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Edward Returns To The Competitive CS:GO Scene, Creates Team Selectah

Edward is back in the scene with Selectah. Former Natus Vincere and Winstrike player, the legend of CIS and worldwide Counter-Strike, Ioann “Edward” Sukhariev has returned to competitive play. Recently, he played in CTRL PLAY League qualifiers with the roster of team Selectah. Alongside Edward, team Selectah consists of Aurimas “Kvik” Kvaksis and Sergey “smike” […]

Fortnite: Is Ninja Making The Move To YouTube Gaming?

Ninja might be on the move to YouTube Gaming. Nearly two weeks ago, popular video game streamer Tyler “Ninja” Blevins received a reported $30 million payout after Microsoft decided to close down the Mixer platform. Since then, social media has been clamoring for answers as to where Ninja would land next. Many believe the former […]

Riot Brings Quality of Life Changes to Valorant’s Patch 1.03

Valorant received a minor update today, with Patch 1.03 making its way to live servers. Valorant Patches Problems Not much changed in this Valorant patch, considering that 1.02 was less than a month ago. The Guardian, which received numerous adjustments and was the highlight of the patch notes. The single-shot rifle had its price reduced […]

Chushou Doomed By Tencent’s Streaming Dominance In Chinese Market

Chinese game live streaming platform Chushou has shut down, the latest casualty in the country’s Tencent-dominated game live streaming market. Live streaming platform Panda TV folded last year. Chushou received a roughly $77M USD investment from Google in early 2018 and raised a disclosed total of roughly $128M in funding since the platform was established […]

WePlay! VALORANT Invitational announced

Eight teams will fight for competitive dominance and a hefty prize pool. The post WePlay! VALORANT Invitational announced appeared first on TalkEsport. Read More

VALORANT Agent Guide: Cypher

Cypher is one of the few Valorant agents equipped with tools to scout out the enemy position and feed that information to his team. Sova can acquire information just as easily but telegraphs his location while doing so. A patient and calculated playstyle are required to make the most out of this spy. The main […]

League Of Legends: New Champion “Lillia, The Bashful Bloom” Revealed

A new champion is on the horizon. After being teased just over a month ago via Riot’s Champion Roadmap, Lillia has finally been brought to light. She’ll fulfill the role of a magic damage-dealing jungler with the potential to flex into a top or support role. The Newest Jungler on the Rift Lillia joins the […]

League of Legends: Sett Support Guide

Let’s take a look at the support guide for Sett, the Boss. Sett fills the role of a tank support, with heavy engage and decent carry potential. While not a traditional support pick, Sett has the kit and stats to go toe-to-toe with most unconventional tank picks. While an argument could be made that Leona, […]

Dota 2: SoNNeikO Part Ways With Ninjas in Pyjamas

One of the most legendary CIS players is no longer a part of the European powerhouse. Many of you might remember Akbar “SoNNeikO” Butaev as one of the most valuable Natus Vincere players. He was a part of the organization for many years, during which he won a lot of events. However, after a lot […]

CEO and President of MSI, Sheng-Chang Chiang, Dies After Falling From Building

Sheng-Chang Chiang, CEO and President of Micro-Star International, a Taiwanese multinational information technology corporation, died at the age of 56 after falling from a building, according to news reports. Chiang, also known as Charles Chiang, took over MSI in January of 2019 after leading the company’s successful charge into motherboards and graphics cards as the […]

What are the Overwatch Contenders?

The complete guide for Overwatch Contenders 2020. Overwatch esports is often reduced to the Overwatch League — with its teams representing cities across the world and its million dollars cash prize. However, there’s more to Overwatch esports than just the League. Most players climb their way to the top, then Overwatch League scouts draft them […]

xQc Finds Success With Minecraft – Weekly Twitch Top 10s, June 29 – July 5

The Counter-Strike: Global Offensive stranglehold on first place was finally broken by former Overwatch League pro Félix “xQc” Lengyel’s unique brand of variety streaming. On the content side, however, the status quo remains firmly in place with Just Chatting once again taking the crown, with little movement within the Top 10, save for what was […]

MSI President and CEO Charles Chiang Has Passed Away

MSI, a company which brought in many amazing products throughout the ages has faced the tragic loss of their CEO Charles Chiang at the age of 56. The death however has occurred under circumstances that arise many questions and has been turned into a matter of police investigation thus far. The Twaiwanese media has reported […]

Indian PUBG MOBILE Team Megastars Announce Exclusive Streaming Partnership with Nimo TV

Indian PUBG MOBILE organization Megastars has signed a partnership deal with streaming platform, Nimo TV. The deal gives Nimo TV exclusive streaming rights for the Megastars players. The platform has also announced similar deals in the past with other Indian organizations such as UMumba and Powerhouse.  Nimo TV is owned by Chinese streaming platform Huya […]

Wizard by Pearlson Announced as Sponsor for TFT Championship in Brazil

The language school network Wizard by Pearson signed on Monday as the official sponsor of the first broadcasted championship of Riot’s Teamfight Tactics in Brazil. The company said that entering the world of esports is strategic for opening up communication with a young audience that is in frequent contact with the English language. The […]

Get Watch Dogs 2 for free this Sunday by watching Ubisoft Forward

This weekend Ubisoft is giving away Watch Dogs 2 to everyone who is login to their Ubisoft Account this Sunday 12th July while the Ubisoft Forward event is active. Ubisoft has specifically said that Watch Dogs 2 will be available “anytime after Trackmania and before the end of the main show.” Presumably, if Trackmania is […]

CSGO skin collector creates record by buying a weapon skin for $100,000

Looks like some virtual pixels can cost more than your car. The post CSGO skin collector creates record by buying a weapon skin for $100,000 appeared first on TalkEsport. Read More

Chiefs Esports Club Partners With L’ORÉAL PARIS MEN EXPERT

The Australian organization Chiefs Esports Club and the men’s skincare and grooming brand L’Oréal Paris Men Expert have just launched a deal until the end of 2020. To celebrate the partnership L’Oréal and Chiefs will be holding a giveaway for Chiefs’ fans. The organization also has plans to host several events, though the details surrounding […]

Dignitas Signs Partnership Deal With BVI Outfit ExpressVPN

Dignitas has signed a partnership deal with ExpressVPN, a British Virgin Islands-based virtual private network service. Express is now the official team sponsor and exclusive VPN provider for the esports organization and will engage in content creation surrounding the brands that till focus on the importance of cyber security and gaming. Financial and other details were […]

W Series championship to partner with Getty Images

Getty Images has announced its partnership with the all-female W-Series Esports League Simulation Contest. Getty Images becomes the League’s official photo partner for the exclusive deal. All W Series drivers are fighting on the racing platform on the recent0launched sim racing League. Thanks to the current coronavirus pandemic, the W series championship was postponed until 2021. “Since Getty Images was established twenty-five years ago, our experts and industry-leading photography team have always been at the forefront of producing creative […]

Call of Duty League to Move Championship to Online Play

Management behind Activision Blizzard’s Call of Duty League have decided to move the entirety of the league’s playoffs to an online format that will see the participating teams play from remote locations. The decision was based on the ongoing health and safety concerns surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic.   After consulting with players and team owners, […]

VALORANT Agent Guide: Sage

Sage is the resident healer of VALORANT, being the only agent that can heal herself and allies. The agent can be found in just about every competitive match but does much more than simply recover team health. Sage’s toolkit is designed around stalling out the opposition and controlling the flow of battle. Sage players must […]

PUBG Mobile Update 0.19.0 With New ‘Livik’ Map to launch on July 7

PUBG Mobile’s new update of patch 0.19.0 is set to release on July 7th, 2020. The new update will bring a new map called as “Livik” which will be the newest addition to current maps. This will be the first exclusive map to be released in PUBG Mobile. Map Introduction: Livik will cover an area […]

Australian Org The Chiefs Esports Club Signs L’Oréal Men Expert For 2020

Australian esports organization The Chiefs Esports Club has announced a partnership with men’s skincare and grooming brand L’Oréal Paris Men Expert for 2020. To announce the partnership, the Chiefs aired a commercial for the brand featuring several of its players on its social media channels. Financial terms were not disclosed. The Chiefs Esports Club competes […]

How Brazil’s LOUD Became the First Organization to Reach 1B Views on YouTube

Founded just over a year ago, LOUD is one of the most prominent organizations in the Brazilian esports scene. In a short span of time, it gained worldwide recognition by becoming the first esports organization to hit 1B views on YouTube, built one of the most engaged communities in the world, and helped to make […]

Dota 2: Patch 7.27 – One Week Later

Here is the current situation in patch 7.27. It’s been a week since patch 7.27 came out. Although we haven’t seen the hero changes yet, there were many changes to the items, which means that they are also reflecting on the different heroes. Having said that, let’s take a look at which ar the most […]

OGA Dota Pit Season 2 To Include North And South America

Even though the Chinese competition isn’t over yet, we already have information about the next two regions. The OGA Dota Pit Season 2 is an online tournament that’s worth the watch, especially thanks to the teams playing in it. If you remember, the first season of this event featured a lot of really strong teams. […]

Tencent vs. Chili Sauce Lao Gan Ma: A $2.3M Esports Advertising Dispute

Last week, Chinese esports giant Tencent Holdings  sued China’s biggest chili sauce brand Lao Gan Ma for $2.3M USD in unpaid advertising fees for one of its competitions. While this dispute would be newsworthy in its own right, the story took a dramatic twist when LGM claimed that it “never signed a contract with […]

CSGO: BIG wins CS Summit 6 Europe

BIG has defeated Vitality 3-2 in a best of 5 series in the finals of cs_summit 6 after having a 1 map disadvantage due to coming from the lower bracket.  The map veto started with BIG removing Vertigo and Vitality banning Train and then BIG picking up Mirage as the first map and Vitality picking […]

Punjab teen spends Rs 2 lakh from grandfather’s Pension account on PUBG Mobile in-game transactions

This teen from Punjab allegedly made a Paytm account using his grandfather’s documents to make purchases in PUBG Mobile. The post Punjab teen spends Rs 2 lakh from grandfather’s Pension account on PUBG Mobile in-game transactions appeared first on TalkEsport. Read More

Caffeine Secures $113M Series D Investment

Live streaming platform Caffeine closed a $113M USD Series D financing round to invest in new forms of real-time interactive entertainment. The round was led by media company Fox Corporation, privately-held conglomerate Cox Enterprises, and Saudi Arabian investment company Sanabil Investments. Additionally, the round was joined by the Silicon Valley venture-capital firms Andreessen Horowitz and […]

YouTuber makes fake CSGO cheats to punish cheaters with hilarious punishments

YouTuber and Twitch streamer “ScriptKid” developed some special “cheats” for CSGO that would horribly backfire once downloaded by players looking to violate the game’s principles. The post YouTuber makes fake CSGO cheats to punish cheaters with hilarious punishments appeared first on TalkEsport. Read More

Is Apex Legends Getting A Paintball LTM?

Leaks suggest a Paintball LTM will be making its way into Apex Legends. Since the inception of Apex Legends, limited-time modes have been few and far between. There have been different LTMs here and there, but nothing too unique. To top it off, many of these modes ran for a single day and have […]

Evil Geniuses Overrun Gen.G With 3-0 Score To Win Cs_Summit 6 Online: North America

The Evil Geniuses plotted their way to another victory. Generation G was not able to resist EG in the final match of the North American division of cs_summit 6. After two events, the NA RMR region stays the closest one: the difference between 1st and 4th places of the ranking is only 425 points. Gen.G […]

CS:GO: BIG Crush Vitality To Win CS_Summit 6 Europe

BIG is victorious yet again. Berlin International Gaming keeps its successful online run with a confident win over Vitality in the final match of cs_summit 6 Online: Europe. With that done, BIG instantly moves to the 8th position of the European RMR, now having 2000 ranking points. Vitality had a one map advantage since they […]

Call of Duty League Phil “Momo” Whitfield Fired Over Sexual Assault Allegations

Call of Duty caster Momo is no longer with the league. Activision/Blizzard has moved forward with their plans to let go of Phil “Momo” Whitfield. The Call of Duty League alum broadcaster has been hit with allegations of sexual assault . These allegations were reportedly shown to Activision/Blizzard […]

TSM-Entity wins PMIS 2020

PUBG Mobile India Series concluded with TSM-Entity becoming the champions and winning a huge prize amount of ₹20,00,000. TSM-Entity had a dominating start right from day one, and they finished day two in the same way. It was a tough competition after the 11th match when Fnatic was almost close to challenge TSM-Entity for that […]

PMIS 2020 Finals Day One: Results and Synopsis

PUBG Mobile India Series 2020 was announced recently and its finals are set to take place on 4th and 5th of July. Top 16 teams qualifying from a long race of pre-qualifiers till Semi-Finals are here to fight for the huge price pool of Rs 50,00,000. Day One was full of unexpected zone shifts, strong […]

Dota 2: Patch 7.27a Is Out, TI’s Prize Pool Reaches $27,000,000

We’ve rounded up all the latest news from the world of Dota 2, including the latest item changes and an update on the TI 10 prize pool. Compared to previous months, the Dota 2 news for the start of July isn’t quite exciting when you get down to it. There aren’t that many tournaments and […]

League of Legends: 2020 Ezreal ADC Guide

Looking for a champion to abuse for LP this month? Look no further, Ezreal is your go-to champion for July! Statistics don’t lie and Ezreal is running rampant on the rift. With a solid 51% win rate and 37% pick rate in games above platinum ELO as of 10.12, Ezreal is an extremely strong pick. […]

League of Legends: ADC Starting Item Guide- When To Build Cull Versus Doran’s

We take a look at starting items for ADCs and the most recent debate of Cull vs Doran’s Blade. If you’re like me and enjoy keeping things simple Doran’s Blade is the no-brainer option, it’s been around for years. But what if I told you it might not be your best option? ADC is a […]

CSGO Source 2 Is Reportedly Cancelled

Looks like CSGO won’t be getting the engine upgrade anytime soon. The post CSGO Source 2 Is Reportedly Cancelled appeared first on TalkEsport. Read More

CSGO pro Dosia gets banned from Twitch

The 32-year-old pro and streamer received a temporary ban from Twitch for some offensive words he said on stream. The post CSGO pro Dosia gets banned from Twitch appeared first on TalkEsport. Read More

Flashpoint holds payment of $150,000 from CSPPA, reports say

Flashpoint reportedly refuses to proceed with the payment until their complaints to CSPPA are cleared. The post Flashpoint holds payment of $150,000 from CSPPA, reports say appeared first on TalkEsport. Read More

SCUF Gaming Drops Official Call Of Duty League Controllers

SCUF Gaming, a consistent innovator in professional gaming controllers, has just teamed up with the Call of Duty League for some high-quality video game swag. With this new collaboration comes brand new official CDL controllers that feature team colors, logos, and highly functional design. The new line of SCUF controllers commemorates the inaugural season of […]

Ubisoft Begins Technical Test For Hyper Scape

A new addition to the Battle Royale genre is here with some unique twists Looking for a new game to devote way too much time to this weekend? Look no further than Ubisoft’s new battle royale game – Hyper Scape. A brand-new urban battle royale begins today. #HyperScape is now live on Twitch! Watch streams […]

League Of Legends: Who Can Usurp Cloud9’s LCS Throne?

Cloud9 is far and ahead the best team in the LCS, but there are some who show promise to defeat them. For the past two years, Team Liquid dominated the LCS. None though their demise would be so quick, but 2020’s Cloud9 roster blew past all expectations and claimed the LCS throne. Their spring split […]

Call of Duty Celebrates Fourth Of July With Patriotic Updates

A special update is coming for America’s most patriotic holiday. With the amount of praise that Call of Duty: Warzone has gotten over the past year, COD fans want as many game updates as possible. So, Activision/Blizzard is giving fans exactly that to celebrate the Fourth of July. Updates on Updates CharlieIntel, one of the […]

Dota 2: The International 10 Collector’s Cache Is Here

It’s that time of the year again, the Collector’s Cache is here. After a few weeks since Valve decided to release the Battle Pass Bundle, we now have another surprise. One of the most interesting aspects of every Battle Pass is the Collector’s Cache. This is a special item that allows each player to receive […]

VALORANT Agent Guide: Raze

Most Valorant Agents are equipped with tools to play mind games, but Raze is one loud and proud duelist. Raze is an unapologetic and explosive agent that focuses on disrupting and destroying the enemy team. All of Raze’s abilities can damage your teammates so think twice before throwing caution to the wind. Raze was considered […]

The Biggest Esports of H1 2020 by Total Prize Pool

The loss of live events due to the global COVID-19 pandemic has taken a significant toll on prize money distribution during the first half of 2020. Nearly all major esports award the bulk of their prize money during in-person, international events – many of which cannot be replaced by an online equivalent. As a result, […]

Ubisoft Promises “Structural Shift” After Sexual Misconduct Allegations

French game company Ubisoft Entertainment has detailed “a structural shift” in response to recent allegations of sexual misconduct against multiple executives and senior game development staff.  In an internal letter, CEO Yves Guillemot outlined measures including the appointment of Lidwine Sauer as head of workplace culture, and the creation of a head of diversity and […]

Golden Guardians on Entering the World of Warcraft Raid Race

NBA franchise company Golden State Warriors’ first major foray into esports came when the company was selected as a long term partner for the League of Legends Championship Series. Since then, GSW’s esports brand, Golden Guardians, has slowly expanded into a number of competitive titles. Most recently, the organization took a rather unique step and […]

Call of Duty League 2020 Championships Could Be Held On LAN Depending On League Vote

In their most recent podcast, NRG owners H3CZ and Andy Miller discussed the possibility of CoD Champs being held on LAN. Hector ‘H3CZ’ Rodriguez and Andy Miller are both co-owners of NRG, owners of the Chicago Huntsmen and many other successful esports teams. In their recent podcast together “The NRG Duo Podcast” they discussed the […]

A teenager from Punjab spent Rs 16 Lakh on PUBG Mobile

We all are well-aware about the in-game items that can be purchased in PUBG Mobile, be it player costumes, weapon skins, items, royal pass, premium crates and much more. A teenager from Kharar, Punjab started his PUBG Mobile journey a month ago and probably wanted to show his prowess in game when it came to […]

Prize Pool for The International Passes $25M, Sees Record Single-Day Increase

The International 10 prize pool has surpassed $25M USD, with the recent Dota 2 Battle Pass level bundle sale having raised the total tournament winnings by a single-day record of $4M. As shown by the Dota 2 Prize Pool Tracker, as of day 37 since release the current total is $6.2M and 34.7% higher […]

UKFC Secures 13-Year Naming Rights to University of Kentucky’s Esports Facilities

The University of Kentucky and the UK Federal Credit Union signed a 13-year naming rights deal for the university’s esports complex this week. Under the terms of this partnership, UKFC will serve as the sponsor and the esports venue will be named the “UK Federal Credit Union Esports Lounge and Theater.”   While UK Sports and […]

Riot Vanguard bans 3700+ cheaters in VALORANT using premium and paid cheats

The cheaters seem to have paid more than $100 for their cheats. The post Riot Vanguard bans 3700+ cheaters in VALORANT using premium and paid cheats appeared first on TalkEsport. Read More

EVO Online Cancelled Following Serious Allegations Of Abuse By Co-Founder

Accusations against EVO’s Co-Founder Joey ‘MrWizard’ Cuellar alleging sexual misconduct involving minors’ surfaced on Twitter, prompting the organization decision. Tournament organizers made the announcement on Twitter on July 2. “Over the past 24 hours, in response to serious allegations recently made public on Twitter, we have made the first of a series of important decisions […]

Captain America Makes His Fortnite Debut

Captain America has made his way into Fortnite: Battle Royale. The rumors are true, and Marvel Comics character Captain America has found his way into Fortnite. With the recent release of Fortnite Patch v13.20, Twitter leakers hinted at the famous comic book character finding his way into the popular Battle Royale title. Today’s Fortnite item […]

Code Red Esports Going Public Might Indicate Paul “Redeye” Chaloner is Not Walking Away From Esports

This article was co-written with Kevin Hitt. British esports agency Code Red Esports is in the process of going public on the Toronto Stock Exchange Venture Exchange , a marketplace for emerging companies, through a reverse takeover , according to documents seen by The Esports Observer. The agency first entered into a letter of intent […]

Former Esports athlete Reckful passes away at the age of 31

Twitch Streamer Reckful Passes away at 31 The post Former Esports athlete Reckful passes away at the age of 31 appeared first on TalkEsport. Read More

VALORANT Agent Guide: Reyna

One of the concerns of Valorant in closed beta was the minimal pool of agents to choose from. Riot answered this issue with Reyna, a pub stomper with a broken toolkit if not shut down early. Reyna’s abilities Reyna is a disgustingly powerful Agent, and fans had no idea the slaughter that was coming with […]

ESL reveals first 18 teams to play ESL One Cologne 2020

The ESL One Cologne is set to take place from August 21-30 after being initially delayed because of the coronavirus pandemic throughout the globe. The tournament is hopefully scheduled to be held in the studio in Cologne.  The tournament has a prize pool of $1 million and will be one of the largest tournaments in […]

June Investment Recap: Celebrity Investments, Funding Tech Development, and TSXV Listings

June marks only the second month this year in which The Esports Observer tracked 10 or more investments disclosed during the month. In June, esports relevant companies disclosed $196.85M USD raised in investments, bringing the total sum of disclosed investments in 2020 to $1.12B. While the esports industry is still recovering from the impact of […]

Virtus.pro Partners With Russian Branch of Haval Automotives

Russian and CIS esports club Virtus.pro has named Haval as its official automotive sponsor, focusing specifically on its Dota 2 team. The agreement includes logo placement on Virtus.pro’s player jerseys.  The deal itself is with Haval Motor Manufacturing Rus LLC, which distributes the Chinese automotive brand’s SUVs and spare parts within the Russian Federation. This […]

The Top Twitch Content of H1 2020

With one notable exception, the story of the most-watched Twitch content of 2020 thus far is in many ways a continuation of trends that began in 2019. All but two categories are games or content that existed on the platform before 2019 and have merely swapped places as their popularity ebbs and flows. In the […]

Dota 2: Virtus.pro Partners With Automotive Marque Haval

From now on, Haval is an exclusive sponsor of Virtus.pro. Russian esports powerhouse Virtus.pro announces their partnership with Haval, a Chinese marque owned by Great Wall Motors. “The first of its kind massive-scale partnership is aimed at the first esports club’s Dota 2 roster” – says the announcement. Jerome Saigot, CEO of “Haval Motor Rus” […]

CS:GO: Renegades Add MithR As Permanent Coach

Torbjørn “mithR” Nyborg joins Renegades on a permanent basis after a 3-month trial period. The move to a long-term partnership became possible after the very successful trial period; Over the course of the three months under mithR’s coaching, the Renegades achieved victories at ESL One: Road to Rio – Oceania and Dreamhack Masters Spring Oceania. […]

Sgt. Frank Woods Could Be Coming to Modern Warfare in a Black Ops Crossover

Black Ops fan favorite Sgt. Frank Woods looks to be dropping into Verdansk with Captain Price in a Black Ops X Modern Warfare crossover In the recent Season 4: Reloaded update to Call of Duty Modern Warfare and Warzone, plenty of new files were added to the game. This included new audio files, which indicate […]

TobiWan permanently quits esports scene following harassment allegations

The renowned Dota 2 caster won’t be casting any games from now on. The post TobiWan permanently quits esports scene following harassment allegations appeared first on TalkEsport. Read More

UK House Of Lords Calls For “immediate” Loot Boxes Regulation

The House of Lords Gambling Committee says video game loot boxes should be regulated under gambling laws. The Lords say Loot Boxes should be classified as “games of chance”. Bringing them in line with the UK Gambling Act 2005. “If a product looks like gambling and feels like gambling, it should be regulated as gambling,” […]

DreamHack Renews With Recycling Brand Pantamera for 2020

DreamHack has renewed its partnership with recycling brand Pantamera for 2020. The two will collaborate on a new talk show format to be produced in the DreamHack Studio in Stockholm, Sweden. Pantamera will also have a presence at DreamHack Winter in December.  Pantamera is the brand used for all marketing communications by Returpack, a privately […]

League Of Legends: G2 Esports Sign Taco As New General Manager

G2 Esports has welcomed a new General Manager for its League of Legends side, as Taco Storm joins G2. Taco Storm was formally at Riot Games and joins G2 Esports in a role previously held by Oliver “IzpAH” Steer, and before that Mitch “Boris” Voorspoels. The reason for IzpAH’s departure from G2 Esports is at […]

Psyonix Revamps Rocket League Esports With Year-Long RLCS X

Rocket League Championship Series will get some big changes for season 10. Psyonix is going to be shifting from a two-season a year format to one year-long season for the game’s 10th RLCS season. The changes will come into effect for the newly named Rocket League Championship Series X . The season will get underway […]

Fortnite: Clix Leaves Misfits Gaming, Joins NRG Esports

One of Fortnite’s best young talents has joined one of esports most prominent organizations. Professional Fortnite player and popular Twitch personality Cody “Clix” Conrad announced his departure from Misfits Gaming after spending over a year with the organization. The 15-year-old double Fortnite World Cup finalist began teasing an announcement earlier this week. Many believed that […]

Is Valorant down for Indian ISPs?

While VALORANT servers are up and working, Indian players are finding themselves unable to play the game. The post Is Valorant down for Indian ISPs? appeared first on TalkEsport. Read More

Luckbox moves to recruitment drive following stock exchanging listing

After closing its most recent CAD 4.5 million funding round, the management of the Luckbox esports betting site has decided on a push for recruitment. Luckbox announces that it is searching for “five major new hires” as the company is going forward as soon as it becomes a Toronto TSX Projects […]

Psyonix Revamps RLCS With New Format and $4.5M Prize Pool

Psyonix revealed significant changes to its Rocket League Championship Series structure, as reported by the Esports Observer last month. The newly named RLCS X will feature a new competitive format and a $4.5M USD prize pool that the league is calling a “first-step toward a brand-new vision for the RLCS.” The new season is set […]

Abios and betting platform Pinnacle bet on partnership

Pinnacle has formed a collaboration with B2B sports data and analytics provider Abios. In order to “facilitate additional changes to the renowned esports offering of this business,” the Swedish data provider will be able to link Pinnacle. Marco Blume, Pinnacle Trading Director, gave the partnership a further comment, “Much has changed at Pinnacle since it began over a decade ago when we started trading esports. The industry does its utmost to fit the odds for big titles and events that most bookmakers now have. “However, there is a significant difference […]

Riot Games to Establish APAC Headquarters in Shanghai, NetEase Starts Construction on $710M Esports Park 

For China and the rest of the world, the first half of 2020 is significant in history, as the global fight with COVID-19 rages on. Last week, the global confirmed cases of COVID-19 passed 10M.  For China, the second wave of COVID-19 remains a serious concern for people and businesses, including the esports industry. At […]

Dota 2: How Will the Meta Change in Patch 7.27?

Here is how the meta could change in Dota 2’s newest patch. Dota 2 is a game that tends to go through regular updates. A few years ago, Valve used to release a lot of big updates that completely changed the game. However, since many players weren’t so keen on this, the company decided to […]

VALORANT Agent Guide: Phoenix

Valorant’s agents each have their own toolkit which offers something unique in every match. This article will be running down Phoenix’s abilities, and how to use them to dominate. Phoenix was featured in Valorant’s most recent cinematic, Duelists, for when the game launched earlier in June. This hot-head uses fire to control the enemy, clear […]

How TSM Expanded from a Single Esports Team to Multi-Vertical Media Company

The average sports fan doesn’t usually view their favorite team as an all-in-one events, production, and marketing company. Yet, all three can turn the star power of athletes into reliable revenue; and while competitive video gaming lacks the mighty media deals that sustain most sports teams, an increasing number of esports organizations are diversifying their […]

TaKeTV Extends Partnership With Panasonic by Two Years

German esports service provider TaKeTV has extended its cooperation with technology company Panasonic until 2022. The partnership initially began in June 2019. As part of the deal, Panasonic is equipping TaKeTV with a set of professional cameras, including 4K-ready broadcast cameras for its studio, and its latest television sets. In June, TaKeTV revealed another partnership: […]

The Most Watched Twitch Channels of H1 2020

Whatever expectations Twitch viewers had for 2020 were quickly thrown out the window in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Streaming viewership worldwide soared, with Stream Elements reporting that Twitch saw 101% growth year-over-year in April. On top of the general growing interest in streaming and gaming, the closed beta of Riot Games’ new shooter […]

Pakistan temporarily bans PUBG Mobile: PTA

Pakistan Telecommunications Authority has imposed a ban on mobile game PUBG across the country. According to the latest statement issued by the PTA, the spokesperson said that the service of PUBG Game has been temporarily suspended in Pakistan. A PTA spokesman said a final decision on a complete ban on the game would be made […]

TOP Esports Changes Streaming Partner From Huya to DouYu

Chinese organization TOP Esports announced that it has signed an exclusive streaming deal with local livestreaming platform DouYu, effectively ending its agreement with Huya.  All TES League of Legends players will be streaming on DouYu, and Huya’s logo will be replaced by Douyu’s on its team jerseys. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.  […]

Discord Receives $100M Funding to Accelerate Growth

Messaging and VoIP platform Discord raised a $100M USD investment in June. In a blog post on Tuesday, its founders addressed several topics, including taking action “against white supremacists, racists, and others who seek to use Discord for evil” and its previously unannounced venture funding. Discord, which currently has more than 100M monthly active users, […]

Nerd Street Gamers Raises $10M to Support its Capital-Intensive Growth Plan

Philadelphia-based esports infrastructure company Nerd Street Gamers secured a $10M USD Series B financing round Tuesday to support its “rapid growth through 2020 and beyond.” Participants in the investment included existing investors T1 co-owner Comcast Spectacor, discount store chain Five Below, as well as venture capital firms Elevate Capital and SeventySix Capital.  Nerd Street Gamers, […]

Twitch streamer gets struck by lightning live during Rocket League game

The Rocket League pro was casting a game live when she was struck by lightning through her controller. The post Twitch streamer gets struck by lightning live during Rocket League game appeared first on TalkEsport. Read More

Houston Outlaws Fires Overwatch Streamer Violet

The Houston Outlaws end their sponsorship with their partnered streamer Violet, effective “immediately.” The Houston Outlaws released Violet from their content creation staff in a short text, a week after the team referred to the streamer using their dead name publicly. is it wrong to hurt from getting let go thru a text middle school […]

EA Issues Statement Regarding Gaming/Esports Industry Abuse, Harassment, and Misconduct

Game publisher Electronic Arts has released a statement in response to the wave of stories coming from women within the gaming and esports space regarding their experiences with sexual misconduct and online or in-game harassment. “These behaviors are never ok – not in our communities or any others,” the statement reads. EA then outlines several […]

VALORANT Agent Guide: Jett

Valorant has a lot of agents, each will have a toolkit specialized at providing specific utility to their team. Duelists are one of the classes of Valorant that play aggressively and Jett is no exception. One of the initial poster children for Valorant is the pseudo-Airbender Jett. Jett uses a host of abilities to obtain […]

Fortnite: What’s New In Patch v13.20?

Fortnite Chapter 2 – Season 3’s first patch is officially here. Fortnite is nearly three weeks removed from the release of Chapter 2 – Season 3. From the very beginning, Fortnite leakers informed their following of many different intricacies about this new season. We know that cars will make their appearance at some point, and […]

India Bans 59 Chinese Apps Including Mobile Legends and Clash of Kings

The Indian government has released a list of 59 apps that will be banned in the country, most of which are Chinese. An official statement made by the Ministry of Electronics and IT states that these apps “engaged in activities which are prejudicial to the sovereignty and integrity of India, defense of India, security of […]

CS:GO, Dota 2 Take Majority of Top 10 Spots – Weekly Twitch Top 10s, June 22-28

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and Dota 2 tournaments have routinely claimed top spots in Twitch’s list of top channels since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. This week, however, the Valve esports went one step further, claiming the top six spots on the Top 10.  On the content side, the loss of drops for Escape From […]

PlayBrain Raises $6M Series A Investment

Japanese esports content provider PlayBrain announced that it has closed a $6M USD Series A financing round, bringing the company’s total funds raised to $8M. Existing investor BITKRAFT Esports Ventures participated in the financing round. PlayBrain revealed that it plans to use the investment’s proceeds to grow its footprint, expand into additional esports and entertainment […]

League of Legends: Perkz Replaced By P1noy For Week Four

G2 Esports has subbed in ADC Kristoffer “P1noy” Albao Lund Pedersen for week four of the League of Legends European Championship. P1noy will start his first weekend of matches since joining G2 Esports at the start of the year. The ADC player will need to adjust fast, with G2 Esports currently at 4-3 as they […]

Mastercard to Become Official Payment Partner of Northern League of Legends Championship

DreamHack and Mastercard have announced a partnership which will make credit card company the official payment partner of the Northern League of Legends Championship during the 2020 season. The brand will also offer viewer rewards through a “Priceless Play of the Match” incentive program. Financial terms were not disclosed. DreamHack has made several moves to […]

Dota 2: Valve Decide To Extend Battle Pass Bundle Sale

Although it was only going to be available for a few days, Valve have decided to extend the sales of the Battle Pass Bundle. The Battle Pass Bundle is one of the things that makes every Battle Pass so special. Offered by Valve each year, this promotion allows players to get a bunch of Battle […]

Dota 2: Team Secret To Take Break Until August

After a string of amazing performances,Team Secret decide it’s time for a well-earned rest. It’s safe to say that Team Secret is the best team in the world. They have been absolutely flawless in the last couple of months. In fact, ever since the COVID-19 pandemic, the European powerhouse have won pretty much all their […]

Redeye takes leave from esports following harassment accusations by James Banks

Redeye has been involved with the esports scene for 18 years. The post Redeye takes leave from esports following harassment accusations by James Banks appeared first on TalkEsport. Read More

BenQ launches EX2780Q 144hz Gaming Monitor with HDRi and treVolo Speakers

Monitors are not limited to just a PC set-up. Monitors can also be used to connect to a laptop or console to get the maximum out of other devices. With EX270Q, that has multiple connectivity ports, you can unleash a plethora of options when it comes to gaming or entertainment. Apart from having high refresh […]

Riot Teases Next Valorant Agent And New Game Modes

Executive Producer Anna Donlon speaks to Valorant fans on Acts, Episodes, new agents, and more. Valorant Executive Producer Anna Donlon spoke on the game’s future in a video released today by Riot Games. In the video, Donlon clarifies the difference between Acts and Episodes, and teases the release of the next Valorant agent along with […]

President Donald Trump Banned From Twitch

Donald Trump has been banned from Twitch. United States President Donald J. Trump received a ban from the popular Twitch streaming website earlier today. Esports insider Rod “Slasher” Breslau reported the news on his Twitter account. According to Slasher, President Trump’s ban came down due to ‘hateful conduct.’ Breaking: Twitch has suspended Donald […]

League Of Legends: 100 Thieves Bench Meteos And Stunt, Will Start Contractz And Poome

100 Thieves is experimenting with their LCS roster. Changes are coming to the 100 Thieves League of Legends Championship Series starting roster this week as jungler William “Meteos” Hartman and William “Stunt” Chen will be benched for week four. In place of the benched starters, 100 Thieves will look to Academy jungler Juan “Contractz” Arturo […]

Twitch suspends US President Donald Trump’s account

Twitch has been on a ban spree and the latest to get under the hammer is U.S. President Donald Trump. The Amazon-owned streaming platform has temporarily suspended President Trump’s account for ‘hateful conduct.’ President Trump is resuming his Twitch’s campaign for the upcoming elections, hence the activity on the account went up recently. Twitch apparently […]

Valorant to have 6 new agents every year; upcoming agent teased by Riot

The next VALORANT act which goes live in just over a month is set to feature a new agent. The post Valorant to have 6 new agents every year; upcoming agent teased by Riot appeared first on TalkEsport. Read More

Vodafone Giants CEO on Acquisitions, Investments, and the Necessity of ‘International Returns’

Spanish esports organization Vodafone Giants made a series of announcements in the last two months that are opening it up to expand its operations internationally. Following the acquisition of X6tence by its parent company Giants Gaming Esports and closing a round of investments in May, it announced that Red Bull joined Nike and other brands […]

200 Player Matches Are Finally Coming To Call Of Duty: Warzone

200 Player Matches are Finally Coming to Call of Duty: Warzone After months of speculation following leaks from the game files, it is finally announced that 200 player matches will be coming to Call of Duty: Warzone. The official Call of Duty twitter posted a gif that spells out the number 200 in parachute emojis. […]

Paul “Redeye” Chaloner Resigns as Director of Code Red Amid Allegations

Paul “Redeye” Chaloner is walking away from esports and resigning as the director of Code Red, an esports consultancy agency. One of the most prolific esports hosts in the industry, Chaloner has recently been the target of accusations by esports commentator James Banks, who described alleged workplace abuses including a physical assault perpetrated by Chaloner. […]

Apex Legends Meta Update: Revenant’s And Lifeline’s Success Jumps

Apex Legends’ meta is shaking up with the Lost Treasures balancing update with Revenant becoming a top-four Legend. The Apex Legends meta update is one of the most solidified metas in esports. In recent months, Gibraltar and Caustic have shaken up the Wattson, Pathfinder and Wraith meta, which has dominated for the longest time. Despite […]

Indian Govt bans 59 Chinese apps including Mobile Legends: Bang Bang

Govt bans 59 Chinese apps including Mobile Legends: Bang Bang The post Indian Govt bans 59 Chinese apps including Mobile Legends: Bang Bang appeared first on TalkEsport. Read More

HyperX Partners With Esports Stadium Arlington Ahead of July Grand Re-Opening

Esports Stadium Arlington announced Monday a partnership with gaming peripherals company HyperX. HyperX has been named the “preferred peripherals sponsor” and will provide the gaming center, a pay-to-play LAN area within the venue featuring PCs and consoles, with headsets, keyboards, mice, controller charging docks, and mouse pads at every available station. The company will also […]

TSM wins $50K Valorant North American T1 x Ignition Series

The first North American Valorant Ignition Series brought together by T1 and Nerd Street Gamers came to an end yesterday with Team Solomid easily winning the Grand Finals without dropping a map against team T1. Ignition Series is a worldwide series aimed at developing the competitive Valorant eco-system. The series aims at bringing together top […]

Call of Duty League Announce Post-Season Format for Challengers

The $500K prize pool will be split between three regions, with LCQ’s, guaranteed spots and an imminent roster lock. The Call of Duty League has announced it will hold it’s end of year championship for CDL Challengers teams online. This may come as a worry to professionals and fans alike. It could be a sign […]

HyperX Partners With Esports Stadium Arlington Ahead of July Grand Re-Opening

Esports Stadium Arlington announced Monday a partnership with gaming peripherals company HyperX. HyperX has been named the “preferred peripherals sponsor” and will provide the gaming center, a pay-to-play LAN area within the venue featuring PCs and consoles, with headsets, keyboards, mice, controller charging docks, and mouse pads at every available station. The company will also […]

Dota 2: Patch 7.27 Is Here

We take a look at some of the big changes in the latest Dota 2 update, including the brand new item Blitz Knuckles. After IceFrog promised us a new update a few days ago, it finally arrived. The first part of path 7.27 is finally here, and it covers the general, as well as the […]

Fortnite: $15,000 Intel NUC Elite Cup Results Featuring Bugha, Khanada, Tfue & More!

NA East’s first trios tournament produced some exciting results! Competitive Fortnite’s premier Practice Server hosted the first-ever Intel NUC Elite Cup for both NA East and NA West trios. The competition featured some of Fortnite’s most notable names, including World Cup Champion Bugha, Tfue, UnknownxArmy, Clix and many more. Practice Server also hosted Open Qualifiers, […]

Dota 2: BEYOND EPIC Sparking Arrow Gaming Wins Chinese Division

Here is what went down in China’s division of the Beyond Epic tournament. BEYOND EPIC was a really interesting tournament that gathered some of the best teams in the world. Even though it was online, we saw the most dominant European, CIS and Chinese teams playing across three divisions for their share of the prize […]

New CSGO Anticheat Bypassed Already

The new beta branch is also found to cause repeated stutters in the game. The post New CSGO Anticheat Bypassed Already appeared first on TalkEsport. Read More

Call of Duty League Power Rankings: Week 11

The Florida Mutineers take the crown this week as they become the first team to win three Home Series’ this year, but how do the rest of the teams line up? 12. Paris Legion The Paris Legion took a 3-0 and 3-1 defeat from the Florida Mutineers and London Royal Ravens sending them home […]

CSGO Servers Are Down Globally

Thousands of users have started reporting that CSGO servers are going offline. The issue started only a few minutes ago but hasn’t been fixed yet. Many Steam servers and game servers are down as a result, and CSGO servers are no exception to that. Reports show well over a thousand reports on CSGO servers being […]

Dr Disrespect finally speaks up about the abrupt Twitch ban

A day after receiving a permanent ban from Twitch, Dr Disrespect has finally come out and tweeted out a statement thanking his fans for all the support and tried to address the nature of his ban. He revealed that Twitch has yet to contact him about the reason for the abrupt ban and whether it […]

Fortnite: MrSavage, Benjyfishy And LeTsHe Dominate The $10,000 Amar Trios Cup

Europe’s best trio proved their talent in the Amar Trios Cup. Competitive Fortnite’s first legitimate trios tournament is in the books after two days and three rounds of intense competition. Many wondered what the landscape would look like, given the new map, weapons and overall feel of Fortnite Chapter 2 – Season 3. The $10K […]

Twitch is issuing refunds to Dr Disrespect subscribers after channel ban

According to sources close to the matter, Twitch is issuing refunds to subscribers of Dr Disrespect just hours after he was perma-banned on the site. An email was sent out by Twitch to his subscribers today, saying their subscription to his channel would be refunded and the money for the remaining time would soon reflect […]

Brazillian Bank BS2 Exits Soccer to Sponsor Vivo Keyd and paiN Gaming

BS2, a digital bank in Brazil, is now sponsoring two of the main esports organizations in the country, paiN Gaming and Vivo Keyd. Both sponsorships were announced at the same time by the bank on Friday. According to the announcement, it is a movement by the company to establish itself as a partner in the […]

How the #MeToo movement is taking a toll on the world of esports

Years after the #MeToo movement originally surfaced, women across the esports scene are gathering the courage to speak up. The post How the #MeToo movement is taking a toll on the world of esports appeared first on TalkEsport. Read More

Dota 2: Natus Vincere’s New Dota 2 Roster

Here is what’s new with the roster of one of the biggest Dota 2 teams in the world. Natus`Vincere are one of the most loved Dota 2 teams out there. Many of the old-school players probably remember the days when this was the best team in the world. Even though that’s definitely not the case […]

League of Legends: LEC Power Shift – Who Will Be The Best In Europe?

Fnatic and G2 are currently looking up at Mad Lions and Rogue. Here’s a fun fact: Since its inception in 2013, the LEC has seen the split end with either Fnatic or G2 in first or second place EVERY. SINGLE. SPLIT. More currently, the last two splits included both G2 and Fnatic in first and […]

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Creative Director steps down being caught cheating on his wife

Ashraf Ismail, creative director for Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, steps down after being caught cheating on his wife. The post Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Creative Director steps down being caught cheating on his wife appeared first on TalkEsport. Read More

Dr Disrespect Permanently Banned On Twitch

A famous Twitch icon has received a channel ban from Twitch. Herschel “Dr Disrespect” Beahm IV has been banned on Twitch today for an unknown reason. The news first broke via esports insider Rod “Slasher” Breslau on Twitter. Details are sparse at this point, but Slasher states that this was not due to a DMCA […]

Dr Disrespect permanently banned from Twitch

Herschel Beahm IV who is widely known as is in-game alias Dr. Disrespect has been handed a Twitch ban, multiple reports have surfaced. The 38-year old American streamer has been in the news multiple times for violating community guidelines in the past. The Video Game journalist for CNN, Shannon Liao reported that the Amazon-owned streaming […]

MSI Announces Intent to Terminate Relationship With Method

    PC manufacturer MSI has issued a public statement announcing that it is working to terminate its partnership with esports organization Method “effective immediately.” This follows a similar announcement made by CORSAIR yesterday, which has ended its sponsorship of Method.   “Although we have greatly enjoyed our partnership with Method over the past years,” […]

New CSGO beta update restricts third-party programs’ interactions to fight cheaters

CSGO devs have significantly reduced the types of programs and files allowed to interact with the game from background. The post New CSGO beta update restricts third-party programs’ interactions to fight cheaters appeared first on TalkEsport. Read More

Changhan Kim Appointed CEO of PUBG Corp Parent Krafton

South Korean holding company Krafton Game Union has named Changham Kim as its new CEO. Best known for its battle royale esports title PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS, Krafton will retain Kim in a dual role as the CEO of one of its subsidiaries, PUBG Corp. In an inauguration speech, Kim said the company would evolve Krafton’s collective […]

Fortnite: Epic Games Address Missing DreamHack Anaheim Payouts And Support-A-Creator

The Fortnite developers updated all parties on the missing DreamHack Anaheim payouts and the Support-A-Creator program. Epic Games released another blog post update today, addressing the lack of DreamHack Anaheim payouts and the state of the Support-A-Creator program. The former of which had not been discussed by Epic Games since the event concluded back in […]

Rise Nation Reportedly In Talks To Join The Call of Duty League

Rise Nation is rising up again. Rise Nation announced along with their rebrand that they have an interest in and have had discussions about joining the Call of Duty League as recently as a few months ago. After announcing the team’s rebrand and upcoming charity Warzone event which starts tonight at 5:10 PM EST. Co-founder […]

Nova Esports Partners With Indian Esports Organization Godlike Esports

Hong Kong-based esport organization Nova Esports has announced a partnership with Indian PUBG MOBILE organization Godlike Esports. As per the announcement, Nova Esports will be looking after players’ salaries, boot camp support, and provide the team with international exposure.  The team will play under the name Nova Godlike and a new logo has been released […]

Nielsen Appoints New Head of Esports Division

Nielsen has promoted Nielsen Sports executive Matthew Yazge to also now lead its esports division in North America, taking over for Nicole Pike, who recently left to rival YouGov. Yazge was previously Nielsen Sports’ head of brand sponsorships; he will retain that role but will now also have additional responsibilities involving driving new business and […]

Overwatch League: Win Double Tokens This Weekend

Win twice as many OWL tokens this weekend watching the Overwatch League. All Overwatch League tokens drops are doubled between June 27 and June 28. What could possibly be better than tokens? 🤔 Try DOUBLE TOKENS ✌ From June 27-28 tune in to any #OWL2020 match and earn twice as much toward your favorite skins […]

Malaysia Electronic Sports Federation Signs $3.2M Partnership With Dynasty Esports

The Malaysia Electronic Sports Federation has revealed a partnership with Dynasty Esports The deal is valued at RM140 million over five years, according to the announcement, and it includes the creation of a white-labeled digital management platform that will host all domestic players, organizations, and competitions. Some of the planned functionality of the […]

Dota 2: Virtus.Pro Knocks Out OG And TI 10’s Prize Pool Reaches $20 Million

Virtus.Pro win against OG, and the latest battle pass continues to break levels, with TI 10’s prize pool reaching $20 million USD. The Beyond Epic: Europe & CIS is slowly coming to an end. This tournament brought together some of the best teams in these two regions who fought with everything they have. After Alliance […]

DotA 2 caster TobiWan accused by multiple women for sexual abuse; Voice lines removed from Battle Pass

Three different women resorted to Twitter to raise allegations against TobiWan for sexual abuse. The post DotA 2 caster TobiWan accused by multiple women for sexual abuse; Voice lines removed from Battle Pass appeared first on TalkEsport. Read More

The International 10 ‘Dota 2’ Tournament Prize Pool surpasses $20 Million

The Battle Points bundle is showing its impact on the prize pool. The post The International 10 ‘Dota 2’ Tournament Prize Pool surpasses $20 Million appeared first on TalkEsport. Read More

Fortnite: Epic Games Reduces Helicopter Spawn Rate In Competitive Playlists

Epic Games implemented a significant change to competitive playlists much to the delight of competitive players. Fortnite Chapter 2 – Season 3’s competitive landscape is beginning to take shape. One week after the season’s release, Epic Games released a tentative schedule including Trio and Solo Cash Cups, announced Daily Trios Cups and some exciting third-party […]

FaZe Clan Begins Valorant Roster with Corey and JasonR

Corey “Corey” Nigra and Jason “JasonR” Ruchelski have joined FaZe Clan as a part of their Valorant roster. Valorant is released in full with patch 1.02 bringing in Competitive play for the main player base. Even in the mode’s absence, organizations such as TwitchRivals, 100Thieves, and T1 have put on impressive competitions amongst the top […]

Pokémon Unite’s reveal becomes the most disliked video in Nintendo history

Pokémon Unite’s reveal has almost 150,000 dislikes on YouTube. The post Pokémon Unite’s reveal becomes the most disliked video in Nintendo history appeared first on TalkEsport. Read More

How to surrender in Valorant?

Because some games are just not winnable. The post How to surrender in Valorant? appeared first on TalkEsport. Read More

JasonR joins FaZe Clan as VALORANT team captain

FaZe Clan on its twitter has announced about the addition of JasonR to the team’s Professional Valorant division who will also take the role of anchoring for the same. After retiring from CS:GO in 2017, Jason “jasonR” Ruchelski had been streaming the same on his Twitch along with a plethora of games before he decided […]

League of Legends: Riot Games Holds In-Game COVID-19 Charity Fundraiser

Riot Games is taking more steps to contribute to the fight against COVID. Today, Riot Games announced a new, limited-time event for League of Legends players. From today until July 23 at 1 pm PT, all proceeds from the sales of certain in-game items will be donated to support frontline healthcare workers. There are a […]

David Beckham Co-Owned Guild Esports Launches, Seeks $31M Investment

London-based esports organization Guild Esports staged its global launch, announced former professional soccer player David Beckham as co-owner, and is targeting a £25M GBP financing round, which would put the organization at a £100M valuation. Amongst the participants in the financing round are DB Ventures and Blue Star […]

Pittsburgh Knights Renews Sheetz Partnership Through 2023

Esports organization Pittsburgh Knights will continue its partnership with convenience store chain Sheetz through 2023. The extended deal will now name Sheetz as the team’s official convenience store and it will work with the Knights to host online tournaments and fan experiences, as well as continuing to see its logo placed on Knights’ jerseys. Sheetz […]

Vancouver Extends and Expands Partnership With Circle K

Overwatch League team Vancouver Titans announced that it has extended a sponsorship agreement that will see convenience retailer Circle K continue on as a jersey partner while focusing on fan-first activations. Circle K has been with Vancouver as a sponsor since the organization entered the league as an expansion team in 2019. As part of […]

BLAST launches world’s first Counter-Strike themed watches

Fans of Counter-Strike can rejoice as BLAST and watchmaker TW Steel have teamed up to launch the world’s first limited edition CS:GO themed watches. BLAST made an official announcement on Twitter with a release video that featured 2 models- The Volante and The Maverick Chronograph, both of which looked extremely appealing. The Volante is priced […]

Report: Ninja denies Facebook Gaming’s $60-90 Million offer for exclusive streaming

On Tuesday, Microsoft officially announced the shutting down of its streaming service Mixer which was launched in 2016. Since its launch Mixer had a hard time penetrating the streaming. Just last year, Microsft had dished out millions to sign many big Twitch streamers like former Counter-Strike pro, Michael “Shroud” Grzesiek and Fortnite star Tyler “Ninja” […]

OG Signs With Global Talent Agency Rumble Gaming

OG and Rumble Gaming partner up to take the esports org to the next level. In a bid to continue their growth in the NA market, European esports organization, OG, have signed with talent agency, Rumble Gaming. Billed as full-service esports and gaming company, Rumble Gaming offer a wide range of services specifically targeted at […]

Excel Sports to Help Activision Blizzard Identify OWL, CDL Deals

Activision Blizzard has hired Excel Sports Management to find new sponsorship deals for the Overwatch League and Call of Duty League, adding heft to the game publisher’s efforts to land more partnerships with brands eyeing esports. The two sides are just starting to meet and figure out what categories to go after; Excel says it […]

Mission Control Partners With Special Olympics In New York And Oregon For Rocket League Competitions

A summer of Rocket League competition awaits. Today, Mission Control announced a new partnership with the Special Olympics. Mission Control is a gaming platform that brings all sorts of communities together. As a result of the partnership, there will be a summer-long Rocket League competition for Special Olympics athletes from New York and Oregon to […]

Dota 2: The Best Heroes To Buy Blink Dagger For In 2020

Let’s take a look at some of the best heroes to buy this item for in 2020. Blink Dagger is one of the most popular items in Dota 2. Even though it doesn’t provide any stats, plenty of heroes buy it all the time in order to position themselves properly. Those of you who played […]

Replai Raises $1.4M Seed Investment

Portugal-based technology startup Replai announced that it has raised a €1.2M EUR seed investment led by early-stage venture firm Bright Pixel. Further investors that participated in the financing round included early-stage investment firm Ideias Glaciares, online advertising company Clever Advertising, alongside several business angels. The company intends to use the investment proceeds for […]

Gucci and Fnatic Collaborate for Limited-Edition Watch

Italian luxury brand Gucci has released a dive watch in collaboration with esports team organization Fnatic. The item features the Fnatic logo, a bezel and indexes with the team’s black and orange color scheme, and the Gucci “GG” logo, which the company noted also stands for “good game” in video games. Only 100 individual timepieces […]

LONDON: David Beckham launches Guild Esports

Guild Esports , a new global esports business headquartered in London and co-owned by David Beckham, today announced its global launch amid a booming global esports market which is seeing unprecedented growth in popularity and cultural relevance as a leading form of competitive sport and entertainment. The global esports market, which has enjoyed tremendous support […]

FNATIC limited edition by GUCCI hits the stores

Fnatic has partnered with high-fashion Italian brand Gucci for a limited merchandise collection. The high fashion label is collaborating with British-headquartered Fnatic for an apparel drop today. You can check out upcoming drops, and likely the links to their collections as they go live, here. Fnatic’s social media has been putting up teaser videos shoots with […]

League of Legends: Immortals Part Ways With GM Keaton And Head Coach Zaboutine

Immortals have decided to part ways with General Manager Keaton Cryer and head coach Thomas “Zaboutine” Si-Hassen. Both Keaton and Zaboutine have been part of Immortals since its acquisition of OpTic Gaming’s LCS roster in late 2019. The pair had been a part of OpTic since they joined the League of Legends Championship Series Franchising […]

David Beckham launches Guild Esports

Guild Esports, which counts David Beckham as one of its co-owners, has announced its worldwide launch. Guild Esports is based in London, UK, and is looking to develop a “traditional academy model” talent pipeline. According to a statement, the company requires scouts to “coach and develop the most talented players” so that it can continue with the operations in the FIFA, Fortnite and the Rocket League, which have to be […]

Celebrity Esports Investors Who Know the Score

hen Esports first started coming to prominence there were many traditional news outlets and sports media that simply were not buying into the idea that people playing video games competitively could neither garner mass appeal nor be financially viable. Those misconceptions have since been well and truly put to bed. However, for all the naysayers […]

Californian “sex-addict” sues Twitch for $25mn, urges bans for Pokimane and other female streamers

A Twitch viewer has filed a complaint in the Californian court of justice, suing Twitch for $25 million for exposing him and other viewers to “sexual content” from “suggestive” female streamers. The post Californian “sex-addict” sues Twitch for $25mn, urges bans for Pokimane and other female streamers appeared first on TalkEsport. Read More

Chicago Huntsmen Partners With SCUF Gaming

Call of Duty League team Chicago Huntsmen has entered into a partnership with SCUF Gaming, a video game controller manufacturer. Details of the partnership have not been released. The Chicago Huntsmen, owned by NRG and led by Co-CEOs Hector “H3CZ” Rodriguez and Andy Miller, is now working in conjunction with the exclusive category partner of […]

China Warns Livestreaming Companies Over Vulgar Content, Tencent Global Esports Summit 2020 Planned

The second wave of COVID-19 outbreaks continues to grow in China. Since the new outbreak started on June 11, Beijing has confirmed 256 COVID-19 cases at the time of writing. Five districts of Beijing increased its “COVID-19 risk”  level from medium to high. This is rapidly influencing the economic recovery of China’s entertainment industry, including […]

CSGO Latest Standings on DreamHack, ESL & BLAST Premier

Let’s look at the latest news from Pro CS: GO and preview what’s coming up next. So, how about we start with the DreamHack Masters over in Europe? Dreams are made at DreamHack Initially, the Spring iteration of DreamHack Europe was supposed to take place in Sweden. But COVID Antonio Vargas Vargas – my pet […]

Antidote announces Valorant switch

Sabyasachi “Antidote’ Bose has announced his switch from Csgo to Valorant and is set to focus on his future with Team Vertigo. The post Antidote announces Valorant switch appeared first on TalkEsport. Read More

Dota 2: The Strongest Aghanim’s Scepter Users In 2020

Here are some of the best heroes that you can buy this item on. Aghanim’s Scepter is one of the most popular items in Dota 2. Those of you who played in the days of DotA probably remember that back then, this item only used to work on a handful of heroes and only for […]

Call of Duty: Scump Fined For His Comments Surrounding Modern Warfare

It appears that Seth “Scump” Abner has been fined by the Call of Duty League for his opinion on this year’s game. In a recent Huntsmen YouTube video, members of the organization created a tier list of Call of Duty games. When coming to Modern Warfare, Scump referred to it as “the worst CoD of […]

You can no longer ‘spin defuse’ in CSGO

Those fancy 360 movements to avert firing shots at you? You might as well want to upgrade your skills as Valve has addressed it. In the latest update shipped last night, players who were able to tweak ‘high sensi’ movements to their advantage while defusing the bomb will no longer successful. The sensitivity trick, which […]

New Pokémon game similar to DOTA and League of Legends officially announced

The 5v5 co-op game will be completely free-to-play! The post New Pokémon game similar to DOTA and League of Legends officially announced appeared first on TalkEsport. Read More

OG Welcomes J.M.R Luna as Its New CEO 

Esports team organization OG will reinforce its management team with a new CEO, J.M.R Luna. In addition to his professional film background in Hollywood, Luna was previously head of content and production at Evil Geniuses, and later VP of content and production for Immortals Gaming Club.  He will now work with OG’s founder and Dota […]

Amber Howard Named Head of Talent at TalentX Gaming

TalentX Gaming, the joint venture between ReKTGlobal and TalentX, has hired former Abrams Artists Agency talent agent Amber Howard as head of talent for the company. Howard is looking to attract and grow a diverse, A-list roster of esports athletes and gaming influencers, creators and streamers, in helping to develop talent. At Abrams, Howard gave […]

DreamHack Aims to Put Faces to its Brand With Lineup of Original Content

Global gaming festival operator DreamHack has announced its foray into content creation with a lineup of six original programs. Over the next several days, new shows with a variety of formats will debut online through DreamHack channels with many featuring DreamHack staff and personalities as hosts. DreamHack global creative director Justin Burnham told The Esports […]

Brazilian Bank Sponsors Women’s CS:GO Championship

Brazilian agency Gaming Culture revealed the sponsors of its Counter-Strike: Global Offensive women’s championship, the Girl Pwr Invitational. Gaming peripheral manufacturer Dazz and BB Consórcios, a product from the Brazilian bank Banco do Brasil, were announced as new sponsors. They join existing sponsors such as international restaurant chain Outback Steakhouse and educational franchise Microcamp. […]

Riot Games Announces $10K VALORANT SEA Invitational for Charity

Fans of tactical first-person shooter games can look forward to a one-off, competitive tournament that places regional bragging rights on the line, as Riot Games Southeast Asia shines the spotlight on VALORANT in the region through the VALORANT SEA Invitational, slated for July 11, 1:30 PM . Held with official event organizer IO Esports, […]

eSamurai Games: A complex tale of unfulfilled promises and compulsive lies

As the Indian esports scene started booming, thanks mostly to the introduction and subsequent success of the PUBG-Mobile scene in the region, an organisation emerged fast yet steady as a prominent one in legacy esport disciplines. eSamurai Games made waves with their initial moves, from bringing Rohit ‘Velocity’ Fortis in as a content creator to […]

CSGO caster HenryG denies allegations of sexual assault by her ex-girlfriend

“I have never sexually or physically abused Kelly or anyone else,” says Henry. The post CSGO caster HenryG denies allegations of sexual assault by her ex-girlfriend appeared first on TalkEsport. Read More

16-year-old CSGO pro gets death threats for accused cheating against MiBR

The loss of MiBR against Chaos EC knocked them down to the lower bracket of cs_summit 6. The post 16-year-old CSGO pro gets death threats for accused cheating against MiBR appeared first on TalkEsport. Read More

Fortnite: Ninja Declines A Reported $90 Million Offer To Join Facebook Gaming

Ninja turned down a substantial offer from Facebook Gaming. What is next for one of the world’s most popular gamers? Nearly a year ago, Microsoft dished out professional athlete-type contracts to Tyler “Ninja” Blevins and former Counter-Strike pro, Michael “Shroud” Grzesiek in order to elevate the Mixer streaming platform. Microsoft hoped that these acquisitions would […]

Andbox Announces $50,000 Battle Of The Boroughs Ft. Fortnite

New York Fortnite players will have a chance to win big money in a regional online tournament series! Competitive Fortnite continues to heat up after recent competitive announcements involving DreamHack, a season three competition update and Daily Trios Cups. Epic Games’ partnerships continue with esports organization Andbox. The New York-based franchise made a huge announcement today, […]

League of Legends: Senna Support Guide

Let’s take a look at one of our favorite supports, Senna, the Redeemer. Senna is best described as a Marksman type champion, like most in her archetype she finds her home in the bottom lane, though with Senna she does so as a support. With good early game harras, a strong transition into the mid […]

CSGO: Zonic’s autobiography is now available in English

Danny ‘zonic’ Sørensen who is the current coach of the Astralis CSGO squad has announced that his autobiography is available in the english language worldwide. The book is called “ZONIC – The Astralis Story” and is 222 page book which tells about the journey of Astralis in counter strike and how they went on to […]

T1 signs 17-year-old former Overwatch player to VALORANT Academy Roster

Valorant has made quite a buzz ever since its arrival, it gathered huge attraction towards the audience in beta days itself and so many have made the switch hopping into the Valorant scene coming from different places. T1 is one the biggest League of Legends teams of all time and the same organization entered Valorant […]

A Minecraft Player Builds Chernobyl in 2 Years

A Minecraft participant who goes by the title Janisko has spent the final two years constructing Chernobyl within the recreation. The post A Minecraft Player Builds Chernobyl in 2 Years appeared first on TalkEsport. Read More

Valorant Rolls Out Patch 1.02 without Competitive Play

Valorant has received patch update 1.02 which promised to bring competitive playback but instead brought quality of life changes. On Jun 22, Riot announced that in patch 1.02 competitive would be making its way back to Valorant. This didn’t happen, but Riot did roll out several hero and quality of life changes for Valorant. The […]

Apex Legends: Lost Treasures Brings New LTM And Balance Changes

Lost Treasure is the latest update coming to Apex Legends. The update brings a new limited-time mode and balance changes to freshen up the game in Season 5. Apex Legends newest update has just launched with tonnes of changes during this mid-season update. The latest update continues the trend of themed content based on the […]

Update: Luckbox Raises $3.3M in Preparation to Go Public on the TSXV

Update: Esports betting platform Luckbox completed a second tranche of funding bringing its current financing round to roughly $4.5M CAD . The second tranche consisted of a brokered private placement offering, which raised $502K , and a non-brokered offering, which raised $125K . In its first tranche of the financing round, the company secured […]

Fortnite: $1.47 Million Daily Trios Cups To Debut On July 14

Daily cups will return in Chapter 2 – Season 3! Fortnite’s latest competitive season is ramping up to be one of the best in the Battle Royale’s three-year history. Although we likely will not see any more offline events in 2020, Epic Games is compensating for that loss exceptionally well. Thus far, we’ve learned that […]

Eden Esports Announces $400K CS:GO Event Series

Eden Esports in conjunction with GamingMalta has announced Eden Arena: Malta Vibes, a $400K USD Counter-Strike: Global Offensive series that will take place from June 30 – Sept. 6. The 10-week online series will feature 10 stand-alone tournaments played on a weekly basis with 16 teams from Europe or the CIS participating each week. Each […]

Escape From Tarkov Surges With Return of Drops – Weekly Twitch Top 10s, June 15 – 21

A surprise return from first-person-shooter title Escape From Tarkov ends Just Chatting’s first place streak, once again proving the power of drops. On the channel side, the status quo remains firm with Counter-Strike: Global Offensive coverage continuing to dominate. Twitch’s Top Channel – Gaules Portuguese-language coverage of CS:GO esports once again reigns supreme as the […]

K-Pop Star Kim Hee-Chul Invests in BRION E-Sports

South Korean-Pop star Kim Hee-Chul and several other sports celebrities have invested in South Korean esports organization BRION E-Sports, according to a report by INVEN. The other investors include athletes such as sports shooter Jin Jong-oh and baseball players Park Yong-taik and Kim Tae-kyun. The organization plans  to compete in the League of Legends Champions […]

DreamHack Signs Currys PC World as UKLC Partner

DreamHack and Currys PC World have announced a partnership that will see the electronics retailer sponsor the U.K. League of Legends Championship. The partnership will remain in effect through the conclusion of the league’s current season in August. Details of the partnership were not available at the time of writing. The UKLC is one of […]

We Are Nations, Complexity Develop R&D Lab Through New Partnership

Esports merchandiser We Are Nations has announced its latest organization partner in Complexity in a deal that includes the creation of a research and development pipeline for esports products. The program, referred to as The Lab, will provide We Are Nations with access to Complexity players and space for product testing at the GameStop Performance […]

How to make your way to join an Esports Team?

Over the past few years, the world of Esports has exploded onto the global stage. Gone are the days where two teams faced off against each other at an internet cafe in front of 20 people, teams now play in stadiums, in front of hundreds of thousands of spectators, in the stadium, and online.  Twitch […]

Generation Esports, United States Army Enlist New Yorkers for Epic Independence Day Esports Tournament

NEW YORK, NY — Generation Esports a global community-focused esports organization and tournament platform — announced today that it has teamed up with the United States Army to celebrate Independence Day and the Fourth of July weekend with a four-day online esports tournament with over $1,000 USD in prizing for competitors in […]

Brazilian Organization INTZ Looking for New Investment

Brazilian esports organization INTZ announced it is looking for new investors. The company is offering participation quotas up to a 10% ownership stake. The round is expected to be completed around August 2020. “The reason we are attracting investments is due to the need of purchasing our spot in franchises, mainly from the Brazilian Championship […]

Dota 2: BEYOND EPIC To Give Out Battle Pass Levels To Lucky Viewers

If you’re lucky, you can win a few battle pass levels. BEYOND EPIC EU/CIS is an event that brought together some of the best teams in the world.  Even though the tournament started a few days ago, we still don’t know which teams will win the groups. Although the series themselves are pretty interesting to […]

GRID and Unikrn to Offer $1.1M in Esports Prize Giveaway

Esports wagering company Unikrn and esports data firm GRID have partnered for an esports prize draw, with the top prize being €1M . The ESPORTS MILLIONS is part of Unikrn’s sponsorship of Relog Media’s Counter-Strike: Global Offensive 9to5 cup series, and will have fans making live predictions on matches. Any viewer who answers all […]

Unikrn and GRID announce ESPORTS MILLIONS competition

The GRID and online bookmaker, Unikrn have collaborated to launch the € 1 million project ESPORTS MILLIONS. Counter-Strike: Global Offensive fans will win the jackpot for the upcoming 9:5 game. A “free-to-play, live prediction game” based around Unikrn’s sponsor to Relog ‘s forthcoming CSGO series, 9-5 ESPORTS MILLIONS, where fans are asked ten questions […]

Poland becomes world’s first Govt. to add videogames in schools as curriculum

ISFE member Spidor, representing the video games industry in Poland, has announced that, from the next academic year 2020/2021, the video game “This War of Mine” will be placed on the official reading list for high school students in Poland and made available for free to support the teaching of sociology, ethics, philosophy, and history. […]

Mobile Legends Streamer broke down in tears after a viewer left abusive comments in chat

Jossa Gaming, a beginner Mobile Legends streamer from the Philippines broke down in tears live on stream after reading a harsh and abusive comment from one of her viewers when she tried to invite people from her chat to play a friendly 5v5 classic game with her in Mobile Legends. While streaming one of her […]

Riot announces Surrender Option in Latest Valorant Update

The surrender option will provide players with a way to give up on hopeless games. The post Riot announces Surrender Option in Latest Valorant Update appeared first on TalkEsport. Read More

Valorant gets Ranked Mode in Latest Update

The upcoming patch will also make it easier to play the game with friends. The post Valorant gets Ranked Mode in Latest Update appeared first on TalkEsport. Read More

PlayStation 5: What Can Esports Fans Look Forward To?

The Console War has been reignited as the Playstation 5 was recently revealed by Sony, ESTNN shares how this will affect esports. Playstation fanatics have been waiting patiently for the next iteration of their favorite console, and if the specs are to be believed, they are not going to be disappointed. What is the PlayStation […]

Microsoft’s streaming platform Mixer to shut down operations

Microsoft is shutting its Mixer streaming platform on July 22nd and plans to move existing accomplices over to Facebook Gaming. The unexpected declaration implies Mixer accomplices and decorations will be changed to Facebook Gaming beginning today, and Microsoft will no longer work Mixer as an assistance in a month’s time. Microsoft has battled to arrive […]

Riot Announces New Ranks and Competitive Play for Valorant

Riot has announced the changes that will be coming to ranks and competitive play for Valorant. Sitting in my room introducing one of my friends to Valorant, I remember why it is so hard to play the game. Unrated mode can be a crapshoot, not only with your own team but the enemy team as […]

Epic Games Releases Competitive Fortnite Update For Season 3, Including Broadcasts, Item Changes, Rules & Schedule

Things are heating up on the competitive side of Fortnite in Chapter 2 – Season 3. Fortnite Chapter 2 – Season 3 has been out for nearly a week after much anticipation. Professional players and fans alike have been eagerly awaiting the announcement of how the competitive landscape will look. We know that Season 3 […]

Overwolf Acquires CurseForge from Twitch

In-game apps platform Overwolf announced that it has acquired add-on and modification management system CurseForge from Amazon-owned streaming platform Twitch. This marks the second transition of the CurseForge asset, which was originally created by gaming websites network Curse before being acquired by Amazon subsidiary Twitch in 2016. Financial details of the deal were not disclosed. […]

FACEIT Moves Into Collegiate Esports

FACEIT, the UK-based company that provides platforms for competitive online gaming, has announced a new esports vertical headed by former founder of Collegiate Starleague, Duran Parsi. The collegiate vertical will focus first on the North American esports space in order to create “opportunities for grassroots collegiate esports.” FACEIT will also establish a new department with […]

$1.75 Million DreamHack Online Open ft. Fortnite Announced – Prize Pool, Format, Start Date & More!

DreamHack is dipping its toes back into competitive Fortnite with a $1.75M USD online tournament series. DreamHack announced its reemergence into the Fortnite competitive scene earlier today with a $250K USD open online tournament series. This event is the first of its kind from DreamHack after two successful Fortnite tournaments in Sweden and Anaheim over […]

Marcos Gaming Partners With Indian Sports Marketing Firm Baseline Ventures

Indian esports organization Marcos Gaming has announced a multi-year strategic partnership with sports and entertainment licensing firm Baseline Ventures. The deal  will see Baseline manage all the commercial interests for the organization and its players.  Financial terms were not disclosed. Marcos Gaming was created in December 2019, following the growth of mobile gaming in the […]

Dota 2: Five Dominant Core Heroes In Professional Dota 2 In 2020

Here are some of the best Dota 2 heroes in the pro scene right now in 2020. Even though not every pub player watches pro Dota 2, those of us that do know every single series is really interesting. Regardless of the patch, or the tournament that we’re watching, each game has something new to […]

VENN Signs Three-Year Cloud Video Deal With Blackbird

VENN has agreed to a three year deal with Blackbird and its cloud video editing and publishing platform. The post-cable network which targets gaming and esports audiences will use Blackbird to remotely edit and publish video content for platforms including Twitch, YouTube, and Facebook, when it officially launches in July. The deal was brokered by […]

CS:GO: Complexity, Evil Geniuses Win BLAST Premier Spring Finals

CoL and EG take home the victories at BLAST Premier Spring Finals EU and NA. The inaugural season of BLAST Premier has come to a close, crowning Complexity and Evil Geniuses champions of their respective regions. The Spring season began on LAN, though eventually moved to online play due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The […]

League of Legends: 2020 LCS Summer Split First Impressions

Two weeks into the Summer Split, we take a look at what to expect moving forward. Cloud9 is undefeated and atop the standings, which we all could have and probably did predict. The Spring Split presented us with a team on the verge of greatness and their biggest question coming into the Summer Split was […]

Dota 2: The Best Support Heroes in 2020

Even though some people underestimate it, the support role in Dota 2 has always been one of the most important ones. If you don’t have good supports in your team, you are not going to win the game. Let’s take a look at some of the most popular Dota 2 support heroes of 2020. Apart from helping […]

Call of Duty League Pros Speak Out After More In-Game Errors

The London Royal Ravens vs Dallas Empire series saw yet another in-game error which caused a delay, — lets just say the pros were not happy. During the qualifier match between the London Royal Ravens and Dallas Empire, Skrapz seemed to leave the game after round one of the Search and Destroy. Following this he […]

Overwatch League: Chilhwa joins Washington Justice as Assistant Coach

Min-hyung “Chilhwa” Park, former coach for O2 Blast, joins the Overwatch League with Washington Justice. After a successful year coaching O2 Blast to victory in the Overwatch Contenders Korea, Min-hyung “Chilhwa” Park makes his debuts in the Overwatch League. The Washington Justice signed him as an Assistant Coach for the team. We are happy to […]

Overwatch League: Toronto Defiant Signs zYKK To Long Term Contract

After a two-week tryout, Thomas “zYKK” Hosono joins the Toronto Defiant with a long-term contract. Thomas “zYKK” Hosono is staying with the Toronto Defiant after his two-week tryout, as the French player is now signing a long-term contract with the Overwatch League team. We welcomed him temporarily a few weeks ago, & now we welcome […]

Overwatch League: Dallas Fuel Signs Onigod

Stefan “Onigod” Fiskerstrand, formerly known as “Spectr9l,” joins the Dallas Fuel as a DPS player. The Dallas Fuel announced signing former Team Doge player Stefan “Onigod” Fiskerstrand. From @Envy, to @TeamDogeOW, and now to the Fuel. Please give @Onigod a warm welcome to the team! He’ll be joining us for the #OWL2020 season. Let’s get to work. […]

New Football content and esports live streaming service for Dugout

Dugout, A football media company, has announced the launch of its own live broadcast, ‘Dugout Live,’ which offers its global publishers behind-the-scenes and esports content. Living streams include interviews both before and after the match, live events from training grounds and off-road events, and esports. In addition, the company complements its current and extensive video archive library with live streams from Dugout partner clubs, federations, and leagues. “We’ve been looking at our live-stream offer for a while and we […]

Dota 2: The Battle Pass Ends On The September 19

Although it was just released a couple of weeks ago, we already know when will this Battle Pass come to an end. This year’s Battle Pass has been absolutely amazing. There are all sorts of amazing rewards that you can get from it, which makes it really desirable. As a result, the Dota 2 community […]

DotA 2 Battle Pass Extended, Game Coordinator Improvements, and More Officially Announced

Dota 2 fans are in for a treat! The post DotA 2 Battle Pass Extended, Game Coordinator Improvements, and More Officially Announced appeared first on TalkEsport. Read More

Overwatch League: Stratus Leaves Washington Justice

Ethan “Stratus” Yankel, a former player who became streamer for the Washington Justice, mutually parts ways with the team. Another week, another change for the Washington Justice. After Elliot “ELLIVOTE” Vaneryd leaving the team and Seung-jun “Sup7eme” Han switching from Development Coach to Head Coach, there is movement in the content creation staff of the […]

How to Play Beastmaster in the Current Meta

We are just a few days away until the new Dota 2 update comes out. The current patch is pretty controversial because many players don’t like it all. Right now, the strongest heroes in the game are those that can push really fast. Apart from Lycan, who is absolutely broken right now, the second hero […]

Motoring manufacturers in games

It is a seriously exciting time for gaming. There is a crossover between motorsports and esports that is elevating the gaming world to a whole new level. The current lockdown may have helped but it is likely the migration between the real and the virtual was always going to happen. Let’s explore why the motorsport […]

Counter Strike turns 21 today

Let’s take a moment to reflect on the greatest FPS title in gaming history. The post Counter Strike turns 21 today appeared first on TalkEsport. Read More

DotA 2 devs respond to coordinator issues happening “at the same time each day”

The Game Coordinator problems have been prevalent for almost three days now, with no solution still in sight. The post DotA 2 devs respond to coordinator issues happening “at the same time each day” appeared first on TalkEsport. Read More

BLAST’s Nicolas Estrup on Building ‘the Best Climbing Gear’ for Dota’s ‘Everest’ Learning Curve

After nearly seven years on the market, Dota 2’s esports landscape is still rich enough for new competition runners to shake up the format. Case in point: BLAST Bounty Hunter, which mixed prize money poaching and in-match quests to stand out in an already sizable calendar. The Danish company behind the tournament is now weighing […]

eUnited Enters Agreement to Go Public on TSXV Through Reverse Merger

Los Angeles-based esports organization eUnited entered into a merger agreement with Toronto Stock Exchange Venture Exchange -listed mobile entertainment and marketing company Backstageplay, which would result in a reverse takeover of Backstageplay and the public listing of eUnited on the TSXV. Prior to the proposed merger, both companies will complete a capital reorganization, as part […]

Chicago Huntsmen Partners With the U.S. Army

Call of Duty League team Chicago Huntsmen announced via social media Thursday evening that it has partnered with the United States Army. What this partnership entails in terms of activations, joint activities, and financials was not disclosed at the time of writing. In May the NRG Esports-owned franchise signed a deal with Popeyes restaurants that […]

Twitch to Air Premier League Soccer Matches in U.K.

Amazon will leverage its streaming deal with the Premier League to air live matches on Twitch beginning June 29. Four matches will be streamed to U.K. Twitch users, and will also be made available on Amazon’s Prime Video service. Amazon signed a three-year U.K. streaming rights deal with the Premier League in 2018 and has […]

JingDong Gaming Partners With Sony China 

Chinese esports organization JingDong Gaming has signed a strategic partnership deal with Sony China that will see the esports organization promote Sony TVs. In addition, Sony’s logo will be featured on JDG team jerseys.  Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. JDG is one of the top-performing teams in China’s League of Legends […]

Overwatch League: Hangzhou Spark Signs QoQ

The Hangzhou Spark welcomes flex tank player Sung-jun “QoQ” Yu from Contenders Korea. The Hangzhou Spark signs their third tank player for the Overwatch League 2020 Season: Sung-jun “QoQ” Yu. Never stop improving.Please welcome the newest Spark, “QoQ” Yu Sung-jun, who joins us as an off-tank. This veteran player brings his experience from a string […]

PENTA announce CSGO return

The German organisation returns back to Counter strike after three years by signing a domestic lineup. This organisation had produced brilliant players throughout the years including Johannes ‘tabseN’ Wodarz, Miikka ‘suNny’ Kemppi and Kevin ‘kRystal’ Amend.  Penta sold their two main players ‘sunNy’ and Kevin ‘HS’ Tarn and had cut ties with the remaining roster […]

CS_SUMMIT 6 Adds XPG as Official Gaming Notebook Sponsor

Xtreme Performance Gear announced that it has partnered with CS_SUMMIT 6 to become its official gaming notebook sponsor. CS_SUMMIT 6, which will be facilitated by tournament organizer Beyond the Summit, is an official Valve-sanctioned Counter-Strike: Global Offensive tournament series that will be used in helping to determine which teams makes it to the CS:GO Major […]

FaZe Clan Acquires Stake in Meal Replacement Brand CTRL 

Esports and media organization FaZe Clan acquired a stake in New York-based dietary supplements company CTRL Holdings LLC. The investment marks FaZe’s first time taking a co-owner position with another brand. Financial details of the deal were not disclosed. CTRL, which stands for Catered to Real Life, was founded by Major League Gaming co-founder Sundance […]

TwitchCon San Diego Latest Event to be Canceled Due to COVID-19

Twitch announced Thursday via social media that TwitchCon San Diego has been canceled due to COVID-19. The event, which promotes and celebrates content creators from its streaming platform, canceled the event due to guidelines put in place by California Gov. Gavin Newsom prohibiting  gatherings of 250 or more people. The guidelines require gatherings of this […]

Dota 2: The Best Items For Lycan

Here are some of the best items for Lycan. The current Dota 2 meta favors the heroes that love to push towers. Needless to say, one of those heroes is Lycan. In fact, this is by far the most trendy meta core hero right now. Lycan is thriving in almost every MMR bracket, although the […]

Overwatch League: Washington Justice Signs Sup7eme As Head Coach

Seung-jun “Sup7eme” Han changes position within the Washington Justice, as he transitions from Development Coach to the team’s new Head Coach. Seung-jun “Sup7eme” Han, former Head Coach of the Korean Contenders team Seven and Assistant Coach of the Hangzhou Spark, is the new Head Coach for Washington Justice. He was previously hired in late 2019 […]

PSG Enters League of Legends Pacific Championship Series With Talon Esports 

The esports arm of Paris Saint-Germain F.C. will compete in the League of Legends Pacific Championship Series via a partnership with Talon Esports. The multi-year team partnership will create a co-branded team similar to PSG.LGD, which competes as part of the Chinese Dota 2 scene.  Both organizations will pursue commercial partnerships and regionally tailored content […]

Call of Duty Prepares For Brand New Season 4 Material

After this week, Infinity Ward moved forward with its expansion of Season 4 of Call of Duty Modern Warfare in a big way. Warzone, now already a staple amongst COD fans, has new content as well. Iconic Call of Duty character Captain Price joined the Operator ranks, Modern Warfare received three new multiplayer maps, and […]

Riot Admits it ‘Missed the Mark’ in Week 1 LCS Broadcast, Reveals Record AMA Numbers

There is no doubt that the COVID-19 pandemic has affected the ways in which tournament organizers have had to pivot and adjust in terms of broadcasting events. Today in a blog post, Riot Games LCS Commissioner Chris Greeley and LCS Executive Producer Dave Stewart addressed concerns surrounding its League of Legends Championship Series broadcast from […]

AMD Reunites With SK Gaming as Official Supplier

German team organization SK Gaming has signed AMD as an official supplier for its players and facilities in Cologne and Berlin. The Silicon Valley technology company’s products will be used in PCs for both gaming and streaming, and will be offered in prize giveaways. More news on the partnership is to be announced in the […]

100 Thieves And Activision Fall Out Over Call Of Duty: Warzone Charity Tournament

After 100 Thieves announced a Warzone charity tournament called ‘Gamers For Equality’, Activision then denied their request to go ahead with the tournament. Let’s take a closer look. On June 9, 100 Thieves announced that they would be doing a four-week long tournament series called ‘Gamers for Equality’. This would consist of four Call of […]

MAD Lions and Imagin Partner for Spanish ERL Team

Spanish digital services platform imagin will partner with MAD Lions, focusing on the organization’s team in the League of Legends Superliga Orange competition. The collaboration includes co-creation of new products and hosting fan events, including the MAD Lions Affinity card and members program.  In addition, MAD Lions will occupy an imaginCafé gaming space in central […]

China Global Television Network Broadcasts KPL Spring Split Final, Tencent  Issues One-Year Bans for Match-Fixing

The King Pro League Spring Split Final concluded last week, but the event was overshadowed by reports that a second wave of COVID-19 has broken out in Beijing.  Since June 11, Beijing has reported an increase of 137 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, and the Public Health Emergency Level has increased from 3 to 2, […]

Red Bull Signs One Year Deal With Vodafone Giants

Spanish esports organization Vodafone Giants has announced a one-year partnership deal with Red Bull. In addition to various activations on the Giants’ social channels, Red Bull will become the official energy drink of the team and its facility, the Giants Fighters Dojo. The move also consolidates a pre-existing relationship between Red Bull and Vodafone Giants […]

B Site Goes All-In With MonteCristo as Commissioner of Flashpoint, VP of Brand

B Site Inc, the company behind the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive competitive series known as Flashpoint, on Wednesday tabbed Christopher “MonteCristo” Mykles as commissioner of Flashpoint and vice president of brand of Flashpoint. In addition, B Site has also acquired the Insight on Esports content channels to host new content featuring long-form esports shows with well-known […]

CSGO pro Jamppi’s lawsuit against Valve goes horribly wrong

The lawsuit went on for four years before it was revealed that he had sued the wrong Valve Corporations. The post CSGO pro Jamppi’s lawsuit against Valve goes horribly wrong appeared first on TalkEsport. Read More

Fnatic and Loco Announce Content Partnership for India

Indian livestreaming platform Loco has signed a long-term partnership with Fnatic that focuses on creating exclusive content around the esports organization’s PUBG MOBILE players and content creators in India.  The objective of this deal will be to create “unique esports content” including tournaments, livestreams, and more, according to the announcement. This is not an exclusive […]

LCK Team Partnerships Buy-In Fee to Start at $8.2M

Long-term partnerships for the League of Legends Champions Korea will require a flat entry fee of ₩10B KRW for existing teams, sources told The Esports Observer. Newcomers could be required to pay a flat fee somewhere between ₩12B – ₩15B depending on how much interest there is from outside […]

Call of Duty League Power Rankings: Week 10

A surprising set of results changes up the Power Rankings quite a bit, let’s take a look. 12. Paris Legion The Paris Legions warzone skills aren’t enough to save them in the Call of Duty League. While they didn’t play last week, the teams around them showed better results than they have recently. This […]

Call of Duty League Power Rankings: Week 10

A surprising set of results changes up the Power Rankings quite a bit, let’s take a look. 12. Paris Legion The Paris Legions warzone skills aren’t enough to save them in the Call of Duty League. While they didn’t play last week, the teams around them showed better results than they have recently. This […]

Dota 2: The Least Successful PUB Heroes Of 2020

We take a look at some of the worst-performing heroes of 2020. 2020 has been a pretty strange year when it comes down to every aspect of life, including Dota 2. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Dota 2 Pro Circuit was canceled and every event became online. However, the virus also had a positive […]

Dota 2: The Least Successful PUB Heroes Of 2020

We take a look at some of the worst-performing heroes of 2020. 2020 has been a pretty strange year when it comes down to every aspect of life, including Dota 2. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Dota 2 Pro Circuit was canceled and every event became online. However, the virus also had a positive […]

Fortnite: Chapter 2 – Season 3 Full Patch Notes Including New Weapons, Items, POIs and Skins!

ESTNN breaks down all of the new content in Fortnite’s latest season. Fortnite Chapter 2 – Season 3 is finally here after nearly a four-month wait. After all the leaks throughout Season 2, we can confirm that most were true. The water storm left after The Device seems to have disappeared, causing many parts of […]

Fortnite: Chapter 2 – Season 3 Full Patch Notes Including New Weapons, Items, POIs and Skins!

ESTNN breaks down all of the new content in Fortnite’s latest season. Fortnite Chapter 2 – Season 3 is finally here after nearly a four-month wait. After all the leaks throughout Season 2, we can confirm that most were true. The water storm left after The Device seems to have disappeared, causing many parts of […]

Valorant ranked mode is coming next week, Riot dev says

With two weeks having passed since its launch, VALORANT’s ranked mode is finally set to arrive next week. The post Valorant ranked mode is coming next week, Riot dev says appeared first on TalkEsport. Read More

Overwatch League: Kevster Joins Los Angeles Gladiators

The Los Angeles Gladiators signs flex DPS player Kevin “kevster” Persson. Kevin “kevster” Persson, flex DPS from Overwatch Contenders NA, joins the Overwatch League as the Los Angeles Gladiators’ latest pickup. He #Stomped NA Contenders, next stop @overwatchleague! Welcome @KEVSTER_OW to the Gladiators #ShieldsUP pic.twitter.com/n27n8m2jxM — Los Angeles Gladiators June 16, 2020 Persson made […]

Overwatch League: Kevster Joins Los Angeles Gladiators

The Los Angeles Gladiators have signed flex DPS player Kevin “kevster” Persson. Kevin “kevster” Persson, flex DPS from Overwatch Contenders NA, joins the Overwatch League as the Los Angeles Gladiators’ latest pickup. He #Stomped NA Contenders, next stop @overwatchleague! Welcome @KEVSTER_OW to the Gladiators #ShieldsUP pic.twitter.com/n27n8m2jxM — Los Angeles Gladiators June 16, 2020 About […]

Sinatraa’s Overwatch League MVP Skin is Finally Revealed

Blizzard has finally unveiled Jay “Sinatraa” Won’s MVP skin despite his exit from the Overwatch League. The skin is available on the main client for 100 Overwatch League tokens until June 30. The alien-themed skin is meant to honor the Overwatch League’s 2019 MVP and is available until June 30. Sinatraa has retired from professional […]

Sinatraa’s Overwatch League MVP Skin Is Finally Revealed

Blizzard has finally unveiled Jay “Sinatraa” Won’s MVP skin despite his exit from the Overwatch League. The skin is available on the main client for 100 Overwatch League tokens until June 30. The alien-themed skin is meant to honor the Overwatch League’s 2019 MVP and is available until June 30. Sinatraa has retired from professional […]

CS:GO: BLAST Partners With Dutch Watchmaker TW Steel

BLAST is keeping time by partnering with TW Steel. Premier tournament operator BLAST announced a collaboration with TW Steel, a watchmaker company known for oversized watches and chronographs. The company has racing drivers and people involved in the music industry as brand ambassadors, but this is the first esports collaboration for them. “Every second counts” […]

CS:GO: BLAST Partners With Dutch Watchmaker TW Steel

BLAST is keeping time by partnering with TW Steel. Premier tournament operator BLAST announced a collaboration with TW Steel, a watchmaker company known for oversized watches and chronographs. The company has racing drivers and people involved in the music industry as brand ambassadors, but this is the first esports collaboration for them. “Every second counts” […]

Mixwell Joins G2 Esports As The Team’s First Valorant Player

G2 Esports signs Oscar “mixwell” Cañellas Colocho as the organization’s first Valorant professional player. Oscar “mixwell” Cañellas Colocho, former Counter-Strike: Global Offensive professional player, joins G2 Esports on Valorant. As the first player announced by the organization, he is the team captain and will pick the players who will play with him. He’s back and […]

Mixwell Joins G2 Esports As The Team’s First Valorant Player

G2 Esports signs Oscar “mixwell” Cañellas Colocho as the organization’s first Valorant professional player. Oscar “mixwell” Cañellas Colocho, former Counter-Strike: Global Offensive professional player, joins G2 Esports on Valorant. As the first player announced by the organization, he is the team captain and will pick the players who will play with him. He’s back and […]

China, Europe Lead LoL Esports Return – Weekly Twitch Top 10s, June 8-14

With the start of the League of Legends esports summer splits, Riot Games’ four major leagues have all now returned to competition. The game’s top two leagues based on 2019 international results, China and Europe, were the only two to break into the top 10, with China once again defeating Europe. At the top of […]

Fnatic announces content partnership with Loco; Reveals Details about India Rising

Fnatic India today announced a content creation partnership with streaming platform Loco, as well as revealed some more details about their flagship mentorship program called India Rising. Loco, which used to be a live trivia show app where users could make money by correctly answering quiz questions, has recently pivoted to streaming after seeing the […]

GEF Names Taekwondo and Tennis Federations as Members for ‘Active Esports’

The Global Esports Federation has announced membership status for World Taekwondo and the International Tennis Federation. Along with the two international sports governing bodies, the GEF has also partnered with Refract Technologies Pte Ltd., a Singapore-based technology company that produces games featuring VR, AR, etc. The GEF said it is looking to pioneer “active esports,” […]

Valorant Ignition Series: Riot Games Promotes The Valorant Esport Scene

Valorant steps in the major esports league with its first-ever official event: the Valorant Ignition Series. Two weeks after the official release of Valorant, Riot Games announces Valorant’s first esports competition: the Valorant Ignition Series. We aspire to bring the world together in global competition and that means building this together with you. The Ignition […]

Valorant Ignition Series: Riot Games Promotes The Valorant Esport Scene

Valorant steps in the major esports league with its first-ever official event: the Valorant Ignition Series. Two weeks after the official release of Valorant, Riot Games announces Valorant’s first esports competition: the Valorant Ignition Series. We aspire to bring the world together in global competition and that means building this together with you. The Ignition […]

Fortnite Teasers Confirm Aquaman Will Appear Chapter 2 Season 3 And Much More!

Teasers for Fortnite’s newest season are starting to trickle in through Twitter. Fortnite’s The Device event concluded yesterday afternoon, and it was quite the spectacle to behold. Despite the split response from the player base, it was refreshing to see the famous Battle Royale game return to its roots. Fortnite fans had not experienced an […]

Fortnite Teasers Confirm Aquaman Will Appear During Chapter 2 Season 3 And Much More

Teasers for Fortnite’s newest season are starting to trickle in through Twitter. Fortnite’s The Device event concluded yesterday afternoon, and it was quite the spectacle to behold. Despite the split response from the player base, it was refreshing to see the famous Battle Royale game return to its roots. Fortnite fans had not experienced an […]

G2 sign Mixwell as it’s first professional player for Valorant

G2 Esports has announced Oscar “Mixwell” Cañellas as its first professional Valorantplayer. The game’s increasing popularity is catching the attention of every Esports organization, even though it’s just only been a week and a half since its launch. G2 will be joining other teams such as Cloud9, 100 Thieves, that have also announced pro players […]

NBA 2K League Lands Broadcast Partner for Southeast Asia 

The NBA 2K League has announced a partnership with esports and gaming television network eGG Network to air its matches on linear television in Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, the Philippines, Indonesia, Myanmar, and Australia. In addition to regular-season matches, eGG Network will air the league’s three in-season tournaments. Financial terms were not disclosed. While viewership on […]

Former ProSiebenSat.1 Executive Stefan Beitz Joins ESL as CFO

Former ProSiebenSat.1 executive Stefan Beitz has joined esports tournament and events company ESL as its new CFO. Beitz spent 11 years with the German entertainment and commerce company, during which he oversaw various units including sports, music and events, and Seven Ventures.  Over the last two years, Beitz was responsible for SevenOne Media and AdFactory, […]

Dota 2: Skiter leaves CR4ZY

Here’s the lowdown on what happened with Skiter. The BTS PRO Series: Americans Season 2 is on the way now. We have the chance of watching some of the best teams in this region fight against each other. However, one of the names that people considered as the hidden favorites decided to make a change […]

Dota 2: Skiter Leaves CR4ZY

Here’s the lowdown on what happened with Skiter. The BTS PRO Series: Americans Season 2 is on the way now. We have the chance of watching some of the best teams in this region fight against each other. However, one of the names that people considered as the hidden favorites decided to make a change […]

Riot Games Announces VALORANT Ignition Series

Riot Games today announced the Ignition Series, the publisher’s first step to build a thriving esport around its newly released competitive 5v5 character-based tactical shooter – VALORANT. “We’re thrilled to pull together the best from gaming and esports to deliver a program that will showcase VALORANT on a global scale,” said Whalen Rozelle, Senior Director of Esports […]

MuTeX and Aydan Set New Warzone Duos Kill Record

On June 15 during the Code Red: Charity Warzone tournament, MuTeX and Aydan set the world record for Duos kills at 64. MuTeX sets another kill world record! He already holds the solo world record at 40 kills. While his previous trios world record with Priestahh and and Apathy was beaten by one kill. Last […]

MuTeX and Aydan Set New Warzone Duos Kill Record

On June 15 during the Code Red: Charity Warzone tournament, MuTeX and Aydan set the world record for Duos kills at 64. MuTeX sets another kill world record! He already holds the solo world record at 40 kills. While his previous trios world record with Priestahh and and Apathy was beaten by one kill. Last […]

Dota 2: Sources Claim Virtus.pro Are Looking To Sell VP.Prodigy

According to sources at the Russian esports media outlet, cyber.sports.ru, Virtus.pro want to sell their second Dota 2 roster, VP.Prodigy ⁠— and they’re actively seeking a buyer. Virtus.Pro’s decision to seek out a buyer for Prodigy is likely related to recent tournament changes. Many operators and production companies have begun moving to prohibit the participation […]

Dota 2: Sources Claim Virtus.pro Are Looking To Sell VP.Prodigy

According to sources at the Russian esports media outlet, cyber.sports.ru, Virtus.pro want to sell their second Dota 2 roster, VP.Prodigy ⁠— and they’re actively seeking a buyer. Virtus.Pro’s decision to seek out a buyer for Prodigy is likely related to recent tournament changes. Many operators and production companies have begun moving to prohibit the participation […]

Report: Epic Games Close to Raising a $750M Financing Round at a $17B Valuation

Fortnite and Unreal Engine maker Epic Games is close to raising a $750M USD investment round at a company valuation of approximately $17B, according to Bloomberg. Reportedly, existing investor Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. , as well as new investors T. Rowe Price Group and Baillie Gifford, will participate in the financing round. […]

Riot Games Launches VALORANT Ignition Series to Jumpstart Ecosystem

Riot Games announced that it has created the “Ignition Series,” a multi-organizational VALORANT event that will see individual tournaments run all over the world. More than 20 esports organizations will create various tournament formats for the competitive 5v5 class-based shooter. The Ignition Series begins June 19 with the European G2 Esports Invitational, presented by Red […]

Team SouL to skip Pubg Mobile India Series 2020

Team SouL will skip PMIS 2020, MortaL has revealed on Instagram. The post Team SouL to skip Pubg Mobile India Series 2020 appeared first on TalkEsport. Read More

PUBG Mobile: Key Takeaways from PMPL South Asia 2020

PUBG mobile pro league South Asia finally came to an end on June 20. While Orange Rock was crowned in PMPL SA regular stages, finals saw the rise of an underdog team, Celtz, as the winner. TSM Entity failed to make it to the top and had to settle with second spot in the leaderboard […]

Fortnite Battle Royale Is Flooding – The Device Recap

Fortnite’s newest season is upon us, and it will involve a whole lot of water. Fortnite’s first event since the Blackout back in October of last year just concluded. It was arguably Fortnite’s most anticipated event to date. Millions of players could not even load into the game and had to watch it a streaming […]

Fortnite Battle Royale Is Flooding: The Device Recap

Fortnite’s newest season is upon us, and it will involve a whole lot of water. Fortnite’s first event since the Blackout back in October of last year just concluded. It was arguably Fortnite’s most anticipated event to date. Millions of players could not even load into the game and had to watch it a streaming […]

A Closer Look At The 2020 Console War

ESTNN take a look at what we can expect to see from Microsoft and Sony this year. During a time where the latest Call of Duty Expansion or a new Animal Crossing get gamers through a seemingly never ending quarantine, there is no doubt that the future of gaming is in anyone’s hands ⁠— From […]

A Closer Look At The 2020 Console War

This year, the battle for console supremacy is on. During a time where the latest Call of Duty Expansion and an updated Animal Crossing title get gamers through a seemingly never-ending quarantine, there is no doubt that the future of gaming is in anyone’s hands. From indie developers to forever favorite console kings. Microsoft and […]

Overwatch League Says Titan’s Fissure was Terminated ‘For Cause’

 The controversy surrounding the Vancouver Titans release of its roster last month made its way back into the spotlight when now-former Vancouver Titan Overwatch player Baek “Fissure” Chan-hyung made claims that he was “forcibly removed” from the team without payment. While the rest of Baek’s former teammates were given buyouts and released as non-restricted free […]

TI10 Prize Pool Passes $15M, But Maintains Only $500K Lead Over Last Year

The prize pool for Dota 2’s The International tournament has surpassed $15M USD, with 20 days having passed since the Battle Pass went live. The unique crowdfunding tool allows players to add to Valve’s initial $1.6M prize pool through in-game purchases, built around a leveling reward system.  Last year the Battle Pass helped TI9 reach […]

BLAST and TW Steel to Release Limited Edition CS:GO Watch 

Esports competition organizer BLAST has revealed a limited-edition watch in collaboration with TW Steel. The Dutch brand has themed the items around Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, with details such as a map layout on the face, and crosshairs. The watches are part of a long-term collaboration that will have room for multiple items and products. The […]

Analytics Firm YouGov Hires Former Nielsen Exec to Lead Esports Initiative

Former Managing Director at Nielsen Esports Nicole Pike has joined research and analytics firm YouGov as the company’s first global sector head of esports and gaming. Pike leaves Nielsen after a 13-year tenure during which she oversaw the launch and growth of its esports vertical. At YouGov, she will once again lead esports and gaming […]

Betway to Sponsor Beyond the Summit’s CS_Summit 6

Online bookmaker Betway will sponsor Beyond the Summit’s Counter-Strike: Global Offensive tournament, CS_Summit 6. The $200K USD online event takes place from June 22 – July 5, and will count towards points received in order to qualify for ESL’s $2M Rio Major scheduled for November 2020. Financial details were not released. Beyond the Summit is […]

ONE Championship Raises $70M, Reduces Workforce by 20%

Singapore-based sports media company Group One Holdings raised a $70M USD investment, bringing the company’s total capital to $346M. Group One Holdings operates as ONE Championship and specializes in mixed martial arts entertainment. In late 2018, the company entered into a joint venture with the Japanese advertising agency Dentsu to launch ONE Esports. Furthermore, the […]

PUBG MOBILE Reveals $850K World League Season Zero

Tencent Games announced plans for a “Season Zero” of the new PUBG MOBILE World League – the next stage of the game’s 2020 esports ecosystem plan which was revealed at the end of 2019. Forty teams across the world will be divided into two regions, East and West, to compete for a $850K USD prize […]

FIBA to Host NBA 2K Competition With National Member Federations

The International Basketball Federation will host an NBA 2K20 competition featuring teams from 17 of its national member federations. Described as a pilot project, the FIBA Esports Open will take place June 19 – 21, and will be produced from a new FIBA Esports studio located in Riga, Latvia, and streamed on Facebook, Twitch, […]

CSGO: Dennis joins Apeks

Apeks have announced the signing of the former NIP player Dennis ‘dennis’ Edman on a free transfer. He was already playing as a stand-in for the team for nearly two months in replacement of Haakon ‘Radifaction’ Tholo who has now been benched by the team.  In his two month tenure he led Apeks till the […]

PUBG Mobile: PMIS 2020 invites revealed

Just after the culmination of PMPL Finals South Asia, PUBG Mobile India has released the 8 invited teams for the PUBG Mobile India Series 2020. A total of 16 teams will be Invited for the competition and the tournament organisers have released the first 8 teams. The 8 Invited teams for the Tournament are: Soul […]

Dota 2: TI 10 Prize Pool Is Now Over $15,000,000

Although it’s been out for less than a month, this year’s TI prize pool is already over $15M USD. This year is pretty interesting in terms of what happened with the DPC. Even though some people thought that COVID-19 won’t have that much of an impact on the Dota 2 scene, this turned out to […]

Dota 2: TI 10 Prize Pool Is Now Over $15,000,000

Although it’s been out for less than a month, this year’s TI prize pool is already over $15M USD. This year is pretty interesting in terms of what happened with the DPC. Even though some people thought that COVID-19 wouldn’t have that much of an impact on the Dota 2 scene, this turned out to […]

Esports betting platform ‘Luckbox’ raises $2.8m ahead of IPO

As it is imminently preparing for listing in a TSX Venture Exchange, Luckbox confirmed that a successful funding round generated CAD 3.8 million . The esports betting bookmaker met its hopes by reporting that its initial funding round of CAD $2.3 million has been oversubscribed by investors. Last month, Luckbox announced that it […]

LoL Championship Series announces parntership with Verizon

A long term partnership with telecommunications company Verizon has been established with the League of Legends Championship Series . Beginning with Summer Split 2020, Verizon will be delivering its 5G Ultra Wideband network to the LCS in an arrangement which will span over three years, as its official 5G network provider. The pair will also discuss how “player and fan interactions around the League” can be improved. Verizon is the first-ever presenter of […]

CS:GO: BIG And FURIA Win DreamHack Masters Spring

BIG and FURIA take home wins at DreamHack Masters Spring. DreamHack Masters Spring has come to a close in both Europe and North America, crowning two teams as champion in their respective regions. BIG took on G2 Esports in the European Grand Final, besting the current second-ranked team to take the title. In North America, […]

CS:GO: BIG, FURIA Win DreamHack Masters Spring

BIG and FURIA take home wins at DreamHack Masters Spring. DreamHack Masters Spring has come to a close in both Europe and North America, crowning two teams as champion in their respective regions. BIG took on G2 Esports in the European Grand Final, besting the current second-ranked team to take the title. In North America, […]

Fortnite: Lachlan Establishes Team PWR, Signs Multiple Top Oceania Players

A new organization has a roster full of Oceanic players who are ready to win Fortnite tournaments. Oceania is undoubtedly one of the most underrated regions in competitive Fortnite. Despite their lack of exposure, OCE features some of the world’s top Fortnite players. The problem is, many of these competitors do not have the same […]

LOUD Launches Fortnite Team in Brazil

Brazillian esports organization LOUD announced Sunday the formation of a team to compete in Fortnite. LOUD primarily competes in Garena’s mobile game, Free Fire. Before dedicating its efforts exclusively to Free Fire, the organization had invested in Vainglory, a mobile game from Super Evil Megacorp.  LOUD CEO Bruno “Playhard” Bittencourt told The Esports Observer that […]

PUBG Mobile: PMPL South Asia Finals Day 3 Results and Standings

Celtz, Megastars and TeamIND qualify for the World League. The post PUBG Mobile: PMPL South Asia Finals Day 3 Results and Standings appeared first on TalkEsport. Read More

Beyond Epic Dota 2 Tournament: EU & CIS Groups Overview

Here’s a little bit more information about this upcoming tournament. We are just one day away until the next online tournament begins. This one is called Beyond Epic, and its brought to you by RuHubm Epic Esports Events and Beyond the Summit. Similar to other online events, this one will be divided into two divisions […]

Call of Duty League Introduce New Broadcast Delay Procedure

It seems Octane’s Twitter outcry has worked, the CDL has officially announced a new broadcast delay procedure. After some angry responses on twitter from various professional Call of Duty League players, especially Octane. The Call of Duty League have announced their new broadcast delay procedure. Official statement from CDL In a statement released on Saturday […]

Call of Duty League Introduce New Broadcast Delay Procedure

It seems Octane’s Twitter outcry has worked, the CDL has officially announced a new broadcast delay procedure. After some angry responses on twitter from various professional Call of Duty League players, especially Octane. The Call of Duty League have announced their new broadcast delay procedure. Official response from the CDL In a statement released on […]

Fortnite: Lachlan Establishes Team PWR, Signs Multiple Top Oceania Players

A new organization has a roster full of Oceanic players who are ready to win Fortnite tournaments. Oceania is undoubtedly one of the most underrated regions in competitive Fortnite. Despite their lack of exposure, OCE features some of the world’s top Fortnite players. The problem is, many of these competitors do not have the same […]

Dota 2: Beyond Epic Dota 2 Tournament EU & CIS Groups Overview

What you need to know about EPICENTER’s upcoming tournament. We are just one day away from the start of the latest online tournament. This one is called Beyond Epic, and its brought to you by RuHub, Epic Esports Events and Beyond the Summit. Similar to other online events, this one will be divided into two […]

Octane Says The Call Of Duty League Is “Laughable” After 45 Minute Tech Pause

During the Seattle Surge vs Atlanta FaZe series last night, there was yet another controversy, here’s how Octane reacted to the situation. During the second series of the night, Surge vs FaZe, the stream suddenly went blank, showing the message “stay tuned”. Seattle were 2-0 up at this point and this left many fans confused. […]

ESL One Cologne may be the first CSGO LAN tournament after COVID-19 outbreak

ESL is considering making Cologne the first LAN tournament ever since the COVID-19 outbreak started The post ESL One Cologne may be the first CSGO LAN tournament after COVID-19 outbreak appeared first on TalkEsport. Read More

Everything you need to know about PUBG Mobile World League 2020

PUBG Mobile esports recently announced some tweaks for the upcoming season of the World League and has named it PUBG Mobile World League Season Zero which will be played from July 9 to August 10. PUBG Mobile’s Global esports Director James Yang announced that the league will be played online because of the Covid-19 pandemic. […]

PUBG Mobile: PMPL South Asia Finals Day 2 Results and Standings

TSM Entity is back with a bang. The post PUBG Mobile: PMPL South Asia Finals Day 2 Results and Standings appeared first on TalkEsport. Read More

AT&T reportedly looking to sell off Warner Bros gaming unit for $4 Billion

The telecommunications and media company, AT&T is under discussions to sell off Warner Bros gaming division in a deal that could bring them about $4 billion, according to a report by CNBC. The report further states that the potential buyers could include some big AAA publishers like Take-Two Interactive Software, Electronic Arts, and Activision-Blizzard. Also […]

Octane Says The Call Of Duty League Is “Laughable” After 45-Minute Tech Pause

During the Seattle Surge vs Atlanta FaZe series last night, there was yet another controversy. Here’s how Octane reacted to the situation During the second series of the night, Surge vs FaZe, the stream suddenly went blank, showing the message “stay tuned”. Seattle was 2-0 up at this point and this left many fans confused. […]

PUBG Mobile India community raise their voice against Cyber Bullying

As we all are aware of the fact that PUBG Mobile audience in India is on a scale which was not expected 3 years back. With all the love that Indian PUBG Mobile content creators, professional teams and players get from their fans, there are some people in the community who spread hate in Live […]

A Reinvigorated Tfue is Enjoying Fortnite Once Again

Tfue’s brief hiatus from Fortnite has ended. He’s found a new balance; Twitch. Twitch streamer and professional Fortnite player Turner “Tfue” Tenney has been around since the beginning of the game’s unpredictable increase in attention. He saw one of the most significant popularity spikes in the history of the Twitch streaming platform, rivaling only that […]

Call Of Duty Warzone update adds Pakistan Army SSG operator

After a week-long delay, Infinity Ward finally has finally shipped the season 4 update for Call Of Duty: Warzone. With the new update comes a series of changes and the much-anticipated battle pass which brings a variety of Operator skins and Legendary blueprints. The battle pass has 100 ranks and players have around two months […]

A Reinvigorated Tfue Is Enjoying Fortnite Once Again

Tfue’s brief hiatus from Fortnite has ended. He’s found a new balance Twitch. Twitch streamer and professional Fortnite player Turner “Tfue” Tenney has been around since the beginning of the game’s unpredictable increase in attention. He saw one of the most significant popularity spikes in the history of the Twitch streaming platform, rivaling only that […]

League of Legends Championships to be broadcast on the BBC

This summer the BBC will be broadcasting live League of Legends action from the UK League Championship and Northern League of Legends Championship. The UK League Championship will start on Sunday, June 14 and the Northern League of Legends on Tuesday, June 16, with games available to watch on BBC iPlayer and BBC […]

League of Legends Championships to be broadcast on the BBC

This summer the BBC will be broadcasting live League of Legends action from the UK League Championship and Northern League of Legends Championship. The UK League Championship will start on Sunday, June 14 and the Northern League of Legends on Tuesday, June 16, with games available to watch on BBC iPlayer and BBC […]

Latest CSGO update accidentally lets players see through walls

Looks like the visibility update is doing more harm than good. The post Latest CSGO update accidentally lets players see through walls appeared first on TalkEsport. Read More

Riot Games fire executive over ‘abhorrent’ George Floyd post

Ron Johnson, the Global Head of Consumer Products at Riot Games, had recently shared a post on his personal Facebook account which ended up receiving a lot of backlashes. Unlike other posts, this post was particularly on a really sensitive topic, the death of George Floyd. The post listed George Floyd’s criminal records with the […]

FLY WildTurtle: “We’re Going To Come Out Swinging Against Cloud9”

ESTNN talked to Jason “WildTurtle” Tran right before the start of the LCS Summer Split. First off, I read that you got your name from seeing two turtles fight? Is this true? “There’s a lot of reasons why I have this name *laughs* but that can be one of them for sure.” You are renowned […]

League Of Legends: BBC To Broadcast The UKLC and NLC

The BBC is stepping into the world of League of Legends. The BBC has announced that they will be broadcasting the UK League Championship and the Northern League of Legends Championship this summer. Fans can watch all of the games on the BB iPlayer and BBC Sport online and app. The UKLC season […]

Verizon Partners With the LCS, Will Present Academy Rush

Verizon has signed a multi-year agreement with the League of Legends Championship Series, which will see the telecom become the official 5G wireless and network service partner for Riot Games’ North American League of Legends league. The partnership will go into effect today as matches for the summer split get underway. Additionally, Verizon becomes the […]

GG ZionSpartan: “It’s Not A Question Of If I Will Get Back In The LCS, Its A Matter Of When”

ESTNN chatted with Darshan “ZionSpartan” Upadhyaya ahead of the LCS Summer Split. Let’s get right into it. You got your start in competitive play with Monomaniac sports in April of 2012. As one of the most veteran players in the scene, what do you think is the biggest difference for esports pros is then and […]

BBC to Broadcast Regional League of Legends Competition on Streaming Platform

The BBC will broadcast League of Legends matches from the U.K. League Championship and Northern League of Legends Championship through its streaming products BBC iPlayer and BBC Sport . As the name implies, the UKLC is a League of Legends competition which takes place in the United Kingdom, while the NLC covers the […]

Toronto Ultra Chooses SCUF Gaming For Professional COD Controller

Just this week, it was announced that SCUF has become the Official Controller for the Toronto Ultra. SCUF Gaming announced a “multi-faceted partnership” yesterday, with Canada’s only professional Call of Duty franchise. The global high-performance controller company announced a multi-faceted partnership with the Ultra, focusing heavily on marketing […]

PUBG Mobile: PMPL South Asia Finals Day 1 results and standings

Celtz astonishes everyone. The post PUBG Mobile: PMPL South Asia Finals Day 1 results and standings appeared first on TalkEsport. Read More

A new game mode may soon hit official CSGO servers

Valve’s June 10th CSGO update seems to have implemented new game files which directly hint towards a new game mode coming to CSGO. The post A new game mode may soon hit official CSGO servers appeared first on TalkEsport. Read More

Evil Geniuses and Motorola Team Up for Multiple Activiations Featuring Newest Smartphone

Motorola and Evil Geniuses has announced a partnership to showcase the Motorola Edge+, Motorola’s flagship 5G smartphone. The deal will see EG add Motorola as a presenting partner and official smartphone of both its League of Legends Championship Series and Academy teams. No financial details of the partnership were released. Starting with the LCS Summer […]

Red Bull Partners With Loco to Create Esports Content For India

Red Bull has announced a partnership with Indian streaming platform Loco to create and broadcast esports content in the region. Both parties will work together to feature titles in various game categories.  Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Red Bull owns several esports-related IPs in India such as the Red Bull Flick Counter-Strike: […]

League of Legends Pro League Partners With Chinese E-commerce Company Suning

Chinese e-commerce company Suning announced that its online shopping platform Suning.com has become an official partner of China’s top League of Legends competition, the League of Legends Pro League.  Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.  With this latest partnership, the LPL has expanded its official partners to 14. Existing LPL partners include Nike, […]

Volvic Sponsors BIG League of Legends Team

Berlin International Gaming has named Volvic as an official sponsor of its League of Legends team. This marks the mineral water brand’s first partnership in the German-speaking esports market, which will include jersey logo placement and content integration. BIG told The Esports Observer that this is a planned multi-year partnership with a focus first on […]

Simplicity Taps AMC Networks International – Latin America for Flamengo Esports Sponsorships

U.S.-based Simplicity Esports has signed a commercial partnership with AMC Networks International – Latin America to sell sponsorships on behalf of Flamengo Esports in Brazil. Simplicity manages  Flamengo Esports, one of the largest esports organizations in the country, which is also associated with Brazillian soccer team Clube de Regatas do Flamengo.  Roman Franklin, president and […]

Evident Similarities Between CSGO’s Mirage & COD Mobile’s new map

Parts of the new CoD Mobile map ‘Tunisia’ seems to be similar to areas from the popular CSGO map ‘Mirage’. The post Evident Similarities Between CSGO’s Mirage & COD Mobile’s new map appeared first on TalkEsport. Read More

Luckbox Raises $2.9M in Preparation to Go Public on the TSXV

Esports betting platform Luckbox has secured roughly $3.9M CAD in the first tranche of its current financing round. The tranche consisted of a brokered private placement offering, which raised $3.5M , and a non-brokered offering, which raised $362K . While Luckbox is run by Isle of Man company Real Time Games Holdings Limited, […]

NBA 2K League Adds Four New Sponsors

The NBA 2K League this morning is announcing four new partners in Tissot, Jostens, SAP, and GameStop, bringing its partner roster to 13.  Tissot, a pre-existing NBA partner, will now sponsor the shot clock that shows up on-screen during games and will also debut a new digital content series; Jostens becomes the official championship ring […]

LEC Secures Inygon as Broadcast Partner for Portugal

The League of Legends European Championship will begin broadcasting in Portuguese, through a new partnership with Inygon. The Braga-based esports company already operates the European Regional League for Portugal the Liga Portuguesa. According to the announcement, it will run its regional language broadcast through a separate channel on Twitch and YouTube. This is the latest […]

Dota 2: Queen Of Pain’s Arcana Is Here

Although it took them some time, Valve finally decided to release the new Arcana — and it was worth the wait. As you know, Valve has allowed all players t purchase the TI 10 Battle Pass a few weeks ago. Even though we still have no information about the future of this event, many players […]

CSGO implements new ‘Text Filtering’ feature to curb in-game toxicity

Valve has issued an update to CSGO which aims to reduce toxicity during games. The post CSGO implements new ‘Text Filtering’ feature to curb in-game toxicity appeared first on TalkEsport. Read More

League Of Legends: 2020 LCS Summer Split Preview

Get pumped up for the LCS, which starts in less than 48 hours. The wait is finally over! Tomorrow marks the return of the League of Legends Championship Series and what will be an entertaining Summer Split. Following the start of the League of Legends European Championship , LCS fans will finally get to […]

Fortnite: Ninja Battles $80,000 Tournament Week Two Recap And Results

A familiar trio tops the leaderboard in week two of the Ninja Battles tournament series. Ninja Battles is back after a week hiatus in support of the move toward racial equality across the world. Season X Champions TSM ZexRow, TSM MackWood and yung calculator won the first week of Ninja Battles, picking up where they […]

PS5 Conference Shows Off Fresh Content As Well As New Console

With mixing swirls of blue, white, and black, the PS5 Sony Press Conference took off. Bring On The Games Those same colors united together to form the Playstation triangle, circle, x and square insignia. Video montages then filled the screen, replaying everything from classic PS1 to up to date PS4 footage. Then, bam. GTA 5 […]

GG Hauntzer: “Every Year, Every Time That I Play I Just Want To Prove To Myself That I’m The Best”

ESTNN caught up with Golden Guardians’ top laner Kevin “Hauntzer” Yarnell ahead of the LCS Summer Split. Your name Hauntzer has to be derived from the Pokemon. What made you choose this name and did you play a lot of Pokemon as a kid? “Yeah I played Pokemon as a kid, I think everyone did. […]

Psyonix Email to Teams Unveils New Rocket League Esports Structure 

The Esports Observer has obtained a letter sent to Rocket League Championship Series teams by publisher Psyonix which outlines significant changes to the game’s esports structure. This restructuring comes just weeks after teams within the RLCS sent a letter to Psyonix in an effort to address grievances related to communication and revenue opportunities within the […]

GG Goldenglue: “They Made This Decision And Now I Have To Prove To Them That They’re Wrong”

ESTNN sat down with Greyson Gregory “Goldenglue” Gilmer ahead of the LCS Summer Split. Now correct me if I’m wrong, but you grew up in Flower Mound, Texas right? What was it like growing up there? “Flower Mound was pretty nice, suburban area, and one of the most iconic suburban areas in America you could […]

Gigabyte Teams Up with G2 Esports for its New Z490 AORUS ULTRA G2 Motherboard

Gigabyte has teamed up with G2 Esports to announce the release of a limited edition Z490 AORUS Ultra G2 Edition motherboard, inspired by G2 Esports dominance and passion for gaming. In order to satisfy the high-performance low-temperature needs of professional gaming teams, the Z490 AORUS ULTRA G2 uses direct 12 phases digital power design and tantalum […]

Perfect World announces Perfect Asia League (PAL)

Perfect World has recently announced the details about the Asian Regional Major Rankings that is going to be held this summer. Perfect World Asia League will have a prize pool of $100,000 and a total of 10 teams will be competing in this tournament out of which eight were invited after competing in […]

Opinion: Extended Seasons Are Not The Problem With Fortnite

Players are under the impression that long seasons are plaguing Fortnite, however, that is not the problem. Fortnite: Battle Royale is unquestionably one of the most popular games of the last decade. The Epic Games title had generated well over $1 billion since its release back in 2017. Fortnite’s uniqueness came in the sense of […]

CSGO: s1mple breaks self record with a 2.77 rating on Mirage on DreamHack Masters

Na’Vi dominated the series 2-0 against MAD Lions with s1mple outshining the other players. The post CSGO: s1mple breaks self record with a 2.77 rating on Mirage on DreamHack Masters appeared first on TalkEsport. Read More

Golden Guardians Extend Exclusive Streaming Partnership With Twitch

The Golden Guardians, the esports affiliate of the Golden State Warriors NBA franchise, announced a partnership extension with Twitch. In addition to continuing to stream exclusively on Twitch, the esports organization will add the Twitch logo to game day jerseys, The Golden Guardians currently field teams in League of Legends, Teamfight Tactics, Apex Legends, and […]

Pandemic Pushes Brazil’s Esports Industry Forward

Brazil is considered the new epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the World Health Organization, and like in other countries, the stay-at-home order is driving a significant increase in the consumption of digital products and businesses, including the country’s esports market. During the Brazilian League of Legends Championship , a record-breaking 336K simultaneous viewers […]

PMPL 2020 adds a couple of slots for South Asia, SynerGE pulled in

SynerGE gets a PMWL slot. The post PMPL 2020 adds a couple of slots for South Asia, SynerGE pulled in appeared first on TalkEsport. Read More

State Of The Jungle, Balancing League And Life, And Lessons From TSM: An Interview With Dignitas’ Matthew “Akaadian” Higginbotham

ESTNN caught up with Dignitas’ jungler Matthew “Akaadian” Higginbotham ahead of the LCS Summer Split. I just got off a call with your new teammate Aphro. He said that you guys were still holding tryouts to decide who would be on the main roster for this split. How have these tryouts been going? “Pretty good. […]

Paytm First Games Partners With Riot Games to Launch Teamfight Tactics Tournament in India

Paytm First Games will be hosting a Teamfight Tactics mobile tournament for India later this month. The tournament will be held online from June 17 – 21, and feature a prize pool of 75K INR . Registrations for the event have opened with the first 512 players being eligible for the competition.  Speaking […]

Capital One Advertises on Dota 2 Twitch Event

Capital One has quietly entered esports sponsorship via a new ad deal on Twitch, bringing another Fortune 100 brand into the competitive gaming space. There’s been no formal announcement, but the brand started advertising yesterday during a Dota 2 Showdown tournament on the streaming platform, and a host referred to Capital One as the official […]

Elgiganten Named DreamHack Nordic Partner in Multi-Year Deal

Nordic home electronics and appliance retailer Elgiganten has partnered with digital festival company DreamHack. As part of the multi-year deal, Elgiganten will operate official festival and merchandise stores at certain events, while DreamHack merchandise will also be sold at Elgiganten stores.  In addition, Elgiganten will be partnered with the Northern League of Legends Championship , […]

You Can Now Play Counter Strike 1.6 on your Browser

Starting out as a Half-Life modification on the Goldsource engine, Counter-Strike 1.6 grew in popularity and became one of the most popular first-person shooters of all time. As a mod of Half-Life, it was released in its beta Phase in June 1999 before being launched in a fully-fledged version. If we take a look back, […]

Call of Duty: How to Unlock the Kali Sticks

With the release of Season 4, several new weapons were added to the game, here’s how to unlock the Kali Sticks Melee weapon. The Kali Sticks are a melee weapon which can be unlocked in Multiplayer and Warzone. To Unlock this melee weapon you must get 3 kills in 15 games with the combat knife. […]

Valorant: The End Of Overwatch Esports

There’s a new kid on the block when it comes to first-person shooters. Valorant is a brand-new FPS under the Riot Games banner.  It brings a new aspect to the genre and it’s done by blending already well-established concepts into one.  Flaunting gunplay like Counter Strike and Overwatch style heroes it’s a breath of fresh […]

Major CSGO update tweaks Dust 2, Mirage, Cache and improves visibility of Agents

Most of the changes and map tweaks in this update were focused on improving visibility of the agents. The post Major CSGO update tweaks Dust 2, Mirage, Cache and improves visibility of Agents appeared first on TalkEsport. Read More

League Of Legends: Immortals Replace Xmithie With Potluck As Starting LCS Jungler

Immortals has made quite an unexpected roster move just days before the Summer Split. Today, Immortals announced its starting lineup for the LCS Summer Split. Everything looked as expected until Jake Kevin “Xmithie” Puchero was noticeably missing and replaced with Nicholas James Joseph “Potluck” Pollock. New Split, who dis? Here is your IMT Line-Up to […]

Sony Resumes PS5 Conference After Delaying It For Black Lives Matter Protests

After waiting… barely a week… Sony has announced they will be moving ahead with their much-anticipated PS5 conference. The Good Join us for a look at the future of gaming. Watch the live stream June 11 at 1:00 PM #PS5 — PlayStation June 10, 2020 The press conference was postponed due to the […]

League of Legends: LEC Launches SuperFantasy

The LEC has revealed its own fantasy league with LEC SuperFantasy. The LEC SuperFantasy has officially launched ahead of the LEC Summer Split. The fantasy league will be run in partnership with LVP, the team behind the Superliga Orange Fantasy to bring fans a LEC version of the game, in which you’ll be crafting your […]

A Memorable Past And A Hopeful Future: An Interview With Dignitas’ Zaqueri “Aphromoo” Black

ESTNN caught up with Zaqueri “Aphromoo” Black a few days before the LCS Summer Split. Now on your 10th competitive League of Legends team, and your 3rd LCS team , at 27 you are one of the oldest North American players still active. What truly drives you to keep competing? “I […]

Dota 2: The Best Offlane Heroes In 2020

Let’s take a look at some of the best offlane heroes in Dota 2. Offlane is one of the best positions in Dota 2 when it comes down to getting MMR. Even though some people might not like it because you can die a lot, once you learn how to play properly, you will find […]

League Of Legends: LCS Partners With Samsung For Fast Five Segment

A partnership between Samsung and the LCS is developing fast! Riot Games as announced its latest partnership for the LCS as it partners with Samsung SSD for a new Samsung SSD Fast Five segment. The partnership will see Samsung track how quickly LCS players reach key benchmarks in each position — 100 CS […]

Esports Becomes Main Outlet for W Series as its 2020 Racing Championship Gets Canceled 

Update: The British public service broadcaster BBC will show all ten 2020 W Series Esports League events over the next ten weeks. The 90-minute broadcasts will air across the BBC’s digital platforms: BBC iPlayer, BBC Red Button, and the BBC Sport website. Whisper, a broadcast production agency that hosted the W Series’ inaugural season last […]

LCS Commissioner Chris Greeley on the State of the League and the Road Ahead

In Monday’s “State of the League address,” League of Legends Championship Series Commissioner Chris Greeley spoke with reporters about the current state of the league and then sat down with The Esports Observer to discuss how the Academy League has not lived up to its potential, how COVID-19 has changed LCS broadcasts, and criticisms […]

C9 Vulcan on Worlds 2020: “If There Was Ever A Year For NA, This Is Probably The One”

ESTNN sat down with Cloud9’s support Philippe “Vulcan” Laflamme ahead of the 2020 LCS Summer Split. First off, how has the break been for you and the team? “The break’s been pretty good. Obviously, we had a longer season than most teams and were boot camping in Korea early so we had a pretty early […]

Branding in the Age of Esports

“A brand is a living entity, and it is enriched or undermined cumulatively over time, the product of a thousand small gestures.”  Michael Eisner, former Chairman and CEO of the Walt Disney Company  It’s alive All successful brands have distinct personalities. And much like humans, these personalities develop over the course of years. Meaning while brand image can change over time, personality is more consistent.   […]

SK Gaming Extends Partnership With Eye Care Brand HYLO

Cologne-based team organization SK Gaming has extended its partnership with HYLO, which will now include branding on player jerseys. Following an initial partnership in H2 2019 and at the start of 2020, HYLO will continue to supply the club’s players with eye care products, and be featured in content throughout the year focusing on “the […]

KitKat Becomes Main LEC Partner, Will Receive In-Game Banner

KitKat’s partnership with the League of Legends European Championship will now include visibility on the league’s new in-game Summoner’s Rift banners. The Nestlé chocolate brand will also continue to present breaks and pauses, as it did through the 2020 Spring Split. Financial terms were not disclosed.  The announcement noted that additional content would pair […]

Sim Racing: The Virtual 24 Hours Of Le Mans Preview

IRacing is gearing up for its Virtual 24 Hours of Le Mans this weekend. 2020 hasn’t been the greatest year for sporting events.  While most things have been canceled thanks to the pandemic, we do have one bright light on the horizon.  IRacing makes its mainstream return with its presentation of the Virtual 24 Hours […]

Q9 Raises $14M Angel Round Investment, Perfect World to Host $250K CS:GO Asia League 

Though the COVID-19 pandemic is an unfortunate beginning for 2020, the esports industry in China saw its first disclosed esports capital raised, as well as the first health management center for esports players in the last week. China’s top League of Legends competition, League of Legends Pro League , has started its summer split. Another […]

Samsung Partners With LCS for Peripherals, New Broadcast Segment

The League of Legends Championship Series , Riot Games’ North American professional League of Legends competition, has partnered with Samsung, who will supply the league with PC hardware and sponsor a new broadcast segment. Samsung will provide the LCS PCs with NVMe M.2 solid-state drives and launch the Samsung SSD Fast Five, a segment that […]

ATP tennis ace Taylor Fritz delves deep into esports

Avid gamer and young ATP tennis star Taylor Fritz has made an intriguing financial commitment to the world of eSports. The American has become the first pro tennis ace to invest some of his hard-earned career money in the burgeoning eSports industry. After concluding his most successful ATP season yet in 2019, Fritz opted to […]

“It was just banter, not quitting CSGO”: Simar “psy” Sethi

Simar ‘Psy’ Sethi, one of the renowned faces of the Indian CSGO professional scene was recently in the news for declaring his departure from the competitive scene. It seemed highly unlikely at this stage since VALORANT has just been launched. Adding to that fact that there will not be Indian servers until later this year. […]

The LCS Summer Split, Volibear And Beating Up TSM: An Interview With FlyQuest’s Colin “Solo” Earnest

ESTNN had the chance to talk to FlyQuest’s top laner Colin “Solo” Earnest ahead of the LCS Summer Split. First off, how has the break been for you and the team? “It’s been ok. Its been a little boring, I mean, I didn’t play a full split and I wasn’t nearly as burnt out as […]

Riot Games Hint At Possibility Of Valorant On PS4 And Xbox One

Riot Games has hinted that Valorant could be coming to PS4 and Xbox One. Valorant’s success in the PC market has not gone unnoticed by the gaming community. The new game has been compared to CS: GO and Overwatch, but Riot’s latest shooter is an evolution of the genre. It seems storming the genre was […]

League Of Legends: 2020 LEC Summer Split Power Rankings

Here are ESTNN’s power rankings for the 2020 LEC Summer Split. The League of Legends European Championship is set to return this week. With a little time left, its time to look at all ten teams and predict who’s hot, who’s not, and how the Summer Split may unfold! 10. Team Vitality Team Vitaly […]

CS:GO: Snappi Reportedly Joining C0ntact

c0ntact have reportedly bought Snappi out of his TIGER contract. Former Heroic member Marco “Snappi” Pfeiffer will be signing with c0ntact, according to a report from HLTV. Originally set to join the Mongolian team TIGER, the in-game leader’s contract has reportedly been bought out by c0ntact. Should the move go through, Snappi will debut with […]

CSGO: Snappi to join c0ntact

Marco ‘Snappi’ Pfeiffer is about to complete a signing with c0ntact after the organisation has reached a deal to buy Dane out from TIGER.  The current Astralis player was originally set to play for TIGER alongside Own ‘smooya’ Butterfield after his contract ended with Heroic but that did not happen due to some surprising turn […]

Blizzard Finally Removes Hero Pools from Overwatch But Not Completely

Blizzard has announced the removal of Hero Pools from competitive play while adjusting the feature for the Overwatch League returning June 13th. finding common ground Overwatch has had an extremely difficult time solidifying the format of how the game is meant to be played. At first, the prevalence of GOATS led to players calling for […]

Head & Shoulders sponsors G2 Arctic

Spanish League of Legends team G2 Arctic has welcomed Procter and Gamble shampoo brand Head & Shoulders as its latest sponsor. The main purpose of the partnership is to create content featuring players. This agreement represents a further step in our project and what better way to continue growing together than with H&S. At G2 […]

Sage Nerfed In Valorant Patch 1.01

Riot just spiced up the Spike Rush mode even more with the addition of three new types of orbs to it. The post Sage Nerfed In Valorant Patch 1.01 appeared first on TalkEsport. Read More

Dignitas Names SIG Exclusive Trading Partner

Esports organization Dignitas announced a partnership with trading firm Susquehanna International Group in a multi-year deal. Financial terms were not disclosed. The proprietary trading firm will be Dignitas’ exclusive partner in the Global Quantitative Trading Firm and Trading Technology category, and will have its logo featured on the arm of the team’s jersey. Additionally, […]

Call Of Duty 2020 Image Leaked Via “The Red Door”

After many rumors of “Black Ops Cold War”, it seems COD 2020 may reuse the “Black Ops” name after all. Yesterday a Playstation database website revealed what looks to be the internal alpha test for Call of Duty 2020. The PKG file’s content id includes “COD2020INTALPHA1” which shows that this is a COD 2020 file. […]

Indian Esports Organization SouL Helps Promote Regional Webseries, Raktanchal

Indian esports organization SouL promoted a local web series called Raktanchal during a livestream on June 8. The series is available to watch on MX Player, an Indian digital platform owned by the Times Group. SouL is one of the most well-known PUBG MOBILE  teams in the South Asian region, and the face of the […]

VALORANT Launches Well Below Beta Figures – Weekly Twitch Top 10s, June 1 – June 7

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive esports continues to shine on Twitch, once again leading all channels despite the arrival of its direct competitor in Riot Games’ VALORANT. The League of Legends publisher’s new tactical shooter had a somewhat underwhelming debut following its official release when compared to the record-shattering figures it produced during the closed beta. Twitch’s […]

Valorant Game Review: Patch 1.0

After four months of a successful closed beta, Riot pushed patch 1.0 for Valorant signifying the game’s full launch. The patch also brings a new map, a new agent, a new game mode, and a host of balance changes. There are a few underlying issues with the game, making the launch feel underwhelming. A new […]

LEC Signs Secretlab as New Chair Partner

Singaporean gaming chair maker Secretlab has signed on as the chair partner for The League of Legends European Championship . As part of the agreement, Secretlab will produce the first commercially available LEC-branded chair, while providing seating for both the LEC and European Masters competitions.  Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Secretlab is […]

Kappa sign partnership with Mad Lions

OverActive Media, the Spanish brand MAD Lions, has established a partnership with the Italian brand of sportswear Kappa. The deal will be covered by the LEC and Superliga Orange MAD Lion teams, and Counter-Strike: Flashpoint of the Global Offensive, Kappa clothing. For MAD Lions and fans, as well as for the creation of “general accessories,” […]

eSports vs. Sports Betting

According to Deloitte, the eSports industry has shown a year-over-year growth rate of 836 percent. This means that between 2017 and 2018, investments in the eSports industry doubled, with current eSports net worth estimated somewhere around $1.8 billion. Given all the growth and activity surrounding eSports, it’s no surprise that betting on competitive gaming has […]

Dota 2: BLAST Bounty Hunt — Everything You Need to Know

Here’s everything you need to know about BLAST’s first ever Dota 2 tournament. Dota 2 is a game where you can find all sorts of events. Some of them are organized by Valve themselves, whereas others are hosted by third-party companies. One of those companies that will make its debut today is BLAST. Their first […]

BoomTV Raises $10M Led By BITKRAFT Esports Ventures

Tournament tool developer BoomTV announced that it has raised a $10M USD Series financing round led by BITKRAFT Esports Ventures. In total, seven investors participated in the investment, including PTW, Tandem, and Crosscut Ventures. BoomTV was founded in 2015 with the goal of developing a 3D-focused esports streaming technology. Since then, the business model was […]

PUMA Signs Multi-Year Apparel Sponsorship Deal With Gen.G Esports

Global sportswear brand PUMA has signed a multi-year sponsorship deal with South Korean esports organization Gen.G Esports.  Financial terms were not disclosed. PUMA will provide team jerseys to all players and streamers of Gen.G South Korean division. The two will also design an exclusive co-branded apparel line. The co-branded team jersey and apparel line will […]

HBO’s Last Of Us TV series to be directed by Chernobyl director Johan Renck

New details about HBO’s upcoming TV series Last Of Us surfaced online after an interview of Discussing Films with director Johan Renck went live. In the interview, Renck revealed that he is an executive producer of the series and will direct the pilot episode. While answering the questions about his next endeavor, Renck said: “I’m […]

Paytm First Games partners with Riot Games to launch Teamfight Tactics Tournament in India

512 players will compete to win from a prize pool of Rs 75,000. The post Paytm First Games partners with Riot Games to launch Teamfight Tactics Tournament in India appeared first on TalkEsport. Read More

CSGO: ESL Pro League returns in September, to be played on LAN

24 best teams of the world will battle it out through the 4-week long tournament set to start in early September. The post CSGO: ESL Pro League returns in September, to be played on LAN appeared first on TalkEsport. Read More

Valorant: Best Crosshair And Best Settings To Use

Learn about the best Valorant settings here. With the recent launch of Riot Games’ competitive hero-shooter, players everywhere have been flooding in to try the full release. Valorant offers an experience that first-person shooter players can relate to and still feel fresh. Like other FPS games, there are some ideals that you’d want to use […]

CSGO agent skins are a nightmare for colour blind players

An avid CSGO player of five years has decided to call it quits to the game after the implementation of agent skins. The post CSGO agent skins are a nightmare for colour blind players appeared first on TalkEsport. Read More

Dota 2: OG Waves Goodbye To OG.Seed

After a couple of months, OG decided to part ways with their second squad. A few months ago, one of the best teams in the world decided to bring together a group of promising players. The idea was to help them achieve their Dota 2 goals and eventually push them in the tier one scene. […]

GetRight, Coldzera named in Valve’s legal notice served to CSGO teams

Valve has taken a decisive stance amid rising conflicts of interest in the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive pro scene. The post GetRight, Coldzera named in Valve’s legal notice served to CSGO teams appeared first on TalkEsport. Read More

Jaesun Won Retires as General Manager of Toronto Defiant

Jaesun Won announced via Twitter that he is retiring as the general manager of the Toronto Defiant and esports altogether — effective immediately.  Won has been the general manager of Defiant since the Overwatch League started in 2018. The announcement marks yet another departure from Overactive Media, the parent company of the Defiant, who […]

KitKat Joins Sponsors for BLAST Dota Tournament

KitKat is the first snack food sponsor named for BLAST’s inaugural Dota 2 tournament; the BLAST Bounty Hunt. The Nestlé candy brand will sponsor the in-broadcast feature “Captain’s Kick Back,” which features competing teams talking about their life in and outside of esports.  Financial terms were not disclosed. The BLAST Bounty Hunt tournament begins tomorrow, […]

DeathMaker joins Paper Rex on loan for ESL Pro League

GE send DeathMaker on loan to Paper Rex. The post DeathMaker joins Paper Rex on loan for ESL Pro League appeared first on TalkEsport. Read More

Call Of Duty League: Proto Joins The Seattle Surge Starting Roster

As Karma retires, it’s time for Proto to step up to the starting roster Shortly after it was announced that Damon “Karma” Barlow would be retiring from professional Call of Duty, it was made public that it would be Nicholas “Proto” Maldonado to replace him on the Seattle Surge starting roster. Proto is a player […]

Riot Games Partners With The Crisis Text Line Support Service

Riot Games is looking out for their player’s well-being with a new partnership. Today, Riot Games announced that they’ve partnered with the Crisis Text Line, a support service for those experiencing a mental health crisis. This is a free, confidential hotline that players will be able to access easily. All they’ll have to do it […]

Everything We Know About League Of Legends: Wild Rift

League of Legends: Wild Rift is now fully revealed and the game’s in its early alpha/beta testing period. While Wild Rift is, simply put, a mobile version of League of Legends, the game is its own standalone title; with new graphics and features to boot. Below, we’ll answer some of the most asked […]

Honor of Kings Team YTG to Sell KPL Franchising Slot, Bidding Starts at $8.6M

 The Shanghai United Assets and Equality Exchange revealed that Chinese esports organization YTG Gaming has agreed to sell its related rights and interest in its King Pro League franchising slot.  The bid price is up to ¥61M RMB at the time of writing, and covers the organization’s KPL slot, all players […]

Overwatch: Paintbrush leaves LA Gladiators for Dallas Fuel

Main support player Nolan “Paintbrush” Edwards changes team ⁠— leaving the Los Angeles Gladiators to join the Dallas Fuel. Nolan “Paintbrush” Edwards, main support for Los Angeles Gladiators since late 2019, is now joining the Dallas Fuel. Let’s paint the world a better place. Please welcome @paintbrush to the Fuel fam! He will be joining […]

Overwatch League: NXYL Signs 2019 Rookie of the Year Haksal

The New York Excelsior announced the signing of flex DPS Hyojong “Haksal” Kim. The New York Excelsior welcomes the 2019 OWL Rookie of the Year: Hyojong “Haksal” Kim. The 2019 Rookie of the Year has a new home. Please join us in welcoming @RunawayHaksal2 to the Big Apple. #Andbox #EverUpward pic.twitter.com/jIoxYpiYOX — NYXL June […]

Overwatch League: NXYL Signs 2019 Rookie of the Year Haksal

The New York Excelsior announced the signing of flex DPS Hyojong “Haksal” Kim. The New York Excelsior welcomes the 2019 OWL Rookie of the Year: Hyojong “Haksal” Kim. The 2019 Rookie of the Year has a new home. Please join us in welcoming @RunawayHaksal2 to the Big Apple. #Andbox #EverUpward pic.twitter.com/jIoxYpiYOX — NYXL June […]

PUBG Mobile India official relaxes cutoff for PMIS 2020 online qualifiers

The number of qualifying teams in online qualifiers will be 992 instead of 248 now. The post PUBG Mobile India official relaxes cutoff for PMIS 2020 online qualifiers appeared first on TalkEsport. Read More

How to convert your Rainbow Six Siege’s sensitivity to Valorant

Left R6 Siege for Valorant? No worries, we got your back! The post How to convert your Rainbow Six Siege’s sensitivity to Valorant appeared first on TalkEsport. Read More

PUBG Mobile: Orange Rock, TSM Entity and GodLike qualifies for World League

DeadEyes Guy, INES, Hype and JyanMaara fail to qualify for the finals. The post PUBG Mobile: Orange Rock, TSM Entity and GodLike qualifies for World League appeared first on TalkEsport. Read More

Dota 2: Team Secret Wins ESL One Birmingham Online

Although some people didn’t believe they could do it, Team Secret has done it again. If anyone had any doubts about whether Team Secret is the best team in the world, the latest performance from the European powerhouse probably gave away the answer. Although Alliance is an incredible team, they had no chance against Clement […]

Dota 2: Team Secret Wins ESL One Birmingham Online

Although some people didn’t believe they could do it, Team Secret has done it again. If anyone had any doubts about whether Team Secret is the best team in the world, the latest performance from the European powerhouse probably gave away the answer. Although Alliance is an incredible team, they had no chance against Clement […]