earlier this year, Riot reported that its League of Legends European Championship Spring Split finals held in Rotterdam had an economic […]

How to watch EPICENTER 2019 CSGO tournament

EPICENTER 2019 is set to start from Tomorrow i.e 17th Dec, 2019 with a total of $500,000 prizepool in Moscow. A total of 8 teams will battle it out for the lion’s share. 4 teams from the Top 10 world ranking will be in attendance with the likes of Natus Vincere, Evil Geniuses, Fnatic and […]

Tencent-Backed Global Esports Federation Formed in Singapore

Tencent Esports has been named the global partner of a new Global Esports Federation, headquartered in Singapore. The organization is led by Chris Chan from the Singapore National Olympic Council, with Tencent’s Edward Cheng to serve as one of its vice-presidents. Multiple entities already exist that are trying to govern the esports industry, though this […]

Street Fighter Finals Heading to Paris in 2020

The Capcom Pro Tour 2019 crowned its champion at last night’s Capcom Cup, where Derek “iDom” Ruffin took home $250K USD and the title of the year’s best Street Fighter player. At the end of the event, Capcom’s executive producer for Street Fighter Yoshinori Ono and All Elite Wrestling star Kenny Omega (real name […]

CSGO: Virtus.pro bought out full AVANGAR’s squad

The Russian esports organization Virtus.pro just revealed their new CS:GO roster, the full squad of the Kazakhstan team AVANGAR. According to the official information provided, the new CS:GO team signed long-term contracts with the Russian organization. The first event for the new roster of the Bears will be EPICENTER 2019, will be held in Moscow […]

Virtus.pro acquire AVANGAR Roster

Virtus.pro have announced in their recent tweet that they have completed the signing of AVANGAR Roster. Welcome our new CS:GO team Jame time #GOGOVP pic.twitter.com/vhKsrhiZIY — Virtus.pro December 16, 2019 Just after they finish their run in cs_summit 5 with the Polish roster, the organisation announces their new roster which made a Grand final […]

InGame Esports South Asia Cup for CS:GO announced in partnership with National Olympic Committee of Sri Lanka

InGame Esports along with Sri Lanka Esports Association have announced that they will be organizing the InGame Esports South Asia Cup 2020 for CS:GO in partnership with the National Olympic Committee of Sri Lanka. The tournament will feature South Asian countries like India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Maldives, Pakistan and Sri Lanka among its participants. The qualifiers […]

PlayerAuctions is Giving Away Christmas Gifts

Christmas is the time of giving and sharing. This special holiday provides an opportunity to show your appreciation to those you care about. What better way to show someone you appreciate them than with the gift of free money? Everyone has different tastes and interests but money is the one thing everyone desires. As it […]

CSGO: Everything we know about BLAST Premier 2020 so far

All the available info on Blast Premier 2020 including teams, formats and prize pools. During BLAST Pro Series Global Final 2019, the tournament operator revealed the invited teams for the Premier’20 season. For now, we know all 12 teams that will participate in the Spring regular season, and system of the league overall. Let’s take […]

CSGO Pro bruttJ passes away at the age of 19

Imperial player Matheus “bruttJ” Queiroz has passed away at the age of 19. The AWPer was benched for 8 days before the tragedy struck. In this duration he was admitted in a hospital in Rio de Janerio, after he left Imperial’s gaming house to recover in a hospital near his family. He was reportedly experiencing severe headaches […]

CSGO: Mousesports Win cs_summit 5

Mousesports have secured their third consecutive LAN victory with a win over G2 Esports at cs_summit 5. The two teams met in the Grand Final of the Los Angeles event after defeating OG and Virtus.pro in the semis. The international squad takes home the lion’s share of the $150,000 prize pool. A Brawl On Mirage […]

CSGO Update Fixes Agents Visibility besides changes to Mirage and Overpass

Operation Shattered Web introduced various player models termed as agents. This update had mixed reaction, most of which were negative. The player model had a peculiar ability to camouflage into certain areas of the map making them almost impossible to see during matches. This issue was never publicly addressed by Valve until this point, but […]

Dota 2: Update on Dendi’s New Organization

Danil “Dendi” Ishutin probably the most iconic Dota 2 player that ever played the game. He became very famous back in DotA, where was considered to be the best mid player in the world. His skill later switched to the newly-released back then Dota 2, where he played in Natus Vincere. His skill translated nicely […]

psy: “The top Indian players need to change their mentality”

We sat down with Entity’s Primary AWPer and a stalwart of the Indian CSGO scene by now, Simar ‘psy’ Sethi, to talk about their performances at ZOWIE eXTREMESLAND 2019, the roster shuffle, the scene in general and more. TE: You came close to reaching the knockouts at ZOWIE eXTREMESLAND 2019. How would you rate your […]

G2, mousesports, OG, Virtus Pro to cs_summit 5 playoffs

In the on-going CS_Summit 5, the tournament now heads towards the playoffs as four teams have been confirmed. The names of the teams are: G2 Virtus.Pro mousesports OG First match-up of the Playoffs being held at Los Angeles will be on Sunday where G2 takes on Virtus.pro. And mousesports competing OG in a BO3 matchup. […]

Global Esports part ways with Dota 2 Team

2019 wasn’t a great year for Dota 2 when it comes to numbers. The player base saw a heavy decline, as well as constant user complaints, went unnoticed. During this time of turmoil, yet another disturbing news comes through with the announcement of Global Esports disbanding their DOTA 2 roster. In a Facebook post, Global […]

Astralis win Blast Pro Series Global Finals

Team Liquid came into the match with revenge at the back of their minds. Astralis made their way here winning 4 maps and without dropping a single one. Liquid decided to play the Danes on Inferno and Astralis picked their staple Nuke leaving Dust 2 for the final map. MAP 1: Inferno Inferno pick for […]

Fortnite X Star Wars Event Recap Featuring Lightsabers and Blasters

Star Wars has officially impacted the Fortnite Chapter 2 map. See what’s new in the Battle Royale mode! Back in mid-November, Fortnite fans got a taste of a collaboration with the monumental Star Wars saga. The first time around allowed players to purchase a Stormtrooper skin. These skins mirrored the Imperial troopers featured in the […]

CSGO: Astralis Crush Liquid to Take Win at BLAST Pro Series Global Final in Bahrain

The Danish machine closed their competitive year with an impressive victory at Riffa. In their final match, Astralis overran Team Liquid with an impressive 2-0 score. With that done, Astralis secured their top position in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive world rankings until the end of the year – and grabbed $350.000. Liquid were fighting well in […]

Overwatch: Los Angeles Valiant’s Custa Announces Retirement

Scott “Custa” Kennedy, main support for Los Angeles Valiant and former member of Dallas Fuel, announced his retirement from the Overwatch League. The end of the year is the theater of many retirement announcements in the Overwatch community. After Jacob “JAKE” Lyon from Houston Outlaws, Zion “Persia” Yang from Boston Uprising, Guangzhou Charge’s Won-jae “Rise” […]

Olympics will only incorporate esports simulation titles

The International Olympic Committee has agreed to ‘incorporate and cooperate’ with gaming titles that simulate ‘real-life’ sports, in a move that appears to shun popular esports such as League of Legends and Dota 2. The most popular professional esports globally are not sports simulations and often involve mortal elements, but this has created issues […]

Astralis Defeat Team Liquid to win BLAST Pro Series Global Finals

Danish team Astralis have added yet another tournament victory to their list achievements with the BLAST Pro Series Global Finals.  Astralis won BLAST Pro Series Global Finals after a 2-0 victory over their arch-rivals Team Liquid. With this victory, Astralis extend their lead over their opponents in the global rankings and continue to stand tall […]

Dota 2: Patch 7.23e – The XP Talent Killer

Another day, another Dota 2 patch that aims to balance the Outlanders Update. Patch 7.23e was the last nail in the coffin for the XP talents in Dota 2. Every single XP talent in Dota 2 is now no longer available. Instead, Valve replaced them with different things such as HP, Magic Resistance, and more. […]

BLAST Reveals Twelve Partner Teams for BLAST Premier

BLAST has announced the full list of twelve teams that will be a part of BLAST Premier 2020.  The twenty teams include some of the biggest names in Counter-Strike Global Offensive, and fans can expect quality Best-of-three matches. BLAST Premier 2020 is a closed-circuit tournament series that aims to provide fans with the best quality […]

Dota 2: Reach Season 1 is Now Live

If you remember, we announced that ESL and DotaBuff will team up and create a new league called Reach. The idea behind this project is to help the tier two and three players. As you know, that’s one of the biggest issues in Dota 2’s professional scene right now. There are just not that many […]

Liquid defeat NiP to book grand final spot at Blast Pro Series Global Finals

Liquid and NIP made their way into the consolidation finals after both teams losing to Astralis and beating FaZe Clan at some point in this tournament. NIP and Liquid picked Overpass and Mirage respectively and Nuke was left over for the decider. MAP 1: Overpass Liquid started strong on their CT side getting two early […]

MPL CEO Sai Srinivas talks about his experience of managing one of the most valuable mobile esports platforms in India

Last year, something miraculous happened in mobile esports. Sai Srinivas Kiran G, a graduate from IIT Kanpur bred with an entrepreneur’s mind stepped up to change the mobile gaming scenario once and for all. He along with his friend, Shubham Malhotra, an alumnus of BITS Goa came up with an idea of a digital platform […]

Teams for Blast Premier 2020 announced

12 partnered teams are announced by Blast who will compete throughout the year in 2020 Blast Pro installments. A prize pool of $4250000 has been announced for 2020. The year will be divided into two seasons with individual finals that boast a prize pool of $500000 and a Global Final at the end of the […]

Esports Learns the Ropes With First Medal Event at SEA Games

Ask a room full of esports fans what they think about their hobby becoming an Olympic sport, and they will be divided…at best. But when it comes to the mainstream, something about giving gold medals to gamers seems to resonate. The Southeast Asian Games may not be a household name in sporting events, but its […]

League of Legends: G2 Caps Heads to ADC as Perkz Returns to Mid?

The offseason has had a few ‘shock’ moves, like Broxah heading to Team Liquid and LCS sides fielding just one North American player in the mid lane. It might be safe to assume, however, that G2 Esports sending Caps to ADC and Perkz back to mid lane might be the biggest shock of the offseason […]

How MPL is regularizing competition in Digital Skill Gaming

The germination of esports is something the world can no longer turn a blind eye to. Everyone has acknowledged and accepted the fact that esports is truly the next big thing. This year marked the biggest year for esports so far with record-breaking prize pools, gigantic venues, prominent sponsorships and never seen before talent. Esports […]

Evil Geniuses Rebrands with New Logo and Slogan

Evil Geniuses, one of the oldest esports organizations in the scene, took to social media to unveil a new logo with the hashtag #Live Evil. Since 1999, the Seattle-based organization has been one of the most consistent brands in esports, along with its unchanged logo. The new logo appears to be a more ominous version […]

Rise of Skywalker Footage to Debut Inside Fortnite

At The Game Awards last night, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker director J.J. Abrams took the stage to announce that new, exclusive footage from the film would be shown within Fortnite.  A movie screen inside the game will debut the footage on Saturday, Dec. 14 with Epic Games releasing several Star Wars-themed cosmetics to […]

Parimatch Becomes an Official Partner of EPICENTER CS:GO 2019

Online bookmaker Parimatch Holding has signed on to be the official partner of the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive EPICENTER series. The tournament will take place in Moscow, Russia, Dec. 17-19 and Dec. 21-22 for the group stage and playoffs, respectively. The LAN finals take place in the “Crocus Expo” exhibition center. The event’s prize pool is […]

League of Legends: Riot Reveals LEC Kick Off Date

With the offseason in full swing and roster moves calming down, LEC fans learned the return date of the European League of Legends Championship today. They’ve only got just over a month to wait as the LEC Spring Split gets underway on January 24th. Riot Games revealed the news alongside ticket details for the LEC […]

NODWIN Gaming Partners with MTV India to Broadcast Esports Show on Indian Television

NODWIN Gaming has partnered with MTV India to air Esports Mania. Esports Mania is a weekly television program based on the Indian Esports scene. The first episode of the program included a rerun of a match between Orgless5 and Global Esports. NODWIN Gaming has partnered with MTV India to air a weekly show about Indian […]

PUBG MOBILE Club Open Grand Finals: Why China’s Esports Industry is Eyeing Southeast Asia

Mobile esports is regarded as one of the fast-growing markets, with the highest potential. According to global esports data company Newzoo, there are over 3.2B smartphone users worldwide, and 66% of them are from China, India, and the Asia Pacific region. A recent publication from the firm suggests that the Southeast Asia region’s mobile […]

DreamHack Adjusts Leadership Structure, Forms New Sports Game Entity

DreamHack has appointed Roger Lodewick as its new co-CEO, who will manage the gaming and esports events company alongside current co-CEO Marcus Lindmark. Lodewick succeeds Peter Nørrelund, who will head the new DreamHack Sports Games entity, which will focus on creating leagues and broadcasts around sports simulation games. DreamHack Sports Games already has partnerships in […]

China’s League of Legends Pro League to Welcome eStar, Expands to 17 Teams

Wuhan-based esports organization eStar will join China’s League of Legends Pro League as the 17th team.  eStar has investments by former Chinese player Liu “pdd” Mou and the Wuhan Tourism Development Investment Group, with over  ¥100M RMB in funding.  eStar will establish its home venue in Wuhan in 2020. The organization also […]

The AFFLELOU Group Becomes the Official Eyewear Supplier of Team Vitality

The AFFLELOU Group announced a partnership with the French esports organization, Team Vitality. The deal is set to begin at the start of 2020 and continues into 2022.  With studies showing that computer vision syndrome, a term covering numerous eye ailments from staring at computer screens and smartphones, can cause conditions such as eye strain, […]

Dota 2: Nine teams are ready for the WESG 2019 Finals

Nine of our teams have now secured their place in the  World Electronic Sports Games including PSG.LGD, TNC Predator and FlytoMoon. Even though there are no more DPC tournaments left for 2019, there are a couple of very interesting tournaments outside the DPC that are definitely worth watching. One of them is the ONE Esports […]

85% of parents have no objection on add-on purchases in video games, reveals new study

85% of parents whose children make in-game purchases have agreements with their children, a significant increase from last year , according to a new GameTrack survey published this week. ISFE CEO Simon Little said: “We are delighted to see that parental involvement in children’s in-game spending is increasing and […]

Bugha Crowned Esports Player of the Year at the Game Awards

Kyle “Bugha” Giersdorf, who plays Fortnite, wrote his name in the history as he was crowned as the best eSports player of the year 2019 at The Game Awards. Congrats to @Bugha on his win for Best Esports Player! #TheGameAwards pic.twitter.com/3uFl1m0ee5 — The Game Awards December 13, 2019 16 year old is known for […]

Mousesports defeats OG 2-0 during their debut match at CS_Summit 5

CS_Summit 5 was OG’s first tournament after their lineup got introduced. Although the fans were cheering up for this new roster, they couldn’t live up to the expectations at CS_SUMMIT 5 as Mousesports were the one to take both the victories at CS_Summit 5 during the Debut Match. For both these matches, “NaToSaphiX” played instead […]

All the Highlights from the Game Awards 2019

New tech, new teasers, and top performers, we bring you all the highlights from the 2019 Game Awards in Los Angeles. The Game Awards kicked off tonight with plenty of highlights and even a few surprises. Once described as “the closest thing the games business has to its own Oscars” in the New York Times. […]

Fortnite: Bugha Crowned Esports Player of the Year at The 2019 Game Awards

Kyle “Bugha”Giersdorf takes home the esports player of the year award at this years Game Awards. Kyle “Bugha” Giersdorf is responsible for one of the most impressive victories in competitive Fortnite history. In front of thousands in attendance and millions watching at home, Bugha systematically handled the competition at the Fortnite World Cup. He made […]

Top 10 Rare Fortnite Skins

Besides the crafting, shooting, and looting that lays the foundations of the immensely popular Fortnite Battle Royale, there is another area in which players find themselves dedicated to: Fortnite Skins. These skins play a massive role in the online shooter as players look to stand out from the rest of the crowd with their outfits. […]

League of Legends: Pobelter joins Team Liquid as Positional Coach for 2020 LCS

Eugene “Pobelter” Park has joined Team Liquid as a Positional Coach for the 2020 LCS Season. His focus will be on the top half of the match. Pobelter will use this new position to assist Team Liquid Head Coach Jang “Cain” Nu-ri and Assistant Coach Kang  “Dodo” Jun-hyeok. The deal came about after Pobelter reached […]

Fortnite: DreamHack Anaheim 2020 Rules and Format Revealed

DreamHack is jumping back into the Fortnite atmosphere with its second Fortnite Open in just over two months. This time around, DreamHack is making the journey into North America to the Anaheim Convention Center. From February 21st to the 23rd, Fortnite players of varying skill levels will fill the venue with hopes of walking away […]

ELEAGUE to Produce Three EA SPORTS FIFA 20 Ultimate Team Champions Cup Events

The deal grants ELEAGUE exclusive domestic television rights to EA SPORTS FIFA 20 Global Series Tournaments and FIFA eWorld Cup 2020. Turner Sports and ELEAGUE will produce three EA SPORTS FIFA 20 Ultimate Team Champions Cup events in the U.S and Europe. ELEAGUE on TBS becomes the exclusive English-language domestic television partner. Today, Turner […]

Malaysia’s Government Lays Out Five-Year Strategic Plan for Esports Development

The Ministry of Youth and Sports in Malaysia has outlined a five-year domestic plan to grow esports within the Southeast Asian country. Malaysia’s Ministry of Finance has budgeted a further RM 20M for esports in 2020. The government outlined five strategic priorities for esports, including athlete welfare, competitive integrity, a national esports venue, […]

Game.tv Raises $25M Series A Investment led by Intel Capital

Esports tournament platform developer Game.tv raised a $25M USD investment round led by Intel Capital. The company plans to use the investment proceeds to grow its communities and scale the development of its core product, Tourney. Game.tv is run by CEO Rosen Sharma, who also serves as president and CEO for BlueStacks since 2011 and […]

ReKTGlobal Adds U.S. Tennis Pro Taylor Fritz as Investor

Today, esports organizations Rogue and the London Royal Ravens parent company ReKTGlobal announced that it has added 22-year-old American professional tennis player Taylor Fritz as an investor. Fritz is the third traditional sports professional to join the ReKTGlobal investor group over the past six months. The company previously added Washington Redskins Landon Collins and the […]

GOSU.AI Raised $2.8M Series B Led by Educational Technology Fund Brighteye Ventures

GOSU Data Lab, the Lithuanian developer of video-gaming coaching platform GOSU.AI, has raised a $2.8M USD Series B investment led by Brighteye Ventures. In March, the company raised a $1.9M Series A financing round led by Runa Capital. In total, GOSU has raised $5.6M to date. Last week, GOSU presented its plans for a desktop […]

Immortals India announces Mumbai Esports Championship 2019

Mumbai Esports Championship is a unique gaming championship which accentuates on catering to the backbone of the ecosystem as the fundamental concept relies on the Cafe owners and the offline cafe goers. MESC 2019 will be having Cafe Owners forming their own teams and engaging participants in the Home – Away format set to take place for the […]

DreamHack Will Host Four Magic: The Gathering Arena Tournaments in 2020

Today DreamHack, in conjunction with Wizards of the Coast, announced that DreamHack will host four $100K tournaments featuring the card game Magic: The Gathering Arena. The first event to host the tournament will be DreamHack Anaheim, the first-ever DreamHack event on the U.S. west coast which takes place Feb. 21-23, 2020.  Other tournaments that will […]

Dongdaemun Design Plaza Will be Home for the Seoul Dynasty in 2020

Seoul Dynasty will play its home matches at the Dongdaemun Design Plaza in Seoul, South Korea. The Dynasty will host two weekends, one in March and one in May. The March homestand will feature seven teams, while May will see four teams travel to Seoul. The Overwatch League’s Seoul Dynasty has announced that its scheduled […]

Google’s 2019 Best Innovative Game Award goes to Auto Chess

Auto Chess takes down the competition to win 2019’s Best Innovative Game Award from Google Play. 2019 will probably go down in history as one of the best years for the Auto Battlers. After the custom game called Dota 2 Auto Chess exploded onto the scene, many companies rushed to make their very own Auto […]

Cloud9 considering acquisition of ATK roster

According to Jarek ‘Dekay’ Lewis, fabled North American organisation Cloud9 are prospectively looking to acquire the ATK roster. The report further adds that this possibility has been discussed within the organisation for a while now and that the North American giants have decided to step up their pursuit of the ATK roster. Cloud9 lost their […]

Dota 2: Patch 7.23d is out

Outlanders has just recieved another new balance update including more changes to neutral items and a big change to the passive gold mechanics. After the Outlanders Update changed the way we play Dota 2, there have been a couple of small balance updates after that. The most recent, 7.23d, just dropped and it includes balancings […]

Seoul Dynasty Reveal Overwatch League Homestand Venue

Gen.G, who operates the Overwatch League team Seoul Dynasty, has revealed that it will play its 2020 Homestand games at the Dongdaemun Design Plaza in South Korea. The location is a landmark representing Seoul, known for its involvement with the fashion and streetwear scene. This will mark the first time the DDP will host a […]

Excel Esports Announce Preseason League of Legends Tournament: the Neosurf Cup

UK-based esports organizations Excel Esports, most notable for involvement in the LEC has partnered with Neosurf to introduce a brand new League of Legends preseason tournament. The 2020 Neosurf Cup will feature the full 10-man League of Legends rosters of both Excel Esports and Misfits Gaming, battling it out in a best-of-five at Excel’s London-based […]

CSGO: Favorites for Champions Cup Finals in Malta

Some of the less-heralded teams on the CS:GO scene will battle for supremacy at the Champions Cup Finals in Malta from December 19-22. Star names like Astralis, Team Liquid, Fnatic, Evil Geniuses, mousepsorts and NaVi are not heading to St Julian’s to compete in the $300,000 tournament. That provides some of the other Tier 1 […]

CSGO: guerri to step in for Furia at cs_summit 5

Furia have announced that coach Nicholas “guerri” Nogueira will act as a stand-in in cs_summit 5 in all the matches that HEN1 is unable to play due to visa issues. “Unfortunately, we can’t have our important player HEN1 at the CS_Summit,” FURIA said. “The athlete is in Brazil renewing his visa. In his place, we […]

KFC Partners with LoL World Champions, Tencent Esports in Deal with China Media Group

Over the past week, the esports industry in China has begun to cool down as 2019 draws to a close. Nevertheless, there were a number of partnerships worth nothing this week.  Among the top stories: Fast food brand KFC partnered with four League of Legends World Championship winners to promote coffee; Tencent Esports partnered with […]

100 Thieves job listing hints at new comedy show in the works

Matthew ‘Nadeshot’ Haag’s esports organization 100 Thieves are known for their pop-culture based content. Having one of the most influential and creative personality like Nadeshot on the wheel for the organization, their YouTube content always seem to stand out from the rest of the esport organization. Image via 100 Thieves’s Twitter A job listing posted […]

AJ Lurie Named Director of Local Market Integrated Partnerships at Houston Outlaws Parent Beasley XP

Today, Beasley Media Group announced that AJ Lurie has been promoted to the newly created position of director of local market integrated partnerships at Beasley XP, the company’s recently created esports division. He officially started his new position today. The media group, based in Naples, Florida, owns 65 radio stations throughout the United States and […]

Top 10 Overwatch League Players 2019

The Overwatch League’s second season was a booming success both for teams and individual players. Through the ups and downs storylines were created, rivalries flourished, and most players shined at one point in the season. Today, we are going to be running down the top 10 Overwatch League Players of the year. 10. Young-seo “KariV” […]

One Esports Dota 2 World Pro Invitational Groups Revealed

Now that the qualifiers for the second DPC tournaments are over, the teams can now focus on one of the biggest non-DPC tournaments in the last couple of years. The One Esports World Pro Invitational will begin in just a couple of days from now. Despite not providing any points for TI 10, it will […]

League of Legends: DreamHack to operate 2020 UKLC, replacing LVP

DreamHack will run and operate the 2020 regional UK League of Legends series the UKLC. DreamHack will take over the operation of the UK event after LVP dropped out in November. The UKLC is the UK & Ireland’s regional League of Legends competition. The event will be run by DreamHack in partnership with Riot Games […]

Mogul Raises $2.71M in a Share Placement led by CPS Capital

Esports tournament platform developer Mogul received binding commitments to raise a $3.97M AUD investment led by CPS Capital via a share placement. The Australian Stock Exchange-listed company will issue 397M ordinary shares at $0.01 AUD per share to investors. Mogul will use the funds raised to work on the monetization of its tournament […]

How to watch BLAST Pro Series Global Finals

The $500,000 tournament is set to take place between 12th and 14th December 2019. The Blast Pro Global Final will be the conclusion of the multiple Blast Events held across the world throughout the entirety of 2019. The finals will take place in Riffa, Bahrain and will wrap up this year for all the teams. […]

Opinion: Louis Vuitton’s LVxLoL Collection Helps the Brand Transition Into a New Luxury Goods Niche

On Monday, fashion house and luxury retail company Louis Vuitton launched its LVxLoL capsule collection, which was created in collaboration with League of Legends developer Riot Games. Reactions to the products on social media were plenty and often strongly opinionated. Some people expressed their enthusiasm for the products, while others made their dislike of the […]

League of Legends: DreamHack Bringing Back Nordic Championships LoL Series for 2020

DreamHack will bring the Nordic Championships League of Legends series back for 2020. The Nordic Championship is the regional LoL competition for the Nordic states which DreamHack will run in partnership with Riot Games. DreamHack has operated the event since 2018. The championship will feature six weeks of League play […]

ESL to Host Brazil’s First Counter-Strike Major

Global esports company ESL has revealed it will host the first Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Major tournament of 2020. With the playoffs taking place in Rio De Janeiro’s Jeunesse Arena between May 21-24, it will be the first Major held in South America, and the first housed under the new ESL Pro Tour—a combined tournament […]

Official: ESL to host first CSGO Major of 2020 in Brazil

ESL One Rio will be the first Counter-Strike Major of 2020. There were many speculations regarding the same and ESL has finally announced the event with a $1 million prize pool. Brazil is set to witness its first-ever CSGO Major with the playoffs stage played in the Jeunesse Arena, which has previously hosted the League […]

ESL Pro League Finals Break 4M Hours Watched: – Top Twitch Channels Dec. 2-8

ESL’s 10th Pro League season concluded last weekend with an upset victory by mousesports over Fnatic, leading all Twitch channels for the week. The Yogscast crew once again harnessed the power of charity to rocket to the top of the charts with its annual Jingle Jam drive. Magic: The Gathering continued its $10M USD esports […]

DreamHack to Take Over UKLC Regional League of Legends Competition

DreamHack will manage next year’s season of the UKLC, the regional League of Legends competition for the UK and Ireland.  The competition was run by Spanish esports operator LVP in its inaugural season, however, the company is ceasing its UK operations. DreamHack will also continue managing the Nordic Championship while working with Riot Games to […]

BnTeT on Gen.G radar

According to Jared ‘DeKay’ Lewis, Gen.G are looking to bring in Hansel ‘BnTeT’ Ferdinand from Chinese organisation TYLOO. The report further speculates that BnTeT’s TYLOO contract is up for expiry at the end of the year and that an offer has been tabled, with a clear picture yet to emerge. Gen.G have already made headlines […]

Moving to Mixer was not about money says Ninja

Popular comedian Kevin Hart interviewed one of the most popular streamers in the world Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins on his show Cold As Balls on the LOL Network YouTube channel. The former professional Halo player said that unlike everyone’s stance on financial benefits being the primary motive of Ninja behind his move to Microsoft’s streaming platform […]

Overwatch Winter Wonderland Patch Is Now Live

Fans of Overwatch have been waiting for the most recent patches for weeks, and ESTNN previously covered the impacts that this patch could have on play. Patch is live on all platforms and it is bringing changes to armor, shields and is overall working to balance out the playing field. Of course, this update […]

NFLPA Partners with Twitch and Epic Games for Twitch Rivals Streamer Bowl Series

Twitch, the NFL Players Association , and Epic Games have partnered for the Twitch Rivals Streamer Bowl–a three-part series with NFL players and Twitch streamers paired together in  Fortnite competitions for charity.  Streamers will draft a partner from a pool of NFL players. Once each streamer has a partner, they will play a “duos” tournament […]

DrLupo, TimTheTatman and Lirik Sign Deal to Remain on Twitch

Twitch has locked down DrLupo, TimTheTatman and Lirik. The three represent some of the largest streamers on Twitch currently. DrLupo has 3.6 million followers, LIRIK has 2.5 million, while TimTheTatman has 4.1 million followers. Twitch did not disclose the length of term nor compensation detailed in the contracts. The deals help Twitch retain the massive […]

Call of Duty: Interview with Prestinni of the Florida Mutineers

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare has made some significant changes to the usual gameplay formula of the franchise. Preston “Prestinni” Sanderson has the sort of unique position of having played through a three-year development cycle of Call of Duty, starting his pro career with Black Ops 3, yet still a new enough player where he […]

Dota 2: Xiao8 replaces Faith_bian at EHOME

EHOME was considered as one of the most promising teams in China this year. However, their results so far have not been on as good as people wanted them to be. After a series of mistakes, the Chinese team failed to qualify for either DPC tournaments in January. This means that they will have a […]

Twitch Signs Multi-Year Deals with LIRIK, DrLupo, and TimTheTatman

Twitch has signed Benjamin “DrLupo” Lupo,  Saqib “LIRIK” Zahid, and Timothy “TimTheTatman” Betar, to multi-year exclusive contracts. The three have over 550M unique combined views. The signings come at a time where streaming platforms are vying for talent to draw in viewers. Twitch has signed professional gaming streamers Benjamin “DrLupo” Lupo,  Saqib “LIRIK” Zahid, and […]

League of Legends: Schalke Sign Gilius as LEC Jungler for 2020

Erberk “Gilius” Demir is the final player to join the Schalke 04 LEC roster for 2020. Gilius’ signing also marks the final signing of the offseason for LEC and LCS sides, pending approvals and confirmations. Gilius most recently played for the German esports organization Ad Hoc Gaming but the 22-year-old has had a storied career […]

Juventus F.C. enters esports by signing PES team run by Astralis

4 times CSGO Major winning esport organization Astralis has partnered up with the Seire A champions Juventus to manage the operations of their esport division. The CRO of Juventus Giorgio Ricci stated that: “The entry into the world of esports not only gives us the opportunity to turn to a new and vast audience, but […]

PUBG Corporation Teases More Arena Events and Revenue Sharing for 2020

The 2020 esports calendar for PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS will include three major live events on top of its Global Championship.  Berlin will host the first event in April, while the regional leagues will transition to open qualifiers.  New in-game items will be made for each live event to supplement prize […]

CSGO Esports Across the World

“We did something very interesting with CS in that we outsourced our map development to our community….So in essence, CS was really a community project.” Minh “Gooseman” Le, co-creator of Counter-Strike  via Fandom  Strength in numbers The Counter-Strike franchise is still strong – a full 20 years after launching as a mod to Half-Life. The latest release, Counter-Strike Global Offensive , is […]

2020 PUBG Esports Plans Revealed

PUBG Esports has announced plans for the 2020 schedule. Featuring four global events, revenue sharing and partner events. Firstly, PUBG is looking to double-down the 2019 format for PUBG esports as they reveal four PUBG Global Series events in 2020. The events will take place in April, July, October and November, each featuring 32 […]

Fortnite: Tfue Bests Ninja in Competitive Duo Scrims

Tfue and Ninja’s competitive history adds another chapter. In the age-old tale of Tyler “Ninja” Blevins versus Turner “Tfue” Tenney, we’ve seen each gain an upper-hand on the other. This rivalry started years ago, and it is one of the first of its kind in Fortnite. When these two players cross each other’s paths in-game, […]

G2 Esports Raises $10M From Brooklyn Nets Owner Joseph Tsai

G2 Esports secured a $10M USD financing round from Canadian Alibaba co-founder and Brooklyn Nets owner Joseph Tsai. In 2019, the esports organization raised two investment rounds totaling $27.3M. Most of the investors participating are New York-based. G2 Esports plans to open an office in New York soon and is likely looking to work closely […]

Konami’s eFootball PES Competition to Include Teams from 10 Professional Clubs

Konami has announced the 10 professional soccer clubs taking part in its eFootball.Pro 2019/20 season. New teams entering the league include Manchester United F.C., F.C. Bayern Munich, Juventus F.C., and Arsenal F.C. Each club will put forward players for a 3v3 competition in Konami’s soccer simulation title, eFootball Pro Evolution Soccer. Konami has announced the […]

$250000 Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare Streamers Invitational Tournament to be held by Activision

20 Streamers are set to take part in the $250000 tournament held by Activision for Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare. No details regarding the map pool has been revealed neither have been the prize pool distribution or the format of the tournament. The players have announced about their teams on social medias. 4 Teams 20 […]

DreamHack Hyderabad makes way to DH Open Circuit | Dates and prize pool revealed

Hyderabad will host one out of the eight Dreamhack Open Circuit events in 2020 DreamHack Open is a part of the challenger tier in ESL Pro Tours which means the participants have a chance to play in DreamHack Masters, ESL One and IEM events.  After two successful iterations, the world’s biggest gaming festival is coming to […]

Dota 2: Format & Groups of the WePlay! Bukovel Minor

The groups and format have just been announced for WePlay!’s Bukovel Minor. After the dust has settled from the intense qualifiers, the pro teams are slowly preparing for Christmas. With no big tournaments on the radar for December, they can take start preparing for 2020. As you know, the first big tournament of the year […]

Gen.G sign s0m from Envy; SicK to stand in for IEM Katowice Qualifiers

Gen.G have announced the arrival of Sam ‘s0m’ Oh from Envy on a permanent transfer. s0m’s arrival is not the only announcement, Hunter ‘SicK’ Mims set to fill in as a stand-in for the North American Qualifiers for IEM Katowice, which is scheduled to take place on December 10 and 11, 2019. s0m is the […]

‘It feels like we lost our concentration’ – ANGE1 | Hellraisers | DreamHack Delhi

We got a chance to talk to HellRaisers after their close loss to pro100 in the Grand Final of DreamHack Delhi CSGO Invitational 2019. TE: You guys had a huge lead on Mirage. Somehow, they managed to come back. Train didn’t really go your way. You guys were the favourites coming into DreamHack Delhi and […]

Dreamhack announces 2020 schedule

DreamHack has announced the 2020 list of events and Open circuit on its 25th anniversary and we have got you covered with all the dates and details. DreamHack marks its 25th anniversary with “DreamHack Day” — a celebration of the festival’s early beginnings in 1994. What started as a gathering of friends and their computers […]

ONE Esports Signs Partnership Deal with Secretlab for Esports World Championship Series

Secretlab’s deal with ONE Esports will see the company provide gaming chairs for ONE Esports’ numerous Dota 2 tournaments. The Singaporean gaming chair manufacturer has provided chairs to numerous high-profile events and esports organizations in 2019. The ONE Dota 2 Singapore World Pro Invitational and the ONE Dota 2 Jakarta World Pro Invitational will each […]

Winter Royale 2019 Prizes, Rules and Dates Revealed

Get ready to queue into the $15M USD Winter Royale 2019 tournament! Now that the Chapter 2 Season 1 Championship is over, it is time to move on to the next professional Fortnite event. That just so happens to be a three day $15M USD duo Winter Royale 2019 event. Epic Games announced the Winter Royale’s […]

The Emmy’s adds Outstanding Esports Coverage to Awards Categories

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences will have a new category in this year’s Sports Emmy Awards that will celebrate esports for the first time as its own entity. The new award, “Outstanding Esports Coverage” will recognize the delivery & coverage of an esports’ end of season final or championship event. The […]

DreamHack Announces 2020 Tournament Schedule

Sweden-based tournament organizer DreamHack is wrapping up the year by celebrating its 25th anniversary and looking ahead to 2020 – announcing its full line-up of events for 2020. The Swedish production company which specializes in esports tournaments and gaming festivals celebrated its 25th anniversary by revealing the 11 stops, spread over three continents that will […]

Fortnite Champion Series Chapter 2 – Season 1 Results

Results from the FNCS Finals are in, how did your favorite squad stack up against the competition? The second iteration of the Fortnite Champion Series came and went with a different format and somewhat surprising results. Player disconnects and missing points plagued the weekend of competition, but there were still some solid takeaways from the […]

Talking Call of Duty and Esports: An Interview with Toronto Ultra’s Daniel “Loony” Loza

Red Bull AdrenaLAN celebrated esports and gaming with tournaments, speedruns, hackathons, and live streams between Dec. 7 and 8. Call of Duty League team Toronto Ultra also attended AdrenaLAN and brought the first official Modern Warfare tournament to the city. Attendees met and greeted the players, as well as competed against each other. The ultimate […]

League of Legends, Community, and Confidence: An Interview with Livestreamer KayPea

Red Bull AdrenaLAN showcased esports and gaming talent on the weekend of Dec. 7 and 8. One of the guests was League of Legends player and live streamer Kelsie “KayPea” Pelling, who hosted the 1v1 tournament and duked it out in matches outside of the bracket to showcase her skills. ESTNN met up with KayPea […]

Dota 2: You can Attend the Bukovel Minor for Free

Last week was packed with some high-quality Dota 2 games. After a couple of days of intense action, we now know the names of all teams going to the next Major and Minor. ‼️ WePlay! @DOTA2 Bukovel Minor 2020 Invites ‼️ Guys, it’s time to get your long-awaited invites to the first DPC event hosted […]

DreamHack Announces 2020 Schedule, Returns to India for Third Consecutive Year

DreamHack has released its 2020 schedule, which includes 11 stops over three continents with a return to India slated later in the year. The Swedish production company specializing in esports tournaments and gaming festivals, features esports tournaments in titles such as Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Dota 2, Fortnite, and more. In […]

Outstanding Esports Coverage to be a Sports Emmy Award Category

Today, the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced that it will add “Outstanding Esports Coverage” as one of its award categories for this year’s Sports Emmy Awards. The award will recognize the craft behind the delivery of coverage and presentation of competitive, organized video gaming to the viewer during a championship or final […]

Virtus.Pro to acquire AVANGAR roster – Report

According to a report by DBLTAP, Team AVANGAR which is known for its CS:GO roster is in its final stages to be acquired by Virtus.Pro . In the last year, notable victories made by Team AVANGAR include multiple international events like DreamHack Open held at Rio de Janeiro, BLAST Pro Series: Moscow tournaments and StarLadder […]

Hot Wheels Connects with Spacestation Gaming and TFOX to Produce Limited-Edition Car

This is the first entry into the esports team organization space by Mattel and its Hot Wheels brand. The limited-edition Hot Wheels car and box will also hit retail stores such as Walmart and Target in early 2020. Spacestation Gaming is co-owned by Tanner Fox. Spacestation Gaming, alongside TFOX and Mattel, have come together to […]

‘I wanted to win and be the best player at the event’ – YEKINDAR | DreamHack Delhi

We sat down with the champions of DreamHack Delhi CSGO Invitational 2019, pro100 after their 2-0 win over HellRaisers in the Grand Finals. TE: You guys predicted right in terms of semi-final opponents and the final against HellRaisers, you guys couldn’t have written the script better. A comeback on Mirage and staving off a comeback […]

A Closer Look at Activations from the $500K PUBG Mobile Club Open Global Finals

From Nov. 29 to Dec. 2, Chinese conglomerate Tencent hosted the $500K USD PUBG Mobile Club Open Fall Split Global Finals in the capital of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur. The tournament was also produced by Chinese tournament organizer and production company VSPN, and title sponsored by Chinese phone brand Vivo. Bigetron RA, an Indonesian esports […]

PUBG Mobile All-Stars India 2019 announced

After the colossal success of PMCO Fall Split 2019, PUBG Mobile fans are in for yet another treat with the official announcement of PUBG Mobile All-Stars India 2019. Our nation’s top 16 squads will be competing for a mammoth’s share of ₹50,00,000 prize pool. Not much has been revealed about the tournament’s format except for […]

PatronGG Raises $1M Seed Investment Led by BITKRAFT Esports Ventures

PatronGG raised a $1M USD Seed Financing Round led by BITKRAFT Esports Ventures. Trust Esport, a French esports technology fund, participated in the round. Proceeds of the investment will be used to build out PatronGG’s engagement platform, Kokyo.gg, by expanding into new games, broadening match data, growing the team, and securing team partnerships. In 2017, […]

Essendon Bombers Exit Esports with Sale of Oceanic League of Legends License

Essendon purchased OPL team Abyss in 2017 and moved the club from Sydney to Melbourne. Essendon operated both an Oceanic Pro League and an Oceanic Challenger Series team. Staff and players were released and the OPL license has been purchased by Pentanet, an Australian internet service provider. Essendon Bombers Football Club, an Australian Rules Football […]

LGD Gaming has a new logo for its 10th Birthday

LGD is one of the most well-known Chinese esports brand. In fact, the team has been in the business for over ten years now, which is just insane.  History LGD Gaming 10th Anniversary Celebration Event. Inherit the past and look forward to the future. Ten years is a milestone, and we will start a new […]

Sri Lanka’s National Esports team announced

Sri Lanka Announced its National Esports Team representing in the IESF championship tournament. The Sri Lankan Roster for the National Dota 2 Team: Isuru ‘ Deathwish’ Lokuge Heshan ‘ Sathan’ Sanjaya Kalindu ‘MorningStar’ Pathirana Kaveesha ‘NoobKavi’ Kagasuru Dinuka ‘6ixx’ Perera The team has been selected Through LAN and Online Qualifiers. Sri […]

Finland Conquers StarCraft II: Nation Wars 2019

Finland for the first time walked away from Nation Wars 2019 trophy in hand. In what was another impressive display of professional esports, Serral managed to lead himself and his Finnish teammates to victory over South Korea. Nationwars finally came to an end after 4 months of Starcraft. Twenty-four nations from around the world came […]

CSGO: Mousesports Win ESL Pro League Season 10 Finals

Mousesports have come out victorious at the ESL Pro League Season 10 Finals in Odense, Denmark. The European squad defeated Fnatic in the Grand Final, outclassing the Swedish side with a 3-0 scoreline in a best-of-five series. Fnatic had advanced to the Grand Final after taking down Natus Vincere, while Mousesports joined them after completing […]

pro100 sweep HellRaisers to win DreamHack Delhi CSGO Invitational 2019

pro100 won the DreamHack Delhi CSGO Invitational 2019, upsetting HellRaisers 2-0 in a Best of 3 Grand Final. HellRaisers won the pistol round T side with a successful attempt to take over A. The Ts converted the advantage gained from the pistol round win into a second round. pro100 bought on […]

Overwatch: Jake from Houston Outlaws retires

Jacob “JAKE” Lyon, flex DPS with Houston Outlaws for over two years, just announced his retirement on Twitter. Jacob “JAKE” Lyon made a name for himself in the Overwatch League with some incredible plays as Junkrat and Soldier for the Houston Outlaws. After two years in the League and experience as team captain for the […]

Dota 2: CDEC Gaming adds Ahjit

CDEC Gaming announce the addition of Lai “Ahjit” Jay Son to their competitive roster. CDEC Gaming used to be one of the best Chinese teams, especially around TI 5. However, after the memorable second place there, they slowly started to transition into the tier two scene. That said, the team did some changes recently and […]

Fortnite Champion Series Chapter 2: Season 1 Day 3 Qualified Squads and Start Times

Day three is quickly shaping up for an exciting finish to Fortnite Chapter 2 – Season 1. Professional Fortnite player the world over competed in four heats across several regions on day two. These heats narrowed 96 teams down to 24, who will compete in a six-match Grand Final. At the end of those six […]

Dreamhack 2020 announced in Hyderabad

Nodwin Founder Akshat Rathee announced today that Dreamhack would be returning to India in 2020, with the location being set as Hyderabad. While taking an interview with Naman “M0rtal” Mathur, Rathee announced that following a great response from the community, the 3 day gaming festival would return in 2020 to Hyderabad, as the company aims […]

HellRaisers knockout Goliath Gaming 2-0 to reach the Finals| DreamHack Delhi 2019

HellRaisers beat Goliath Gaming with 16-6 on Overpass and 16-8 on Inferno for a spot in the Grand Finals of DreamHack Delhi 2019. In the second semi final of DreamHack Delhi CSGO Invitational 2019, Goliath faced off CIS giants HellRaisers for spot in the finals. HellRaisers picked Overpass while Goliath Gaming took Inferno, Nuke was […]

‘We just need to take it up a notch and we can be there among these teams on a regular basis’ – mango | DreamHack Delhi

We had an opportunity to sit down and talk to Goliath Gaming after the team ensured their place in the semi-finals of DreamHack Delhi CSGO Invitational 2019. TE: You guys took the win against Orgless Five but struggled against pro100 somewhat. What went wrong against them? adaro: We stuck too much to our own game […]

pro100 defeat YaLLa Esports to claim grand final spot |DreamHack Delhi

Pro100 beat YaLLa in the semi-finals with 16-4 in Vertigo and 16-12 in Inferno with YEKINDAR standing out as the match MVP dropping 50 frags across both maps. In the final day of DreamHack Delhi 2019, the semi-finals kicked off with Pro100 taking on YaLLa Esports. Pro 100 picked Vertigo and YaLLa chose Inferno, Train […]

‘Our main goal in 2020 is to qualify for the Major and the ESL Pro League finals’ – ANGE1 | HellRaisers – DreamHack Delhi

We had a chance to sit down and talk to Kirill ‘ANGE1’ Karasiow at DreamHack Delhi about their new HellRaisers lineup, the recent changes, SG553 and the CIS scene in general. TE: This is a new lineup for HellRaisers. If you guys win it all here, this will be your first event win with the […]

‘Our main aim is to win the CIS Minor’ – Yekindar | pro100 – DreamHack Delhi

TE: This is your first time visiting India. How have you found the weather, the culture and everything else so far in this country? YEKINDAR: It is very different from what I saw. I am from Latvia and we have a completely different culture and in Russia as well for them. People here are more […]

Red Bull AdrenaLAN Esports and Gaming With High-octane Tournaments and Speedruns

Red Bull AdrenaLAN celebrated Joseph “Mang0” Marquez’s birthday on Dec. 7 by giving players and fans a high-octane esports experience at Toronto’s Enercare Centre. Mang0’s Birthday Bash featured Super Smash Bros. Melee and Super Smash. Bros Ultimate tournaments that drew in top competitors like Juan “Hungrybox” Debiedma and Jason “ANTi” Bates. A birthday cake was […]

‘I guess we are still finding our game’ – scoobyxie | HellRaisers – DreamHack Delhi

We sat down with the HellRaisers lineup to talk about DreamHack Delhi, their lineup, results, expectations and more. TE: This is your first time in India, How do you feel? What are your first impressions? scoobyxie: So, its pretty good here where the tournament is held, but outside it is unusual for us. For the […]

HellRaisers take down YaLLa in Day 2 of DreamHack Delhi CSGO invitational

Hellraisers beat YaLLa 2-0 in the final match of DreamHack CSGO Invitational Group B. They came into this matchup having already beaten Lucid Dreams earlier. YaLLa picked Mirage while HellRaisers picked Nuke which they also did against Lucid Dreams. MAP 1: Mirage HellRaisers started YaLLa’s map pick on the defensive side, after winning the pistol […]

Fortnite Champion Series Chapter 2: Season 1, Day 1 Results

Fortnite Champion Series Chapter 2 – Season 1 is coming to a head, and teams are punching their tickets to the finals. On day one, we saw Europe, NA East, NA West, Brazil and the Middle East compete in the first round of heats. As previously determined, the top six teams from each heat in […]

Fortnite Champion Series Chapter 2: Season 1, Day 1 Results

Fortnite Champion Series Chapter 2 – Season 1 is coming to a head, and teams are punching their tickets to the finals. On day one, we saw Europe, NA East, NA West, Brazil and the Middle East compete in the first round of heats. As previously determined, the top six teams from each heat in […]

Guide to the SEA Games Esports Event: Titles, Nations, and Major Players

The Philippines is currently playing host to an esports event that may prove to be a historical turning point for the industry in the years to come. The Southeast Asian Games has introduced competitive video gaming as a medal discipline for the first time this year, with eight countries submitting teams across six […]

Guide to the SEA Games Esports Event: Titles, Nations, and Major Players

The Philippines is currently playing host to an esports event that may prove to be a historical turning point for the industry in the years to come. The Southeast Asian Games has introduced competitive video gaming as a medal discipline for the first time this year, with eight countries submitting teams across six […]

HellRaisers clean sweep Lucid Dream in Day 2 of DreamHack Delhi 2019

Day 2 of DreamHack Delhi saw the tournament favorites HellRaisers face off Thai powerhouse Lucid Dream. Lucid Dream picked Vertigo essentially planning for a PUG style match-up but the reality was far from that. MAP 1: Vertigo Lucid Dream started their map pick on the offensive side, going for a fast B […]

HellRaisers clean sweep Lucid Dream in Day 2 of DreamHack Delhi 2019

Day 2 of DreamHack Delhi saw the tournament favorites HellRaisers face off Thai powerhouse Lucid Dream. Lucid Dream picked Vertigo essentially planning for a PUG style match-up but the reality was far from that. MAP 1: Vertigo Lucid Dream started their map pick on the offensive side, going for a fast B […]

Dota 2: Patch 7.23c is here

After the long awaited Outlanders update released, it completely changed the way we play Dota 2. Apart from the new heroes, we saw over sixty new items added to the game in drops from the Neutral Creeps. Of course, like every major patch before,  a series of fixes were released shortly after. The latest one […]

Dota 2: Patch 7.23c is here

After the long awaited Outlanders update released, it completely changed the way we play Dota 2. Apart from the new heroes, we saw over sixty new items added to the game in drops from the Neutral Creeps. Of course, like every major patch before,  a series of fixes were released shortly after. The latest one […]

YaLLa Esports, Lucid Dream share spoils – DreamHack Delhi CSGO Invitational 2019 Day 2 Match 1

YaLLa Esports and Lucid Dream took one map each in Match 1 on Day 2 of DreamHack Delhi CSGO Invitational 2019. The match started on Mirage, with YaLLa on the offence. YaLLa got off to a strong start with a pistol round victory and followed up with a clean anti-eco. Lucid Dreams brought their rifles […]

YaLLa Esports, Lucid Dream share spoils – DreamHack Delhi CSGO Invitational 2019 Day 2 Match 1

YaLLa Esports and Lucid Dream took one map each in Match 1 on Day 2 of DreamHack Delhi CSGO Invitational 2019. The match started on Mirage, with YaLLa on the offence. YaLLa got off to a strong start with a pistol round victory and followed up with a clean anti-eco. Lucid Dreams brought their rifles […]

‘We were a bunch of friends before this lineup was created’ – Devil | YaLLa Esports – DreamHack Delhi

YaLLa Esports are one of the invited teams at DreamHack Delhi CSGO Invitational. We sat down to talk to the roster about their current performances, visa issues, potential heading into 2020 and more. TE: This is your first time visiting India. What are your first impressions of India so far? Devil: First of all thanks […]

Dr Disrespect and Skybound Entertainment Ink Television Deal

Guy “Dr Disrespect” Beahm has signed a deal with Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman’s production company, Skybound Entertainment. The possible artistic concepts surrounding Beahm, Skybound noted that they are leaning towards an animated series in a styling similar to Castlevania or Thundercats. The deal brokered by Creative Artists Agency and Skybound is the first for […]

Goliath, pro100 book semi-final spot: DreamHack Delhi CSGO Invitational Day 1 Recap

The 55,000 USD flagship event in Delhi began with the Group featuring the likes of Orgless Five, Goliath Gaming and pro100 in a Round Robin Best of 2 format. Match 1 Train started with Orgless on the offence. The Indian stack won the pistol round and the ensuing round. But, […]

SkinBaron Signs Long-Term Deal With BIG

SkinBaron, a skin marketplace for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, is now an official partner to German esports organization, BIG . The partnership will see a trading marketplace for skins provided to BIG’s national and international fans, so they can purchase and sell their skins online.  According to the release, the deal also includes a […]

‘They (Orgless Five) had good aim but we had the better game plan’ – LighteRTZ

Goliath Gaming are one of the two teams that booked their place in the semi-finals, which are scheduled to happen on Day 3 of DreamHack Delhi CSGO Invitational 2019. We got a chance to talk with the Goliath Gaming team after their 2-0 win over Orgless Five in the opening series of the day, with […]

autimatic koosta and daps leave Cloud9 for Gen.G

Korean powerhouse Gen.G, who recently took home the PUBG Global Championship have picked up 3 players from the North American esports organization Cloud9 to announce their entry into the CS:GO scene. Timothy “autimatic” Ta, Kenneth “koosta” Suen, and Damian “daps” Steele have left Cloud9 for Gen.G and the assistant coach of Cloud 9 has been appointed as the head coach for the new […]

Dota 2: WePlay! Bukovel Minor – China’s, SEA’s, CIS’ and Europe’s Representatives

This last week was full of Dota 2 action, as teams were battling out to claim the slots for DreamLeague Season 13, a.k.a the Leipzig Major. In the end, the usual suspects were able to win the qualifiers. However, those that won’t be going to Germany now have the chance to […]

Riot Games to Work With Third-Party Developers by Creating New Publishing Group

Riot Games launches Riot Forge, a new publishing group set to work with third-party developers to expand the League Universe. Riot Games celebrated the 10th anniversary of League of Legends by announcing seven upcoming games and more League projects. The announcement of Riot Forge’s first third-party developer will take place at The Game Awards on […]

Liooon: First Woman to take home Blizzcon Grand Title

Blizzard Entertainment is a video game company that specializes in high quality, fun, and addicting games. Founded in 1991 by three college graduates, Blizzard released marginally successful ports and two games called “Rock N Roll Racing” and “The Lost Vikings.” Then, in 1994, when they released “Warcraft: Orcs and […]

Call of Duty Endowment Announces CODE Bowl Presented by U.S. Army Esports

The U.S. Army Esports division has teamed up with the Call of Duty Endowment for the inaugural CODE Bowl. The CODE Bowl is a charitable event that will see eight teams, partnered with streamers, vie for a championship. The U.S Armed Forces has become interested in esports, as 62% of the esports viewing audience is […]

APEX LEGENDS: Peacekeeper hit with nerf

The team of Apex Legends questioned and listened to Respawn. Since Patch 3.1, the developers accidentally gave it too much energy to try to re-equalize Peacekeeper. The latest modifications shape and disperse the projectile. The new patch reduces the EVA-8 and the Peacekeeper reach scale of the shells. “Our goal here is to make it […]

‘You Cannot See Esports as Marketing,’ Says Riot Games CEO Nicolo Laurent

In 1998, France celebrated its first FIFA World Cup victory, on home soil no less. Almost twenty years later, Paris played host to an entirely different international sporting event: the League of Legends World Championships. French-born and educated Nicolo Laurent was present for both competitions, a shared set of experiences that he described as both […]

StarCraft II: Blizzard Pays Tribute to TotalBiscuit and iNcontroL with Easter Egg

An easter egg by Blizzard was discovered in Starcraft II’s multiplayer that gives a loving tribute to two of the most well known StarCraft personalities who unfortunately passed away recently, TotalBiscuit and iNcontroL. Reddit user Subsourian pointed out the easter egg on StarCraft’s subreddit. In multiplayer, Xel’Naga towers will occasionally display a plaque of either […]

Riot Forge Announced to Create new League of Legends Single Player Experiences with Third-Party Developers

Riot Games has announced it will support third-party developers via a new publishing group called Riot Forge. Riot Forge will be used to expand the League of Legends Universe, specifically into new genres and platforms. This is the first initiative of its kind at Riot, Riot Forge will enhance the Riot Games Research and Development […]

Epic Games Announces $15M USD Winter Royale 2019 Fortnite Competition

Fortnite Battle Royale’s competitive community can rest easy knowing that duos are coming back. Earlier today, Epic Games announced the return of the ultra-popular Winter Royale tournament. Fortnite’s official website states that: “Winter Royale is back in 2019 and bigger than ever! Three separate Duos tournaments on three different days in December with $5M prize […]

Turtle Beach Signs New Partnership with FIFA Champion Mossad Aldossary

Turtle Beach will partner with FIFA Champion Mossad Aldossary who’s won back-to-back Xbox World Championships. Aldossary will wear Turtle Beach headsets during competition and collaborate on other projects. Turtle Beach’s partnership with Mossad Aldossary was facilitated through Roc Nation Sports International. Today, gaming audio and accessory brand Turtle Beach announced a new partnership with champion […]

Epic Games Announces $15M Fortnite Winter Royale Duos Event for December

Epic Games took to its official news channel on Thursday announcing the return of the Fortnite Winter Royale event, which this year will utilize the “duos” formatThree separate duos tournaments will take place on three different weekends, each with a $5M USD prize pool. Players from any rank and any server will […]

NaVi edge out EG to reach ESL Pro League Semi-Finals

Natus Vincere beat Evil Geniuses 16-5 on Mirage, followed by 16-11 on Nuke to book themselves a spot in the Semi-Finals of ESL Pro League Season 10. ESL Pro League Season 10 held in Odense saw Natus Vincere take on heavy favorites Evil Geniuses in the upper bracket finals with a semi-final spot on stake. […]

Allied Esports Taps DreamSeat to be the Official Gaming Chair of HyperX Esports Arena Las Vegas

DreamSeat to be the official chair for the HyperX Esports Arena Las Vegas in Las Vegas, Nevada. The deal will see 140 Xpression Gaming chairs brought in for player stations, production rooms, and staff offices throughout the facility. Tournaments that use the facility can potentially use their logos on chairs, via a system that allows […]

OG Co-Founder Sébastien ‘Ceb’ Debs on Moving into Counter-Strike

Many team brands have, for good or ill, built their legacy on a single esport, but OG is one of the few to have only competed in one game throughout its history. Its two-letters have only ever appeared above a Dota 2 roster, but those same five players cemented themselves in esports history as the […]

ESL Pro League: Fnatic defeat 100 Thieves

A major team from CS:GO was knocked out of 10 season finals from the ESL Pro League. Fnatic today beat 100 Thieves 2-0 and eliminated the Australians in the quarter-finals. With 100 Thieves out of the tournament, Australian CS:GO supporters have no home town team left to root for since the mouse sports kicked Renegades […]

DXRacer The Official Gaming Chair for the 2019-2020 Gears 5 Major Circuit

DXRacer becomes the official gaming chair for the Gears 5 Major circuit, supplying chairs for players and talent. The major circuit will see over $2M USD in prize money given out over the course of the season. The Gears of War franchise, launched in 2006, has passed the $1B mark in revenue. DXRacer is now […]

Dota 2: Chaos EC, EG, paiN & beastcoast are Going to Germany

North America and South America finally have their representatives for the upcoming Leipzig Major. These regions are quite interesting to watch, with impressive performances over the last few months. North America We wrap up the DreamLeague NA Closed Qualifier with another 2-0! GGs to Fighting PandaS. Our spot in the DreamLeague Season 13 Major is […]

League of Legends: Misfits Announce Amazing as Strategic Coach

After announcing his retirement from professional play early last week, Maurice “Amazing” Stuckenschneider has already found a new home. He’s joined Misfits Gaming as the team’s new Strategic Coach. Amazing has had, well, an amazing professional career, with stints at TSM, Fnatic, Origen, FC Schalke 04 – and most recently in the NA LCS as […]

OnePlus Named The Official Smartphone Partner of SK Gaming

OnePlus becomes SK Gaming’s official smartphone sponsor. SK Gaming’s Clash Royale League team will be using state-of-the-art smartphones to practice and play. Since its inception in 2013, OnePlus now averages an estimated $1.5B USD annually.  Today SK Gaming, the German-based esports organization, announced that it has signed a sponsorship deal that will bring OnePlus on […]

Esports betting STS Bet expands throughout Europe

OG announced its first CS:GO roster yesterday, one of the most prominent companies in Dota 2. The company spent a lot of money on at least three players: former ENCE captain, Nathan “NBK-” Schmitt and former North Star Player of two years East. Nathan “NBK-” The outsider Mateusz “mantuu” Wilczewski from Altarney aTTaX is now […]

BRF Announces H4X as Official Apparel Partner for ‘Champions for Charity’ Livestream Fundraiser

Esports lifestyle apparel brand H4X is the official apparel sponsor for the ‘Champions for Charity’ Livestream Fundraiser. Former NBA World Champion Rick Fox will lead the 24-hour stream. The Bahamas was hit by Hurricane Dorian doing $7B in damage to the islands. The Bahamas Relief Foundation announced that esports lifestyle apparel brand H4X has […]

Stewie2K becomes first NA CSGO player to reach $1 million in prizes

In the recently ending ECS Season 8 Finals, Stewie2k and his organization Team Liquid ended up second in and against Astralis. Though they ended up losing the tournament it didn’t stop Stewie to still nail it like a boss! Yes!! you read that right, Stewie became the first-ever NA player to earn in a total […]

League of Legends: SK Gaming Sign Support LIMIT, Finalize Roster

SK Gaming is due to sign former Ad Hoc Gaming support Dino “LIMIT” Tot to the team’s 2020 LEC starting roster. The Croatian will replace former SK Gaming support Han “Dreams” Min-kook, who SK Gaming sold to Schalke 04 Esports in November. LIMIT is the second signing that SK Gaming has made this offseason after […]

Dota 2: Na’Vi and Virtus.Pro Qualify for the Leipzing Major

Another region is set and ready for the DreamLeague Season 13 Major. After a couple of days of intense action, two CIS representatives triumphed over their competition. As a result, Virtus.Pro and Natus Vincere have secured their spots at the Leipzig Major. After TI 9 came to an end and VP changed their roster, CIS […]

RedBull’s OG announces CS:GO roster with NBK and Valde

OG, one of the most prominent companies in   Dota 2, announced its first   CS: GO   roster today. The company spent a lot of money on at least three players: Nathan“NBK-” Schmitt, formerly on Vitality, Aleksi “Aleksib” Virolainen, former captain of ENCE, and Valdemar “valde” Bjørn, North’s star player for the last two […]

OG Enters the CS:GO Scene, Signs International All-Star Team

Just today, OG announced their introduction into CS:GO and released their roster. This move has been highly awaited for by fans for a long time and it has finally happened. There is only one change from what they were going to create initially, as Mateusz “mantuu” Wilczewski joins the European team instead of Elias “Jamppi” […]

OG announce entry into CSGO with lineup led by Aleksib

OG have announced their entry into the Counter Strike Global Offensive scene, unveiling their lineup led by former ENCE star Aleksi ‘Aleksib’ Virolainen. You’ve all been waiting for this! After 4 Majors and 2 TI on Dota 2 it’s now time to tame another colossus. Welcome to our OG CS:GO team:@NBK@Officialvalde@AleksibCSGO@m4ntuu@ISSAAcsgo Do you want to […]

LPL All-Star Promotes Star Wars, ‘Faker’ to Become Shanghai-Seoul Esports Ambassador 

Last week, China witnessed its first League of Legends Pro League All-Star event, complete with an awards ceremony that honored the best commercial partnerships and League of Legends esports organizations. In addition, Overwatch League team the Shanghai Dragons won an exhibition $700K USD tournament, the Esports Shanghai Masters, last Sunday.  Among the top stories: […]

IEM Beijing-Haidian: How ESL Partnered with a Local Chinese Government for an International Tournament

For any international company, expanding its business into another country is logistically hard. On Nov. 9-10  ESL hosted the $250K USD Intel Extreme Masters Beijing-Haidian. Although no Chinese Counter-Strike: Global Offensive teams qualified for the main event, that didn’t stop a massive number of Chinese fans from filling out the venue: the Beijing […]

10 Reasons why DreamHack Delhi Invitational is the place to be

We are less than 48 hours away from DreamHack Delhi Invitational 2019 and the enthusiasts are waiting in anticipation of the spectacle that will light up the NSIC Exhibition Grounds in Okhla Industrial Area. There is an array of disciplines where participants can duel with each other for a handsome pocket change while the main […]

Former Viacom 18 Executive Named CEO of Indian Esports Firm NODWIN Gaming

Sidharth Kedia, former deputy chief commercial officer of Viacom 18, has been named CEO of Indian esports company NODWIN Gaming. Kedia will be based out of Mumbai, where he will open the company’s first regional offices. In 2018, NODWIN Gaming brought the digital festival DreamHack and esports tournament brand ESL One into India for the […]

League of Legends: Dignitas to Sign Aphromoo, Froggen and Grig

Digitas is set to sign the former 100 Thieves support Zaqueri “Aphromoo” Black and buy the contracts for Golden Guardians mid laner Henrik “Froggen” Hansen and Team SoloMid jungler Jonathan “Grig” Armao, according to ESPN. The three now complete the Dignitas roster which has added AD carry Johnson “Johnsun” Nguyen and resigned Heo “Huni” Seung-hoon […]

Fortnite: DreamHack Winter Competitor Grieved Out of First Place

The term “grief” in competitive gaming references the act of one player purposely sabotaging another player’s game. It’s something that can happen for a variety of reasons. Unfortunately, at times, the competitive atmosphere in gaming breeds players who are willing to go to extreme lengths to ruin another player’s path to victory. Second place finisher, […]

League of Legends: Evil Geniuses Sign Jizuke

Former Vitality mid laner “Jiizuke” di Mauro is set to sign for North American team Evil Geniuses. The report from ESPN comes as Evil Geniuses failed to sign former Griffin mid laner Jeong “Chovy” Ji-hoon, who will instead join DragonX. Jiizuke will join fellow new signing Bae “Bang” Jun-sik who joined from 100 Thieves earlier […]

Team Secret, Team Liquid & Alliance are going to the Leipzig Major

The European qualifiers for DremLeague Season 13 are finally over. We saw tons of interesting series and surprises but now it’s time to see which teams will represent the old continent in Germany this January. Team Secret No surprises here, one of the most stable teams from the last DPC is […]

DreamHack Delhi Invitational Team Spotlight: Orgless Five

The only domestic representation at DreamHack Delhi CSGO Invitational 2019, Orgless Five will be looking to emulate Signify or perhaps do one better against international opposition. The Squad Orgless Five came to be from the core of the OG Signify lineup. Later though, Agneya ‘Marzil’ Koushik departed and Lukas ‘yb’ Groning soon followed suit. The […]

HyperX Brings Peripherals and Internals as the Exclusive Sponsor of the Collegiate StarLeague

Today the Collegiate StarLeague announced that HyperX has signed on to be the “Exclusive Peripheral and Internals Sponsor” for the 2019-2020 season. HyperX will bring its gaming gear to over 60 events over the course of 12 months including on-campus LAN events, meetups, and CSL’s Fighting Game Collegiate Circuit. HyperX will also be the […]

Twitch Streamer ZeRo Jumps Ship to Facebook Gaming

Gonzalo “ZeRo” Barrios has announced that he has entered into an exclusive streaming deal with Facebook Gaming. Previously, Barrios had been with Twitch where he had over 500K followers. This is the second big-name Facebook Gaming has signed recently, with Jeremy “Disguised Toast” Wang signing last week. Gonzalo “ZeRo” Barrios, the winningest Super Smash Bros. […]

DreamHack Delhi Invitational Team Spotlight: Lucid Dream

One of the two teams that booked their slot at DreamHack Delhi through the Qualifying process, Lucid Dream will be looking to play spoilsport for the international teams arriving at the event. The Squad Lucid Dream boasts a lineup that has been one of the better ones in South-East Asian Counter Strike for over a […]

Tencent Announces $5M In Prize Pool Money for 2020 PUBG Mobile Ecosystem

Tencent has committed $5M USD to the 2020 PUBG Mobile competitive ecosystem. PUBG Mobile is the first mobile game to surpass $1B in revenue. Three pro leagues to be added to the league structure. Tencent announced a $5M commitment to its PUBG Mobile esports ecosystem, which will see three new leagues formed going into 2020 as […]

Fnatic is the first team to qualify for DreamLeague Season 13

DreamLeague Season 13 is the 2nd major of the 2019-20 DOTA Pro Circuit.It will be held from Jan 18 – 26, 2020 in Leipzig, Germany. Fnatic faced off against TNC.Predator for a slot at the next major. Join us this afternoon as we prepare against Fnatic for a slot at the #DreamLeague Leipzig Major!#StrongerTogether#SummonYourStrength pic.twitter.com/Yq69xWfI8A […]

Cosplay Talents for DreamHack Delhi 2019 announced

Dreamhack Delhi 2019 will be held from December 6-8 at NSIC Ground, Okhla, Delhi. Apart from the Dreamhack CSGO Invitational and the BYOC/BYOD events, Dreamhack Delhi will also have a cosplay contest with a prize money of over 50,000 INR. 3 Guest Cosplay Talents have been announced by Dreamhack until now. Our first guest cosplayer […]

Global Esports qualifies for WESG 2019 APAC Finals

Global esports beat Gaming hub from Pakistan in a rematch in the Consolidation finals with a 2-1 score-line and joins BL4ZE esports in the South Asian slots for the LAN Finals which will happen from January 2nd to 5th, 2020 in Malaysia. Both Indian Teams qualifies for the Asia-Pacific Finals to represent the country as […]

League of Legends: Oceanic Pro League to have Support Downsized

Kotaku Australia has reported that Riot Games Oceania will downsize the Oceanic Pro League ahead of its 2020 season. The majority of this will come from teams losing the operating subsidies provided by Riot. The subsidy was designed to help offset operating costs for things like rent, internet, power and other utilities. The stipend […]

Dota 2: The Chinese and SEA Teams Set for the Leipzing Major

Slowly but steadily, the qualifiers for the second roll of DPC tournaments are coming to an end. With that in mind, China and Southeast Asia are the first regions to have teams qualify for the Leipzig Major. Let’s take a look at what happened in China and Southeast Asia. China We’re going to the #DreamLeague […]

Biggest Upsets in eSports

Esports will have you on the edge of your seat. Whether streaming or attending a live event, one thing that is sure to be a part of any professional level match is the suspense. And while suspense is regular, there is usually a favorite to win. The action really starts happening when one of these […]

Rumor: Bilibili Pay $113 Million for LoL Worlds Exclusive Streaming Rights in China for Three Years

Beijing News has reported that Bilibili is set to pay $113 Million over three years to Riot Games for the exclusive Chinese broadcasting rights for League of Legends Worlds. Bilibili outbid Chinese streaming sites Huya and Douyu in the process. For context, Bilibili is one of many major streaming platforms in China […]

Dota 2: Newest Update Nerfs Void Spirit, Fixes Snapfire

After waiting for over 3 months, the Outlanders update is finally here. Patch 7.23 features the most amount of changes in years by adding tons of new things. One of these additions is the two new heroes, Void Spirit and Snapfire. Both of them are pretty strong and are doing very well, which is why […]

Report: Bilibili to Pay $113M for League of Legends World Championships Media Rights in China

Bilibili will pay $113M USD in a three-year exclusive livestreaming deal for the League of Legends World Championships in China, The Beijing News reports. This is the first bidding process for exclusive esports broadcasting rights in China, with other companies in the running including Kuaishou, Douyu, and Huya. Bilibili also runs esports teams in League […]

Meta Threads to Offer Exclusive Dr Disrespect Athletic Apparel

Guy “Dr Disrespect” Beahm has teamed up with Meta Threads to launch line of apparel. Newzoo projects $103M USD in revenue will be generated by merchandise and ticket sales in 2019. Nike, adidas, Puma, have jumped into the esports and influencer apparel market. Meta Threads, a lifestyle gaming brand, has announced a collaboration with Guy […]

Dota 2: OG Seed won’t attend the Leipzing Major

OG, the two times TI winners announced that they will take a new team under their wing – OG Seed. According to the official announcement, they wanted to help the new squad achieve their dreams. However, it seems like the TI 9 champ’s help was not enough because OG Seed got eliminated already. What Happened? […]

Saudi Arabia League of Legends Event Planned with $2M in Esports Prizes

Riot Games will host a three-day League of Legends event in Saudi Arabia, featuring six competitions with a combined $2M USD prize pool. The event is part of the Riyadh Season, a city-wide festival including international music performances and sporting events. Riot will roll out of a localized version of League of Legends for the […]

T1 announces join of Overwatch Contender Korea 2020

In the coming season of the Overwatch Contenders Korea 2020, Korean T1 organisation has started recruiting players and coaches. In a post last night, the team announced its forthcoming tournament debut. T1 will take over the current Contenders of Overwatch Team Team Philadelphia Fusion, Fusion University, in a joint venture between SK Telecom and Comcast […]

Renegades mark CSGO return with acquisition of Grayhound lineup

The North American organisation have once again decided to delve into the Australian region in their attempt to return to the Counter Strike Global Offensive scene after their previous lineup joined 100 Thieves. Renegades have acquired the entire lineup of Australian organisation Grayhound, who will be representing the new banner at the ESL Pro League […]

Richard Lewis takes shots on StarLadder for not paying their Casters

Richard Lewis is a British esports journalist and livestream commentator from Wales. StarLadder hosted the CS:GO Major which was held in Berlin, Germany from August 23 to September 8, 2019. It features a US$1,000,000 prize pool and twenty-four professional teams from around the world as with previous Majors. It was also the first time the Ukrainian-based […]

Fortnite: Misfits Gaming Releases Osmo, Kylix and Ares

A popular esports organization has released three European Fortnite players from their roster. Misfits Gaming took to Twitter on December 2nd to announce the release of Joakim “Osmo” Osmo, Arun “Kylix” Swift and Musse “Ares” Salah. These three former Misfits members were part of the same Fortnite Champion Series squad along with Dino “Khuna” Smriko […]

League of Legends All-Stars 2019: Everything you need to know

League of Legends All-Stars 2019 gets underway on December 5–7 and marks the final event of the 2019 League competitive calendar. While the events are full of the usual esports talent, the pro’s will also be joined by a host of top regional streamers and personalities for an end of season fun-event. When and Where […]

Popular Streamer ZeRo Leaves Twitch and Joins Facebook Gaming

Gonzalo “ZeRo” Barrios announced today that he will be leaving Twitch to stream exclusively on Facebook Gaming Gonzalo “ZeRo” Barrios will now dip his toes into the “Streaming Wars” by joining Facebook Gaming. Barrios has built quite a following during his 9-year professional career. Barrios will continue to post his video-on-demand content to YouTube […]

Riot Games to Pay $10M to Settle Gender Discrimination Suit

The Los Angeles Times has reported that Riot Games has agreed to payout at least $10M to women who have worked at the company over the past five years. This comes as the company settles a class-action lawsuit over alleged gender discrimination, according to a court document filed Monday. The suit was first filed in […]

Every Female Employee Since November 2014 to Receive Payment From Riot Games as Lawsuit Settles

Riot settles lawsuit and will pay every female employee since 2014 a portion of a set aside $10M fund. The class-action lawsuit was filed las November because of alleged gender discrimination and direct and indirect harrasment. Riot has taken steps to remedy the alleged abuses by hiring a chief diversity officer and implementing changes to […]

Dota 2: The Leipzing Major Qualifiers – Day 2 Recap

After a pretty awesome Day One in the qualifiers for the second Major of the year, it’s time to see which team managed to earn their spot in the Playoffs. Let’s take a look at what happened in some of the regions competing for glory – and an invite. CIS Ez for @dotaSolo😏 #GOGOVP pic.twitter.com/ttJKx6ZdoH […]

Call of Duty: Misfits Gaming Announce the Florida Mutineers Roster

Misfits Gaming Group previously announced their entry into the Call of Duty League with the unveiling of their team known as the Florida Mutineers. With their team now officially on the books for the CDL, they’ve now revealed their full roster for the upcoming 2020 season, and they look formidable! The Mutineers have released a […]

GLL to Launch Inaugural Apex Legends Tournament

Global Loot has announced its latest tournament on its platform that will host a $50,000 shared prize pool for Apex Legends. The tournaments will take place throughout December and will award $25,000 dollars per region. The esports events organization is previously known for their online tournaments in Autochess and PUBG. This marks their entrance into […]

Splyce Rebrands as Mad Lions, Will Continue to Play in LEC

OverActive Media will rebrand Splyce with the Spanish esports outfit, the MAD Lions. The rebrand looks to promote and celebrate Hispanic culture. MAD Lions will sport a revamped logo, colors, and new voice to note a new emphasis on the brand. OverActive Media officially unveiled a new brand for its Spanish esports outfit, the MAD […]

ECS Finals Lead the Week, FIFA Cycle Continues – Top Twitch Channels Nov. 25 – Dec. 1

FACEIT’s Counter-Strike: Global Offensive tournament brand Esports Championship Series concluded its Season 8 Finals last weekend with Astralis returning to the top of the scene over Team Liquid. Edwin “Castro_1021” Castro once again returned to the top 10 following his consistent cycle of peaking during new FIFA 20 content releases. Several new names entered […]