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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 […]

Houston Outlaws Gives Beasley Inroad to Young Consumers

Beasley Broadcast Group believes its skills owning and operating local radio stations will transfer well to esports, so the company sees its purchase of the Houston Outlaws of the Overwatch League as a way to diversify its holdings and reach more young people. “We’re focused on diversifying all [of] our holdings within Beasley, and we’re […]

Esports Funds, Licensing, and Growth Capital: $343M Invested in Esports During November 2019

For the month of November, The Esports Observer logged 11 esports industry investments. Several teams raised additionals funds and esports organization Misfits Gaming Group launched a $10M USD esports and gaming incubator and seed fund. Furthermore, Artist Capital established a $100M esports fund and RedBird Capital put $125M towards licensing NFL and MLB players’ commercial […]

DreamHack Delhi groups revealed; Orgless Five to face pro100, Goliath Gaming

The schedule for DreamHack Delhi CSGO Invitational 2019 is out and the fixtures have been revealed. Orgless Five have been clubbed with pro100 and Goliath Gaming in one group. The group containing the Indian organisation will play out their matches on December 6, 2019. The other group sees HellRaisers clubbed with YaLLa Esports and Lucid […]

Astralis and Liquid flew to Denmark for EPL season 10 finals right after playing the ECS finals

Professional CSGO players are finding it difficult to cope-up with the hectic schedule of tournaments they have picked up. The latest teams to experience this are the grand finalists of ECS Season 8, Team Liquid and Astralis. As soon as the finals concluded both teams weren’t given the opportunity to rest, they found themselves on […]

DreamHack Delhi Invitational Team Spotlight: pro100

An iconic organization relaunched by one of the best IGLs of the Counter Strike Global Offensive scene in Danylo ‘Zeus’ Teslenko, can pro100 surprise their regional powerhouses HellRaisers en route to a shock win at DreamHack Delhi Invitational 2019. The Squad pro100 have undergone a host of changes in 2019, with the entire lineup revamped […]

BL4ZE esports qualifies for WESG 2019 APAC Finals

BL4ZE esports becomes the first team to qualify for the Asia-Pacific LAN Finals by beating Pakistani team 2-1 in the upper bracket finals of the WESG South Asia closed Qualifiers have pushed them to the lower bracket to have a rematch with Global esports tomorrow in the lower bracket finals. BL4ZE esports dropped only 1 […]

Top Esports Players by Prize Winnings

Esports has definitely become a mainstream sport. It is estimated that 250 million people watch esports and the number of viewers continues to grow. Twitch, a popular platform for viewing esports, reported that 106,232,483 hours of Fortnite were watched during April of 2019 and that is just one game. Not only have audiences grown, but […]

CSGO: North sells valde to an unnamed organisation

North have confirmed the departure of Valdemar “valde” Bjørn Vangså to an “unnamed organisation”. Valde was inactive in North from October, set to leave the Danish organisation after his 2 years of service for the organisation after he was recruited from Heroic in August 2017. There’s a slight confirmation that he might have signed a […]

MortaL invited to DreamHack Delhi

Earlier today, Dreamhack India announced that PUBG Mobile sensation Naman “MortaL” Mathur has been invited to Dreamhack Delhi 2019, which will be held at the NSIC Okhla, Delhi. MortaL was last seen playing for Team Soul at the PMCO Fall Split Global Finals in Kuala Lumpur,Malaysia. MortaL will be making an appearance at Dreamhack Delhi […]

DreamHack Delhi Invitational Team Spotlight: HellRaisers

One of the two CIS sides that will be in attendance at DreamHack Delhi Invitational 2019; HellRaisers will be looking to notch up their first trophy with their new revamped lineup. The Squad Much was made of the moves that HellRaisers made after the end of Starladder Berlin Major. The CIS giants benched their entire […]

DouYu Reports $23.2M Net Loss, Monthly Active Users Up, Revenues Increase by 81%

DouYu reported its Q3 2019 financial results, with total revenues for Q3 up 81.3% to ¥1.86B RMB in Q3 2018. In total, DouYu generated a net loss of ¥165.4M for the third quarter of 2019, compared with ¥220.5M in the same period of 2018. The company’s quarterly average paying user count […]

Genvid Technologies Raises $27M Series B Investment to Accelerate Interactive Streaming Tools & Services

Genvid Technologies secured a $27M USD Series B investment led by the merchant bank Galaxy Digital’s interactive content and technology space division, Galaxy Interactive. Other investors participating in the financing round include existing investors March Capital Partners, OCA Ventures, Makers Fund, and Horizon Ventures; as well as new investors Valor Equity Partners and K5 Global. […]

Essendon Club Leave Esports Scene

Late Monday afternoon, the Essendon Bombers announced that it was selling their “esports license” to the ISP Pentanet of Western Australia, which has ended the video games alliance in the last couple of years. The AFL club confirmed that Pendant. GG, the Balcatta based ISP’s sporting arm, would own the licence and the Bombers ‘ […]

PUBG Mobile announces competitive esports plan with $5m prize pool

Tencent today announced its esport plans for 2020 with the PUBG Mobile Club Open 2019 Fall Split Regional Finals. The total prize pool will reach over 5 million dollars in 2020. Like other esports leagues, betting companies will be offering odds on many teams and other betting types, check out our ultimate esports betting […]

Astrails eliminate Team Liquid in winning ECS finals

Today sparks erupted in the bigges of CS: GO rivalry since 2018. Team Liquid and Astralis resolved the match from Europe to North America and offered a further great series for all viewers of the ECS eight-finals of the season. Astralis defeated the liquid 2-1 and took the crown away. Three weeks ago the Danes […]

Dota 2: The first season of Reach starts soon

The first season of ESL and DotaBuff’s new competitive platform, Reach, is set to start December 13. ESL and DotaBuff joined forces a couple of months ago to create a platform that aims at improving the quality of life of tier 2 and 3 players in Dota 2. It basically gives them an opportunity to […]

Astralis beat Liquid to win ECS Season 8.

For the third time in 2019, we witnessed a Liquid vs Astralis grand final, and it was a grand final indeed. Two teams put their hearts and souls to win this tournament, with Liquid fighting for more than the prize money. Astralis coach Zonic felt that the veto went against him, he went to the […]

CSGO: Astralis Win ECS Season 8 Finals

CS:GO powerhouse Astralis have taken the victory at the ECS Season 8 Finals in Arlington, Texas. The Danish squad took down North American side Team Liquid in the Grand Final, securing the series with a 2-1 scoreline. The two teams met in the Grand Final after beating Evil Geniuses and Fnatic in the semi-finals. THEY […]

Dota 2: The Leipzing Major Closed Qualifiers – Day 1 Recap

The closed qualifiers for DreamLeague Season 13, a.k.a the Leipzig Major, are now officially live. Day one was fantastic to watch as fans saw some interesting results. Even though it’s too early to tell what will happen in each group, we can already see some of the potential favorites. Let’s see some of the most […]

India’s Entity Gaming is now among the world’s top PUBG Mobile teams

After securing a top 5 finish at the PUBG Mobile Club Open FALL Split Global Finals, Entity Gaming have established themselves as a top team in the global PUBGM scene. At the global finals in Kuala Lampur, Malaysia, Entity Gaming played a total of 16 games and secured a respectable 157 points, although they did […]

Astralis Group plans first ever IPO for an esports team

Danish esports organization Astralis have announced that they are going public on 9th December 2019, making them the first eSports organization to do so. Nikolaj Nyholm claims to have securing funding “from a range of Asian and European investors” in an interview with Bloomberg. Astralis’ CEO Nikolaj Nyholm Astralis boast of the most successful Counter […]

DreamHack Winter 2019 Fortnite Tournament Results

The Fortnite tournament at DreamHack’s Winter event featured some of the best players across the globe. Sweden’s own Elmia Convention Center played host to several hundred Fortnite competitors in a bring your own computer open event. There aren’t many LAN tournaments for Fortnite, so this would allow viewers a better look at the current […]

DreamHack Delhi Invitational Team Spotlight: Goliath Gaming

Goliath Gaming are the second of four teams to receive an invite for DreamHack Delhi. They hail from South Africa and are one of the stronger teams from the region. The Squad – Of Loans, Arrivals and Other Changes The lineup is led by 18-year-old Dean ‘massacRe’ Davids, who has been an active player for […]

DreamHack Delhi Invitational Team Spotlight: YaLLa Esports

DreamHack Delhi CSGO Invitational is less than a week away, with all the teams locked in. One of the first two invites were handed to YaLLa Esports, a newly formed Middle-Eastern stack with loads of potential. The Squad YaLLa Esports is a Middle-Eastern powerhouse, with 2 players from Lebanon and one each from Jordan, Tunisia […]

Tencent announce PUBG Mobile Esports League system for 2020 season and total prize pool of over 5 million USD

PMCO Global Finals Malaysia is in it’s last day and while there is hype around the teams and results, James Yang, Director of PUBG Mobile Esports at Tencent, revealed the plan for the Esports scene for 2020. PUBG Mobile is set to introduce a league system for 2020, with Pro Leagues announced for four countries […]

BL4ZE Esports beat Entity Gaming 2-0, on to WESG 2019 South Asia Upper Bracket final

A swift 2-0 victory over Entity Gaming takes Bl4ze esports to the upper bracket Finals against the winner of Global Esports v/s Gaming Hub and pushes Entity gaming in the lower bracket. Match summary Veto BL4ZE removed Mirage Entity removed Vertigo BL4ZE picked Nuke Entity picked Dust2 BL4ZE removed Overpass Entity removed Inferno […]

Liquid edge out Fnatic to face Astralis in the Finals of ECS Season 8

Team Liquid had an impressive start to 2019 taking several trophies from the hands of the Astralis, unlocking the Intel Grand Slam earlier this year. They went into the Starladder Major as heavy favorites to hoist the trophy but they failed to do so. Since then for the later part of this year Liquid seems […]

UCI to Host Super Smash Bros Ultimate Tournament for Giving Tuesday Charity

The University of California Irvine is hosting an SSBU tournament to help hospitalized children on Giving Tuesday. In case you don’t know what “Giving Tuesday” is, it’s a ‘holiday” of sorts after Thanksgiving. It is, of course, after the shopping madness of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. The focus of this day is giving to […]

League of Legends: Misfits Gaming Sign ADC Bvoy, Mid Laner Ronaldooo

Misfits Gaming are due to sign former Furious Gaming AD carry Ju “Bvoy” Yeong-hoon and Fnatic Rising support Ronaldo “Ronaldooo” Betea who will return to the mid lane according to Esportmaníacos. Ronaldoo role swapped to support for Fnatic Rising in 2019, however, he will now return to his former lane for Misfits Gaming in 2020. […]

League of Legends: Excel Esports Renew Mickey’s Contract for 2020

Excel Esports has announced that Son ‘Mickey’ Young-Min is renewing his contract with Excel for the 2020 season. Mickey joined the team in May and became the starting mid laner for the team to replace Joran “Special” Scheffer who is likely to play on the Excel UK regional roster for 2020. Speaking about the contract […]

Latest Dota 2 roster team for Winstrike announced

Winstrike Team took a new logo, a new IMBA Power sponsor and a new team from Dota 2 to represent the Russian company at the Dota Pro circuit in 2019/20 on Twitter on Thursday. In the last few months, the Dota 2 team of Winstrike has undergone a number of changes in the roster, which […]

Benjyfishy Catches Cheaters Red-Handed at $250K USD DreamHack Winter Event

Fortnite professional Benjy “Benjyfishy” Fish exposed two players for collusion in the ongoing $250K USD DreamHack Winter event, leading to their disqualification. Another group of players has been caught cheating in a sanctioned Fortnite tournament. This discovery was uncovered by Fortnite superstar, Benjy “Benjyfishy” Fish. Fish, who apparently works as a detective on the side, […]

The Toronto Ultra Have a New Home: The Old Maple Leaf Gardens

The Mattamy Athletic Centre has been unveiled as the Toronto Ultra’s home venue for the 2020 Call of Duty League Season. OverActive Media has announced that the Mattamy Athletic Centre will be the venue for all Toronto Ultra home matches in the 2020 Call of Duty […]

Dota 2: Boom ID Roster Changes

SEA team BOOM ID announce changes to their roster ahead of the Leipzig Major Closed Qualifiers. The qualifiers for the next set of DPC tournaments are in their peak right now as every region is “electing” their representatives in the events. One of those regions is SEA and it’s one of the most competitive regions […]

Teen creates anti-cheat AI that has banned 14,500 CS:GO Cheaters

A young British teenager has developed a programme to ban over 14,000 Counter-Strike cheaters. The developer-who is named 2Eggs-said his programme has more than 98 percent success rate in The Loadout. 2Eggs claims that after they saw Valve Senior John McDonald software show at GDC 2018 they became involved in anti-cheat technologies. This prototype has given birth […]

Entity Gaming add Ace

After the culmination of ESL India Premiership Fall Season the roster shuffle is in full swing and with the announcement of DeathMaker joining Global esports, it is imminent that Tejas “rite2ace” Sawant is taking his place in the line-up. DeathMaker’s potential release marks the end of his second stint with Entity, the current one being […]

Overwatch: Florida Mayhem keeps Kris, Byrem, BQB, Sayaplayer and Karayan

Florida Mayhem re-signs Sangbum “BQB” Lee, Seongjoo “Byrem” Lee, Junsoo “Kris” Choi, Jeongwoo “Sayaplayer” Ha and San-ha “Karayan” Choi. Florida Mayhem wants to start the 2020 season from scratch. On October 7, the team released five players and didn’t announce anything until over a month later. On November 20, Florida Mayhem signed former RunAway teammates […]

Intel Extreme Masters ‘No Suicide’ Rule Gets Pushback

Intel Extreme Masters updates its season 14 rulebook ahead of IEM Katowice 2020. Introduces “Suicide During Matches” rule which undergoes heavy criticism. IEM suspends the rule to review the situation along with the Counter-Strike Professional Players’ Association. During the 14th season of Intel Extreme Masters , which started out with IEM Beijing-Haidian 2019, the tournament […]

Overwatch Season 19 Competitive: When does it end?

Play a competitive overview over one season throughout the year. While this will never happen, but your teammates can now joke that competitive 19th season has felt like that lasted so long. A few days after 2019 the next season of the competition will begin. Season 19 began on 7 Nov. and was the first […]

Dota 2: Patch 7.23b is out

We take a look at all the adjustment’s IceFrog’s making now Patch 7.23b is live. After the Outlanders Update came out just a couple of days ago, this is the second minor adjustment to the big changes that were introduced alongside 7.23. Let’s take a look at some of the most important changes. General & […]

PUBG Mobile: All you need to know about Dreamhack Delhi’s Pan Fest

Any esports event in India would be deemed incomplete without the inclusion of PUBG Mobile. Dreamhack Delhi has gone all in to host a 3 day non stop PUBG Mobile matches with open participation and massive rewards. The pan fest will feature a total prize pool of ₹3,75,000. There will be hourly matches on a […]

Mobile Games Make 39-Year-Old Singapore’s Newest Billionaire

A decade back, if someone told you that games would make you a billionaire, it would be hard to believe, but Singapore’s newest entry to the billionaire club would tell you otherwise. Sea Ltd. co-founder Gang Ye is the latest to join the billionaire club. Singapore’s newest billionaire is a former government employee who rode […]

Team Vitality CEO Gives Take on Player Salary Transparency, Future Franchising

From the three-horizontal stripes of its adidas jerseys to a training center housed in a national soccer stadium, Team Vitality pushes the full image of a traditional sports club. But the French esports brand is also as digitally-minded as any modern startup. Its newly opened Paris headquarters includes a LAN gaming center and co-working space, […]

Riot Games Oceania Reduces OPL Team Funding, Drops Player Salary Minimums

Riot Games Oceania has told Oceanic Pro League team owners it was ending team stipends ahead of the 2020 season.  As a “concession,” minimum salaries are also being removed as part of the changes.  Reactions in the Oceanic community have ranged from concerns to ”business as usual.” Riot Games Oceania, the regional subsidiary for Riot […]

PSG.LGD and T1 are out of the qualifiers

After MDL Chengdu came to an end, it is time to focus on the upcoming DPC qualifiers for the next set of tournaments. However, unlike last time, these quals are played on the new patch. As you know, the long-waited Outlanders Update is fianlly here and it features tons of changes. Sadly, it seems like […]

PMCO 2019 Global Finals day 1: Entity Gaming make it to top 3; Soul claims chicken dinner

Day 1 at PMCO 2019 Global Finals in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia has come to an end after 4 carnage filled exhilarating matches. The Hindi Stream matches were casted by India finest, 8BitThug, Krat and Ocean. The Hindi Stream had a concurrent viewership of 120,000 and the chat section was filled with supportive messages for our […]

What Franchising Call of Duty Means for Pro Players and Their Agents

In 2020, Activision Blizzard will launch the Call of Duty League , a city-based franchise league that mirrors the Overwatch League . While Overwatch launched with an esports model baked in, Call of Duty has an active and diverse competitive community going back over a decade. Time will tell whether CDL’s success will also mirror […]

Dota 2: Neutral Items Overview

The Outlanders update has brought a lot of changes to Dota 2, we take an indepth look at the neutral items. The Outlanders update was released just a couple of days ago, after waiting for it for over three months. We all expected that there would be tons of changes but Valve & IceFrog definitely […]

Rumors suggest Overwatch 2’s map to be 2x bigger than Overwatch’s

In addition to the new maps such as Rio de Janairo and Toronto Overwatch 2 are taking action in uncharted territory. And both maps will be huge, according to Aaron Keller, assistant game director. The remark was made in an interview for the PlayStation Blog with lead writer Michael Chu. Storytelling is a component of […]

Complete Team List for Dreamhack Delhi CSGO Invitational 2019

The stage is set; the teams as well for the CSGO Invitational at DreamHack Delhi 2019. The first team to confirm their presence was Lucid Dream, who were comfortably victorious in the Indian Online Open Qualifiers. The first two invites were subsequently rolled out, confirming Middle-Eastern powerhouse Yalla Esports and South African outfit Goliath Gaming […]

Multiple esports teams sign new partnership deals

For several of the biggest names in the esports industry, this has been a busy week, because after negotiations between the parties a trio of organisations have signed partnership deals or sponsorships. A new partnership was negotiated with computer hardware and peripheral Velocilinx corporation by the Detroit based esports team Renegades. As part of this […]

NODWIN Gaming on the Challenges of DreamHack’s Return to India

DreamHack returns to India for the second time in two years and the renowned gaming festival has brought about some new changes, new ideas, and a new location. Despite having done over 50 events across the world, it is interesting to know that DreamHack Delhi 2019 will be just the second DreamHack in Asia, with […]

pro100 invited to DreamHack Delhi

The last invite to DreamHack Delhi 2019 has been sent out by the organisers, with the recipient being pro100. WorldEdit and company will join Hellraisers in the team list for the ~$55,000 event that is set to take place on December 6-8 in the NSIC Exhibition Ground in Delhi, India, on December 6. The participants’ […]

Dota 2: Winstrike Announces New Roster

Winstrike has always been a very dangerous team to play against. But after the recent changes to their roster, the CIS powerhouse becomes an even bigger threat as Arsenij “ArsZeeqq” Usov finally built his new team. Winstrike Team’s new era comes✨What does it mean? – New logo– New style– New Dota 2 roster– New partner […]

Overwatch: Ryujehong Just Latest Roster Move For Vancouver Titans

The Vancouver Titans started the week off pulling Baek “Fissure” Chan-hyung out of retirement, to only days later turn their roster on its head. Often talked about as one of the best teams in the Overwatch League, all bets are off for their 2020 play book with their newest editions. The team released Park “Bumper” […]

From Trick Shots to Talk Shows: The Rise of Talent Agencies in Esports

Less than a decade ago, a long-term career in gaming was not just unheard of, but laughable to many in traditional sports. Now, as top gamers are reaching celebrity status and making late-night talk show appearances, there are deals to be made—ushering in a new era of talent agencies in esports. They might not have […]

Hellraisers invited to DreamHack Delhi

Hellraisers have accepted an invitation to attend the upcoming DreamHack Delhi event in India, organiser has announced. Hellraisers become the third team confirmed for the event, joining the previously invited duo of Goliath and Quantum YaLLa Esports. Hellraisers lineup for the event: Alexander “scoobyxie” Marynych Kirill “ANGE1” Karasiow Igor “crush” Shevchenko Vadim “flarich” Karetin Žygimantas […]

paiN Gaming CEO on BMW Deal, How Non-Endemic Brands Help Grow Brazilian Industry

Brazil’s paiN Gaming has boosted its non-endemic brand partnerships of late, signing a team sponsorship deal with Coca-Cola earlier this year and partnering with Gillette for specific players and influencers. In October, the organization added another significant brand to its lineup, announcing a partnership with automaker BMW Brazil. The deal came just months after BMW […]

Dota 2: PSG.LGD are eliminated in the open qualifiers

A shock elimination for PSG.LGD at today’s open qualifiers for the next DPC Major in Leipzig. After the dust from the MDL Chengdu Major has settled, it’s time to focus on the qualifiers for the second row of DPC tournaments. Unlike the previous one, nearly all top teams will take part in it, except for […]

Dota 2: Patch 7.23b is here

Patch 7.23b is already here, we check out the changes in the latest update. After waiting for around three months, the Outlanders Update is here, and oh boy has it changed the way we play Dota 2 forever. There are tons of changes all over the place so we advise you to check our in-depth […]

FIFA: The ePL second season and interview with Dan Hilliard

The Premier League is one of the most prestigious football league’s in the world. With the rise of esports and games such as FIFA dominating the international sports games market, it’s no surprise that the Premier League partnered with FIFA to launch the ePremier League. Giving players a chance to compete and represent their favorite […]

NA East Fortnite Champion Series Heats Revealed

The NA East Fortnite Champion Series Heats have been revealed, we break down the biggest teams in each four heats. Without a doubt, the North America East region includes some of the most recognizable names in competitive Fortnite. Popular streamers like Ninja and Tfue have gone to war with their respective teams against insanely talented […]

League of Legends: Dignitas Sign Academy Player Johnsun

Dignitas has confirmed the signing of former TSM Academy AD carry Johnson “Johnsun” Nguyen. The signing comes after a report was released that said Dignitas was having a hard time signing talent for its 2020 LCS roster due to handing one-third of its budget to Heo “Huni” Seung-hoon by signing him to a new two-year […]

Dota 2: OG Announce OG Seed Team

Just when we thought that the surprises for the day are over, OG announced a new roster. In an earlier tweet, OG hinted that Johan “N0tail” Sundstein would be taking over the coaching role. Naturally, we expected him to become a coach of OG, the two-times TI winning roster. However, that’s not going to be […]

The Top 10 Fortnite Players in the World

Rocco “Saf” Morales Kicking off our top ten is Rocco “Saf” Morales. This Ghost Gaming competitor is a journeyman in competitive Fortnite. Alongside his duo partner Williams “Zayt” Aubin, they’ve achieved some impressive results since the beginning of competitive Fortnite. Saf and Zayt took second at WSOE 3, following that up with a win at […]

CS:GO Update feature list announced, Nov. 26.

Today, Valve rolls out a patch and hits CS: GO with a number of minor updates. The main focus of the patch this week are problems of quality, transparency, slicing and adhesive capsules. The cache will be cleaned up with readability enhancements, and Studio, the latest game site, will receive a number of updates. Here […]

Why Counter-Strike Competitions Banned the Game’s New Character Models

A nearly 20-year franchise, Counter-Strike doesn’t go through as much reinvention as other esports titles. However, the game’s newly introduced character models now pose a risk to its competitive viability, both online and off. As a result, multiple esports tournament organizers have forbade players from using them in match play. Cosmetic items are commonplace […]

Dota 2: n0tail May Be OG’s New Coach

The Outlanders Update is finally here and, by the looks of it, it will change Dota 2 forever. As hype over the new patch continues, OG has managed to take some of the spotlight with some news of their own. Changes in OG #DreamOG pic.twitter.com/5L2UduUyC9 — OG November 27, 2019   The two time […]

Tencent Games Rebrands, Beijing-Haidian Government Announces New Esports Policies 

Over the past week, the esports industry in China saw several key developments, primarily related to Beijing-Haidian government and Tencent. The company’s games division has rebranded for the first time since 2010, and the Beijing-Haidian government announced a local esports benefit-based policies. In addition, Dota 2’s MDL Chengdu Major concluded over the weekend and led […]

Blaze esports bring ex-orange esports players in the roster

After not so good performances in previous some LAN tournaments by the all-bangaloreans roster they have made slight changes in the roster by adding Raph and Cara in their roster. Rafael “Raph” Marcal is a player from Macau and Iman “cara” Jeffery is from Malaysia, played for Malaysian organisation Orange Esports in […]

Global Esports add Antidote, DeathMaker; tito and rex moved to bench

With the end of the ESL India Premiership Fall Season a few days ago at the Fall Season LAN Finale in Hyderabad, the transfer season is on. Orgless5, playing with Deathmaker beat Global Esports to win the title of Fall season CSGO Champions, thereby earning a slot at Dreamhack Delhi CSGO Invitational. […]

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Season One Revealed

The first batch of seasonal offerings from Call of Duty: Modern Warfare will be released on December 3rd. With nearly all of it being free across all platforms. Activision has even dubbed Season One “the biggest free content drop in Call of Duty history.” Season One will feature six multiplayer maps across a variety of […]

How Duan ‘Candice’ Yushuang Became the Face of League of Legends in China

During the 2019 League of Legends World Championships group stage, Duan “Candice” Yushuang took a 15-hour flight from Berlin to Shanghai to host the game’s 10th-anniversary celebration. At this event, Riot Games revealed four new game projects, finally proving the plurality of its company name. It was a significant milestone for the publisher, one which […]

Rainbow 6: Siege amongst other games announced under BYOC/BYOD at Dreamhack Delhi 2019

Dreamhack India recently announced the games that will be played under the BYOC/BYOD section of the event. The event is being held from December 6-8 at the NSIC Exhibition Ground, OKHLA. BYOC Stands for Bring your own Computer while BYOD stands for Bring your own DEVICE . One […]

It’s in the Game: the Commercial Uses of Esports Player Data

The first known prioritization of statistics and data in professional sports was via former baseball player-turned Oakland Athletics’ General Manager, Billy Beane. His use of empirical baseball data radicalized the way data collection is used in sports, from scouting talent to measuring a player’s responsive behavior.  Competitive video gaming has not always […]

Ry0ma signed by 100 Thieves as mid-laner

100 Thieves have brought back familiar faces during the LCS Offseason, but it seems that the team’s starting midway through Australia. The Oceanic Pro League, Tommy “ry0ma,” will start in the centre of the LCS roster of 100 Thieves, which is now being announced on Twitter. Ry0ma played for Bombers most recently, winning Split One […]

Dota 2: Outlanders Update – The Strongest Heroes in 7.23

It’s been one day since the Outlanders update, we take a look at the strongest heroes in 7.23. After waiting for over a month, the Outlanders Update is finally here and it brings tons of changes alongside it. In fact, Dota 2 is probably never going to be the same after all the new things. […]

Future Career Opportunities When Starting Your Online Game Design Degree

A game design degree opens doors to a lot of job opportunities and career paths in the future. For many people, studying game design is a fulfillment of a passion, but the degree is powerful enough to be used in other fields as well. If you’re looking to learn game design through an online program, […]

Overwatch: Philadelphia Fusion Sign Doomfist Streamer ChipSa

You may be used to team announcements by now. Boston Uprising signing Brussen or New York Excelsior picking up Hotba. But the news we have today is a bit more surprising: Philadelphia Fusion welcome Philip “ChipSa” Graham, a popular streamer and auto-proclaimed “greatest Doomfist in the world.” What it’s like when an Overwatch League team […]

European Fortnite Champion Series Heats Revealed

Epic Games has announced the first round of heats for the Fortnite Champion Series Season Finals. Europe’s competitive Fortnite scene is arguably the best top to bottom in terms of its talent. The overseas region possesses such high-tier players as Mongraal, benjyfishy, Stompy, aqua and many others. For that reason, the Fortnite Champion Series Finals […]

Overwatch League: Vancouver Titans Entice Fissure Out of Retirement

In June earlier this year, Baek “Fissure” Chan-hyung, main tank for the Seoul Dynasty, announced he would be retiring from professional Overwatch. In a surprise announcement, the Vancouver Titans have picked up Fissure for the 2020 season. It’s official. Please help us welcome Fissure to the Vancouver Titans! We’re excited to see some ground breaking […]

Rumor: Dignitas has Spent 1/3 of its Budget on Huni and is Struggling to Fill Roster

A report from Invenglobal has surfaced that implies that Dignitas has spent one-third of its 2020 budget on re-signing top laner  Heo “Huni” Seung-hoon. With free agency well into its second week, Dignitas still only has one player on their roster. In addition, we don’t yet know if Huni will return to the top lane […]

League of Legends: Excel Sign Alex Parejo as Assistant Coach & Head of Performance

LEC team Excel Esports has two substantial signings in their back office. Alex Parejo is joining Excel as their new Assistant Coach after leaving his role at Fnatic as Head Analyst. He’ll join fellow Fnatic college Joey “YoungBuck” Steltenpool who joined as the team’s new Head Coach. Excel also confirmed new hire Fabian Broich as […]

League of Legends: Amazing Set to Retire, Wadid isn’t Picked Up for 2020 Season

Maurice “Amazing” Stuckenschneider announced on Sunday that he won’t be competing in 2020 and will instead explore other options. Speaking on Twitter, Amazing said: “When you leave it all on the court/rift there is no point to being sad – I’m happy to have had a nice comeback to NA as a kind of send-off […]

League of Legends: Coach kkOma joins Vici Gaming, Kim joins SKT

ESPN is reporting that Kim “kkOma” Jeong-gyun will sign for China’s Vici Gaming with Kim Jeong-soo heading to South Korea to become SK Telecom T1’s coach. This marks a major change for kkOma, who’s only ever coached SK Telecom T1, after he retired from professional play. His time at SKT saw the side win eight […]

League of Legends: Khan Set to Join World Champions FunPlus Phoenix

ESPN is reporting that Kim “Khan” Dong-ha is expected to sign for newly-crowned world champions FunPlus Pheonix. After receiving interest from teams in North America, South Korea and China, the top laner is set to join the world champions this month. Khan spent 2019 with SK Telecom T1, with the team falling to G2 Esports […]

Vancouver Titans welcomes Fissure in new roster

Chan-hyung came out from the Overwatch League’s retirement to the Vancouver Titans from Baak’s major tank “Fissure.” The team today announced its signature, confirming its frequently rumoured return to professional play. Fissure becomes the only Overwatch League player to be in four separate teams with this signature. The outspoken main tank started his career as […]

Dota 2: Outlanders Update Comes to Underlords

The Outlanders Update is finally here! After the update was revealed during TI 9, it took Valve three months to actually release The Outlanders – but it was well worth it. In fact, it probably brought the biggest changes to Dota 2 of any other patch ever. There are tons of new items, hero changes, […]

100 Thieves Founder Nadeshot Critiques Legitimacy of Call of Duty League

With the first official season of the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare league on the horizon, players and fans of the series are excited as ever. Well, at least most are. In an interview with The Loadout, Matthew “Nadeshot” Haag spoke about the upcoming COD League on The Mob podcast. Here is an excerpt from […]

League of Legends 2020 roster for T1 revealed

T1 revealed the last players in their roster League of Legends before the next LCK season. Officially confirmed and signed with the squad former Gen. G top laner Kim “Roach” Kang-hui. The latest T1 laner, Kim “Khan” Dog-ha will replace it, which will be replaced by FunPlus Phoenix World Champions in 2019. Certain members who […]

StarCraft II Under Palm Trees – A HomeStory Cup XX Recap

A tropical resort in a former cargo airship hangar near Berlin, Germany, became host to the 20th edition of the HomeStory Cup, a StarCraft II tournament organized by TaKeTV, from Nov. 21-24. Despite it being the offseason for the resort, Tropical Islands, it was completely booked out for the period of the tournament. The site […]

An AI built by a CS:GO Player caught more than 14,500 cheaters

A CS:GO player and a hacker, 2eggs, has created an AI called HestiaNet that identifies cheaters in a much faster way than before and moreover it has already caught more than 14,000 already. This is why you report CS:GO Bugs instead of abuse them My man @2Eggsss got awarded a total of $11250 in bounties […]

Mousesports to replace Fnatic following EPICENTER fallout

The Swedish organisation has announced today that Fnatic’s CS: GO team will not appear on the EPICENTER which will take part from 17-22 December. Because of their busy schedule, they withdraw from the market. This weekend, Fnatic will play eight ECS finals in Dallas and go to Odense, Denmark for the ESL Pro League 10 […]

Man spends £1m on game character, friend accidentally sells it for £400

A man in China spent more than £1 million on a video game character just to find out that his friend sold it for less than £500. He ended up suing his friend and the case was taken up in court. Lou Mou spent about £1 million developing a character in the […]

Riot Games, Fandom, and State Farm Launch Teamfight Tactics Tournament

Fandom will partner with Riot Games and State Farm to offer a four-week Teamfight Tactics tournament. Each week will see a $2K USD prize pool with a finals prize pool of $5K. This could be a viewership litmus test for Riot’s title as the company has said it will commit resources to TFT esports starting […]

CSGO: Fnatic to pull out from upcoming EPICENTER 2019

FNATIC CSGO division has taken a decision to not play the upcoming EPICENTER 2019 and thus ECS Season 8 and ESL Pro League will be the last tournaments for this season for the organisation. The organisation stated that this year has been too hectic for them and thus they want to give their players a […]

ASUS ROG to Sponsor Entity Gaming’s Mobile Division

Entity Gaming has signed a sponsorship deal with ASUS ROG. The deal covers Entity’s mobile gaming division.  The Indian esports organization has three PUBG Mobile teams playing under its banner. Indian esports organization Entity Gaming has announced that ASUS Republic Of Gamers will be sponsoring its mobile gaming division. The move comes after Entity […]

Why Mixer Should Sign an Esports Team

“It’s the same me, just a different platform”  Ninja, on moving from Twitch to Mixer via Twitter 2019 has been an interesting affair for Mixer – Microsoft’s streaming service. Since, even in the aftermath of signing top content creators, like Ninja and Shroud, it’s clear that Twitch is still the 800-lb gorilla of the streaming world.   As it stands, Twitch, […]

Dota 2: Sylar is back to EHOME

EHOME have confirmed that Liu “Sylar” Jiajung is returning to the Chinese team’s roster. EHOME played pretty well during the previous DPC season and won a couple of important events. Although they couldn’t make it to TI 9, many people believed that they will be among the biggest contenders in the 2019-2020 DPC. Sadly, it […]

Toronto Ultra Announces Venue, Presenting Partner for First CDL Home Series Weekend

Toronto Ultra will host its first Home Series weekend at the Mattamy Athletic Centre ice rink. The venue is the former home of the NHL’s Toronto Maple Leafs. Bell has signed on as the event’s presenting sponsor. OverActive Media’s Call of Duty League team, Toronto Ultra, has announced that it will host its first Home […]

New roster announced for Team Secret, as they announce return to CS:GO

After almost three years with the addition of the old M1X team, Secret returned to the professional CS: GO stage. This is Secret’s big move, though it has added some quite inexperienced players. It seems that the organisation is banking on the potential of its crew with a younger roster— Flatron “juanflatroo” Halimi, Filip “tudsoN” […]

Entity Gaming announces ASUS ROG as their title sponsor for mobile division

Entity proudly announces that ASUS ROG is the title sponsor of their mobile division. Their unwavering vision for the mobile gaming community is to become a platform for new talent looking to enter the competitive scene with the right support in terms of hardware and infrastructure. Entity Gaming’s PUBG Mobile team continues to shatter records […]

Dota 2: MidOne & ninjaboogie join forces for the next DPC qualifiers

Legendary player Yeik Nai “MidOne” Zheng to join forces with Michael “ninjabooogie” Ross on newly formed SEA team, SEAMonkeys. Now the MDL Chengdu Major has come to an end, it’ss time to focus on the qualifiers for the next two DPC tournaments – WePlay! Bokovel Minor and The Leipzig Major. Yesterday, we announced that the […]

League of Legends: Immortals sign mid laner Eika to finalize 2020 LCS roster

Immortals have announced the signing of former Team LDLC mid laner Eika as they look to finalize their 2020 LCS roster. Immortals have confirmed the signing of former Team LDLC mid laner Jérémy “Eika” Valdenaire. Eika joins Immortals off the back of a 1st place finish in the LFL 2019 Finals and the 2019 Underdogs […]

Overwatch: Northeastern University win Boston Uprising’s Collegiate Cup Championship

Northeastern University won the Boston Uprising’s Fall Overwatch Collegiate Cup Championship. Teams from all over Massachusetts competed for $5,000 for their school’s esports program. After two weeks of intense matches, Northeastern University took the win and money home. In case you missed the streams, we’ve got you covered with a recap of all the Collegiate […]

League of Legends: Cody Sun Returning to 100 Thieves

100 Thieves has announced that Cody “Cody Sun” Sun is joining their roster. The AD carry is returning to his former team after 100 Thieves agreed to buy out his contract with Dignitas. The deal is likely to follow hot off the heels of 100 Thieves confirming that the team’s Academy support William “Stunt” Chen […]

Dota 2: Team Liquid’s Former Dota 2 Squad Forms Nigma Esports

The long wait is finally over for fans of Team Liquid’s former Dota 2 squad! Kuro “KuroKy” Salehi Takhasom, Amer “Miracle-” Al-Barkawi, Maroun “GH” Merhej, Ivan Borislavov “MinD_ContRoL” Ivanov and Aliwi “w33” Omar have finally announced the name of their new organization – Nigma Esports. Nigma Esports The end of one journey is the beginning […]

CSGO: Team Secret Announces New CSGO Roster

Storied Dota 2 organization Team Secret has picked up their first male competitive Counter-Strike team. Team Secret announced their new venture into CS:GO on Twitter, revealing a European roster that previously played under the name M1x. Today’s the day! We’re excited to announce our #SecretCSGO team! Please welcome: 🇵🇱 @Secret_tudsoN 🇮🇱 @Secret_anarkez 🇽🇰 @Secret_sinnopsy 🇽🇰 […]

Heesu signed by Philadelphia Fusion

RunAway DPS Jeong “Heesu” Hee-Su was signed today by the Philadelphia Fusion. In its Contenders Korea Championship in 2019, Heesu played for RunAway. Hitkan heroes such as Widowmaker, McCree and Ashe were frequently played. In the season of the contestants, he went to Zarya to be part of the selection of the GOATS. Being part […]

TNC Predator Wins First Dota 2 Major of the Season – Top Twitch Channels, Nov. 18-24

Dota 2’s MDL Chengdu Major generated strong viewership across both English and Russian-language broadcasts to kick off the new Dota 2 Pro Circuit season. Variety streamer Saqib “Lirik” Zahid harnessed the power of hype and nostalgia through a highly-viewed Age of Empires broadcast. The StarCraft community tuned in for a grassroots-style event that not only […]

Fortnite Champion Series Week 4 Recap and Results

The current regular season of the Chapter 2 Season 1 Fortnite Champion Series has concluded with an additional round of qualifiers. Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 1 introduced a squad format to the competitive atmosphere. After four straight weeks of intense competitions, we have seen several dominant teams rise to the top. Teams led by the […]

Call of Duty: Mobile Season 2 is now live

Call of Duty’s 2nd season is now up and running and introduces brand new content in game. It comes with a free as well as paid battle pass with Alaska themed grenades and gun skins to win with progressing tiers. The update also brings a new winter themed map called as ‘Summit’ which is available […]

Nerd Street Gamers and We Are Nations Partner to Bring Retail Space to Localhost Facilities

Nerd Street Gamers and We Are Nations partner to bring retail space to Localhost facilities. We Are Nations will stock Localhost facilities with esports apparel featuring esports players and teams. The first two spaces will open in Philadelphia and Denver. Nerd Street Gamers, an esports tournament infrastructure company, has partnered with We Are Nations, to […]

PMCO 2019 Prelims comes to an end confirming Global Final teams

With the conclusion of PMCO Preliminary round, the final list of teams heading to Kuala Lumpur to compete in the Global Finals is now complete. The Putra World Trade centre in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia will be hosting the world’s top 16 PUBG Mobile squads from November 29th to December 1st. The winners will walk away […]

Orange and Team Vitality Renew Partnership Deal For Another Year

Orange has re-signed a sponsorship deal with Team Vitality for 2020. The partnership includes logo placement, brand activations, and content creation. Digital brand activations will take place in collaboration with Rush Esport. Orange, a global telecommunications company based in France, has re-signed to be a major sponsor of Team Vitality. Team Vitality and Orange began […]

Team Secret announce entry into CSGO scene with m1x pickup

Team Secret has entered the Counter Strike Global Offensive scene with a high-potential but largely promiscuous roster. The organisation has picked up the m1x lineup that made waves in recent times, especially for their performances in ECS. Today’s the day! We’re excited to announce our #SecretCSGO team! Please welcome: @Secret_tudsoN @Secret_anarkez @Secret_sinnopsy @Secret_flatroo@Secret_rigoN https://t.co/Auz4sEJ8No https://t.co/erYRuBBTwS pic.twitter.com/vsn0ttaI2y […]

Dota 2: Chaos Esports Club Adds a Fifth Player

The next qualifiers for the upcoming Minor and Major are about to begin. With that in mind, the teams are trying to finalize their rosters before the action begins. One of them is Chaos Esports Club , one of the newest teams in North America. Summit 11 We’ve got a Dota Summit vlog […]

MDL Chengdu Meta Analysis – The Last Tournament on Patch 7.22h

MDL Chengdu is over and so is round one of the DPC tournaments. With just a couple of days until the next qualifiers, it’s time to take a look and see which were the top heroes at this event. Keep it in mind that this is supposedly the last tournament played on patch 7.22h. The […]

Team Liquid Player Hungrybox Featured in Campbell’s Soup Twitch Commercial

Juan “Hungrybox” DeBiedma stars in a new Campbell’s Soup commercial airing on Twitch. The commercial also features DeBiedma’s mother, who is a vocal supporter of her son’s esports career on social media. DeBiedma is regarded as one of the “Five Gods” of Super Smash Bros. Melee. On Friday, Team Liquid’s Super Smash Bros. Melee pro […]

Alpha x Hashtag adds vtFaded to their roster

Cheng “vtFαded” Jia Hao is one of the most promissing players in China right now. Despite his good performance during the Summit 11 Minor, EHOME decided that he was the reason for their poor performance and removed him from the team. This was very unfortunate for Cheng because he played pretty well. Alpha x Hastag […]

Dignitas in talks with Xizt, friberg and f0rest to build new roster

Dignitas are one of the many organisations that had announced their plans to return into the fold in Counter Strike Global Offensive scene after the Starladder Berlin Major 2019. Interestingly, no reports had emerged over the ensuing weeks of any impending roster pickups by the North American organisation. According to Jarek ‘DeKay’ Lewis though, Dignitas […]

Homestory Cup XX Final Day: Serral defeats Rival Reynor

The sun has set on Homestory Cup XX, and what an epic way for a tournament to end than an all-out battle between two esport rivals. Serral after 8 games going back and forth with Reynor ultimately prevailed. After losing to Reynor in the Blizzard World Series, Serral has managed to avenge his loss against […]

CSGO: mousesports defeat ENCE in Asia Championship Grand Final

mousesports have come out victorious at the 2019 CS:GO Asia Championships, defeating ENCE in the Grand Final of the Shanghai event. The European squad took down some big names in their road to victory, defeating Evil Geniuses and hometown favorites TyLoo before reaching the Final. They take home the lion’s share of the $500,000 prize […]

Dota 2: MDL Chengdu Major – The Final Day

The first Dota 2 Major of the season – MDL Chengdu in a wrap, we look at how the finals played out. After a week full of fantasy series, clutch moments and epic surprises, it’s finally time to say goodbye to the first Major of the 2019-2020 DPC season. Although the absolute best teams in […]

Homestory Cup XX Day 3 Recap: Reynor Hammers Down Thors

The Sweet Sixteen of Homestory XX’s remaining Starcraft players kicked off their tournament this morning, as they went head-to-head to decide who would either be eliminated or get knocked down to the loser’s bracket and have to work their way back up to the championship. After two days of 32 players competing for a spot […]

Call of Duty Adds Fan Favorite Zombies To Mobile Game Patch

With the amount of success that the Call of Duty franchise has been receiving lately, it is odd to hear that fans are still disappointed, particularly with the mobile version of the shoot ’em up classic. That’s all about to change tonight. Starting today, Activision/Blizzard will be updating the game with a brand new patch, […]

Overwatch League: London Spitfire Reveal Their New Roster

London Spitfire announced its 2020 roster, featuring JMac, Highly, Fuze, Schwi, Bernar, Krillin, Sanguinar and Glister. London Spitfire Off-Season Trades The off-season is the theatre of many changes in Overwatch teams. London Spitfire, champions of the Overwatch League Inaugural Season, surprised their fans by releasing their superstar players. From the initial roster, only Yung-hoon “Krillin” […]

Full roster line-up for League of Legends Championship Series 2020

The ninth League of the Legends competition season is over and we are off-season officially. It’s time for clubs to swap and bargain with players so they can make the best rosters in 2020. The Top League North America, LCS, features new players from foreign territories, new franchised franchises and many player transfers from different […]

Overwatch League Roster 2020 for London Spitfire revealed

London Spitfire has finished the launch line-up for the 2020 Overwatch League today with five new player entrants. The roster has now 8 players, but there may still be more signatures despite the language of the team’s announcement. There’s plenty of opportunity in esports betting at the Overwatch league 2020, check out our ultimate esports […]

Dota 2: MDL Chengdu – Day 7 Recap

All the action from Chengdu as our Major draws closer to the Grand Finals. MDL Chengdu has provided us with plenty of fantastic Dota 2 over the last seven days. If you’ve missed out on any of it check out our daily recaps for all the latest highlights. With the final day of competition looming […]

Shopify CEO Donates $25K to StarCraft Tournament Prize Pool

This weekend some of the world’s best Starcraft II pros will face off in Berlin at HomeStory Cup XX – a grassroots-style tournament organized by TakeTV. The tournament offered a prize pool of roughly $25K USD, but Shopify CEO Tobi Lutke has decided that this number is simply not high enough. I just realized that […]

Dota 2: The Outlanders update will arrive on Tuesday

The Outlanders update for Dota 2 is set to drop this coming Tuesday. It’s been a while since we saw a big update in Dota 2. The last couple of updates were mainly focused on improving the quality of the game by punishing those who ruin it. Although this was definitely much needed, the vast […]

Overwatch: Boston Uprising Sign Flex Tank Brussen

One day after signing damage player Sang-Beom “Munchkin” Byun, Boston Uprising announces flex tank Thomas “brussen” Brussen. Boston Uprising did some major changes during this off-season. After releasing seven players, Boston recreates its roster with the addition of flex tank brussen one day after signing Munchkin. As a flex tank, brussen specialized in D.Va, Roadhog […]

Homestory Cup Day Two Recap: Zest Earn a Spot in the Playoffs

At the Tropical Islands Resort near Berlin, the sun has set on Day 2 of the Homestory XX Cup, and the final combatants for the Homestory Cup Playoffs have finally been selected. In the domed resort the final two groups of 16 Starcraft players duked it out to see which ones would move onto to […]

Gillette Announces FIFA 20 Global Series Sponsorship

Gillette has signed a deal with developer EA to sponsor the EA SPORTS FIFA 20 Global Series. The razor brand will activate during the tournament’s broadcasts on Twitch and YouTube through a variety of sponsored segments, commercials, and on-air promotions. Recently, Gillette expanded its esports campaign to China, partnering with a group of Honor of […]

ESL One Los Angeles detailed revealed

The 3rd Dota Pro tour in the 2019/2020 competitive season will be at the ESL One Los Angeles. The Dota 2 major, after 4 years back to US soil, since the 2016 Boston Major! ESL One Los Angeles is scheduled to take place next year from 15 to 22 March at the Shrine Auditorium. Valve will […]

Dota 2: Na’Vi Add Illias and Complete their Roster

Natus Vincere is one of the most well known CIS organizations in Dota 2. After a couple of years between the tier one and two scenes, they’ve made very important changes in their roster by bringing Pavel “9pasha” Khvastunov from VP to their roster. As a result, the team was able to win the WePlay! […]

ELEAGUE and Anzu.io Announce Strategic Global Alliance

ELEAGUE’s deal with Anzu.io will allow the introduction of integrating “non-immersive ads” into gameplay. Anzu.io’s ad targeting capabilities include demographic and hyper-location, combined with the ad-verification solution launched with Cheq. ELEAGUE hosts tournaments for titles such as Rocket League, Magic The Gathering: Arena, CS:GO, and others. ELEAGUE announced that it has entered into a partnership […]

CSGO leak reveals Missions and Operation for the next three weeks of Operation Shattered Web

CSGO surprised its player base by dropping an Operation after almost 2 years. The Operation got the community hyped and players unprecedentedly came forward to help each other out to complete the operations. Operations consitst of a set of missions rounded off by a Co-Operation which you must complete with another player, and upon completion […]

Misfits Gaming Group Launch $10 Million Seed Fund For Esports Businesses

Misfits Gaming Group, owner of the Call of Duty League team Florida Mutineers, has officially launched “the newest company under the MGG umbrella,” MSF.IO. MSF.IO is an esports incubator and seed fund, aimed at supporting esports companies “looking to take their business or idea to the next level,” according to the organization’s official press release. […]

PUBG: Community speaks, Acer listens

The Acer Predator League 2020 caused many grievances in the community of PUBG PC in India which was regarding the qualifiers format, points system etc which pushed us to help the community and write an article on the same. The number of games in the tournament was creating a problem among the community, previously it […]

VENN adds JP Shub, Matt Kirsch, and Dustin D’Addato to Team

VENN is a 24/7 post-cable network distributing content surrounding gaming, esports, and entertainment. The company has added industry veterans JP Shub, Matt Kirsch, and Dustin D’Addato to its team. VENN raised $17M USD in a seed round last September. The Video Game Entertainment and News Network has announced the addition of several seasoned veterans […]

DreamHack Delhi tickets now available at BookMyShow

The second installment of a DreamHack event in India is right around the corner, with Delhi the place to be between December 6 to 8, 2019. The tickets are now on sale and can be purchased on the popular platform BookMyShow. There are three categories of tickets for the gaming enthusiasts. The Day Pass for […]

Streamer Disguised Toast Signs Exclusive Deal With Facebook Gaming

Jeremy “Disguised Toast” Wang will now stream games and video exclusively from Facebook Gaming. Wang made his name in Hearthstone but recently rose in the streamer ranks during the launch of Riot’s Legends of Runeterra. Wang is the fifth high profile streamer to leave Twitch for an exclusive deal with another platform in recent months. […]

Apex Legends Season 3 Meta Update

We take an early look at the possibilities in Season 3 Apex Legends meta. The Apex Legends competitive scene is going through a quiet period right now. There has been no major esports tournament throughout Season 3. Only smaller online cups like the T1 scouting grounds are taking place. These small cups have highlighted the […]

The HomeStory Cup Tale – Founder Dennis Gehlen Talks Origins, Challenges, and Brand Activations

Beginning yesterday, several of the best StarCraft II players in the world have come together to compete at the 20th edition of the HomeStory Cup, which will take place in the Tropical Islands, a resort near Berlin, Germany. The format was brought to life by former Warcraft III pro player and StarCraft competitor Dennis “TaKe” […]

Call of Duty, Apex Legends Among Other Esports Nominees at the Game Awards 2019

Call of Duty and Apex Legends are just some of the esports titles nominated in the Game Awards 2019. The Game Awards are being held in Los Angeles later this year and the nominees have now been announced. Founded by Geoff Keighley, the Game Awards aims to “recognizes… excellence in the global video game and […]

Misfits Gaming Group Launches $10M Esports & Gaming Incubator and Seed Fund MSF.IO

Today, a $10M USD esports and gaming incubator and seed fund MSF.IO was launched by Misfits Gaming, Florida Mayhem, and Florida Mutineers parent Misfits Gaming Group.  The incubator and fund will support portfolio companies by investing capital and providing access to resources, expertise, and contacts. The first successful applicants will join the fund in its […]

Dota 2: MDL Chengdu Major – Day 6 Recap

After another exciting day in Chengdu today we’re breaking down all the action from the lower bracket. The first Major of the 2019-2020 DPC is slowly coming to an end. Every single day of it had something fresh to offer and this one was no exception. Sadly, three more teams left the tournament after getting […]

Dota 2: Dendi is back

Danil “Dendi” Ishutin announces his return to the professional Dota 2 scene. Danil “Dendi” Ishutin is one of the most recognizable names in Dota 2. The legendary mid-laner has been a part of the professional Dota 2 scene for over 10 years now, ever since he played for team DTS back in DotA. Natus Vincere […]

Fortnite: Everything New with Patch 11.20

Fortnite Patch v11.20 brings with it a secret campfire buff along with leaks for new skins, guns and an in-game event. Fortnite released Patch v11.20 yesterday, November 20th, 2019. Since then, players have been furiously searching for all the new changes. This duty has fallen on the players more than ever this season. Since the […]

Overwatch League: Boston Uprising Signs Munchkin

After acquiring two players from the London Spitfire earlier this month, the Seoul Dynasty is continuing their roster changes. Korean damage player Sang-beom “Munchkin” Byun has been signed to the Boston Uprising for the 2020 Overwatch League season. Enough teasing. Please welcome @MunchkinOW to #BostonUp! Full announcement: https://t.co/1uuWYY41Ow pic.twitter.com/LZ0pByO5WQ — Boston Uprising November 21, […]

Fortnite: Epic Games Addresses Scoring Issue in FNCS

Fortnite Champion Series participants have recently fallen victim to a glitch in Fortnite’s tournament matchmaking system. This bug occurs when all four players from a qualified FNCS squad do not properly load into the pre-game lobby. Professional players Tyler “Ninja” Blevins, Benjy “Benjyfishy” Fish and Shane “EpikWhale” Cotton and their respective squads experienced this issue, which […]

Homestory Cup Day One Recap: Starcraft II in Paradise

On a tropical island near Berlin, 16 of the best Starcraft II players duked it out for a spot on the Homestory Cup XX bracket. Starcraft fans got more than their fill with over 112 matches taking place over a single day. Thirty-two players divided into Groups A, B, C and D, played against each […]

League of Legends: SK Gaming Acquire Former Schalke Jungler Trick

Earlier today, Esportmaniacos and ESPN reported that Kim “Trick” Gang-yun will be joining SK Gaming for the LEC 2020 season. Trick formerly played on Schalke 04, but most know him from his time on G2 Esports. At G2, he was an EU LCS MVP player and a serious force in European League of Legends. Trick […]

League of Legends: Schalke 04 Acquire Dreams for Support Position

Just today, ESPN reported that FC Schalke 04 is signing Han “Dreams” Min-kook for the LEC roster. He will be playing alongside FORG1VEN, who Schalke picked up after his military service. Last year, Dreams played for SK Gaming. He made the playoffs in Spring but narrowly missed out in Summer. Before that, he played on […]

League of Legends: Splyce to Rebrand LEC Side to MAD Lions and add Three Players

OverActive Media, the holding company for LEC side Splyce and Spanish LoL side MAD Lions has announced plans to rebrand the Splyce LEC team to its MAD Lions brand. The team will also make three new additions to the starting roster in former mousesports jungler Zhiqiang “Shadow” Zhao, support Norman “Gistick” Kaiser and former Berlin […]

League of Legends: Team Vitality Sign Milica, Comp and Promote Acadamy Player Skeanz

Esportmaníacos has reported that Team Vitality has completed their LEC roster for 2020 after signing Vodafone Giants mid laner Aljoša “Milica” Kovandžić and former LDLC AD carry Markos “Comp” Stamkopoulos and promoting Academy jungler Duncan “Skeanz” Marquet. Vitality will retain Lucas “Cabochard” Simon-Meslet and support Jakub “Jactroll” Skurzyński to complete their 2020 roster with a […]

League of Legends: FlyQuest to Sign Former CLG Mid Laner PowerOfEvil

ESPN is reporting that FlyQuest will sign former Counter Logic Gaming mid laner Tristan “PowerOfEvil” Schrage to join its starting roster. The team is likely to confirm the deal in the coming days. If the deal is finalized, PowerOfEvil will spend his third year in a row in NA. Providing he plays an entire split […]

Cavs Legion GC Team Up With City of Cleveland to Open New Recreational Esports Facility

Legion Lair Lit by TCP is a 2,700 square foot esports facility full-service broadcast capabilities. The facility will be open to the public and will facilitate gaming competitions, tournaments, and events. Lit by TCP, is the entitlement partner of the Legion Lair Lit by TCP, and is a Cleveland-based lighting manufacturer. The Legion Lair Lit […]

Twitch Streamer Anne Munition Announces Red Bull Partnership

Anne Munition, the popular variety streamer, has announced that she has signed a partnership agreement with Red Bull. The 29-year-old has over 500K followers on Twitch and 88K subscribers on YouTube. Anne Munition is also sponsored by CORSAIR and Discord. Twitch and YouTube variety streamer Anne Munition took to Twitter to announce […]

League of Legends: TSM Sign Immortals Jungler Dardoch

Team SoloMid is finalizing a deal to bring Immortals jungler Joshua “Dardoch” Hartnett to the team’s starting roster for 2020. Dardoch marks what is likely to be the final piece in the TSM puzzle with deals for AD carry Kasper “Kobbe” Kobberup, support Vincent “Biofrost” Wang and signing mid laner Søren “Bjergsen” Bjerg up to […]

OnePlus Mobile Partners with Super League for PUBG Mobile North American 2019-2020 Season 

Shenzhen-based Chinese smartphone manufacturer OnePlus will sponsor Super League Gaming’s North American PUBG Mobile League through 2020.  The league will play in over 16 major markets including Los Angeles and New York. OnePlus is Super League’s first mobile hardware sponsor. Super League Gaming has announced that global technology company OnePlus will serve as the official […]

FIFA 20 Global Series introduces New South American Competitive Tournament, eLibertadores

South America’s biggest club tournament, CONMEBOL Libertadores, is coming exclusively to FIFA 20 as a free content update in March 2020. The content update will take place on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. The Grand Final of the eLibertadores tournament will run from March 7-8, 2020, with a $100K USD prize pool. FIFA […]

Newzoo: League of Legends Worlds 2019 Saw 40% YOY Viewership Growth on YouTube and Twitch

League of Legends witnessed 22% year-on-year growth in Twitch and YouTube viewership in the first half of 2019. Worlds 2019 had a large year-on-year rise in viewership hours and average concurrent viewership at all stages of the competition, with an increase of 40% and 44%, respectively. The LEC’s semifinals and third-place matches saw a 56% […]

Dota 2: EHOME Part Ways With vtFaded

Although EHOME looked very dangerous before the new DPC season, their results at MDL Chengdu proved otherwise. The Chinese team didn’t do anything significant at Chengdu and were eliminated in the Lower Bracket after a very mediocre performance during the groups. EHOMe decide on a change As a result, it seemed like EHOME realized their […]

A Look at IEM Beijing-Haidian, ESL’s First Stadium-Level Tournament in China

On Nov. 9-10, global esports tournament organizer ESL, part of Sweden-based media giant Modern Times Group , hosted its first-ever standalone event in China: the $250K USD Intel Extreme Masters Beijing-Haidian. Held in the Beijing University students’ gymnasium, over 4,200 attendees witnessed Danish esports organization Astralis hoist their second IEM trophy this year.  Compared […]

Rival.Ai welcomed to Wondr Gaming to enhance Esports betting offer

Wondr Gaming, a fund founded solely for the purpose of building a strong portfolio of complementary esporting assets, has purchased artificial intelligence gaming data company Rival.ai. The acquisition of Rival.ai, the artificial intelligence esports portal, is concluded by the Rival.ai Becomes Wondr Gaming Brand Esports investment fund Wondr Gaming. Rival.ai is aimed at providing comprehensive […]

Agreement between Swintt and Unikrn, esports betting operator, signed

Swintt, the biggest supplier of content in the iGaming market, has signed a contract of game licencing with the world’s leading provider Unikrn, according to an announcement. Unikrn is a leading esports betting operator, offering bets exclusively on esports games and events, check out our guide here, Unikrn esports review Swintt’s CEO David Flynn said […]

Will Vici Gaming make it to the finals at MDL Chengdu?

MDL Chengdu Mayor’s final stage is about to begin. Only 8 of the 16 original teams were left to prepare for the International 2020 for $850,000 and 14,000 qualification points. The stakes are high, not only with the money but also because the top four teams will most probably be able to go to TI10, […]

Riot Games, Tencent, Supercell, and More Invest $3.85M in Social Gaming App Bunch

Yesterday, video conference gaming company Bunch announced the close of a $3.85M USD second Seed financing round from investors, including Supercell, Tencent, Riot Games, Miniclip, and Colopl Next. Bunch’s previous investors include London Venture Partners, Founders Fund, Betaworks, Shrug Capital, North Zone, Streamlined Ventures, and 500 Startups. This funding brings Bunch’s total investment sum raised […]

‘Today’s Youth’ are ‘Tomorrow’s Spending Power’ — Why Rewired.gg Invested $37M in Vitality

An eight-figure sum is a heavy bet for a first time esports investor. The initial €20M EUR Rewired.gg injected into Team Vitality last year was to take care of nearly $10M in entry fees for Europe’s top League of Legends competition, while also giving the French club the means to build out its […]

Dota 2: Royal Never Give Up Roster Changes

Royal Never Give Up announce new roster shuffle ahead of the next regional DPC qualifiers. Royal Never Give Up was one of the most interesting Chinese teams last season. They played very well in nearly every single tournament they’ve been in. Unfortunately, the new season didn’t start all that well for then. After a couple […]

Dota 2: Mushi & Yamateh to play together

New SEA team “Brothers United” includes regional legends Mushi, YamateH and Ohaiyo in their newly-formed roster The MDL Chengdu Major is slowly but steadily reaching its final part. After a couple of days of back-stage action, the first Major of the 2019-2020 DPC will finally enter the Main Event stage. Every single series so far […]

YaLLa Esports, Goliath Gaming receive direct invites for DreamHack Delhi

DreamHack Delhi is just around the corner and the fans have been waiting in anticipation to find out the teams that they will see in action in Delhi between December 6 to 8. Lucid Dream had already grabbed one of the six available slots, winning the ‘Indian’ Online Qualifiers over Global Esports, with one slot […]

CSGO: 7 Tournaments To Watch Before 2020

2019 is coming to a close but there is still plenty of CS:GO action to keep you occupied. With the release of Operation Shattered Web earlier this week, CS:GO has seen a surge in its active player base. If you’re coming back to CSGO and want to see some of the professionals in action, then […]

League of Legends: Golden Guardians Sign TCL MVP Closer

The Golden Guardians announced the signing of former Royal Youth’s Turkish jungler Can “Closer” Çelik. Closer was awarded the TCL Summer 2019 MVP and he was a major part of Royal Youth’s Worlds 2019 play-ins campaign. The team, somewhat ironically knocked out by NA LCS side Clutch Gaming. Golden Guardians have also confirmed the signing […]

League of Legends: Immortals to sign sOAZ, Altec and Hakuho

ESPN is reporting that Immortals is finalizing deals for three players, top laner Paul “sOAZ” Boyer, AD carry Johnny “Altec” Ru and support Nickolas “Hakuho” Surgent. The three new additions will join jungler Joshua “Dardoch” Hartnett and Noh “Arrow” Dong-hyeon and recent addition Jake “Xmithie” Puchero. It’s assumed that Dardoch and Arrow will either move […]

Apex Legends Wins “Best Multiplayer Game” at the Golden Joystick Awards

Nine months out from its initial release, Respawn Entertainment developed “Apex Legends” won an award for “Best Multiplayer Game” at the 2019 Golden Joystick Awards. From the developers of Titanfall, Apex Legends released in early 2019. Now, many months later, it has been voted the “Best Multiplayer Game” at the 2019 Golden Joystick Awards. Charlie […]

League of Legends: Counter Logic Gaming to Sign Crown from Immortals

ESPN is reporting that Counter Logic Gaming is finalizing a deal to sign mid laner Lee “Crown” Min-ho from Immortals to replace Tristan “PowerOfEvil” Schrage. ESPN reports that a number of other teams had an interest in Crown, with Evil Geniuses and FlyQuest among his options. CLG’s recent signing of Andy “Smoothie” Ta seems to […]

League of Legends: Evil Geniuses sign Bang from 100 Thieves

New LCS organization Evil Geniuses has secured its second major transfer of the offseason after agreeing to sign Bae “Bang” Jun-sik from 100 Thieves. ESPN reported that an undisclosed sum of cash was part of the deal, with Bang still having time left on his current contract with 100 Thieves. It has also been speculated […]

Overwatch: Florida Mayhem Celcome Yaki and Gangnamjin

Florida Mayhem welcome former RunAway players Jun-ki “Yaki” Kim and Nam-jin “Gangnamjin” Gang. Dae-kuk “KuKi” Kim joins as Head Coach and Min-seok “DOX” Kim as assistant coach. On October 7, 2019, Florida Mayhem released five players without announcing any replacement. We can now see more clearly into the 2020 roster of Florida, as the team […]

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Pulls A Hasbro, Cannot Stop Nerfing Shotguns

When video games get released and we consumers get to interact and play them, a connection comes to life. Players find what works best in each game – best map, favorite level, the ultimate weapon –  and in the case for the ultimate Modern Warfare weapon, the winner is without a doubt the 725 shotgun. […]

Capcom Cup Activates Brand with Street Fighter V: Pocky Edition

Pocky and Capcom have entered into a brand sponsorship agreement through the “Pocky K.O. Challenge.”   A “Pocky K.O.” takes place when a player wins a Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition match while the player has a health gauge that looks like a Pocky stick. Ezaki Glico USA will be releasing a limited-edition Street Fighter V […]

Zippo and NRG Apex Legends Players Partner to Bring Rechargeable Hand Warmers

This is Zippo’s first gaming performance product and second foray into the esports sponsorship space. Zippo will partner with NRG’s Apex Legends team, which recently finished first at TwitchCon earning $60K USD. The Zippo HeatBank 9s is a rechargeable hand warmer that can also power mobile devices. Lighter manufacturer Zippo has partnered with NRG Esports […]

Dota 2: MDL Chengdu – Day 5 Recap

The playoffs continue into their third day at MDL Chengdu with two more teams eliminated. Another action packed day at MDL Chengdu has come to a close, as we saw another two of our teams head home and two more fall into the lower bracket. Lower Bracket Things are getting tight in our lower bracket, […]

Cloud9 hit with $175k fine by Riot

Riot Games has punished Esports organization Cloud9 for breaching the company’s competitive League of Legends rules on employee stock plans. The infringement was the result of Cloud9’s seven-player equity infringement of rules laid down by the League in November 2017 which prohibits team owners of Ligue Championship Series from “acting as players” and players […]

Cloud9 Hit With $175K in Fines for Violating LCS Rules

Cloud9 issued equity through its employee stock plan to seven League of Legends Championship Series players, in violation of the league’s rules.  Cloud9 failed to notify the league’s organizer of the restricted stock units and did not acknowledge them in the contract summary sheets that were provided to the League.  Subsequently, Cloud9 is being fined […]

BookMyShow announces NAFK PUBG Mobile Championship

The mobile esports scenario is burgeoning and Book My Show has stepped in to uplift the scene even higher. NAFK PUBG Mobile Championship presented by Book My Show is a three way online tournament where winners will get a chance to meet Alan Walker. Partake in NAFK #PUBG Mobile Championship and stand a chance to […]

China, Japan, and South Korea to Co-Host Tournaments, Tencent Aids in Chinese Rainbow Six Distribution

In the past week, the esports industry in China officially entered its 17th year since becoming an officially recognized sport in China.  Also this past week, China, Japan, and South Korean governmental federations took a major step to improve the development of national esports teams in Asia.  Among the top stories: China, Japan, and South […]

Douyu Acquires Exclusive Chinese Streaming Rights for WESG 

Douyu has acquired the Chinese live streaming rights for Alibaba Sports’ World Electronic Sports Games 2019-2020 season. Chinese video platform Youku will also broadcast WESG matches, as the company is owned by Alibaba Group.  As a part of the deal, Alibaba Sports and Douyu will co-host the WESG Douyu online qualifier between Nov. 25 […]

Manchester City signs FIFA esports player Ryan Pessoa

Ryan Pessoa becomes the second esports player for Manchester city for the FIFA 20 Season, following the acquisition of the Shauun “Shellzz” Springette in December 2018. “It’s a massive honour to sign for such a prestigious club, who have clear ambition both on the football pitch, and on the virtual one” Ryan said. “I will […]

League of Legends: Gen.G sign Rascal, Clid and Bdd to complete 2020 roster

Gen.G has confirmed its roster for the 2020 season with the signing of Rascal, CLid and Bdd. Gen.G has confirmed a triple swoop to complete its roster for the 2020 season. They’ve signed Kim “Rascal” Kwang-hee, Kim “CLid” Tae-min and Gwak “Bdd” Bo-seong. Reports also state that the contract length for Rascal sits at two […]

League of Legends: 100 Thieves sign former OpTic Gaming jungler Meteos

100 Thieves has confirmed the signing of former OpTic Gaming jungler William “Meteos” Hartman. The jungeler became a free agent on Monday. The former OpTic Gaming jungler will join 100 Thieves as the team’s new starting jungler for the 2020 split. 100 Thieves have had a quiet offseason so far with only one […]

Stadia Ventures’ Tim Hayden on Expanding from Sports to Esports

When St. Louis-based venture capital firm Stadia Ventures launched in 2015, it was primarily focused on traditional sports—co-founders Tim Hayden and Art Chou had both worked in that space prior to establishing the company. By the time that Stadia was gearing up for the second cohort of its startup accelerator/business development program, however, the firm […]

Acer Predator India qualifier: Players unhappy with rulebook and Qualifiers

Acer predator league is the biggest tournament for the PUBG PC players of India having the biggest prize-pool of INR 15 Lac and chance to represent the country in the Asia-Pacific finals LAN event. More info Rulebook for the tournament states rules from the old scoring system which is outdated from more than 9 months […]

Sneaky replaced by Zven on Cloud9 League of Legend’s Roster

In an effort to reform the squad after not qualifying for the 2019 League of Legends World Championship Jesper “Zven” Svenningsen was recruited by Cloud9 as his latest ADC. On Tuesday 19 November, an official announcement appeared to confirm the reports indicated by Cloud9 that Zven from Team SoloMid would sign an agreement to replace […]

Dota 2: ESL to host a Major in LA

ESL announce the location for their 2020 Dota 2 Major – Los Angeles. The MDL Chengdu Major is the first Major of the new DPC and it is slowly coming to an end. Even though it’s not over yet, we already have information about one of the upcoming Majors in 2020 – ESL One Los […]

League of Legends: Riot Games fines Cloud9 $175,000

Riot Games announced that it would be fining Cloud9 $175,000 earlier today. The LCS team will also need to pay players additional payouts after Cloud9 violated league rules by issuing stock units to seven players. The news came from an official LCS competitive ruling post on Tuesday night. The ruling states that over the past […]

League of Legends: TSM Coach SSONG Joining CLG for LCS 2020

Former ROX Tigers and Team SoloMid coach Kim “SSONG” Sang-soo has agreed to coach Counter Logic Gaming for the 2020 LCS season. According to ESPN, SSONG will replace Heo “Irean” Yeong-cheol, who coached the side during the 2019 season. SSONG most recently worked with Echo Fox and had a short stint with Immortals back in […]

SXSW to Host 2020 eMLS Cup Presented by PlayStation

The eMLS Cup is an esports tournament sponsored by Major League Soccer in conjunction with the EA Sports FIFA franchise. Between the years 2018-2019, FIFA drew more than 45M unique players. The newest game, FIFA 20 has over 10M unique players. Around $73.5K USD in prize money was distributed in 2019. eMLS has announced […]

NODWIN Gaming and Blink Partner to Deliver Autonomous Content Creation From Live Games

NODWIN Gaming and Blink partner to bring autonomous content creation from live gaming and gaming events. The propriety IP uses a cognitive core that combines AI, voice, and vision technology to analyze tournament games by individual lead players in real-time. Tournament organizers with smaller budgets could be the biggest winners. Today Blink announced their partnership […]

ESL One to Debut Dota 2 Major in Los Angeles in 2020

Today, ESL announced that it will bring its popular tournament series, ESL One, to Los Angeles for the first Dota 2 Major to ever be played on the west coast. From March 20-22, the historic Shrine Auditorium in Downtown Los Angeles will see a slew of international teams battling for their cut of the $1M […]

Top 10 Insights from Lagardère Sports Esports Rising Conference

On Nov. 14-15, over 200 people made the trip to Marina Del Rey, California, to participate in the 2019 Lagardère Sports Esports Rising Conference. The conference, designed to engage and inform attendees about the business side of esports, saw some of the biggest names in the space take the stage to share their stories and […]

RedBird Capital Invests $125M in NFL & MLB Players’ Commercial Rights Company

The players’ associations of the NFL and MLB have partnered with RedBird Capital Partners to launch OneTeam Partners, a new company that aims to amplify the licensing of players’ commercial rights. RedBird Capital invested $125M USD into the new company, and holds a roughly 40% stake. The remaining stake is owned by the players’ associations. […]

League of Legends: Schalke 04 Sign FORG1VEN, Extend Odoame Contract

ESPN is reporting that Konstantinos-Napoleon “FORG1VEN” Tzortziou has finally found a new home after an extended absence from professional League of Legends due to a mandatory stint in the Greek army. FORG1VEN, who hasn’t played professional League of Legends since his time with H2K-Gaming back in 2016 (bar three tempory stints in his breaks from […]

What We Know So Far About the Call of Duty Esports League

With fans eagerly anticipating the upcoming esports season of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, our staff over at ESTNN have put together this “in the loop” guide for you to get caught up with. The inaugural season of the Call of Duty League™ will begin with the Call of Duty League Launch Weekend at the […]

CSGO: 100 Thieves Take Last Americas Spot at ESL Pro League Season 10 Finals

The group stages for ESL Pro League Season 10 have come to a close, with the final two American teams claiming their spots at the $750,000 Finals in Odense, Denmark. Six teams have qualified from the Americas division, with world top-fives Team Liquid and Evil Geniuses having secured their qualifying spots in the first round. […]

League of Legends: New Champion, Aphelios, Revealed

Today, Riot Games announced that another new champion will be arriving in Summoner’s Rift. His name is Aphelios, the Weapon of the Faithful. He’s a marksman character with lore ties to the Solari and Mount Targon. At this time, little is known about Aphelios. He is a marksman, but previously Riot Reav3 said that he […]

Sudhen ‘Bleh’ Wahengbam – India’s Most Accomplished CS:GO Caster

Esports in India has been picking up pace in recent times, largely on the back of PUBG Mobile,  which has roped in over 50 M users within the first year of its release. The game’s explosion in popularity has opened up many opportunities for streamers, tournament organizers, and talent, with nearly 30% of the total […]

Evil Geniuses at +150 in winning CSGO Asia Championships 2019

The CS: GO Asian Championships is scheduled to run in Shanghai from 20 to 24 November and will feature eight teams fighting for first place in the $250,000 draw. Seven of the 8 teams were invited to participate by a Chinese Qualifier with the remaining team. With the Asia Championships coming tomorrow, they’re plenty of […]

Team Corinthians Wins Free Fire World Series 2019

Record 2 million peak concurrent viewers, Garena confirms Indonesia for 2020 In an intense and hard-fought battle, team Corinthians captured the championship at the 2019 Free Fire World Series held this weekend at Barra Olympic Park in Rio de Janeiro, narrowly beating out Russian team Sbornaya ChR. Illuminate from Thailand took third place. Brazilian team […]

Rainbow Six: Siege India Series 2019 LAN Finale announced

The community has what it asked for, Rainbow Six: Siege gets across the board with its first massive LAN Finale in the country. Nodwin Gaming, India’s leading esports giant along with ESL, the world’s largest esports firm have announced the Rainbow Siege India Series 2019. The Hyderabad International Convention Centre in Kondapur, will be […]

Winning Social Media for Esports Teams

 “I think a lot of people who bought into teams, not the esports themselves, had no idea how bad a business it was, no idea”  Mark Cuban on FAIR GAME with Kristine Leahy  As more financial data  on leading esports organizations goes public, one thing is clear: Teams don’t own/control the primary commercial levers across the competitive video game marketplace.  […]

A new Half-Life game to be announced this week by Valve

Valve the game developers behind the fan-favourite game series Half-Life is set to announce a new Half-Life game named Half-Life: Alyx, a flagship VR game this Thursday at 10am PT. The new game won’t be a continuation of the Half-Life 2 story, but rather will feature the story of Alyx Vance, a young women and […]

Dota 2: MDL Chengdu Major – Day 4 Recap

The fourth day of the MDL Chengdu Major is over! Similar to the previous days, we saw some pretty amazing Dota 2 games at the highest possible levels. Sadly, we had to wave goodbye to two teams that we definitely didn’t expect to leave so soon. Let’s take a look and see what happened in […]

League of Legends: Origen to Sign Destiny from OPL Team Mammoth

ESPN has reported that Origen is set to finalize its 2020 LEC roster with the acquisition of former Mammoth support Mitchell “Destiny” Shaw. Destiny joins from OPL second split champions Mammoth. The team also made it to Worlds but sadly failed to progress past play-ins. Destiny will join an Origen side that’s added former Splyce […]

MDL Chengdu Major – Results after day 4

The first Major of the 2019-2020 DPC is absolutely awesome. Every single series is a blast to watch. Needless to say, there are a couple of days left until the Major is over, so definitely be sure to watch if you’ve missed it so far. Let’s take a look at which team got eliminated so […]

Esports Offseason Brings Streamer Resurgence: Top Twitch Channels Nov. 11 – 17

With the majority of esports leagues wrapping up for the year, this week’s Top 10 Channels was largely dominated by individual streamers. Tyler “Tyler1” Steinkamp led the week off the back of several lengthy streams at the end of the League of Legends ranked season. Developer Grinding Gear Games hosted its Path of Exile convention, […]

ESL PRO LEAGUE: Grayhound eliminate ORDER

Grayhound Gaming claimed a dominant win of 2-0 over ORDER this Monday, but skipped the last Electric Sports League game for the second year in a row. The closure of the ESL Pro League S10 Oceania was pretty narrow, but in the two fast rounds, Grayhound had other plans to decimate their opponents and win […]

New CS:GO Operation Shattered Web brings Agents, missions, and SG 553 nerf

Good news for CSGO fans as Valve have released a new Operation along with several adjustments to weaponry. Operation Shattered Web has been released and it introduces ground breaking new features into the realm of CSGO. Introducing CS:GO’s ninth Operation, available now: Operation Shattered Webhttps://t.co/jEtiqv30Nz — CS:GO November 18, 2019 There are new models […]

ESL to host the first 2020 CS:GO Major in Brazil – Report

According to Jarek ‘Dekay’ Lewis, there is ample reason for Brazilian fans to get excited for 2020. The journalist revealed in his report for DLBTAP that the first major of 2020 is set to be held in Brazil. As per the information gathered from his report, Rio de Janeiro will be the holy ground for […]

Fortnite: Bugha Wins PC Rookie of the Year and PC Player of the Year

Kyle “Bugha” Giersdorf won “PC Rookie of the Year” and “PC Player of the Year” at the Esports Awards. The accolades keep piling up for 16-year-old Kyle “Bugha” Giersdorf. Giersdorf became a household name earlier this year when he took home $3M USD in the Fortnite World Cup Solo Finals. Giersdorf continues to reap the […]

League of Legends: Immortals Finalize Deal for Former Team Liquid Jungler Xmithie

ESPN is reporting Immortals has finalized a deal for former Team Liquid jungler Jake “Xmithie” Puchero to be the teams starting jungler for 2020. By joining Immortals Xmithie will be rejoining the organization that he almost secured the NA LCS title with back in 2017, the final split prior to franchising. You stole Barons and […]

CSGO: FaZe, Fnatic Round Out ESL Pro League Season 10 Finals European Team List

The regular season of ESL Pro League is coming to an end, the final few teams earning their qualifying spots at the upcoming Finals in Odense, Denmark, in December. The first leg of the European division saw the likes of Astralis, mousesports, and Natus Vincere lock in their appearances at the Odense event. The final […]

League of Legends: Origen is Set to Sign Former Splyce Jungler Xerxe

ESPN is reporting that Origen will sign former Splyce jungler Andrei “Xerxe” Dragomir. Xerxe will join an Origen roster that is also set to sign former Schalke 04 AD carry Elias “Upset” Lipp as the team looks to challenge for the 2020 LEC title. Xerxe has been one of the hidden gems of the Splyce […]

Fortnite Champion Series Week 3 Recap And Results

The Fortnite Champion Series is moving into its final week of play. See who advanced to the semifinals this week. Week Three of the Fortnite Champion Series is in the books. Thus far, we have seen some high-profile squads qualify for heats, which will take place in two weeks. Names like SEN Bugha, Tfue and […]

League of Legends: Cloud9 Acquire Zven from TSM

ESPN’s Jacob Wolf reported that Jesper “Zven” Svenningsen will be moving from TSM to Cloud9. The move comes shortly after it was revealed that Cloud9 is also signing Philippe “Vulcan” Laflamme for their new support. Zven has a long record of success in LoL esports. He, along with Alfonso “Mithy” Aguirre, was considered the best […]

League of Legends: TSM Sign Kobbe

ESPN is reporting that Team SoloMid has secured the services of Splyce’s star AD carry Kasper “Kobbe” Kobberup. Kobbe will join the roster and likely replace out of contract AD carry Jesper “Zven” Svenningsen. Kobbe comes with a wealth of experience and a Worlds Quarter Final appearance from the 2019 Worlds under his belt. Kobbe […]

League of Legends: Team Liquid Sign Broxah

As reported earlier, Fnatic former jungler Broxah is set to sign for NA LCS champions Team Liquid. Earlier on we spoke about a number of changes to Fnatic, most notably the signing of SK Gaming jungler Oskar “Selfmad” Boderek which seemed to set the stage for Mads “Broxah” Brock-Pedersen to depart. ESPN has now confirmed […]

League of Legends: FlyQuest Acquire IgNar from Schalke 04

The LoL Esports free agency period is just getting started but there are a ton of roster changes happening all around the world. ESPN reported that FlyQuest is signing Lee “IgNar” Dong-geun to their LCS roster. IgNar has played on different Korean and European teams but will now make his way to North America. He […]

League of Legends: Origen to Sign Upset from Schalke 04

ESPN is reporting that Origen is finalizing the signing of Schalke 04’s star AD carry Elias “Upset” Lipp. Origen has acted swiftly to replace departing AD carry Patrik “Patrik” Jírů who looks set to join Excel Esports as Origen has snapped up one of the most hyped-up European AD carry players in Upset. Upset helped […]

Supercell Commits to Brawl Stars Esports, Adds Year-Long Event in 2020

Supercell announced a Brawl Stars Championship that will start early 2020. Brawl Stars is a mobile 3v3, 2v2, or solo game where players battle in a multitude of modes. Supercell has brought five games to market including Hay Day, Clash of Clans, Boom Beach, Clash Royale, and Brawl Stars. The BEXCO Auditorium in Busan, South […]

Riot’s Naz Aletaha Named to Adweek’s 2019 Young Influentials

Riot Games’ Naz Aletaha is named one of Adweek’s 2019 Young Influentials. The head of global esports partnerships was instrumental in landing deals with Louis Vuitton and Mastercard. It took two years for Riot and Aletaha to close the Mastercard agreement. Adweek, the multi-platform publication which covers the brand marketing ecosystem, has named Riot Games’ […]

Latest financial report shows Acitivision Blizzard valued at $1.28bn

Activision Blizzard seems to be doing business better than ever in its third-quarter report which exceeded expectations and took net worth of the company to $1,28 billion. Despite Blizzard’s ongoing uproar over his well-documented political stance by banning Hearthstone competitor Ng Wai “Blitzchung” Chung, the market for one of the world’s leading video-gaming firms flourishes. […]

Tencent’s profits drop 13 percent in Q3 2019

Chinese gaming giant Tencent, known for their widely popular Battle Royale PlayerUnknow’s Battle Ground have faced a loss of 13% off their profits. The company is under serious pressure from the Government of China because of its recent regulation which prevents its new game Perfect World Mobile to be monetized before 2020, domestic slowdown and […]

LG and Twitch announce Streaming Partnership with Pokimane

Imane “Pokimane” Anys, the definition of a popular variety streamer who amassed 3.1 million followers alongside 7.6 million hours of content watched, has done so through “Just Chatting” streams as well as streaming game play of Teamfight Tactics, Fortnite and Minecraft. Twitch and electronics giant LG have announced a promotional partnership for a streaming event […]

Fortnite: Glitched Lobbies Robbing Points from FNCS Squads

Fortnite Champion Series squads are losing out on essential points and prize money due to glitched lobbies. Ninja’s Squad History Tyler “Ninja” Blevins, Nate “NateHill” Hill, Trevor “Funk” Siegler and Malachi “Reverse2k” Greiner have been competing in the Fortnite Champion Series Qualifiers for three weeks. The foursome has steadily improved each week and reached the […]

EVOS Esports Adds to $4.4M Series A, Expands Into Influencer Management

EVOS Esports added $1.4M USD towards its Series A investment following a $3M investment at the start of 2019 funded by Insignia Ventures Partners. The organization plans to use the proceeds of the investment to grow the startup’s esports entertainment arm. Currently, EVOS Esports manages 50 gaming influencers exclusively and partners with 250 esports talents. […]

Dota 2: MDL Chengdu – Day 3 Recap

The playoffs are now underway, and things are heating up at MDL Chengdu. We saw some amazing games yesterday in the final day of our group stage. Now the playoffs are upon us and the series they’ve delivered so far have been just as exciting. Let’s take a look at how the day played out. […]

Esports Rising 2019: Industry Showing Sophisticated Growth

The growing sophistication of the esports industry was on full display at this year’s Lagardère Sports Esports Rising conference in Marina Del Rey, California. Many panels on Thursday touched on franchise valuations and what those numbers being tossed around means for the industry, particularly as there continues to be consolidation. Organizations and teams from across […]

4Entertainment to Run Dutch and Belgian League of Legends Competitions

Riot Games has partnered with 4Entertainment to run two new national competitions in Belgium and the Netherlands. Both countries will run six-team leagues, open tournaments for amateur players, and national finals events once a year. Although teams from both leagues will qualify for the biannual European Masters cup, the Benelux will still be considered one […]

CS:GO Asia Championships 2019 groups revealed

CS:GO Asia Championship groups are announced, with 8 teams divided into two groups set to fight their way out to the play-offs. The two groups were were announced this Monday in Sanghai in a meeting with the eight participants, where they were put into a double eliminaton group. Group A showcases the most mouthwater clashes […]

Dota 2: Reach now accepts Divine Players

DotaBuff & ESL’s new Dota 2 league have announced they’ll now be accepting divine ranked players. In case you didn’t know, DotaBuff & ESL launched a new Dota 2 league called Reach. Reach will mainly focused on tier two and tier three players, offering them a place to “shine.” Apart from exposure, the best players […]

LG and Twitch Reveal Streaming Partnership with Pokimane

  LG will sponsor a Twitch squad stream featuring popular streamer Imane “Pokimane” Anys and other women streamers. The stream will take place this Wednesday and will be promoted on the Twitch homepage, with Anys using an LG UltraGear monitor. Viewers have watched 7.6M hours of her Twitch streams so far in 2019, with “Just […]

Winners of 2019 Esports Awards Announced

Last weekend’s 2019 Esports Awards was presented by Esports Stadium Arlington. The awards were presented by Eefje “SJOKZ” Depoortere and “GOLDEN BOY” Alex Mendez, and over the last year they honoured some of the best in the industry. In sharing their hosting duties, Jess Brohard, Bil “Hop” Carter, Lottie Van Praag and Juan DeBiedma, “Hungrybox.” […]

What Makes A Music Game Popular in 2019?

Online music games are one of the most popular genres of online games. Whatever the age or interest, everyone listens to music and can somehow join the group. Dancing, singing and creating music are things that always make people happy, and online music games have become a great activity at house parties and other social […]

League of Legends: Wild Rift – What We Know So Far (and What We Want)

League of Legends is a household name even among those who aren’t esports fans. After all, it’s one of the biggest competitive scenes in video game history, having grown to 100 million unique viewers in 2018 , and boasting prize pools over $6 million for its biggest events. Yet for […]

Dota 2: MDL Chengdu – Day 2 Recap

We break down all the action from MDL Chengdu Day 2 Day one of the MDL Chengdu Major was absolutely nuts! There were so many amazing games to watch that it was hard to keep track of what’s happening in each one of them. Luckily, we at ESTNN managed to cover most of them, so […]

Vici Gaming eliminate group B in MDL Chengdu Major

On the first day of the Chengdu Major, Vici Gaming defeated Team Spirit and Alliance, and joined TNC Preditor, Liquid Team, and Invictus Gaming to reach the upper end of the Major. Victoria received a night stalker, gyrocips and Earthshaker in Game One against Team Spirit to get their tournament run underway. Zeng’ Ori,’ Jiaoyang’s […]

Dota 2: Beastcoast in Hospital Due to H1N1

beastcoast’s Dota 2 team is in the hospital due to contracting the H1N1 virus. beastcoast are currently the only South American representative at the MDL Chengdu Major. They’ve lost their first game in Groups. Now, they have to fight for their survival against Gambit Esports. However, something way worse happened during the day. Something that […]

Dota 2: MDL Chengdu – Day 1 Highlights

All the action from Day 1 of the group stages at MDL Chengdu. Day one of our first Major of the DPC season is a wrap. There was plenty of excitement from Chengdu as our teams faced off at the start of our group stages. Let’s check out some of the highlights. TNC.Predator vs Team […]

TNC make their way to MDL Major playoffs

TNC Predator is one of the greatest favourites at the season’s first major title, and so far it’s all been up to viewers. Starting out in Group A, the Southeast Asian powerhouse team, together with EHOME, Fighting PandaS and Team Unknown, likely played with a simpler game to get to the final. Its group stage […]

Dota 2: Valve Roll Out New Report Updates

Valve continue to roll out changes to the Dota 2 report system to help tackle toxicity in the community. Dota 2 is one of the most popular games in the world, even though there are a lot of players that have quit in the last couple of months. Despite its popularity, there has always been […]

Under Construction: New Venues Bring Structure to Esports

From shopping malls to purpose-built arenas, a cascade of new venues are under construction or in development to meet the rise of esports in the U.S., becoming the real-life battlegrounds for competitive gaming. Esports is a hot sector not only in the sheer number of investors but also in the new leagues, teams, and related […]

Call of Duty League Releases Match Schedule for Inaugural Season

The Call of Duty League has officially announced the full schedule of matches for the first 11 weeks of the 2020 season. On November 15th the Call of Duty League released the full match schedule for the first 11 weeks of the regular season. This includes the opening weekend, set for early 2020 from […]

League of Legends: Excel Esports finalizing buyout of Splyce support player Tore “Norskeren” Hoel Eilertsen

Excel Esports are finalizing the buyout of Splyce support player Tore “Norskeren” Hoel Eilertsen. ESPN has reported that Excel Esports is finalizing a buyout for Splyce support player Tore “Norskeren” Hoel Eilertsen ahead of the LEC free-agency opening on Monday. Norskeren will be joining an Excel Esports side that is looking to make major moves […]

Overwatch: HOTBA Picked Up by New York Excelsior

It may be Friday, but the roster changes never stop coming as the New York Excelsior has picked up a new tank player to replace Tae-hong “MekO” Kim. Please join us in welcoming @HOTBA_OW to the @andbox_official family as the new off tank for the NYXL squad#EverUpward pic.twitter.com/G82faE2INS — NYXL November 15, 2019 When […]

League of Legends: Vizicsacsi Retires from Professional LoL

Splyce top laner Tamás “Vizicsacsi” Kiss has announced his retirement. Via Twitter, Vizicascsi stated he plans on retiring ahead of the 2020 LEC season, starting on Monday when his contract expires. Vizicsacsi left FC Schalke 04 to join join Splyce for the 2019 season and has been an important member of its roster. While a […]

Atlanta Esports Alliance Established to Drive Local Events and Opportunities

The Atlanta Sports Council has formed a new Atlanta Esports Alliance division to help court more events and esports opportunities for the region. Skillshot Media founder and CEO Todd Harris will chair the alliance, with other local esports companies, game developers, and industry professionals involved. This weekend’s DreamHack Atlanta 2019 convention includes esports competitions with […]

Fortnite Crowned Esports Game of the Year by Golden Joysticks

The Golden Joystick Award for Esports Game of the Year went to Fortnite. The battle royale faced – and defeated – other titans in the esports industry, like League of Legends and Overwatch. Fortnite in 2019 It has been a long and exciting journey for Fortnite Battle Royale in the esports atmosphere this year. The […]

Sabermetrics to Storytelling: Opening Up the Data in League of Legends Esports

As the head of esports insights for Riot Games, Doug Watson is responsible not only for numerically expressing the actions of players, but also measuring their impact on fans for media buyers. It follows an almost eight-year analytical background for agency Havas, working with clients including Fidelity, Air France, and Hyundai Kia, the latter of […]

FaZe Ewok joins Mixer

FaZe Clan 2nd underage streamer Soleil “Ewok” Wheeler has been another one of Twitch stars to jump ship to Microsoft’s Mixer. Mixer has acquired the 14-year-old’s to exclusively stream on their platform. Ewok is a special steamer in her own right, despite having impaired hearing ability, she is one the best streamers around. Her success […]

OG Dota 2 Player ‘Topson’ Paid Highest 2018 Taxes Amongst Athletes in Finland

Topias Miikka “Topson” Taavitsainen was the highest-earning athlete in 2018 paying taxes in Finland. The OG Dota 2 player earned over €1.7M and paid nearly €1M in taxes. In 2018 Finnish esports athletes won over $6.9M in prize money. Every year on Nov. 1, Finland publishes the amount of taxes carried for […]

Commissioner Johanna Faries on Call of Duty League, Lessons from NFL

Activision Blizzard’s new Call of Duty League will begin play in January 2020, with 12 geolocated teams and a franchised approach inspired by the company’s own Overwatch League. The debut season will award more than $6M USD in prizing as teams host home series weekends in their respective home markets. It’s a major change for […]

Fortnite x Star Wars Unveiled

Epic Games has smartly associated its Fortnite Battle Royale title with numerous popular franchises and companies throughout the years. Some of these include crossovers with Marvel, National Football League, Stranger Things and Marshmello. Just last season, Fortnite separately crossed over with both Batman and Borderlands to introduce new players skins and rift zone locations, respectively, […]

CSGO Asia Championships Format and Participants

The upcoming competition is set for the CS: GO Asia Championships , Shanghai, China, from 20-24 November. The event is of huge importance not only for the Asian professional scene but for the whole game. CAC will be a great show, along with numerous opportunities for esports betting for those who like to gamble on […]

Overwatch League Off-Season Roster Moves Recap

As players come and go in Overwatch League teams during this 2019 off-season, ESTNN sums up all players trades in a comprehensive guide so you don’t miss anything about your favorite team or player. Overwatch League Key Dates The trading season officially began on September 30, 2019. From this date, all Overwatch League teams can […]

Apex Legends ‘Conduit’ abilities leaked

Two new unreleased legends, including their name and capabilities, were added in the mid-season 3 updates for Apex Legends. This is all we know of about the new’ Conduit’ character. The first myth we’ve looked at was Forge, who was also identified as an “augmented brawler” Here’s his entire list of skills. In the archives […]

Beasley Media Group acquires Houston Outlaws

Los Angeles Valiant family agency Immortals Gaming Club sold Beasley Media Group, a division of the Beasley Broadcaster Group, today announced IGC, to the Houston Outlaws Overwatch League franchise. Immortals became owners of the outlaws in June by purchasing endless sports and entertainment. But since the OWL bans groups, IGC is forced to sell the […]

Dota 2 player Febby joins T1 roster

With Kim “Febby” joining Yong-min, the T1 Dota 2 roster continues to look more attractive. In August, this year’s Dota 2 corporation was the most successful brand in League of Legends, with three World titles on its side. During 2019, Lee “Forev” Sang-don led the list. Their inclusion was confirmed. Since then, T1 has tried […]

Bren Esports edge out Entity Gaming to progress to knockout phase

Bren won the pistol round on Nuke starting out on the less favoured T side. But, Entity came back strong on the subsequent round before running to a 6-1 lead early in the map, thanks to their controlled aggression supported by good backup. Entity’s dominated was evidenced by the fact that Bren managed to put […]

FaZe Clan Streamer Ewok Leaves Twitch for Mixer

Microsoft’s Mixer streaming platform has signed an exclusive deal with streamer Soleil “Ewok” Wheeler. The Fortnite streamer joined FaZe Clan this summer and competed in the Fortnite World Cup’s Pro-Am tournament. Wheeler joins top streamers Tyler “Ninja” Blevins and Michael “Shroud” Grzesiek in leaving Twitch for Mixer. Soleil “Ewok” Wheeler, a 14-year-old Fortnite streamer who […]

Helix LAN Center to Be Boston Uprising Practice Facility, Near NFL’s Patriots Stadium

A Helix eSports LAN center will open at Patriots Place, a shopping and entertainment center adjacent to the New England Patriots’ Gillette Stadium. The center will also serve as the official training facility of the Overwatch League’s Boston Uprising. Kraft Sports & Entertainment owns both the Uprising and Patriots. Kraft Sports & Entertainment has partnered […]

FanAI Closes $8M Series A Investment Led By Japanese Trading House Marubeni

Data analytics firm FanAI closed an $8M USD Series A investment round led by Japanese trading house Marubeni Corporation, bringing the firm’s total raised capital to over $12.5M. Other investors participating in the round include Allectus Capital, CRCM Ventures, Courtside Ventures, GC Tracker Fund, M Ventures, Sterling VC, and GFR Fund. In October, FanAI hired […]

Call of Duty: Mobile to get a new mode soon!

Halloween celebrations are still underway in Call of Duty: Mobile and with the next major update, fans can expect the eternally awaited Zombie mode to roll out. The Call of Duty franchise is known for its exhilarating and fast paced Zombie mode first introduced in COD: World at war and fans have been eager for […]

Call of Duty: Mobile nominated for user’s choice Game of the Year

Call of Duty: Mobile was teased by Tencent back in Februrary and it was finally released in the third quarter of this year on October 1 globally. Considering the minimal amount of time the game has spent in the market, merely one and a half month after its release Call of Duty:Mobile has been nominated […]

Dota Underlords: The Update In Which We All Grow Together

Dota Underlords receives more new updates as the game prepares for the end of its beta. Dota Underlords is continuously getting new updates as the game is slowly preparing for its official “off-beta” period. Let’s take a look at what’s new in the latest update. General Big changes this week, including 👿 Underlord 🔥 and […]

MDL Chengdu Major – What to expect?

The first Major of the 2019-2020 DPC season is about to begin. Sixteen of the best teams in the world will have to fight “to the death” in order to determine which one of them will be worth of getting that insane $1,000,000. Let’s take a look at some of the top contenders for it. […]

Dota 2: LGD.Int is back

It looks like LGD.Int is back as LGD Gaming announce they’re forming an SEA team. The Chinese Dota 2 organizations have always tried to find new talents. Although Valve explicitly added a rule saying that “in cases where one organization or person has ownership in multiple teams, only one of those teams will be eligible […]

Dota 2: Febby is now a part of T1’s Dota team

T1 Telecom are rounding out their Pro Dota 2 roster with former Mineski player, Kim “Febby “Yong-min. T1 Telecom owns one of the most legendary League of Legends teams. During TI 9 they made the surprise announcement that they wanted to try their luck in professional Dota 2. The first player announced as part of […]

Dota 2: Ad Finem are down to 4 players

Omar “Madara” Dabachach announces he’ll no longer be playing with Ad Finem. Ad Finem was one of the biggest hits a couple of years ago when they came out of nowhere and nearly won the Boston Major. The Greek Squad quickly earned the love from the Dota 2 fans due to their aggressive play style. […]

OG looking to expand into CS:GO with a team headed by Ceb and N0tail

Dota 2 giant, OG might be on its way to make an appearance in the CS:GO scene with a potential new roster under works. Rumours of OG’s potential move into CS:GO have been circulating for months now. For all the Reddit detectives out there, a company called “OG CS:GO” was registered in Denmark on the […]

OG looking to expand into CS:GO with a team headed by Ceb and N0tail

Dota 2 giant, OG might be on its way to make an appearance in the CS:GO scene with a potential new roster under works. Rumours of OG’s potential move into CS:GO have been circulating for months now. For all the Reddit detectives out there, a company called “OG CS:GO” was registered in Denmark on the […]

Why People Engage in CSGO Skins Gambling

Let’s be honest: CS:GO is one of the most successful sports out there, mostly because it knew how to grab people’s attention and keep them invested as time passed. As such, people wanted more from the game, and that’s how CS:GO skins became a thing. But what gained even more traction was CS:GO skins gambling. […]

Entity Gaming make quick work of GTV.Revolution to set up grudge match with Bren

The match started on Mirage, with Entity standing strong on the defence, shutting down Revolution’s attempt to take over the A site. Entity then rushed to a 6-0 lead, thanks to their dominance at Mid, continuously preventing Revolution from taking control of the area along with good individual plays defending the A site, which forced […]

Beasley Broadcast Group Acquires Houston Outlaws From Immortals Gaming Club

The Beasley Broadcast Group announced the acquisition of the Houston Outlaws of the Overwatch League from the Immortals Gaming Club. The Outlaws will remain in Houston and represent the Houston, Austin, and San Antonio areas. Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed. Beasley’s acquisition of the Outlaws marks its third venture into the esports […]

Overwatch: Immortals Sells Houston Outlaws Franchise to Beasley Media Group

Houston’s Overwatch League team is under new management. Today, the Immortals Gaming Club announced they’ve sold the Houston Outlaws. The buyer of this Overwatch League franchise is Beasley Broadcast Group. Immortals acquired the Outlaws in June when they bought Infinite Esports and Entertainment, but due to them already owning the Los Angeles Valiant, they had […]

Revenue and investments on the rise in esports industry

The second annual esports survey was produced by Foley and Lardner LLP and The Esports Observer to show the upcoming industry that the investors are “jumping in.” Investments are set to rise in esports, says study Training investors like private equity and venture capital companies as well as traditional sports teams and industry participants are […]

Apex Legends: Players are Using the New Firing Range Mode in Creative Ways

Apex Legends players are pushing the Firing Range to its limits. Apex Legends released the brand new Firing Range mode in patch 3.1. This new game mode is a more advanced version of the Training mode. Players can enter solo or with a squad and test out all the legends, weapons, and items. Target dummies […]

Fortnite Champion Series Player Loadout Analysis

Are you curious about what weapons and items the pros are using this FNCS? Two weeks into Chapter 2 – Season 1 of the Fortnite Champion Series , 1Up Analytics broke down the loadout statistics from the NAE Week 1 Finals. With the release of Fortnite Chapter 2, the item pool was completely revamped. It […]

Head of Esports at Riot says developments in TFT will be “Casual” and “Entertainment focused”

Ever since release, Teamfight Tactics has been wildly popular, encouraging fans to establish top-level teams overthrow seven other games. Events in future sports show that Riot Games car batterers are here to stay although the spectators have been declining since the summer. John Needham addressed TFT’s sports scene in an interview with The Shotcaller published […]

CSGO roster revealed for GODSENT

Through announcing the new lineup today, GODSENT returned formally to the professional Counter-Strike scene. Team NoChance, consisting of in-game manager Kevin “KRYSTAL,” Amend, Martin “STYKO” Styk, Mikail “Maikelelele” Bill, Jesse “zehN” and Pavle “maden” Boškovic, has completed its signature on the team. “STYKO” Manager of the NoChance was also signed by GODSENT Jonatan “Devilwalk” Lundberg. […]

Fortnite: FaZe EwOk Moving to Mixer

Another Twitch streamer is taking their talents to Mixer. pic.twitter.com/pGpElRpRj6 — FaZe EwOk November 14, 2019 Mixer has acquired yet another recognizable Twitch star in Soleil “FaZe EwOk” Wheeler. The official Fortnite streamer and FaZe Clan member has added herself to a list of Twitch streamers who have decided to move over to the […]

Dota 2 Champions OG to Form New CS:GO Division

OG, the two-time The International champions in Dota 2, has established a sub-company dedicated to Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. Dota 2 players Johan “N0tail” Sundstein and Sébastien “Ceb” Debs are listed as co-owners of the “OG CSGO” company. OG has earned $33.4M USD to date, making it the second-highest-earning esports team of all time behind Team […]

Stress among Esports stars is the same as athletes, claims study

The role of stress is well-known, and tension can have a well-documented influence on brain, body and success in top-level sports. Nevertheless, the stress levels of esporters at the highest levels of the game are little understood. But now experts are gaining a better understanding of the stresses and strains of competition at the highest […]

League of Legends: Excel Esports Finds New Coach in Joey “YoungBuck” Steltenpool

UK-based LEC organization Excel Esports has announced former Fnatic and G2 Head Coach Joey “YoungBuck” Steltenpool is joining the organization as Head Coach. YoungBuck has a wealth of experience within Europe, where he’s earned the title ‘ The six-star general’ due to his success with G2 and Fnatic in the past 3 years. YoungBuck spoke […]