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PUBG: New State Reaches Five Million Pre-Registrations In A Week

The new sequel of PUBG Mobile is setting milestones before its launch. PUBG New State hits over five million pre-registrations in a week. The game posted from its official Twitter account expressing gratitude towards the players who pre-registered for the game on Google Play Store. You did it! We did it! Thanks to our AMAZING […]

Best Valorant Agents For Beginners

These are the best Agents that new players should pick up to learn Valorant. Valorant is a relatively new game with many nuances and intricacies that will take new players a while to catch up on. Pile on the fact that the game is regularly patched and you have a recipe for a title that […]

Na’Vi Announces Rainbow Six Siege Roster Changes

An update has been made to NAVI’s Six Siege team in the 2021 European League. Starting March 18, Natus Vincere’s Rainbow Six Siege team will have two new players for the European League 2021. Both Nathan “Nathan” Sharp and Rickard “Secretly” Olofsson will be joining NAVI’s roster. Meet our renewed roster for the upcoming #R6EUL […]

Bren Esports Reveals LoL Wild Rift Team

Bren Esports unveiled their expansion into League of Legends: Wild Rift. The Filipino organization, Bren Esports, revealed on Facebook yesterday, March 4, that they are expanding into another game with a new Wild Rift roster. Wild Rift is the mobile component of the popular multiplayer online battle arena, League of Legends. Bren’s new team consists […]

Opinion: Sponsors Need to Fight to Save the LCS Import Rule

The League of Legends esports world has been lit aflame this week thanks to reporting from Travis Gafford that the LCS team owners are actively petitioning Riot Games to remove the import rule which requires a set number of active players on any team to be North American residents. The rule change request is in […]

paiN Gaming Launches Influencers House Lifestyle Project

Following a model that was established in Brazil from Final Level and LOUD content creation, the esports organization paiN Gaming is also launching its own project in which five selected influencers will live and produce gaming lifestyle-based content. The mansion is located in the São Paulo district Alphavile. paiN Gaming expects to generate more engagement […]

ESL and Network Next announce partnership

The COVID shifted the entire esports landscape to online play and LAN events and it’s been over a year since any major event has seen the face of LAN. Professional players are constantly haunted by the uncertainties surrounding network connectivity. To remedy the issue to some extent leading tournament organizer ESL has joined forces with […]

Valorant: Excel Esports Moves Into Valorant With Davidp Signing

Excel Esports has announced its latest esports title move as they enter Valorant with the signing of former G2 Esports player David “Davidp” Prins. Excel Esports has made a name for itself in the LEC and Fortnite. And now, with this signing, Excel is moving into its third esports title. Davidp will join the new […]

Fortnite: World Cup Champion Nyhrox Signs With Nordavind DNB

Nordavind expands its roster to include a Fortnite World Cup Champion. Emil “Nyhrox” Bergquist Pedersen is the newest member of the Nordic esports organization known as Nordavind DNB. The Norwegian-based brand currently represents teams in Counter-Strike, League of Legends, and recently established its presence in Fortnite Battle Royale. Nordavind’s latest pick-up became a household name […]

TNC Predator Completes Their New Roster With Boomy And Bok

TNC Predator welcomes former Omega Esports players Marvin “Boomy” Rushton and Jun “Bok” Kanehara. TNC foresees a strong comeback while removing the language barrier and forming a team with all Filipino players. Boomy and Bok, the former Omega Esports players were welcomed by TNC Predator in their teams on social platforms. Bok will be taking […]

How To Unlock And Use Valor Points In WoW: Shadowlands

The release of patch 9.0.5 sees the return of the Valor Points system to World of Warcraft. With it, sees Mythic Plus players able to purchase loot in a similar way to those in PVP. With Season One of Shadowlands, fans had a lot of issues with gearing up their characters. With lower loot drops […]

David Dobrik denies sexual assault claims

This allegation came in light of several other claims of harassment against him which puts him in hot water. The post David Dobrik denies sexual assault claims appeared first on TalkEsport. Read More

Allied Esports Entertainment Receives $100M Acquisition Proposal

Nasdaq-traded Allied Esports Entertainment received an unsolicited proposal from casino and racetrack operator Bally’s Corporation to acquire all of the outstanding equity interest of Allied Esports for $100M USD. Bally’s proposal competes with Allied Esports agreement with Element Partners to sell all of the equity interests of Club Services, an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of Allied […]

Peking University Launches Training Class for Esports Management Talents

China’s top educational institution, Peking University, announced that it has launched a three-month-long training class from Jan. 16 –  April 11, targeting people who want to become management talents in the esports industry. The class is aimed at developing top esports industrial talents. Wenyi He, secretary of the Peking University National Sports Industry Research Foundation […]

Engine Media Holdings Closes $15M Private Placement

Toronto Stock Exchange Venture Exchange listed Engine Media Holdings announced that it has closed a $15M USD private placement of 2M units at a price of $7.50 per unit. The company’s executive chairman Tom Rogers, CEO Lou Schwartz, and board member Hank Ratner, as well as Origin House […]

Noble and Premier Jump on Chess Hype Train With New Player Signings

Two more esports organizations have joined the growing online chess craze, with Premier signing ChessCoachNet host Frank Johnson and Noble recruiting National Master James Canty III. Johnson has been streaming on Twitch since 2017, while Canty launched his Twitch channel in 2018. The players join the likes of Hikaru Nakamura and Alexandra and Andrea Botez […]

HyperX Signs on as First Sponsor for FACEIT Collegiate Leagues

Online competition platform and tournament organizer FACEIT has announced HyperX as the first sponsor for its Collegiate Leagues program. The partnership will cover programs for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, League of Legends, and Valorant.  The FACEIT Collegiate Leagues will have a combined $55K USD prize pool across the three games, and feature an All Stars event […]

Ghost Gaming Announces Partnership With RESPAWN Products

Atlanta-based esports organization Ghost Gaming has secured RESPAWN Products as its exclusive gaming furniture partner. RESPAWN will provide its gaming chairs and desks to Ghost players and content creators. Last month, RESPAWN signed a strategic partnership agreement with Zoomph to gather data on social engagement for its activations, and became the official gaming furniture partner […]

New Map Shipment To Arrive With CoD Mobile Season 2

COD Mobile’s famous Shipment map is coming once again in season 2. Only this time with some interesting changes. Activision has confirmed the legendary modern warfare map with its inclusion in the new public beta for the season 2 update. The update also contains other exciting additions to the game. 👍🏻 You guessed it… and […]

Fortnite: Leaks Confirm Ant-Man As Next Cross-Over

Ant-Man is the next hunter in Season 5. Fortnite’s Chapter 2 – Season 5 collaboration train rolls on as Epic Games and the entire fandom prepares for next season. However, this season of Fortnite has been nothing short of spectacular. The different universes that Epic has managed to work with are nothing short of impressive. […]

CoD: Best FFAR 1 Class Setup For Warzone Season 2

One of the fastest killing weapons in the game stayed in the meta for season 2. The FFAR 1 has been the weapon of choice for many players since the integration between Black Ops Cold War and Warzone. With an exceptionally fast fire rate, the FFAR can be used as more of an SMG, even […]

Sky Esports partners with Supercell for the Brawl Stars Championship 2021

For the second year, Indian esports company Sky Esports has partnered with Supercell for the Brawl Stars Championship 2021. As a part of this partnership, Sky Esports will be hosting a Hindi livestream for the Championship.  The first monthly finals for the Brawl Stars Championship 2021 will kick-off tomorrow for the EECA (Eastern Europe and […]

DreamHack Masters Spring Closed Qualifier: All you need to know

Earlier today, DreamHack on Twitter revealed their invites for the upcoming DreamHack Masters Spring Closed Qualifier consisting of 4 teams from Europe and two from the North American Region. In total, the former has been allocated 8 spots at the same while the latter will feature 4 teams who will lock horns in a bid […]

“It Takes Two” Director Thinks Cyberpunk 2077 Got Unfair Amount Of Criticism

Founder of Hazelight Studios, Film Director, and Game Designer, Josef Fares think consumers went too hard on Cyberpunk 2077’s launch mayhem. Josef is well known for giving hit two-player coop games like Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons and A Way Out .  In absence of E3, Geoff Keighley is going around social media […]

Top 5 Best Guns In PUBG Mobile Season 17

Looking at the top five weapons easy pick up’s while looting resources in PUBG Mobile. PUBG Mobile has a plethora of weapons to offer. The developers have categorized the guns depending on functionality and usage in the game. Sniper rifles can take long range engagements while SMGs can burst enemy players down at short range. […]

CS:GO: Dreamhack Masters Spring Open Qualifier — Day 1 Results

Eight teams remain after a series of upsets on Day One, including Fnatic as one of the biggest upsets. Russia’s 81st ranked GROND narrowly lost to Nordavind which was 22 places behind the Russians in the world rankings. This will certainly impact GROND’s quick rise in the world rankings since the start of the year. […]

CS:GO: KennyS Benched In G2 Roster Changes

G2 star AWPer Kennys has been benched after lackluster results. G2 Esports decided to relegate Kenny “KennyS” Schrub to the bench of its CS:GO squad. This after a series of disappointing places and an anemic personal performance by the 25-year old AWPer. In an official statement, team coach, Damien “maLeK” Marcel, said that it would […]

Fortnite: Team Heretics Add European Players k1nzell, Packo & Miro

Spanish esports organization Team Heretics has added more Fortnite players to its roster. K1nzell, Packo and Miro are the newest members of Team Heretics, the organization announced today. Co-owned by the iconic content creator, David “TheGrefg” Cánovas Martínez, this Spanish brand involved itself in the competitive Fortnite scene back in 2018. Players from Spain primarily […]

KennyS benched, JaCkz to start for G2 Esports

The Multi-talented french side has placed the veteran AWPer on the bench after a string of palling results with the team. G2 Esports on Twitter have announced the benching of Kenny “KennyS” Schrub from their active CSGO division while they bring back Audric “⁠JaCkz⁠” Jug on the roster. This news comes after a series of […]

$10K EpikWhale Cup Format, Scoring System, Start Date & How To Register

Professional Fortnite player EpikWhale is getting a competition. Shane “EpikWhale” Cotton, who won two Fortnite Champion Series events and placed third at the Fortnite World Cup, is the scene’s latest player to have a tournament in his name. He follows Mongraal, MrSavage, benjyfishy and several others who have earned the same honor. Each creator […]

Fortnite: Epic Clarifies ‘Confusing’ Shakedown/Intentional Disconnect Rule, Lifts All Bans

Epic addresses a controversial rule that has led to many bans in the competitive scene. Competitive Fortnite is on the brink of the year’s most significant event thus far – the Fortnite Champion Series . Players have been competing for three straight months in Chapter 2 – Season 5 to prepare themselves for the FNCS […]

YMCA Partners With LeagueSpot For National Esports Pilot Program

The YMCA will announce later today that it is working with Chicago-based tournament platform operator LeagueSpot to build out a national esports pilot program within the storied national community organization‘s 2,300 centers across the United States that want to participate.  LeagueSpot signed a partnership to begin work on this project with the YMCA in December […]

CS:GO: Triumph Gaming Welcomes Cynic

Triumph announces the addition of David “cynic” Polster on a trial basis. Triumph Gaming released an update on March 3, 2021 for their CS:GO team, adding David “cynic” Polster to the roster. The 21-year-old has been added to the team in a trial position, in place of a benched player. Cynic has played with two […]

MaxRacer Sponsors Brazilian “eNational Team”

The gaming chair brand MaxRacer is the first sponsor of the Brazilian “eNational Team,” an initiative by the Brazilian Soccer Confederation managed by E-Flix eSports. The team represents Brazil in international FIFA 21 and Pro Evolution Soccer competitions, currently focusing mainly on the EA Sports’ game. The two-year sponsorship […]

YMCA Partners With LeagueSpot For National Esports Pilot Program

The YMCA will announce later today that it is working with Chicago-based tournament platform operator LeagueSpot to build out a national esports pilot program within the storied national community organization‘s 2,300 centers across the United States that want to participate.  LeagueSpot signed a partnership to begin work on this project with the YMCA in December […]

Team Vitality Secures Sponsorship With SCUF Gaming

French esports organization Team Vitality has announced a partnership with gaming controller brand SCUF Gaming. The partnership will focus on Team Vitality’s FIFA, Fortnite, and Rocket League players . Additional activation details will be revealed later in the year. Team Vitality has significantly expanded its partnership portfolio […]

Tribe Gaming Re-Joins Team Razer With New Partnership Deal

Mobile-focused esports organization Tribe Gaming has announced a new partnership deal with gaming peripherals manufacturer Razer. Razer will serve as the team’s exclusive peripheral partner, and become the presenting sponsor of Tribe’s weekly “Tribe Thursday” YouTube series. Additionally, the companies will collaborate with universities near Tribe’s headquarters in Austin, Texas to develop a scholarship. The […]

Krafton to focus on PUBG Mobile India release

Krafton reportedly plans to focus on the launch of PUBG Mobile India and will not start pre-registration process of PUBG New State till then. The post Krafton to focus on PUBG Mobile India release appeared first on TalkEsport. Read More

Fortnite: FNCS Chapter 2 – Season 5 European Semi-Finals/Heats Preview

ESTNN highlights all European heats ahead of this weekend’s FNCS Chapter 2 – Season 5 Semi-Finals. For the last three weeks, competitive Fortnite players across all seven regions endured grueling days and long hours preparing for this weekend, which is the Fortnite Champion Series Semi-Finals. Epic Games kept the same general format intact by […]

FaZe Clan Announces Rainbow Six Siege Roster Ahead Of Season 2021

Cameram4n is back with a few Brazilian Champions in tow. Today, FaZe Clan announced their 2021 Season R6S starting lineup. Rejoining them is Gabriel “cameram4n” Hespanhol, along with Lucas “soulz1” Schinke, Jaime “cyb3r” Ramos and José “Bullet1” Victor. These four all claimed the titles of Brazilian Champions after winning Brasileirão 2020. They’ll join Leonardo “Astro” Luis and […]

Gillette Gaming Alliance Returns With Big Stars Like Dr Lupo and Lando Norris

Procter & Gamble brand Gillette is bringing back its Gaming Alliance endorsement program for 2021, with 11 streamers taking part including newcomers in Formula 1 star Lando Norris and the record-breaking Spanish Twitch personality theGrefg. This is the third year of the program, which Gillette formed as a way to help market its shaving and […]

Evil Genuises Partner With Bud Light for League of Legends-Focused Content

Seattle-based Evil Geniuses has named Bud Light as its newest partner and the official beer of the organization. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. As part of the deal, EG and Bud Light will create co-branded content across their respective Twitch channels featuring the most popular players from its League of Legends […]

Led by NetEase, Theorycraft Games Raises $37.5M in Series A Round

Theorycraft Games, a new game development company founded by Riot Games, Bungie, Blizzard, and Valve Software veterans, announced that it has raised $37.5M in a Series A funding round led by NetEase, Inc. Additional investors include NEA, BITKRAFT Ventures, Griffin Gaming Partners, SISU Game Ventures, and “a small group of strategic angel investors.” Theorycraft will […]

ESL Gaming Australia Signs Partnership Deal With EPOS

EPOS has become the latest partner of ESL ANZ Champs through a two-year deal with ESL Gaming Australia. According to a release, this is the first multi-year deal for the regional esports league. EPOS audio peripherals will be used by on-air talent during ESL ANZ Champs broadcasts. So far this year, EPOS has expanded its […]

New England Patriots Tap Esports Entertainment Group as Official Esports Tournament Provider

Esports Entertainment Group has expanded its portfolio of traditional sports team partners, adding the New England Patriots and New England Revolution. Both teams will utilize EEG as their official esports tournament provider through a multi-year sponsorship agreement with Kraft Sports and Entertainment. EEG will utilize Patriots and Revolution branding, tickets, and player appearances to promote […]

Fnatic and LeTou Renew Partnership for 2021

London-based esports organization Fnatic has announced that  it has renewed its partnership with LeTou, a global online gaming entertainment service. With a previous partnership deal signed in 2019 that was set to expire this year, the two have signed a one-year deal that will run through 2021. While financial details of the partnership were not […]

Dota 2: The Five Most Successful Heroes In The Divine/Immortal Bracket

ESTNN breaks down the most successful Dota 2 heroes in the highest bracket. After the end of the groups in the DPC, we have a few days until the start of the first Major of the year. That’s why we wanted to take a look at some of the most successful heroes in the highest […]

Game-Breaking Valorant Bug Makes Astra Get Stuck in Astral Form

It has only been two days since the official release of Valorant’s newest agent, Astra, and it seems like players have already discovered some game-breaking bugs involving the controller. While it’s unclear how the bug is replicated, it can be pretty disastrous for your team in case you experience it first-hand. This bug makes Astra […]

EVOS Esports Partners With Hepmil Creators’ Network for Indonesian Market

Southeast esports organization EVOS Esports announced a partnership with Hepmil Creators’ Network for the Indonesian market. EVOS made the announcement during a Clubhouse event Wednesday evening. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Under the terms of the deal, EVOS and HCN will offer brands and advertisers in Indonesia “premium inventory on YouTube” […]

Overwolf Names Shahar Sorek as its New CMO

Overwolf, the company behind an all-in-one technology platform that enables creators to build, distribute, and monetize in-game apps and mods, announced that it has brought on Shahar Sorek as its new chief marketing officer. Shahar has more than 12 years of experience working in the games and technology space and once held an advisory position […]

CoD: Best FARA 83 Class Setup For Warzone

The new DLC weapon packs a punch, so here’s the best loadout for Warzone. Season Two of Black Ops Cold War and Warzone brought some new Operators, Maps, and most importantly new weapons. The FARA 83 is unlocked at Tier 15 in the Battle Pass — and it’s already established itself as one of the […]

FIFA Player Issued Lifetime Ban by EA

Electronic Arts has issued a lifetime ban on an eighteen-year-old male for racist slurs against Ian Wright. Ian Wright may not have gained the justice that he desired from the court system — but Electronic Arts may have given him some rectitude for the verbal abuse he suffered. A judge opted not to impose a […]

Dota 2: Boom Esports Part Ways With Drew

Roster changes are coming in from many teams following the DPC Season 1 of Dota 2; Boom Esports being one of them. Boom Esports have announced that Andrew “Drew” Halim will no longer be a part of their Dota 2 squad going forward. #DOTA2 Today we parted ways with Drew. Thank you very much for […]

Dota 2: Broadcast Talent Announced For The ONE Esports Singapore Major

We’ll be taking a look at the all-star cast delivering commentary, analysis and hosting for the ONE Esports Singapore Major crown. Fans are eagerly awaiting the first Major tournament of 2021 in the Dota Pro Circuit. 18 teams from all over the world will be competing for the prize, held at the Fairmont in Singapore […]

Dota 2: 23savage Takes JaCkky’s Place In T1 Roster

Rising star 23savage has finally found a home with T1. T1 had its fans wondering why it dropped Souliya “JaCkky” Khoomphetsavong from its Dota 2 squad even after he had just helped the team finish third in the Southeast Asia Dota Pro Circuit Season 1: Upper Division. In a previous article, we guessed that T1 […]

How Esports Betting Has Changed Fortnite Gaming

The esports betting industry has grown leaps and bounds in the past couple of years. One of the recent developments is the increased focus traditional bookmakers are giving towards esports. The significant rise in esports betting has increased the number of esports markets available, given way for more teams and events sponsorships, and created special […]

CS:GO Blast Premier NA Qualifiers Get Challengermode Boost For Spring Showdown

Some positive news and opportunities for the North American Counterstrike scene. Challengermode will host the North American Qualifiers for Blast Premier Spring Showdown 2021. It will host three open qualifiers in March, assisting in the qualifying process for the main event. Happy to announce that we’ll be facilitating the North American qualifiers for the #BLASTPremier […]

G4 Executive Hires Signal That Comcast Spectator is Serious About G4 Relaunch

G4, the gaming network that Comcast Spectacor is reincarnating this year, announced this afternoon a handful of executive hires, as it ramps up toward launching this summer. Comcast Spectacor Gaming announced that former Activision Blizzard salesperson Josh Cella, who now serves as chief revenue officer of the division, will lead distribution and monetization efforts for […]

Motorsport Games to Acquire rFactor 2 Developer Studio397 in a $16M Deal

Update: Motorsport Games filed an 8-K report with the Securities and Exchange Commission, which revealed that Motorsport Games will pay Luminis International $16M in exchange for 100% of the share capital of Studio397. The purchase price will be paid in two installments, a $12.8M payment at the closing of the acquisition and a $3.2M payment […]

Krafton Representative states that company cares greatly about Indian Market

Sean Hyunil Sohn, the Head of Corporate Development at KRAFTON Inc. stated that Krafton cares greatly about Indian market of PUBG Mobile and is trying to bring back the game in India. The post Krafton Representative states that company cares greatly about Indian Market appeared first on TalkEsport. Read More

Valorant: VCT European, CIS, And Turkey Masters Format Revealed

A format has been chosen for the first Masters tournament in the European, CIS and Turkish regions. After months of questionable tournament formats and a lack of broadcasted matches, Riot Games has announced the official format for the European regional Masters tournaments. The major events will be a group stage into playoffs format with two […]

Equinox Releases Three Players, No Announcement Made by The Organization

Equinox drops three players from its Valorant roster with no official announcement from the organization itself. The post-Challengers Three roster shuffles have started as teams are looking to reload before the next major qualifier for the Valorant Champions Tour. Equinox seems to be the first to make big moves, dropping three of its players overnight. […]

Bugha’s Valorant Settings, Crosshair, and Config

Kyle “Bugha” Giersdorf is an 18-year-old streamer who hails from Pennsylvania, United States. He is one of the most distinguished Fortnite streamers who currently plays for The Sentinels, an esports organization based in Los Angeles that has teams across games like Fortnite and Valorant. On July 28, 2019, Bugha made history by winning the inaugural […]

Dota 2: Ppd Dropped From Sadboys Roster

Sadboys bids goodbye to ppd after weak run. One of the most storied players in the history of Dota 2 has just been dropped from the Sadboys squad. Peter “ppd” Dager officially announced his departure from the team via Twitter on March 3, 2021. He said he was “officially out of the team”. He added […]

Twitch acknowledges Dr Disrespect permanent ban

No concrete reason was concluded behind his ban and Twitch denied answering any answer related to it. The post Twitch acknowledges Dr Disrespect permanent ban appeared first on TalkEsport. Read More

CoD: Zed To Replace Alexx On London Royal Ravens For Stage 1 Major

Alexx will be replaced by Zed for the upcoming Stage 1 Major. The London Royal Ravens are currently 0-5 in the Call of Duty League this season. While some fans had called for a change already, London had shown signs of improvement, and Alexx was a major part in this. However, today the Royal Ravens […]

CoD: CDL 2021 Stage 1 Major Preview

The seeding for the first Major of the season has been announced. Stage one of the 2021 Call of Duty league season is coming to a close. But before we move on to stage two, we have the Major to get through. The Major sees all 12 teams compete for a prize pool of $500K. […]

Pittsburgh Knights Announces Partnership With Boost Gaming

Esports organization Pittsburgh Knights has secured a partnership with Boost Gaming, an online store for gaming-related gift cards and in-game items created by Blackhawk Network. The partnership will cover Pittsburgh Knights’ full lineup of teams, content creators, and events. Prior to the official announcement, Boost Gaming partnered with the Knights to support the organization’s Rocket […]

Maestro Secures $15M Series B Financing Round, Tripled Revenues in 2020

California-based interactive live streaming platform Maestro Interactive announced that it has secured a $15M USD Series B financing round from investors including NetEase, Sony Music Entertainment, Acronym Venture Capital, Stadia Ventures, Twitch co-founder Kevin Lin, and former Activision Blizzard executives Michael and Amy Morhaime via Moonwell Capital. Its latest financing round increased Maestro’s total funds […]

Zoomph Secures Strategic Partnership With Immortals Gaming Club

Immortals Gaming Club has become the latest esports organization to sign a partnership agreement with social analytics firm Zoomph. As with previous deals, Zoomph will assist IGC in growing and measuring engagement across its social platforms, providing greater insight to partners and aiding in the development of activation strategy. Already this year Zoomph has signed […]

Webedia and Digital Bank Digio Launch Hearthstone Tournament in Brazil

The Brazilian branch of the French websites holding Webedia launched a Hearthstone tournament with sponsorship by the digital bank Digio. The Digio Desafio Hearthstone will feature 8 invited pro players who will compete for a $20K BRL prize pool.  Webedia will broadcast the tournament through the […]

Indian Gaming League Secures $500K Strategic Investment

The Indian Gaming League parent company, House of Gaming Pvt. Ltd., announced that it has raised a $500K USD strategic investment from digital entertainment company Hungama and movie and digital content production company Hindustan Talkies.  The Mumbai-based startup intends to use the investment proceeds to acquire new users and develop additional features to increase […]

DOTA 2: DPC SEA & SA Final Standings

The games in Southeast Asia and South America have ended and standings are clear for DPC Season 1. After weeks of action filled games in both SEA and SA. The picture is clear which teams will attend the Singapore major. From Southeast Asia, Fnatic will play the major playoffs while Neon Esports will battle through […]

CoD: Winners And Losers Of CDL Super Week

Here are the teams whose stock went up, or down, following the CDL Super Week. The Call of Duty League Super Week brought us the CDL action we all know and love. With some shocking results, many teams’ stock has fallen, or risen following the event. So, here’s our winners and losers of the CDL […]

CoD: Oakley Signs Scump As First Esports Athlete

The King joins Oakley as their first esports Athlete. Scump is undoubtedly the most popular Call of Duty professional in the world. With a number of tournaments wins and his 2017 World Championship success, Scump has been loyal to OpTic, and their brands have grown together. Today, Oakley unveiled Scump as their first esports athlete […]

Dota 2: T1 Drops JaCkky From Its Roster After Win

Many fans expressed disappointment after T1 decided to release JaCkky from its roster. In a decision questioned by many fans, T1 released Souliya “JaCkky” Khoomphetsavong. After the carry helped the squad land third place in Season 1 of the DPC in Southeast Asia’s Upper Division. A win that secured a spot for the team in […]

League of Legends: Wild Rift Patch Notes 2.1A

Here are the patch notes for Wild Rift Patch 2.1a Update. Check the changes given below. The post League of Legends: Wild Rift Patch Notes 2.1A appeared first on TalkEsport. Read More

Free Fire: How to get Free Diamonds via March Clips event

Garena has introduced a new method to earn free diamonds in Free Fire using the March Clips event. The post Free Fire: How to get Free Diamonds via March Clips event appeared first on TalkEsport. Read More

Dota 2: TNC Predator Parts Ways With Febby And Kpii

Their replies on Twitter seem to show that the two players’ departure was amicable. There were only tweets of gratitude between the players and the team after both Kim “Febby” Yong-min and Damien “kpii” Chok were released from the roster of the Filipino organization. This development came after TNC Predator failed to reach the first […]

Valorant earned more than CSGO In January 2021

Riot Games’ latest FPS entry and CSGO competitor, Valorant has finally taken over CSGO in terms of revenue earned in 2021. For the first time since its launch in June 2020, Valorant has become the top-grossing FPS title on PC Platform beating Valve’s CSGO and EPIC’s Fortnite.  As per a report by Superdata, Valorant’s total […]

Valorant Devs Considering Changes for New Agent Astra Even Before Her Actual Release

The highly anticipated Episode 2 Act 2 of Riot Games’ competitive shooter Valorant is nearing its release, and the hype surrounding the upcoming agent Astra continues to grow. However, it seems like the developers are considering changes for the controller even before her actual release, as a game-breaking bug has been found by streamers AverageJonas […]

Fortnite: FaZe k1ng Will Relocate To NA East For Next FNCS

Fortnite’s 14-year-old Argentinian prodigy is on the move to the NA East region for next season’s flagship event. The newest FaZe Clan Fortnite player, Thiago “k1ng” Lapp, is heading to North America for the next Fortnite Champion Series competition. Since his breakout performance at the inaugural Fortnite World Cup in 2019, k1ng spent two […]

Seth ‘Scump’ Abner Signed by Oakley as its First Professional Esports Athlete

Some of the most recognizable traditional sports players in the world wear Oakley. Now, Oakley can add Call of Duty League All-Star Seth “Scump” Abner to its roster to go alongside other Oakley athletes such as Patrick Mahomes, JuJu Smith-Schuster, Erika Hara, and others. Abner, who currently plays for OpTic Chicago, is now the first-ever […]

Dota 2: 23savage Makes History, Hits 12,000 MMR

A player has once again redefined the limits of reaching the highest MMR in Dota 2. Nuengnara “23savage” Teeramahanon has become the first player to reach the 12,000 MMR mark in Dota 2. Known for breaking records, the 18-year-old was one of the very few players to reach 10,000 MMR on May 1, last year. […]

Bravado Gaming Squad Makes CS:GO Return

The new roster announced by Bravado is led by Dimitri “Detrony” Hadjipaschali. After the end of Project Destiny, two years ago, Bravado has decided to re-enter Counter-Strike Global: Global Offensive . They do so with a new team led by Dimitri “Detrony” Hadjipaschali. Project Destiny was originally initiated to help the original South African squad […]

Valorant Patch 2.04: New Agent Astra, Tactical VO And Competitive Updates

Patch 2.04 includes major updates including a new agent, tactical voice over , competitive updates and more. The new agent, Astra, has a combination of skills that make her a good option as an attacker or a defender. There’s still much left to learn about Valorant’s newest controller agent but one thing is for certain, […]

Activision to add new mode Tank Battle in COD Mobile

Leaks indicate that Activision is adding a new mode named “Tank Battle” to COD Mobile. The post Activision to add new mode Tank Battle in COD Mobile appeared first on TalkEsport. Read More

IRL Twitch Streamers ImJasmine & Devin Threatened On Stream

ImJasmine and Devin Nash were walking down a road when a group ran into them The post IRL Twitch Streamers ImJasmine & Devin Threatened On Stream appeared first on TalkEsport. Read More

VCT Stage 2 Masters to be held on LAN in Reykjavík, Iceland

Valorant is the latest game from League of Legends developer, Riot Games. It’s proven to be extremely popular with PC players and continues to receive regular updates that tune the competitive nature of the game along with inducing new content every fortnight. This game marks Riot’s major departure from its MOBA past and its closest […]

Epic Games Acquires Fall Guys Maker Tonic Games Group

Fortnite and Unreal Engine maker Epic Games has acquired Tonic Games Group, the developers of the popular battle royale party game, Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed by Epic in its announcement. Epic said in a release that it has no plans to change the gameplay on any of […]

Epic Games Has Aquired Fall Guys Developer Mediatonic

Epic Games has purchased Mediatonic. Fall Guys developer Mediatonic is joining the Epic Games family, according to the game’s official Twitter account. First revealed by video game reporter Jason Screier, the two developers have reached an agreement that moves Mediatonic and all its assets under the Epic Games umbrella. The creators of Fortnite Battle Royale, […]

Marquez Valdes-Scantling Announces Esports Franchise, Trench Made Gaming, With Subnation

Marquez Valdes-Scantling from the Green Bay Packers is entering the esports arena The wide receiver from the Green Bay Packers NFL team, Marquez Valdes-Scantling , has joined forces with Subnation to create Trench Made Gaming . He is not the first NFL star to jump on the esports trend. Others have worked with or created […]

GTA Steals Second Place Again – Weekly Twitch Top 10s, Feb. 22-28

Grand Theft Auto V is having a resurgence that shows no signs of slowing down, causing some interesting shake-ups in the streamer rankings. Valheim also appears to be more than a flash in the pan, though has not risen to the ranks of previous trends like Among Us or Fall Guys. Twitch’s Top Channel – […]

Fortnite: Should Snipers Be Removed From Competitive?

Professional Fortnite players are up-in-arms about the number and impact of sniper rifles. Sniper rifles in competitive Fortnite have been a hot topic through many iterations and seasons of the game. Although a staple in multiple esports titles, Fortnite is a bit different. One crucial headshot snipe can swing momentum in team matches unlike any […]

LoL Wild Rift Patch 2.1a Notes: Katarina Release, New Skins And More!

Riot Games keeps its pledge to keep improving the player experience on Wild Rift. Riot Games is keeping its pledge to improve the world of Wild Rift and is planning to release the latest in March. The latest patch introduces a new champion, buffs and nerfs to balance champion abilities and new items to liven […]

ALDI Sponsors League of Legends Prime League

Regional League of Legends competition Prime League has secured a partnership with supermarket chain ALDI which will serve as the league’s official supplier. The partnership also marks the launch of ALDI Gaming which will serve as the company’s branding dedicated to promotion within and for the German esports market. In January, ALDI France signed a […]

Dairy MAX, Complexity Partner to Promote Nutrition for Esports, Gaming

North America based esports organization Complexity Gaming has partnered with Dairy MAX  to promote esports player performance and proper nutrition. While financial details of the partnership were not disclosed, the deal names Dairy MAX as the official nutrition partner of Complexity and will look to educate the esports community on “the importance of building healthy […]

Green Bay Packers’ Valdes-Scantling Partners With Subnation to Create Esports Team

Another Green Bay Packer is jumping into esports. Marquez Valdes-Scantling,a  stand-out wide receiver for the NFL team, has partnered with Subnation Media, the entertainment holding company focused on the culture of gaming and lifestyle of esports, to build an esports team to compete across various titles.  “Video games have always been a hobby and an […]

Fortnite: What’s New In Patch v15.50? Rapid Fire SMG Returns, Zero Point Changes & More

Find out all of the changes in Fortnite patch 15.50. Fortnite Chapter 2 – Season 5 is nearing its end with only two weeks remaining. Fans have witnessed an incredible amount of character crossovers, new in-game mechanics, weapons and locations this season. Epic Games is starting to roll out changes that may indicate what we […]

Exclusive: Gen.G to Celebrate Int’l Women’s Day For All of March

While it would be prudent to celebrate International Women’s Day on its upcoming March 8 date, Gen.G, the Korean multi-esport organization owned by KSV eSports Korea Inc., will take it a step further–actually 30 more steps. Gen.G announced Tuesday that not only will the organization be celebrating on March 8 but will also run “a […]

LoL: Reginald, Owner Of TSM, Fined $5000

Online outbursts from Andy “Reginald” Dinh, owner of TSM, have landed him in trouble. Twitter witnessed heated arguments between Philippe “Vulcan” Laflamme and Reginald. League of Legends Championship Series has been much in the limelight due to the debatable concerns over import laws. LC fans have been speaking straight from the shoulder and expressing their […]

Fluxo Signs Bank next as Sponsor

A few days after announcing Razer and TNT Energy Drink as sponsors, the recently-founded Brazilian esports organization Fluxo signed the digital bank next as its newest sponsor. The sponsorship is mainly focused on content creation, and next’s logo will be displayed at the main spot of Fluxo’s jersey.  The sponsorship reinforces an approach by next, […]

Motul Sponsors Gran Turismo Sport Circuit in Brazil

Global motor oils and lubricants brand Motul is now the main sponsor of two Gran Turismo Sport tournaments in Brazil, the ApexGT Racing League, which features some of the main South-American pro players, and the ApexGT Access, which is a qualifier for the main competition. Both competitions are organized by Brazilian motor esports promotion company […]

Rainbow Six Siege: G2 Esports’ Pengu retires from Competitive scene

Niclas “Pengu” Mouritzen on Twitter has announced his retirement from 6Siege’s competitive scene.  G2 Esports’ Pengu has decided to end his five year long illustrious career at Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege and transition into the role of a content creator within the organization. If we take a look back at Niclas’s achievements, it all […]

FPX Esports turn to suNny, chrisJ returns to Mousesports’s bench

The Chinese-European Organization decided to consider  Miikka “⁠suNny⁠” Kemppi after their deal with Chris “⁠chrisJ⁠” de Jong fell apart.  After his 1 month stint with FunPlus Phoenix, chrisJ’s loan contract with the former expired after the team decided to pick suNny as a stand-in for their upcoming ESL Pro League Season 13 fixtures, scheduled to […]

Boltz and Fer launch skin store with $1 million investment

The website went live on 1st March 2021, and has over 2000 items listed. The post Boltz and Fer launch skin store with $1 million investment appeared first on TalkEsport. Read More

Elden Ring Trailer footage got leaked online

Back in 2019 at the E3 expo, FromSoftware announced their upcoming title “Elden Ring” in collaboration with George R.R Martin. After which nothing more was revealed about the game except a handful of concept art and an announcement trailer.  The game has been the subject of multiple leaks and rumors since then, with fans speculating […]

CoD: CDL 2021 Power Rankings After Super Week

Here’s our updated Power Rankings following the CDL Super Week. The CDL Super Week brought some incredible action. However, it definitely shook our Power Rankings upa a bit, here they are, updated after the Super Week. 12. London Royal Ravens After going 0-5 in the group, we have no choice but to place the […]

EPIC League Season 3 Announced Ahead of First 2021 Dota 2 Major

The Dota Pro Circuit Season 1 has almost come to an end and we already have an indication of which teams will qualify for the upcoming Dota 2 Major. The ONE Esports Singapore Major will take place from March 27 – April 4, 2020.  EPIC League has announced a Dota 2 tournament to fill the […]

Indian Team “We Support Farmers” qualifies for PMPL NA: Spring Split

An Indian team named “We Support Farmers” is qualified for PUBG Mobile Pro League: North America 2021. The post Indian Team “We Support Farmers” qualifies for PMPL NA: Spring Split appeared first on TalkEsport. Read More

New CSGO Patch Fixes Dropped Weapons Exiting the Play Area

A new update has been shipped to CSGO, and it fixes the age-old bug of weapons being dropped outside of the play area that players have been requesting Valve to fix for quite a while now. While the patch itself is not huge, it delivers some much-needed fixes to the competitive shooter by Valve. Alongside […]

Free Fire Redeem Codes for March 2021

Here is a list of Free Fire redeem codes for March 2021. Use them as soon as you can. The post Free Fire Redeem Codes for March 2021 appeared first on TalkEsport. Read More

eSports iQ Podcast Episode #2 – The Truth About Esports Marketing

The latest episode of the eSports iQ podcast explores how video game content affects esports marketing. Specifically: Video game play and athletics are different mediums Ball-based games attract casual audiences to traditional sports media The importance of video game imagery to the presentation value of esports Brand marketing can add value by filling the gaps […]

Dota 2: Dragon’s Blood Official Trailer Released

The main trailer of Dragon’s Blood, an anime made by Netflix and Dota 2 is now out. The Dragon’s Blood anime is based on Davion, popularly known in-game as Dragon Knight. Valve had first released a couple of teaser trailers, building the hype and spreading the word about their new anime series in conjunction with […]

Valve Drops Dota Plus Spring 2021 Update With New Guild Tier Rewards

ESTNN takes a closer look at what the new Dota Plus Spring Update has brought in for the players. Valve releases seasonal Dota Plus updates, refreshing the content and providing features for its subscribers. The developers have updated Hero Relics, Turbo update, a new seasonal treasure to purchase and refreshed guild quests and rewards. The […]

Riot Games Steps Up Promotion of Valorant Esports

Riot Games is starting to promote Valorant Esports within the full Valorant video game, arming itself with another tool to amplify upcoming events for the growing first-person shooter title. Starting Tuesday, Riot will insert branding for the Valorant Masters including the Valorant Champions Tour tournament at different locations across five different maps that will be […]

Fortnite: How To Get LazarBeam’s ICON Series Skin For Free

Learn all the crucial details about LazarBeam’s ICON Series tournament. Epic Games worked closely with content creator Lannan “LazarBeam” Eacott for the latest installment to the ICON Series. The same collaboration paved the way for personalities like Tyler “Ninja” Blevins, Lachlan “Lachlan” Power, David “TheGrefg” Cánovas and a few others to become a permanent member of […]

The Woeful State Of Drafting In League Of Legends Esports

A meta analysis of competitive drafts in League of Legends shows how teams are failing in their choice of compositions and ability to punish their opponents. Through the first half of the competitive spring split for League of Legends esports teams, many picks have become popular picks and bans in the draft phase. Champions like […]

How to claim your daily check-in rewards in Genshin Impact?

Along with the HoYoLab Community 1.6 update, miHoYo introduced daily check-in rewards in Genshin Impact. You can earn a lot of in-game items by logging into your HoYoLab community account daily. Here is how to claim the rewards: Click here to go to the official HoYoLab community website. Then click on the Daily checking button […]

COD Mobile Redeem Codes For March 2021

COD Mobile has achieved a large amount of success since its launch and occasionally, some redeem codes are released officially or via some influencers as a way to thank the community. Some COD Mobile redeem codes were revealed recently and they offer some quality rewards for free. These rewards can be time-limited or permanent and […]

Halina Malik Leaves Cavs Legion to Join eFuse

Halina Malik has left the Cleveland Cavaliers to join gaming-focused social networking platform eFuse as its new marketing and partnerships manager. Malik, a former pro Call of Duty player and a content creator on Twitch, served as the manager of content and marketing there focusing her attention on promoting its NBA 2K League esports team, […]

CSGO Refutes G2 Esports’ Claims on RMR Capsules

As opposed to some ongoing rumors, it looks like the RMR sticker capsules that were added to CSGO a couple of weeks ago aren’t being discontinued tomorrow, as the developers have confirmed that the exact date of its discontinuation has not yet been revealed. Earlier today, popular esports organization G2 Esports claimed through a story […]

Fortnite: Lazarbeam Is Joining The ICON Series

LazarBeam is ready to reveal his Fortnite ICON Series cosmetic set. Famous Fortnite content creator Lannan “LazarBeam” Eacott will join an exclusive list of influencers in its ICON Series. Over the last year, Epic Games has collaborated with the likes of Tyler “Ninja” Blevins, Lachlan “Lachlan” Power, Kathleen “Loserfruit” Belsten and most recently David “TheGrefg” […]

February Investment Recap: Strategic Acquisitions, Seed-Sized Funding Rounds, and Changing Ownership

During the month of February 2021, The Esports Observer tracked 15 investments raised by esports-relevant companies. Disclosed investments amounted to $1.47B USD, bringing the total sum of disclosed investments in 2021 to $1.67B. Financial terms were not disclosed for all deals highlighted in this article. EA Completes its Acquisition of Codemasters Nasdaq-listed game developer and […]

Why Sykkuno doesn’t play on NoPixel

Now that Among Us has become less efficient in pulling viewers, streamers are shifting to other games that is more fitting to the taste of their audience. The post Why Sykkuno doesn’t play on NoPixel appeared first on TalkEsport. Read More

Brazilian Motorbike Maker Voltz Sponsors Imperial Esports

Brazilian electric motorbikes manufacturer Voltz Motors announced on Monday that it is entering the esports scene by sponsoring Imperial Esports. The agreement, which was negotiated by esports promotion company Gaming Culture, is valid for one year. Voltz brand will be promoted on the sleeves and the back of Imperial Esports’s jerseys, and on the team’s […]

Minnesota Rokkr On Their Search And Destroy Dominance

Minnesota Rokkr spoke to ESTNN on their Search and Destroy dominance Recently, Minnesota Rokkr invited ESTNN to a press conference to speak to Lamar “Accuracy” Abedi, Preston “Priestahh” Griener and Head Coach Brian “Saintt” Baroska about their CDL Super Week. Being 5-1 in the season so far, Minnesota Rokkr has dominated in Search and Destroy. […]

Dota 2: DPC Europe Upper & Lower Division Tiebreakers Results

Here are some of the most interesting things that happened in the Tiebreakers. After several weeks of high-quality Dota 2 action, it’s time to slowly but steadily prepare ourselves for the upcoming Major. Before we do that, we have to check the Tierbrakers, which will have an impact on the teams that will advance to […]

Fortnite: Shakedown Mechanic Exploit Causes Another FNCS Ban

Two cases have emerged where players received discipline from Epic Games for avoiding an in-game mechanic. Less than 24 hours ago, Epic Games issued a two-week ban to an entire European team for manipulating the same in-game shakedown mechanic. This feature allows an opposing team to “interrogate” and reveal the location of the opposition. Multiple-time Fortnite […]

Logitech G Becomes Official Peripherals Partner for CLG Red

North American esports organization CLG announced a multi-year partnership with Logitech brand Logitech G on Monday. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Under the terms of the new deal, Logitech G becomes the “official peripherals partner” for CLG Red, which encompasses CLG’s Counter-Strike: Global Offensive team, and female players and content creators in […]

First International Valorant Tournament To Be Held In Iceland

Valorant’s first international tournament will be held in late May in Iceland for the second Masters event. The long wait for an international Valorant tournament will finally be coming to an end. Since the game’s release during the early parts of the pandemic, the competitive community has been waiting for a chance to compete internationally […]

Riot Games Reveals MSI To Take Place In Iceland With New Format

Riot Games has officially announced the location and format for the Mid Season Invitational that will be held in-person. After days of leaks and speculation, Riot Games has officially announced the location and format of the Mid Season Invitational. After forgoing the tournament last year because of the pandemic, League of Legends esports has revealed […]

Vodafone Giants Parent Good Game Group Partners With Deloitte Gaming

Deloitte Gaming and Vodafone Giants parent company Good Game Group announced a strategic partnership to develop esports-related products and services that will “optimize the business model” of the Spanish esports organization. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Deloitte Gaming is a division of research firm Deloitte, described as a “multidisciplinary initiative” […]

Riot Games Gets Boost From Expanded Verizon Sponsorship

Verizon is announcing this week that it is significantly expanding its sponsorship presence with Riot Games, gaining additional inventory that will see its spending with the video game maker climb well into eight figures. Terms of the pact are not being revealed, but Verizon will activate across multiple games and events. The telecommunications giant becomes […]

Valorant: Three Storylines to Watch At Challengers Three

The final qualifier for a spot at the first Masters tournament of the year is on the line this weekend and many teams are in the hunt for the last four slots. Masters qualification is on the line this weekend and only four of the eight teams at the Challengers Three tournament will make the […]

Astralis Hires New Partnerships Manager

Publicly-traded Danish esports organization Astralis Group announced Tuesday that it has hired Anders Drost Mickleit as its new partnerships manager. Prior to joining Astralis, Mickleit worked at online radio and culture site Heartbeats for a year and a half as a creative client manager and nearly a year at Denmark-based Altinget as a media consultant.  […]

Valorant Prime 2.0 skin bundle Release Date, Price, and more

Valorant, Riot’s FPS, has been a resonating success since its release in 2020, thanks to its unique blend of tactical shooting mechanics and ability-based gameplay along with a wide selection of incredible-looking cosmetics that entice the player-base to grind the game out. Prime 2.0 is the 2021 evolution of the original Prime set that players […]

Prime 2.0 Skin Bundle revealed

Valorant, Riot’s FPS, has been a resonating success since its release in 2020, thanks to its unique blend of tactical shooting mechanics and ability-based gameplay along with a wide selection of incredible-looking cosmetics that entice the player-base to grind the game out. Prime 2.0 is the 2021 evolution of the original Prime set that players […]

Valorant Prime 2.0 Skin Bundle revealed

Valorant, Riot’s FPS, has been a resonating success since its release in 2020, thanks to its unique blend of tactical shooting mechanics and ability-based gameplay along with a wide selection of incredible-looking cosmetics that entice the player-base to grind the game out. Prime 2.0 is the 2021 evolution of the original Prime set that players […]

Sodapoppin quits GTA RP server No Pixel 3.0

All these obligations were too much for him too handle to the point when he felt burnet out and wanted to take a break from this altogether. The post Sodapoppin quits GTA RP server No Pixel 3.0 appeared first on TalkEsport. Read More

Snoop Dogg forgot to turn off stream for 7 hours

Despite being AFK, the stream had as high as 100K concurrent viewers. The post Snoop Dogg forgot to turn off stream for 7 hours appeared first on TalkEsport. Read More

How to download COD Mobile Season 2 Public Test Build

Activision has released a public test build for COD Mobile Season 2 update. The post How to download COD Mobile Season 2 Public Test Build appeared first on TalkEsport. Read More

Free Fire Cobra Go: How to collect Cobra Tokens?

Free skins can be earnt from the Cobra Go event in Free Fire and here is how to get them. The post Free Fire Cobra Go: How to collect Cobra Tokens? appeared first on TalkEsport. Read More

CoD: How to Watch Toronto Ultra’s $100K Payout Warzone Tournament

Toronto Ultra are back with yet another $100K Warzone Tournament, here’s everything you need to know. Toronto Ultra have returned with yet another $100K Warzone Tournament. This is great for the community, and comes at a time with minimal tournaments, giving viewers that competitive Warzone action they know and love. The event will span over […]

CS:GO: Sh1ro Earns IEM Katowice 2021 MVP

Dmitry “sh1ro” Sokolov became the Most Valuable Player of the entire IEM Katowice 2021 tournament. Following the success of Gambit Esports after defeating Virtus.pro in the IEM Katowice grand finals, their 19-year-old awper sh1ro got his career’s first MVP award. Gambit’s run in the tournament has been a fairy tale. They stumbled upon an early […]

ESPAT AI CEO Matt Hill on the Potential of Esports Media Rights, Why Sports Execs are Moving Into the Space

On Feb. 28, former NFL and MLS executive Matt Hill joined esports-focused digital media licensing platform ESPAT AI as its new chief executive officer. Prior to Monday’s announcement, Hill spoke with The Esports Observer about his journey back into the esports industry, the potential of the esports media rights business, and why so many sports […]

GGWP Academy Raises $327K Pre-Seed Financing Round, Enters Second Accelerator

Australian esports business knowledge platform GGWP Academy announced that it has raised a 350K AUD pre-seed financing round from an all-woman lineup of investors, including Eleanor Ventures, Working Theory Capital, and Scale Investors. Additionally, GGWP entered the Startmate accelerator, a 12-week program supporting Australian and New Zealandic startups, raising an additional $75K […]

BIG Esports to Represent Razer in Australia, New Zealand

Australia-based esports, gaming, and technology consulting firm BIG Esports announced that it has been appointed by Singapore-based PC and console gaming peripherals maker Razer to represent the company in Australia and New Zealand. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. The partnership will see BIG Esports become the agency of record in Oceania, handling […]

Fortnite: FNCS Chapter 2 – Season 5 Week 3 – Complete Results

Find out who qualified in the last round of FNCS Chapter 2 – Season 5. It all comes down to this as trio teams across Fortnite’s seven competitive regions scrambled in the final Fortnite Champion Series Qualifier looked to further their case for the semi-finals. Weeks one and two saw 140 teams in total […]

Dota 2: Patch 7.28c Offlane Tier List; Mars Feels Really Strong

Lining up the top performing offlane heroes of the 7.28c patch in Dota 2. The introduction of the 7.28c update changed the offlane meta. A heavy nerf to Batrider rendered him completely useless in the meta. Light nerfs to a few popular heroes like Beastmaster, made little impact on their overall win rate. The update […]

Dota 2: DPC CIS Upper Division — Tiebreakers Results

Here is what happened in the Upper Division of the CIS Tiebreakers. After the heavy dominance of Virtus.Pro and Natus Vincere, we got to see two more amazing series. Let’s take a look at some of the most interesting things that happened in both of them. Team Empire vs Team Unique Unsurprisingly, Team Empire managed […]

Valorant Episode 2 Act 2 Battlepass: All you need to know

The highly anticipated second episode of Valorant’s Act 2 is here with a brand new agent alongside a battle pass, with a plethora of weapon cosmetics, player cards and etc. Battlepass in Valorant is a set of cosmetic items that players can obtain by progressing through the same. Comprising 50 Tiers across 10 acts, the […]

Bermuda Remastered map is added back in Free Fire

Garena has reintroduced the famous Remastered Bermuda map in Free Fire for a limited time period. The post Bermuda Remastered map is added back in Free Fire appeared first on TalkEsport. Read More

IIT Bombay and Modi govt. to collaborate for gaming related curriculum

The Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar has confirmed that the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting will collaborate with IIT Bombay to form a Centre for Excellence in Gaming and its related areas, according to a report from ANI. Javadekar has further claimed that the Centre is already at an advanced stage in the […]

Rainbow Six Siege: Kendrew Leaves Na`Vi After Disappointing Year

After benching Luke “Kendrew” Kendrew on Feb 12, Na`Vi has released its R6 Siege team captain on Feb 28. Na`Vi have announced their R6 roster will be parting ways with team captain, Luke “Kendrew” Kendrew. A former rugby player, Kendrew’s competitive spirit pushed him to great achievements in the world of esports. Possessing a style […]

CS:GO: IEM Katowice 2021 — Gambit Claims Win Against Virtus.Pro

Gambit Esports won this year’s Intel Extreme Masters World Championship. Gambit Esports won the $400,000 grand prize today at IEM Katowice by defeating Virtus.Pro . This is the biggest win for the organization since their incredible victory over Immortals at PGL Krakow back in 2017. Gambit played four rounds in total at the best-of-five grand […]

Fortnite: European Trio Banned For Avoiding Shakedown During FNCS

Epic has banned an entire trio for bypassing an in-game mechanic. Many players and viewers within the competitive Fortnite community are questioning Epic’s decision to punish a European team for avoiding the shakedown mechanic. The situation played out mere moments after the Fortnite Champion Series third and final qualifier. An EU squad – Lzrxy, […]

Ethan switches to Valorant, signs up with 100 Thieves

100 Thieves on Twitter have announced the addition of Ethan “⁠Ethan⁠” Arnold to their Valorant Division.  Evil Genuises’s Ethan has transitioned his FPS career as a professional Valorant for 100 Thieves, the 20year-old North American announced today through a TwitLonger, which was indeed short, describing the former’s decision on his switch. Formerly of NRG, Ethan […]

Gambit Esports win IEM Katowice 2021 even after a wobbly kick-off

IEM Katowice 2021 was full of surprises. Apparently, Virtus Pro was pretty robust since the starting of the tournament. However, no one expected Gambit in the final. The youngsters played really well during the whole tournament. IEM Katowice 2021 Map Veto Gambit Esports banned Inferno Virtus Pro banned Nuke Gambit picked Vertigo VP picked Dust […]

EG Star Ethan Switches To Valorant, Joins 100 Thieves

Ethan has announced his switch to professional Valorant from Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and joined 100 Thieves to replace Dicey. Struggling Evil Geniuses star Ethan “Ethan” Arnold announced his switch to Valorant today. He will be joining the long list of ex-Counter Strike pros to make the jump to the Riot Games title. Ethan will join […]

CS:GO DreamHack Open March Finalists Known

The teams that will be competing in DreamHack Open March for both the North American and South American Qualifiers have been finalized. The closed qualifier for North America found Extra Salt breezing through the rounds unscathed. Extra Salt, which is composed of gamers from four countries, defeated Ocean Gaming in the Upper Bracket Quarterfinals; then […]

CoD: Best Loadout for BOCW Zombies Outbreak

The new mode arrived this week, so here’s the best loadout to get you started. Black Ops Cold War welcomed the addition of a brand new Zombies mode this week, Outbreak. Outbreak is a large scale Zombies experience set in the Ural Mountains. However, you’ll want the best loadout for the job. So here’s the […]

How to Play Astra, Valorant’s New Agent 15

Here’s how you can play the new Valorant Agent Astra. The post How to Play Astra, Valorant’s New Agent 15 appeared first on TalkEsport. Read More

Krafton in contact with the Indian Govt. to bring back PUBG Mobile

According to a report, Krafton official has stated that the company is communicating with Indian government to relaunch PUBG Mobile in India. The post Krafton in contact with the Indian Govt. to bring back PUBG Mobile appeared first on TalkEsport. Read More

COD Mobile Nailbiter event: Get Helicopter skin for free

COD Mobile has introduced a new featured event named Nailbiter where players can get several skins for free. The post COD Mobile Nailbiter event: Get Helicopter skin for free appeared first on TalkEsport. Read More

Twitch Streamer Symfuhny Drops Racial Slur on Stream

During his 28th February Twitch broadcast, popular Call of Duty: Warzone streamer Mason “Symfuhny” Lanier seemingly dropped a racial slur while talking to Ali “Myth” Kabbani. You can take a look at the Twitch clip that captured the incident live here: “I mean Myth, I mean n* I’m down to go on a […]

Apex Legends Season 8 Breaks Player Record on Steam

Two years after it first came out, Apex Legends continues to draw in more players. Since it’s release, Apex Legends has easily become Respawn Entertainment’s flagship title. What Apex Legends has been through The game had an up and down career on the live streaming platform, Twitch. After skyrocketing to the top spot on Twitch, […]

Everything you need to know about Astra, Valorant’s latest Controller Agent

We take a deep dive into the mechanics of Astra, Valorant’s newest Controller Agent, that is set to change the meta for good. The post Everything you need to know about Astra, Valorant’s latest Controller Agent appeared first on TalkEsport. Read More

CS:GO: IEM Katowice 2021- Quarter And Semifinals Recap

A recap of the exciting playoff matches between some of the best teams in the competition. The playoff matches of IEM Katowice 2021 started on Friday, February 26. The Quarterfinals saw Gambit Esports and Virtus.pro progressing to the Semifinals of the tournament where Team Spirit and Liquid were sitting comfortably after their performances in the […]

Fortnite: Jonesy Is Collecting Artifacts On His Zero Point Travels

What lies ahead for Fortnite after numerous groundbreaking collaborations? Fortnite Chapter 2 – Season 5 has been quite a journey thus far after its debut back in early-December of last year. Epic Games gave the game’s mascot – Jonesy – keys to the car in the latest season, which significantly focused on the Zero Point. […]

TSM Reginald Responds To Import Rule Tweet Criticism

TSM Reginald responds to backlash over his comments on Twitter and petitions Riot Games to change the global import rules. TSM Founder and CEO Andy “Reginald” Dinh has returned to Twitter to add another chapter in the LCS import saga, posting an essay of his opinions on why the rule should change. The over 1,500-word […]

Here’s why Astra may be the best Valorant Controller so far

After an underwhelming release of Skye and Yoru, it seems that Riot Games’ has finally hit the mark with savvy and fierce-looking Astra.  Hailing from Ghana, the new agent is ethereal, magical, and astronomically viable, quite literally. Agent 15 harnesses energies of the cosmos to manipulate the map in favour of her teammates. Using her […]

Riot Showcases New Valorant Agent, Astra

Riot Games has announced the newest addition to Valorant, a controller agent from Ghana. The long-awaited new agent has finally been revealed. Astra, hailing from Ghana, will be the newest addition to the Valorant cast. She will be a part of the controller class, and from what was shown in her trailer and leaked online, […]

Garena Free Fire Bans Over A Million Hackers

Free Fire reports the bans of 1,045,826 accounts for using cheat codes. Recently, Garena released a report revealing the ban of over a million hacker accounts. The most common cause for being banned was the use of auto-aim hacks. In the past 14 days accounts were banned for using the following cheats: Garena is actively […]

Astra Valorant Abilities: Full Details

Harness the cosmos and control the fight as Astra, the newest Controller Agent in VALORANT. Valorant on Twitter, revealed their new agent’s gameplay trailer, Astra. Ahead of Valorant’s next Episode, game developers, today revealed the upcoming agent which will feature in their next update. Astra, a Ghanian agent has officially been shown in action in […]

Dota 2: DPC Weekly Recap – CIS Feb 25-26

After several weeks of intense action, we finally know the names of the teams that will attend the Major. The CIS Upper and Lower divisions were a joy to watch because we got to see loads of action.  We expected different results from some of the teams, but in the end, Virtus.Pro and Natus Vincere […]

Koei Tecmo’s Samurai Warriors 5 Release Date Confirmed

Koei Tecmo’s Dynasty Warriors spin-off is confirmed for July 27! Fans are eagerly awaiting the reveal of their favorite characters new designs in Koei Tecmo’s latest Dynasty Warriors spin-off. There’s plenty of hype surrounding the sharp and polished art style shown in the new game’s trailer. It employs a semi-cel-shaded style which we haven’t seen […]

CS:GO: Is It Time For Natus Vincere To Make Changes?

Not the best performance in Katowice. This might become a catalyst for Natus Vincere; the play-off match versus Gambit Esports was a disaster. Natus Vincere definitely did not expect to finish their run at IEM Katowice in the quarterfinals. But in their current state, it’s as far as they could go. In fact, what we […]

Monster Hunter Rise coming to PC in 2022

Capcom’s latest entry in the Monster Hunter series was previously announced for Nintendo Switch, the first-ever Monster Hunter title on the handheld console, and will release on March 26. But Capcom has now confirmed that a PC version will arrive on Steam in early 2022. Considering how Monster Hunter Rise runs on their in-house and […]

PUBG New State: Hindi Language support found on the website

A report reveals that the Hindi language support is available but disabled on the official website of PUBG: New State. The post PUBG New State: Hindi Language support found on the website appeared first on TalkEsport. Read More

Over 50 Teams Face Disqualification From PUBG Mobile Club Open

Inspecting the unfortunate happening in PUBG Mobile Club Open Spring Split 2021. The PUBG Mobile Esports team has disqualified over 50 teams in the PMCO tournament. According to official reports, these teams were guilty of violating the tournament’s code of conduct. It all started with bans on seven teams in the tournament for violating the […]

Opinion: It’s Time for a Hollywood Sports Movie About Esports

One thing that has consistently held esports back is an overemphasis on the actual mechanical play of a game’s greatest players. So much energy and content has been invested, particularly by game publishers, in showing the advantages players of their game can glean from watching the pros do their thing. While helping to improve a […]

Opinion: The Lingering Darkness After the Killing of Sol

While working for The Esports Observer I often face challenging news. Besides the stories that are kinda easy to write, like covering new sponsorships and businesses, or those that I really have fun writing, like the one about esports-anime connections, sometimes news hits harder than a brick to the head. In January, I covered the […]

NICKMERCS unsatisfied with Warzone update

Despite these changes meeting the expectations of many, NICKMERCS couldn’t help but criticize the update. The post NICKMERCS unsatisfied with Warzone update appeared first on TalkEsport. Read More

Refrezh, sjuush join Heroic, b0RUP and niko shown the door

Heroic on Twitter have announced the addition of Rasmus “⁠sjuush⁠” Beck and Ismail “⁠refrezh⁠” Ali to their CSGO division. Earlier today, the Nordic Organization parted ways with two of their core-players Johannes “⁠b0RUP⁠” Borup and Nikolaj “⁠niko⁠” Kristensen as the latter duo were not up to their mark in the team’s recent showings. According to […]

Opinion: It’s Time for a Hollywood Sports Movie About Esports

One thing that has consistently held esports back is an overemphasis on the actual mechanical play of a game’s greatest players. So much energy and content has been invested, particularly by game publishers, in showing the advantages players of their game can glean from watching the pros do their thing. While helping to improve a […]

New York Subliners Sign Call of Duty Mobile Content Creator BobbyPlays

Andbox-owned Call of Duty League team New York Subliners announced that it has signed BobbyPlays , as a content creator. Best known for his Call of Duty Mobile content, Bobby Plays is also the founder of influencer management group AmplifiedIM and has 655K subscribers on YouTube as of this writing. Terms of […]

Fortnite: Epic Unveils FNCS Chapter 2 – Season 6 Start Date & New Pre-Season Period

Fortnite developers outline a favorable competitive environment in Chapter 2 – Season 6. Epic Games has completely turned a corner with the company’s approach to competitive Fortnite Battle Royale. Last year was a bit murky and uncertain but still featured multimillion-dollar prize pools and countless tournaments for competitors to test their skills. The year 2021 […]

ESL Gaming Renews Media Partnership With Telia Finland

ESL and DreamHack have extended their partnership with Scandinavian telecoms company Telia Finland as its official Finnish media partner for ESL Pro Tour Counter-Strike: Global Offensive competitions. The new deal will run through Katowice 2023. ESL announced the initial partnership with Telia Finland in March of 2020. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. […]

Free Fire Organization Fluxo Signs Razer and TNT Energy Drink as Sponsors

Brazilian esports organization Fluxo, founded by the Free Fire superstars Bruno “Nobru” Goes and Lúcio “Cerol” Lima, announced its first sponsors for the 2021 season: the gaming peripherals manufacturer Razer and TNT Energy Drink. Razer will promote its virtual currency Razer Gold on the shoulders of Fluxo’s jerseys, and TNT brand will be displayed on […]

Humble Bundle March games revealed early

Humble Bundle titles usually get revealed during the week the new bundle goes live, but this time the March 2021 bundle has been unveiled ahead of time. The lineup almost always consists of titles that are collectively priced $150 and above. The Humble March Bundle will be available on 2nd March at 10 AM PT […]

Surprising Subliners; Flawless FaZe — CDL Super Week Day 4 Recap

Day four of the CDL Super Week provided some more incredible matches, here’s what went down. The fourth day of the CDL Super Week saw us reach the halfway mark. However, the action has not slowed down. Some more incredible matches gave us the CDL entertainment we know and love. Here’s a recap of everything […]

Dota 2: Patch 7.28c Mid Tier List; Is Outworld Destroyer Still Broken?

Here is a list of top five mid heroes in the 7.28c patch of Dota 2. The 7.28c patch brought a few important changes to the meta. It included balancing adjustments to heroes, especially the overpowered ones who ran rampant in the 7.28b meta. The Dota Pro Circuit also included those heroes like Puck, Outworld […]

More than 50 teams disqualified from PMCO Spring Split 2021

PUBG Mobile Esports released a competitive ruling which disclosed that more than 50 teams are banned from PMCO Spring Split 2021. The post More than 50 teams disqualified from PMCO Spring Split 2021 appeared first on TalkEsport. Read More

XSET Signs Fortnite Pro Ashton ‘Astonish’ Harris, Partners With Quality Control Music

North American gaming lifestyle company XSET has inked a partnership deal with Atlanta, Georgia-based record label Quality Control Music, and signed Atlanta native and pro-Fortnite player Ashton “Astonish” Harris as its newest member. According to information released to the Washington Post, Quality Control is also part of a $10M USD funding round that includes a […]

LoL: Ashley Kang To Join LEC For The Next Two Weeks

Korizon founder, LCK interviewer and Korean translator for the masses Ashley Kang will join LEC broadcast for Week Six and Seven. The LEC is employing yet another guest from Korea as Ashley Kang will be joining the broadcast as a post-game interviewer. She will be replacing Laure “Bulii” Valée, the regular host of the post-match […]

Team Liquid confirms Jamppi’s signing to Valorant roster

Team Liquid’s new fifth heading into 2021 will be youngster Elias ‘Jamppi’ Olkkonen, who was most recently seen plying his trade for ENCE. As earlier reported by George Geddes from Daily Esports, Jamppi has transitioned his career to Team Liquid’s Valorant division. The 19-year-old prodigy has replaced Adam “ec1s” Eccles on the starting five after […]

Envy Gaming Organizing ‘United For Texas’ Charity Stream to Help People Impacted by Storm

Envy Gaming has put out the call for the gaming and streaming communities to come together to help those affected by the severe weather that recently hit Texas and is blamed for at least 80 deaths. From Feb. 26-28, gamers, streamers and content creators from around the world will join Team Envy’s “United For Texas” […]

LoL: Uzi Has Officially Parted Ways With RNG

Uzi has left RNG and joined a multi-channel network for streaming talent. Legendary professional bot laner Jian “Uzi” Zi-Hao has left the Royal Never Give Up organization. The world finalist has been with RNG off and on since 2012. He recently moved into a streaming role with an eye for returning to professional play. Now […]

NYSL Academy & RAMS Win Challengers Elite Season 1

Last night Season one of Challengers Elite concluded, here are your winners. Season One of the Call of Duty Challengers Elite concluded last night, with NYSL Academy and RAMS taking home the $20K first place prize. The Challengers Elite sees the top eight Challengers teams compete in their own league, with $50K up for grabs […]

Vivo Keyd Renews Sponsorship With Equipment Maker OEX Game

Brazilian organization Vivo Keyd announced the renewal of its sponsorship with gaming equipment manufacturer OEX Game. Besides having its brand printed on the team jerseys, the sponsor will also be involved in online marketing activations with Vivo Keyd influencers and players of Valorant and Free Fire. Financial details were not disclosed. Besides a sponsorship fee, […]

TL, NRG, T1 Reload Rosters For Last Chance At Masters

Three teams are making last-minute changes to their rosters. As the first leg of the Valorant Champions Tour moves into its final qualification tournament, many teams are already revamping their rosters to make a last-second push for the event. Some teams are happy with the current iteration of their rosters, while some are in the […]

New Mobile Game PUBG: New State Announced By Krafton

The new PUBG mobile game has officially been announced! Android and iOS users should get ready to fasten their seatbelts as Krafton offered another butterfly effect through its announcement of a new mobile battle game. Royale PUBG: New State will be released by the end of this year. The game has been developed by Krafton, […]

BITKRAFT Forms Strategic Advisory Board To Add Depth, Major Market Experience

BITKRAFT Ventures, the Germany-based venture capital firm focused on gaming, esports, and interactive media, announced the formation of a new strategic advisory board. With a diverse group of vetaran gaming industry executives, The BITKRAFT Advisory Board will look to “drive strategic value across the firm’s portfolio companies.” Additionally, the board will support the VC […]

LCS’s Golden Guardians Now Have “Official Smile Partner” in Invisalign

The Golden Guardians, the esports affiliate of the Golden State Warriors of the NBA, announced this morning that the organization has entered into a multi-year partnership with Align Technology and the Invisalign brand of dental products. This makes Invisalign the “Official Smile Partner” of the Golden Guardians. While financial details of the partnership were not […]

GIANTS Software Taps SPORTFIVE for Farming Simulator League Marketing

GIANTS Software announced that it has signed a marketing partnership with global sports business agency SPORTFIVE related to its game, Farming Simulator, and the esports league associated with it, Farming Simulator League. Financial terms were not disclosed. Under the terms of this partnership, SPORTFIVE will work to secure partnerships for in-game advertising and league sponsorships. […]

EVOS Esports Hires Former Player Chong as Business Development Lead

Southeast Asian esports organization EVOS Esports has hired former player Stefan Chong as its new business development lead for the company in Singapore.  In his new role, Chong will spearhead business development efforts in the region, engaging brands, government agencies, and publishers such as MOONTON Games, the gaming publisher […]

Dota 2: DPC Weekly Recap — Europe Feb 23-24

Let’s take a look at what happened during the last week of the DPC in Europe. After several weeks of epic action, it’s finally time to take a look at what happened during the DPC. Needless to say, Europe was the most interesting region, which is why we got to see loads of unique series. […]

Vodafone Giants Renew Ozone Gaming Sponsorship

Spanish esports organization Vodafone Giants announced Thursday that it has renewed its partnership with monitor maker Ozone Gaming. Ozone gaming has been working with the Giants in varying degrees of collaboration since 2012.   Under the terms of this renewed partnership, Ozone Gaming will provide the Giants with the latest models in its product line-up including […]

Swedish Professional Football Leagues and DreamHack Sports Games Announce Collaboration

The Swedish Professional Football Leagues and DreamHack Sports Games have entered into a new, long-term collaboration surrounding eAllsvenskan, the top flight of Swedish professional soccer leagues. Beginning in 2021, the two will collaborate as a part of the EA SPORTS FIFA Global Series which will allow the SEF to “take its esports activities to […]

Garena Unveils Free Fire International Competitive Plans for 2021

Free Fire publisher Garena revealed plans for the international competitive calendar of the game for 2021 in a new YouTube video this week. The main highlight was the announcement that the Free Fire World Series will return. FFWS was canceled in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic and left a gap to be filled […]

FaZe Clan’s Nate Hill gets swatted on stream

FaZe Clan’s Fortnite star Nate Hill becomes the latest victim of swatting, making him the 3rd personality in recent times to get harassed by the emergency services for no apparent reason. For readers unaware of “swatting”, it is an outlawed act of calling the emergency services to harass an individual, where armed forces and policemen […]

CoD: TJ Goes Flawless; London Come Close – CDL Super Week Day 3 Recap

TJHaly completed an incredible flawless map in three more CDL Super Week matches. Day three of the CDL Super Week saw some extremely close games, and a flawless performance from TJHaly. Here’s a recap of all matches, with some important stats to note. Dallas Empire 3-2 London Royal Ravens The London Royal Ravens surprised everyone […]

T1 confirms Curry Signing

Rahul “Curry” Nemani is the fifth piece of T1’s Valorant Division, the North American-Korean organization announced on Twitter, filling in one of the two spots left by Brax and AZK. “My goal in Valorant is to become the best and I want my team to be the best and I think we have the roster […]

Twitch Partners With FIBA — Now Streaming Basketball

Twitch and The International Basketball Federation came to agreement and signed a multi-year partnership deal. According to Reuters, Twitch will now broadcast basketball matches, which is a big step ahead for the streaming platform. FIBA plans to share 600 hours of content to broadcast on Twitch yearly. The Federation will also give fans and media […]

How to Pre Register for PUBG New State on Android Devices

Follow the simple steps given below to pre-register for the new Krafton title, PUBG: New State. The post How to Pre Register for PUBG New State on Android Devices appeared first on TalkEsport. Read More

PUBG New State – A successor to PUBG Mobile announced

Krafton Inc. announces a new PUBG Mobile title named ‘PUBG: New State’. The pre-registration process has already begun for some countries. The post PUBG New State – A successor to PUBG Mobile announced appeared first on TalkEsport. Read More

Talent Management Firm The Kinetic Group Launches Emerging Talent Division

Los Angeles-based esports and gaming talent management firm The Kinetic Group will announce this week a new “emerging talent” division to be led by former Press X Account Manager Joowon Lee.  While you may not be familiar with TKG, it manages popular YouTube/Twitch content creators such as Nicholas “NICKMERCS” […]

W7M and Vivo Keyd Land New Partner in Brazilian Esports

Brazilian financial institution Pravaler announced its entrance into the esports environment through a sponsorship deal with W7M Gaming and a partnership with Vivo Keyd. The company will be featured on W7M’s women Counter-Strike: Global Offensive team jerseys and also promote a CS:GO college tournament with the organization, named “Pravaler Challenge.” Vivo Keyd will be […]

Version1 Renews SCUF Gaming, Expands X Rocker

Minnesota Røkkr parent Version1 has announced sponsorship renewals with SCUF Gaming and X Rocker, which both served as inaugural season partners for the Røkkr. SCUF Gaming will continue to serve as the official controller partner of the Minnesota Røkkr, while X Rocker has expanded its deal to include Version1 teams outside of the Call of […]

Castrol Sponsors Tencent’s King Pro League 

Machine oil brand Castrol announced Wednesday that the company has signed a sponsorship deal with Chinese game publisher Tencent for China’s top Honor of Kings competition, King Pro League .  Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Castrol is owned by British Petroleum , and is the first oil brand to show interest in […]

Fortnite: Where To Find All Exotic Weapons & Items In Season 5

Find out where you can buy all of the Exotic weapons in Fortnite. Fortnite graced player with Chapter 2 – Season 5 with its presence back in early-December of 2020. The latest rendition of the Battle Royale offered fans many new mechanics to learn and locations to explore. Interactable non-player characters became one of […]

Survey: Best and Worst Cities for Breaking Into Gaming, Esports Businesses

Interest in gaming and esports is soaring, sending people in search of the best places to play and work in the space. A recently released study shines a light on the best and worst cities around the world for people hoping to get into the business. In December 2020, a study by Broadband Savvy examined […]

Carolina Esports Hub Brings On Zajac, Rebrands As Regional Operation

Carolina Esports Hub has brought on former Detroit Renegades and Houston Outlaws executive Jeff Zajac, as the group attempts to fast-track its ambitions to make Charlotte a major destination for competitive gaming.   The group, which includes entrepreneur Rick Suarez and Envy Gaming co-owner John Brock, was positioning itself as the Charlotte Esports Hub but is […]

Talent Management Firm The Kinetic Group Launches Emerging Talent Division

Los Angeles-based esports and gaming talent management firm The Kinetic Group will announce this week a new “emerging talent” division to be led by former Press X Account Manager Joowon Lee.  While you may not be familiar with TKG, it manages popular YouTube/Twitch content creators such as Nicholas “NICKMERCS” […]

FIBA Signs Multi-Year Deal With Twitch

The International Basketball Federation announced Wednesday that it has signed a multi-year content deal with Twitch. As part of the deal, FIBA will broadcast approximately 600 hours of live basketball games from the federation every year and will also give Twitch users access to official footage to create their own content.  Financial terms of […]

Treyarch Makes Changes To Multiple CoD: BOCW Maps

The most recent update brings changes to a few BOCW maps, here’s everything you need to know. Black Ops Cold War’s Season 2 update went live today, and while Season 2 content isn’t available, they’ve made changes to multiple multiplayer maps. From moving Hardpoint hills to removing parts of the map, Treyarch is doing everyone […]

Apex Legends: ALGS Meta Evolves Further In Winter Circuit

Tank compositions and variants supported by either Crypto, Wraith or Bloodhound dominate the Apex Legends meta-game. Although Horizon is gaining more and more traction as the weeks roll by. The Apex Legends Global Series Winter Circuit concluded the other day. The results from the event continue to maintain the idea that Tanks play a big […]

Frozone, Ford Models, and XSET: An Inside Look at This Talent’s Negotiation

When you tell someone, a friend perhaps or an associate, that you are represented by Ford Models Inc., there is no doubt that visions of you walking down the catwalk showing off the latest fashions are coming to life in their head. However, Drew “Frozone” Bienusa is represented by Ford for other reasons. Those reasons […]

Rumor Mill Suggests PUBG Mobile 2 May Launch Next Week

There is no smoke without fire, ESTNN hunts around strong rumors for a second iteration of the famous PUBG Mobile game. The PUBG 2.0 version was in development under Krafton since 2019. A recent post from PlayerIGN, who is a reliable source of PUBG leaks, confirms the launch of PUBG Mobile 2 next week. The […]

LoL: Schalke 04 Rumored To Be Considering Selling LEC Spot

FC Schalke 04, the German football club that owns the Schalke 04 LEC team is reportedly looking to sell their LEC spot amid financial issues at the football club. Schalke 04 has been in the LEC for what feels like forever, and they’ve become a popular side in the process. After their near-miracle run in […]

LoL: Schalke 04 Reported To Be Considering Selling LEC Spot

FC Schalke 04, the German football club that owns the Schalke 04 LEC team is reportedly looking to sell their LEC spot amid financial issues at the football club. Schalke 04 has been in the LEC for what feels like forever, and they’ve become a popular side in the process. After their near-miracle run in […]

Former YOOZOO GAMES CEO Anuj Tandon Joins Krafton

Former YOOZOO GAMES India CEO Anuj Tandon has left the Chinese-owned game developer to join PUBG and PUBG Mobile owner Krafton. Tandon will serve as the new head of corporate development for India, the Middle East, and North Africa. “I join the team in [India] in building out our Strategy, Investments , M&A, New Businesses, […]

652 Apex Legends cheaters manually banned

The game houses some of the most notorious cheaters out there and now most of them are ripped away by Respawn’s best efforts. The post 652 Apex Legends cheaters manually banned appeared first on TalkEsport. Read More

HP to Buy HyperX From Kingston Technology Company for $425M

U.S.-based PC manufacturer HP Inc. announced Wednesday that it plans to purchase Kingston Technology Company’s HyperX gaming division for $425M USD. HP will pay Kingston Technology $425M to purchase the HyperX brand and its portfolio of gaming peripherals, but will Kingston will retain the “DRAM, flash, and SSD products for gamers and enthusiasts.” HP said […]

NHL Announces Multi-Year Deal with DreamHack Sports Games

The NHL has tapped DreamHack Sports Games to operate live and online esports competitions and events for its NHL Gaming World Championship brand in a multi-year deal. In addition to operating events and livestream coverage, DreamHack Sports Games will collaborate with the NHL to approach new sponsors.  NHL Gaming has historically focused on established NHL […]

Fortnite: The Alien Xenomorph Is The Next Hunter In Season 5

When you thought Fortnite’s laundry list full of collaborations couldn’t get any crazier. Epic Games is on another level of commitment regarding its cosmetic partnerships in Fortnite Chapter 2 – Season 5. This season’s ‘hunter’ theme has allowed the developers to pull out all of the stops. Thus far, Fortnite fans have seen crossovers with […]

CoD: Legion Upset; New York & Minnesota Dominate – CDL Super Week Day 2 Recap

The CDL Super Week action continued with three more matches, here’s everything that went down. Last night’s CDL Super Week matches provided the action we all know and love, with three more matches. Here’s everything that happened, and some important stats to note. Paris Legion 3-0 Florida Mutineers Paris Legion took a 222-220 map one […]

LOL Wild Rift SEA Icon Series Preseason Broadcasting Schedule

Check out the broadcasting schedule with dates for the upcoming League of Legends: Wild Rift SEA Icon Series Preseason. The post LOL Wild Rift SEA Icon Series Preseason Broadcasting Schedule appeared first on TalkEsport. Read More

LOL Wild Rift SEA Icon Series – Preseason Teams Announced

A total of 52 teams have been invited for the Wild Rift Icon Series SEA Preseason. The post LOL Wild Rift SEA Icon Series – Preseason Teams Announced appeared first on TalkEsport. Read More

Best Fortnite Players 2021

See the top ten players thus far in competitive Fortnite this year. The year 2021 in competitive Fortnite Battle Royale is off to a hot start. Teams and players across the game’s seven competitive regions continue battling it out for cash prizes and to become one of the best. Since the year began, Epic Games […]

Female COD Mobile player ‘Sol’ murdered by male player ‘Flashlight’

Brazilian COD Mobile pro ‘Sol’ was allegedly murdered by another player named ‘Flashlight’. The post Female COD Mobile player ‘Sol’ murdered by male player ‘Flashlight’ appeared first on TalkEsport. Read More

Australian Artist Tash Sultana Celebrates New Album With Loserfruit, Fortnite Activation

Australian singer-songwriter Tash Sultana will officially launch a new map in Fortnite to celebrate the recent release of her latest album, TERRA FIRMA. The map was created by Germany-based LootMate, a company that focuses on creating branded content inside games for “brands and music artists,” with a design inspired by the album’s visuals originally designed […]

eSports iQ Podcast Launch

To extend our content family into audio-friendly formats, we’re launching the eSports iQ podcast!   The series will focus on hot topics across the world of esports marketing.   The inaugural episode is an audio reading of the 2021 Guide to Esports Influencer Marketing.   Video versions are hosted on our YouTube channel . […]

Brazilian COD Mobile Player Allegedly Killed By Fellow Esports Player

Call of Duty Mobile player Ingrid “Sol” Oliveira was allegedly murdered in São Paulo, Brazil on Monday by another player, Guilherme Alves Costa, who goes by the gamer tag “Flashlight.” Brazilian news portal R7 broke the news on Tuesday afternoon. Oliveira reportedly met Costa through the game, and after one month of conversation they were […]

Riot Unveils Valorant Esports Initiative for Marginalized Genders

Riot Games has unveiled the Valorant Champions Tour Game Changers – a competition series designed to promote esports opportunities for women and other marginalized genders. The program will be divided into two initiatives. The Game Changers Series will operate similar to 2020’s Ignition Series with Riot spotlighting regional tournaments and elevating them to top tier […]

Hangzhou Downtown Esports Venue to Host Esports Events for 2022 Asian Games

Hangzhou Asian Games Committee announced on Tuesday that the Hangzhou Downtown Venue has become the official competition place for the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games esports events. According to the announcement, construction on the venue started in September of 2020 and is expected to be completed half a month ahead of schedule. In addition, the pile […]

Twist joins Lemondogs, alongside MODDII and Znajder

Lemondogs on Twitter have announced the addition of three proficient players to their CSGO division which include Simon “⁠twist⁠” Eliasson, Andreas “⁠MODDII⁠” Fridh, and Andreas “⁠znajder⁠” Lindberg.  The Swedish side underwent a restructure where they parted ways with their core trio, Ahmed ‘gamersdont’ Natik, Tim ‘Mann3n’ Isak, and Sebastian ‘kaktus’ Leijen while they retained Jerry […]

Team Liquid Signs Jersey Placement Deal With IMC Trading

Esports organization Team Liquid has announced a partnership with IMC Trading which will include jersey logo placement as well as support of the StarCraft II competition Team Liquid StarLeague. IMC sponsorship will bring new broadcast segments and awards to the TSL. The companies will also collaborate on a 24-hour charity fundraiser livestream to benefit Room […]

NAVI Launches ‘NAVINATION’ Fan Engagement Initiative

Ukraine-based esports organization NAVI has launched its new fan-focused initiative called NAVINATION this week. Through a partnership with Los Angeles-based blockchain game tech company DMarket, NAVINATION is best described as equal parts competition and a fan engagement initiative that will be rolled out in seasons. The […]

Have FunPlus Pheonix Match-fixed? FPX Faces Backlash

Chinese League of Legends esports operator TJ Sports reported on Monday that the company is currently investigating a “match-fixing” claim by FunPlus Phoenix , a Chinese esports organization, naming Zhou “Bo” Yangbo, FPX’s League of Legends player. Yangbo initiated the FPX study, according to FPX’s official Weibo, but claims that during his professional career in […]

Riot Announces VALORANT Champions Tour Game Changers Program

In a major push for inclusivity in Valorant, Riot has announced the VALORANT Champions Tour Game Changers program for exposure to marginalized groups. The VALORANT Champions Tour is taking place across the globe currently with hundreds of teams competing to claim dominance in their region. Every week the top teams go for a qualifying spot […]

Chess.com Passes 100K Peak Viewers for PogChamps – Weekly Twitch Top 10s, Feb. 15-21

A packed weekend of esports competition once again pushed Counter-Strike: Global Offensive to the top of the channel standings with Dota 2 staying in the mix. Meanwhile Grand Theft Auto V remains firm in its position within the Top Three categories on Twitch. Twitch’s Top Channel – ESL CS:GO In back-to-back weekends, CS:GO dominated as […]

CS:GO: IEM Katowice 2021 — A Preview Of The Playoffs

ESTNN takes a brief dive into the upcoming matches of IEM Katowice 2021. The playoffs for Intel Extreme Masters Katowice are right around the corner after a series of exciting games in the group stage. Now that only six teams remain in the competition, the battle for winning the trophy will get fiercer. Solid performances […]

What Does the Signing of Karrigan Mean for FaZe Clan?

Rumours had been circulating in the world of esports that Finn “Karrigan” Anderson was going to make a return to FaZe Clan in the near future. We can confirm the move has finally happened and Karrigan will step into the gap left by the outgoing Olof “⁠olofmeister⁠” Kajbjer.  Kajbjer played his last tournament for the […]

Dr Disrespect thinks BF6 may outshine Warzone

Battlefield V yielded mixed reactions from fans when it dropped back in 2018, most of which was due to the less appreciated Battle Royale in Firestorm. The post Dr Disrespect thinks BF6 may outshine Warzone appeared first on TalkEsport. Read More

Multi-brand TV Manufacturer Vestel Brings Twitch to Smart TVs across Europe

Manisa, Turkey, 23rd, February 2021 – Multi-brand TV manufacturer, Vestel, has announced the launch of a new app collaboration that is set to bring the leading interactive live streaming service, Twitch to more Smart TVs across Europe. Now available, the app has been rolled out to all Vestel-manufactured Smart TV ranges, including those designed for […]

How to Review your Fortnite Purchase History?

If you are a die-hard Fortnite fan, you have definitely purchased some skins or other in-game items. Did you ever review how much money you have spent on Fortnite since you start playing the game? If not then keep reading this article to know how to review your Fortnite purchase history. Although Fortnite doesn’t show […]

Apple tries to drag Valve into its ongoing legal battle with Epic

Apple’s ongoing legal fight with Epic has been dragging on for months now. The whole Epic VS Apple legal battle comes down to Epic’s claim of Apple exploiting its dominant market position to bully developers into paying a hefty cut for every $$ earned via App Store publishing. Epic insists Apple is a monopoly and […]

CoD: Mutineers Rebound; FaZe Stay Undefeated — CDL Super Week Day 1 Recap

Seven straight days of CDL action kicked off with two excellent matches. Last night the Call of Duty League Super Week kicked off with two great matches. Here’s a recap of both games, including some important stats. Florida Mutineers 3-1 Los Angeles Guerrillas The Los Angeles Guerrillas started the weekend with an upset in map […]

PUBG Mobile 2 may be released by next week

A new leak suggests that PUBG Mobile 2 might be released next week. The post PUBG Mobile 2 may be released by next week appeared first on TalkEsport. Read More

Apex Legends Pro Sets World Record by Dealing Over 9000 Damage in a Game

Professional Apex Legends player Timmy “iiTzTimmy” An has set a new world record after dealing over 9,000 Damage in a single match if the battle royale. For most average Apex Legends players, getting that badge for dealing over 4,000 damage seems like a pretty big deal. However, it seems like iiTzTimmy has taken the game […]

How to Participate in the ‘Wish Upon a Lantern’ Event in Genshin Impact

Genshin Impact has an all-new event for the players to enjoy, and it is rewarding players with Billions of free Primogems, which are an in-game currency in Genshin Impact.  MiHoYo is known for keeping its player base engaged through various in-game events, and this new event titled ‘Wish Upon a Lantern’  is certain to win […]

How to Fix Connectivity Issues in Valorant Through Port Forwarding

A good portion of connectivity problems in Valorant that players report experiencing on a regular basis can be solved rather easily through port forwarding. Unless there’s an issue with your ISP or with that of the official Riot servers, port forwarding can fix most connection problems you experience in-game. Let’s take a look at how […]

How to Fix High Ping in Valorant?

High latencies are perhaps one of the most annoying problems any FPS gamer can face while playing multiplayer video games. Not only does it hinder your ability to perform well during intense firefights, but it also suppresses your actual skills in any multiplayer title. Valorant is currently one of the hottest tactical shooters out there, […]

All announcements, trailers, & reveals from Nintendo Direct February 2021

Yesterday, Nintendo hosted it’s first full-fledged Direct Presentation for the year 2021. The Nintendo Direct this time was mostly focused on announcements of new games coming to Switch in the first half of 2021. While the Direct was only 50ish-minute long it included loads of trailers for titles slated to hit the Switch this year. […]

Zotac Publicly endorses GPU mining farm in a Tweet

PC builders and gamers around the world are having a hard time getting their hands on new graphics cards and high-end CPUs. Due to increased demand and very limited supply, gamers are either expected to wait for months for things to normalize or pay extra for the hardware that scalpers got their hands on first.  […]

A new Assualt Rifle is coming to Call Of Duty Mobile in Season 2

As Activision readies itself to rollout the Season 2 update worldwide, the company has started dropping teasers and hints about the new additions coming to the game with the upcoming update.  A new teaser was posted by the official COD: Mobile Twitter handle which featured a blueprint of the new upcoming Assualt Rifle. The post […]

New Valorant Bug Leaving Players Without Guns And Abilities Mid Game

Following the latest Valorant patch 2.03 that went live on 17th Feb, some Valorant players are reportedly facing a new weird bug that’s making all their guns and abilities useless midgame.  In patch 2.03, Riot introduced various bug fixes and a brand new game mode. While the players were positive about the update, Riot had […]

OverActive Media Moving Forward With Populous on $500M Venue Project

Esports in Canada is getting a boost after OverActive Media confirmed today that together with the design firm Populous, a near $500M entertainment performance venue is due to be completed in 2025. This project marks the first potential new sports or entertainment venue built in Toronto since BMO Field was completed in 2007. This project […]

Assessing why action and fantasy games are thriving in eSports

The eSports world has grown considerably in the past few years, and it’s showing no signs of slowing down. Having started to creep into the mainstream, it’s now a major source of entertainment for people. With further investment coming into eSports, there’s surely more to come as well, which must excite fans. Yet, when it […]

FaZe Clan Partners Up With Kappa and 433 in Bringing Digital Soccer Wear to Life

Today, FaZe Clan, the North American competitive esports and gaming lifestyle brand, has once again partnered with the Italian sportswear brand Kappa, and this time brings alongside the soccer and social media juggernaut 433 in order to bring to life the FaZe Clan FGS 21 Kit. The FaZe Clan FGS 21 Kit is a wearable […]

Shopify Goes All In on Gaming, Starts Own Esports Organization

Canadian multinational e-commerce company Shopify has started its own competitive esports organization calledShopify Rebellion. Shopify CEO Tobi Lutke announced on Twitter that the new organization would immediately jump into Starcraft 2 because “of course we do.” Rebellion’s launch coincides with the news that the organization had already recruited some of the best players in the […]

FunPlus Phoenix Player Faces Backlash for Match-Fixing Accusation

China’s League of Legends esports operator TJ Sports announced Monday that the company is currently investigating a “match-fixing” report from Chinese esports organization FunPlus Phoenix , targeting FPX’s League of Legends player Zhou “Bo” Yangbo.  According to FPX’s official Weibo, Yangbo initiated the report to FPX, but claims he was coerced into it by threats […]

How to fix Valorant Error code 43 in 2021

Valorant is very well received by the gaming community right from its announced and closed beta testing. The game enjoyed fame in its very early stages and the developers quickly launched its global versions after a few months of testing. For a game that is newly built from scratch, there are bound to be some […]

How to get Cobra Guardian Backpack in Free Fire?

Free Fire has added a new login event where players will get th exclusive Cobra Guardian Backpack for free. The post How to get Cobra Guardian Backpack in Free Fire? appeared first on TalkEsport. Read More

BLAST Premier to Donate $12.5K to Gaming Charity SpecialEffect, Announces Spring Showdown Qualifiers

Donating to a good cause while playing video games? Yes. BLAST Premier, organizers of global Counter-Strike: Global Offensive events, announced on Monday that the organization would donate $12.5K USD to SpecialEffect, a U.K.-based charity that “utilizes gaming and technology to enhance and improve the lives of people with disabilities.” The funds for the donation were […]

FURIA Signs Brazilian UFC Fighter Souza as Athlete and Streamer

After announcing poker and chess lineups, esports organization FURIA takes a step further and enters Mixed Martial Arts by signing Judo and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu multi-champion and current Ultimate Fighting Championship fighter Livia Renata Souza. The first fight in which Souza will be representing FURIA is scheduled for March 6 on UFC 259 in […]

Morris Garages Sponsors Bilibili Gaming LPL Team 

SAIC Motor’s automobile brand Morris Garages announced Monday that it has signed an exclusive sponsorship deal with Chinese esports organization Bilibili Gaming for its League of Legends Pro League team. MG will act as the BLG’s exclusive automobile partner, and the MG logo will be placed on the right shoulder of team […]

Betway Announces a Squad of Brazilian Esports Influencers

Betway announced a squad of five Brazilian esports content creators who will be featured on Betway TV. Gustavo “Baiano” Gomes, Sérvulo “Shevii2k” Júnior, Daniel “Daniels” Marcon, Eidi “esA” Yanagimachi, and Bruno “aXt” Habitzreuter will deliver exclusive content for Betway including giveaways, watch parties, and multi-game coverage. The “Betway Squad” is formed mainly by prominent League […]

Luckbox Names Former Red Bull, Riot Games Exec to Head of Content

Esports betting platform Luckbox announced the appointment of Nevzat Ucar to the role of head of content. Ucar served in a similar role at Red Bull where he led content strategy for the local market in Turkey. He has held similar roles at Riot Games Turkey, Turkish Radio and Television Network, and FOX International channels. […]

OverActive Media Details Plans for New Esports Venue

The owners of Toronto Ultra and Defiant have revealed plans for a new esports Venue in their hometown. OverActive Media; owners of Toronto Ultra and Defiant, just revealed plans for a new Esports Venue. Set to be completed in 2025, the $500 million project plans to host 200+ events a year. Bringing music, entertainment and […]

Overwatch League Announces 2021 Schedule, $4.25M Prize Pool

The Overwatch League will officially kick off its 2021 season on April 16. As part of its ongoing exclusive deal, all matches will be broadcast on YouTube, with additional viewing options on the OWL website and app. The 2021 OWL season will also feature a $4.25M USD total prize pool, with the Grand Final winner […]

Why ‘Path of Exile’ is a Great Choice for Competitive Players

The year 2020 was seemingly quite successful for Path of Exile. The game received a bunch of new leagues to explore, mainly the Harvest and Heist. However, we are only one month into 2021 and the game has received its first expansion for this year, namely ‘Echoes of the Atlas’. The expansion fills Path of […]

SPONSORED CONTENT FROM EVENTS DC

There is a shift happening in esports: Destinations are quickly becoming a more significant part of the ecosystem. As esports burgeoned in popularity and influence, there were publishers, developers, competitions, platforms, teams and players who drew most of the industry’s attention. But as esports evolves and organizers of live events eye a return to some […]

WoW Shadowlands 9.1 What We Know

With BlizzConline out the way, we now have a good idea of what to expect from patch 9.1 — Chains of Domination. From new stories, flying mounts, and a new raid. In this guide, we’ll give you all the details on WoW’s next big content patch. Shadowlands patch 9.1 new raid and dungeon That’s right, […]

Dota 2: Patch 7.28C Support Tier List; Nyx And Earthshaker Still Viable

ESTNN lists the top five supports in the recent 7.28c patch of Dota 2. Valve recently dropped a surprise 7.28c patch before the end of DPC Season 1. The developers addressed a few of the overpowered heroes and dropped the nerf hammer on them. However the patch did not affect all heroes equally. Support heroes […]

Esports in 2021: The Games and Trends That Will Define the Year

When esports betting site Loot.bet released its 2020 stats earlier this year, the data confirmed that well-established titles like Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and Dota 2 still dominate the industry. If we take the numbers of bets placed on each title as a barometer of worldwide interest, CSGO has been the clear market leader, accounting for […]

Cybersport.ru and Skillbox open a joint section about education in esports and games

Online university Skillbox initiated the creation of a new section in the largest Russian-language media about esports Cybersport.ru: this section will focus on education in the gaming industry and esports. The section will publish news about thematic courses and student competitions, analytical materials, reviews of interesting strategies, and practical tips that will help esports fans […]

Former NFL, MLS Executive Matt Hill Joins ESPAT Media Group as CEO

Esports-focused digital photo and video licensing platform ESPAT Media Group will announce later today that former National Football League, Major League Soccer, and GMR Marketing executive Matt Hill has joined the company as its new chief executive officer. Hill is no stranger to esports, having worked for marketing advertising agency GMR Marketing for six years […]

CoD: Players To Watch In The CDL Super Week

Here are our top four players to watch at the CDL Super Week. Tonight the CDL Super Week kicks off. This sees a full week of Call of Duty League matches, covering both week 2 and 3 of Stage 1. Here’s our top five players to look out for in this week’s matches. Huke Cuyler […]

ANDROID joins NRG

NRG on their Twitter have announced the signing of Bradley “ANDROID” Fodor to their Valorant division.  The 26-year-old Canadian has joined the forces of Damian “daps” Steele’s led side after leaving his now-former team Andbox. Under the latter, Bradley steered Andbox to a plethora of top-five finishes including championships at the Nerd Street Gamers’ Renegades […]

WePlay Ultimate Fighting League Season 1 to Feature $150K Prize Pool

WePlay Esports announced that WePlay Ultimate Fighting League Season 1 will take place from March 25 – April 11, and will feature a prize pool of $150K USD. The league organized by WePlay Esports and undisputed world cruiserweight boxing champion Oleksandr Usyk will feature competitions in Mortal Kombat 11, SOULCALIBUR VI, and Tekken 7.  The […]

Fortnite: FNCS Chapter 2 – Season 5 Week 2 – Complete Results

ESTNN recaps the second FNCS Chapter 2 – Season 5 Qualifier. The Fortnite Champion Series in Chapter 2 – Season 5 sports a $3M USD prize pool and the elusive in-game Axe of Champions. The tournament is open to seven regions – Europe, NA East, NA West, Brazil, Oceania, Asia and the Middle East […]

Dota 2: DPC Weekly Recap – SEA Feb 15-20

With just one more week of action left to go, we break down how our SEA teams are faring. There have been some clear favorites across both our divisions in the SEA region. With Season 1 of the DPC drawing to a close, our Major invites about to be locked in. Lower Division Our Lower […]

Dota 2: DPC Weekly Recap – Europe Feb 16-20

We’re now just one week away from the end of the EU DPC Upper and Lower division. There were a few intriguing series that we got to see this week. Besides Team Secret which already qualified for the Major, the other teams still have a chance to claim the second spot, which also gives a […]

Dota 2: DPC Weekly Recap – CIS Feb 18-21

The Dota 2 action in the CIS region is slowly but steadily coming to an end. We never thought that the DPC in CIS would be as interesting as it is. Even though Virtus.Pro and Natus Vincere are dominating the groups, there were loads of surprising results, especially in the last week. With that said, […]

Dota 2: DPC Weekly Recap – North America Feb 16-21

Week 5 is done and dusted and we’re heading into our final week of series in NA. There’s been some up’s and down’s for teams this week in the NA Region. Here’s how things are shaping up ahead of the first Major. Lower Division Simply TOOBASED have made it through Season 1 of the Lower […]

How to Fix Connectivity Issues in Valorant Through Port Forwarding

A good portion of connectivity problems in Valorant that players report experiencing on a regular basis can be solved rather easily through port forwarding. Unless there’s an issue with your ISP or with that of the official Riot servers, port forwarding can fix most connection problems you experience in-game. Let’s take a look at how […]

Valorant Challengers VCT NA, EU: Brackets & Schedule

The Ongoing Valorant Champions Tour is about to get more spicier as we teams are about to continue their journey in the second day of Challengers 2 event. The inaugural challengers event saw four teams from every region move on to the latter. Top four teams from the ongoing Challengers event will stand a chance […]

How to save your game in Persona 5 Strikers

Persona 5 Strikers sadly do not have autosave and unfortunately, you can’t just save anywhere either. Strikers isn’t a short game by any means, so you’ll want to save your progress one way or another. In the “jail” world, players will be unable to save their progress unless they reach a checkpoint, which is marked […]

Llamabro Teased As Next Fortnite Crew Exclusive Skin

The next Fortnite Crew skin teasers have begun. Epic Games is nearly four months removed from Fortnite Crew’s launch, a monthly subscription service for players. The service itself seemed worth it, considering the free cosmetics, 1,000 V-Bucks and Battle Pass. It also gave Epic the chance to workshop some unique skins available only to those […]

Hidden Fortnite texture hints at Family Guy crossover

GMatrixGames added fuel to the fire when he found texture hidden deep within Fortnite’s files. The post Hidden Fortnite texture hints at Family Guy crossover appeared first on TalkEsport. Read More

Fortnite x Family Guy Collaboration Coming Soon?

Could Family Guy be Fortnite’s latest collaboration? As if things couldn’t get weirder in the world of Fortnite Battle Royale, several leakers decrypted a potential Family Guy crossover. This revelation comes on the heels of Epic Games’ most recent collaboration with legendary fighting game Street Fighter. The series’ two most notable characters – Ryu and […]

How To Unlock Flying In World of Warcraft: Shadowlands

With the release of patch 9.1 comes the release of Flying in the Shadowlands. Find out how to unlock flying ahead of time so you don’t get left stuck on the ground. Flying mounts have become one of the most touchy subjects in the WoW community since they launched during the Burning Crusades. They’ve been […]

Overwatch League 2021 Schedule And Prizing

The Overwatch League is back for a new season! Mark your calendars: the League will kick off on Friday, April 16. The new Overwatch League season will start on April 16, 2021. Less than two months before the grand opening, Overwatch unveils its schedule, tournament information and pricing. Tournament Format & Schedule Overwatch League 2021 […]

What’s New For Overwatch In 2021

Here’s what’s in store for the future of Overwatch. Since its first reveal in 2015, there was little to no news about Overwatch 2. But yesterday, Jeff Kaplan and his team finally shed some light on Overwatch 2 during the BlizzConline 2021. From new maps to the inside of Torbjorn’s workshop, here is the best […]

Filipino Ex CSGO Pro Accused of Scamming Over 100k PHP Through Video Game Cosmetics

Former Filipino CSGO pro John Paulo “paulowow” Bacani has been accused by Molly Octaviano of scamming her for over 2,178 PHP, which is about $45 USD. In the complaint lodged by her to the local ‘National Bureau of Investigation Cybercrime Division’, she claims that Bacani had offered her 8,775 Valorant Points at a cheap […]

Dota 2: Patch 7.27c Is Here, Brings Changes To Morphling And Earthshaker

Even though were are just a few days away from the end of Season One of the new DPC, Valve decided to drop a new patch. Valve is one of the companies that like to release regular game updates. That’s why we weren’t surprised that Dota 2’s latest patch arrived just a few days before […]

StarCraft: Shopify Enters Esports With Shopify Rebellion

The ecommerce giant enters esports with their own Starcraft 2 roster. Canadian ecommerce giant Shopify announced their interest in the esports scene back in September 2020; when they appointed Dario Wünsch as esports program manager. Back then, not much was known about Shopify’s intentions in esports. But today they have announced their first venture, a […]

Relog, Grid and Trustly announce $100,000 CSGO Tournament with Pinnacle

Bookmaker Pinnacle has partnered with Trustly and Relog Media, the online payment provider, to launch The Pinnacle Cup, a $100,000 CSGO esports event. The tournament, which is said to feature a number of top-tier CS: GO teams, is scheduled to take place in March, with the grand final scheduled to begin on April’s first weekend. […]

Highest paid esports games listed

Are you the best among your mates at FIFA? Do you boast the Call of Duty has the highest kill-to-death ratio? Why not convert your gaming prowess into cash, then? In recent years, esports has become increasingly popular and there are even expectations that competitive video gaming will one day become an Olympic sport. Some of […]

Ninja Gaiden: Master Collection makes its way to PC, Xbox, PS4, and Switch

Team Ninja and publisher KOEI Tecmo have announced Ninja Gaiden: Master Collection for PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4, and Nintendo Switch. It’ll be coming on June 10. The collection includes three mainline titles; Ninja Gaiden Sigma, Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2, and Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge along with all previously released DLC content including […]

LoL: LCS Teams Push To Remove Import Rule, The Community Pushes Back

Upon hearing that many, if not all, LCS teams want to abolish the import rule, the community is up in arms. On February 3, League of Legends reporter and interviewer Travis Gafford released a clip from his podcast, Hotline League. In it, he revealed that LCS team owners and management have asked Riot Games to […]

Vindex Hires Former Starbucks Exec as COO of Belong Gaming Arenas

Esports infrastructure company Vindex has hired Pablo Arizmendi-Kalb as the new chief operating officer of Belong Gaming Arenas.  In his new role, Arizmendi-Kalb will take the reins of “multi-unit retail operations” as part of Belong’s expansion to hundreds of locations throughout the United States.  Prior to joining the Vindex family, Arizmendi-Kalb spent two years as […]

Opinion: Why The Olympics Should Create a Separate ‘Esports Games’

The “2020+5” agenda recently released by the International Olympic Committee made it clear that the organization has no interest in bringing esports such as League of Legends or Street Fighter into its official Summer or Winter Games anytime soon. Despite holding summits with esports figures and continuing to “foster relationships” with the gaming community, the […]

Pokemon Unite Beta: Registration, Release Date and More

The first beta testing for Pokemon Unite is announced which will be available only in Canada. The post Pokemon Unite Beta: Registration, Release Date and More appeared first on TalkEsport. Read More

PewDiePie’s Cocomelon diss track removed for child safety concerns

PewDiePie has found himself at odds with many in the past but was able to successfully come out on top. The post PewDiePie’s Cocomelon diss track removed for child safety concerns appeared first on TalkEsport. Read More

Anime and Esports Worlds Have Traveled a Common Pathway

Team Liquid has not made a solo move by teaming up with VIZ Media for Naruto Shippuden-themed apparel. Anime and esports have been in constant synergy not only for esports companies and organizations but also between the fans of both worlds. The Esports Observer will connect the dots that explain why this synergy exists. Esports […]

LVP’s CS:GO Unity Cup Added as Qualifier for BLAST Premier Series Event

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive teams across Spain and Portugal will have a chance to qualify for the BLAST Premier Spring Showdown when the Unity Cup kicks off on Feb. 27. Organized by LVP, a subsidiary of MEDIAPRO, the Spanish multimedia and communications group, the event will consist of two qualifiers that will see teams attempt to […]

Philips Licensed brand MMD Named Official Monitor Partner for PSG Esports’ FIFA 21 Squad

PSG Esports, the esports arm of the professional soccer team Paris Saint-Germain, has brought on MMD as the organization’s official console monitor partner for its competitive FIFA 21 players and streamers. MMD, a brand license partner for Philips monitors, is now the official provider for PSG’s FIFA 21 talent. Financial details of the partnership were […]

WePlay Esports: Total Investment in WePlay Ultimate Fighting League is $25M

Former undisputed world boxing cruiserweight champion Oleksandr Usyk and Ukraine-based esports tournament operator WePlay Esports will collectively invest $25M USD in a new fighting league that was unveiled in December, The Esports Observer has learned.  At the end of last year, WePlay announced that it had partnered with Usyk to create a fighting game league […]

Fortnite: Street Fighter Is The Latest Crossover In Season 5

Street Fighter characters will soon join Fortnite’s expansive lineup of character. Fortnite Chapter 2 – Season 5 has featured arguably the most collaborations in the game’s almost four-year history. Thus far, Kratos, Master Chief, The Walking Dead, Terminator and Predator are just a few of the numerous crossovers that developer Epic Games managed to pull. […]

Apex Legends: Everything We Know on Nintendo Switch Launch

Apex Legends is financially coming to the Nintendo Switch on March 9. Image via Respawn Entertainment / Nintendo. Apex Legends has continued to expand its access over the last year, entering the likes of Steam, gaining cross-play and more. The trend continues with the game now coming to the Nintendo Switch, with several other goodies […]

Volvic and BIG Extend Esports Partnership After Eight Months

German esports organization Berlin International Gaming announced that it has extended its partnership with Danone Group’s French mineral water brand Volvic. The two brands initially started working together in June last year. While BIG did not disclose the financial details of the partnership, the organization told The Esports Observer that the partnership is planned […]

Overwatch Patch Notes – 18th February 2021

A new patch for Overwatch has been released by Blizzard Entertainment, and fans are eager to know what’s new in this update. While the February 18th patch isn’t huge, it does introduce some major changes to some of the heroes. Orisa, Reaper, Winston, and Wrecking Ball each received some changes. Here are the detailed patch […]

How to get GKS Kitsune Camo for free in COD Mobile?

COD Mobile has updated their seasonal tasks with the new update and one of the tasks offers GKS Kitsune camo for free. Check how to get it. The post How to get GKS Kitsune Camo for free in COD Mobile? appeared first on TalkEsport. Read More

Twitch India Servers Are Now Live

Good news for South Asian video game streamers and content creators, as it seems like Twitch might be plotting a return to India with the Mumbai and Chennai servers going live. The server listings for Twitch on Twitch Status reveals new servers in Chennai and Mumbai, both of which are currently online at the time […]

Fortnite: $10k SypherPK Cup Complete Results & Leaderboard

Find out who won SypherPK’s Fortnite tournament! Three-hundred teams reached the finals of Fortnite’s first-ever SypherPK Cup. The tournament – created in honor of veteran content creator Ali “SypherPK” Hassan – bolstered a $10K USD prize pool with a trios format specific to NA East servers. The two-round competition saw over 270K sign-ups, which speaks […]

Two Brazilian LOL Matches Postponed After Vorax Players Test Positive For COVID-19

Riot Games announced on Thursday that two matches from the Brazilian League of Legends Championship scheduled for Feb. 20 and 21 have been postponed after four players from Vorax tested positive for COVID-19. The matches Vorax was to have played against Rensga Esports and LOUD were rescheduled for next Thursday, Feb. 25. Riot’s official […]

Complexity and the U.S. Army Team Up for  Soldier Showdown Part 2 Tournament Series

Texas-based esports organization Complexity Gaming has expanded its partnership with the U.S. Army Installation Management Command’s Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation to host a series of tournaments specifically designed for active-duty U.S. Army soldiers.  The competition, the “Soldier Showdown Part 2,” will begin on March 13 and will be played out over a […]

MIBR Announces Redragon as Sponsor

Brazilian esports organization MIBR has announced that it is now being sponsored by peripherals manufacturer Redragon. The sponsor’s brand will be promoted through MIBR’s men and women Counter-Strike: Global Offensive lineups, and also its Rainbow Six Siege team. Financial details were not disclosed. The deal with Redragon is valid for one year.  Redragon will […]

Call Of Duty League Super Week Announced

Following winter storms in Dallas, the CDL have announced their new Super Week ahead of Major 1. The Call of Duty League has rescheduled Week Two and Three of Stage one due to Dallas’ recent winter storms. With many players currently living in Dallas, some have been left without power, and thus this weekend’s matches […]

CoD: Everything New In BOCW & Warzone Season 2

Season 2 of BOCW and Warzone brings even more content, here’s everything you need to know. Black Ops Cold War has brought the most post-launch content we have ever seen in Call of Duty, and it doesn’t stop yet. Season two brings even more content to both Cold War and Warzone, including new Operators, Weapons, […]

Executive Profile: XSET Co-Founder Clinton Sparks

I’d like to tell you that Clinton Sparks, co-founder of esports organization XSET, graduated summa cum laude from Harvard, went on to a successful C-level career at Goldman Sachs, and then invested his considerable fortune into esports. But the real story Sparks shared with The Esports Observer over the course of several conversations is so […]

Electronic Arts Completes Acquisition of Codemasters

Nasdaq-listed game developer and publisher Electronic Arts announced that it has completed the acquisition of U.K.-based racing game developer and publisher Codemasters. EA acquired the developer through its subsidiary Codex Games, which has been established in the U.K. for the sole purpose of implementing the acquisition, at a per-share price of £6.04 GBP ($8.43 […]

Team Liquid’s LoL Team Cracks Open Bud Light as its Official Team Beer

North American esports organization Team Liquid has brought on Bud Light as the “official team beer” of its League of Legends squad. While financial details of the partnership were not released, this deal looks to have a heavy focus on content creation. Team Liquid and Bud Light are set to kick off a new series […]

Parimatch Renews Sponsorship With Russian Outfit Team Spirit

Betting technology company Parimatch has signed a one-year extension of its sponsorship to Team Spirit, one of the most popular Russian esports organizations. Besides the main spot, the Parimatch logo will also be displayed on the back, front, and sleeves of the Dota 2 and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Team Spirit jerseys. As part of […]

How to earn free UC in PUBG Mobile

Here is a legitimate method to earn free UC in PUBG Mobile by playing matches in Bonus Challenge. The post How to earn free UC in PUBG Mobile appeared first on TalkEsport. Read More

Destiny 2: How to Get Dead Man’s Tale – Exotic Scout Rifle

The new seasonal exotic is finally out and can be a bit tricky to get, but don’t let that stop you. You’ll have to complete a hidden objective to start the exotic quest, follow our simple guide to get the scout rifle. Start the arms dealer strike in EDZ and head left where you’ll notice […]

Call of Duty League Delays Some Matches in Texas Due to Weather, Power Issues

The Call of Duty League has decided to delay some of this weekend’s matches due to internet and power outages affecting southern states such as Texas due to the severe weather that has recently hit the area. Freezing temperatures in cities such as Austin, Dallas, and San Antonio, has caused millions to go without power […]

BLAST Premier Expands Spring Showdown Qualifiers To Include 1500+ Teams

Now, CS:GO teams from around will have their chance at glory. Today, BLAST revealed their plans for a new qualifier system for the Spring Showdown. In it, teams across multiple continents will have a shot at grabbing a spot in the event through regional competition. Currently, there are qualifier events planned in Latin America, Iberia, […]

Dota 2: Burjui Is No Longer A Part Of The EU DPC Lower Division

Following yesterday’s alleged match-fixing scandal, we have yet another controversy. After Meta4Pro decided to step away from the DPC qualifiers due to potential match-fixing problems, we have yet another team from the EU Lower Division that won’t be able to participate in the event anymore. The Disqualification Due to a breach of tournament rules, we […]

BetterTTV removes controversial twitch emote ZULUL

Ever since its release, it has maintained its place as one of the most downloaded extensions for Twitch The post BetterTTV removes controversial twitch emote ZULUL appeared first on TalkEsport. Read More

ESL Gaming Renews, Expands paysafecard Partnership for Sixth Year

Tournament organizer ESL Gaming will continue its partnership with cash payment company paysafecard into 2021. Financial terms were not disclosed. Under the terms of this deal, paysafecard will serve as a presenting partner for IEM Katowice 2021, the National Championships in both Germany and Poland, and ESL Mobile Europe & MENA for the first time.  […]

CoD: Best Class Setups for League Play in BOCW

League Play has now been out for a week, so here’s the best class setups to get you topping the ladder. Black Ops Cold War’s League Play released just a week ago, and since, we’ve already been through two ladders. If you’ve struggled to reach top 10/25 this week, here’s the best classes to use […]

eFuse Raises $6M in Investments from NFL, NBA Stars

Gaming-focused social networking platform eFuse has secured a $6M USD investment from a collection of professional sports stars, influencers, and investors, led by Ohio Innovation Fund. While a representative for eFuse declined to comment on specific individual investments, they did tell The Esports Observer that commitments from some pro sports players involved in the round […]

PSG.Talon Partners With Seating Manufacturer Recaro

Hong Kong-based Talon Esports has named seating manufacturer Recaro as its gaming chair partner for its League of Legends team, PSG.Talon for 2021.  Financial terms were not disclosed. Under the terms of this new partnership, Recaro will provide PSG.Talon staff and players in Hong Kong with its Recaro Exo gaming seat.   PSG.Talon is the result […]

Valorant’s new agent teased in maps after patch 2.03

We’re only days away from the highly anticipated Episode 2 Act 2 arriving to Riot’s tactical shooter Valorant, and it seems like players will be able to meet the next Valorant alongside the upcoming major update. While we do know that the next Valorant agent will be a controller, we don’t have concrete details about […]

FaZe Clan Names Amit Bajaj its New Chief Financial Officer

FaZe Clan, the North American competitive esports and gaming lifestyle brand, has announced that the company has brought on Amit Bajaj as its new chief financial officer. After what FaZe is calling a “successful 2020 anchored by tremendous growth,” Bajaj was brought on to oversee finance, strategy and corporate development at FaZe Clan. The newly […]

CS:GO: Astralis To Compete With An Additional Substitute At IEM Katowice

With the year’s biggest CS:GO tournament; IEM Katowice, just around the corner, Danish esports organization Astralis has adopted a little bit of a different strategy. Astralis will be competing at IEM Katowice 2021 with an additional substitute in the form of Mads “vester” Vestergaard. Vester is part of Astralis Talent, the organization’s academy team. Astralis […]

HyperX Signs WNBA Player Aerial Powers as a Brand Ambassador

Kingston Technology gaming division HyperX announced Thursday a new sponsorship deal with WNBA player and Twitch content creator Aerial “POWERzSURGE” Powers.  Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.  Under the terms of the new deal, HyperX becomes the “official gaming audio sponsor of Aerial Powers,” who will now use the company’s headsets while streaming […]

VCT postpones Challengers 2 event ahead of bad stormy weather

The next event of the Valorant Champions tour in North America has been postponed to Feb 20 after being haunted by the rough weather conditions in the country.  On Twitter, VCT made an announcement stating, “Due to weather concerns and potential power outages for many of our players this week, the #VALORANTChallengers. Week 2 Main […]

League of Legends: Wild Rift Patch 2.2 Update Release Date

The release date of new patch 2.2 update of League of Legends: Wild Rift is 30th March 2021. The post League of Legends: Wild Rift Patch 2.2 Update Release Date appeared first on TalkEsport. Read More

Fortnite: Benjyfishy Splits From Mongraal & Mitr0, What’s Next?

The much-anticipated reunion of Season X trio Mongraal, Mitr0 and Benjyfishy has come to an end. After splitting with former teammate Martin “MrSavage” Foss Andersen, top European player Benjy “benjyfishy” David Fish revealed the exciting news that he’d rejoin Season X allies Kyle “Mongraal” Jackson and Dmitri “Mitr0” Van de Vrie. However, the reunion was […]

5 year old Valorant player clutches 1v4

Upon successfully clutching out the round, he rushed to his dad to share his success story. The post 5 year old Valorant player clutches 1v4 appeared first on TalkEsport. Read More

VENN’s Ariel Horn on Lessons Learned From the First Six Months of Operation

In September of 2019, VENN closed a $17M USD seed funding round led by BITKRAFT, with participation from Blizzard co-founder Mike Morhaime, Riot Games co-founder Marc Merrill, Twitch co-founder Kevin Lin, and Blizzard’s former Head of Global Sports Amy Morhaime. Months after it officially launched in August of 2020, VENN raised an additional $26M in […]

The International Olympic Committee Remains Focused on ‘Virtual Sports’ Over Esports

The International Olympic Committee executive board has released its “2020+5” agenda, detailing a list of recommendations for the organization’s continued efforts to evolve alongside an ever-changing, increasingly digital global culture. Among these recommendations is the following: “encourage the development of virtual sport and further engage with video gaming communities.” The IOC has in the […]

Activision Blizzard Aiming for ‘Sunday Night Football’ Treatment of Prime Time OWL, CDL Competitions on YouTube

Activision Blizzard Esports wants to turn its primetime slots on YouTube for Call of Duty League and Overwatch League into its version of the NFL’s “Sunday Night Football,” as it’s placing more emphasis this year on flexing in the best matchups.  CDL got its season underway this past weekend and reported viewership gains, with the […]

Report: Washington Justice Owner in the Mix For D.C. Call of Duty Franchise

The Washington Justice’s Mark Ein could become the next owner to operate both an Overwatch League and Call of Duty League franchise, as there is mutual interest around potentially expanding CDL to DC, people familiar with the matter tell Sports Business Journal. CDL is entering its second season with 12 teams and chose not to […]

PUBG Mobile Esports disqualifies seven teams from PMCO Spring Split 2021

PUBG Mobile Esports disqualifies seven teams from PMCO 2021: Spring Split for using prohibited third-party software. The post PUBG Mobile Esports disqualifies seven teams from PMCO Spring Split 2021 appeared first on TalkEsport. Read More

Bigetron Esports announces a Valorant roster

Bigetron Esports ventures into PC titles by acquiring a new Valorant roster in Indonesia. The post Bigetron Esports announces a Valorant roster appeared first on TalkEsport. Read More

PUBG Mobile Redeem Codes for February 2021

Here is a list of redeem codes that can get you free stuff in PUBG Mobile for February 2021. The post PUBG Mobile Redeem Codes for February 2021 appeared first on TalkEsport. Read More

Gaming And Esports Driving The Adoption Of Bitcoin

For the past decade, cryptocurrency evangelists have been telling us that Bitcoin represents a new financial dawn. It’s a change just as far-reaching but even more fundamental than the shift from coins and notes to chips and scans. Yet while even the most conservative now have cards in their wallets, we are not seeing a […]

Final Level Esports Raises £1.14m led by Atmos Capital and Outfield Capital

In an investment round led by the Atmos Capital, Outfield Capital and British 1st11, Brazilian organization Final Level, BRL $8,5 million was raised. Final level was created in 2018 by Go4It, the company and Youtuber Felipe Neto, and João Pedro Paes Leme, executive director of Rede Globo. They are also fitted with a […]

FIFA 2021 Wonder Kids vs. Real-Life Performance Review

There is no doubt that every football fan is in love with wonder kids and patiently wait for them to perform in real-life matches. But while some wonder kids perform really well, the others cannot meet fans’ expectations. When FIFA announces the launch of these hidden gems in real-life matches, they release the Future Stars […]

VALORANT Champions Tour announces partnerships

For the 2021 VALORANT competition season, Riot Games announced numerous broadcast collaborations. Riot partners in Europe, CIS and Turkey with Freaks 4U Gaming & SPORTFIV The German manufacturing company Freaks 4U Gaming, in combination with the Riot, coordinated and broadcast in Europe, the Commonwealth of Independent States and Turkey a competitive season of 2021 […]

Fortnite: Nickmercs Pulled Over 93k Viewers During FNCS Stream

Nickmercs thrived in his return to competitive Fortnite. In case you missed it, veteran Fortnite player and all-around gaming titan Nick “Nickmercs” Kolcheff returned to the competitive scene in this past weekend’s Fortnite Champion Series . The popular Twitch streamer, who regularly averages tens of thousands of viewers, began playing Fortnite again in November of […]

Valorant Patch 2.03 Nerfs Reyna, Stinger; Details Inside

The highly anticipated patch 2.03 of Valorant is here, and it has brought a ton of new changes to the competitive shooter by Riot. From agent updates to weapon changes, patch 2.03 has everything Valorant fans have been requesting over the past few months. Let’s check out the changes. Firstly, as we had reported earlier, […]

Valorant Patch 2.03: Reyna Changes, Weapon Changes & More

Here’s everything you need to know about the latest Valorant patch. The highly anticipated Valorant patch 2.03 is finally here, and along with it brings a plethora of changes which the community has been asking for since a long time. Riot’s popular tactical shooter, Valorant has undergone some massive reconstructs in its gun-play and game […]

Twire Secures $361K Seed Financing Round, Expands into New Games

Slovenian esports statistics and analytics startup Twire announced that it has secured a €300K EUR seed financing round from Croatian investment fund Fil Rouge Capital. Twire, which was founded in 2019, developed a statistics and analytics platform that provides data and statistics of professional and semi-professional esports tournaments. Twire currently targets two user […]

CoD: Winners And Losers Of CDL Atlanta

After the first round of matches, here’s the Winners and Losers of CDL Atlanta. The first week of Call of Duty League matches are now done, and many teams have moved up and down in our Power Rankings. These are our Winners and Losers from the event, teams that have either benefited from the event, […]

Dire Wolves Acquires AVANT Gaming, Sells LCO Slot

Australian esports organization Dire Wolves announced that it has acquired its competitor AVANT Gaming and will unite the two organization’s teams under the Dire Wolves brand. Dire Wolves did not disclose the financial details of the acquisition. Dire Wolves, which was founded in 2014 around the creation of a League of Legends team, only became […]

Dota Anime ‘Dragon’s Blood’ set to release on Netflix on March 25

To everyone’s surprise, Valve has announced a new anime series titled Dota: Dragon’s Blood in collaboration with Netflix, and is premiering on March 25. The series will explore Dota’s lore and the universe and will feature characters Dragon Knight and Mirana from the game. “Following encounters with a powerful, ancient eldwurn as well as the […]

Roblox Scythe Simulator Codes: February 2021

Here is a list of promo codes that you can redeem in Roblox Scythe Simulator to get tons of pets and other buffs. The post Roblox Scythe Simulator Codes: February 2021 appeared first on TalkEsport. Read More

Free Fire India Championship [FFIC] 2021 Spring Split Teams Revealed

Free Fire is hosting FFIC Spring Split and here is the list of top eighteen teams that qualified in the group stages. The post Free Fire India Championship [FFIC] 2021 Spring Split Teams Revealed appeared first on TalkEsport. Read More

Valorant To Get A New Game Mode Called Escalation

Riot has revealed a new game mode for Valorant dropping in patch 2.03 — Escalation. Valorant’s upcoming patch will drop an extra treat for players. A brand new game mode dubbed Escalation. Escalation boasts a 5 on 5 game mode that involves players going toe-to-toe in a bid to level up by getting kills. To […]

Twitch streamer KillaMfCam banned after saying he’ll “break” son’s neck

Upon getting killed in Escape From Tarkov, he said he would break his son’s neck if he doesn’t leave the room. The post Twitch streamer KillaMfCam banned after saying he’ll “break” son’s neck appeared first on TalkEsport. Read More

Will FaZe finally level “Up” with new karrigan led roster?

The new in-game leader Finn “karrigan” Andersen’s acquisition completes FaZe clan’s updated roster for 2021, but what’s different this time? The post Will FaZe finally level “Up” with new karrigan led roster? appeared first on TalkEsport. Read More

Team OG Signs Monkey Business Valorant Roster

Renowned esports organization OG has announced their entry into the world of Valorant today. The team has signed the Monkey Business Valorant roster under their name.  The newly-signed OG Valorant roster consists of Dylan “aKm” Bignet, Benjamin “uNKOE” Chevasson, Kevin “TviQ” Lindstrom, Dragan “elllement” Milanovic, Theo “OniBy” Tarlier and coach Julien “daemoN” Ducros.  “We’ve heard […]

Netflix And Valve Team Up In New Anime Based On Dota 2

Dota 2: Dragon’s Blood hits the streaming service March 25. Netflix and Valve teased the trailer today on Twitter. Here’s a little love from us, to you. Yes, you. You know who you are. pic.twitter.com/AGlnOi3NIf — NX February 17, 2021 “We’re excited to announce a brand-new anime series exploring the Dota universe like never […]

How To Find A Main In League Of Legends

Your main champion is special but not everyone has the easiest time finding one. League of Legends is known around the world as arguably the most successful MOBA. So many players pick up the game each year, while others return after long breaks. For the average player, it’s merely a hobby, though many decide to […]

LoL: Voyboy Joins FlyQuest As A Content Creator

FlyQuest has made some mid-seasons moves. Though it’s not to their LCS roster but to their content creation team. Former player and content creator Joedat “Voyboy” Esfahani has joined the FlyQuest organization as part of their content creation team. Voyboy will work with FlyQuest to “showcase greatness this year through a variety of fun activities […]

Fortnite: Clix Unbanned From Twitch One Day After Presumed “Perma-Ban”

Clix has returned to Twitch. Professional Fortnite Battle Royale player Cody “Clix” Conrod is back on Twitch less than two days after the website struck him with a supposed perma-ban. Based on prior history of terms of service violations, many felt Clix would not return to the platform, which he too believed at the […]

Rockstar Energy Partners With 100 Thieves For 2021

Rockstar Energy Drink, in a bid to align itself with the cultural zeitgeist that is esports, today announced their new partnership with 100 Thieves, the North American lifestyle brand and gaming organization. Rockstar aims to further “its immersion into the gaming world and alignment with cultural leaders.” While financial details were not released, this partnership […]

Zipchair Now the Official Gaming Chair of Caps Gaming

Caps Gaming has announced that Zipchair will be the official gaming chair of the organization, a move billed as a “first of its kind in the NHL esports community.” The two-year partnership will see Zipchair provide gaming chairs throughout the organization’s facilities and will be featured on streams associated with Caps Gaming. Additionally, the organization […]

Valorant Celestial Bundle Price Revealed

Ever since the release of Valorant, and its Battle Pass, developers have set the motion to launch a plethora of new weapon skins that could either be purchased from the game store or earned by leveling up the Battle Pass. According to the esteemed Twitter user and Data miner, ValorLeaks, the latter has provided us […]

Newzoo and Apptopia Partner to Add Mobile Data to Global Games and Esports Insights

Games and esports data and insights company Newzoo, has partnered with mobile application intelligence provider Apptopia. Under the terms of this new partnership, Apptopia’s mobile data will be combined  with Newzoo’s “games market insights to support brands and game developers as well as media, financial, and technology companies.”  Financial details of the partnership were not […]

Dota 2: The Best Carry Heroes In The EU DPC

Let’s take a look at some of the best carries right now. The group stage of the 2021 DPC is slowly coming to an end. We have a few more matches to go, so we wanted to show you some of the most picked carry heroes so far. Needless to say, these heroes play a […]

Call of Duty Opening Weekend Scores Viewership Gains For ABE

Activision Blizzard Esports is reporting new viewership gains from the opening week of the 2021 Call of Duty League season, with the re-branded Optic Chicago outfit headlining the most watched match.  The 2021 season kicked off this weekend with online-only matches aired on YouTube, as the league continues operating differently amid the pandemic.  Citing Nielsen […]

North bids farewell to its Counter-Strike team: a retrospective

In early February, North made its biggest announced in quite some time, but it wasn’t a positive one. The organization, which started in Counter-Strike back in 2017 was winding up. The news came after years of disappointments, roster changes, and lots of money spent. Yet, North is a very interesting case, and it certainly is […]

CS:GO Esports Supplants Pokémon Unboxing — Weekly Twitch Top 10s, Feb. 8-14

Grand Theft Auto V remains a uniquely resilient game on Twitch while so-called “dead game” Apex Legends continues its resurgence on the Top 10. Brazilian Counters-Strike: Global Offensive fans continue their streak as the dominant fandom for the game’s esports broadcasts with the Portuguese stream of the latest BLAST event, once again exceeding the main […]

Apex Legends: Gibraltar Edition Launch Imminent

The Gibraltar Edition of Apex Legends is expected to drop imminently. Apex Legends’ next legendary edition of the game is reportedly set to drop at 18:00 GMT, 19:00 CET, 13:00 EST and 10:00 PST. Apex Legends Gibraltar Edition is the fifth pack to drop for the game, featuring a few goodies and exclusive skin. The […]

Swisscom Hero League Returns for Fifth Season

ESL Gaming and Switzerland telecom Swisscom will continue their partnership for the fifth season of the Swisscom Hero League. The league will feature competition for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, League of Legends, and mobile title Clash Royale. The CS:GO portion of the league will also serve as a regional qualifier for the ESL National Championship global […]

Omaken Sports Raises $18.2M and Acquires Heroic

Danish esports organization Heroic was acquired by Nordic esports organization Omaken Sports for an undisclosed amount. Omaken Sports was founded in 2020 by Norwegian gaming influencer Joachim “Noobwork” Haraldsen and has recently raised €15M EUR for the acquisition and development of Heroic and Omaken. As part of the acquisition, Omaken Sports will integrate […]

IBM CTO of Esports and Gaming Exits Company

After nearly 11 years working at IBM, Bill Le Voir-Barry announced Tuesday that he is leaving the company to pursue other interests mostly aligned with gaming and esports. Le Voir-Barry served as chief technology officer for esports and video games for nearly three years at IBM, working closely with game publishers, tournament organizers, and venue […]

Valorant Anime Skin Bundle: First Look and all you need to know

New Leaks have been dropped by ValorLeaks on Twitter and famous YouTuber @HitscanYT ahead of the upcoming Act 2 which does include a brand new skin bundle bearing an Anime theme.  Known as “GO VOLUME 1”, the anime theme on the weapons is inspired by art of five agents from the game. Five weapons, Five […]

CoD: CDL 2021 Power Rankings after Atlanta Home Series

Here’s our updated power rankings after the first week of action. The first week of Call of Duty League action provided some insanely close games, along with some incredibly impressive blowouts. Following the first week of games, here’s our updated Power Rankings. 12. Paris Legion While their 3-0 loss to OpTic Chicago was expected, […]

Dota 2: Flysolo Ends His Dota 2 Career

Kenneth “Flysolo” Coloma is no longer going to play Dota 2 professionally. Nowadays, there are all sorts of upcoming esports titles, which is why some players decide to switch from their current games. One of them is Kenneth “Flysolo” Coloma, one of the legends in the SEA Dota 2 scene. He becomes the second player […]

Dota 2: Meta4Pro Withdraws From DPC Due To Possible Match-Fixing

Sadly, we saw yet again another match-fixing scandal, but this time it is in the DPC. The European Lower Division is really interesting to watch because the teams there are unpredictable. Sadly, one of them won’t be a part of it anymore due to possible involvement in match-fixing. Due to an internal investigation regarding a […]

Gen.G Promotes Julien Benichou to Director of Partnership Activations

Julien Benichou has been promoted to the role of director of partnership activations at Santa Monica, California-based Gen.G Esports. Benichou, who was actually promoted in January to the new role, joined the company in January 2020 as an account manager. The extended role is in Benichou’s wheelhouse; prior to joining the company, he served in […]

Washington Justice Extends Partnership With Pentagon Federal Credit Union

Overwatch League team Washington Justice has signed Pentagon Federal Credit Union to a three-year sponsorship extension that includes expanded assets such as a jersey patch and co-branded credit card venture. Terms were not revealed for the pact, which will be announced Monday morning. The deal began last year after the company originally aligned with team […]

Corsair Further Invests into the Live Streaming Market, Acquires Visuals by Impulse

Computer hardware and peripherals company Corsair Gaming announced that it has acquired content creator design platform Visuals by Impulse, which will join Corsair’s portfolio under its streaming equipment and software brand Elgato. Corsair did not disclose the financial details of the transaction. Founded in 2015, Visuals by Impulse provides design assets such as overlays, alerts, […]

Fortnite: What’s New in Patch v15.40? Unvaulted Weapon, Adjusted Performance Mode & More

Learn more about all the changes in Fortnite Battle Royale patch 15.40. The latest patch in Fortnite Battle Royale’s 15th season dropped early this morning, promising to be one of the best yet. Chapter 2 – Season 5 introduced some new features and items, including sand tunneling, Exotic weapons and a teleportation mechanic. Since releasing […]

PMPL South Asia: Season 3 – Format, Prize pool, Teams and more

Here are the details of PMPL South Asia: Season 3 including new format, increased prize pool and list of invited teams. The post PMPL South Asia: Season 3 – Format, Prize pool, Teams and more appeared first on TalkEsport. Read More

New Valorant Game Mode Coming With Valorant Patch 2.03

A new game mode is arriving to Valorant in the next major update, and it’s a fresh take on the competitive shooter that fans are eagerly waiting for.  Valorant New Game Mode – Escalation The new 5v5 game mode is named ‘Escalation’, and it will feature different sets of rules from your regular Valorant games. […]

CS:GO: Karrigan Announces Return To FaZe Clan

It’s official, Finn “karrigan” Andersen has confirmed he’ll be returning to FaZe Clan’s roster. Just three words. “I’m coming home” and with that, Karrigan’s accomplished leadership skills made their return to FaZe’s roster. It’s a homecoming that many fans were expecting, but a welcome one none the less. I’m coming home #FaZeUp @FaZeClan pic.twitter.com/029v9Ns5JE — […]

Espo.io launches ‘fan engagement’ platform

UK startup Espo announced the launch in conjunction with the Espo.io esports fan site, Developed By Gamers, team BDS, BOOM Esports, F2K, GODSENT, and Team Queso. The company has been founded to encourage and support esports fans. The platform aims to make sports lovers more available by providing unrivaled access through a range of unique […]

Ninjas in Pyjamas Signs Three-Year Partnership With Samsung

Swedish esports organization Ninjas in Pyjamas announced that it has signed a new partnership deal with South Korean electronics maker Samsung that will span three years.  Financial terms were not disclosed. NIP will collaborate with Samsung on developing live-streaming activations, co-branded content, and other initiatives that promote both organizations and Samsung’s line of electronic devices […]

Fortnite: 100 Thieves Part Ways With Ceice And Elevate

Fortnite World Cup Finalists Ceice and Elevate are now free agents. Esports organization 100 Thieves has officially parted ways with two of its most successful Fortnite Battle Royale players David “Ceice” McClellan and Hayden “Elevate” Krueger. The California-based brand’s Twitter account confirmed this news today. After joining 100 Thieves in early-2019, Ceice and Elevate reached […]

Fortnite: Bizzle, MackWood & Others Sound Off On FNCS Qualification System

Does Epic need to change the current FNCS system? The first qualifier in Fortnite’s seventh seasonal Fortnite Champion Series competition just concluded over the weekend. Ten trio teams in all seven competitive Fortnite regions secured themselves a spot in the FNCS Semi-Finals, which will occur in early-March. Some members within the scene saw this […]

Brazilian Organization Final Level Raises $1.58M Investment

Brazilian gaming company Final Level announced that it is receiving an $8.5M BRL investment led by Atmos Capital, OutField Capital, 1st11, Kaducaio Holding, and other family offices. Final Level owns the esports organization Gamelanders, fielding one of the top Valorant rosters in Brazil and in the world , […]

Twitch Might be Returning to India Soon, Server Listings Suggest

Good news for South Asian video game streamers and content creators, as it seems like Twitch might be plotting a return to India in the near future. The server listings for Twitch on Twitch Status reveals new servers in Chennai and Mumbai, both of which are currently offline at the time of writing. That being […]

Streamers call out new dating show ‘Twitch’s Most Eligible’

However, the community found several red flags with how the show was presented to the public. The post Streamers call out new dating show ‘Twitch’s Most Eligible’ appeared first on TalkEsport. Read More

Corpse Husband fans rent a plane to promote his song

Corpse Husband has had a year that would make any YouTuber would be jealous of. The Among Us hype has helped skyrocket his content on YouTube. The post Corpse Husband fans rent a plane to promote his song appeared first on TalkEsport. Read More

Dota 2: 23savage Will Help BOOM Esports

BOOM Esports will try to qualify for the upcoming Major using Nuengnara “23savage” Teeramahanon. 23savage is often considered to one of the best players in SEA. Even though he was a pub star, the player quickly made a name for himself in the professional Dota 2 scene. As a result, he is now the first […]

CoD: CDL Atlanta (Stage 1; Week 1) – Day 4 Recap

The Call of Duty League action continued with three more matches, here’s what went down. Last night, Week One of the Call of Duty League concluded. With three more great games including OpTic vs FaZe, here’s a recap of Day 4. Seattle Surge 3-2 London Royal Ravens Seattle Surge stole Map One by accomplishing an […]

Tfue Surpasses 10 Million Followers On Twitch

Following in the footsteps of professional gamer Richard Tyler “Ninja” Blevins, Turner “Tfue” Tenney has surpassed the 10 million follower milestone. When Fortnite rose to popularity on Twitch, it led to a massive surge in the number of streamers. While some earned fame despite being bad at the game because they were exciting to watch, […]

PES, Clash Royale among 4 front runners for inclusion in Esports medal events in 2022 Asian games

Pro Evolution Soccer – a football simulation video game, Clash Royale -a real-time strategy video game, League of Legends- a multiplayer online battle arena video game and Hearthstone- a fast-paced strategy collectible card game, are among the front runners for inclusion as the esports titles in the next Asian games in which the electronic sports […]

FaZe confirm Karrigan signing

Finn “Karrigan” Anderson has been brought back to FaZe Clan’s Starting lineup, the European organization announced today. As reported earlier by TalkEsport and theclutch.com.br, Karrigan will represent FaZe Clan for yet another time after his two-year stint at the same from 2016-18.  This move has finally been confirmed after a long period of anticipation, previously […]

CS:GO: Na`Vi Beats FaZe Clan 2-0 To Win BLAST Premier Spring Group C

Natus`Vincere seized first place in BLAST Premier’s group C after beating FaZe Clan 2-0. The victory came as a result of a smoke defuse from in-game leader Kirill “Boombl4” Mikhailov. Although things didn’t look too good initially for FaZe Clan on Dust 2, Na`Vi took an early lead with electronic and s1mple completely destroyed the […]

Mousesports release Karrigan

Mousesports on Twitter have announced that they have parted company with Finn “Karrigan” Anderson.  After 23 months, Karrigan and Mousesports have mutually parted ways, the German side today revealed on their social media platforms. With just a few weeks left for his contract to expire at the same, the 30yo Dane is relieved of his […]

Clix banned on Twitch for the third time

Clix maintains a busy Twitch channel the rocks over 3.5 million followers The post Clix banned on Twitch for the third time appeared first on TalkEsport. Read More

Dota 2: DPC Weekly Recap – North America Feb 8-14

With Week Four of the DPC done and dusted for NA, there’s just two more weeks for our teams to make the cut. Unlike some of the other regions, things have been playing out mostly as expected in the NA region.  Newcomers in the Lower Division have had their mettle tested against one another, and […]

Dota 2: DPC Weekly Recap — CIS Feb 11-14

We take a look at some of the CIS regions most interesting moments during Week Four of the DPC. With just two more weeks until the CIS DPC League comes to an end, we already know the names of some teams that will attend the major. Nevertheless, it’s always interesting to watch some of the […]

Free Fire: How to get more kills in Kalahari

Here is a simplistic approach on how to get good number of kills on the Kalahari map in Free Fire. The post Free Fire: How to get more kills in Kalahari appeared first on TalkEsport. Read More

Free Fire Vehicles: How to pick correct vehicle in every situation

A list of vehicles in Free Fire and some suggestions on how to use them to your advantage The post Free Fire Vehicles: How to pick correct vehicle in every situation appeared first on TalkEsport. Read More

Fortnite: Clix Perma-Banned On Twitch For TOS Violation

Twitch bans Clix from their website. Professional Fortnite player Cody “Clix” Conrod of NRG Esports has received a ban from the Twitch streaming platform. The 16-year-old confirmed this news in a series of tweets posted just after midnight. Although he has not received a legitimate reason, it appears that Clix violated Twitch’s terms of service […]

Fortnite: FNCS Chapter 2 – Season 5 Week 1 – Complete Results

ESTNN breaks down the results after one week of FNCS Chapter 2 – Season 5. Thousands of teams across Fortnite Battle Royale’s seven competitive regions started their journey toward greatness in the seventh seasonal Fortnite Champion Series competition. The stakes are high, with $3M USD on the line this season and a crack at […]

Olofmeister parts ways with FaZe Clan

FaZe Clan on Twitter have confirmed Olof “⁠olofmeister⁠” Kajbjer’s departure from their CS:GO division. As earlier reported by TalkEsport, Olofmeister has finally decided to step down from FaZe and would evaluate the options for his future. After the win over Team Liquid in their Blast Premier Spring opener, Olof in an interview expressed that he […]

Dota 2: DPC Weekly Recap — Europe Feb 9-13

Slowly but steadily, we are reaching the final weeks of the DPC League in Europe. Let’s take a look at some of the most interesting things that took place during the week. We had the chance to watch another week full of interesting series — especially in the Upper Division. However, before we take a […]

Dota 2: DPC Weekly Recap – South America Feb 8-13

Our fourth week of action in South America is a wrap, we break down everything that happened. With only two weeks left of play, we’re getting close to the end of the line for a lot of our teams. We take a look at how things are faring in South America. Lower Division Our Lower […]

How to download COD Mobile Beta on iOS?

COD Mobile is a big hit in mobile FPS multiplayer games. This game has amassed a big fanbase since the day of its launch and to cater to their needs, the developers have always need to put in extra efforts. The COD Mobile BETA version is officially out and available on both Play Store and […]

Gamers can now rent Movie Theater Screens to play games

Korea’s largest cinema chain, CGV. Cinemas’ is now renting out their cinema screens to gamers for two hours at $90 only.  With many Cinemas closed or having heavy restrictions across the world due to Coronavirus precautions, a cinema company in Korea has come up with the nifty little idea of renting out its cinema […]

COD Mobile Redeem Code For February 2021