LCS Summer 2019: Week Three Day One Recap

Team Liquid vs FlyQuest TL and FLY team compositions with FLY JayJ center. Photo via LoL Esports. Team Liquid kicked off the day with a good win over FlyQuest . They appeared to be back on form, calmly coming back after a rough early game. Jensen bore the brunt of this, getting ganked by […]

Dota 2: StarLadder ImbaTV Kiev Minor – Day 4 Recap

After a thrilling group stage which finished yesterday, it’s time to focus on the Playoffs. Unlike the group stage, the playoffs are only two days. This means that tomorrow we will know the name of the winner and the runners up. Those teams will get the slot for the last Major of this DPC season […]

LEC Summer 2019: Week Two Day Two Recap

Excel vs Splyce XL and SPY team compositions with the XL squad above. Photo via LoL Esports. Splyce kicked off the day with a fairly dominant win against Excel. Their win was very clean and came from great capitalization on Excel aggression. At only five minutes, Excel tried to three-man dive the top lane, but […]

DrLupo Discusses His Approach to Brand Deals

Ben “DrLupo” Lupo never thought he’d be in the position he is right now. Following the boom of Fortnite , Lupo’s Twitch  stream has exploded, and thanks to the connections he has made, and his family man-like personality, he has become one of Twitch’s most high-profile influencers. With increased popularity, Lupo has been presented numerous opportunities… […]

Dota 2 EPICENTER Major Adds Goryachaya Shtuchka as Sponsor

Frozen foods brand Goryachaya Shtuchka will sponsor this month’s Dota 2 EPICENTER Major in Moscow. The ABI Product brand will activate on-site via a stand with samples and promotional activities, and will be featured during broadcasts as well. The $1M USD tournament will take place at the CSKA Arena, with the playoff and finals stages… […]

Riot Games Facing Enforcement Action Suit Related to Gender Discrimination Investigation

The California Department of Fair Employment and Housing filed an investigation enforcement action suit against Riot Games. According to the suit, Riot Games is accused of refusing to provide “adequate information” related to wages. Riot Games issued a statement claiming that it has cooperated “in good faith” with the DFEH investigation. League of Legends … […]

LEC Summer 2019: Week Two Day One Recap

Misfits vs Excel MSF and XL team compositions with MSF on stage. Photo via LoL Esports. Misfits came out swinging against Excel in the first game of the day. Kirei substituted in for Maxlore on the Misfits’ lineup and absolutely dominated his opponents. Because of a botched XL invade at level one, Kirei was gifted […]

Dota 2: StarLadder ImbaTV Kiev Minor – Day 3 Recap

Today was the final day of the group stages at the StarLadder ImbaTV Kiev Minor. We saw four of our eight teams eliminated, with Winstrike Team and CompLexity our first two teams eliminated, followed by Mineski and a surprise departure from EHOME. Mineski vs. Ninjas in Pyjamas Our first series of the day saw Mineski […]

Betway Signs Six-Figure Deal with PSG.LGD, Veikkaus Sponsors ENCE

Dota 2 team PSG.LGD has added betting platform Betway as a sponsor in a six-figure deal. Betway also sponsors BIG, Ninjas in Pyjamas, MIBR, and Invictus Gaming, as well as a number of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive tournaments. Additionally, Finnish national betting agency Veikkaus has been named a sponsor of ENCE, best known for its… […]

TSM, Warner Bros. Team Up for SHAFT Video with Samuel L. Jackson, Myth

Team SoloMid and Warner Bros. Pictures have collaborated on a series of promotional videos around the new film, SHAFT. Actor Samuel L. Jackson and popular Fortnite streamer Ali “Myth” Kabbani appear together in the videos. TSM chief revenue officer Brad Sive told The Esports Observer that film studios are beginning to see the value of… […]

Dreamhack Partners with Akamai Technologies for Dreamhack Summer

Dreamhack has announced a partnership with Akamai Technologies to raise awareness of hacking and data theft in the esports space. In an official press release from the organization, tournament organizer Dreamhack revealed a partnership today with Akamai Technologies in order to highlight the dangers that hackers pose to esports data security. The partnership includes Dreamhack […]

Akamai Announced as DreamHack Summer Data Security Partner

DreamHack Summer has added data security firm Akamai as a partner to support DreamHack’s B2B efforts. Akamai will “share data security insights” and more, according to a release, and the companies plan to work together for future events. DreamHack Summer takes place from June 15-17 in Jönköping, Sweden, and includes a $100K USD Counter-Strike: Global… […]

Intel, Acer Become Major Sponsors of META High School Esports

META High School Esports is an Australia and New Zealand student league with competitions across three esports titles. The organization is wholly owned by the Adelaide Crows AFL Club, which also owns professional team Legacy Esports. META says the sponsorship deal will help develop its online tournament platform as well as host more LAN opportunities… […]

Dota 2 News: Goryachaya Shutcka named partner of the EPICENTER Major 2019

According to a press release from the organization, Russian frozen foods brand Goryachaya Shutcka will sponsor the EPICENTER Major. In a press release this morning, EPICENTER named Goryachaya Shutcka an official partner of the upcoming EPICENTER Major. The brand, translated “Hot Stuff,” will host several online events for both online viewers and fans that attend […]

Alienware Named First Presenting Sponsor of Rift Rivals: North America vs. Europe

  Dell’s Alienware brand has extended its partnership of League of Legends esports. In addition to providing official competition PC and display hardware of Rift Rivals NA vs. EU, the brand will be the presenting sponsor. Riot Games and Alienware entered into a multi-year partnership deal in January that includes multiple LoL competitions throughout… […]

Apex Legends News: Respawns Nerfs Circle Damage in Elite Queue

Respawn has responded to player feedback and decided to nerf the recently increased Circle Damage in the Apex Elite Queue. In a tweet last night, Respawn Entertainment revealed that they are nerfing the Circle Damage in the Apex Elite Queue, Apex Legend’s ultra-competitive mode. Legends, around 4pm PST today, circle damage in Elite Queue will […]

eXTREMESLAND 2019 announced with $100,000 prize pool

ZOWIE eXTREMESLAND will run for the fourth year in a row, once again featuring sixteen teams from the Asia-Pacific region at the $100,000 offline finals. The 4th edition of the event will initiate their preliminary stage from August. It is scheduled to run till October, with the offline finals set to be held in Shanghai, […]

CS:GO Asia Championships 2019 announced with $300,000 prize pool

Valve’s flagship tournament for Asia is back this year. With Valve’s intent to penetrate the Chinese market and facilitate the community, Perfect World, Valve’s partner in China has announced CS:GO Asia Championship 2019. CS:GO Asia Championships 2019 returns to ShanghaiPrize: $300,000Participates: 8 teams [7 invites + 1 China qualifier]Dates: Nov 21 – Nov 24, 2019Location: […]

Practice Zones and Press Conferences: The Benefits of the Misfits Gaming Arena

Misfits  Gaming Arena opened in Berlin this January, providing a meeting place for fans of the organization’s League of Legends  team. The arena also played host to a press conference on June 6 to announce Misfits’ new 10-player League of Legends European Champions  roster. The livestreamed Q&A was more akin to a traditional… […]

NRG add Stanislaw in a bid to improve results; but it might backfire

NRG recently announced a roster change to their Counter-Strike team. The change saw Damian “daps” Steele’s departure from the roster. At the same time, Peter “Stanislaw” Jarguz joins the roster as their new IGL. This roster change marks a fundamental shift in NRG’s strategy for the upcoming months. This roster will have a tough act […]

Valve’s Dota Underlords is Now Available to Play

Dota Underlords is Valve’s version of Auto Chess, the most popular arcade game ever in Dota 2. It’s a standalone title that starts today and is available to play right now. However, to do so, you need own The International 2019 Battle Pass. That’s because the game itself is currently in a closed beta. Welcome […]

Dota 2: StarLadder ImbaTV Kiev Minor – Day 2 Recap

The last Minor of this DPC season started yesterday in the capital city of Ukraine. Since there will be no other Minor events until TI, this one is essential for those teams who have not yet secured their direct TI invite. After all, the top two teams here will be getting a direct invite for […]

DBLTAP Parent Minute Media Raises $40M in New Funding

Minute Media, the publishing company behind esports editorial website DBLTAP, has raised a $40M USD funding round. DBLTAP covers a variety of esports games with editorial and video content. Minute Media has raised $120M to date and also owns the websites 12up, 90min, Mental Floss, and The Big Lead. Minute Media, a global publishing company… […]

Multi-Teams vs. Multi-Brands: Is There a Better Model?

The news of Immortals Gaming Club’s  acquisition of Infinite Esports & Entertainment  is a first in esports, in several ways. The $100M USD enterprise value stated in the announcement is higher than any team acquisition prior, and the deal itself showcases the speed at which a high-profile investor can buy and sell a team… […]

Call of Duty News: CWL Anaheim Preview

ESTNN’s Ashwin Palepu breaks down CWL Anaheim before the event starts on Friday, June 14th. CWL’s final city-based LAN event of the Black Ops 4 season has at last arrived. CWL Anaheim has served as one of Call of Duty’s most entertaining tournaments since its inception over 8 years ago. Its legendary atmosphere is an […]

DreamHack Summer Adds Doritos as Sponsor

Tortilla chip brand Doritos will sponsor this weekend’s DreamHack Summer event in Jönköping, Sweden. Doritos will have a booth at the event that allows attendees to challenge pro Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and Fortnite players. The event includes a $100K USD CS:GO tournament, as well as the DreamHack Mobile Series presented by Samsung. Doritos, the… […]

Complexity Gaming Partners with U.S. Army for Esports Initiatives

Starting today, Complexity Gaming players will attend a boot-camp at a United States Army base, and will compete with active-duty soldiers. Later this month, soldiers will boot-camp at Complexity’s GameStop Performance Center, utilize its Mind Gym, and compete in a livestreamed tournament. Complexity will continue to develop esports-related programs for the U.S. Army. Complexity Gaming … […]

League of Legends: Alienware Revealed as the Presenting Sponsor of Rift Rivals 2019

Riot Games announced today that Alienware will be the presenting sponsor for 2019’s iteration of Rift Rivals which will see teams from North America and Europe duke it out for the top spot. In an official press release, Riot Games has revealed that Alienware will be the presenting sponsor of Rift Rivals 2019. Alienware is […]

Overwatch Opinion: Is the 2-2-2 Role Queue a Good Idea? Yes.

ESTNN’s Malik Shelp gives his thoughts on the 2-2-2 role lock. At the end of Stage 2, the Vancouver Titans suffered their biggest defeat yet when the San Fransisco Shock took them down in a six-map Stage Finals bout. While the “Golden Stage” SF Shock were busy fighting against the undefeated Titans, however, another very […]

Opinion: Weighing the Pros and Cons of Franchising Call of Duty

This guest post was written for The Esports Observer by James Weiner, Ph.D., assistant professor – sport management at the University of Tampa. What Does Franchising Mean in Esports? If you have followed Call of Duty over the past six months, it is difficult to ignore the discussions in the competitive Call of Duty  community… […]

Fortnite News: A Stranger Things Crossover may be on its way to Fortnite

A Twitter post by Netflix’s @NXOnNetflix, their official account regarding science fiction and fantasy shows on the service, teased a collaboration with Fortnite developers, Epic Games. According to a tweet from Netflix, fans of Stranger Things can expect some sort of crossover with an Epic Games property to coincide with the release of the show’s […]

CSGO News: JDM Open to Offers July 1

Joshua “jdm” Marzano revealed on Twitter that his contract with Envy’s Counterstrike: Global Offensive team expires at the end of June. North American AWPer Joshua “jdm” Marzano announced on Twitter today that he would become a free agent on July 1st, marking his time with Team Envy over. The former Liquid AWPer posted the announcement […]

Olympian Seung-Min Ryu Appointed Honorary Advisor and Ambassador for KeSPA

Table tennis player and Olympic gold medalist Ryu Seung-min has been appointed as an honorary advisor and ambassador for the Korean e-Sports Association . Ryu is a member of the International Olympic Committee and a board member of the Olympic Council of Asia . In his role, Ryu will communicate with sports governing bodies… […]

PUBG Mobile Tops 400M Downloads, 50M Daily Active Users

Tencent Games’ battle royale shooter PUBG Mobile for iOS and Android has topped 400M downloads and 50M daily active users. The Chinese version was pulled from stores in May after Tencent failed to secure monetization approval by the government. It was replaced with a similar, but more patriotic game that had been approved. The PUBG… […]

Ghost Gaming Bids Farewell to CSGO Lineup

Kenneth “koosta” Suen was the first one to announce his departure from Ghost Gaming. 23 year-old joined Ghost Gaming alongside Joshua “steel” Nissan and James “JamezIRL” Macaulay in June 2018. free agent — Kenneth Suen June 12, 2019 The organization has ended its project and it is unclear whether the organization could shine in […]

All 8 Teams for Europe Minor Revealed

The closed qualifier for Europe Minor for StarLadder Major: Berlin 2019 has eventually ended. Closed qualifier consisted of 8 teams qualifying through open qualifiers while the remaining 8 teams were directly invited. The closed qualifier followed double elimination best of three format with a final. Did we just qualify for the minor?? BIG if true […]

Dota 2: StarLadder ImbaTV Kiev Minor – Day 1 Recap

The last Minor of this years DPC season kicked off today, hosted in Kiev’s Cybersport Arena. For many teams this event will be their last chance to qualify for TI. So, as expected the competition was fierce. Our teams have been split into two groups for the seeding phase of the tournament, with our first […]

Call of Duty News: Treyarch is adding Contract Challenges to Black Ops 4

Treyarch is bringing Contracts to Black Ops 4. Treyarch announced today, through an official Black Ops 4 Reddit post, that they will be adding in-game challenges, known as Contracts, to the Black Ops 4. The developer will release Contractsinto the live game live in “late June,” according to the announcement. Treyarch further elaborates that they […]

Overwatch Opinion: Blizzard Needs to Make Overwatch League Divisions Mean Something

ESTNN’s Video Editor, Malik Shelp, addresses some issues he’s seen with the divisions in the professional Overwatch League. The Overwatch All Stars event ended a few weeks ago, and we got two sick new skins for Lucio and Mercy out of it. That said, the All-Stars event got me thinking. Why is it that we […]

Liquid bench Matumbaman, to announce new player soon

Earlier today, Team Liquid announced that Lasse Aukusti “MATUMBAMAN” Urpalainen has been moved out of the Team Liquid DOTA 2 starting roster. Although, this move isn’t that surprising, the timing of the move does take everyone by surprise. With only about 10 days to go for the last major of the season, Team Liquid will […]

League of Legends: 100 Thieves Move Bang and Soligo to Academy

100 Thieves have announced that  Max “Soligo” Soong and Bae “Bang” Jun-sik will play on the Academy team for their match against Golden Guardians Academy. The move was announced on their Twitter page today and is leaving fans with a number of concerns. Because of a 0-4 start in the opening weeks of the LCS, […]

OWL Match of the Week | Stage 3 | Week 2 | San Francisco Shock vs Seoul Dynasty

ESTNN’s Charlotte August is back for another Match of the Week. This week, we’ve got the San Francisco Shock vs. the Seoul Dynasty. Stage 3 is in full swing, and as the matches rage on, the playoff picture is becoming more and more clear. Each week, we’ll pick one match to watch, with a detailed […]

Overwatch League Power Rankings Stage 3 | Week 2

ESTNN’s Cole Ricke takes you through all the teams in the Overwatch League in this week’s Power Rankings. Welcome to ESTNN’s Overwatch League Power Rankings for Week 2 of Stage 3. We’ve gotten to see the teams in actions, and we’re ready to release our Power Rankings! A new stage means a new patch, a […]

eUnited Adds RESPAWN by Razer as Energy Drink Sponsor

eUnited’s latest sponsor is RESPAWN, an energy drink mix developed by Razer. RESPAWN will sponsor an eUnited content series, and the companies are planning activations around eUnited’s teams and content creators. RESPAWN originally came out of a Razer April Fool’s joke, but has since been developed into an actual product and spun out into a… […]

Dota 2: Liquid Say Goodbye to Matumbaman

Team Liquid have announced that they will be benching long time mid player, Lasse ‘Matumbaman’ Urpalainen. Just 10 days before the next Major DPC event. Liquid have said the decision was a mutual one, and made with the best interest of both Matumbaman’s future and the team in mind. The 24-year old from Finland has […]

CSGO News: OpTic MSL loses it on Sprout, calls syrsoN an “idiot”

It looks like OpTic Gaming’s Counterstrike team might be under a little more pressure than normal. In today’s match between OpTic Gaming and Sprout.gg, something weird happened. When Kristian “k0nfig” Wienecke of OpTic Gaming disconnected from the server a few seconds into the round, his team immediately attempted to call a pause and reload. Unfortunately for […]

ReKTGlobal Acquires Online Media Company Greenlit Content

Esports infrastructure company and Rogue parent ReKTGlobal has acquired Greenlit Content, a company that operates videogame and esports-centric websites. Greenlit Content has a claimed reach of up to 100M people monthly via its editorial, video, and social content, and also operates GameDaily Connect Conferences. The company also co-produced the 2019 E3 Esports Zone at the… […]

Riot Games Develops LoL Auto Chess Game Mode, LPL Summer Split Adds First-Person Observation Service

The esports industry in China has not seen any partnerships or sponsorships of note over the last week. Instead, the biggest headlines were on the tech and game development side. A new broadcasting service has been developed for the League of Legends Pro League tournament system. Also, the “Auto Battler” strategy game genre has… […]

Immortals Plans for the OpTic Brand: Call of Duty retains the OpTic Name, LoL Team to rebrand in 2020, and Say Goodbye to OpTic CSGO

It looks like one CSGO team is enough for the Immortals Gaming Club, but the OpTic brand will live on in Call of Duty. Immortals Gaming Club announced today that they will sell off OpTic’s Counterstrike: Global Offensive team after its acquisition of Infinite Entertainment earlier last week. Immortals already has a presence in Counterstrike […]

LoL News: Qiyana Live on the PBE, Ability Overview

League of Legends newest champion, the solo-lane assassin Qiyana, is now live on the PBE. Riot released Qiyana on the Public Beta Environment today, meaning that players can now get their hands on League of Legends’ newest champion. Qiyana’s PBE release comes with some interesting mechanics for the character, as the champion can channel energy […]

Immortals GC Acquires OpTic Gaming and Houston Outlaws Parent, Infinite Esports & Entertainment

Immortals Gaming Club has acquired Infinite Esports & Entertainment, parent company of OpTic Gaming and the Houston Outlaws. OpTic’s League of Legends Championship Series team will rebrand as Immortals in 2020. Additionally, IGC will sell the Houston Outlaws and divest itself of OpTic’s Counter-Strike: Global Offensive team. The transaction values Infinite Esports & Entertainment… […]

CSGO News: Starladder’s Americas Minor Closed Qualifier Day 1 Schedule and Highlight Matches

The road to the StarLadder Berlin Minor starts today for the sixteen teams participating in the Americas Minor. Starting today, June 12th, and running until the 14th, the Americas Minor features 16 teams who will duke it out for the six spots available for their region. The format is simple;  a best-of-three, double elimination bracket. […]

Dr Disrespect has been banned from Twitch for IRL streaming in E3 bathroom

Popular twitch streamer, Dr Disrespect, has allegedly been banned by Twitch for broadcasting E3 live from inside the event bathrooms. Rod Breslau aka Slasher tweeted about the news on Tuesday evening with a snippet from the live stream showing the camera man filming people using urinals. My first IRL stream…https://t.co/4uNIQ4b0nd — Dr Disrespect June […]

CORSAIR DreamLeague Season 12 to Be Held at DreamHack Rotterdam

The CORSAIR DreamLeague Season 12 Dota 2 tournament will be held at DreamHack Rotterdam in October. It is the first DreamHack event in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, and the Dota 2 tournament will have a $250K USD prize pool. This is only the second DreamLeague season to date to take place outside of Sweden. Season 12… […]

From WSOP to Esports: How Hearthstone Captured the Imagination of Some of the World’s Best Poker Players 

Poker players don’t get any bigger than Daniel Negreanu, the man who in 2016 helped to create a buzz around what was then a new online game. Online poker has been a phenomenon for some years, of course; attracting countless amateurs players who use the best online poker sites like the ones found here in a […]

Overwatch League Twitch Viewership Continues to Slide as Stage Three Starts

Viewership for the Overwatch League  took a dip this past week as the league returned to action for Stage Three after taking an elongated mid-season break. Last season, OWL saw a consistent decline in viewership each stage leading to Stage Three, and week one of the stage this year has produced the same results paired… […]

League of Legends: Top Three New Meta Picks in Pro Play

League of Legends’ Summer Splits are well underway all around the world! The West is still riding high from their performances at the Mid Season Invitational, while Eastern teams are no doubt training to reclaim their glory. The MSI meta isn’t totally gone, as champions like Ryze, Sylas and Jayce continue to be top tier […]

New York Excelsior Owner Sterling.VC Launches Andbox Esports Branding

Sterling.VC, the owner of the Overwatch League’s New York Excelsior, has established Andbox as a new brand for its esports initiatives. The company also recently acquired the New York franchise spot in the upcoming Call of Duty geolocated league. Andbox will also focus on content creation, New York-area events, and fashion and apparel products. Sterling.VC,… […]

CSGO News: NRG Sits Daps, Adds Stanislaw

NRG made moves today, benching Damian “daps” Steele and signing Peter “stanislaw” Jarguz in his place. NRG’s Counterstrike: Global Offensive outfit made a play switch today, benching Damian “daps” Steele and adding Peter “stanislaw” Jarguz to the squad’s active roster. Welcome @peterjarguz to the #NRGCSGO squad! Stanislaw will debut tomorrow in the Americas Minor NA […]

Top 10 Most-Watched Twitch Content, June 3 – 9

League of Legends and Fortnite create space at the top of the Twitch ranks as Grand Theft Auto V slowly declines. The following content is ranked according to the total number of hours watched on Twitch , from Monday to the following Sunday, with data compiled using TEO Access.   Keep ‘Em Separated   After the… […]

League of Legends Adding Mode Inspired by Dota Auto Chess

Teamfight Tactics is a new “auto-battler” strategy game mode that will be added to League of Legends. It is inspired by Dota Auto Chess, a popular Dota 2 third-party modification that has since spread to standalone mobile releases. Valve is creating its own standalone version for PC. An Auto Chess esports league is being created… […]

Apex Legends Dev Reveals Stats Page for Season 2

Apex Legends’ Lead Developer, Drew McCoy, revealed that the game will receive a fully fleshed-out stats page for the upcoming Season 2. After the large Season 2 Reveal at E3 this weekend, Drew McCoy, Apex Legends’ Lead Developer, took to Reddit to tell the community that, in all the craziness, he might have forgotten something. […]

Opinion: The Possibilities and Challenges of a League of Legends Mobile Game

In gaming’s earlier days, handheld ports were seen as the norm, and largely uneventful. But with the advent of constant updates and endless payment possibilities, a PC developer going mobile is a fairly reliable option for unlocking new revenue. According to a Reuters report, Riot Games  has been readying for this shift with a mobile… […]

Ninja’s Friday Fortnite Stream With PewDiePie Sees Short-Lived Audience

Tyler “Ninja” Blevins posted the most-watched Fortnite  stream of the week when he played with popular YouTuber Felix “PewDiePie” Kjellberg during Friday Fortnite, but compared to last week’s competition, Blevins’ stream was actually down in terms of Twitch  viewership. The return of Friday Fortnite last weekend was a boon for Blevins as he posted 853K… […]

Dota 2: New Auto Chess PC Version for Epic Games Store

The world is in love with Auto Chess and all of it’s different forms. The phenomena started as a custom game for Dota 2. Slowly but steadily, it became the most popular arcade game in history with over 9 million active players. This lead to the introduction of a mobile version of the game, which […]

League of Legends: New PvP Game Mode Coming Soon

League of Legends has had the same core game modes for almost four years. Twisted Treeline was the last to receive permanent status, but it looks like Riot may be trying to bring another into the family. Today, Riot announced the upcoming “Teamfight Tactics” game mode, coming in patch 9.13 in beta form. People […]

New CSGO Update Optimizes Game for Low End PCs

Valve has shipped 28.3 MB update which will significantly improve the performance on low spec systems. The update has reduced ‘memory footprints’ of some character models which will actually lead to lesser VRAM usage. It means if your VRAM was earlier exhausted, you will get have significant frames per second […]

New Fortnite Leaks Detail Upcoming Prop Hunt Mode

A new Fortnite leak has unveiled a brand-new limited time mode for Fortnite – Prop Hunt Mode. Prop Hunt is coming to Fortnite! At least, it’s expected to, as leakers datamined the fan-favorite game mode from the v9.20 Update files. In Prop Hunt, popularized years ago by Garry’s Mod after appearing in CS: Source, one […]

Ticketmaster Extends Golden State Warriors Partnership to Include Warriors Gaming Squad, Golden Guardians

Ticketmaster has renewed its partnership with NBA franchise Golden State Warriors . The partnership has also been extended to include esports affiliates Warriors Gaming Squad and Golden Guardians. The multi-year partnership agreement makes Ticketmaster the first brand to sponsor all of GSW Ventures’ brands. NBA Franchise Golden State Warriors  has renewed its multi-year partnership with… […]

Super League Gaming Acquires Social Video Network Framerate

Framerate, a social gaming video platform spread across Instagram, Facebook, and other networks, has been acquired by Super League Gaming. Super League Gaming will integrate Framerate into its amateur tournament offerings, using it to highlight top plays and promote its own events to viewers. Framerate shares videos such as esports highlights, game trailers, and user-submitted… […]

Dota 2: Patch 7.22c Releases, Patch Notes

Valve has officially released Patch 7.22c for Dota 2. The second update to 7.22 is finally out and, unlike the previous one, 7.22c has brought a lot of changes to some of the heroes. Here are some of the most important changes:   Heroes   Chen Chen is one of the heroes with the most […]

FACEIT Reveals Partnerships with Riot Games, Caffeine

FACEIT has partnered with Riot Games for a League of Legends Scouting Grounds Circuit for amateur North American teams. The $60K USD series will qualify two teams for Riot’s LCS Scouting Grounds tournament, which helps up-and-coming players gain visibility to LCS teams. Separately, FACEIT partnered with streaming platform Caffeine for an exclusive two-episode content series… […]

Top 10 Most-Watched Twitch Channels, June 3 – 9

The Overwatch League and top League of Legends esports leagues have reclaimed spots at the top of Twitch after taking their respective mid-season breaks. The following channels are ranked according to the total number of hours watched on Twitch , from Monday to the following Sunday, with data compiled using TEO Access.     Back in… […]

Twitch Adds Game Pre-Ordering to E3 Broadcast, Among Other Features

Twitch will be adding several features to its E3 stream this year. One notable edition is a streaming mod extension called “Live Event Mode” that guides viewers to the pre-order page for newly-announced games. Other features include returning co-streaming options, a Twitch Viewer’s Choice Award, and Twitch Goes, which lets viewers guide the stream around… […]

The main developments from ECS Season 7 Finals

The Summer player-break for CSGO teams is on the horizon, and players are looking forward to it. However, before it, every squad in the scene is putting their best to finish this semester in a high note. During ECS Season VII Finals, we watched two events that will set the pace of the scene for […]

Taiwan Excellence Gaming Cup features CSGO, Dota 2, PUBG with 10,00,000 INR

Taiwan Excellence Gaming Cup is returning for it’s sixth edition to Mumbai in September later this year. Taiwan Excellence Gaming Cup is one of the lonest standing esports event in the subcontinent. The event will feature three titles — CS:GO, Dota 2 & PUBG with a whopping prize pool worth ₹10,00,000. CS:GO will have […]

Dignitas to Return to LCS, Riot Appoints New Head of League of Legends Esports

Dignitas returns to League of Legends with a Clutch Gaming merger, while Riot Games appoints a new head of global esports. Missed any of the biggest esports business news last week? The TEO Monday Morning Briefing recaps the top headlines from the last seven days! Dignitas Returns to League Championship Series With Clutch Gaming Merger… […]

Vitality demolish Furia to win ECS Season 7 Finals

The finals of ECS Season 7 Finals was played between Furia and Vitality. Both the teams had shown tremendous form over the course of the tournament. Furia beat Astralis twice in the tournament in a BO1 and BO3 series in their opening game and in the Group A decider match. Vitality, on the other hand, […]

LCS Summer 2019: Week Two Day Two Recap

Counter Logic Gaming vs Team Liquid CLG and TL team compositions with TL Xmithie center. Photo via LoL Esports. CLG started the day off with a decisive, exciting win over TL. Wiggily in particular took charge to set the pace of the game and gain significant leads for CLG all over the map. Though his […]

Dota 2: The Top Carries in Patch 7.22b

ESTNN takes you through the top Dota 2 carries in Patch 7.22b. Patch 7.22 was definitely a breath of fresh air for the Dota 2 community. Many people are now calling it the Scepter patch, simply because every single hero in the game right now can purchase an Aghanim Scepter. Shortly after 7.22 released, 7.22b […]

A list of celebrities that invested in Esports recently

The Esports industry is in its early stage, but even so the industry is very lucrative as it stands. Esports recently has become a star among investors, in this half year alone many big investors have joined the industry be it directly or indirectly and the list of these investors also includes some big A-list […]

Top players that could shine in LEC Summer Split 2019 – Part 2

One article was not enough to clarify complete out list so let’s have a further look at the prominent stars of the game. Emil “Larssen” Larsson – Rogue We can simply say that Rogue was just horrible last season. After 18 games played, the side had a terrible record of the just 2 wins and […]

Top players that could shine in LEC Summer Split 2019 – Part 1

We are slowly coming to the kick off of the Summer Split 2019 in EU. So it gives us an opportunity to look at the stars that will be aiming to shine in the championship. The old stars are still reluctant to make a mark. Meanwhile the new comers are also aiming to give it […]

A World of Warcraft streamer did not clean his room for 14 years!

20-year-old streamer World of Warcraft under the nickname Jaegerrmeister shocked Twitch viewers, showing his room. He has not cleaned it since 2005, when his family moved to a new home. Jaegerrmeister is well aware that he leads a terrible lifestyle, and believes that he suffers from a mental disorder. For more than 14 years, the […]

Power rankings of the LEC 2019 – Part 2

5) Splyce Placing Vitality and Splyce in the rankings was very difficult. Since both team could easily exchanged their positions in the ranking. Only the Fnatic factor have been differential factor in the last season. It is really hard to say which of the two teams would have been placed further at the end of […]

Power rankings of the LEC 2019 – Part 1

After the triumphal MSI of G2 Esports, it’s time to return to European soil for one of the world’s most prestigious League of Legends competitions: the LEC. Let’s see which teams have an advantage over their opponents for this Summer Split 2019. It’s official, at least until the World Cup, Europe is the best region […]

Best eSports titles for the future of gaming industry

Competitive games have some characteristic in common which includes exciting rewards for victory and a universally accepted ranked system for the players. The fights can happen between one or two players, as in fighting games and card games, or between teams, as in MOBAs and FPS games. In addition to them, the genre Battle Royale […]

Latest announcement in the world of gaming

Recently major announcements unfolded in the gaming world, with Google revealing the details about Stadia, Microsoft Store adding Metro Exodus and latest trailer of DOOM was released Stadia details revealed   On June 6, a press conference was held by Google, where company representatives spoke about the cloud service for games – Stadia. In addition to […]

FURIA gets beaten by NRG in ECS Season 7

FURIA Esports was defeated by NRG in the second game of the ECS Season 7. The match was played in the best of three series to decide which team will finish as the winner of Group A, at the end, the NA side was able to secure a spot in the playoffs of the competition. […]

The International 2019 Prize Pool Pot exceeds $16mn

The 2019 Collector’s Cache treasure has been released for the TI9 compendium. The International 2019 Collector’s Cache https://t.co/TxR98WmvAb — DOTA 2 June 7, 2019 The cache contains 18 sets, which includes a Rubick ultra rare set, a phantom assassin very rare set and a disruptor rare set. Each Collector’s Cache costs $2.49 or Rs.175 […]

Study reveals that Women engage in Esports for Entertainment and Men to get better at games

Esports is often regarded as males only industry, which in retrospect might be true but it doesn’t mean that females don’t involve themselves with esports. A recent study done by Nielsen revealed that the number of females engaged in esports Is on rise. Although the number is still far less than that of male populace […]

Youtuber recreates a spectacular version of Dust2 in Unreal Engine

A YouTuber by the name of Quixel has recreated the iconic and the most popular map: Dust2 in CSGO using Unreal Engine 4. The video only shows parts of the A site, with the Catwalk, CT Spawn and Long areas surrounding it, but the details are very meticulous and represent the next-gen graphics we have […]

LCS Summer 2019: Week Two Day One Recap

Cloud9 vs Echo Fox C9 and FOX team compositions with C9 Svenskeren center. Photo via LoL Esports. The first game of the week featured C9 taking down Echo Fox with a terrifying team fighting composition. The C9 bottom lane was gifted First Blood from a Svenskeren gank, but Rush helped Yusui and Lost gain some […]

LEC Summer 2019: Week One Day Two Recap

Excel vs Rogue XL and RGE team compositions with the XL line-up on stage. Photo via LoL Esports. Rogue kicked off the second day of the split with a good win over Excel. This match between the bottom two teams from last split was quite close, as there were only a handful of kills early […]

Logistics Company UPS loses Dreamhack Masters Dallas Trophy won by Team Liquid

In a major goof up, DreamHack were left red-faced after Logistics company UPS lost the trophy that was supposed to be presented to Team Liquid, which resulted in them presenting oversized rings for each player at the stage. In a statement on Twitter, Dreamhack said: As you may have noticed, the #DHMasters Dallas trophy has […]

CoD Opinion: Why Call of Duty Gamers Should Be Angry at Activision Over Reserve Crates

ESTNN’s Phillip Miner breaks down the latest in Activision’s Loot Box controversy and highlights the dangers of the loot box phenomenon. Rise up, gamers. This is the first time I’ve ever used that clarion call. Many previous times I’ve heard this call to action, it was over such trivial matters as game difficulty and handholding, […]

How Edward will Boost Up Winstrike

A week earlier it was revealed that Natus Vincere and Winstrike Team swapped Ioann “Edward” Sukhariev and Kirill “Boombl4” Mikhailov respectively. Ioann, 31, has played for Natus Vincere for nearly a decade, however, he had also played for Astana Dragons for nearly four months in 2013. He has had an impressive run with Na’Vi while […]

Apex Legends Esports Struggle to Gain Traction on Twitch

When Apex Legends  released in early February, the initial surge in viewership that it attracted was the likes of which had never been seen on Twitch for a game launch. For the first few weeks of its existence, the title was pulling the same sort of viewership that Dota 2 , one of Twitch’s most-watched esports,… […]

Dota 2: The International 2019 Collector’s Cache is Released

It is finally here! The long-awaited Collector’s Cache just got released, and it seems to be a fascinating chest. According to Valve, there were about 200 item sets submitted by the workshop. However, Gaben and Co. only chose 83 of them. Every Battle pass owner had the chance to vote for those sets, but in […]

LEC: Week One Day One Recap

G2 Esports vs Splyce G2 and SPY team compositions with G2 Mikyx center. Photo via LoL Esports. G2 Esports, coming off of their landmark MSI victory, absolutely dominated Splyce. The first 10 minutes of the game were slow, with the junglers tracking each other and some small plays being attempted. First Blood was secured by […]

CSGO News: Yay to Join Canadian Esports Team Lazarus

According to a report from Dexerto’s Jarek “DeKay” Lewis, Jaccob ‘yay’ Whiteaker will join the Canadian esports team Lazarus. Dexerto is reporting that Jaccob “yay” Whiteaker will join Lazarus, a Canadian esports team, effective immediately. Lazarus first appeared on the scene in April, when they acquired the ex-Swole Patrol roster and their spot in the […]

Immortals Gaming Club will Purchase Infinite Esports and Entertainment, Parent Co. of OpTic Gaming and the Houston Outlaws

Immortals Gaming Club will purchase Infinite Esports and Entertainment for $35-$45M USD in cash and equity, according to a report by ESPN’s Jacob Wolf. Immortals Gaming Club has announced a deal to purchase OpTic Gaming and the Houston Outlaws parent company, Infinite Esports and Entertainment, for between $35-$45M USD in cash and equity. As of […]

Overwatch 2 Rumors Start Pouring In Ahead of E3

Blizzard canceled an unannounced Starcraft FPS this week, mentioning that the team would shift to Overwatch 2. Many rumours are floating around regarding games recently. With E3 right around the corner, it’s not surprising, either. But according to anonymous sources who reported to Kotaku, Blizzard is working on a sequel to their ever-popular FPS game, Overwatch. […]

A Guide to the Overwatch Bunker Composition

ESTNN’s Charlotte August gives us the breakdown on the new meta shaking up both the ladder and the Overwatch League. A different meta now reigns supreme in the competitive ladder of Overwatch as players across the globe have encountered a composition referred to as Bunker. If you’re confused as to what it might be, how […]

Immortals GC Will Reportedly Acquire OpTic and Outlaws Parent Infinite Esports & Entertainment

Immortals Gaming Club has reportedly won a bid to purchase Infinite Esports & Entertainment, the parent company of esports teams Houston Outlaws and OpTic Gaming The deal would include OpTic Gaming’s League of Legends Championship Series franchise slot, making IGC the second outside organization to purchase a spot in the league. As IGC… […]

LEC Adds Warner Music and Tchibo as New Sponsors

Riot Games has announced Warner Music and Tchibo as new sponsors for the League of Legends European Championship . Warner Music will provide music for LEC broadcasts and entertainment for live events, as well as produce a new content series.   Tchibo is a regional partner for Germany, Austria, and Switzerland, and will sponsor the German… […]

The Impact of Team Liquid’s Upset at the LoL Mid-Season Invitational

An esports upset can leave a large mark, both in the annal’s of its respective game’s history, but also the brand and business value of the victorious team. The Mid-Season Invitational is an annual showcase for top League of Legends  team, though only the east Asian teams have ever secured the bragging rights. That changed… […]

Dota 2 Tips: All the Different Ways to Level Up the TI 9 Battle Pass

With the TI 9 Battle Pass in full swing, ESTNN breaks down all the ways to level it up. Valve unleashed the TI 9 Battle Pass exactly one month ago, and ever since that moment, the TI 9 prize pool grown faster than any other prize pool in Dota 2 history. One of the main […]

GeT_RiGhT to possibly take reigns of IGL over Lekr0

Christopher “GeT_RiGhT” Alesund might be announced as the new in-game leader of Ninjas in Pyjamas, after he was spotted sitting in the middle against Astralis in the ECS Season 7 Group A elimination match. Generally, an IGL is seated in the middle of the 5 to get a bird’s eye view of each player’s screen […]

Dr Lupo Teams with 7-Eleven for E3 Activation

Dr Lupo will participate in a meet-and-greet and other activations as part of 7-Eleven’s sponsorship of E3. 7-Eleven will also give away promotional items through other activations to promote its delivery app 7NOW. Lupo is among a select handful of top streamers that have gathered the bulk of individual non-endemic esports brand deals since mid-2018…. […]

Hawks Talon GC Names Northside Hospital Official Sports Medicine Provider

Hawks Talon Gaming Club has partnered with Northside Hospital to provide healthcare to its NBA 2K League team players. Northside Hospital’s logo will appear on both sleeves of Hawks Talon CG jerseys, LED signs adjacent to the court, and on both basket stanchions. Northside Hospital also partnered with Skillshot Media in February, providing various medical… […]

ECS Season 7 Finals Day 1 Recap: A day of a nailbiting display of Counter-Strike Global Offensive

Group A opening match Astralis and Furia locked horns with each other on Nuke. The match was a test for both the teams; could Astralis prove that they are the champions on Nuke or could Furia dethrone them. The game kicked off on Nuke after the following vetoes where the Danes began on the defensive […]

Tfue Posts Personal Best Twitch Stream Ever For Fortnite World Cup Qualifier

Fortnite  saw its highest Twitch  viewership of last week on Sunday as high-profile influencers such as Turner “Tfue” Tenney streamed their efforts to qualify for the duos portion of the upcoming World Cup in July. The day’s 3.9M hours watched outperformed Friday where the return of Daniel “Keemstar” Keem’s Friday Fortnite tournament helped the game… […]

BLAST Pro Series: Los Angeles criticized by the CS: GO community

After changing the format of the BLAST Pro Series tournaments, the organizers increased the cost of tickets for the next championship in Los Angeles. They also shifted the date of the event and changed the location. Visitors were unhappy with such actions, since they see no point in overpaying for additional services that BLAST has […]

StarLadder ImbaTV Dota 2 Minor Season 2 – Our top picks

Introduction After an entire year full of amazing tournaments, the DPC season is slowly coming to an end. The StarLadder ImbaTV Dota 2 Minor Season 2 is going to be the last Minor for this DPC season. Besides the amazing $300,000 prize pool, this Minor will also provide two slots for the EPICENTER Major. This […]

Day 1 of the ECS Season 7 Finals

On 6th June, MIBR and FURIA debuted in ECS Season 7 Finals and gave us the most exciting games of the competition so far. In a game of three overtimes Made in Brazil lost to North by 23-25 ​​.While the Panthers beat the 2nd best team of HLTV ranking, Astralis, by 16-14 ( […]

NRG Esports Names iBUYPOWER As PC Gaming Sponsor

iBUYPOWER has been announced as NRG’s official PC gaming sponsor. The company previously had its own teams in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and Rocket League, and sponsored Cloud9 and Counter Logic Gaming.   Other current NRG sponsors include Twitch, Nighthawk Pro Gaming, Qualcomm, and Sneak. NRG Esports today announced that it has added iBUYPOWER as its… […]

Dignitas Returns to League Championship Series With Clutch Gaming Merger

Dignitas and Clutch Gaming have merged, marking the return of Dignitas to the League Championship Series . The merger is the first time an LCS franchise has been purchased by an outside organization. The Clutch Gaming team will continue to compete in LCS under its original name throughout the 2019 season, then rebrand as Dignitas… […]

EXCLUSIVE: Echo Fox Co-Owner Khalid Jones Speaks on Rick Fox’s Decision to Stay, Status of Shareholder Removal Efforts

Echo Fox  co-owner and SourceRock Partners Managing Partner Khalid Jones is happy that Rick Fox has decided to stay on, telling The Esports Observer that the organization is “on pace” to remove the investor that inspired him to leave. This is the first time Jones has spoken to the press since the Echo Fox conflict… […]

MCES Raises $2M Seed, Begins Series A Fundraising

French organization MCES has raised $2M USD in seed funding to establish pro rosters, hire professional staff, and establish amateur gaming academies. MCES currently has teams and players competing across four games, and opened its first academy in Marseille in December. Two more academies will open this year. The team is working with Financière Monceau… […]

Friday Fortnite Shines on Twitch, Despite Being in the Shadow of Epic’s Esports Initiatives

Before Epic Games  announced its esports plans for Fortnite , YouTuber Daniel “Keemstar” Keem began hosting a streamer-driven tournament called Friday Fortnite where top influencers duked it out in public matches to see who could slay out the hardest. The rules to the tournament were fairly simple. A group of two players pairs with another duo… […]

OWL Match of the Week | Stage 3 | Week 1 | Vancouver Titans vs. Los Angeles Gladiators

With the Overwatch League in full swing and the playoff race heating up, there are plenty of matches that are worth watching. Each week, ESTNN’s Charlotte August will pick one of these matches as the one to watch, with a detailed explanation for why you shouldn’t miss it. Without further ado, let’s get into the […]

ReadyUp CEO Roderick Alemania on His Return to Esports

When ReadyUp  CEO and co-founder Roderick Alemania graduated from UCLA in 1992 with an economics degree, he suddenly had a change of heart about his potential career path ahead. “I just realized I didn’t want to be an accountant,” he told The Esports Observer. So he applied for a job at Club Med and went… […]

Interviewing the Interviewer: Frankie Ward on CS:GO, Esports, and the Talent Experience

ESTNN’s FPS Editor-in-Chief Nicholas Johnson managed to wrangle Frankie Ward, one of the only professional esports interviewers, away from the stage at IEM Sydney and got her perspective on her job, her experiences, and esports as a whole. ­­­­­­­­ There’s something to be said for post-game interviews. Through the interviewers, fans get an inside look […]

Dota 2 News: StarLadder ImbaTV Minor Season 2 Team Overview

ESTNN Dota 2 Writer Veselin Ignatov walks us through the last DPC Minor before TI 9. The ESL One Birmingham seemed like yet another walk in the park for Team Secret. Despite the fact that the event finished just a few days ago, a new tournament is already on the horizon. However, this time it […]

May Esports Investments Recap: Epic Games to Acquire Psyonix, Evil Geniuses and MAD Lions Get New Owners

May was packed with major esports deals, from Epic Games’  purchase of developer Psyonix  and Rocket League  to the acquisitions of teams Evil Geniuses and MAD Lions Esports Club. However, terms were not disclosed for any of May’s company acquisitions—so the disclosed investment total of just over $56M USD was surely far less than the actual… […]

FACEIT Pro Series league was a complete failure

The first Apex Legends tournament, the FACEIT Pro Series league ended on the 2nd of June. The organizers announced it as “the official championship with a license from Electronic Arts and Respawn Entertainment”. We tell why the competition did not meet the expectations of fans. Old format and no diversity The first Apex Legends Championships […]

YouTube & Twitch announce big changes

Children under 13 can now stream to YouTube only under the supervision of adults. This rule should protect underage users of the platform from potentially dangerous exploitation. Google also promised to launch a self-learning algorithm for analyzing children’s content. If the channel violates the rules of the platform, it can be blocked. YouTube went to […]

Epic announce major changes after Fortnite World Cup

Epic Games plans to upgrade the Arena mode in Fortnite and hold separate tournaments for different platforms. The developers of the “royal battle” told about this on the game’s subreddit. Major points of  AMA-session: After Fortnite World Cup will be held the tournament for the “triples” . Developers plan to hold separate […]

The origin of Easter Eggs in games

For those who do not know, an Easter Egg, or Easter egg, is a small joke or hidden message within a certain game. One of the most famous, if not the most, was Mew . The Pokémon 151 was not originally going to be in the game, but at the last moment it was added, […]

HLTV reveals its rankings for May 2019

Team Liquid surpassed Astralis in HLTV ranking and is the first new team to claim the sport after over a year of Astralis dominance. The American organization reached the 1000 point mark in the table after winning the DreamHack Master Dallas 2019. The Danes, who topped the rankings 406 days ago, currently hold 758 points. […]

Alliance and Mineski are prepping up for Starladder Minor

We are eight to nine days away from the last Minor of the 2018-2019 DPC. The competition will host some of the best teams from the across the globe. It will be an exciting opportunity for teams to secure tickets to the EPICENTER Major and qualify for the The Internations. So let’s have a look […]

John Needham Named New Global Head of LoL Esports

Riot Games have announced the appointment of John Needham as new Global Head for LoL Esports. Needham will be the lead for Riot’s major events like the World Championship, All-Stars, and the Mid-Seasonal Invitational. John Needham has been a part of Riot Games since 2017 during which was the Managing Director of North America and […]

TYLOO add Freeman and DANK1NG

Tyloo Gaming, the Chinese Organisation, have added Freeman and DANK1NG to their active lineup, according to a Twitter post from the organization. ANNOUNCEMENT:Today we are excited to welcome ex-VICI Gaming member Wing Hei “Freeman” Cheung as well as Zhenghao “DANK1NG” Lv, formerly of BTRG.IMBA to our CSGO roster. #tyloowin #加油天禄 pic.twitter.com/qve7pC30ri — TYLOO June […]

LEC: Pre-Summer Split Power Rankings

The League of Legends European Championship kicks off this weekend on a high note after their representatives’ win at MSI. Some say Europe is the best region in the world right now, but there are many teams that have to step up to live to this title. Others must prove their worth in such a […]

CSGO News: BLAST Pro Series Changes its B01 Semi-Finals to a B03 Format

According to an official press release from the organization, BLAST Pro Series semi-final matches will now be played out in a best-of-three format. BLAST Pro Series and RFRSH Entertainment announced today that the BLAST Pro Series semi-final matches, previously best-of-one affairs, will now be played out in a best-of-three format. The change comes with the […]

The ECS Season 7 LAN Finals Tournament Preview

The Esports Championship Series returns with its LAN Championship on the 6th of June 2019. The tournament will take place at the SSE Arena in Wembley. It will feature a total of eight teams in attendance competing for a prize pool of $500,000. The event takes place over a time period of four days and […]

Benefit Cosmetics Enters Esports With GIRLGAMER Sydney Festival Sponsorship

GIRLGAMER Esports Festival has added Benefit Cosmetics as a non-endemic partner for its Sydney event on June 9-10. Brand activations are still in the planning stage, but will likely include signage and product demos, according to a spokesperson for GIRLGAMER. Cosmetics retailer Sephora is no longer a sponsoring partner of the festival. Benefit Cosmetics, a… […]

ESPN Launches EXP Series with Apex Legends Events at ESPYS, X Games

ESPN has established an EXP brand for esports competitions held at its own events. The company will host Apex Legends competitions at The 2019 ESPYS in Los Angeles and X Games Minneapolis.   Both competitions will stream online and also be featured in tape-delayed highlight shows on ABC and ESPN’s linear networks. ESPN today announced… […]

Wizards of the Coast, Red Bull Reveal ‘Untapped’ Magic: The Gathering Tournament Series with $200K Prize Pool

Wizards of the Coast has partnered with Red Bull Esports for a Magic: The Gathering tournament series offering a $200K USD prize pool. Red Bull Untapped will host Magic: The Gathering Arena online qualifiers June 29-30, offline qualifiers July 6-7, and the finals on August 4. The winner of the Red Bull Untapped Finals will… […]

Muslim League demands ban on PUBG for hurting its religious sentiments

PUBG has come under fire from many Muslims around the world for having a model of Kaaba in its latest update which has hurt its religious sentiments. So much so, that the Tamil Nadu Muslim League yesterday wrote a long letter to the Chennai Commissioner. In its complaint, they accused the game of hurting […]

Dota 2 News: The SEA Scene Has a New Contender – Reality Rift

The SEA Dota 2 scene might have a new contender in the building – Russian-owned Reality Rift. In the past, the SEA professional Dota 2 scene has always been somewhat underrated. Even today, the western teams heavily dominate in every tournament. Despite that, SEA also has had its hidden gems that are always capable of […]

Intel Returns as Official Partner of LPL Summer Split, KPL Spring Final Delayed Due to Inclement Weather

Over the past week, the Chinese esports industry has seen several key developments, primarily from Tencent Games. The conglomerate continues to unveil new partners and facilities for its top professional competitions,  but also experienced some of the drawbacks of hosting an esports event in an outdoor venue. Among the top stories: League of Legends Pro… […]

CSGO News: A Close Look at the New Mousesports

ESTNN’s Slava Britvin takes a gander at the new-look Mousesports. The updated roster of Mousesports, at first glance, seems to be one of the strangest combinations of players possible. With w0xic, karrigan, ChrisJ, frozen and ropz the team has plenty of firepower. That said, this squad and its coaches still have to find out how […]

John Needham Named New League of Legends Esports Global Head

Riot Games has promoted John Needham, previously the company’s managing director of Europe and North America, to global head of League of Legends esports. Needham joined Riot Games in 2017 and was previously a partner/GM and studio head at Microsoft, as well as CEO for two game developers.   The previous esports heads, Jarred Kennedy… […]

Freeman to play for Tyloo in Asia Minor Closed Qualifier

After announcing his departure from ViCi after IEM Sydney, Freeman has been included in Tyloo’s lineup for the Chinese closed qualifier for the Asia Minor, where he has been listed as a “coach/backup” making him eligible to play. The young beast was set to join the active lineup after IEM Sydney according to a report […]

NBA 2K League’s $180K THE TICKET Tournament to Be Held in Orlando

The NBA 2K League will hold a $180K USD tournament at Full Sail University’s The Fortress arena outside Orlando, Florida. All 21 league teams will play in the single-elimination tournament, with the winner also earning a spot in the NBA 2K League playoffs. Full Sail University is also a sponsor of the Orlando Magic’s NBA… […]

Report: Hellff to Join Global Esports, FalKen Departs

According to several sources close to Global Esports, Mumbai based organization could possibly acquire service of Sagnik ‘Hellff’ Roy. Aaquib “FalKen” Dingankar would depart the roster, further revealed the sources. In April earlier this year, after the departure of Polish duo and Sabyasachi ‘Antidote’ Bose, Global Esport had signed – Bhavin ‘HellRangeR Kotwani, Saharyar “BaDMaN” […]

Top 10 Most-Watched Twitch Content, May 2019

League of Legends led Twitch for a third straight month, while Fortnite continued its year-over-year decline and Grand Theft Auto V saw sizable yearly growth. The following titles are ranked according to the total number of hours watched on Twitch , from May 1-31, with data compiled using TEO Access.     Year-Over-Year   The same… […]

Dota 2: The Most Useful Aghanim Scepters in Patch 7.22

The newest patch in Dota 2 was one that came as a surprise. There were 24 new Aghanim Scepter upgrades added to all the remaining heroes which haven’t had one yet. What’s more, some of the old Scepter effects also got changed. Here is a list of some of the strongest Scepter upgrades in the […]

Esports Stadium Arlington Hires Abacus3 to Seek Naming Rights, Sponsorship Deals

Esports consultancy and marketing firm Abacus3 will work to secure naming rights and sponsorship deals for the Esports Stadium Arlington. The stadium opened in November with NVIDIA GeForce as a founding partner. The city of Arlington will receive the first $1M USD of a naming rights deal. The $10M venue has hosted the FACEIT Esports… […]

Wizards of the Coast Continues Magic: The Gathering Push With Netflix Show

An animated series based on Magic: The Gathering will be produced for Netflix, with the Russo Brothers serving as executive producers. The MTG show announcement comes at a time of increased engagement with the 25-year-old franchise, aided by esports initiatives and mobile titles. Video game adaptations for TV have raised public awareness… […]

Infamous and RNG qualify for the WePlay finals

The Tug of War: Dire qualifiers of Americas and Asia ended today. Two more candidates have prevailed to secure a spot in the Main Event, that will take place in July. Eight teams will compete for the trophy and a an attractive prize pool of $ 300,000. WePlay! Tug of War: Dire Asia Six South […]

Seven eSports titles that don’t require high-end PC

Several competitive games can run on low-end PCs and notebooks, such as: League of Legends , Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and Magic: The Gathering Arena card game. The titles, that are a true success in the esports industry, do not demand such advanced graphics, and at the same time are free to download. Here […]

Team Liquid starts the Summer Split with a win

After the grand finale finish in the Mid Season Invitational 2019. Team Liquid started their campaign against TSM in the NA LCS Summer Split 2019. It was expected that the side might lose, since they had little to no training in the last two weeks. Yet they silenced their critics after demolishing TSM in less […]

Secret wins the ESL One Birmingham 2019

A day ago, Team Secret met EG in the grand finale of the ESL Birmingham 2019. EG made its way from the upper bracket and shocked everyone by beating by some of the best teams. Meanwhile, Secret had to take the long road since the EU side didn’t had the best of starts and had […]

J.Storm add 2 new players, bench Bryle and March

Only 3 weeks after adding Roman “Resolut1on” Fomynok to their line-up instead of Sangdon “FoREv” Lee, J.Storm have made 2 more changed to their lineup. Their mid player Jonathan “Bryle” De Guia and team captainTaewon“March” Park have been benched by the organisation. Replacing them in the squad, on a trial basis, will be dota veteran […]

Top 10 Most-Watched Twitch Content, May 27 – June 2

A combination of Friday Fortnite and World Cup qualifying helped boost viewership for Epic Games’ battle royale game following a slower week for Fortnite on Twitch. The following content is ranked according to the total number of hours watched on Twitch , from Monday to the following Sunday, with data compiled using TEO Access.    … […]

How Combo Breaker Builds Fan Affinity with Sponsors, and Why Sponsor Support is ‘Mandatory’

At fighting game event Combo Breaker, held in St. Charles, Illinois, from May 24-26, The Esports Observer spoke with event director Rick Thiher about its steady annual growth, the festival-inspired vibe it strives to strike, and the impact on local businesses. Thiher also discussed this year’s presenting sponsors, Samsung and Simple Mobile, which helped his… […]

BITKRAFT Esports Ventures Partners With Roundhill Investments for Esports ETF

The Roundhill BITKRAFT Esports & Digital Entertainment ETF currently tracks 25 industry companies. The current portfolio includes companies such as Activision Blizzard, NVIDIA, Tencent, Turtle Beach, and Modern Times Group. The NERD ETF is publicly traded on the NYSE Arca as of today. BITKRAFT Esports Ventures  has partnered with Roundhill… […]

German Health Insurer TK Signs Two-Year Deal With ESL

Techniker Krankenkasse has signed an initial two-year partnership with ESL. As the official health partner for this year’s ESL One Hamburg, TK will host various local activations, while also supporting the German ESL Championship. The two companies will also co-host the TK University Open, a competition for students that will culminate in a finals… […]

Clash Royale League West – Week 1 Recap

Match 1 – Cream Esports vs. paiN Gaming paiN take the lead after winning the 2v2 set and Karnage puts paiN on match point by defeating DiegoE and Jose Brayan of Cream Esports in the King of the Hill set after Jose Brayan opens the set with a win over Surg TS. Phenomenal play […]

Top 10 Most-Watched Twitch Channels, May 2019

Russian-Language Dota 2 esports coverage led Twitch as top Fortnite and World of Warcraft streamers moved up in the ranks among influencers in May. The following channels are ranked according to the total number of hours watched on Twitch , from May 1-31, with data compiled using TEO Access.     Year-Over-Year   Tyler “Ninja” Blevins… […]

Ian “Crimsix” Porter: OpTic Call of Duty Team “Almost Dropped” by Infinite Esports

Ian Porter, a.k.a. “Crimsix” of OpTic Gaming’s Call of Duty team, hasn’t revealed much of anything regarding Immortals’ potential buyout of OpTic Gaming, save that the negotiations have been pushed into June. The previous set deadline was May 31, but nothing concrete was signed or conveyed between the two parties yet. But after revealing this […]

Twitch Rivals to Hold $100K Rainbow Six Siege Celebrity Showdown at E3

Ubisoft and Twitch have partnered to host a Rainbow Six Siege competition at next week’s E3 videogame convention. The match will feature musicians and streamers battling it out for a $100K USD total prize pool, half of which will go to charity. The event will stream across several Twitch channels on June 10 following Ubisoft’s… […]

Combo Breaker Event Director on Growth, Selling a Unique Experience

St. Charles, Illinois, is probably not where you’d expect to find a bustling esports tournament. It’s about an hour’s drive west of Chicago, has a population of just under 33,000 people, and more or less looks like a typical Midwestern suburb. But since 2016, the city has become known as the home of Combo Breaker,… […]

Top 10 Most-Watched Twitch Channels, May 27 – June 2

The six-day, 12-team Dota 2 tournament, ESL One Birmingham, led a surge in esports viewership on Twitch as five of the top 10 channels this week were esports-centric. The following channels are ranked according to the total number of hours watched on Twitch , from Monday to the following Sunday, with data compiled using TEO Access…. […]

Dota 2: ESL One Birmingham Meta Analysis

ESTNN’s Veselin Ignatov breaks down the meta at ESL One Birmingham. The last ESL One event before the upcoming TI 9 is over. We saw tons of back-and-forth action as well as amazing plays. Team Secret did the impossible and won their 4th ESL One title during this DPC season. One of the main reasons […]

Overwatch Contenders: Fusion University announces switch to Contenders Trials Korea

Fusion University will play the next season of Contenders in Korea, according to the team. The Fusion University have proven time and time that they are one of the best teams in the North American region, they have announced that they are changing it up and competing in Contenders Korea’s Trials for the next season. […]

Overwatch League: Floroda Mayhem Release SNT from Official Roster

 Florida Mayhem continues its roster revolution as they release Sung-hoon “SNT” Kim from the official roster. It’s another day for releases from the Florida, as they previously announced that they have released TviQ from their main roster. Now, the Mayhem have announced that they have parted ways with substitute player and coach, Sung-hoon “SNT” Kim, […]

Overwatch League: Florida Mayhem Officially Releases TviQ

Florida Mayhem have officially released Kevyn “TviQ” Lindström from their roster. It’s a sad day for veteran Overwatch fans, as the Florida Mayhem have released the final original player that was signed from Misfits roster. The Mayhem announced that Kevyn “TviQ” Lindström has officially been released from their roster, which isn’t much of a surprise […]

Ferrari Joins F1 New Balance Esports Series for 2019

Formula One constructor Ferrari will participate in the F1 New Balance Esports Series after sitting out the 2018 season. Last season, all nine other official F1 teams established esports rosters to compete in the league. The 2019 season is longer than last year, and has more than doubled the prize pool at $500K USD. The… […]

City Masters Operator MateCrate Secures $1.57M Investment

German amateur tournament operator MateCrate has raised $1.57M USD in new funding for its City Masters series. Marketing and IT services provider Sportplatz Media, German soccer magazine Kicker, and the Innovation Starter Fund Hamburg contributed to the round. The City Masters League of Legends tournament series will expand to two additional cities this fall, with… […]

Cloud9 Expands Puma Deal, Signs Microsoft, and Evil Geniuses is Acquired

Cloud9 expands its partnership with Puma, and signs a new deal with Microsoft, while Evil Geniuses is acquired by investment firm PEAK6. Missed any of the biggest esports business news last week? The TEO Monday Morning Briefing recaps the top headlines from the last seven days! Cloud9 Expands Puma Deal, Signs Microsoft   Esports organization… […]

Dota 2: ESL One Birmingham – The Grand Final Recap

One of the most exciting non-DPC tournament is now complete. We saw tons of back-and-forth action for the past couple of days, which was a joy to watch. What’s more, this was the first tournament on patch 7.22. Let’s take a look at what happened during the playoffs. Upper Bracket Vici Gaming, LGD, Evil Geniuses, […]

The Recent Incident Indicate PUBG Mobile is More Dangerous Than You Think

Call it the gravest level of gaming addiction, but three years back, two Delhi brothers – hooked to gaming consoles in such a way that they forgot to take meals, bathe or even take loo breaks – finally ended up in a rehabilitation facility. Three years is a long time in the world of gaming, […]

Team Secret Wins ESL One Birmingham 2019 Over Evil Geniuses

ESL One had hosted a tournament in Birmingham, UK, from the 28th of May to 2nd of June 2019. There were 12 slots – 8 Invitees, and 1 team from each of the 4 regions that would battle through qualifiers. The participant teams were as follows: Ninjas in Pyjamas OG Vici […]

Team Liquid Dethrone Astralis, Wins DreamHack Masters Dallas

The mighty North-Americans have earned their second title for the year. Team Liquid have won DreamHack Masters: Dallas 2019 by taking down ENCE eSports 2-1 in the grand finale. They take home $100,000 along with personal trophies and beautiful rings. This victory gets them an edge over Astralis in the Intel Grand Slam titles. Team […]

Secret beats Gambit Esports in the lower bracket semifinals

The lower bracket of the ESL One Birmingham paved the for an ESL Katowice grand final rematch. It was a decent opportunity for the the CIS side to take down the kings of EU. Before this lower bracket semi final match, Gambit lost all last nine meeting against Secret. Yet after an exceptional form in […]

Team Liquid win the semifinal of the DreamHack Masters Dallas

Brazilian team FURIA Esports lost to Team Liquid in the semifinals of DreamHack Masters Dallas. The best of three series took place on the Nuke and Overpass maps . With the defeat, the Brazilian team was eliminated, while Liquid make its way to the grand finale. The NA side will compete in against […]

How Nostalgia is Boosting Twitch Viewership for World of Warcraft Classic

Blizzard Entertainment’s  massively multiplayer online game World of Warcraft  has seen many changes and expansions since its release in late 2004, but this August, the developer is looking to revitalize the original WoW experience with an unadulterated version of the game called WoW Classic. For years, fans and players of the game have spoken out… […]

Beast Coast removes EternaLEnVy from its lineup

Less than three weeks after announcing their arrival to the competitive landscape, Beast Coast is making big changes to its lineup. The organization has parted ways with Timothy “tmt” Ong and Jacky “EternaLEnVy” Mao after a poor showing at the MDL Disneyland® Paris Major. The side finished dead last in France and after that didn’t […]

Reddit users make interesting suggestions to improve Apex Legends

Since Apex is struggling to create content, the community has made some interesting suggestions recently on Reddit. Let’s have a comprehensive look into a couple of ideas which we believe that Respawn should really look into the future. Introduction of third person view An Apex Legends fan showed how Respawn Entertainment’s “battle royale” gameplay could […]

The most interesting nicknames in CS: GO

Professional players in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and other games with a competitive setting are known in the community for their nicknames. Some pro players, however, had a lot of creativity on their minds when creating the names they use in national and international championships. The Ricardo “boltz” Prass for example, has a curious […]

OG and Vici Gaming Eliminated from ESL One Birmingham 2019

We are currently witnessing some exciting action in the playoff stages of the ESL One Birmingham 2019. Teams like OG and Liquid have bid farewell from the competition after superb performance from the underdogs of the event. Let’s have a comprehensive look in two the matches that took place earlier today. The International 2018 champions […]

Yuumi gets picked for the first time in tier one

Despite facing fair share of problems upon its release, Yummi has made its way to the competitive landscape of League of Legends. The champion is quite popular in NA Academy and other tier two leagues. Yet last night, it was first picked in the tier one league, FunPlus picked the magical cat in the opening […]

Astralis ready to make a comeback in ECS Season 7

The Main Event of the ECS Season 7 is all set to take place in London at the SSE Arena from 6th to 9th June. The competition will host some of the best teams in the world. They will compete for the attractive $500,000 prize pool. Speaking of the best team in the world, we […]

The International prize pool surpasses $15,000,000

The Battle Pass of the TI9 arrived in Dota 2 on the 7th May. About 21 days the prize pool of The International 9 has rose to exceptional heights. It started from the base prize of $1,600,000 and at the time of this writing has exceeded over $15,000,000. You should know that only 25% of […]

DeMoN is back in action

Last year, in June 2018, Jimmy “DeMoN” Ho announced his retirement from the competitive landscape of Dota2. On the 1st of June Jimmy posted a video where he thanked the community. He also comprehensively highlighted how frustrated he was with his experience with Team Admiral in the Southeast Asia. After the TI8 DeMoN was signed […]

FaZe Clans violates labor code

The American organization FaZe Clan was accused of the fact that it’s Fortnite player H1ghsky1 is actually younger than the club claims. Judging by the investigation of journalists at upcomer.com, FaZe Clan managers overestimated the age of the boy to sign a contract with him, and this is a violation of the labor code. According […]

Gambit beats Liquid in the lower bracket playoffs of ESL

The teams have made their way to the playoffs of ESL One Birmingham. The first round of matches is currently taking place in the Birmingham Area. In the first game of the day the fans experienced a remarkable upset. Thousands of fans were cheering “Let’s go Liquid”, as we prepared ourselves for the first series […]

Cloud9 and Microsoft partners up for a multiyear technology and performance analytics partnership

North American based giant esports organisation, Cloud9 has signed a multiyear partnership deal with the technological mammoth Microsoft. Microsoft will be working as official technology and performance analytics partner for Cloud9 and help co-develop esports driven tools for all Cloud9 teams. According to press release Microsoft will be utilizing its Azure platform to analyse and […]

Opinion: Did FaZe Clan Truly ‘Make’ Tfue One of Gaming’s Top Streamers and Fortnite Players?

Turner “Tfue” Tenney’s lawsuit against FaZe Clan  quickly caught the attention of social media last week with involved parties and onlookers alike expressing their opinions about the nature of the influencer’s player contract with the organization. As discussion swirled, FaZe Clan co-owner Richard “Banks” Bengtson took to YouTube and Twitter expressing how upset he was… […]

Dota 2 Auto Chess Update – Custom Pass & A New Hero

Dota 2 Auto Chess is the most popular arcade game in Dota’s history. Even though Drodo Studios are currently trying to make a better version of their mobile game, Dota 2 Auto Chess still continues to get regular updates. In fact, today’s update is probably among the biggest ones yet. Custom Pass As of today, […]

ESL One Birmingham – Which team will prevail?

Introduction and bets One of the most interesting none DPC event this year is ESL One Birmingham. One of the main reasons are the fans who have been absolutely amazing. Yesterday, the group stage finished and we also got the chance to watch the first series of the Upper Bracket. Our advice is to keep […]

Esports: How It All Began and What The Future Holds For It

Nowadays, video games are a multi-billion-dollar business, and professional esports athlete is a fairly highly paid profession. But this was not always the case, and esport gained a serious reputation quite recently. It so happened that modern online gambling and esports constantly intersect with each other. Nowadays, esports niche spins billions of dollars, which is […]

Virtus Pro loses 5vs4 in Minor Open Qualifier for StarLadder CSGO Major: Berlin

Virtus.Pro is an organization which has a profound history with Counter-Strike. The organization had grabbed ESL One: Katowice 2014 Major, however, the present lineup is extensively different. And recently, their lineup lost to Team STEPx in the open qualifier itself. Yes, you heard it right! Virtus.Pro was shown the exit door in the Third Open […]

Mobalytics is Giving Players the Information They Need

The realm of builds, win rates, and other analytical information about league of legends is full of options. Often times, these sites give players a plethora of information. Sometimes that info is in vast, unusable quantities. For some trying to eek every advantage out of their build, these might be the places they’d go. But […]

League of Legends News: Riot Developer Update Gives New Details About Clash Game Mode

This month’s Riot Developer Update gave players a preview of what’s in store for the Moba’s popular game mode, Clash. It’s hard to argue that Riot’s addition of Clash to League of Legends has been incredibly popular. Despite its tumultuous life so far, thousands have participated in the limited-time mode each time it has been […]

Cloud9 and Microsoft Agree to Multiyear Technology and Analytics Partnership

Cloud9 and Microsoft have partnered to co-develop data-driven esports tools and technologies for all Cloud9 teams. Microsoft’s cloud-based Azure platform will be used to mine data from games and provide actionable insights for players and teams. The deal may also influence Cloud9’s created content, plus the team will hire an in-house data scientist to assist… […]

LCS Summer Finals Heading to Detroit with Rocket Mortgage as Presenting Sponsor

The League of Legends Championship Series Summer Finals will take place in Detroit on August 24-25. Rocket Mortgage by Quicken Loans has been announced as the first-ever presenting sponsor of the event. The company also sponsors 100 Thieves. The Little Caesars Arena is expected to host more than 15,000 attendees over the course of… […]

Rick Fox to Remain with Echo Fox in Fight to Oust Investor

Rick Fox said that he will stay with Echo Fox amidst a fight to remove a shareholder who used racist comments towards him. Fox previously said that he planned to depart the team following the comments and threats to his family. In mid-May, Riot Games directed Echo Fox to remove the investor within 60 days… […]

Dota 2 News: DeMoN Returns to Competitive Dota 2 with J.Storm

Jimmy “DeMoN” Ho has returned to competitive Dota 2 after a year’s absence to push J.Storm into TI 9. Jimmy “DeMoN” Ho, one of the most famous NA players of all time, decided to step back from competitive play around one year ago. Despite that, after TI 8, DeMoN filled in for the coaching role […]

Immortal Women — Building the Business of Immortals Gaming Club

In an effort to increase the visibility of women working within the esports industry, The Esports Observer has created a monthly interview series. This series will highlight professionals working throughout the industry from startups to major developers, and everything in between. Our goal with this series is to help dispel the myth that competitive gaming… […]

‘You’re Talking About Applications of Esports With Real World Synergies’ – Tim Clark, NASCAR

Tim Clark grew up around the sport of NASCAR. Now senior VP and chief digital officer for the association, his professional marketing career evolved alongside the digital space. In 2012, one of the most well-known brands in motor racing had brought its digital rights back in-house , and Clark came aboard to oversee the… […]

IEM Sydney becomes Australia’s most viewed Esports Tournament

IEM Sydney came to an end on May, 5th with Team Liquid triumphing over Fnatic in a best of 5 with a comfortable score-line of 3-2. After losing 10 finals and finishing at 2nd place, Team Liquid was able to break past the silver medal curse and defeated Fnatic in what looked like Fnatic’s game […]

16 Year Old in Madhya Pradesh Dies After Playing PUBG For 6 Hours Straight

In yet another shocking PUBG related incident, a class XII student from Madhya Pradesh died after suffering a cardiac arrest while playing the multiplayer game continuously for 6 hours. Furqan Quereshi, a student of Kendriya Vidyalaya in Nasirabad, was visiting his hometown Neemuch for the marriage of his cousin where he played the game continuously […]

How Fighting Game Pro Justin Wong is Challenging the Paradigm of Esports Sponsorships

In January of 2019, esports team Echo Fox dropped nearly all of its fighting games roster. This left Justin “Jwong” Wong, an expecting father, without a stable income. Like his other former teammates, he considered joining a new team, and according to Wong, it wouldn’t have been hard to do so. But, as he told… […]

Dota 2: ESL One Birmingham Group Stage – Highlights

The group stage of ESL One Birmingham is a wrap and the playoffs for the tournament have already begun. There were certainly some upsets and surprises, as our teams worked their way through a series of Bo2’s to determine the seeding for the main event. Vici Gaming and Evil Geniuses both secured top spot in […]

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare – What We Know So Far

With the information about Call of Duty’s 2019 title coming in fast and furiously now, let’s dissect through all the news. The Important Stuff: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare will release on October 25th, 2019. Infinity Ward will launch the game with 3 editions: Standard, Operator, and Operator Enhanced. Their details are pictured below: Secondly, […]

Pronax retires from competitive CS:GO

One of Sweden’s most beloved esports personalities is moving on from the world of Counter-Strike. Markus “pronax” Wallsten announced his retirement from competitive CS:GO on Twitter earlier today. As of today I am officially retired from competitive CS:GO and I would like to sincerely thank everyone that have supported me through my career as a […]

OpTic Gaming’s Hector Rodriguez Gives an Optimistic Outlook for OpTic’s Future

The previously reported May 31 deadline for a deal between Infinite Esports, OpTic Gaming’s parent company, and its potential buyer, Immortals Gaming Club, looms large and close. Everyone from Matthew “Nadeshot” Haag of 100 Thieves to the infamous Call of Duty leak source “CoDBurner,” has weighed in on what could potentially happen if/when a deal […]

Bucks Gaming Adds Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin as Health Sponsor

Froedtert & Medical College of Wisconsin is the first founding partner for the team. The organization will visit patients and families at various Froedtert locations. Bucks Gaming is the second NBA 2K League team to have a health care sponsor. Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin has partnered with Bucks Gaming , the NBA 2K … […]

Valve to Make Their Own Auto Chess

Valve has announced that it will make a standalone version of the hit Dota 2 mod, Auto Chess. Dota 2 Auto Chess is the most successful arcade game in history so far with over 3,000,000 active players. It’s so popular that many organizations started to host different tournaments with various prizes. On top of that, […]

Gamescom Trade Show Expands to Asia With 2020 Singapore Event

Video gaming trade fair gamescom will expand to Asia with an inaugural Singapore edition taking place Oct. 15-18, 2020. The event is a partnership between the Singapore Tourism Board and gamescom organizer Koelnmesse. Gamescom is the industry’s largest event, with its 2018 edition attracting 370,000 visitors and over 1,000 exhibitors. Gamescom, the largest trade fair… […]

Call of Duty 2019 Will Be Announced Today – What Can We Expect?

In a teaser tweet yesterday, Activision confirmed that Call of Duty 2019, most likely to be titled “Call of Duty: Modern Warfare,” will be revealed tomorrow at 10:00 AM PST, 1:00 PM EST, and 6:00 PM BST. The official Call of Duty YouTube channel accidentally revealed the premier thumbnail. Users from Reddit were quick to […]

ReKTGlobal Adds Marco ‘Tainy’ Masís, Lex Borrero to List of Music Industry Investors

Latin music producer Marco ‘Tainy’ Masís and music executive Lex Borrero have joined Rogue parent company ReKTGlobal as investors. As co-owners of Rogue, Masís and Borrero will focus on growth in Latin America through “strategic partnerships” and streaming content. ReKTGlobal’s other music industry investors include global entertainer Steve Aoki and rock band Imagine Dragons. Global… […]

Make.TV Sees Esports Pushing Broadcasting Into New Territory

Make.TV has been offering esports broadcasters smart IP-based video distribution for three years now. But it only ended up here by accident. After the team’s origins in traditional broadcast technology, the company had been developing tools for content creators to deliver more professional video outputs. Outputs that could fit into professional television environments. “We realized… […]

Evil Geniuses acquired by PEAK6 Investments

The North America based esports organisation, Evil Geniuses has been acquired by PEAK6 a Chicago-based investment firm. PEAK6 also appointed a new CEO for the organisation as part of deal. Evil Geniuses was previously owned and funded by Twitch, in 2016 Twitch divested itself of the organisation and gave ownership powers to players and selected […]

Chinese The International 2019 Tickets Sell Out in ‘53 Seconds,’ Tencent Unveils Game for Peace Esports Plans

In the final week of May esports business news has slowed down in the country, but there were a number of market developments worth noting. Among the top stories: Tencent unveiled its esports plan for Game for Peace; a Royal Never Give-Up League of Legends professional player was featured in a KFC Commercial; esports organization… […]

League of Legends Interview: Raul Fernandez – GM for Riot Games Latin America

We got the chance to sit down with Raul Fernandez, General Manager for Riot Games Latin America. We were curious at what Riot wanted to do with some of the minor regions moving forward and how they looked to improve a region such as LAN and LAS. ESTNN: We are aware that Latin America is […]

ECS Season 7 Finale Announced

One of the veteran organizers in the competitive landscape of CS: GO have announced the first round of matches and group stage of the finale of ECS season 7. The competition will be hosted in the London at the SSE Arena from 6th to 9th June. The competition will host an attractive prize pool of […]

Papita rage on SA Dota 2

Infamous has recently made changes to its roster and just holds one SA player, Papita. While the rest of the side is composed of player from EU. Papita has recently shared his view on Facebook that why he has made this move of kicking South American players. Let’s have a look at the summary of […]

Gen.G signs former Heroes of the Storm world champion

Gen.G is focused to finish in the top ranks in the upcoming Summer Split. For this purpose, the side has made multiple changes to its roster in the off-season. The team has almost completely changed it’s lineup by recently signing, Kim “Asper” Tae-gi and Lee “Rich” Jae-won. Asper joins the LCK side after being a […]

Furia beats NRG in DreamHack Master 2019

FURIA Esports won their first game in Dallas DreamHack Master 2019 against NRG. The SA side beat the NA team, on the Overpass map, with a 16-7 in a best of one series . With victory this, FURIA will compete against the winner of the match between Fnatic and Cloud9. The side kicked off the […]

FACEIT organizes an Apex Legends tournament

FACEIT organizes the first Respawn Entertainment and Electronic Arts licenced championship in Apex Legends. The competition will host a prize pool of $ 50 thousand and will begin on May 31. This was reported by the company on Twitter. In the FACEIT Pro Series: Apex Legends, 16 teams will take part, 14 of which have […]

Ninja is impressed with the new SMG

One of the most popular streamers of the game, Tyler “Ninja” Blevins is impressed with the new Burts SMG. The weapon arrived a few hours ago in the v9.10 Content Update. Ninja was playing Fortnite this morning and got a kill after picking up the new mid-range gun. The player managed to fire a couple […]

Evil Geniuses Acquired by Investment Firm Peak6

Tech investment firm Peak6 has announced today that they have acquired storied esports organization Evil Geniuses. Tech investment firm Peak6 announced today that they have acquired esports organization Evil Geniuses. Fans know Evil Geniuses for fielding teams in Dota 2 and Call of Duty (the latter of which now features FaZe Clan alum Dillon “Attach” […]

Overwatch League: Florida Mayhem Releases DPS Player Apply

The Florida Mayhem revealed today that they are releasing DPS player Damon “Apply” Conti from their roster. It seems today is a day of goodbyes in the Overwatch League. On the same day that the Toronto Defiant announced that DPS player Joon-seong “Asher” Choi is retiring, the Florida Mayhem tweeted out an announcement that they […]

Overwatch League: Toronto Defiant’s Asher Announces Retirement

Toronto Defiant announced the retirement of DPS player Joon-seong “Asher” Choi today on the team’s official Twitter account. Today, the Toronto Defiant announced that DPS star and Overwatch veteran, Joon-seong “Asher” Choi, is retiring from the team and from professional Overwatch as a whole. Asher only played one game for the Toronto Defiant, followed by […]

FlyQuest Names teaRIOT First Official Energy Drink In Multiyear Deal

FlyQuest announced a multiyear sponsorship deal with teaRIOT beginning May 28. teaRIOT was chosen as the first official energy drink of FlyQuest for its “shared values.” The partnership will include multiple activations such as live events, content integration, and branding. North American esports organization FlyQuest  revealed a multiyear sponsorship deal with California-based organic energy drink… […]

Dota 2: Mars Makes His First Appearance at ESL One Birmingham

Mars, one of Dota 2’s newest heroes, has finally made his appearance in professional play this week at ESL One Birmingham. Dota 2’s most recent large patch, Patch 7.22, introduced various gameplay changes in addition to a plethora of other gameplay tweeks. Apart from that, Valve added Mars and Io yet again in Captain’s Mode, […]

Breaking: Walmart to Sell LCS Team Jerseys

Walmart has announced that it will be selling jerseys for the 10 teams in the League of Legends  Championship Series. The jerseys for 100 Thieves , Cloud9 , Clutch Gaming , Counter Logic Gaming , Echo Fox , FlyQuest , OpTic Gaming , Golden Guardians , Team Liquid , and Team SoloMid  will be available through Walmart’s online LCS Fan Shop, along with LCS-branded merchandise… […]

100 Thieves Reveals Content House Sponsor Cash App, Adds Influencer CouRage

Cash App to sponsor 100 Thieves’ content house in Los Angeles. Jack Dunlop joins Matthew Haag and Rachael Hofstetter as content creators. 100 Thieves will debut two new shows in June. 100 Thieves  has announced a new sponsorship with mobile app Cash App to name its content creation house in Los Angeles. Financial terms of… […]

OverActive Media Acquires Spain’s MAD Lions Esports Club

OverActive Media has acquired Spanish organization MAD Lions Esports Club, and will maintain the brand in European and Latin American markets. Along with Splyce and the Toronto Defiant, the acquisition now gives OverActive Media 15 teams across seven countries. The Splyce Vipers will merge with the MAD Lions’ League of Legends team to provide a… […]

Evil Geniuses Acquired by Investment Firm PEAK6, New CEO Appointed

Investment firm PEAK6 Investments LLC has acquired Evil Geniuses and appointed associate Nicole LaPoint Jameson as the team’s new CEO. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Evil Geniuses COO Phillip Aram will remain in his position. Twitch previously owned Evil Geniuses, but divested itself of the team in 2016 and gave ownership to the… […]

Puma, Cloud9 Plan Full Retail Play Under Multiyear Extension

Puma has signed an expanded sponsorship with Cloud9  esports, locking in a multiyear deal to develop a full apparel collection, and claim the apparel/footwear category for the entire organization except for its Overwatch League  franchise. Precise terms were not disclosed, but the parties said it is an “eight-figure” deal. The prior Puma-Cloud9 deal, announced in… […]

Official: Boombl4 joins Na’Vi

Natus Vincere have formally announced the addition of Kirill “Boombl4” Mikhailov into their CS:GO lineup. This roster move comes in after 18 months of a stable roster. 20 year-old Russian will be replacing Ioann “Edward” Sukhariev on the roster. Kirill received prominent recognition after ELEAGUE Major Boston backed by Quantum Bellator Fire’s impressive run […]

Valve’s Artifact became popular on Twitch but not for gameplay rather for porn and illegal content

Valve’s latest game Artifact is a failure for the company as the interest in game died within 2 weeks after its launch. The game can hardly manage to pull 500 peak players or even more than 200 concurrent players at a time, but the game has become a sensational hit among some trolls on Twitch. […]

huNter – Coming of age & out of Niko’s shadow

Nemanja ‘huNter’ Kovac has been making waves in the Counter-Strike circuit with his raw ability and often unmatched precision. The hybrid star though, has often been compared to his cousin Niko ‘Niko’ Kovac and continues to remain in the Faze Clan superstar’s shadows. But, for how long? huNter had a very disingenuous start to his […]

“If I wasn’t playing CSGO, would’ve been a chef or businessman”: Simar “psy” Sethi

In this interview, a continuation of our “Talkesport Interact” Series. Simar “Pay” Sethi talks to us about his journey of being a professional player and sheds light on other aspects related to CSGO and the Indian Esports scenario. Malav: Hey Psy, please share a little about yourself for our audiences who may not know you […]

PUBG Nations Cup to Bring $500K Global Tournament to Seoul

The PUBG Nations Cup will bring international squads to Seoul for a $500K USD tournament this August. Sixteen countries will compete in the global PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS tournament. PUBG Classic events will take place in Stockholm and Bangkok in the weeks leading up to the PUBG Nations Cup. PUBG Corporation will host a global PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS … […]

Tfue Takes Twitch Top Spot During Fortnite World Cup Qualifier

Fortnite’s World Cup solo qualifiers this past weekend provided another boon for Turner “Tfue” Tenney’s viewership on Twitch , even though Tenney had already qualified for the event set to take place at the end of July. Tenney took a short hiatus from streaming last week after details were revealed regarding a lawsuit he filed against… […]

Top contenders for Dreamhack Masters Dallas 2019

With Dreamhack Masters Dallas 2019 kicking off in a few hours, let’s have a look at the favourites of the competition. Liquid seeks blood In 2018, the side failed to win major trophies after finishing at 2nd place or lowers. The series of unsuccessful results led to experts believing that Liquid is unable to compete […]

Underdogs of Dreamhack Masters Dallas 2019

After comprehensively studying the favourites, let’s have a look the underdogs of the competition. Vitality Vitality will be the most confident team heading into the competition. Since the team won the cs_summit 4 by defeating the NA giant, Team Liquid and will be aiming to continue this form in the Dreamhack. The French structure made […]

Boombl4 possibly replacing Edward in Na’Vi?

The Ukrainian organization is all set to make its first roster change after two years. Since some sources have revealed that Na’Vi is currently aiming to sign Winstrike’s in-game leader, Kirill “Boombl4” Mikhailov. If the team manages to successfully recruit the player, then Boombl4 will take the position of Ioann “Edward” Sukhariev, who has been […]

PUBG Mobile introduces 10-year ban for cheaters

More and more people are complaining about hackers in PUBG Mobile. Even some of the most recognized streamers, Ron Gaming, Rowdy and Levinho have uploaded countless videos of playing against the hackers. On the official Twitter and Instagram pages, the community is frustrated with playing against cheaters and letting their feeling known in the comments […]

An Eye appears in Fortnite

Someone or something is keeping an eye on you in Fortinite. The players have discovered a huge eye in the Polar Peak, north of the iceberg. When players come close to it then it moves and keeps staring at them. The eye makes no noise or sound whatsoever. The players have started to make speculations […]

Dreamhack Masters Dallas 2019 Predictions (Group B)

So after seeing the first round of matches of Group A it is only logical to see how Group B will play out. Since it includes teams like ENCE and Fnatic who have displayed some solid performance in the past weeks. ENCE vs Isurus This match can be summed up in just one […]

Virtus.Pro wins Adrenaline Cyber ​​League 2019

Adrenaline Cyber ​​League 2019 was held in Moscow on May 25-26. Just like in previous tournaments of the series, inky four team competed for the $ 100,000 prize pool. Owing to this, the entire ACL 2019 competition consisted of three matches: Two semi-finals and a grand finale match which was contested in the best-of-5 format. […]

Vitality wins cs_summit

One of the biggest upsets of the competitive landscape of CS: GO took place last night. Since Liquid was beaten by Vitality in the grand finale of the cs_summit. It was much deserved victory for the French side since they dominated the NA side, with a 2-0 result. Liquid unfortunately had to settle for second […]

NiP is not paying its coach

Ninjas in Pyjamas recently explained the situation with the former coach Aaron “Clairvoyance” Kim. In an official statement on reddit, company representatives noted that Kim tried to take most of the winnings through blackmail. He also violated the terms and conditions of the contract. According to representatives of NiP, the team decided to compete with […]

Possible fall of eSports?

The eSports bubble could explode. At least, this is what a report by Cecilia D’Anastasio indicates. The Kotaku journalist has asked several experts, and many agree that the structure of electronic sports is inflated and unsustainable. The sector is a bubble that could explode. Could the eSports bubble really explode? According to the report by […]

A Look at Combo Breaker 2019’s Brand Activations

Combo Breaker 2019, the latest entry in the annual Midwest fighting game tournament, took place this weekend at Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles, Illinois—about an hour outside of Chicago. It was the fifth Combo Breaker event to date, and it hosted competitions for more than 20 games, including the first major Mortal… […]

Golden Guardians Add Zenni Optical as Eyewear Partner

Zenni Optical has been added as the Golden Guardians’ official eyewear partner. Members of the League of Legends Championship Series team will wear Zenni prescription glasses, and Zenni logos will appear on the team’s jerseys. The companies will host an activation at the first LCS Summer Split competition on June 1, and also collaborate… […]

Dignitas Signs Caffeine as Exclusive Broadcaster, Plots Original Series

Dignitas has added Caffeine as its exclusive broadcaster for team-related content and streams. The companies will produce original series based on Dignitas’ Rocket League and women’s Counter-Strike: Global Offensive teams. Caffeine has also secured naming rights for the content studio inside Dignitas’ soon-to-be-announced facility in Newark, New Jersey. Dignitas  today announced a deal with livestreaming… […]

Top 10 Most-Watched Twitch Content, May 20 – 26

A week with little esports action surrounding Memorial Day led to an overall decline in Twitch viewership among the platform’s most-watched titles. The following titles are ranked according to the total number of hours watched on Twitch , from Monday to the following Sunday, with data compiled using TEO Analytics.     Taking Some Downtime  … […]

Five Must Have CSGO Binds For Pros

To play CS:GO without utilizing binds is akin to watching a movie without the lights dimmed, plenty of snacks by your side and way too much soda on hand. Sure, it works – but you won’t be getting the most out of the experience as possible. A bind is a specific action or command in […]

Dota 2 News: Patch 7.22b Overview

ESTNN’s Dota 2 writer, Veselin Ignatov, does a quick breakdown of Patch 7.22b. Despite the fact that patch 7.22 was released just a couple of days ago, a small update containing mainly nerfs saw the daylight today. Unlike its bigger brother, 7.22b only affects a couple of heroes. Let’s jump right into the breakdown.   […]

Lan Gaming Centers: Establishing a Grass-Roots Presence in Esports

The Video Gaming industry is growing at a very fast pace and we are witnessing new brands entering the scene regularly. It is not uncommon to see physical sports teams and brands invest in esports teams and tournaments. With the widespread acceptance of esports and gaming comes the rise of gaming communities. At the forefront […]

The Lan Gaming Center: What Do Players Want from a Lan Cafe?

With the rise of esports and the increased investment in the industry, it is no surprise to see LAN Cafes flourish. The esports industry is growing at a fast pace and with it, we also see a growth in the LAN Gaming industry. There are multiple aspects which makes visiting a LAN cafe enriching for […]

Boombl4 to join Na’Vi: Reports

According to a couple of reports by 1pv.fr and HLTV, Natus Vincere are on the verge of signing Kirill “Boombl4” Mikhailov. The agreement between Natus Vincere and Winstrike is reported to be at a very advanced stage. 20-year-old will be replacing Ioann “Edward” Sukhariev on the lineup. Natus Vincere will undergo this shuffle after a […]

FACEIT Announces Official $50K Apex Legends Pro Series

FACEIT will host the officially-licensed FACEIT Pro Series: Apex Legends tournament series, featuring a $50K USD prize pool. Fourteen organizations, including Cloud9, 100 Thieves, Gen.G Esports, and Complexity Gaming, will compete in the series. Two more teams will be added via a qualifier. Apex Legends has seen significantly reduced Twitch viewership since its February launch,… […]

Samsung Partners with DreamHack for Mobile Gaming Series

Samsung will be the presenting partner for the DreamHack Mobile Series, a two-game tournament launched in March 2019. The Series features Clash Royale and Brawl Stars, with a collective prize pool of $20K USD per event. This follows from last week’s news that ESL would launch a new mobile gaming series with Vodafone, focused on… […]

Euronics Group to Sponsor ESL One Hamburg, Select National Leagues

International retail group Euronics has joined ESL as a sponsor of ESL One Hamburg and several National Leagues. Activations will include branding inside Euronics’ electronics retail stores, as well as in and around the venue. Euronics Gaming has a Dota 2 team but it is not clear whether it will be invited to ESL Hamburg…. […]

Dota 2 News: The Biggest Winners of Patch 7.22

ESTNN’s Dota 2 Writer Veselin Ignatov breaks down Dota 2’s new Patch 7.22. Valve introduced the newest patch in Dota 2 just a few days ago, and like with all new patches, this one comes with some changes to the meta. Many of the most popular heroes receivec different changes, which is why it’s important […]

Pita to Stand-in for Dennis at DreamHack Dallas – Day One

Ninjas in Pyjamas through their Twitter handle revealed that the Swedish legend, Dennis “dennis” Edman would not be able to make it for the day one at DreamHack Masters: Dallas 2019 due to VISA issues. “Due to issues with an address update on the ESTA for Dennis, he will be arriving to Dallas later than […]

Top 10 Most-Watched Twitch Channels, May 20 – 26

A week without much in the way of esports generated an influencers-heavy top 10 with high-profile streamers playing Fortnite and the World of Warcraft Classic beta. The following channels are ranked according to the total number of hours watched on Twitch , from Monday to the following Sunday, with data compiled using TEO Analytics.   What’s… […]

Virtus.Pro win Adrenaline Cyber League, first event post 7.22 patch

The first event post the 7.22 Dota 2 patch was held at Loft Hall, Moscow on 25th and 26th May. 3 teams were directly invited to the event to compete for a prize pool of 1,00,000 USD. Virtus.Pro Natus Vincere Evil Geniuses The 4thteam, obtained via qualifiers was Team Spirit . The format […]

‘Gaming Disorder’ officially recognised as a disease by World Health Organisation

The rise of the gaming industry also saw a rise in number of people coming into the gaming ecosystem. With the waves of new games coming out many players get hooked to gaming and sometimes these games can or may become a hindrance for them impacting their life and health.  The World Health Organization in […]

Cheating in Esports – How Is It Done, and How Is It Dealt With?

Any professional competition, regardless of whether the playing field is made of grass or computer graphics, requires strict regulations. Sponsors and spectators alike can turn away from a league if it comes to light that software was used to achieve victory, or that a team took a dive for money—even though both are discovered and… […]

CSGO: Basic Things to Know as a Beginner

At first glance, CSGO seems nothing more than a shooting game. Although it is a shooting game indeed, there’s more to it deep down than you think. This virtual world has a lot of strategies, weapon, map details and many other things making it what it is. If you want to become better at the […]

Astro Gaming Sponsors Tekken World Tour, Adds $100K to Prize Pool

The Tekken World Tour has added Astro Gaming as its official audio sponsor. Astro Gaming has contributed $100K USD to the Tekken World Tour Finals prize pool, doubling the original amount. The company’s headsets and MixAmp accessories will be used at tournaments, plus Master-level event champions will win Astro Gaming gear. Bandai Namco Entertainment has… […]

Overwatch League: Why the NYXL and Vancouver Titans Rivalry is Bigger Than You Think

ESTNN’s Charlotte August explains the history between these two Overwatch League super teams. You may see the title and think, “Surely it’s because of how good the teams are in terms of their skill, right?” Well, yes, but that’s not the whole story. In fact, the rivalry between these two teams goes back to even […]

Tfue Files Lawsuit Against FaZe Clan, Riot Games Launches Collegiate Body

Pro player Turner “Tfue” Tenney sues his team FaZe Clan, Riot Games launches a collegiate governing body, and Valve will develop its own version of Dota Auto Chess. Missed any of the biggest esports business news last week? The TEO Monday Morning Briefing recaps the top headlines from the last seven days! Tfue Files Lawsuit… […]

Zywoo Leads Vitality to the Top of CS_Summit

The French team Vitality surprised tournament favourites Team Liquid to win cs_summit 4. Vitality saw smooth sailing through the Group stage as they topped the group without losing a single game. This set up the meeting with Team Liquid in the Grand finals. The battle between the World #2 team and the 11th ranked team […]

7.22 patch winners (Part 2)

We couldn’t cover all the heroes in one article so let’s have a further look at the buffed heroes of 7.22. Faceless Void Void receives a +3 boost in his strength gain. His level 10 talent will now +12 strength instead of +10. On level 15 Time Walk cooldown reduction has been improved from -1 […]

7.22 patch winners (Part 1)

Let’s have a look at some of the heroes who we believe are the winners of the patch 7.22. Alchemist Alchemist is our winner of the patch since with each Scepter that he gives to his teammates, he will get 30+ Damage and 6% Spell Amp. We already told you that the games are […]

Dota 2- The losers of Patch 7.22

After comprehensively talking about the winners of the patch, let’s have a look at the losers of the new update of the game. Abaddon Abbadon was a popular support pick in the past few tournaments and Valve didn’t like it. So the cast range of the Mist Coil has been reduced by 300 units. The […]

FaZe Clan reveals Tfue new contract

A online platform by name of “The Blast”  has revealed the details of the contract Turner “Tfue” Tenney had with FaZe Clan. A leak from an unnamed source shared the publication with The Blast network. There really is a clause in the contract which was disputed by Tenney, that the club takes 80% of all […]

Respawn will launch Season Two of Apex Legend at EA Play

The publisher will share details about the second competitive season of Apex Legends at the EA Play event. The event will be held June 8–9 at the Hollywood Palladium Theater in Los Angeles. Whether the details will be published online is yet to known. If you are a resident of hollywood then you can visit […]

Na’Vi needs to make changes in their CSGO roster

The next time we will see Na’Vi in action will be after 40 days. This might be a good time for the team to evaluate its failure in the ESL Pro League Europe season nine. We believe it is the right time to look at the 2019 performance of the team. Denis “electronic” Sharipov and […]

FNATIC, Cloud9, MiBR, TyLoo and more round off ESL Pro League Season 9 Finals

  This week marks the end of EPL Season 9 Europe, Asia and Americas group stages. This means that the list of teams taking part in the EPL S9 Finals is complete. So, let’s take a look at the teams that made it this far. After all, this will be one of the biggest tournaments […]

All teams are set for the last Minor of this DPC season

After an incredible DPC season, it is time to focus on the last Minor for this DPC season. As you know, winning a Minor also provides a slot for the upcoming Major. This makes this tournament very important because the EPICENTER Major will be the last big event that will provide an insane amount of […]

Smooya’s Stint Ends, Gratisfaction Returns to Renegades

Renegades secured 5th-8th position at IEM Major: Katowice 2019 which eventually was a surprise to many. Later Aussies also placed 3rd-4th at StarSeries i-League Season 7. They displayed fantastic Counter-Strike. However, Sean “Gratisfaction” Kaiwai was facing paperwork issues with the VISA for the United States. Due to this, he could not attend ESL Pro League […]

Dota 2: Templar Assassin Tips & Tricks – The Archnemesis Of Midlaners

ESTNN’s resident Dota 2 expert, Veselin Ignatov breaks down the Templar Assassin and how to crush with her in the midlane. The Templar Assassin is one of those heroes that is capable of carrying the game completely on her own if she managed to start off well. This is so true, in fact, that players […]

Immortals Gaming Club’s OpTic Acquisition – What We Know So Far

With the recent news that Immortals Gaming is close to purchasing OpTic Gaming, ESTNN’s Phillip Miner breaks down everything that we know so far. It’s a scary time to be an OpTic Gaming fan. Earlier this month, the Immortals Gaming Club announced that it was close to cementing a purchase deal for the OpTic organization. […]

Dreamhack Dallas 2019: Back to the Trusted Double Elimination BO3 Format

Dreamhack returns in 2019 with their next stop in the CS: GO circuit with Dreamhack Dallas 2019. The event will commence on the 28th of May and continue for a period of six days ending on the 2nd of June 2019. It will take place at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center with a total […]

Esports Keep Rainbow Six on Pace for Modest Yearly Viewership Growth on Twitch

The market for Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege esports viewership saw sizeable growth in 2018 despite the title’s 2015 release. With help from a change in esports strategy by developer Ubisoft, the title more than double its hours watched on Twitch last year.   Rolling into 2019, Rainbow Six leveraged that success from last year,… […]

Dreamhack Masters Dallas 2019 Tournament Preview

Dreamhack returns in 2019 with their next stop in the CS:GO circuit with Dreamhack Dallas 2019. The event will commence on 28th of May and continue for a period of six days ending on the 2nd of June 2019. It will take place at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center with a total prize pool […]

ESL One Birmingham is the first premier Dota 2 event in the new patch

As we wait for the next Dota 2 Minor, The Starladder IMBATV Minor, we already have the next Premier event on the cards. ESL One Birmingham will take place from the 28th of May 2019 till the 2nd of June. ESL One events pride themselves on being the tournaments outside of the Dota Pro Circuit […]

Here are all the Aghanim Scepter Upgrades in 7.22 Patch Update

With the Starladder and IMBATV Dota 2 Minor qualifiers out of the way, Valve has released the new patch update for the game. The new update brings about multiple changes to the heroes, items as well as some of the common basics in the game. The new update also adds two heroes to the Captains […]

Mineski qualifies for Starladder IMBA TV Dota 2 Minor

The 2018-2019 Dota Pro Circuit has been quite disappointing for the SEA team, Mineski. Yet they managed to sneak their way to the main event of the StarLadder ImbaTV Dota 2 Minor season 2. The Southeast Asian squad made some interesting play and picks during their run in the qualifiers. This season the side produced […]

Dota 2 community responds to Ceb’s controversy

Professional players and casters agreed that it is unacceptable for eSports athletes to behave this way. In particular, Evil Geniuses player Gustav s4 Magnusson noted that Ceb is a renowned personality in Dota 2, and a simple apology is just not enough. Many noted that Ceb often crosses the line in public. Meanwhile, RuHub studio […]

Most prominent changes of 7.22 (Part 2)

One article was not enough to go through all the changes of the 7.22 updates so let’s have a further look at all the changes. Killstreak XP bounty increased This is possibly the best change of the game. Since now you will get a huge experience boost when you get a kill. This will surely […]

Most prominent changes of 7.22 (Part 1)

We had to wait for a long time for the 7.22 patch. The last update, 7.11 we received was back in January so we can expect tons of change with 7.22. Yet to our surprise the game has completely changed. Just to give you a hint, all the heroes of the game have been given […]

NiP & Alliance qualify for StarLadder IMBA TV Dota 2 Minor

Ninjas in Pyjamas and Alliance failed to qualify for the EPICENTER Major. Yet it seems like both teams have learned from their mistakes as they both have managed to to secure slots for the StarLadder ImbaTV Dota 2 Minor. It wasn’t an easy job since both teams had fight decent rivals to make their mark […]

MIBR qualifies for ECS Season 7 finals

MIBR has qualified for the LAN finals of ECS Season 7. The Brazilians accomplished this feat after winning the final of the fifth week against Team Liquid. The Brazilians beat Team Liquid last week in the fourth round. This time the Brazilians won 2-1 on the Overpass, Mirage and Inferno maps and qualified for the […]

TI8 winner Ceb is angry with the Russian community

One of the OG players, Sebastian “Ceb” Debs heavily criticized the Russian players in a Dota 2 game last night. He labelled the Russian nationalists as dogs from a third world country and even went on to that: These players deserve to lost their MMR, for which they are ready to sell their own mother. […]

More than 26,804 TI9 tickets sold out in 50 seconds

The International 2019 is all set to be hosted by China. Recently Valve announced that the tickets for the event will be available on two different platforms, Damai.cn and Universe. The former was opened earlier today for the Chinese fans. To fix the issue of all tickets being sold out in a matter of seconds. […]

Replay feature finally arrives in Overwatch

Blizzard Entertainment is launching a long-requested feature in the online shooter, Overwatch. It’s a replay feature that lets you watch your previous games in peace. At the moment it is in testing phase and you can check it out on the PTR server. For a long time, the community demanded a replay function for the […]

5 Major bugs in the competitive landscape of Battle Royale genre

The Battle Royale has genre has gained incredible popularity in the gaming community as it features in several tournaments with millionaire prizes. However, like all games, the titles of this genre host tons of bugs. Although these issues appear more in casual matches, the bugs have already caused controversy in professional championships such as Fortnite, […]

In the Sim Driver’s Seat, With NASCAR and iRacing

  Nearly every major sports league has a licensed video game, but few have run consistent live tournaments—even on a small scale. Now each is seeking its own place in esports; the NBA set up its own sister league for video games, while FIFA keeps creating local competitions with every soccer league willing to sign…. […]

The Latest on Turner ‘Tfue’ Tenney’s Suit Against FaZe Clan

On Monday, Fortnite pro player and popular streamer Turner “Tfue” Tenney surprised the esports and streaming worlds by filing suit against his organization, FaZe Clan, alleging violations of California law and the state’s Talent Agencies Act. The complaint claims that the contract Tenney signed with FaZe Clan in April 2018 is “grossly oppressive, onerous, and… […]

Riot Adding Revenue-Sharing Pro View Feature for LEC, LCS

Riot Games has announced a premium Pro View feature that will add extra viewing options for professional League of Legends matches. Pro View will first be available for the LEC and LCS leagues starting with June’s Summer Split, and will share the revenue with each league’s teams. This is Riot’s second revenue-sharing initiative announced this… […]

Overwatch League Commissioner Nate Nanzer Departs for Epic Games

Overwatch  League commissioner Nate Nanzer announced Friday evening that he would be leaving the company next week. Nanzer will start a new position with Epic Games, ESPN confirmed, where he will oversee competitive esports initiatives for Fortnite . “I get way too much credit for the success of the Overwatch League,” Nanzer wrote on Twitter…. […]

EPICENTER Major qualifiers gathered more than 15 million views

DotA 2 EPICENTER Major qualifiers have gathered 15,4 million views worldwide*. The qualifier matches for EPICENTER XL, last year’s Major series tournament in Moscow, gathered nearly two times fewer views – 7,8 million. Meanwhile the total amount of broadcast hours on Twitch amounted to 866 in 2019 as compared to EPICENTER XL 2018’s 1100 hours. […]

Esports Camps Founder Justin Hoeveler on Developing the Youth Esports Ecosystem

Esports Camps debuted in June of 2018, offering an educational program for youth to improve their skills both in and out of games. Almost a year later, The Esports Observer sat down with Esports Camps founder Justin Hoeveler to talk about the state of the youth esports market and his company’s role in its development…. […]

Tfue Records Best Stream of the Year On Twitch During Fortnite World Cup Qualifier

During the past month, Twitch’s  top Fortnite  influencers, Tyler “Ninja” Blevins and Turner “Tfue” Tenney, have seen enhanced viewership figures on Twitch while they’ve streamed their qualification attempts for the upcoming World Cup. However, this week, Blevins decided to take a different approach to qualifying. In an attempt to prioritize winning a bid during Sunday’s… […]

Mike Tyson joins the esports ring with investment in Fade 2 Karma

The esports industry over the past couple of years have boomed to new heights becoming a new attractive destination for many celebrities and athletes to join their name with. Recently many big time celebrities have shown interest in the industry and with that a new name will joining that list today. Mike Tyson, the former […]

Armani Exchange Named Official Jersey Sponsor for Mkers

Fashion brand Armani Exchange has partnered with Italian esports organization Mkers. Mker jerseys will feature the Armani Exchange logo across the front for the 2019/2020 competitive season. The deal marks Armani Exchange’s first foray into the esports industry. Armani Exchange has become the official jersey sponsor of Italian esports organization Mkers. The… […]

ESL and Vodafone Launch 5G Mobile Esports Tournament

ESL has announced a competition series with Vodafone that it says will feature the first Grand Finals “played out live over a 5G network.” The Vodafone 5G ESL Mobile Open will feature arcade racing title Asphalt 9: Legends and multiplayer battle royale title PUBG MOBILE. In 2018, Vodafone signed on as a premium partner for… […]

Riot Introduces Revenue Sharing Program Supporting Teams During Regular Season

Riot Games announced new revenue-sharing initiatives that support League of Legends esports. Each Fan Pass or Team Pass is region-specific and offers a 50% revenue split with the applicable LoL esports league or team. Previously limited to major esports events, the new initiative extends financial support into the regular season as well. Beginning May… […]

The Best Esports Arenas Ever

Take a tour of the Esports Stadium Arlington’s parking lot and one word will spring to mind – diversity. The gaming world has evolved from playing online table games and Tetris to 24/7 battle royales and Esports tournaments. In fact, these Esports events have reached the edges of all social groups and social standings. From […]

Team Liquid is Winning From Top to Bottom

With Team Liquid’s revamped League of Legends team destroying the World Champion Invictus Gaming this morning, and the team’s Counterstrike: Global Offensive squad winning IEM Sydney, we might have to start looking at the North American organization a little differently. Steve Arhancet, Team Liquid’s co-owner, has created what looks to be two of the most […]

Valve is working on a dedicated version of Auto Chess

Valve the parent company that owns Steams and some of the most prestigious titles of the eSports industry, Dota2 and CS: GO has made a big announcement. The developer has revealed that they are working on a dedicated version of Dota Auto Chess. The game was developed by Drodo Studio for the arcade mode. It […]

CoL & EHOME qualify for StarLadder ImbaTV Dota 2 Minor

The qualifiers of the last Minor of the 2018-2019 DPC are currently taking place across the globe with teams making their best effort to secure qualification. A few hours ago the NA side confirmed its participation in the tournament. StarLadder ImbaTV Dota 2 Minor season 2 is one of the most anticipated competitions of the […]

Tfue orders FaZe to release the contract

A few hours ago, one of the most popular Fortnite players, Turner “Tfue” Tenney released a controversial video on his YouTube channel. In the two-minute video, the player has told FaZe Clan to “ release the fucking contract”. Tfue and Faze have been a hot topic in the past week since he filled a lawsuit […]

Get ready for ESL One Birmingham 2019 and WePlay! Tug of War: Dire

Let’s have a look at a couple of competitions that will be taking place next week. ESL One Birmingham In a matter of days, some of the best teams in the world will compete in the United Kingdom at the ESL One Birmingham. The organizers announced the talents of the venet a few days ago. […]

ENCE and Team Liquid get invited to IEM Chicago 2019

A couple of hours ago ESL revealed the first two team that will compete in the IEM Chicago 2019. The organizers have invited the NA side, Team Liquid and the Finnish side, ENCE. ESL has also announced that four more teams will be invited, while the remaining two will have to make their way through […]

MIBR advances to the finale of ECS Season 7 qualifiers

MIBR is in the finale of the fifth week of ECS Season 7 North America. The Brazilians beat Cloud9 2-0 with: 16-10 on Nuke and 16-7 on Overpass. Now the team will compete for the first place in the region against the winner of the clash between Team Liquid and INTZ. The final of week […]

Faze Clan with NEO: Another Shot at Glory

Faze Clan recently announced the replacement of AdreN with NEO on their CS: GO roster. AdreN was the In-Game Leader for the team since January 2019 after Karrigan’s departure from the roster. The addition was a trial in an attempt to see if it would improve the dismal results by the star-studded team. With poor […]

Its High Time for Blizzard to Introduce Role Lock in Competitive Overwatch

Overwatch is a very diverse game and hero switching is one of the key features in the game. Players can switch characters every time they are in their spawn, making it a constant tug of war between the two teams. As one team picks a strong hero composition, the opponent can have a chance to […]

Super League Gaming CEO Ann Hand’s Global Journey from Gas Stations to Esports

Ann Hand had no idea what she was getting into when she took her first job out of college in 1990 with oil company Mobil. “Because it was early ’90s, there was no way I could Google what a marketing rep did,” she said in an interview with The Esports Observer. “I was an econ… […]

Inside GameStop’s Texas-Sized Esports Push with Complexity, Team Envy, and OpTic Gaming

The video game industry is constantly shifting and evolving, and as more and more sales move to digital and many devices shun physical media, retailers have likewise had to evolve to maintain relevance in this changing business. For GameStop, the world’s largest video game specialty retailer, that means embracing a new kind of role within… […]

Tfue’s alleged contract with FaZe Clan leaked, reveals details of the deal between the two

The whole esports scenario was taken by storm when Turner “Tfue” Tenney decided to sue FaZe Clan over an “oppressive” contract which was signed between the two parties. This move raised a lot of questions about the claims made by Tfue and the ethics of FaZe Clan while providing contracts. After the news was revealed […]

Twitch to Partner With Hershey’s and Reese’s Brands for Advertising and Sponsorships

The Hershey Company will be a sponsor at TwitchCon North America in San Diego. The company will also sponsor TimTheTatman, DrLupo, and MrsDrLupo during Twitch streams. The deal expands on previous smaller campaigns Hershey has run on Twitch over the last few years. Twitch has announced a partnership with The Hershey Company that will see… […]

Fortnite Bundle Features Nike Air Jordans in First Real-Life Brand Partnership

Fortnite’s latest bundle, “Hang Time,” includes Air Jordan character outfits and shoes. A new game mode called “Downtown Drop LTM” offers challenges in which players collect coins. Previous brand partnerships have included films such as John Wick and The Avengers, but “Hang Time” marks the first time skins reflect items that can also be purchased… […]

MET Events to Host Final PUBG Classic in Bangkok

Southeast Asian esports organizer MET Events will host the last PUBG Classic event of the 2019 season, in Bangkok, Thailand. Taking place in July, the MET Asia Series will feature a $300K USD prize pool and teams only from the Asia region. The winning region will be award an extra slot in the upcoming $2M… […]

Super Evil Megacorp To Take “Supportive Role” in Vainglory Esports Initiatives

Vainglory will no longer see an esports push from its developer, Super Evil Megacorp, according to a blog post. The studio will instead focus on further development of the game, and encourage and support community-led esports efforts instead. CEO Kristian Segerstrale told The Esports Observer in February that 2018 was “a painful year of adjustment”… […]

New CSGO update fixes grenade inconsistency

Earlier today, CSGO Dev pushed an update to the game to make sure that all grenades are now always displayed consistently between all players. This update comes after Don Haci, a famous figure in CSGO community, showed that players can remotely reset the shape of the smokes without having to use the sv_cheats 1 command […]

Faker is still the most successful player in League of Legends

The best League of Legends player in the world, Lee “Faker” Sang-hyeok have had his fair share of troubles in the past 1.5 years. His team, SK Telecom T1 lost to Samsung Galaxy in the grand finale of the 2017 Worlds. Since that defeat, SKT and Faker have failed to properly redeem themselves. After losing […]

9.10 patch arrives in Fortnite

It seem like Epic Games just can’t stop to take/steal ideas from one of it biggest battle royale rival, Apex Legends. Fortnite, first copped the Reboot Van feature, one of the best innovations of Apex. Now with the  9.10 update they are about to launch the Hot Spots feature in the game. The update also […]

Rift Rivals 2019 details announced

The most prominent regions in the competitive landscape of League of Legends will once again compete for supremacy during the summers. As we are just one month away from the start of Rift Rivals 2019. Europe and North America, after their phenomenal run at the MSI will have to fight for the bragging rights. This […]

Na’Vi fails to qualify for StarLadder ImbaTV Minor

The last opportunity for Na’Vi to qualify for the EPICENTER Major was StarLadder ImbaTV Minor Season 2. The minor participation could have given them a hop to secure qualification for the TI9 via DPC points. The former world champions will now have to try their luck in the regional qualifiers. The 2018-2019 DPC circuit for […]

MIBR wins the semifinals of ECS Season 7 qualifiers

MIBR again won against Team Singularity and advanced to the next stage of the week five ECS Season 7. The clash was a replay of the quarterfinals of week four in the North American qualifiers. In the previous clash, Made In Brazil faced Singularity and dominated them from start to the finish. With the latest […]

Dreamhack announces an official female CS: GO tournament

One of the oldest and most successful eSports organizers, Dreamhack, announced an exclusive tournament for women. Some of the best female athletes will compete on the the Spanish soil for $100,000. The Dreamhack Valencia, that will take place in July will feature eight female teams in the  DreamHack Showdown. Out of these eight participants, two […]

New patch arrives in Apex Legends

Apex Legends received a new update last night and the patch notes are available on Reddit. The purpose of the update is to improve the in game performance, and quality of hitboxes. The update also contains a temporary fix for Intel CPU crashes and also focuses audio issues. Apex Legends, Battle Royale was developed by […]

Tfue sues FaZe Clan

On May 20, a controversy broke that, one of the most popular streamers of Fortnite, Turner Tfue, sued FaZe Clan. He wanted to terminate the contract owing to the unfavorable conditions. Let’s have a look chronology of the conflict and talk about what happened and who is to blame. What didn’t Tfue like? Initially, the […]

Four titles that laid the foundation of eSports industry

Games such as Counter-Strike, StarCraft and Street Fighter were successful in the 90s and 2000. The popularity of these titles in the lan houses was a crucial element to the success of esports industry. Since then, the competitive landscape has grown and distributed millions of dollars in prizes. Let’s have a look at the games […]

League of Legends MSI Leads Year-Over-Year Growth For Riot Games on Twitch

League of Legends’  Mid-Season Invitational isn’t your standard esports tournament. As opposed to leagues like the LoL Championship Series  or LoL European Championship , the MSI is one of the game’s three annual international competitions, pitting the best performing regional teams from the Spring season against one another. To make a more traditional sports comparison,… […]

Tencent Esports Launches Referee Training Program, LGD and SN Rebrand for LPL Summer Season

Over the past week, the Chinese esports industry has seen several partnerships and sponsorships were signed between esports teams and non-endemic brands, three LPL esports teams rebranded, and key developments made by two game publishers – Valve and Tencent Games. Among the top stories: Tencent Esports partnered with Shanghai sport bodies to launch an esports… […]

Riot Launches League of Legends Collegiate Body, Names Advisory Board Members

Riot Games  has named the six members of the advisory board to the new Riot Scholastic Association of America , its standalone division to handle college and high school League of Legends  esports. The advisory board members are: Big Ten Network VP/Marketing Erin Harvego; Mountain West Conference Senior Associate Commissioner/ Government & Legal Affairs Carolayne… […]

Q1 2019’s Most Impactful PC Videogames: The Year of Growth

Update: An earlier version of the header graphic contained headlines that did not reflect the totality of the data represented in the article. The image headlines have been updated. Both the Overwatch League  and NBA 2K  League have expanded. Viewership for Western League of Legends pro leagues is up year-over-year. Across the esports industry, leagues are… […]

ELEAGUE to Host Mortal Kombat 11 Tournament at RTX Austin

ELEAGUE will hold a Mortal Kombat 11 tournament at Rooster Teeth’s RTX Austin convention in July, following online qualifiers via Battlefy. The live grand finals event will stream via Twitch, with cable channel TBS to air a one-hour highlights special later this summer. AT&T Fiber will be the presenting sponsor for the tournament. ELEAGUE, the… […]

Chinese Organization Snake Esports Appears to Rebrand to ‘LNG Esports’

Chinese League of Legends team Snake Esports unveiled a new logo on its home venue in the Chinese city of Chongqing, with the new name LNG Esports. The new logo features a Chinese mythical creature; a “Qilin,” reflecting the given name of Snake’s current owner Li Qilin—CEO of Viva China Sports, and an executive board… […]

“In 10 years, I hope to be in a reputed organization, continuing to play:” Agneya “Marzil” Koushik

Continuing with the “Talkesport Interact” Series, today, we will be interviewing Agneya “Marzil” Koushik. Marzil is currently playing for Signify, which was formed a day before DreamHack Mumbai, after having played for OpTic India. The team made it to final but were unable to convert it to silverware. Marzil not only plays the game professionally, […]

Valve Developing Its Own Standalone Version of Dota Auto Chess

Game publisher Valve Corporation is currently developing a standalone Dota Auto Chess game. Valve said it had contacted Drodo Studio for direct collaboration, but the partnership did not pan out due to “a variety of reasons.” The two companies will support each other with their standalone versions. Valve registered a new trademark, “Dota Underlords” on… […]

ZOWIE DIVINA Women’s Asia CS:GO Championship 2019 Announced

Zowie Divina has announced an all Women’s CSGO Event called the Divina Women’s Asia CSGO Championship 2019, which will feature the best Female CSGO players across Asia. The event, which runs from June 20-23, will be Zowie’s second Women only event of the year, with the ZOWIE DIVINA Women’s PUBG Thailand Championship 2019 being announced […]

A new Steam Chat only mobile app is released

In a surprise to everyone, Steam just revealed a new Chat-Only mobile app which will feature the new modernized steam chat UI that we are using currently on the desktop client. Valve in a Steam Blog announcement detailed the new app and its feature. The new app is available for both iOS and Android and […]

Dota 2 Russian-Language Viewership on Twitch Reaffirms Regional Prominence

In just the first few months of the 2019 calendar year, Dota 2  has shown that its esports events attract more than just an English-speaking audience on Twitch. Numerous high-profile tournaments and Majors so far this year have had Russian-language broadcasts on Twitch with viewership figures that match, or even surpass, English-language coverage. During this… […]

Here’s what no one noticed about Team Liquid’s journey in MSI 2019

It as been less than 24 hours since the end of the  MSI 2019 at Taipei, Vietnam. The tournament was simply amazing. Since it hosted some of the most memorable games in the competitive world of the League of Legends. At the end of the competition, Europe met NA in grand finale, where G2 Esports […]

Here’s what to expect from the new lineup of Mousesports

It been over sixty days, since mousesports made incredible changes to its roster. The team recruited, the talented David “frozen” Čerňanský, One of the best Turkish players,  Özgür “woxic” Eker and in-game leader Finn “karrigan” Andersen. The star trio formed an incredible synergy with Chris “chrisJ” de Jong and Robin “ropz” Kool. Things kicked off […]

Top 10 Most-Watched Twitch Content, May 13 – 19

The Mid-Season Invitational for League of Legends boosts viewership for the title keeping it as the only game to record more than 20M hours watched February. The following titles are ranked according to the total number of hours watched on Twitch , from Monday to the following Sunday, with data compiled using TEO Analytics.    … […]

Razer and Evil Geniuses Agree to Two-Year Peripherals Sponsorship

Evil Geniuses has partnered with Razer for a two-year sponsorship deal spanning peripherals such as headsets, keyboards, and mice. The companies were previously partnered from 2013 to 2015. Evil Geniuses has qualified for Dota 2‘s The International 2019, which has a crowdfunded prize pool that has already surpassed $13M USD. Razer  and Evil Geniuses  have… […]

DreamHack Partners with The European Tour, Omen by HP to Sponsor Rotterdam Event

DreamHack has announced new partnerships concerning esports and gaming events in Europe. The European Tour will team up with DreamHack to host its first esports competition, for World Golf Tour, at Made in Denmark. Omen by HP has been named presenting partner for DreamHack Rotterdam—the main event of the new annual Rotterdam Games Week. Digital… […]

State Farm Renews, Expands Sponsorship Deal With Riot Games

Riot Games  has signed insurance sponsor State Farm to three-year extension that includes global events for the first time. State Farm, which became the newly reconstituted North American pro circuit’s first sponsor in 2018, will stay with the League of Legends Championship Series  through ’21, and will also sponsor the global World Championships, Mid-Season… […]

DreamHack, Esport-Management, ZOWIE Announce All-Women ‘DreamHack Showdown’  

DreamHack has partnered with Esport-Management and ZOWIE to launch DreamHack Showdown, an all-women Counter-Strike: Global Offensive tournament. The inaugural DreamHack Showdown will take place during DreamHack Valencia on July 5-7. Featuring a prize pool of $100K USD, the event is designed to raise visibility for women that play CS:GO professionally. DreamHack  has entered into… […]

Tfue sues Faze Clan over an oppressive Gamer Contract; Faze Clan responds with facts

Popular Streamer Turner ‘Tfue’ Tenney has sued Faze Clan for an oppressive Gamer contract. The lawsuit filed by one of the most popular content creators is shaping up to be a milestone moment in player contracts and talent representation in the industry. There have always been allegations of players and content creators being deprived of […]

How Turner ‘Tfue’ Tenney’s Suit Against FaZe Clan Could Impact Organizations and Creators

Turner “Tfue” Tenney, a professional Fortnite  player, as well as popular streamer and content creator for FaZe Clan , has sued the organization for what he claims are violations of California law and the state’s Talent Agencies Act. According to the complaint, which was filed on Monday and first reported on by The Hollywood Reporter, Tenney… […]

Tfue sues Faze Clan over “Oppressive” contract making him loss significant money

Turner Tenney aka Tfue is one of the biggest Fortnite streamers on twitch and also one of the biggest talents in the Fortnite pro scene right now. He is also a member of Faze Clan and recently earned a spot in the Fortnite World Cup Finals while playing under the FaZe tag. On Monday, a […]

Queso part ways with lineup following match fixing scandal

Queso, the Spanish Organisation, have parted ways with their lineup after the players were found to be guilty of losing a match on purpose in, a local tournament, Spanish LVP Superliga Orange. In a game between Queso and the Tenerife Giants, Queso lost the game on purpose to avoid playing Giants in the playoffs of […]

PUBG Corp. EMEA Esports Operations Manager on Battle Royale Challenges: ‘It’s Uncharted Territory’

PUBG Corp.’s PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS  continued its big 2019 esports push this weekend with the beginning of Phase 2 of the PUBG Europe League . This extended middle phase, which spans eight weeks of league play instead just three, comes with $350K USD up for grabs, not to mention qualification for July’s GLL GRAND SLAM: PUBG… […]

Johnta joins Winstrike as a coach

Ivan “Johnta” Shevtsov, ex-coach of Tyloo, has joined Winstrike and will be taking the role of a coach from in the Russian organization, according to their Twitter. Spring is time for changes We already told you about new players in Dota 2 team, so it’s time for CS:GO roster. Meet our new coach – @JohntaCSGO […]

Rainbow Six Siege Operation Phantom Sight Revealed by Ubisoft

Yesterday, at the Season 9 Pro League Finals in Milan, Italy Ubisoft revealed details about the upcoming Year 4 Season 2: Operation Phantom Sight for Rainbow Six Siege. The second update for Year 4 is set to introduce two new operators, map rework, changes to the ranked mode and some balance changes. The new update […]

Mediapro Fully Acquires LVP Owner Fandroid

Mediapro has acquired the remaining shares in Liga de Videojuegos Profesional owner Fandroid, taking full control of the company. The deal is reportedly valued at €22M . Mediapro previously acquired a majority share in Fandroid in 2016. The LVP operates the Spanish Superliga Orange league, which includes League of Legends and Call of… […]

Invictus Gaming Signs Partnership Deal with Shanghai Pudong Development Bank

Invictus Gaming has partnered with Shanghai Pudong Development Bank for a co-branded credit card in China. Cardholders will receive an exclusive “IG 2018 League of Legends World Champion Victory” copper coin. SPD Bank partnered with Chinese multi-game tournament organizer National Electronic Sports Tournament , and a former main sponsor of Tencent’s King Pro League … […]

Top 10 Most-Watched Twitch Channels, May 13 – 19

Turner “Tfue” Tenney posts his first 3M+ hours watched week of 2019, leading an esports-heavy week of viewership on Twitch that has six esports channels in the top 10. The following channels are ranked according to the total number of hours watched on Twitch , from Monday to the following Sunday, with data compiled using TEO… […]

Top 10 Most-Watched Twitch Channels, May 13 – 19

Turner “Tfue” Tenney posts his first 3M+ hours watched week of 2019, leading an esports-heavy week of viewership on Twitch that has six esports channels in the top 10. The following channels are ranked according to the total number of hours watched on Twitch , from Monday to the following Sunday, with data compiled using TEO… […]

Esports Apparel Brand H4X Appoints Cole Gurman as New CEO

H4X officially announces Cole Gurman, son of founder Jon Gurman, as the company’s chief executive officer. Jon Gurman will stay on as chairman with a focus on strategic licensing partnerships and retail initiatives. As CEO, Cole Gurman will bring a financial background and “millennial mindset” to the apparel brand, with an emphasis on improving player… […]

Esports Apparel Brand H4X Appoints Cole Gurman as New CEO

H4X officially announces Cole Gurman, son of founder Jon Gurman, as the company’s chief executive officer. Jon Gurman will stay on as chairman with a focus on strategic licensing partnerships and retail initiatives. As CEO, Cole Gurman will bring a financial background and “millennial mindset” to the apparel brand, with an emphasis on improving player… […]

cs_summit 4 will be the most stacked CS Summit to date; which teams will be taking part in the event?

  CS Summit 4 is starting in less than a week and there’s a major twist with this edition. Instead of being a less competitive event with a more relaxed atmosphere, we will be having the most stacked CS Summit yet. Six teams will be taking part in the event as always. However, out of […]

cs_summit 4 will be the most stacked CS Summit to date; which teams will be taking part in the event?

  CS Summit 4 is starting in less than a week and there’s a major twist with this edition. Instead of being a less competitive event with a more relaxed atmosphere, we will be having the most stacked CS Summit yet. Six teams will be taking part in the event as always. However, out of […]

NCAA’s Decision Presents a Golden Opportunity to Pave the Path Ahead for Esports

The National Collegiate Athletic Association is a member-led organization dedicated to the well-being and lifelong success of college athletes. The NCAA has been researching and considering the establishment of a framework for collegiate esports. While there were minor apprehensions regarding NCAA’s control over Collegiate esports, there was a general consensus that NCAA’s involvement could prove […]

Was the Vertigo Map Addition a Hasty and Unnecessary Decision?

In March 2019, Valve added Vertigo to the Active Duty Map pool in Counter-Strike Global Offensive. It was a controversial decision, one which caught everyone by surprise. The addition of Vertigo came out of the blue and teams have to quickly adapt to the new map. They have to form strategies and understand various angles […]

EPICENTER 2019 Major – EU, NA and CIS Teams

Even though MDL Disneyland Paris Major finished just a few days ago, the qualifiers for the next one are nearly over. Sadly, EPICENTER will be the last Major before TI 9. This also makes it one of the most important ones because it’s the last chance to get a decent amount of DPC points. Let’s […]

LCS Tells Echo Fox to Take “Corrective Action,” NCAA Opts Out of Esports

The LCS calls for Echo Fox to take “corrective action” over racist comments made by a shareholder, the NCAA tables esports talks indefinitely, and the Overwatch League signs a deal with Upper Deck. Missed any of the biggest esports business news last week? The TEO Monday Morning Briefing recaps the top headlines from the last… […]

Ninja & Tfue failed yet again to qualify for the World Cup

Tyler “Ninja” Blevins’ fought hard in the Arena Mode over the weekend. Yet after giving a decent performances he still barely missed out on the qualification. Ninja paired up with Malachi “Reverse2k” Greiner in the weekend’s North America Eastern qualifiers for the Fortnite duos World Cup Finals. They got 86 points which just two shy […]

Possible downfall of Epic Games store?

Epic Games Store appeared from the blue, and made its name by making exciting announcements. The creators promised to take only 12% of the profits of games published in EGS, and also added a 5% commission for using the Unreal Engine. On Steam, developers have to give 30% of sales to the store which according […]

RNG qualifies for the EPICENTER

The EPICENTER regional qualifiers are about to conclude in a few hours. So we are almost aware of almost all the participants that will be participating in the last Major of the season. One of the most shocking results was witnessed in the Chinese region were we saw a team prevailing against all the odds. […]

EG & VP qualify for the EPICENTER Major

The regional qualifiers of the EPICENTER Major have concluded. The NA region will be represented by it best team, Evil Geniuses. EG have secured qualification for The International 2019. Nonetheless, it doesn’t stop them to claim a spot for the last Major of the year. The team aims to prepare itself for the most prestigious […]

SEA, Chinese, and SA qualifiers of the EPICENTER Major come to an end

Let’s have a look at the teams that qualified for the Major. TNC are back The last Major of the event is all set to take place on 22nd June. With more than a month remaining, the qualifiers of the competition are keeping the fans glued to their screens. Since all the teams are fighting […]

G2 dominates Liquid in the grand final of MSI 2019

After weeks of highly entertaining action, wee saw two western team make their way to the grand finale. Yet after brutal domination, G2 proclaimed the title of MSI 2019 champions. The day before the final we say some surprising results from the semifinal stage. Bothe favourites of the competition, China’s Invictus Gaming and Korea’s SK […]

Respawn announces plenty of bug fixes for next update of Apex Legends

In the next update for Apex Legends, developers will partially fix sound problems and some known gameplay bugs. Respawn Entertainment studio unveiled the details to the community on the subreddit of the game. Sound Bugs Representatives of the company assured that after the update, problems with sound will occur quite less, and they are unlikely […]

NA region rises from the depths at LoL MSI 2019

For a lot of years, the competitive landscape of NA League of Legends was a joke to the other top regions. Many analysts and critics rated North American teams as chokers on the international stage. We believe that they were right since looking at the competitive history of MSI and Worlds the North American teams […]

Mousesports edge past Valiance; win The Grand Final of DreamHack Open Tours 2019

The Grand Final of DreamHack Open Tours 2019 was played between Mouz and Valiance. The Best of Three series saw mouz take it away with a scoreline of 16-12 on Train and 16-11 on Mirage. The Europeans make this their first LAN victory after revamping their roster following an exit at the European Minor Scoreline: […]

LoL News: Europe’s G2 Esports Takes MSI 2019 over Team Liquid

ESTNN breaks down the MSI Finals between North America’s Team Liquid and Europe’s G2 Esports The Mid-Season Invitational’s Dramatic Conclusion It’s safe to say that the honeymoon phase of defeating world-renowned legends SKT T1 pales in comparison to the accomplishment of finally giving Europe its first taste of major gold in 8 years. The west […]

Starladder announces China and Oceania invited teams for Asia Minor Closed Qualifiers

Starladder have revealed the invites for the upcoming Closed Qualifiers for the Asia Minor which is set to take place in the first week of June. The China Closed Qualifier takes place from June 6-8 with 16 teams battling for 2 spots. Out of that, 8 teams to be invited include the likes of favourites […]

Valve announced important dates for the upcoming competitions

Valve has recently unveiled the important dates for the qualifiers of the ImbaTV Dota 2 Minor and the Short film contest. Let’s have a look at the details of both announcements. Valve officially revealed to the Dota 2 community that ImbaTV and StarLadder will be organizing the last Minor of the 2018-2019 Dota Pro Circuit. […]

MIBR qualifies for ESL Pro League Season 9

MIBR defeated Renegades 2-0 and secured qualification for the finals of the ESL Pro League Season 9 tournament. The win came in the best of three series with an incredible performance from the Brazilians. they won 16-2 on the Mirage and had a bit of tough time on Train with a 16-14 win. The […]

ESL announces the groups for ESL One Birmingham 2019

The ESL One Birmingham 2019 is all set to take place in a few weeks. The organizers have recently unveiled the groups, and it seem like we will have three of the best teams in the world in a single group. Let’s have a look at each group. The group of death The Group A […]

NA takes on EU in the grand finale of MSI 2019

If there is one thing that League of Legends has taught us, it is that: You should never underestimate your opponents. Proof of this statement are the two teams that will fight in the final of the MSI. Both G2 and Team Liquid have beaten the favourites of the competition for the opportunity to win […]

Vertigo receives backlash from CSGO pros due to site layout

Earlier this year, CSGO Dev pushed an update to the game which updated the altered the Active Duty Map Pool. Cache was taken out and replaced by a recently reworked Vertigo. The map has gained interest in the professional scenario after Nordavind played the first ever professional game on the map and thrashed AGO with […]

ILG Cup season 3 Announced

LXG today announced season 3 of INDIAN LAN GAMING Cup, which is set to begin in June featuring a prize pool of Rs 1.6 crore, out of which 1.1 crore will be in cash and the other 50 lac would be redeemable for gaming gear. The tournament will take place in 20 cities, including […]

Team Envy to Replace Jdm – Report

According to prominent esport journalist Jarek “DeKay” Lewis, the North-American organization is looking for potential replacements as they plan to bench Josh “jdm” Marzano. Josh joined Envy is September 2018 along with Kory ‘SEMPHIS’ Friesen, Noah ‘Nifty’ Francis, Taylor ‘Drone’ Johnson and Steven ‘reltuC’ Cutler. After a series of unsatisfied results, the lineup went through […]

Carlos ‘Ocelote’ Rodriguez: ‘You Will Know This is the G2 Esports Headquarters’

With considerably less infrastructure required compared to a sports training ground, esports team offices often act as dual headquarters for management, and a place for players to practice. Carlos “Ocelote” Rodriguez, a former esports player, founder and CEO of G2 Esports , has taken his Berlin-based company to a new dedicated office space. The result is… […]

Esports Leaders Talk Overwatch, Call of Duty and the Evolution of the Esports Industry

OverActive Media , the esports organization behind the Overwatch League’s Toronto Defiant team, hosted their first OAM UpFront event in downtown Toronto on the evening of May 16. OAM recently purchased team Splyce, acquired a spot in the upcoming Call of Duty franchised league, and received an investment from rapper The Weeknd. The event, called […]

Dota 2: MDL Disneyland Paris Major Meta Analysis

A few days have passed since the end of one of the most interesting DPC events yet. However, the qualifiers for the final Major of the year – EPICENTER are on their way. As we know, each tournament has its own unique meta that sometimes differs from the pub meta. It is time to look […]

Here’s what you should know about CS:GO

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive was launched in 2012 by Valve. To this day, it is one of the most successful titles of the eSports industry. The game is the successor to Counter-Strike: Source, which was one of the most prestigious title in the early 2000s. The success of the franchise was replicated in CS: […]

Wick’s Bounty arrive in Fortnite

On thursday Fortnite launched a new special event and skin to celebrate  the premiere of John Wick’s third film. In partnership with the film franchise, Epic Games’ Battle Royale features an official skin of the main character, played by actor Keanu Reeves. We also see the arrival of  a new LTM squad mode named “Wick’s […]

MIBR qualifies for ECS finals

MIBR beat Team Liquid 2-0 last night and won the finals of the fourth week of ECS Season 7. the team led by Gabriel “FalleN” Toledo won 16-6 on Mirage and 16-11 on Vertigo. Although it is only a qualifying stage, this is the first victory of the team in a final since it recruited […]

Team Liquid takes down Invictus Gaming at LoL MSI 2019

The first round of the playoffs started with the confrontation between Team Liquid against the favourites, Invictus Gaming. The NA side fought against the world to beat the reigning world champions 3-1 and eliminate them from the MSI 2019. Game 1 The match started with both teams competing for supremacy from the first minute. Gao […]

Pulling out the best contender between G2 Esports and SK Telecom T1

Let’s have a comprehensive look into the semifinalists of MSI 2019 and see which team will come out top. G2 eSports G2 has performed quite superbly coming into in this. Apart from their 0-2 record against the bottom last team of the group stage, Phong Vũ Buffalo. The side has made a number of noticeable […]

Latest scandals and news in the League of Legends

Let’s have a look at some of the latest stories in world of League of Legends that will surely worth your time. Riot not interested to change employee contracts Riot Games recently responded to the demands of employees who on May 6 called a strike at the company’s office. The developers of League of Legends […]

Riot Games to Create Governing Body for Collegiate League of Legends Esports

Riot Games is creating a stand-alone governing body for collegiate League of Legends  esports, according to a source. The move comes weeks after the NCAA BOG decided not to establish a framework for esports governance, and further entrenches the precedent that game publishers, not the NCAA or other third parties, will control… […]

NCAA Votes to Not Govern Collegiate Esports

The NCAA’s Board of Governors voted to table the issue of governing and holding championships for collegiate esports, reports Sports Business Journal. The collegiate sports organization had explored the topic with help from a consultancy firm, to see how it could approach esports and overcome challenges. Esports games such as League of Legends and Rocket… […]

X-Bet.co Rampage Series #5 will see the best SEA Dota 2 teams in action

The X-Bet.co Rampage Series #5 is an online tournament hosted by X-bet.co for South East Asian teams. With the current lull in Dota 2 esports LANs, South East Asian Dota 2 fans have something to look forward to. With a prize pool of € 5,000 EUR, there are many local teams vying to win this […]

MIBR clinches spot at the ESL Pro League season 9 finals

MIBR have secured their spot in the ESL Pro League season nine finals yesterday, sweeping Renegades. They join fellow Brazilians Luminosity and Detona at the 16-team event featuring some of the best CS:GO teams in the world. The competition started for MIBR on 14th May against Isurus, compLexity, and Renegades. They played bo3 series against […]

BLAST Pro Series, Astralis & the surrounding controversy

Astralis, BLAST Pro Series and their parent organization, RFRSH Entertainment has been under the radar as they have become the center of controversy and gratuitous decisions. Be it skipping tier one events or the exclusivity of BLAST Pro Series, neither of them is not received well by the community. If Team Liquid are really skipping […]

Update: Echo Fox Working With ‘Highest Level of Urgency’ to Meet LCS Demand of ‘Corrective Action’

Update: Echo Fox has responded saying it is trying to work quicker than the timeframe imposed by the LCS: “We are working with the highest level of urgency to remove the investor from the Echo Fox organization. Our internal timeline has always been shorter than the one announced yesterday by Riot Games, with whom we… […]

Gameloft to host first ever esports tournament for Asphalt Mobile series

Gameloft the mobile developer behind big titles such as Asphalt series, Nova series, Uno, etc. is all set to host its first ever esport tournament for Asphalt 9: Legends. Today the company made a joint announcement with Xiaomi’s Black Shark gaming brand about the “Asphalt Esports Series”. The esports Series is set to start from […]

New Scheduling for Dota 2 Majors Helps MDL See Increased Viewership on Twitch

Following The International in 2018, Dota 2  developer Valve  announced plans for a reworked professional circuit schedule for the game that would include five Majors and Minors for the 2018-2019 season. The plan came after a 2017-2018 season that included a hectic schedule of nine Majors that was back-loaded with three of them happening in May… […]

HIVE Berlin Esports Business Conference 2019 Video Directory

On April 11, 2019, over 150 esports industry professionals came together in Berlin, Germany, for the HIVE Esports Business Conference. Thought leaders, brand representatives, executives, and more shared their insights, made connections, learned about the industry, and watched a fashion show where models put on an energized dance performance bedecked in esports apparel. For a taste… […]

Tencent Revenues Up 16% for Q1 2019; Will ‘Invigorate’ Game Business With Mobile Titles

Tencent reported total revenues of ¥85.5B RMB for Q1 2019, up 16% YoY from ¥73.5B in Q1 2018. Smartphone game revenues declined 2% YoY to ¥21.2B due to fewer game releases, but user engagement increased due to international battle royale titles. Tencent says it is “invigorating” its game business with mobile… […]

The Mid-Season Invitational Semifinals: SKT T1 Vs. G2 Esports

The Semifinals of MSI is upon us. The teams that made it through are exactly the ones you’d expect: G2, SKT, Invictus Gaming, and Team Liquid. The second Semifinal will be SKT versus G2, so let’s take a look at it. The Teams SKT T1 The three-time world champions are back on the international stage […]

Zonic answers the critics for missing out BLAST Pro Series

Astralis coach Danny zonic Sorensen commented on the latest statements from fans that the team is paying too much attention to the BLAST Pro Series tournaments and refusing to participate in other CS: GO championships. In an interview, Sorensen said that Astralis has the same obligations to BLAST as other participants in the season. According […]

The underdogs of MSI 2019

Before the start of the playoff we will analyze the underdogs of the MSI 2019. Do they have what takes to compete against IG and SK? Let’s have a look. G2 Esports and the Struggle for Consistency In the early stages of the competition the French side, G2 was rated as the team that can […]

Complexity Gaming Partners with Mamba Sports Academy, HyperX for Mind Gym

Complexity Gaming has unveiled a Mind Gym at its new GameStop Performance Center headquarters, which offers mental training and recovery activities. The facility was built in partnership with Kobe Bryant’s Mamba Sports Academy, and also features HyperX headsets. The GameStop Performance Center also features a Miller Lite Player Lounge via a sponsorship deal with MillerCoors…. […]

ScreaM acclaimed as top CSGO player with most headshots

While being called “Headshot Machine” was fully justified, there was no stat to back up that Adil ‘ScreaM’ Benrlitom really was a headshot master. Until now. A video posted by Youtuber CliperinoPP shows a timeline of the number of headshots hit by professional players over the years and as of today, it is topped by […]

OverActive Media Acquires MediaXP, Forms OAM LIVE Division

OverActive Media has acquired esports-centric events company MediaXP, and formed its own OAM LIVE division as a result. OAM LIVE will offer partners “an end-to-end solution” for esports and gaming events and broadcasts,” said CEO Chris Overholt. MediaXP founder Ken Silva has joined OverActive Media in an unspecified role. OverActive Media  today announced the acquisition… […]

Gen.G Signs Douyu as Chinese League of Legends Streaming Partner

Livestreaming platform Douyu has been named the official Chinese streaming partner of Gen.G’s League of Legends team. Gen.G may pursue similar deals for its other teams, possibly with different streaming platforms. In April, Gen.G raised $46M USD from various investors, while Douyu filed for a potential $500M U.S. IPO with the New York Stock Exchange…. […]

Inside Complexity Gaming’s Rebrand, Alignment with Dallas Cowboys

Earlier this month, Complexity Gaming  unveiled a significant rebranding effort, trading the red-and-black aesthetic that defined its previous 16 years of existence for a new, yet familiar blue-and-white palette and star logo. They’re familiar because they are the colors and logo of the NFL’s Dallas Cowboys, which became Complexity’s sister company when Cowboys owner Jerry… […]

Fortnite Season 9 Content Overshadows World Cup Qualifying Efforts on Twitch

For the past month, top Fortnite  players across the globe have been competing in an attempt to qualify for this summer’s World Cup event that will bring with it a sizeable $30M prize pool. While not every influencer involved in competing has managed to benefit from streaming their qualification attempts, top broadcasters like Tyler “Ninja”… […]

Complexity Gaming enters in partnership with MillerCoors

North American esports giant Complexity Gaming has entered in a strategic partnership with MillerCoors, the brewing company famous for their alcoholic beverage brand Miller. As a part of the deal, Miller Lite will be the exclusive alcoholic beverage of Complexity Gaming. This will be a first significant move for MillerCoors to enter in the Esports […]

STILL8 CEO Wants to Globalize Team Griffin and Korean Esports

Seo “Shark” Kyung-jong began his pro gaming career in 2002, at the age of 15. His transition from player to caster, following eight years of competition in StarCraft: Broodwar , is now a fairly common path that many players walk once their career ends. But only a handful have taken his next step of entrepreneurship; building a… […]

Shroud reveals future plans for Apex Legends

Recently in his stream Shroud has given interesting insights for the future of Apex Legends. Let’s have a look at what he has to say. Possibility of economy in competitive Shroud revealed that the developers of Apex Legends considered the possibility of adding an economic system to professional matches, as in CS: GO. Participants in […]

MiBR advances to the grand finals of ECS Season 7

MIBR was victorious against eUnited as they beat them 2-0 last night. This win ensures that the Brazilians now advance to the finals of the fourth week of ECS Season 7. The two sides competed on Mirage, Nuke and Inferno with the scoreboard showing 16-6, 4-16 and 16-14 in favor of the side led by […]

The golden teams of LoL MSI 2019 playoffs

After fourteen days of exciting actions, the group stage of the MSI 2019 has come to an end. We now know the four teams that will be competing for Supremacy in the playoffs of one of the most prestigious competitions. In the group stage we had the pleasure of witnessing some exciting duels. So far […]

Valve makes economy update in CS: GO

Less than 12 hours ago Valve introduced a new update for CS: GO. This update includes some interesting changes to the economy of the game. The developer has also introduces new changes for the game’s battle royale mode, Danger Zone. The update also adds, a new button labelled as  “Looking to Play”. This feature will […]

Patch 9.01 arrives in Fortnite

Epic Games has issued the patch notes for the Fortnite update 9.01. It features all changes that will arrive in the game in few hours. Players of Battle Royale will welcome  the tactical assault rifle a new weapon, which is particularly suitable for fighting in a small space. In addition, there are balancing changes and […]

John Wick is coming up to Fortnite

The developer of Fortnite, Epic Games has recently announced an upcoming limited time mode in the next few days. The official account of Fortnite recently tweeted some interesting emojis that are reference to the movie. The account tweeted money bags, a pencil and a man with a dog. This is more than a hint for […]

Lenovo North America to Sponsor Team SoloMid Training Facility Lounge

Team SoloMid has added Lenovo North America as its official PC sponsor. Lenovo will outfit the Lenovo Legion Lounge at TSM’s upcoming Los Angeles training facility with PC hardware. Lenovo will also hold exclusive events and giveaways with TSM. Team SoloMid  today announced a partnership with Lenovo North America, with the PC hardware company… […]

LCS Instructs Echo Fox to Take ‘Corrective Action’ Over Alleged Racist Comments

The LCS has concluded a preliminary investigation into alleged racist comments by an Echo Fox shareholder. Echo Fox has 60 days to take “corrective action” or the LCS will take its own formal action against the organization. The LCS reiterated its stance against “hate speech, threats, and bigotry.” The League of Legends  Championship Series … […]

Invictus Gaming Partners With Lilbetter, Epic Games Store Opens in China

Last week saw a number of interesting developments in China’s gaming and esports industry, including a new game platform operated in China, an esports