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Valorant Battle Royale mode may arrive soon

Leaks suggest that Valorant may soon be getting three new game modes, one of which might be a battle royale. The post Valorant Battle Royale mode may arrive soon appeared first on TalkEsport. Read More

Luckbox is giving free €20 for Worlds 2020 betting

Esports betting site Luckbox is promoting the League of Legends World Championship with a celebration of free bets during the Worlds 2020 occasion. The event gets going on September 25 and runs until October 31 and Luckbox is allowing fans to attempt League of Legends wagering by giving out an assortment of Free Bets during […]

How to install PUBG Mobile Lite 0.19 new update

Here is a simple guide to download the latest 0.19 PUBG Mobile Lite update. The post How to install PUBG Mobile Lite 0.19 new update appeared first on TalkEsport. Read More

How to fix ‘error code 0’ in Valorant?

The ‘error code 0’ is becoming increasingly common over the last couple of patches in Valorant, and it is causing players to be unable to play the game. The post How to fix ‘error code 0’ in Valorant? appeared first on TalkEsport. Read More

CS:GO: oBo Parts Ways With Complexity

Complexity’s teenage star steps down from the team. Owen “oBo” Schlatter, the young star of Complexity’s CS:GO roster, has decided to step down from the active lineup. The news was revealed by Complexity CEO Jason Lake during a live-streamed press conference. According to Lake, the 17-year-old originally stated he would return to the United States […]

Activision Blizzard Announces BlizzConline An Online-Only Event

For Activision Blizzard, the esports and gaming convention known as BlizzCon is a celebration of the company’s achievements and a chance to announce or release upcoming projects. BlizzCon, which was to take place sometime in October or November, was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, Activision Blizzard has announced that it will go digital […]

Chinese Communist Party Reveals ‘Unreliable Entity’ List Aimed at Foreign Companies That Threaten ‘National Security’

The Chinese Communist Party’s Ministry of Commerce announced regulations aimed at foreign companies with investments in China that could imperil its national sovereignty and security.  The CCP’s “unreliable entity” list, released on Saturday, is seen as a retaliation for the U.S. government’s recent actions against Chinese companies operating in the U.S. including Tencent Holding’s multi-purpose […]

Madden Championship Series Reveals New and Returning Sponsors for 2020-21 Season

The EA Sports Madden NFL 21 Championship Series has announced five new and returning sponsors for its upcoming season. Returning partners Pizza Hut and SNICKERS are joined by Oakley, Gillette, and Campbell’s Chunky soup brand, continuing the MCS’ streak of signing entirely non-endemic partners. Gillette is expanding its partnership with the NFL and Madden 21 […]

Report: 100 Thieves coach “ImAPet” looking to switch to professional Valorant

Within months of joining 100 Thieves as a coach, Chet “ImAPet” Singh may be looking to switch to Valorant. The post Report: 100 Thieves coach “ImAPet” looking to switch to professional Valorant appeared first on TalkEsport. Read More

Fortnite x Rocket League Llama-Rama Crossover Event Details

Fortnite is partnering up with Rocket League for its latest crossover event. Fortnite’s official Twitter account teased a crossover with the popular vehicular soccer game Rocket League last week. The event, dubbed Llama-Rama, will offer rewards for both Fortnite and Rocket League players. Epic Games is hosting the event in celebration of Rocket League joining […]

How New Zealand Has Embraced eSports?

This year, the New Zealand Esports Federation was the 21st country to gain its official title, from Sports New Zealand, as the national sporting organization for esports. Sport New Zealand sent a confirmation letter to NZESF on 20th March 2020 to award their new status. With NZESF’s new status as the governing body of […]

How the CS:GO match-fixing scandals are affecting the competitive scene of Valorant

History may be repeating itself, in what can potentially be the iBuyPower scandal all over again. The post How the CS:GO match-fixing scandals are affecting the competitive scene of Valorant appeared first on TalkEsport. Read More

How Hong Kong’s Change in U.S. Special Status Affects Gaming and Esports Investments

Written by Tobias Seck and James Fudge Over the last few months, the Trump administration increased political pressure on the People’s Republic of China. Several actions proved to be rather media effective, the proposed bans of short-format video platform app TikTok owned and developed by Chinese company ByteDance and Tencent Holdings’ WeChat app; and Trump’s […]

CoD: Modern Warfare and Warzone Season 6 Set For September 29

Activision has announced the release date for Season 6 of Modern Warfare and Warzone along with the two new operators and a map update. Today, Activision has announced September 29 as the release date of Season 6 for Modern Warfare and Warzone. Players will be able to drop into a new Verdansk, with two new […]

Do Esports Pros Really Have The Dream Job?

Esports’ origins stem back to the ’50s, where video games began, and competition via consoles and PCs ensued. Moreover, technological advances, near the millennium, made video games more accessible and appealing worldwide. From enhanced graphics, games to suit a myriad of interests, and the development of the internet’s speed and reliability, various factors contributed to […]

FunPlus Phoenix Signs Apparel Partnerships With Puma and Semir

Global apparel company PUMA and Chinese sportswear brand Semir have signed two separate partnership deals with Chinese esports organization FunPlus Phoenix , becoming the organization’s official partners. The partnership between PUMA and FPX was revealed via a commercial that featured six FPX League of Legends players, with the slogan, “born to win.”  Financial terms of […]

ESL CS:GO Pro Tour Update for 2021 Includes New Studio and Vision

ESL, the tournament organizer behind the ESL Pro League and IEM events, and gaming event organizer DreamHack announced a series of changes slated to take effect in 2021. This announcement confirms that the Cologne-based company will institute a new event format that will see a minimum of 16 teams featured in ESL Pro Tour Counter-Strike: […]

Bad Boy Leeroy Signs Deal With Pacaembu Stadium for São Paulo Esports Venue

The Brazilian esports promotion group BBL announced Tuesday that it has closed a deal with Allegro Pacaembu, the company that manages the historic soccer stadium Paulo Machado de Carvalho located in São Paulo.  At a press event Tuesday attended by The Esports Observer BBL provided details on […]

Gillette Produces a League of Legends Esports Talk Show in Brazil 

In partnership with Riot Games, Gillette announced that it will produce an esports talk show called Gillette Talks – LoL Edition between Sept. 21 – 24. The program will be presented and streamed online by Brazilian esports celebrity Nyvi Estephan on her Facebook page, and will also feature a special episode with a League of […]

BTS is coming to Fortnite to release “Dynamite” music video

World famous K-pop band BTS will be releasing choreography version music video of “Dynamite’ on Fortnite’s Party Royale Island. The post BTS is coming to Fortnite to release “Dynamite” music video appeared first on TalkEsport. Read More

The  National Association of Collegiate Esports Partners With Hussey Seating

Spectator seating company Hussey Seating recently partnered with the National Association of Collegiate Esports as the official seating solutions supplier of the U.S.-based collegiate esports league.  Financial terms were not disclosed. The partnership will see Hussey Seating provide a variety of services to NACE member colleges and universities in the U.S. looking to build new […]

AORUS teams up with MortaL to build ultimate PUBG Intel AORUS Airdrop PC

Airdrop full of gaming passion and love from AORUS and custom built by Havok Nation was gifted to Mortal. The post AORUS teams up with MortaL to build ultimate PUBG Intel AORUS Airdrop PC appeared first on TalkEsport. Read More

Mobile Premier League Raises $90M in Series C funding

Indian esports and mobile gaming platform Mobile Premier League raised $90M USD in Series C funding, led by SIG and early-stage tech investor RTP Global, along with MDI Ventures and Pegasus Tech Ventures. Existing investors Sequoia India, Go-Ventures, and Base Partners also participated in this round. The investment brings MPL’s total funding to $130.5M […]

Betting on Esports: Essential Tips for First-Timers

Esports gambling has grown to become a multi-billion free-standing industry in a short time. Considering that we live in a technologically brilliant age, it is no surprise that gamers have become everybody’s heroes. Thousands of players live off their gaming skills, and smart punters are winning great prizes wagering on them. If you are looking […]

Outback Steakhouse on its Presence in Brazilian Esports

Outback Steakhouse has raised its profile as a non-endemic brand in esports in Brazil after having a presence in events such as the Girl Pwr Invitational and The Convergence Invitational Counter-Strike: Global Offensive tournaments.  The Esports Observer talked to the Trade Marketing Manager of Outback Brazil, Cristiane Berna to learn more about the company’s […]

Fortnite: Ninja Battles $80K Tournament Week Four Recap and Results

Arkhram, Avery and Skqttles win week four of Ninja Battles. Ninja Battles returned after going on hiatus for over a month. The break took place due to Ninja’s departure from Microsoft’s Mixer platform. He eventually signed an exclusive deal to make his triumphant Twitch comeback. As a result, the Ninja Battles tournament series’s remaining weeks […]

Merecedes Benz now ‘Global Partner’ of League of Legends Esports

Mercedes Benz, an automative giant, has been announced as the global partner for League Of Legends Esports by Riot Games. The arrangement includes the WC, the Invitational, and the All-Star Game in the middle season. Mercedes-Benz is the designated exclusive automotive partner as well as a sponsor of the trophy ceremony at major international events. […]

$6M for Bayes for Global Esports Data Platform

Bayes Esports raises $6 Million fund for expanding its esports data and content offering services. The post $6M for Bayes for Global Esports Data Platform appeared first on TalkEsport. Read More

Cloud9 signs JamezIRL and Chu as coaches to their Valorant roster

The addition of two coaches at the same time is certain to help Cloud9 climb the North American competitive ladder. The post Cloud9 signs JamezIRL and Chu as coaches to their Valorant roster appeared first on TalkEsport. Read More

Puma Roars Into League of Legends 2020 World Championship in Jersey Partnership With Gen.G

PUMA and League of Legends 2020 World Championship participant Gen.G have unveiled the team’s new limited-edition jerseys for the event. Fashion designer Heron Preston created the artwork featured on the jerseys, which will be worn by Gen.G’s League of Legends Champions Korea team.  The World’s jersey is the first major collaboration between the two […]

As The Esports Industry Grows, Does It Become More Attractive For Cybercriminals?

Esports is often taken with a grain of salt even though it’s been present for half a decade. It may not require muscles of steel or outstanding stamina, but the stakes are higher than one would think. And this is what attracts cybercriminals who always want to get their fair share of something. The Phenomenon […]

Fortnite: Ninja Allows TSM ZexRow Back Into Ninja Battles

Ninja lifts the ban on ZexRow from Ninja Battles. Team SoloMid Fortnite player Anthony “ZexRow” Colandro received some positive news today straight from the icon himself, Tyler “Ninja” Blevins. He will now be able to compete in the Ninja Battles tournament series once again. For those who may have missed it, Ninja banned ZexRow from […]

Call of Duty League Considering Bubble Environment for 2021 Season

Activision Blizzard, the video game publisher behind the professional Call of Duty League, has asked owners to consider having the 2021 season played from a central location in a bubble-type environment similar to what the NBA and other sports leagues have done this year in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, multiple sources have told […]

Elisa CS:GO Invitational a Gateway for Nordic Teams Into Blast Premier

From Oct. 26-28, eight nordic Counter-Strike: Global Offensive teams will compete in the Elisa Invitational that will see the winner secure a place in the $325K USD BLAST Premier Fall Showdown taking place in November. This cooperative event is the second time the two have joined together as Elisa and BLAST teamed up earlier in […]

Microsoft to Acquire Quake and DOOM Owner Zenimax Media for $7.5B

Microsoft on Monday announced plans to acquire the parent company of Bethesda Softworks, ZeniMax Media for $7.5B USD in cash. The acquisition would include several Bethesda-owned development studios including id Software, ZeniMax Online Studios, Arkane, MachineGames, Tango Gameworks, Alpha Dog, and Roundhouse Studios. Microsoft would also own all the intellectual property associated with these studios […]

Mercedes-Benz Joins Growing List of League of Legends Worlds Partners

In its media day broadcast Monday, Riot Games revealed Mercedes-Benz as the latest sponsor of the 2020 League of Legends World Championship. The company will be a global partner for the World Championship, All-Stars, and the Mid-Season Invitational in a multi-year deal, and will serve as the sponsor for the trophy presentation ceremony at each […]

Report: Reliance in Talks to Publish PUBG MOBILE in India

PUBG MOBILE may be unavailable in India right now but the owners of the popular battle royale game are reportedly in talks to resurrect it in the region. The Indian Government’s decision to ban PUBG MOBILE in the country has been the major story from the subcontinent over the last few weeks, particularly due to […]

Dota 2: RodjER Is Now A Part Of FlyToMoon

Here is FlyToMoom’s latest addition to the squad. Vladimir “RordjER” Nikogosyan is one of the best CIS Dota 2 players in the last couple of years. He was a part of some of the most impressive rosters in the last few years, including Virtus.Pro’s. However, he recently played for HellRaisers, one of the most promising […]

Microsoft acquires Bethesda Softworks for $7.5B

Microsoft acquires Bethesda Softworks and its parent company ZeniMax Media in a acquisition deal worth $7.5 Billion. Popular game franchise like The Elder Scrolls, Fallout, Wolfenstein, DOOM, Dishonored, Quake, Starfield and more join Team Xbox. The post Microsoft acquires Bethesda Softworks for $7.5B appeared first on TalkEsport. Read More

AFK Gaming Secures $200K Pre-Series A From Inflection Point Ventures

Indian esports content platform AFK Gaming announced that it has raised a $200K USD Pre-Series A financing round from investment firm Inflection Point Ventures. AFK Gaming revealed that it will use the investment proceeds to “link reach to revenue through programmatic and direct advertising while also expanding the scope of coverage to additional esport titles […]

Team Kolkata are your winners of Skyesports Valorant Skyshowdown 2020

Team Kolkata has defeated Chennai 2-1 in a BO3 during the grand finals. The post Team Kolkata are your winners of Skyesports Valorant Skyshowdown 2020 appeared first on TalkEsport. Read More

x-kom AGO Signs Partnership Deal With Intel

Polish esports organization x-kom AGO announced a deal with microprocessor manufacturer Intel that will see the companies collaborate on content designed to educate fans about Intel processors. Intel is a major name in esports sponsorship, having sponsored a number of high-profile ESL tournaments, most notably the Intel Extreme Masters, for roughly 20 years.  In late […]

LoL: Worlds 2020 | LCS Team Previews

Learn up on the North American Worlds representatives. The 2020 League of Legends World Championship is right around the corner, with players and fans gearing up for it. As the pinnacle of LoL competition, its the event everyone has their eyes on. This year, the LCS has three teams that will go to Worlds and […]

Cloud9 Continues Push for Transparency, Reveals Two More CS:GO Players’ Contract Details

Esports organization Cloud9 has announced the second and third players in its revamped Counter-Strike: Global Offensive roster, once again giving an unprecedented look into contract details including contract length and deal value. William “Mezzii” Merriman has been signed to the team for three years in a deal which includes a total salary of $426K USD […]

Comcast Spectacor’s Fusion Arena Opening Put on Hold Due to COVID

The opening of Comcast Spectacor’s $50M USD purpose-built esports arena — slated to be the first of its kind in North America — will be delayed because of the coronavirus pandemic. The highly-publicized Fusion Arena was supposed to be finished in 2021, but in a statement to Sports Business Journal, Comcast has revealed that the […]

GoodGamer Corp. Launches Indian Fantasy Sports and Esports App 

Fantasy sports and esports platform Good Gamer Corporation announced the official launch of its GoodGamer Fantasy Gaming App. The tech company is based out of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, and operates via a subsidiary called Good Gamer India Pvt Ltd. based out of Bengaluru, India. The app is described as a “daily fantasy sports and […]

FAW-Audi Sponsors TOP Esports for League of Legends World Championship 

Chinese esports organization TOP Esports announced Sunday that its League of Legends team signed a sponsorship deal with automobile brand FAW-Audi. The sponsorship was revealed via a commercial that featured an Audi A4 and six TES League of Legends players, including Yu “Jackeylove” Wenbo and  Zhuo “knight” Ding. FAW-Audi is a subsidiary brand of […]

Would Esports Betting Take Off in New Jersey, United States?

New Jersey is a frontrunner in creating policies promoting esports in the country. General assembly member Ralph Caputo recently initiated the process of permanently legalizing wagering on skill-based esports events. Although sportsbooks in NJ currently accept online wagering on esports, they have to seek permission from the Division of Gaming Enforcement on a case-by-case […]

CSGO: ESL to host IEM Global Challenge on LAN

Intel Extreme Masters Global Challenge 2020 is set to bring CS:GO and players back to a LAN environment for the first time since earlier this year. Taking place across December 15 – 20, the top 8 performing teams from IEM New York 2020, IEM Beijing-Haidian 2020 and DreamHack Open Fall 2020 are invited to travel […]

G2 Owner Thinks Valorant Will “Destroy” CS:GO

The lore and cinematics surrounding the Valorant agents should go a long way in securing the future of the shooter, according to Ocelote. The post G2 Owner Thinks Valorant Will “Destroy” CS:GO appeared first on TalkEsport. Read More

Fortnite: Teeq Wins His Second DreamHack Open Championship

DreamHack crowns its third European Fortnite champion. The month of September brought Fortnite players a brand new season with new points of interest , weapons and Marvel superhero abilities to enjoy. Thus far, the general consensus is positive amongst the competitive players. DreamHack kicked off the competitive season with its first significant tournaments. The first […]

LoL: Worlds 2020 Guide and Full Schedule

A complete guide of the League of Legends Worlds 2020 event including teams that qualified and their match schedules. Another year has come and gone and with its conclusion comes the tenth annual League of Legends World Championship. “Worlds” as it is simply known as is the culmination of every team’s efforts through the year […]

Update: District Court Judge Issues Preliminary Injunction Against WeChat Ban in the U.S.

Update: Magistrate Judge Laurel Beeler issued a preliminary injunction Sunday morning against banning WeChat.  “The court grants the plaintiffs’ motion for a nationwide injunction against the implementation of Executive Order 13,943 . “Nothing in this order prevents the Secretary from reconsidering his decisions […]

NVIDIA Reflex lowers Input Lag in Valorant: How to turn it on

NVIDIA Reflex is a new feature that comes with the RTX 30-series GPUs from NVIDIA. The post NVIDIA Reflex lowers Input Lag in Valorant: How to turn it on appeared first on TalkEsport. Read More

Update: TikTok Deal With Oracle, Walmart Delays U.S. Ban to Sept. 27

The U.S. Treasury Department issued a statement Saturday evening to officially highlight that President Donald Trump has reviewed a deal between TikTok, Oracle, and Walmart, and appears to approve of it.  “The President has reviewed a deal among Oracle, Walmart, and TikTok Global to address the national security threat posed by TikTok’s operations,” the statement […]

California Judge Hears Arguments for Preliminary Injunction Against WeChat Ban in the U.S.

U.S. District Court Magistrate Judge Laurel Beeler for the Northern District of California – San Francisco heard arguments Saturday afternoon for a preliminary injunction to halt the ban of Tencent’s multi-purpose messaging, social media, and mobile payment app, WeChat, in the U.S.  The order was issued by the Commerce Department on Friday.  Attorney Michael Bien, […]

PUBG Mobile drops out of top mobile games in August; Among Us enters the fray

PUBG Mobile is out of the list of top ten mobile games according to total downloads. Among Us enters the list with 661% rise in downloads by month-to-month basis. The post PUBG Mobile drops out of top mobile games in August; Among Us enters the fray appeared first on TalkEsport. Read More

Cloud9 adds woxic to its CS:GO roster

The announcement came only minutes after the organisation announced the signing of William “⁠mezii⁠” Merriman. The post Cloud9 adds woxic to its CS:GO roster appeared first on TalkEsport. Read More

Dota 2: Natus Vincere Makes Drastic Roster Changes

Here are the latest changes to Na’Vi’s roster. It seems like every single Dota 2 region decided to do loads of roster changes. After the crazy shuffles in China, we now have news from the CIS as well. One of the most popular teams in the world has released three players and their coach. Natus […]

Cloud9 signs Mezii as the second addition to their CS:GO roster

HenryG has been fully transparent with fans about the details of the signing. The post Cloud9 signs Mezii as the second addition to their CS:GO roster appeared first on TalkEsport. Read More

Overwatch League: Chengdu Hunters Replaces Coaching Staff

The Chengdu Hunters announced releasing coaches Chang “Ray” Chia-Hua, Murong “Chen” Chen and Guan “Garry” Li. Xingrui “RUI” Wang, who left the team in 2019 due to health issues, comes back to the team as Head Coach. The Overwatch League Regular Season is coming to an end. While the final four teams are preparing for […]

Fortnite: Boogie Bombs And Port-a-Forts Removed From Competitive Playlists

Competitive Fortnite players rejoice, Boogie Bombs are gone. Epic Games announced today via the FNCompetitive Twitter account that Boogie Bombs and Port-a-Forts are no longer in competitive playlists. Additionally, Epic Games reduced Crash Pad drop stacks. The change took place less than 12 hours after the NA East DreamHack Online Open for September concluded. Unfortunately, several […]

CERD.GG; Building a platform for esports education

With the world of collegiate esports growing larger every day, ESTNN speak with some of the bright young minds working to shape the next generation of professional players. Despite the industry growing so rapidly over the last decade, the concept of esports is still a bit of a mystery to the mainstream. But that is […]

Fortnite: Marzz_OW Crowned NA East September DreamHack Open Champion

DreamHack’s third consecutive monthly Fortnite NA East tournament just came to a close. See how the leaderboard looked after another intense Grand Finals. For the third straight month, competitive Fortnite players from several regions participated in another DreamHack Online Open tournament. The Swedish production company committed $250K USD per month to the top three competitive […]

Skyesports and Loco announce ‘Skyesports Championship 2.0’ across 5 top game titles

After the successful edition of Skyesports Championship earlier this year, Chennai based esports company, Skyesports along with India’s live leading game streaming and esports app, Loco announces ‘Skyesports Championship 2.0’. The Championship will run over the course of two months across five different mobile and PC titles. The post Skyesports and Loco announce ‘Skyesports Championship […]

Lenovo Legion Sponsors G2 Esports as Hardware Partner

Berlin-based esports organization G2 Esports announced that the company signed a sponsorship deal with hardware brand Lenovo Legion. The PC brand will sponsor the organization’s League of Legends, Rainbow 6, Rocket League, Fortnite, and Sim Racing teams.  Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Legion is the gaming-focused PC brand owned by Chinese technology […]

How To Become a Twitch Affiliate/Partner & Make Money

Monetizing your Twitch channel requires you to go through a range of steps that can, initially, seem a little confusing. Making money from your Twitch channel can be done in a variety of ways that include advertisements, sponsorships, merchandise, Twitch bits, and more. You can start making money without having to become a Twitch partner […]

PUBG Corp. in talks with Jio to bring back PUBG Mobile in India

PUBG Corporation is in talks with Indian Telecom giant Jio for a potential partnership. The post PUBG Corp. in talks with Jio to bring back PUBG Mobile in India appeared first on TalkEsport. Read More

LoL: Worlds 2020 | Play-Ins Group B Preview

Meet the teams fighting for a spot in the main event through Group B of the Play-Ins. After a year of intense action, the League of Legends 2020 World Championship is set to begin. Twenty-two teams fought through their regional league and now prepare to fight for international prestige and glory. The lower seeded teams […]

LoL: Worlds 2020 | Play-Ins Group A Preview

Meet the teams fighting for a spot in the main event through Group A of the Play-Ins. After a year of intense action, the League of Legends 2020 World Championship is set to begin. Twenty-two teams fought through their regional league and now prepare to fight for international prestige and glory. The lower seeded teams […]

LoL: Worlds 2020 | LCK Team Previews

Check out the LCK’s three Worlds representatives. With Worlds finally here, and the Play-ins and Group Stage draws confirmed, it’s time to preview the regions. Let’s take a look at the LCK teams and how they will match-up against the rest. Gen.G Although they ended up with the three-seed out of the LCK, Gen.G is […]

LoL: Worlds 2020 | LPL Team Previews

Check out the LPL’s four Worlds representatives. With Worlds finally here, and the Play-ins and Group Stage draws confirmed, it’s time to preview the regions. The LPL is home to the last two World Champions, both of which didn’t make it this year. Let’s take a look at the new faces of the LPL and […]

Unity Raises $1.3B in Initial Public Offering, Surpasses Epic Games’ Valuation

Video game development platform and technology firm Unity Software completed its initial public offering Friday and began trading on the New York Stock Exchange. The Unity game engine developer raised $1.3B USD in the offering. The company sold 25M shares, which represent roughly 9.49% of the company’s total outstanding shares after the offering, at a […]

CS:GO: G2 Reportedly Targeting NiKo

Cousins NiKo and huNter- could play together under the G2 banner very soon. G2 Esports is looking to add FaZe Clan star Nikola “NiKo” Kovač to its Counter-Strike ranks, according to reports from 1pv and HLTV. This move would see the Bosnian superstar team up with his cousin, Nemanja “huNter-” Kovač, under the G2 name. […]

Betway Sponsors Beastcoast Peruvian Dota 2 Team

Esports organization Beastcoast has secured a one-year partnership with betting platform Betway for it’s Peruvian Dota 2 team.  South America is an under-developed region for Dota 2 competition, but Beastcoast has seen success at recent online regional events. The organization also has partnerships in place with various endemic brands like AORUS and Zowie, as well […]

Google Play Removes Paytm and Paytm First Games Apps

The Google Play store has removed the Paytm and Paytm First Games apps for alleged violations of gambling policies. According to a report on CNBC-TV18, Google already notified the Paytm developers on the issue several days ago. It’s likely that the move happened to set a precedent for apps and products engaging in gambling-related activities […]

Cyberpunk 2077 System Requirements: What do I need to run this game?

Cyberpunk 2077 system requirements are revealed. A good news for people with mid-end PC builds. The post Cyberpunk 2077 System Requirements: What do I need to run this game? appeared first on TalkEsport. Read More

Fortnite: Cloud9 Signs Avery As “First North American Player”

Avery signs with Cloud9. Cloud9 was one of the first premier esports organizations to join Fortnite back in 2018. They began their endeavor with veteran Halo player Jacob “Hysteria” Reiser. Since then, Cloud9’s roster has changed significantly throughout the last three years. Before the Fortnite World Cup, C9 acquired top South American qualifiers snow, pfzin, […]

Intel Extreme Masters Global Challenge Set to Bring CS:GO Back to LAN

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive competition is coming back to LAN play. The Intel Extreme Masters Global Challenge 2020, set to take place in Cologne, Germany, from  Dec. 15-20, will see eight teams from three continents compete for the largest share of the $500K USD prize pool. With the COVID-19 pandemic all but taking away LAN events […]

Halo Championship Series Pivots Due to Halo Infinite Delay

The Halo Championship Series has announced a change to its competition schedule due to the delayed release of Halo Infinite. The latest entry in the popular Halo series was expected to release in late 2020, but developer 343 Industries and publisher Microsoft were forced to push back its launch due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. […]

Clayster Joins NY Subliners For 2021 Call of Duty League Season

After weeks of speculation, New York Subliners have confirmed the signing of Clayster for the 2021 Black Ops Cold War Season. James “Clayster” Eubanks is a veteran Call of Duty professional and today he announced his new team for the 2021 season would be the New York Subliners. Here, he will be joined by Tommy […]

Gamers Club and Epic Games Partner for Fortnite Tournaments in Latin America

Esports promotion company Gamers Club announced Thursday a partnership with Epic Games to include its battle royale game Fortnite in its competitions platform. The tournaments will be available for Gamers Club users beginning Sept. 24, in an online structure that will also include game classes, content, and broadcasts. It is predicted that the competitions’ prize […]

Razer to Lobby for Inclusion of Esports in SEA Games 2021

Gaming peripherals brand Razer will lobby for the inclusion of esports in the 2021 Southeast Asian Games. Esports was a part of the SEA Games in 2019 but the current organizers, Vietnam, removed it from the games amidst budget constraints brought forth by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Based out of Singapore, Razer is a key […]

Secretlab, OPPO, Alienware, Mercedes-Benz Featured in Music Video for Worlds 2020 Song ‘Take Over’

Riot Games has released the music video for this year’s League of Legends World Championship theme song, Take Over, which features the logos of multiple Worlds sponsors. The animated music video tells the story of a rookie League of Legends player being trained to become a Worlds competitor by legendary champion Lee “Faker” Sang-hyeok. During […]

G2 Reportedly In Talks To Acquire NiKo

FaZe Clan has failed to produce significant result over the past few months. The post G2 Reportedly In Talks To Acquire NiKo appeared first on TalkEsport. Read More

Team Heretics Secures Sponsorship With Uber Eats

Spanish esports organization Team Heretics has announced a partnership with Uber Eats. As with its recent Phillips OneBlade deal, the organization released a video corresponding with the announcement featuring various Team Heretics personalities. This marks the third non-endemic deal for Team Heretics this year, having signed Baybel in April. The organization also raised funds last […]

U.S. Department of Commerce Announces Sanctions Against TikTok, WeChat

The U.S. Department of Commerce Friday announced prohibitions on transactions relating to mobile apps WeChat and TikTok.  The order is an enforcement of President Donald Trump’s executive orders issued in August. Beginning Sept. 20, The following transactions will be prohibited: Any provision of service to distribute or maintain the WeChat or TikTok mobile applications, constituent […]

Trump takes aim at Epic, Riot Games over ties to Tencent: report

The U.S. Treasury’s Committee on Foreign Investment in the U.S. reportedly sent letters to Riot and Epic for information on their security protocols. The post Trump takes aim at Epic, Riot Games over ties to Tencent: report appeared first on TalkEsport. Read More

That’s How They Make Real Money in Esports

According to a study conducted by Newzoo, esports’ global revenues have been growing at an average of 27 percent every year. If you haven’t noticed, the cash flow in this industry has been growing rapidly over the years. Prize pools have been growing every year as more sponsors and viewers become attracted. What was once […]

Five Of The Highest Earners In Esports

The phenomenon that is esports has seen exponential growth in recent months. Part of that growth can be attributed to the lack of live sporting events taking place throughout the first half of 2020 as measures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus pandemic forced cancellations around the globe. However, even prior to this, esports […]

League of Legends: Wild Rift closed Beta tests begin in SEA

The mobile version of League of Legends, known as Wild Rift, moves into its first closed beta testing in SEA region. The post League of Legends: Wild Rift closed Beta tests begin in SEA appeared first on TalkEsport. Read More

LoL: Fan Favorites That Fell Flat And Missed Worlds 2020

Worlds 2020 is looking a lot different without these teams there. With the end of the League of Legends Summer Split internationally, we turn our page to the final chapter of the year. The premier esports event in the World is right around the corner and has filled itself with elite teams from all around […]

U.S. Government Takes Aim at  Riot Games, Epic Games, and Others Tied to Tencent

The U.S. Treasury’s Committee on Foreign Investment in the U.S. has asked gaming companies including Riot Games and Epic Games to provide information on security protocols, according to a Bloomberg report. The CFIUS sent letters to Epic, Riot, “and other game companies” asking them to provide data to the government because of their deep […]

Fortnite: Argentinian World Cup Standout k1ng Making A Run At FaZe5

Argentina’s top Fortnite player embarks in the FaZe5 Challenge. Thiago “k1ng” Lapp journeyed from Argentina to New York City to compete in the Fortnite World Cup over a year ago. It didn’t take long for the South American to make a name for himself on Fortnite’s most significant stage. He became the tournament’s feel-good story […]

Vaynerchuk Explains Why He Saw Esports as an Investment Vehicle Years Ago

Gary Vaynerchuk isn’t just a jack-of-all-trades, he’s the king. The serial entrepreneur and five-time New York Times best-selling author with companies spanning the globe has seen his uncanny intuition, guile, and wit lead him to business success in places others feared to go. And now, he has his sights set on esports. This week on […]

KPL Players Attend ‘China Esports Patriotism Education’ Program, China LoL Legend Uzi Shoots Commercial 

Last week, all 18 League of Legends overseas teams who will compete for the upcoming League of Legends World Championship , arrived in Shanghai and started their 14-day COVID-19 restriction quarantine. The competition will start on Sept. 25.  Beyond League of Legends esports, the industry also saw several partnerships and a controversy related to […]

Opinion: How Call of Duty: Mobile Avoided Being Banned in India

On Sept. 1, PUBG MOBILE along with 117 other apps with ties to Chinese companies were banned by the Indian government. The only reason the popular battle royale game was banned was because it was being published by Tencent Games. Many wondered why Call of Duty: Mobile, developed by Tencent’s in house game development studio, […]

 Andbox Signs First Two Players to N.Y.-Based VALORANT Squad, But is Looking for More

Andbox, the New York based esports organization behind the Excelsior and Subliners , has signed a VALORANT team that will compete professionally in Riot Games’ VALORANT under the New York banner. Andbox” and will be coached by Matt “Warden” Dickens, former Counter-Strike: Global Offensive team manager for Complexity who has more than 20 years […]

Opinion: How Call of Duty: Mobile Avoided Being Banned in India

On Sept. 1, PUBG MOBILE along with 117 other apps with ties to Chinese companies were banned by the Indian government. The only reason the popular battle royale game was banned was because it was being published by Tencent Games. Many wondered why Call of Duty: Mobile, developed by Tencent’s in house game development studio, […]

The Neymar of Free Fire and the Biggest Streamer in the World: Meet Nobru

As Twitch has taken over the gaming live stream market, what is trending on other platforms has fallen out of the public eye. YouTube Gaming has been forgotten for a little while, even while big channels such as ESL are keeping their channels and broadcasts there and the audience is smaller than the one reached […]

FAU-G creators get Bombay Court nod to prosecute fake news peddlers

Vishal Gondal, one of the promoters of nCore Games, which is publishing an upcoming tactical shooter game FAU-G has announced a new development about the on going controversy. According to their official statement, the involved parties with the game are now legally equipped to prosecute fake news and any one who promotes conspiracy theories. The […]

Senators Urge Trump to Oppose TikTok-Oracle Partnership as Administration Admits U.S. Can’t ‘Get Paid’

U.S. Senator Marco Rubio sent a letter Wednesday to President Donald Trump expressing concerns about the proposed partnership between ByteDance and Oracle for the U.S. operations of short-form video app TikTok that was announced this week. In the letter co-signed by Senators Thom Tillis , Roger Wicker , Rick Scott , Dan Sullivan , […]

Playfly Sports Acquires Collegiate Star League and Worldgaming Network

Philadelphia-based sports marketing company Playfly Sports announced that it has acquired two esports assets, the Collegiate StarLeague and WorldGaming Network from the U.K.-based cinema chain Cineworld Group. Cineworld Group acquired CSL and WGN parent company, Canada-based cinema chain Cineplex, in a $2.8B CAD friendly takeover deal in December 2019. Both companies […]

Boogie Bombs Do Not Belong In Competitive Fortnite

Boogie Bombs are a problem in Chapter 2 – Season 4. The competitive Fortnite season is now underway after the first round of Trio Cash Cups. Players have had nearly one month to sink their teeth into this new Fortnite season, themed to Marvel Comics. The fanbase collectively exhaled after seeing the Pump Shotgun return […]

London Esports showcases Kappa kit

Audacity Esports, based in the United Kingdom, has a collaboration with the Italian sportswear company, Kappa. Kappa will supply the jerseys to Kappa’s rosters, brokered by Van Hawke Sports, a sponsorship agency. In 2019, Kappa concentrated on the sports market and entered into agreements with Royal Never Give Up, Crazy Lions, Demise, Vexed Gaming, ESL UK, and Diabolus. As a partner with Audacity, the brand entered Van Hawke Sports in […]

Separating Work and Play: An Inside Look at Team Liquid’s Alienware Training Facility EU

Team Liquid has become the first esports organization to construct training facilities on two continents with the same title sponsor for both. The newly opened Alienware Training Facility EU sits just outside of downtown Utrecht, Netherlands . Team Liquid and Dell’s gaming PC brand Alienware have […]

CSGO fan wins $7k on ESL Pro League betting

For one particular fan of the CSGO, ESL Pro League is proving lucrative, earning over $7,600 for two bets. The player has combined the G2 & BIG three times to win their ESL Pro League matches and has inserted Team Queso in the game against BIG Academy, making $531 a $3,800 match. The player had previously bet on some events and used various bonus codes throughout his esports betting experience. A day later, the same player was a much stronger player in a fourfold combo, including FaZe, […]

BLAST Premier announces partnership with BlockChain Company Hdac

A collaboration with blockchain technology company Hdac Technology has been formed with the Danish tournament organizer Blast. HDAC Technology will be displaying its branding during its fall sequence, the showdown, and final rounds on the Blast Premier Counter-Strike: the Global Offensive circuit. Hdac Technology sponsors a broadcast integration called ‘The Economy Play’ which offers analysts […]

$100K PGL Apex Legends Showdown Announced

Esports tournament organizer PGL announced Wednesday a global online competition for Electronic Arts’ battle royale game, Apex Legends. The PGL Apex Legends Showdown will feature a $100K USD total prize pool and provide participants with points towards the official Apex Legends Global Series.  The competition is open to players in North America, Europe, South America, […]

Manchester City F.C Extends and Expands Partnership With Nexen Tire

English Premier League club Manchester City F.C. has renewed and extended its partnership with South Korean tire company Nexen Tire. The new partnership extends the logo placement to be featured on all sides of kits associated with the club, including Manchester City Esports’ FIFA players’ jerseys.  Financial terms of the partnership were not disclosed. Manchester […]

Apex Legends Global Series PGL Showdown Set For October 20-25

PGL will host their own Apex Legends Global Series event across every competitive region through October 20 – 25. PGL has announced that they are adding their own Apex Legends Global Series event set for October 20-25. The event features a $100,000 USD prize pool up for grabs throughout EU, NA, SA, APAC North, APAC […]

Nerd Street Gamers Announces ‘The Block’ Esports Campus in Philadelphia

Esports infrastructure company Nerd Street Gamers announced plans Wednesday to open an esports campus in Philadelphia called “The Block.”  The facility will be located inside 401 North Broad Street in Philadelphia and will serve as a hub for the company in the city. The 40,000 square foot esports campus will serve as the company’s global […]

Wisdom Gaming Group Raises $3M Series A Investment

Minneapolis-based esports content and experience company Wisdom Gaming Group announced that it has secured a $3M USD Series A financing round led by the local venture capital fund Excelsior Ventures Fund. The company plans to use the investment proceeds to accelerate the growth of its esports marketing platform, digital content, and gaming media network portfolio. […]

Resolve Partners With SKINS to Design and Produce Esports Performance Wear

Resolve, a United Kingdom-based esports team that was recently promoted to the UK’s top League of Legends league, has partnered with SKINS to develop esports performance wear. The partnership agreement will see Resolve help support research and development into SKINS’ future esports-related products as well outfitting Resolve’s first team, female squad, and academy team with […]

Bayes Holding Raises $6M Investment to Expand Esports Data Offerings

Berlin-based gaming and esports data provider Bayes Holding secured a $6M USD financing round to further expand the data and content offering on its platform and develop new platform features that benefit both data suppliers and consumers. Participants in the investment included the Pohlad Family investment group, Fertitta Capital, Sony Innovation Fund, […]

Saint And Reppin Reveal Recruitment Process For New Minnesota Rokkr Team

During the Minnesota Rokkr’s Press Conference, Saint and Reppin revealed their recruitment process behind the 2021 roster. Today we were lucky enough to be invited to the Minnesota Rokkr’s press conference to talk to their new roster, their coaches and COO Brett Diamond. We asked about the Minnesota Rokkr’s recruitment strategy behind this new 2021 […]

PGL APEX LEGENDS SHOWDOWN to take place between October 20-25

Bucharest, September 16, 2020 – We are elated to announce that the best Apex Legends teams in the world will have the opportunity to fight for a $100,000 combined prize pool. The qualifiers are held between October 20-21 and the best 20 teams of each region will play in the finals on October 24/25. The […]

Spectacor Gaming’s FTW Initiative Opens New Doors for Women in Esports

Spectacor Gaming’s women in gaming initiative FTW: For The Women hosted its first-ever all women esports tournament last weekend The first-ever major women’s VALORANT event was then made even more noteworthy when publisher Riot Games made it an official part of its professional tournament series and committed $40,000 USD to its prize pool. This was […]

Esports betting platform Unikrn fined by SEC for $6.1 million over unregistered crypto

Through a press release dated 15th September, the United States Securities and Exchange Commission has announced that esports betting company Unikrn has been fined for over $6 million over unregistered Initial Coin Offerings . Despite not agreeing or denying the wrongdoing, the Seattle-based startup has agreed to pay the fine of $6.1 million to […]

Apple Fires Back at Epic in Court Filing, Claims Fortnite Interest is ‘on the Wane’

In a court filing Tuesday, Apple fired back at Epic Games as the Fortnite developer tries once again to get its popular battle royale game back on the Apple App Store for iOS devices such as iPhone and iPad. While Apple’s arguments remain the same as the last time the court rejected Epic’s attempt to […]

Edward Gaming Faces Backlash for Handling of Sexual Harassment Allegation

Last week, Chinese esports organization Edward Gaming suffered backlash after sexual harassment allegations by a former female employee came to light on Chinese social media platform Weibo. The company’s response to the claims fueled the backlash even further and attracted widespread discussions on women’s rights and organization management issues in the community.  EDG is […]

GeT_Right, Xizt benched from Dignitas roster

The decision comes after the failure of the Dignitas squad to “live up to fans’ expectations.” The post GeT_Right, Xizt benched from Dignitas roster appeared first on TalkEsport. Read More

Valorant India Servers in the next update? Here’s what we know

Dataminers have found hidden strings suggesting new Valorant servers coming to Mumbai, India. The post Valorant India Servers in the next update? Here’s what we know appeared first on TalkEsport. Read More

The Neymar of Free Fire and the Biggest Streamer in the World: Meet Nobru

As Twitch has taken over the gaming live stream market, what is trending on other platforms has fallen out of the public eye. YouTube Gaming has been forgotten for a little while, even while big channels such as ESL are keeping their channels and broadcasts there and the audience is smaller than the one reached […]

David Gould Named Chief Diversity and Impact Officer for Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment

Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment, whose sports properties include the Dignitas, Philadelphia 76ers, and the New Jersey Devils announced that David Gould has been named chief diversity and impact officer. This is a newly created position within the organization will see the Philadelphia native lead HBSE’s internal and external diversity and inclusion standards, programs and […]

BLAST Revamps Prize Money Structure With Eye Towards Team Stability, Community Expresses Concerns

Tournament organizer BLAST announced Wednesday a restructuring of its prize money payout system. The company will reduce the prize pool paid out in competitions, moving those funds into increased participation fees for teams and organizations in its tournament ecosystem. The total sum of money paid out through prizing and participation will remain unchanged. Effectively, this […]

Report: Indian Fantasy Sports Platform Dream11 Set to Acquire SoStronk

Dream Sports, the parent company behind fantasy sports platform Dream11, is in talks to buy out Indian esports platform SoStronk, according to a report in Money Control. Dream Sports has made major strides in recent months including raising a $225M USD round just a few days earlier. In April 2019, it also became the first […]

LoL: Worlds 2020 | LEC Team Previews

Get familiar with the LEC’s four World’s representatives. With Worlds now upon us, and the Play-ins and Group Stage draws confirmed, it’s now time for us to preview the regions. Now its time to look at the LEC teams and how they will look to matchup against the rest. MAD Lions Carzzy has had a […]

Riot Games Signs Bose as LoL Esports Global Events Partner

Publisher Riot Games secured a multi-year sponsorship deal Wednesday with headset maker Bose, which names the brand an official partner of League of Legends global events – including the World Championship, Mid-Season Invitational, and All-Star Event. Bose will provide headsets for players and staff at the 2020 World Championship, taking place in Shanghai, China, later […]

60% of Huya-Owned Nimo TV’s Global Audience is in Brazil

Streaming platform Nimo TV completed two years of activity in Brazil in September, and to celebrate its second anniversary it highlighted its 15M active users in the country, which represents 60% of its global audience. Nimo TV is owned by Huya, one of the biggest streaming platforms in China and a company listed on the […]

Chinese Chat Service Company TT Acquires Dominus Esports, Secures LPL Franchise 

Chinese League of Legends Pro League team Dominus Esports announced Wednesday that it has been acquired by Chinese chat service company TT and rebranded as a League of Legends division of TT Esports. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. On Sept. 9, TT Head of Esports Yifei Liu revealed in an interview that […]

Call of Duty: Mobile World Championship regional Playoffs announced

Call of Duty: Mobile World Championship Regional Playoffs details including streaming schedules and prize pool are announced. Here is everything you need to know about it. The post Call of Duty: Mobile World Championship regional Playoffs announced appeared first on TalkEsport. Read More

‘Among Us’ Surpasses ‘Fall Guys’ in Player Count

With a daily concurrent peak of over 300,000 players, Among Us is the newest trend in the video game world. The post ‘Among Us’ Surpasses ‘Fall Guys’ in Player Count appeared first on TalkEsport. Read More

Dota 2: PSG.LGD Welcomes Back Xiao8

Here’s the latest news from the Chinese Dota 2 scene. Zhang “xiao8” Ning is one of the biggest names in the Dota 2 industry. The player has been a vital part of many teams over the years, including NewBee and their successful TI 4 run. Now, after spend some time in other Chinese organizations, the […]

Esports Betting To Swap Positions With Sports Betting According To Sports Information Traders Analysts

The 2020 Global Coronavirus pandemic brought most of the world to a halt, including professional sports. For the majority of the year, many professional sports leagues have been suspended to mitigate the spread of the virus, but one sport, in particular, has benefited greatly from the situation…. esports. While most of the world’s sports leagues […]

Teams & Schedule announced for SkyEsports Valorant Showdown

Teams and format for SkyEsports Valorant Showdown are announced. This invitational themed event is set to begin from 19th September. The post Teams & Schedule announced for SkyEsports Valorant Showdown appeared first on TalkEsport. Read More

Arcitys Reunited With Simp And aBeZy On Atlanta FaZe For 2021 CDL Season

Atlanta FaZe are the third team to complete their 2021 starting roster following the signing of Arcitys. Today we see the starting roster announcements of two Call of Duty League teams for the 2021 season. Minnesota Rokkr announced their roster of Attach, Priestahh, Accuracy and MajorManiak. An extremely strong team which has many fans excited […]

Martin Wyatt Exits Gfinity to Join Esports Engine

Martin Wyatt, former global head of strategic partnerships at Gfinity, announced Tuesday that he has taken on the role of head of UK program operations at esports technology and service solutions company Esports Engine. Wyatt announced his departure from Gfinity on Monday via social media. Wyatt worked at Gfinity for more than seven years in […]

Logitech and Shroud Team for Branded Product Line

Today on his Twitch channel, streamer Michael “Shroud” Grzesiek announced a new branded line of gaming peripherals launched in partnership with Logitech G, the gaming brand of computer accessory maker Logitech. The line features Shroud’s recently redesigned logo, which the streamer stated on his stream was redesigned in large part because his previous logo “did […]

Minnesota Rokkr Announce Starting Roster For 2021 Call of Duty League Season

The Minnesota Rokkr become the second team to announce their starting roster for the 2021 season following Chicago’s announcement yesterday. With the Call of Duty League moving to 4v4 competitive play for the 2021 season, each team needs to create a new four-man starting roster. Some teams such as the Toronto Ultra and Dallas Empire […]

Carryminati to make an appearance in Bigg Boss 14?

Carryminati is rumoured to make an appearance in reality show Bigg Boss 14. The post Carryminati to make an appearance in Bigg Boss 14? appeared first on TalkEsport. Read More

SEC Fines Unikrn $6.1M Over Unregistered Initial Coin Offering

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission announced Tuesday that it has fined Seattle-based esports betting company Unikrn $6.1M USD for “conducting an unregistered initial coin offering of digital asset securities.” The fine, which Unikrn has agreed to pay, is related to raising an estimated $31M for its UnikoinGold token between June and September […]

Newzoo Finds European Esports Audience Skews Older, Women Spend More on Merchandise 

A new report from video games and esports market research firm Newzoo reveals, among other things, that the European esports audience will grow to 92M by the end of 2020, a 7.4% increase from 2019.  The report, compiled in partnership with PayPal, is based on responses of 10,175 esports viewers surveyed across Western and Northern […]

Johnson C. Smith University and Riot Games Partner for Esports Collaboration

Johnson C. Smith University’s Metropolitan College of Professional Studies has joined forces with video game publisher Riot Games in establishing what is being described as an “esports and gaming trifecta.” The trifecta in this instance means students will see an offering by the historically black university that includes an esports and gaming management academic program, […]

Betraying Your Friends for Fun and Profit: Among Us Surges – Weekly Twitch Top 10s, Sept. 7-13

The era of stubby-limbed avatars battling to the death appears to be in full swing with Among US continuing to find success and Fall Guys gearing up for a second spike.  The status quo among top channels remains largely immovable as Counter-Strike: Global Offensive continues its domination of the year’s weekly esports viewing. Twitch’s Top […]

Facebook Gaming Secures Multi-Year Deals With Top Music Labels and Publishers

Facebook Gaming announced multiple licensing deals Monday with music labels and publishers in a bid to secure rights for its content creators on the live streaming platform. Facebook Gaming secured multi-year deals with Universal Music Group, Warner Music Group, Sony Music Entertainment, Kobalt Music Group, BMG, and Merlin, among others. These deals cover 90 countries, […]

Fortnite Announces Rocket League Llama-Rama Cross-Over

Rocket League and Fortnite are teaming up for a cross-over of the ages! Fortnite’s official Twitter account announced a partnership with Rocket League earlier today to celebrate the latter’s move to free-to-play status. Llama-Rama will offer different in-game items for both Rocket League and Fortnite players beginning on September 23. On that day, Rocket League […]

An Interview With Huke and iLLeY from the Dallas Empire

ESTNN got the chance to sit down with two of the 2020 Call of Duty League Championship winners and discuss their preparations, the winning moment, and their thoughts on Black Ops Cold War. Cuyler “Huke” Garland and Indervir “iLLeY” Dhaliwal got their first taste of success this year winning three Home Series and the World […]

Fortnite Players Have Clocked Over 10.4 Million Cumulative YEARS In-Game

A recent study revealed that players have spent over 10.4 million years playing Fortnite, which is nearly twice as long as humans have spent on the planet. The gaming world changed forever after the release of Fortnite: Battle Royale on July 25, 2017. It’s hard to imagine that even developer Epic Games knew what they […]

Dream11 in talks to acquire esports tech. startup SoStronk

Dream Sports, parent firm of Dream11 is reportedly in advanced talks to acquire SoStronk. The post Dream11 in talks to acquire esports tech. startup SoStronk appeared first on TalkEsport. Read More

Team Liquid Launches Second Alienware Training Facility in Europe

Global esports organization Team Liquid has opened the doors of a second training facility, with Alienware once again serving as the title sponsor. The Alienware Training Facility EU is located in Utrecht, Netherlands, where the organization was first established by co-CEO Victor Goosens. The facility will now serve as Team Liquid’s European headquarters. Team Liquid […]

Brazilian Organizations Falkol and Prodigy Merge for CBLoL Franchise

Two of the most prominent esports organizations in Brazil are combining into one. Falkol Esports and Prodigy Esports are merging to become Falkol Prodigy. Both were among the19 known applicants for a Brazilian Championship of League of Legends franchise and joined forces for a better chance of securing a franchise slot. The new organization […]

Astralis Group to Bring All Team Brands Under Astralis Name

Astralis Group has announced the merger of its three team brands, Astralis, Future FC, and Origen. Going forward, all teams will compete under the Astralis name and colors.  Astralis is among the most popular team brands in Europe despite currently only competing in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. This merger brings the Astralis name into the League […]

G2 Esports Signs Partnership Deal With Domino’s Pizza Ahead of Worlds 2020

Domino’s Pizza Deutschland has entered into a commercial partnership with Berlin-based esports organization G2 Esports. The pizza chain will become the official quick-service restaurant of G2 in Germany, and the companies will collaborate on various content projects as well as hosting at-home viewing experiences for the upcoming League of Legends World Championship. Last year, G2 […]

LoL: 2020 Worlds Play-ins And Group Stage Draw Announced

With just weeks until Worlds 2020, we now know what teams will be in what groups for the upcoming event. Play-ins stage First up is the Play-ins stage, which takes place between September 25-30. This stage is made up of two groups of five teams. Each of these groups will play a single round-robin cycle. […]

League of Legends Worlds 2020 Primer Begins Sept. 25th in China

The 2020 League of Legends World Championship begins September 25th in Shanghai, China. This year marks the tenth version of the biggest event in esports. Here’s everything you need to know about this year’s Worlds. What is the World Championship? The League of Legends World Championship is a yearly international tournament […]

Tencent moving base out of China after India, U.S. sanctions

Tencent sets up its regional base in Singapore by shifting some of its bussiness operations out of China. The post Tencent moving base out of China after India, U.S. sanctions appeared first on TalkEsport. Read More

Aston Martin Reveals $74,000 Racing Simulator For Real Life Racing Experience

Aston Martin has teamed up with Curv to deliver the most immersive virtual racing experience the world has ever seen. The post Aston Martin Reveals $74,000 Racing Simulator For Real Life Racing Experience appeared first on TalkEsport. Read More

Bollywood Star Tiger Shroff has no official Free Fire ID

Lots of videos are trending on YouTube claiming to give information about bollywood star Tiger Shroff’s Free Fire ID. The videos come across as misleading and apparently fake. The post Bollywood Star Tiger Shroff has no official Free Fire ID appeared first on TalkEsport. Read More

Overwatch League: San Francisco Shock Signs Strategic Analyst Casores

Reigning champions of San Francisco Shock sign strategic analyst Cas “Casores” van Andel ahead of the Overwatch League Playoffs. The San Francisco Shock announces the signing of Cas “Casores” van Andel as the team’s Strategy Coach. We’re headed to Grand Finals with a secret weapon. Shock fans please welcome our new analyst @Casores_OW 🧠 pic.twitter.com/DsOKbc8kjt […]

Call of Duty: Dashy Joins The Chicago Huntsmen

The Chicago Huntsmen become the first team to announce a new signing ahead of the 2021 Call of Duty League season. The 2021 Call of Duty League season officially commenced today. As such, the Chicago Huntsmen become the first team to make a new signing. Today, they announced the signing of Brandon “Dashy” Otell for […]

Update: ByteDance Confirms Partnership With Oracle for TikTok

Update: ByteDance confirmed Monday afternoon that it has entered into an agreement with Oracle. “We can confirm that we’ve submitted a proposal to the Treasury Department which we believe would resolve the Administration’s security concerns,” TikTok said in a statement. Oracle also confirmed that it was going to work with Bytedance on TikTok as a […]

Call of Duty League To Be Played On PC For The 2021 Season

In another surprise announcement, the Call of Duty League have revealed yet another massive change ahead of the 2021 season. Since its first iteration, Call of Duty has been a console game. The majority of players have played on their Console with only a minority of players on the PC servers. However, the rise of […]

Epulze announces VALORANT Royal Cup with Riot Games SEA

Esports company Epulze has entered into a partnership with Riot Games Southeast Asia, adding the $25,000 Royal Cup to the VALORANT Ignition Series. The main event will take place on September 21-27 with open qualifiers running on September 19-20. The VALORANT Royal Cup will have 16 participating teams, 12 being direct Invites and 4 being […]

23 CSGO Memes To Make You Go Cyka Blyat

Counter Strike: Global Offensive is a pretty intense competitive FPS esport title, you need a lot of skills, composure and calmness to excel at the game. However, if you’re not in the mood for bullets and brains, we present you CSGO Memes to lighten up your head right now! For serious CSGO facts, head over […]

LoL: Coach Reapered Departs Cloud9

C9 has parted ways with its highly revered head coach. Today, Cloud9 has announced that Bok “Reapered” Han-gyu has left the team. Reapered was with the team for four years and had many high highs as a coach. He helped bring C9 to multiple World Championships and won Coach of the Split in Spring 2020. […]

One Game Agency to Host $175K Dota Pit EU/CIS Online League, TikTok and Others Named as Sponsors 

Croatia-based esports tournament organizer One Game Agency announced that the company will run an online Dota 2 competition called AMD SAPPHIRE OGA DOTA PIT EU/CIS from Sept. 20-26. The competition will feature ten esports teams from Europe and CIS region, including OG, Team Liquid, and Team Secret, and a $175K USD total prize pool. […]

Benefit Cosmetics Launches Australian Campaign Focused on Women Streamers

Benefit Cosmetics has teamed up with Australian gaming talent and media company Click Management to bring women in the gaming content creation space into a new gaming-centered campaign.  The Game Face Campaign will enlist 24 Australian streamers to host special broadcast segments on their channels that incorporate applying “Game Face” makeup to “get ready” for […]

FaZe Jarvis Faked His Return To Fortnite

Jarvis returned to Fortnite on Twitch last week in an apparent internet troll job. The saga of FaZe Clan Fortnite player Jarvis “Jarvis” Khattri grows increasingly bizarre with each passing day. Jarvis joined FaZe Clan in April of 2019 as a Fortnite player and content creator for those who don’t know. In October of the […]

How to find your best sensitivity in Call of Duty: Mobile

New to COD: Mobile and can’t find your perfect sensitivities? Here is a simple guide to help you find your own perfect sensitivity. The post How to find your best sensitivity in Call of Duty: Mobile appeared first on TalkEsport. Read More

Team Liquid Player Dario “TLO” Wünsch Named Shopify’s Esports Program Manager

Dario “TLO” Wünsch, known for being one of the best Starcraft II players in the world, has announced that he will be leaving Team Liquid as a player to take on a position at Shopify as its new esports program manager. With the new position, Wünsch has stated that he will not be able to […]

ASUS RoG & IKEA to create product lineup of gaming furniture

Swedish furniture maker IKEA has announced its entry into ‘affordable gaming furniture accessories’ in collaboration with ASUS RoG. The range of products will be led by the IKEA Product Development Centre situated in Shanghai. The designers of the Swedish furniture maker and ASUS RoG team held multiple workshops to finalize the line up, which ranges […]

The Secret World of Fortnite Esports

There is a competitive world of Fortnite that does not appear on the surface of esports news coverage, organizations’ posts, or official press releases. More than that, these competitions are not advertised by Epic Games to the world outside of the game. We are talking about a company that can say it can hold its […]

Dota 2: Invictus Gaming Reveals Their Full Rosters

Here are the full rosters of the Chinese Dota 2 team. Currently, there are many roster changes that are taking place in China. However, we are slowly coming to an end, so we already know the full rosters of some teams. One of those teams in Invictus Gaming and we’ll have the pleasure of seeing […]

Fortnite: Star Wars X-Wing Glider Now Available In Item Shop

The trend of Fortnite x Star Wars continues with a classic X-Wing glider, available for purchase in the item shop. A somewhat surprising relationship between Fortnite and Star Wars began in November of 2019. Epic Games teamed up with Respawn Entertainment’s Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order. This cross-promotion offered Fortnite fans the opportunity to acquire […]

Anubis Gaming Closes $300K Seed Investment in Two Tranches

Egyptian esports organization Anubis Gaming announced that it has closed a $300K USD seed financing round, bringing the company’s total funds raised to $450K. The investment was made in two tranches by the same investor, an undisclosed e-commerce group. The first tranche of $200K was added to financially support the expansion of the organization’s international […]

Apex Legends: ALGS Summer Series Regional Standings And Results

The ALGS Summer Circuit has come to an end with four winners emerging across the major regions. The Apex Legends Global Series Summer Circuit has come to an end. The event took place through September 12-13 featuring every region’s Super Regional Playoff contenders. Every region had fierce competition and now its time to check out […]

Natus Vincere Signs Two Year Deal With Chinese Platform Huya

Ukraine-based esports organization Natus Vincere has announced a partnership with Chinese streaming platform Huya. The deal will run for two years and is exclusive to the organization’s Counter-Strike: Global Offensive roster. Huya has signed similar deals with a number of Western esports organizations in an effort to expand its content offering. Previous partnerships have included […]

ProGuides Reports Payout of $1.5M to Coaches in First Nine Months of Operation

In the first nine months of operation, esports coaching platform ProGuides paid out over a million dollars to coaches, according to information revealed by the company to The Esports Observer.   According to data provided by representatives of ProGuides, the on-demand coaching platform paid out an estimated $1.5M USD to its most dedicated coaches.    The top […]

Pittsburgh Knights Team With PNC Bank for Inclusivity Initiative

Esports organization Pittsburgh Knights has announced a collaboration with PNC Bank to launch a women in esports initiative. Both organizations are headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and have a relationship with the city’s NFL franchise, the Pittsburgh Steelers. As part of the new PNC x Knights Women in Esports initiative, the companies will establish a steering […]

Microsoft’s TikTok Offer Rejected as ByteDance Reveals it Will Not Sell Algorithm 

Microsoft issued a statement Sunday revealing that its offer to buy the U.S. operations of short-form video platform TikTok has been rejected by ByteDance. Microsoft and Walmart were negotiating to buy the platform from the company, competing against other suitors including Oracle and Twitter, according to published reports. “ByteDance let us know today they would […]

Fortnite Has Been Played For More Time Than Humanity Existed on Earth

The battle royale has been played for a cumulative total of 10.4 million years. The post Fortnite Has Been Played For More Time Than Humanity Existed on Earth appeared first on TalkEsport. Read More

Fortnite: Alliege Wins September NA West DreamHack Open

NA West led off September’s stretch of DreamHack Online Open Fortnite tournaments, which promised $4K USD to the top point earner. The Swedish production company, DreamHack, began handing out $250K USD per month to the top three competitive Fortnite regions back in July. The inaugural month of competition produced Liquid STRETCH, teeq and 100T Arkhram […]

Call of Duty: Mobile – Everything you need to know

PUBG Mobile is banned and players are shifting to other games like COD: Mobile. If you are one of them, here is a basic guide to help you get accustomed to this game. The post Call of Duty: Mobile – Everything you need to know appeared first on TalkEsport. Read More

FalleN steps down from MIBR following roster changes

The decision comes after MIBR parted ways with Epitácio “TACO” de Melo, Fernando “fer” Alvarenga and coach Ricardo “dead” Sinigaglia. The post FalleN steps down from MIBR following roster changes appeared first on TalkEsport. Read More

TACO, fer, and dead dropped from MIBR roster

This significant change in the MiBR roster might be the result of the poor performance of the team as of late. The post TACO, fer, and dead dropped from MIBR roster appeared first on TalkEsport. Read More

Nvidia buys chip-maker Arm for $30 billion from SoftBank

Nvidia inked a deal with Softbank to buy Arm for $40 billion, combining the No. 1 AI/ML GPU maker with the No. 1 processor IP company. The post Nvidia buys chip-maker Arm for $30 billion from SoftBank appeared first on TalkEsport. Read More

CS:GO: Fallen Steps Down From MIBR After TACO, Fer, Dead Removal

CS:GO: Fallen Steps Down From MIBR After TACO, Fer, Dead Removal. Gabriel “FalleN” Toledo has announced his decision to step down from MIBR’s active roster. The announcement comes a few hours after Fernando “fer” Alvarenga, Epitacio “TACO” de Melo, and coach Ricardo “dead” Sinigaglia were removed from the team. FalleN cites their removals as his […]

‘Missharvey’ Blames Valve for the Declining Player Count of CSGO

CSGO has been constantly dropping players since reaching an all-time high this April, and Stephanie “missharvey” Harvey puts the blame on Valve. The post ‘Missharvey’ Blames Valve for the Declining Player Count of CSGO appeared first on TalkEsport. Read More

Your Valorant Rank Only Depends on Wins and Damage Inflicted: Riot Devs

Anything that doesn’t do damage is not taken into account for your combat score. The post Your Valorant Rank Only Depends on Wins and Damage Inflicted: Riot Devs appeared first on TalkEsport. Read More

US Navy ‘Among Us’ Stream Shows References to Nagasaki Bombing and Racial Slurs

The US Navy is back at streaming video games on Twitch once again, and this time, their stream features indirect references to the World War II bombing on Nagasaki and racial slurs. The streamer, who was playing ‘Among Us’ – the newest trend in the world of online games, was in a Discord call with […]

Create an Ideal CSGO Practice Environment with these Commands and Config

These commands will create the perfect CSGO practice environment for you! The post Create an Ideal CSGO Practice Environment with these Commands and Config appeared first on TalkEsport. Read More

Dota 2: Nongrata And Lil Sub In For Hellraisers During BTS Event

Here are the two players that will help HellRaisres in the upcoming BTS Pro Series Season 3: Europe and CIS. A few days ago, we reported that one of HellRaisers’ players decided to take a break. Alexander “Nix” Levin is one of the main reasons for the success of the CIS squad. However, it seems […]

Fortnite: Reverse2k Joins Team New Age, A Brand New Esports Organization

Malachi “Reverse2k” Greiner announced on stream yesterday evening that he will embark on a new journey with budding esports organization, Team New Age. Some will recognize Reverse2k for the time he has put in over the last three years of competitive Fortnite. His first documented tournament took place in July of 2018, where he and […]

FaZe Jarvis Returns To Fortnite, Receives Another Ban

Jarvis returned to Fortnite and it didn’t pan out according to plan. FaZe Clan’s Jarvis “Jarvis” Khattri made his triumphant return to Twitch and Fortnite yesterday evening despite his banned status from the popular Battle Royale title. This story dates way back to November of 2019.  On that fateful day, Epic Games banned Jarvis for […]

Fortnite: Chapter 2 – Season 4 Solo/Trio Cup Rules, Prize Pool, Format & More!

ESTNN breaks down the ruleset, format and scoring system for Fortnite Season 4’s weekly tournaments. Fortnite Season 4’s competitive season is rapidly approaching. We know so far that solo and trio tournaments will take center-stage for the duration of this Marvel-themed season. Fortnite’s official broadcast in Chapter 2 – Season 2 announced that this season […]

Fortnite: Epic Games Silently Nerfed Mythic Marvel Abilities

Mythic Marvel abilities are a little different after the patch 14.10. Fortnite Season 4’s first patch released earlier this week, which changed the map and added new Mythic Marvel abilities. Doctor Doom, Groot and Silver Surfer were test subjects for these newly introduced Mythic abilities. Some Fortnite players quickly assessed this new feature shortly after […]

Esports Players Putting Health on the Line With Unhealthy Eating and Exercise Habits

While the debate over whether or not esports players are athletes in their own right rages, one of the caveats in that debate is the difference in the physicality on display between traditional sports and esports. Couple the sedentary aspect of esports with a lack of funding and the expectation of eating or drinking products […]

LoL: LEC Smashes Viewership Numbers In Summer 2020

Europe’s LEC is gaining more traction than ever. The LEC is one of the best LoL regions in the world and one of the most popular too. Since their rebranding in 2019, the LEC has grown to be its own, unique tournament and broadcast that captivates viewers from around the globe. The 2020 Summer Split […]

Trump Will Not Extend Deadline on TikTok Sale

On Thursday, U.S. President Donald Trump said that he would not extend the Sept. 20 deadline imposed by an August executive order compelling Chinese company ByteDance to sell the U.S. operations of short-form video app TikTok.  As that deadline approaches, the sale of TikTok to another company is becoming increasingly unlikely as the Chinese government […]

Call of Duty: Frosty And Maux Released By The Florida Mutineers

With over half the league announcing roster changes ahead of the 2021 season, the Florida Mutineers are the next to do so As teams prepare for the 2021 Call of Duty League season, they’re all looking to shrink their rosters due to the change back to 4v4 competitive play. The Florida Mutineers are the next […]

Ubisoft Reveals Rainbow Six Siege World Cup for Summer 2021

Ubisoft has announced its first World Cup esports event for Rainbow Six Siege planned for Summer 2021. The event will see players from 45 countries and regions compete in a global tournament. Fourteen countries will receive direct invites to the final stage of the competition, while the remaining 31 will compete in online qualifiers for […]

WePlay! Esports Refutes Claims of $10M CS:GO and Dota 2 Tournaments in 2021-2022

Esports tournament organizer WePlay! Esports issued a statement refuting a report that it would host Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and Dota 2 events from  2021 through 2022 with $10M USD in prizes. The initial report, which has since been removed, was highlighted in this Reddit post.  According to the initial reporting, WePlay! Esports would host 12 […]

In a first, Rainbow Six World Cup announced with South Asian dedicated slot

NBA Star Tony Parker will be the ambassador of the event. The post In a first, Rainbow Six World Cup announced with South Asian dedicated slot appeared first on TalkEsport. Read More

PMCO Pakistan: The story of most rescheduled PUBG Mobile tournament

PMCO Pakistan finally comes to an end after six official reschedules and many small postpone for several reasons, most prominent one being hacking allegations. PMCO: Fall Season was set to bring out new talents in front of the world but unfortunately, most of the hidden gems were overshadowed by hackers qualifying in the group stages […]

PUBG Mobile and Jio Partnership are rumors for now

PUBG Corporation is said to be scouting for a Indian firm and the suggested partnership with Jio are just rumours for now. The post PUBG Mobile and Jio Partnership are rumors for now appeared first on TalkEsport. Read More

Riot Games Reports 70% Viewership Increase for LEC Summer Finals

League of Legends publisher Riot Games has reported viewership figures for the Summer Finals match between G2 Esports and Fnatic that capped off the LEC’s 2020 season. The match reached an average minute audience of 819.4K, which Riot reports is a 70% increase over the 2019 finals. Additionally, the competition reached a peak concurrent viewership […]

Newzoo and Team Vitality Partner in Data Exchange

Newzoo, a provider of analytics surrounding games and esports, has announced that the company has partnered with the esports organization Team Vitality. The collaboration will see both companies exchange data and insights, that will help create an enhanced view of the ever-evolving esports market. “We’re excited to welcome Team Vitality as a brand-new partner for […]

Ninja Returns to Twitch with Exclusive Multi-Year Deal

Los Angeles, September 10, 2020 – Professional streamer and gaming superstar, Tyler “Ninja” Blevins, announced he is coming back to Twitch with a multi-year deal to livestream exclusively at www.twitch.com/Ninja. He celebrates his return with his first live stream today, September 10th at 12:00 p.m. PT / 3:00 p.m. ET.  Ninja will be streaming full […]

WWE Clarifies Policy on Talent Using Third-Party Platforms

World Wrestling Entertainment management clarified its position on using third-party platforms. On Monday before the live RAW television tapings, the company told talent that they could continue to use third-party streaming platforms such as Twitch and YouTube Gaming, but would have to do so using their real names. The company also told talent that they […]

FTW: Summer Showdown, Riot’s All-Women VALORANT Tournament

Riot is surprising the Valorant community with FTW Summer Showdown, an all-women Valorant tournament with a $50,000 prize pool. Leveling the Playing Field The North America Ignition Series was set to end after Pop Flash, but Riot had a surprise waiting. A new tournament aimed to bring eyes to the underrepresented group in esports. The […]

CS:GO: Cloud9 Adds ALEX As First Step In Roster Rebuild

ALEX is the first player to join Cloud9’s new project. Cloud9 has signed former Team Vitality player Alex “ALEX” McMeekin as the first member of its new CS:GO roster, the American esports organization announced today. Cloud9 released its entire CS:GO division to pursue a complete roster rebuild earlier this month. ALEX joins general manager Henry […]

Dota 2: Hellraisers Now Only Has Three Players

The roster change season is on, and one of the first CIS teams that suffered a lot is HellRaisers. We are just two days away before the beginning of Beyond the Summit Pro Series Season 3: EU/CIS. One of the most interesting teams that will take part in this event is HellRasiers. The CIS team […]

Riot to give free in-game Valorant items for Amazon Prime members

Riot has partnered up with Prime Gaming and will deliver free in-game items to Prime members. The post Riot to give free in-game Valorant items for Amazon Prime members appeared first on TalkEsport. Read More

Fortnite: Team SoloMid Signs Ops

TSM’s Fortnite roster just grew larger with the addition of another rising talent. Team SoloMid has been on a roll as of late in the Fortnite community. Last month, the popular esports organization added multiple time champion Rocco “Saf” Morales. TSM shortly followed that up with the addition of an underrated player named Kerry […]

Riot Games Partners With Nerd Street, Spectacor Gaming to Make All-Women VALORANT Tournament Official Ignition Series Event

Nerd Street Gamers and Spectacor Gaming have expanded the scope of their all-women VALORANT invitational, the FTW Summer Showdown, thanks to a new partnership with Riot Games which will make the tournament an official Ignition Series event. As a result of the partnership, The FTW Summer Showdown will expand from eight teams to twelve, and […]

Juked.gg Launches Crowd Equity Fundraising Campaign

Online esports content portal Juked.gg on Thursday launched a crowd equity fundraising campaign via Republic.co to raise capital directly from the community. The minimum investment amount on Republic.co is $100 USD, and as of this writing, the campaign has already generated more than $27K with 232 days to go. Juked is hoping to generate $25K […]

Ninja Returns Exclusively to Twitch With Multi-Year Deal

Today at 12 p.m. PST, fans of superstar gaming streamer Tyler “Ninja” Blevins can watch his return to Twitch after signing a multi-year exclusivity deal with the Amazon-owned streaming platform. Blevins, who had previously left Twitch after signing a deal with Microsoft’s now defunct streaming platform Mixer, had been rumored to have also been looking […]

Ninja Signs Exclusive Deal With Twitch

Ninja has returned to Twitch on an exclusive deal. Gaming superstar Tyler “Ninja” Blevins announced today that he would return to Twitch under an exclusive streaming deal. Twitch, too confirmed this news in a Tweet that went out earlier this afternoon. This announcement marks the end of Ninja’s free agency period, which kicked off in […]

KPL Team Hero Relocates to Nanjing, TJ Sports Partners With Shenzhen Media Group 

When South Korean esports organization Gen.G Esports defeated T1 Entertainment & Sports in League of Legends Champion Korea and got the last “ticket” to attend the League of Legends World Championship, the total 22 international League of Legends teams for the Worlds 2020 in Shanghai were confirmed. Meanwhile, multiple teams such as MAD Lions, […]

BLAST Lines Up Gillette, Alienware, Twitch as Sponsors for VALORANT Invitational

Tournament operator BLAST has revealed a list of partners for its upcoming Twitch VALORANT Invitational – the next edition of the game’s Ignition Series set of third-party tournaments. As the name suggests, Twitch has signed on as the event’s title partner. Gillette will serve as the sponsor for the tournament’s MVP award, while Alienware has […]

Cloud9 Reveals Salary, Contract Details of New CSGO Player in Unprecedented Transparency Move

While the Cloud9 signing of young phenom Counter-Strike: Global Offensive talent Alex “ALEX” McMeekin isn’t earth shattering, the release of financial details associated with a signing from a major esports organization is. When Cloud9’s new CS:GO General Manager Henry “HenryG” Greer announced the signing of McMeekin, for the first time in esports history financial details […]

OG Partners With Blockchain Tech Company DMScript

Esports organization OG has announced a deal with blockchain-based gaming technology company DMScript. The team will promote DMScript products to its fanbase as well as utilizing the company’s solutions internally. According to a release, OG plans to do more within the tech solutions space in the future. OG Co-Owner and CRO Xavier Oswald said “our […]

Fortnite: What’s New in Patch 14.10?

The first official patch of Fortnite Season 4 has arrived, and we have all of the details. After developer notes leaked late last night, the Fortnite community gained insight into what would come next in the latest patch. Epic Games has not shied away one bit from the idea of adding more Marvel Comics characters […]

Opinion: Why Guild Esports’ IPO Plans Should Raise Red Flags

When I first checked my phone Tuesday morning, I saw a notification about Guild Esports planning an initial public offering . For a second or so, I did wonder if I was still asleep and having an odd dream because the idea of a basically empty esports shell with a fancy name attached to it […]

Skechers Partners With Honor of Kings Team Hero for 2020 KPL Fall Season

Chinese company Chang Ao Sports , the parent company of Honor of Kings team Hero announced at a signing ceremony that it has signed an exclusive apparel partnership deal with the U.S. streetwear brand Skechers. Skechers will become the exclusive apparel partner and team jersey provider for Hero during the King Pro League Fall […]

Generation Esports Reveals Fall Majors for HSEL, MSEL Leagues

Student esports league platform Generation Esports announced the High School Esports League and Middle School Esports League Fall Majors for its North American esports leagues. The leagues aimed at high school and middle school students will award $30K USD in college scholarships and 30 Nintendo Switch video game consoles across both competitions.  The HSEL Fall […]

Cloud9 to make employment details of their staff public

While this could be huge for the future of the pro scene, it could also make room for toxicity when things go wrong. The post Cloud9 to make employment details of their staff public appeared first on TalkEsport. Read More

Beckham’s Guild Esports soon to enlist on London Stock Exchange

Guild Esports plans to go public in London IPO this year. The organization is co-owned by former professional football star David Beckham. The post Beckham’s Guild Esports soon to enlist on London Stock Exchange appeared first on TalkEsport. Read More

The Growth Of Esports Betting

Esports betting is now one of the most popular gambling activities. With millions of players and many prize pools, knowing an esports scene and betting on the right outcome can be very lucrative. Esports betting is growing rapidly. This relatively new form of betting had a slow start but is expanding considerably in recent years. […]

Pokimane announces date of her return to streaming

The streamer took a month-long break following multiple controversies springing around her. The post Pokimane announces date of her return to streaming appeared first on TalkEsport. Read More

Fortnite: Fresh Signs Exclusive Twitch Deal

Twitch signs one of Australia’s most popular Fortnite streamers to an exclusive deal. Formerly known as mrfreshasian, Harley “Fresh” Campbell announced his official signing with Twitch in a Tweet earlier this evening. So too did Twitch themselves, compiling and Tweeting out a montage of some of Fresh’s highlights throughout the years. Although contract details aren’t […]

Overwatch League: Toronto Defiant Releases Interim Head Coach Lilbow

The Toronto Defiant announced the release of interim Head Coach David “Lilbow” Moschetto from the team. The Overwatch League Playoffs are already over for the Toronto Defiant, who lost against the Los Angeles Gladiators on their first match. One week after the team’s elimination from Playoffs, the Toronto Defiant announce some “difficult decisions” to come. […]

Twitch Versus Provides Tournament Organizers With New Toolset

Twitch announced Wednesday the creation of a suite of competition tools to benefit tournament organizers, players, and fans that goes by the name Twitch Versus. The end-to-end suite of competition tools has been designed to allow organizers using the Twitch platform to create, manage, and stream competitions with their communities in one integrated environment. The […]

The Overwatch League 2020 Playoffs Defy Expectations Opening Weekend

Overwatch League’s main season has come to an end, Playoffs are in full swing, and brackets have already been destroyed. Unpredictability is part of what makes Overwatch a nail-biting at times. Just when you think all is lost and overtime kicks in, one kill or well placed ultimate can turn it all around. The Overwatch […]

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Beta Dates Announced

Activision has finally announced the dates for the upcoming Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War beta. Fans will get their first opportunity to go hands-on with Black Ops Cold War’s Multiplayer with the Open Beta. Beta Schedule: Weekend 1 —  PlayStation 4 Exclusive Early Access Begins: October 8 Open Beta Begins: October 10 Weekend […]

All Known Maps, Weapons, Perks And Equipment In The Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Alpha

With many content creators getting to play an Alpha build of Black Ops Cold War, here’s all the maps, weapons, perks and more that we know Maps Armada – In one of the most interesting Call of Duty maps we’ve ever seen, Armada has no lanes. Instead, zip lines will connect two Navy ships together […]

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War And Warzone Set To Be Integrated Together

During the Multiplayer reveal for Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War it was revealed that it is set to be integrated with Warzone. Many fans have been eager to know if their Warzone operator packs and item store purchases will be available to use in Black Ops Cold War. Well, today it was announced […]

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Scorestreaks System Explained

Scorestreaks return in Black Ops Cold War, but not as you know them. Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War will see Scorestreaks return and replace Modern Warfare’s Killstreaks. A massive change with this year’s Scorestreaks is that they will not reset on death. However, don’t worry, you are rewarded for staying alive and chaining […]

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Loadout System Explained

Following the Black Ops Cold War Multiplayer reveal, let’s dive into the new Loadout system In a brand new system, Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War will look to combine Pick 10 with Modern Warfare’s Loadout system. Players have the choice to pick a Primary Weapon, Secondary Weapon, one tactical equipment, one lethal equipment, […]

Facebook Gaming Signs Streamer KingRichard to Exclusive Deal

With more than 38M views attributed to his content, Facebook Gaming has signed Richard “KingRichard” Nelson to an exclusive streaming deal. The seven-time Apex Legends tournament winner will start streaming today via the Facebook Gaming platform. The deal was facilitated by Loaded and financial details of the agreement were not disclosed. Known for his magnanimous […]

Teams Praise Ubisoft’s Expanded Rainbow Six Siege Revenue Share Plan

Earlier this week, Ubisoft revealed that its Rainbow Six Siege revenue share program will undergo a significant expansion, implement a three-tier system, and run for at least four more years. The Esports Observer spoke with several teams regarding the announcement and what it means for organizations in the game’s ecosystem. Ubisoft launched its Revenue Share […]

Noble Acquires Indian VALORANT Roster

North American esports organization Noble announced that it has picked up a VALORANT team based out of India. This isn’t Noble’s first appearance in the region as the team also operates a PUBG MOBILE roster in the region. However, the country’s ban on the mobile title has had a serious impact on its esports scene […]

Fortnite: Get Ready For The September DreamHack Online Open

The Swedish production company, DreamHack, returns to competitive Fortnite with its third straight $250K USD monthly tournament. Fortnite players in the NA West, NA East and Europe regions competed in July and August for a combined $500K USD prize pool. Thus far, Arkhram of 100 Thieves and the unsponsored 4DRStorm claimed victory for the NA […]

Free Fire reaches 2.1 million downloads in four days after PUBG Mobile ban in India

After PUBG Mobile was banned on 2nd September, the competitors like Free Fire and COD: Mobile saw a huge surge in downloads, ranging in millions in just four days. The post Free Fire reaches 2.1 million downloads in four days after PUBG Mobile ban in India appeared first on TalkEsport. Read More

CSGO major ESL One: Rio 2020 cancelled, further majors held off indefinitely by Valve

The COVID-19 pandemic is taking a serious toll on the pro scene of CSGO. The post CSGO major ESL One: Rio 2020 cancelled, further majors held off indefinitely by Valve appeared first on TalkEsport. Read More

ESL One Rio Major 2020 Canceled

Due to the worldwide effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, ESL has canceled the ESL One Rio 2020 CS:GO Major. In a statement released by the tournament organizer, the Valve-sponsored event which is twice a year was trying to be salvaged but ultimately could not. The statement also goes on to say that Valve is not […]

Dota 2: Three ex-Business Associate Members Form New Team

Here is the newest Dota 2 team, formed after Fear announced he’ll take a break. Yesterday, one of the most legendary NA players – Clinton “Fear” Loomis decided to take a break from the competitive scene. As a result, Business Associates basically disbanded. So, it probably doesn’t come as a surprise that three of the […]

Tencent Holdings Hires D.C. Lobbyists as Executive Order Deadline Looms 

Tencent Holdings hired a number of Washington D.C. lobbyists last month according to a recently released disclosure filing. Those lobbyists include former California Rep. Ed Royce, who served as chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, and five other lobbyists from the firm Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck. Tencent also hired Toby Myerson and his former […]

Winning Esports Sponsorships with AI

“Values aren’t buses…They’re not supposed to get you anywhere. They’re supposed to define who you are.”  Jennifer Crusie The world of competitive video games, while no longer a secret, still holds significant opportunity for non-endemic brands and marketers.  However, one of the biggest hurdles is selecting the right entry point to reach digital sport audiences – e.g. partnering with a game publisher, league operator, or team. And rightfully so, as esports is an out-of-market experience for those outside of gaming.  Nonetheless, all compelling sponsorships begin with partners who […]

Accuracy, Temp, Censor and Happy Released By The New York Subliners

The New York Subliners are the next team to announce a roster change ahead of the 2021 Call of Duty League season Moving into 4v4 competitive play, each team must make the hard decision of releasing players from their roster. The New York Subliners is the latest team to do so, releasing Accuracy, Temp, Censor […]

Chinese Chat Service Company TT Shopping for an LPL Team 

Yifei Liu, head of esports for Chinese chat service company TT revealed in an interview with Chinese publication Southern Urban Daily that the company is considering an acquisition of one of the League of Legends Pro League teams and an LPL franchise slot.  According to the interview, Liu […]

Epic, Apple Trade Barbs in Fortnite Fight, While Google Seeks Separation

Epic Games filed another request with the Northern District of California Court on Sept. 4 seeking a temporary injunction against Apple in relation to the removal of its popular battle royale game Fortnite from iOS devices.  Epic’s popular game has been completely removed from Apple’s App Store after the court rejected a request for a […]

Former TSM Exec Launches NXT UP Esports League Platform

Recreational esports league platform NXT UP Esports launched Wednesday and opened registration for its first league effort. The platform founded by former TSM Director of Partnerships Luke Zelon is aimed at young players, with the goal of providing an organized league structure, weekly practices, and teaching “best practices from professional esports teams and leagues” combined […]

XSET Signs Partnership With SCUF Gaming

Recently-launched esports organization XSET has announced a partnership with custom gaming controller maker SCUF Gaming, making it the team’s official controller provider. SCUF will also receive logo placement on XSET jerseys. Financial terms were not disclosed. XSET was officially launched in July, and was founded by former FaZe Clan executives George Selkoe, Clinton Sparks, and […]

Ukraine Recognizes Esports as an Official Sport

The Commission for the Recognition of Sports of the Ukrainian Ministry for Youth and Sports recognized esports as an official sport. Two Ukrainian esports associations lobbied for the recognition as a sport: the Ukrainian Esports Federation , which filed submitted the relevant documents to recognize esports as an official sport with the Ministry of Youth […]

David Beckham’s Guild Esports To List On London Stock Market

Guild Esports, of which David Beckham is a partial investor, are looking to raise £20m by listing on the London Stock Exchange. David Beckham has a 40% minority stake in Guild Esports. Guild Esports will be the first organization of its kind in the UK; allowing fans to directly invest in its future. The initial […]

LG Electronics USA Partners With Evil Geniuses for New Web Series

LG Electronics USA and esports organization Evil Geniuses announced a collaboration Wednesday that will see the electronics maker sponsor a four-part web series called “Inside the Mind.” Sponsored by LG’s line of UltraGear Gaming Monitors, the series will be released weekly every Thursday from Sept. 10 – Oct. 1 on the Evil Geniuses YouTube […]

Apple files counterclaims against Epic Games

The legal battle between Apple and Epic Games take a new turn as Apple files a counterclaim. The post Apple files counterclaims against Epic Games appeared first on TalkEsport. Read More

Noble Esports pick up Valorant lineup for South Asian region

Noble Esports have assembled a Valorant team for the South Asian region featuring psy, Rex, t1to, Harsh and hikkA The post Noble Esports pick up Valorant lineup for South Asian region appeared first on TalkEsport. Read More

Arcitys and Prestinni Released By The Chicago Huntsmen

Chicago Huntsmen become the next team to announce a roster change ahead of the 2021 Call of Duty League season. The Chicago Huntsmen have decided to release the twins Arcitys and Prestinni ahead of the 2021 Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War season. This means that Seth “Scump” Abner, Matthew “Formal” Piper and Dylan […]

Dashy, Hollow, Chino and Goonjar Part Ways With OpTic Gaming Los Angeles

OpTic Gaming Los Angeles become the next team to announce a major roster change ahead of the 2021 Call of Duty League season OpTic Gaming Los Angeles has decided to release Dashy, Hollow, Chino and Goonjar ahead of the 2021 Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War season. This means that it appears Kenny “Kuavo” […]

London Royal Ravens Resign Seany; Release Remaining Players

London Royal Ravens join the Seattle Surge and Los Angeles Guerrillas in releasing all but one player from their roster heading into the 2021 season With all teams having to remove one player from their starting lineup going into the 2021 Call of Duty League season, London becomes the second to release all but one […]

Apple Files Counterclaims Against Epic Games Alleging Breach of Contract

New developments arise in the Apple vs. Epic Games legal battle. Apple Inc. filed counterclaims against Epic Games earlier today alleging a breach of contract, which saw the Carolina-based video game developer attempting to bypass Apple’s in-app purchase fees with their popular title Fortnite: Battle Royale. According to official United States District Court documents, Apple alleges […]

Paris Legion Release Entire Roster Ahead of the 2021 Call of Duty League Season

Paris Legion become the second team in two days to release its entire roster ahead of the 2021 season. With all teams having to remove one player from their starting lineup going into the 2021 Call of Duty League season, Paris becomes the second to release their entire roster. Yesterday we saw the Minnesota Rokkr […]

Dota 2: God King Joins Royal Never GiveUp

Here’s the latest news from the Chinese Dota 2 scene. Royal Never Give Up has decided to make a signing that will finalize their roster. After they removed  Du “Moment” Peng, the team decided to add “Zhong “God King” Liushuai to their roster. He is one of the most promising Chinese Dota 2 players, who […]

Dota 2: Fear Will Take a Break From Pro Dota 2

Sadly, one of the most legendary Dota 2 players has decided to take a break. After the Dota 2 Pro Circuit was canceled, most of the top NA teams started to compete in Europe. As a result, many of the smaller teams in this division don’t really have a lot of tournaments to play in, […]

Ubisoft Overhauls Rainbow Six Siege Revenue Share Program

Ubisoft has revealed details for the next phase of its Rainbow Six Siege revenue share program, which will be rebranded from the “Pilot Program” to R6 SHARE. The publisher has committed to running the program for four years in an effort to allow organizations to think long-term. Participants in the program have not yet been […]

K-Pop Star Jackson Wang Invests in Victory Five

Chinese esports organization Victory Five has secured an investment with Jackson Wang, a member of the Korean pop band GOT7. The partnership was signed on Sept. 7 at the opening ceremony of Victory Five’s new home stadium in Shenzhen, as captured in the short video below: Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. In […]

Team SMG Signs Under Armour to One-Year Exclusive Deal

Singapore-based esports organization Team SMG has secured a one-year deal with Under Armour as its exclusive apparel sponsor. According to a release, Team SMG aims to “further its positioning as a lifestyle brand for gamers in Southeast Asia” through this deal. Team SMG fields teams in several games across multiple countries – Mobile Legends: Bang […]

Epic Esports Events Greenlights Second Season of OMEGA League Dota 2 Play

Epic Esports Events has announced that the OMEGA League will see a second season. Season One saw 62 teams spanning four continents divided into five divisions competing for various prize purses between $8.5K – $500K USD. The European Immortal Division was the flagship competition for the league that saw some of the best teams in […]

Fortnite: Epic Games Releases Season 4 Details Including FNCS, Cash Cups, DreamHack & More!

Epic Games details Fortnite Chapter 2 – Season 4’s competitive schedule and rules. Competitive Fortnite players around the world are ready to sink their teeth into another tournament season. Last season, Fortnite crowned seven solo champions and handed out millions of dollars in prize money. The same will continue into the latest Marvel Comics-themed season […]

The Ultimate ADC Itemization Guide For League of Legends

As the season begins to wind down double-check your knowledge on when to build items as an ADC with this handy guide. We all think we know itemization until we get to that awkward moment in a game where our brain doesn’t seem to have the answer. This often happens when we’re put in an […]

Beijing Haidian Government Signs $64M in Business Deals, Including Three-Year Deal for Intel Extreme Masters

During the 2020 China International Service Trade Conference on Sept. 5, the Beijing Haidian government signed multiple esports-related partnerships worth a total value of ¥440M RMB , according to the Beijing Haidian official press team. Those deals include continuing ESL’s Intel Extreme Masters in the Haidian District for three years, as well as […]

PUBG Mobile fans carry out funeral after the game ban

While some expressed their loss with trendy memes, this group of youth held a satirical funeral procession after PUBG Mobile was banned in India. The post PUBG Mobile fans carry out funeral after the game ban appeared first on TalkEsport. Read More

OMEGA League Brings Dota 2 Resurgence – Weekly Twitch Top 10s, Aug. 31 – Sept. 6

Valve has received significant criticism in recent weeks due to the lack of official Dota 2 esports support during the COVID-19 pandemic, but a group of teams and tournament organizers has rallied together to show that fans are still hungry for high stakes Dota competition. It was a full esports weekend, but recent content trends […]

F1 enters into Mobile Esports with a new Racing Tournament

F1 Esports ventures into mobile esports by announcing their first ever F1 Racing Mobile mobile tournament. The post F1 enters into Mobile Esports with a new Racing Tournament appeared first on TalkEsport. Read More

WWE Tells Talent to Cease Using ‘Third-Party Platforms’ in 30 Days or Face Punishment

World Wrestling Entertainment has informed talent on two separate occasions that they will have to curtail activities with third-party platforms such as Twitch over the next thirty days or face repercussions. In a conference call held Aug. 30, WWE Chairman Vince McMahon allegedly told talent that the company was reinventing the product to “enter the […]

Harsha Bhogle invests into gaming platform

Celebrated Cricket commentator and analyst Harsha Bhogle has put his bet into Fantasy Akhada, a cricket-and football-focused gaming & sports platform. According to the official company statement , Harsha has also entered into an agreement with the company to serve as its brand ambassador. Fantasy Akhada says it has raised over $175,000 (roughly Rs […]

Global Esports to form Valorant roster with GodSquad core

According to our sources, Global Esports have finally decided to venture into the same world of competitive Valorant. The fabled Indian organisation is set to build a Valorant roster around their current csgo duo Bhavin ‘HellRanger’ Kotwani and Sagnik ‘hellf’ Roy. The two players have already migrated to Valorant to an extent, competing under the […]

Chess.com Announces Partnership With Gaming Chair Maker Secretlab

Online chess platform Chess.com has signed a partnership deal with gaming chair company Secretlab. The company’s brand will be featured on Chess.com broadcasts and be incorporated into Chess.com’s streamer program, which includes more than 200 streamers on Twitch. Chess has seen a surge in popularity on Twitch in recent months led by Chess.com’s Twitch streamer […]

PUBG Corp. Takes  Control of PUBG MOBILE Publishing Rights in India

PUBG Corp has responded to the ban on PUBG MOBILE in India by taking over the publishing rights of the game from Tencent Holdings in the region. The shift serves as a way of distancing the IP from China and more specifically Tencent. Indian authorities banned the game citing concerns with data privacy and misuse […]

India Today Valorant Cup, INR 200,000 up for grabs

256 teams will clash to determine the best Valorant team in India. The post India Today Valorant Cup, INR 200,000 up for grabs appeared first on TalkEsport. Read More

Virtus.pro donates $5,000 for DotA 2 charity campaign to fight COVID-19

Virtus.pro esports club supported the charity campaign fighting against COVID-19 organized by first roster Dota 2 player Bakyt Emilzhanov. The club donated $5,000 through the fundraising platform GoFundme, which makes half of the goal set by Bakyt. COVID-19 has troubled the globe at an unprecedented range and rate, organizations and companies coming around to assist […]

Video game cheating has surged by 97% in Canada, study shows

The use of bots to cheat in video games has seen a substantial 97.3% average increase across Canada between February and June, new research reveals. The Cheating Countries study uses search volume data to analyze the incidence of cheat codes, bots, and hacks used in popular video game titles, and compares this to the number of […]

Minor Boy kills 10-year-old girl after facing constant defeats in mobile game Free Fire

A minor boy allegedly killed a girl of same age after she constantly defeated him in mobile game Free Fire. The post Minor Boy kills 10-year-old girl after facing constant defeats in mobile game Free Fire appeared first on TalkEsport. Read More

Cloud9 to Rebuild CSGO Roster With HenryG and Kassad

The move comes after Cloud9 announced dropping their previous roster on September 6th. The post Cloud9 to Rebuild CSGO Roster With HenryG and Kassad appeared first on TalkEsport. Read More

PUBG creator cut ties with Chinese co. Tencent for Indian region

PUBG Corporation takes over the publishing rights of PUBG Mobile and cuts ties with Tencent Games for India. PUBG Mobile could be back in India soon with a different publisher. The post PUBG creator cut ties with Chinese co. Tencent for Indian region appeared first on TalkEsport. Read More

Best Fortnite Skins of 2020

ESTNN profiles some of the best Fortnite skins of 2020! 2020 has been another successful year for the Epic Games developed Fortnite: Battle Royale. Thus far, players have experienced four seasons ranging from an entirely new map to the invasion of Marvel Comics characters. One of Fortnite’s most significant allures is the variety of character […]

Minnesota Rokkr Release Entire Squad Ahead Of 2021 Call of Duty League Season

Following the release of two players yesterday, the Minnesota Rokkr has gone on to release the entire roster ahead of the 2021 season Yesterday it was announced that both GodRx and TTinyy had been released from the Minnesota Rokkr going into the 2021 Call of Duty League season. However, the rest of the team will […]

Call of Duty: Los Angeles Guerrillas Resign Vivid; Release the Remaining Players

The Los Angeles Guerrillas become the second team to drop all but one of their Call of Duty League players going into the 2021 season Following the announcement of roster changes from Dallas Empire, Toronto Ultra, Seattle Surge and Minnesota Rokkr, the Los Angeles Guerrillas become the fifth team to make a roster change and […]

Mysterious Astralis Tweet may hint to a return of Xyp9x

The mysterious tweet shows the silhouette of a player who is speculated to be Xyp9x. The post Mysterious Astralis Tweet may hint to a return of Xyp9x appeared first on TalkEsport. Read More

New Zealand Prime Minister dabs for Twitch Chat

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern made an appearance in Broxh’s livestream. The post New Zealand Prime Minister dabs for Twitch Chat appeared first on TalkEsport. Read More

Putin approves Esports in Russian Schools

Russian President Vladimir Putin expressed support for the idea of holding esports tournaments in Russian schools to help Russian gamers perform better at international level. The post Putin approves Esports in Russian Schools appeared first on TalkEsport. Read More

Minnesota Rokkr Release GodRx And TTinyy Ahead Of The 2021 Call Of Duty League Season

Minnesota Rokkr become the third team to confirm major roster changes ahead of the 2021 Call of Duty League season. So far we have seen the Dallas Empire, Toronto Ultra and Seattle Surge officially name roster changes going into the 2021 season where 4v4 competitive play will be returning. Some teams have made major changes […]

Tencent Holdings COO Mark Ren Highlights Four Key Trends at Tencent Esports Global Summit

Tencent Holdings is one of the biggest technology companies in the world, but its gaming business is undisputed as the top revenue generator in the empire. According to Tencent’s latest financial report for Q2 2020, the company recorded total game revenues of ¥46.9B RMB , representing 40.8% of Tencent’s total revenues in Q2 2020. […]

CS:GO: Starix Officially Joins Hard Legion As Coach

Hard Legion say goodbye to zoneR and hello to new coach starix. After recent issues with coaching bug abuse in CS:GO and following the departure of Aleksandr “zoneR” Bogatiryev, Hard Legion announced their new coach; Sergey “starix” Ischuk. Previous to standing down, zoneR received a 24-month penalty from ESL for his abuse of the coaching […]

Team Megastars disbands its PUBG Mobile division

Megastars disbands their PUBG Mobile roster following the ban imposed on this game. The post Team Megastars disbands its PUBG Mobile division appeared first on TalkEsport. Read More

Indian Streamers: The Flourishing Market of Fake YouTube Views

Gaming Streamers and Content Creators on YouTube have reportedly been complicit in using viewbot to increase their viewership and concurrent viewers. The post Indian Streamers: The Flourishing Market of Fake YouTube Views appeared first on TalkEsport. Read More

LoL: LCS Finals Recap- FlyQuest v TSM

TSM and FlyQuest battled for the LCS throne tonight. The 2020 LCS Summer Split wrapped up tonight with an anticipated match between FlyQuest and Team SoloMid . These two teams weren’t expected to be here but defied the supposed odds and conquered all their competition to claim their spot here. FLY made Finals last […]

WePlay! To Host Multiple Dota 2 And CS:GO Events In 2021-2022 With $10M In Prizes

WePlay! is planning big things for 2021 and 2022. ESTNN’s sources revealed that Kyiv-based tournament operator WePlay! Esports plans to host a dozen CS:GO and Dota 2 events with LAN events in three countries during the 2021-2022 season. In total, WePlay plans to provide at least $10,000,000 in prize money throughout the events. Dota 2 […]

WePlay! To Host Multiple Dota 2 And CS:GO Events In 2021-2022

WePlay! is planning big things for 2021 and 2022. ESTNN’s sources revealed that Kyiv-based tournament operator WePlay! Esports plans to host a dozen CS:GO and Dota 2 events with LAN events in three countries during the 2021-2022 season. Dota 2 and CS:GO fans will be able to spectate between 12 to 14 events during the […]

LoL: LEC Grand Finals Recap- Fnatic v G2 Esports

It’s time for the LEC Summer Split Grand Finals. Despite a rocky season for both, Fnatic and G2 find themselves going head-to-head again. It probably wasn’t the predicted Final on the final weekend of the regular split, yet here we are. Fnatic and G2 Esports are both at seven LEC titles apiece, and […]

Unable to play PUBG, student kills himself in West Bengal

A 21-year-old student allegedly committed suicide for being unable to play PUBG Mobile. The post Unable to play PUBG, student kills himself in West Bengal appeared first on TalkEsport. Read More

LoL: LCS Playoffs Recap- TSM v Team Liquid

TSM and TL fought for their spot in the Finals tonight. The final week of the 2020 LCS Summer Split is here. After weeks of competition, only three teams stand left to fight for the title. FlyQuest already secured their spot in the Finals with a win over Team Liquid last week, leaving TL […]

FAU-G founder says “not trying to copy PUBG”

FAU-G is not trying to copy or mimic PUBG, says Vishal Gondal, the co-founder of the company developing FAU-G game. The post FAU-G founder says “not trying to copy PUBG” appeared first on TalkEsport. Read More

LoL: LEC Playoffs Recap- G2 Esports v Rogue

The LEC Summer Split Grand Finals weekend is finally here, and it starts with a Semi-Final cracker. With a spot at Worlds secured for both teams, the match is all about a place in Sunday’s Grand Final series against Fnatic. Can G2 Esports bounce back from their 3-2 defeat to Fnatic in the Upper […]

Dota 2: FlyToMoon Wins The OMEGA League: Europe Divine Division

Here is what happened in the OMEGA League Europe Divine Division. Slowly but steadily, the OMEGA League is coming to an end. We saw some pretty amazing matches in both divisions, which was expected, considering the teams that took part in the event. Speaking of teams, we finally know the name of one of the […]

T1 Partners With China’s Short-Form Video Platform Kuaishou

T1 Entertainment & Sports has signed a partnership deal with Chinese short-form video company Kuaishou. Kuaishou will become the official short-form video partner of the organization, providing it exclusive short-form video content.  This is the first partnership that Kuaishou has signed with an esports organization not native to China. It’s not clear whether the deal […]

ReKTGlobal Avoided Focusing on One Thing in Order to Become Who They Are Today

In a world where investing in the esports space is still an uncertainty, putting a spotlight on those that have thrived after suffering early struggles can help lead the way for others–and ReKTGlobal has done exactly that. Founded in 2016 by Amish Shaw and Dave Bialek, the esports conglomerate has found success both in the […]

Seattle Surge Resign Octane; Release The Remaining Players

—Toronto Ultra were the first team to make major roster changes by releasing six players yesterday, Seattle Surge have followed suit by releasing six of their own. Heading into the 2021 Call of Duty League Season all teams will be required to form a 4 man starting roster. Some teams have kept a core four […]

CSGO caster HenryG announces retirement, teases plans for future

Iconic CSGO caster and analyst Henry “HenryG” Greer has announced his retirement from professional casting on September 4th. The 32-year-old cemented his place as one of the greatest casters in esports history and won the ‘Esports Broadcaster of the year’ award towards the end of 2019. “It comes with the heaviest of hearts, that today, […]

Dota 2: Windranger’s Arcana Is Here

After waiting for some time, the new Arcana is finally here. We are just days away from the end of this year’s Battle Pass. Even though TI 10 got postponed, the Dota 2 community has managed to boost the prize pool of the event to the jaw-dropping amount of $35M USD. What’s even more impressive […]

How Esports And NFL Fantasy Football Compare

It’s hard to believe, but esports is not the new phenomenon that many people believe it to be. In fact, the first of what could be called an esports tournament took place way back in 1972. The game was called Spacewar and the venue was Stanford University. The first prize, won by a gamer called […]

LoL: CoreJJ Named LCS Summer 2020 MVP

Team Liquid’s support is the league’s most valuable player. The LCS has announced their pick for the 2020 Summer Honda MVP Award and its none other than Jo “CoreJJ” Yong-in. The Team Liquid support has had an amazing split, enabling and carrying his team countless times. He was also awarded a spot on the 1st […]

Toronto Ultra Release Six Players From Call of Duty League Roster

Following the move to 4v4 competitive play in the 2021 Call of Duty League season the Toronto Ultra has released six out of their ten competitive players Teams have had to adjust to the news of 4v4 competitive play returning in 2021, and due to this, they have needed to reduce their roster size. While […]

New York Excelsior Launches Jersey Collection in Partnership With United Airlines

New York Excelsior and New York Subliners parent Andbox today announced the launch of a new historic jersey collection created in collaboration with its partner United Airlines. The collection was announced ahead of NYXL’s first Overwatch League playoff match this weekend, and is intended to “celebrate the team’s greatest moments during its three-year voyage in […]

Gaming Startup Mobile Premier League Wins Title Sponsorship of Reality Show BigBoss

The Bigg Boss house will have multiple Mobile Premier League touchpoints to captivate the audience and drive consumer connect. The post Gaming Startup Mobile Premier League Wins Title Sponsorship of Reality Show BigBoss appeared first on TalkEsport. Read More

Valve Responds to Criticism Related to 2020 Dota 2 Esports Support, Commits to Providing Resources to Third Parties

Dota 2 publisher Valve has released a blog post responding to recent criticism regarding the state of the game’s esports ecosystem during the COVID-19 pandemic. In it, the publisher shares insights into its philosophy during the early stages of the pandemic, and its decision to delay The International and its corresponding circuit. “While neither the […]

Tencent Loses $42B in Market Value as Indian Stakeholders Weigh in on a Future Without PUBG MOBILE

The Indian government’s decision to ban the country’s most popular title, PUBG MOBILE was always going to have a ripple effect across the entire industry and the effects are already being felt. Having lost out on what was their biggest market for the game, Tencent has reportedly lost nearly $42B USD in market value in […]

Tencent to engage with Indian authorities to bring back PUBG Mobile

Tencent is looking forward to engage with Indian authorities to uplift the ban imposed on their apps, including the famous battle-royale PUBG Mobile. The post Tencent to engage with Indian authorities to bring back PUBG Mobile appeared first on TalkEsport. Read More

Brazilian Cable TV Provider to Broadcast The Convergence Invitational CS:GO Tournament

The Convergence Invitational, a Counter-Strike: Global Offensive tournament organized by the esports development company Gaming Culture, will be broadcast on Brazilian TV through a special channel from cable provider Claro. Claro, a telecommunications company with multiple services as mobile and broadband internet, is sponsoring the competition and will also stream it through its app […]

LCS Summer Split Sees 25% Viewership Increase Year-Over-Year Ahead of Finals Weekend

The League of Legends Championship Series 2020 season will conclude this weekend, determining the seeding for North America’s representatives at the World Championship later this year. Ahead of the finals weekend, Riot Games announced that the LCS has seen an average minute audience of 182K during the Summer Split regular season and playoffs, up 25% […]

G2 Esports’ Reality Show Returns in Partnership With EA and Pringles

Berlin-based esports organization G2 Esports has announced the return of its talent search reality series Making The Squad for a third iteration focused on FIFA, with Pringles serving as a presenting partner. This activation is part of a “major commercial partnership” between G2 and Pringles Germany.  Earlier this year, Pringles expanded its partnership with global […]

Everything You Need to Know About CBLoL Franchising

The finals between paiN Gaming and INTZ Saturday, Sept. 5, will be the last chapter before the Brazilian Championship of League of Legends switches to a franchise model. Announced by Riot Games for 2021, the franchise has a fixed buy-in value by Riot at 4M BRL to organizations that are already […]

GamerzClass Secures $1M Financing, Refreshes Board of Directors

Danish educational esports platform GamerzClass raised a $1M USD financing round led by Copenhagen-based venture capital fund Bumble Ventures. As part of the investment, the company also refreshed its board of directors and presented a new strategy. Further investors in the financing round included London-based firm TrueSight Ventures, the danish growth fund Vækstfonden (which is […]

Entrepreneur Vishal Gondal announces mobile game FAU-G, Actor Akshay Kumar to mentor

Following the modern culture being promoted by PM of India, Atmanirbhar , Bollywood legend Akshay Kumar announced on his social handle about the development of FAU – G, a title which relates with PUB-G. Where the players will also learn about the sacrifices made by Indian Soldiers alongwith 20% of the revenue generated will […]

PUBG Mobile removed from Google Play Store and App Store in India

PUBG Mobile and 117 other apps were banned by the government on Wednesday, and overnight, PUBG Mobile has been removed from Google and Apple’s app stores. The post PUBG Mobile removed from Google Play Store and App Store in India appeared first on TalkEsport. Read More

PUBG Mobile removed from Apple App Store in India

Following the ban imposed by IT Ministry, the game is removed from Google Play Store and Apple App store. The post PUBG Mobile removed from Apple App Store in India appeared first on TalkEsport. Read More

On PUBG Ban, China accuses India of ‘aligning with the US’

Indian government’s action to boycott 118 more Chinese mobile apps including the tremendously famous PUBG seems to have shaken China, with the state-run Global Times calling New Delhi’s decision “self-defeating.” In a news piece, the state-run media portal said the Indian government was trying to satisfy the United States which has of late embraced a […]

Apex Legends: Respawn Entertainment Reverts Armor Values In Season 6

Respawn Entertainment is reverting some of the Season 6 armor changes after negative feedback from the community. Respawn Entertainment’s Design Director, Jason McCord has announced they are reverting some of the armor changes in Season 6 Apex Legends. The new changes will restore the armor values that equipment previously had in Season 5. In Season […]

Kappa and ESL announce partnership

As the most recent sponsor of its next ESL premiership, ESL UK has welcomed the Italian sportswear company, Kappa. The deal will be used as a clothing provider in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive part of this competition, according to a tweet from the company. Over the past year, Kappa has continued to increase its participation in esports, especially in the UK. Following an agreement with Vexed Gaming in August last year, they entered into a three-year alliance with other UK Diabolus and Demise organizations, as well as announcing their collaborations with the Spanish MAD Lions brand and […]

What are Some Legal Sports Betting Options in Tennessee?

If you’re in Tennessee and in the mood for some bets, you’re in luck. The state joined the list of US states that have now legalized sports betting. At the end of April 2019, the state passed legislation making online and mobile sports betting legal. That means that anyone in the state of Tennessee, whether […]

India Ban Worry: Call of Duty ends partnership with Tencent

Call of Duty:Mobile game developers Activision sever their ties with Chinese conglomerate Tencent. The post India Ban Worry: Call of Duty ends partnership with Tencent appeared first on TalkEsport. Read More

Modern Times Group Appoints Former CFO Maria Redin as President and CEO

ESL and DreamHack parent Modern Times Group has appointed Maria Redin as group president and CEO effective immediately. Redin joined MTG in 2004 as a management trainee and most recently served as CFO. She has also previously held the position of CEO for Bet24, a former MTG gaming entertainment company. Her appointment follows the resignation […]

LPL Breaks Vietnam Viewership Record, Nike Unveils LPL Co-Branded Bomber Jacket, Team Kits, and More 

Last week, the biggest developments in China’s esports industry revolved around League of Legends esports. The League of Legends nine-year festival concluded in Shanghai, with Chinese teams TOP Esports , Jing Dong Gaming , Suning Esports , and LGD Gaming confirmed to attend the League of Legends World Championship 2020 to represent […]

Spain’s largest insurance co. MAPFRE is sponsoring LVP CSGO Cup

MAPFRE have announced their sponsorship agreement of the CS:GO Cup, the knock-out competition organized by LVP which is scheduled to get underway this coming 7th September with the participation of the top teams in the Iberian Peninsula at both professional and amateur level. The Cup gets underway this coming 7th September and will […]

Quake Pro League to Feature Over $500K Combined Prize Pool

PGL Esports has announced that it will host the next season of the Quake Pro League, which will feature a total prize pool exceeding $500K USD. The 2020-2021 season will be split into three stages consisting of regional competition culminating in an international finals. The first two stage finals are planned to be hosted at […]

Super Mario Bros 35 Battle Royale Announced

Nintendo is throwing its most popular mascot into the Battle Royale genre for a limited time. Nintendo made headlines once again today with the announcement of Super Mario Bros. 35, a brand new take on the Battle Royale genre. Following the success of other Battle Royale titles like Fortnite, H1Z1 and PUBG, we can now […]

ESIC is investigating into dozens of professional CSGO games for match fixing

An update regarding the investigation will be given in four weeks, according to ESIC. The post ESIC is investigating into dozens of professional CSGO games for match fixing appeared first on TalkEsport. Read More

Dota 2: TI 10 Now Has A Prize Pool Of $35,000,000

The next TI’s prize pool just keeps getting bigger. This year has been pretty strange. After COVID-19 pretty much changed the world, the Dota 2 scene is currently in danger. Sadly, Valve’s decision to cancel the DPC has had a negative impact on many smaller teams. After such a long delay, everyone expected the company […]

The Top Free Agents In Fortnite (Updated September 2020)

ESTNN details the top free agents in competitive Fortnite: Battle Royale. Back in April, ESTNN detailed some of the top Fortnite players who were without organizations at the time. Some of those names included FNCS Chapter 2 – Season 2 Champion Saf, Season X Champion Stompy and NA West standout wavyjacob. All three of these […]

Opinion: ESL One Rio Major May Still Happen in 2020, But Does it Make Sense?

Initially scheduled to take place in May, the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive tournament ESL One Rio Major 2020 was postponed in March to November after the COVID-19 outbreak, which has affected Brazil in a dramatic way with 120,000 deaths and a designation by the World Health Organization as an epicenter of the pandemic since […]

Tencent loses over $14 billion after India bans PUBG Mobile: Report

Besides PUBG Mobile, India banned on Wednesday 117 other apps with Chinese links, including the popular Baidu, for engaging in activities “prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, defence of India, security of state and public order”. The post Tencent loses over $14 billion after India bans PUBG Mobile: Report appeared first on TalkEsport. Read […]

Omen disabled from Valorant following bug exploits

It’ll likely take a day for Riot to reintroduce Omen to Valorant. The post Omen disabled from Valorant following bug exploits appeared first on TalkEsport. Read More

JKap Retires From Professional Call of Duty

One of the longest playing professional Call of Duty players Jordan “JKap” Kaplan has announced his retirement from the game On September 2, Jordan “JKap” Kaplan announced his retirement from professional Call of Duty on Twitter. He said “I’m officially retiring from Call of Duty. It was an incredible 10-year run that gave me some […]

Merchandising Veteran Terrence Turner on the Need for Esports Teams to Embrace What Makes Them Unique

When the COVID-19 pandemic caused Cirque du Soleil to lay off 95% of its workforce, it left merchandising veteran Terrence Turner looking for a new opportunity. Eventually he came across a job posting from esports organization Panda Global, which was looking for a merchandising lead. After researching the organization he felt the team’s philosophy and […]

Cloud9 Signs EPOS as Official Audio Partner

Esports organization Cloud9 has announced a deal with EPOS, making the Danish company its official audio partner. The deal expands EPOS’s presence in the esports space, having previously partnered with SK Gaming earlier this year and signing a deal with Riot Games to become the official audio partner of the Oceanic Pro League – Australia’s […]

Call of Duty League Championship Match Breaks Viewership Record

The Call of Duty League broke its season-long viewership record for Sunday’s championship match, which saw the Dallas Empire defeat the Atlanta FaZe, and the Activision Blizzard property says the game became the most-watched Call of Duty esports match of all time. CDL says that Sunday’s match had an average minute audience of 206K, including […]

Overwatch League to Offer Performance Bonuses to Players Through Partnership With BAIT

The Overwatch League has announced that it has entered into a partnership with BAIT that will see the two collaborate on rewarding players with bonuses when certain statistical milestones are reached. With the Overwatch League playoffs just around the corner, players who hit these stat-based milestones will earn shoes designed and curated by BAIT and […]

Reality Rift Disbands Its Dota 2 Roster

Reality Rift was one of the hottest teams in SEA, but not anymore. Many of you might be fans of the pretty fascinating small SEA team called Reality Rift. Although it was formed back in 2019, it managed to secure some pretty good results. However, once COVID-19 came, Reality Rift couldn’t really take part in […]

ESL Pro League Building Commissioner’s Office to Optimize Governance 

On the heels of a cheating scandal that saw Counter-Strike: Global Offensive coaches using a bug to get illegal in-game views showing where opposing team members were located, ESL along with 13 member teams appointed Alexander Inglot to develop and create a commissioner’s office for the league. With more fallout expected as more allegations come […]

Valve knew about Flusha’s cheating on LAN but never admitted: Na’Vi Legend

Another drama in the csgo community you say? Slurp Slurp The post Valve knew about Flusha’s cheating on LAN but never admitted: Na’Vi Legend appeared first on TalkEsport. Read More

FaZe Clan, Twitch Team up for All-Star Twitch Rivals Event

On Sept. 17, Twitch and FaZe Clan are partnering with Twitch Rivals that bring some of the most popular streamers together to face off against professional athletes inside of Call of Duty: Warzone.  “Twitch Rivals: FaZe Face-Off featuring Warzone,” the first in a series of events hosted by the two organizations will feature popular streamers, […]

Why was PUBG Banned in India?

Indian Government nailed the future of PUBG Mobile in India by invoking a sudden yet expected ban. The news of PUBG ban in India spread like a wildfire among communities. PUBG Mobile is a rather, famous game in India, not just among gamers, but influencers too have tried their luck and succeeded. PUBG Mobile and […]

Mortal, Scout to play Valorant, CSGO, Fall Guys after PUBG Mobile Ban

Mortal and Scout reveal their future plans after PUBG Mobile got banned. The post Mortal, Scout to play Valorant, CSGO, Fall Guys after PUBG Mobile Ban appeared first on TalkEsport. Read More

EsportsLAB Raises $1.08M to Accelerate Esports Performance Analytics Software Development

Polish esports performance analytics startup EsportsLAB raised a zł4M PLN investment from the zł50M Satus Starter venture capital fund. Satus Starter is primarily funded by the European Union, which contributed zł40M or 80% to the fund size. EsportsLAB, which is the fund’s third investment, plans to use the investment proceeds to […]

Automaker ‘Mercedes Benz’ furthers ESL partnership

ESL UK has announced the renewal of ESL Premiership sponsorship by German auto giant Mercedes-Benz. The contract includes the Dota 2 project for the next season with Mercedes-Benz as the official automotive supplier. In September 2019, when ESL UK introduced Dota 2, Mercedes-Benz was also invited as its sponsor. ESL was founded by the automotive company, which allowed the ESL One Birmingham Dota 2 tournaments for two years in […]

Former Activision Blizzard Esports CMO Joins DC

Warner Bros. announced Monday that Daniel Cherry III, former chief marketing officer at Activision Blizzard Esports, has joined DC as its new senior vice president and general manager. This role created for Cherry will see him work alongside Jim Lee, chief creative officer and publisher at DC, with both reporting directly to  Warner Bros. Global […]

PUBG MOBILE Among 118 Mobile Apps Blocked By The Indian Government

The Indian Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology of the government of India has announced that it has blocked 118 mobile apps including PUBG MOBILE. The announcement was widely circulated by ANI on Twitter. The announcement claims that the apps are being blocked in view of information available that they are being used to engage […]

Indian Govt puts a ban on PUBG Mobile amid growing tension with China

Amid the escalating tension between India and China, the Indian Government had recently banned 118 Chinese apps which had gained an insane amount of popularity in India. The ban had included well known apps like PUBG Mobile, PUBG Mobile Lite, Baidu, Tencent Weiyun. Official Press Release by the Centre: “The Ministry of Electronics and Information […]

August Investment Recap: Fortnite Billions, BITKRAFTS $165M Venture Fund, and New Capital for Esports Organizations

August was a record month for esports investments. The Esports Observer tracked 16 investments raised by esports-relevant companies during the month. Disclosed investments accumulated to $2.78B USD, which is more than all seven previous months of 2020 combined, bringing the total sum of disclosed investments in 2020 to $4.34B.  The news of esports-relevant investments was […]

LeBron James’ son Bronny James joins FaZe Clan

The eldest son of NBA Legend LeBron James joins Faze Clan. The post LeBron James’ son Bronny James joins FaZe Clan appeared first on TalkEsport. Read More

How to Report Hackers in Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout?

Fall Guys is not completely clean in terms of cheaters and if you face one, you can follow this simple guide to report them so that they won’t escape the banhammer. The post How to Report Hackers in Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout? appeared first on TalkEsport. Read More

U.S. Democrat Joe Biden rides online gaming to promote his Presidential campaign

The digital merchandise represents a way to organize voters online during a campaign season derailed by COVID-19. The post U.S. Democrat Joe Biden rides online gaming to promote his Presidential campaign appeared first on TalkEsport. Read More

NVIDIA reveals new RTX 30 series “Ampere” GPUs starting at $499

The new GPUs will be available for purchase starting from September. The post NVIDIA reveals new RTX 30 series “Ampere” GPUs starting at $499 appeared first on TalkEsport. Read More

League Of Legends: Top Lane Tier List For Season 10

Win your lanes and games with these helpful insights about top lane champions There is an extensive list of champions that can bear the weight of the top lane. Each bringing a different set of skills and advantages or counters. Individual skill and mastery of a champion is preferred over all else. Lately, however, the […]

Due to COVID-19 Restrictions, Vietnam Will not be Represented at Worlds 2020

The League of Legends World Championship will start in Shanghai on Sept. 25 with 22 teams instead of the  24 teams initially set for the competition. The qualified teams from Vietnam have withdrawn from the competition, citing a re-entry barrier back into Vietnam due to COVID-19 precautions, according to Vietnamese news site Gamek. The report […]

Apex Legends: Respawn Enertainment announce ALGS Autumn Circuit

Respawn Entertainment has announced a new Autumn Circuit beginning October 3. Respawn Entertainment has announced that the Apex Legends Global Series will get an Autumn Circuit, beginning October 3rd. The new event marks a new series as Respawn Entertainment aims to close 2020 with a big event leading directly up to Christmas. High-stakes competitive play […]

ESL Australia, NetEase Announce Mobile Partnership for MARVEL Super War Esports

ESL Australia has partnered with game publisher NetEase to develop mobile esports initiatives in Australia and New Zealand for the soon-to-be released MARVEL Super War – a League of Legends–esque MOBA title for Android and iOS. ESL will operate two online tournaments as part of the game’s ANZ launch, as well as partnering with Australian […]

Dallas Empire Drops Clayster Ahead Of 2021 CDL Season

Championship-winning Dallas Empire is the first team to announce a roster change ahead of the 2021 season Yesterday the Call of Duty League announced a move back to their roots with 4v4 competitive play returning for the 2021 Black Ops Cold War season. This means that each CDL team will have to drop a player […]

Apex Legends $500K Global Series – Autumn Circuit To Start Oct. 3

With the Summer Circuit playoffs around the corner, Electronic Arts along with Respawn Entertainment have announced that the Autumn Circuit of the Apex Legends Global Series will have a $500K USD prize pool and will start on Oct. 3. The circuit will then conclude with the championship playoffs Dec. 19-20. Additionally, for the playoffs, EA […]

Dota 2: rOtK Is No Longer A Part Of Vici Gaming

After Yang, rOtK also leaves Vici Gaming. Today has been a pretty crazy day for Vici Gaming. After Zhou “Yang” Haiyang left the team, yet another legend will also part ways with the organization. This time, it is Bai “rOtK” Fan, who has been the coach of the team for a while now. Although there […]

Dota 2: Vici Gaming Releases Yang

Sadly, Yang is no longer a part of Vici Gaming. August is the month when most Dota 2 fans are really happy because they can watch the biggest Dota 2 event of the year. However, due to the fact that TI was postponed, some of the teams have decided to take a break, especially in […]

Symfuhny Allows NRG Contract To Expire, Declares Free Agency

Prolific streamer Symfuhny is now a free agent after leaving NRG Esports. Mason “Symfuhny” Lanier announced his free-agency as a streamer, content creator and dominant Call of Duty: Warzone player earlier today. The 20-year-old spent the last year and a half under the NRG Esports banner, competing in many games both competitively and casually. Most […]

Sage and Killjoy nerfed in Latest Valorant Update

All the shotguns in the game witnessed massive nerfs. The post Sage and Killjoy nerfed in Latest Valorant Update appeared first on TalkEsport. Read More

Panda Global Brings on New Merchandise Team Led by Former Cirque Du Soleil Merchandising Director

Esports organization Panda Global has announced three new hires to spearhead the company’s merchandising initiatives. The group will be led by former Cirque Du Soleil Senior Director, Merchandising, F&B, and Licensing Terrence Turner. Turner previously served in director and leadership positions at Disney Parks & Resorts, Hallmark Cards, and SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment. Alongside Turner, […]

Fortnite: Reduced Chest Spawn Rates Are A Real Problem

ESTNN breaks down the most disappointing change in Fortnite’s latest season. Fortnite Chapter 2 – Season 4 Nexus War is in full swing after releasing less than a week ago. Despite its convoluted name, this latest Marvel-themed season brought a slew of popular comic book characters crashing into Fortnite’s expansive world. With the new season, […]

Marcos Gaming Signs Live Media Rights Deal With Loco 

Indian esports organization Marcos Gaming has signed a partnership deal with Pocket Aces’ Loco for live media content streaming, facilitated by Marcos’ marketing agency Baseline Ventures. This partnership will showcase Marcos Gaming team’s top athletes streaming exclusive content on Loco.  The move is yet another deal struck by Loco to add to a growing list […]

FaZe Clan’s Ewok on the Life of a Teenage Streamer

An origin story perhaps unlike any before. Soleil “Ewok” Wheeler is a 14-year old streamer, who has gone from the life of a typical teenage girl to that of a gaming and esports personality who commands an audience of more than a quarter of a million people. From humble beginnings, Wheeler, who is deaf, has […]

ESL One Cologne Online Leads Esports-Heavy Weekend – Weekly Twitch Top 10s, Aug. 24-30

It was a week filled with high level esports competition as the League of Legends playoffs neared their conclusion, Dota 2’s OMEGA League moved forward, and Fall Guys got its Twitch Rivals debut. However, it was the Cathedral of Counter-Strike that once again dominated the weekend’s esports viewership. Also of note is the appearance of […]

Simplicity to Sell 7.5% of Flamengo Esports to Redragon

Simplicity Esports, the U.S. organization that manages Flamengo Esports, has agreed to sell a 7.5% share of its Brazilian subsidiary Simplicity One Brasil, owner of the Brazilian team’s rights, to gaming peripherals manufacturer Redragon. The companies signed a letter of intent on Aug. 27, and the deal is subject to certain conditions before it is […]

Generation Esports, National Junior College Athletic Association Esports Form Strategic Partnership

National Junior College Athletic Association Esports and Generation Esports announced a strategic partnership Tuesday that will see the high school and middle school esports organizer become the official platform partner of the collegiate esports league.  Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Generation Esports is the platform behind the Middle School Esports League and […]

Astralis Group Reports $4.8M Loss, Sponsorship Revenues Increase by $706K

Danish esports organization Astralis Group, which became the first esports organization to conduct an initial public offering in November 2019, reported its interim results for the six-months period ended June 30. The group revealed a loss of kr30.17M DKK compared to a net loss of kr27.97M in the same period of […]

Is 2020 Going To Be The Most Profitable Year Yet For Gaming?

In the 21st century, gaming has changed a lot. It was previously seen as a predominantly male activity, enjoyed mostly by those in the 18-30 category. More recently, things have changed with Nintendo opening the sector up to different demographics with the Wii and DS. Smartphones have also played a significant role in this, allowing […]

Tom Clancy’s The Division goes free-to-claim on Uplay

Once claimed, the owner gets to keep the game forever. The post Tom Clancy’s The Division goes free-to-claim on Uplay appeared first on TalkEsport. Read More

LoL: Immortals Releases Five Players, Including sOAZ & Altec

After ending the regular season in last place, Immortals has decided to release a number of members of their LCS and Academy roster. With the regular season over, Immortals has taken early steps to build a roster for 2021 by release talent from its 2020 campaign. Johnny “Altec” Ru, Austin “Gate” Yu, Paul “sOAZ” Boyer, […]

MiBR, Heroic, Hard Legion coaches banned for abusing spectator bug, teams get disqualified

The spectator bug allowed coaches to get vision on the enemy team by unfair means. The post MiBR, Heroic, Hard Legion coaches banned for abusing spectator bug, teams get disqualified appeared first on TalkEsport. Read More

Ubisoft says PS5 Games Won’t Be Backward Compatible Except With PS4

Contrary to the popular belief of the next generation gamers, Ubisoft has a rather different version of their own. According to the developer, PlayStation 5 will only support backward compatibility for PS4 and not for PS3, PS2 and PS1. The detail of this response to a question explains the stretch of the compatibility gamers should […]

Report: Call of Duty League to Wait Until 2022 Before Expansion

The Call of Duty League will not pursue expansion in 2021 according to a report by ESPN Esports. Following initial reporting by Sports Business Journal’s Adam Stern that the league has seen interest from prospective buyers in expansion franchises, ESPN’s Jacob Wolf writes that the league hopes to showcase its original city-based event model, which […]

Chaos EC star ‘steel’ reportedly leaving CSGO to pursue Valorant professionally

His place in Chaos Esports Club may be taken by 22-year-old rifler Edgar “MarKE” Maldonado. The post Chaos EC star ‘steel’ reportedly leaving CSGO to pursue Valorant professionally appeared first on TalkEsport. Read More

Call Of Duty League Returns To 4v4 Competitive Play For The 2021 Season

Next year Call of Duty esports will return to its roots with 4v4 competitive play coming back for the 2021 season Following the conclusion of the 2020 season, the Call of Duty League has announced a return to 4v4 competitive play for the Black Ops Cold War season. This means that one player from each […]

Ninja, G2 Esports Help Raise $1M for Special Effect in Fall Guys Bidding War 

Two weeks ago, Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout developer Mediatonic saw a lot of interest from brands, streamers, and esports organizations who wanted to have skins added into the Mario Party-esque battle royale game. Instead of quietly taking negotiations for deals in private, the social media account for the game was turned into a two-week social […]

Major Stakeholders in the Philippines Esports Ecosystem Unite Under PeSO

Major stakeholders and organizations in the Philippines have announced a strategic partnership to work under the umbrella of the esports federation, the Philippine Esports Organization . PeSO members include Mineski Philippines, Bren Esports, Gariath Concepts, PlayBook Esports, Tier One Entertainment, TNC Philippine Holdings, The Nationals, Smart Communications, and TV5. PeSo has technically existed for many […]

Brazilian CSGO pros LUCAS1 and fnx tested positive for COVID-19

Imperial Esports have cancelled their European bootcamp following two of their players contracting COVID-19. The post Brazilian CSGO pros LUCAS1 and fnx tested positive for COVID-19 appeared first on TalkEsport. Read More

Industry Veteran David Hopkinson Tapped to Oversee MSG Sports Franchises Including Counter Logic Gaming, Knicks Gaming

Madison Square Garden Sports on Monday announced the appointment of David Hopkinson to the role of executive vice president MSG Sports, president team business operations. Hopkinson has more than 25 years of experience in the sports industry, having previously worked as the global head of partnerships for Real Madrid Club de Futbol, and in various […]

Valorant Agent Abilities Which Demands Immediate Attention

Three Agent Abilities that Need to be Nerfed for the sake of the current Valorant meta The post Valorant Agent Abilities Which Demands Immediate Attention appeared first on TalkEsport. Read More

Collegiate StarLeague Expands 2020-2021 Season Offering to Include Women’s League

Collegiate StarLeague announced Monday its 2020-2021 season, marking the organization’s 12th year of operation, and has expanded its offering to include a new Women’s League program. The collegiate esports organizer will offer competitions across multiple major esports titles including League of Legends, VALORANT, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Dota 2, Rocket League, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, and […]

Lebron James Jr. Signs With FaZe Clan

LeBron “Bronny” James Jr., son of Los Angeles Lakers’ superstar Lebron James, has joined North American esports and gaming lifestyle company FaZe Clan. The 15-year old highly touted collegiate basketball recruit will use the gaming tag “FaZe Bronny” while streaming for the organization. James is known for his game play in both Fortnight and Call […]

Spectacor Gaming, Nerd Street to Host All-Women VALORANT Tournament Sponsored by T1 and G FUEL

Esports facilities and events operator Nerd Street Gamers has teamed up with Philadelphia Fusion parent Spectacor Gaming to host an all-women VALORANT tournament with sponsorship from T1 Entertainment & Sports and G FUEL. The FTW Summer Showdown will feature eight all-women teams competing for their share of a $10K USD prize pool. Seven teams will […]

Razer on Looking Ahead to a Future Shaped by COVID-19

Global gaming hardware company Razer, like many others, felt unsure about how profoundly the COVID-19 pandemic would impact its business. As the pandemic hit, traditional entertainment mediums closed, forcing many to search elsewhere for things to occupy their time. For more than a few, that search took them to a place that appears to be […]

LoL: LCK Summer Playoffs: Finals Preview

The top two teams in the LCK face-off for the title. The LCK was one of the last leagues to end their summer split, but their gauntlet style playoffs ended over the weekend and set the stage for a Finals matchup that seemed preordained. DragonX and Damwon Gaming aren’t household names in the LCK, but […]

Heroic wins ESL One Cologne Europe

The ESL One Cologne finally comes to an end with Heroic easily winning 3-0 in a best of 5 series against the current #2 in the world Vitality. The veto began with Heroic removing Dust2 and Vitality banning Train. The first map was picked by Heroic and they picked Mirage and then Inferno was picked […]

LoL: LCS Playoff Recap – Team Liquid v FlyQuest

FlyQuest and Team Liquid battled for a straight shot to Finals tonight. After three weeks of intense competition, the LCS is nearing its end. Last night, TSM knocked Cloud9 out of the Lower Bracket and out of Worlds contention too. Today, Team Liquid and FlyQuest took to Summoner’s Rift to see who the […]

CS:GO: Evil Geniuses, Heroic Win ESL One Cologne 2020

Evil Geniuses and Heroic take home the trophies in ESL One Cologne’s North American and European regional tournaments. The North American and European divisions of ESL One Cologne 2020 have found their champions as Evil Geniuses and Heroic take home the respective titles. Evil Geniuses earned their victory after a five-map battle against rivals Team […]

Dallas Empire Win The 2020 Call of Duty League Championships

After putting on a clinical performance against the Atlanta FaZe in the Grand Final, Dallas Empire win the 2020 Call of Duty League Championships Dallas Empire finished the regular season in 2nd place behind the Atlanta FaZe and had to defeat them twice in order to take the Championship victory. Here’s a recap of the […]

LoL: LEC Summer 2020 Grand Finals Preview

Two unexpected Round 2 results see Rogue and G2 Esports face off in the LEC Semi-Final. It certainly wasn’t the matchup most people expected. Not many foresaw Fnatic taking down G2 and even fewer called MAD Lions getting 3-0 in the Lower Bracket. So with Fnatic now locked in as the final boss of the […]

Dota 2: Alliance Survives The OMEGA League Play-in Stage

Here is what happened in the match between Alliance and FlyToMoon. After both Alliance and FlyToMoon had mediocre performances in the OMEGA League Group Stage, these two teams had to go head to head in the Play-in Stage. Even though Alliance was considered as the heavy favorite, things weren’t so easy for the European powerhouse. […]

LoL: LEC Playoff Recap – Rogue v MAD Lions

The final Round 2 series in the LEC Playoffs took place between MAD Lions and Rogue. With both sides locked in for worlds 2020, the victor of this series will head directly to worlds, while the loser heads to play-in. The series victor will then head to next week’s Semi-Final series against G2 Esports. Below […]

Shroud becomes the fastest-growing streamer following his return to Twitch

Shroud has gained over a million followers in the last month. The post Shroud becomes the fastest-growing streamer following his return to Twitch appeared first on TalkEsport. Read More

Dr Disrespect apologizes for saying “mobile gamers aren’t real gamers”

Dr. Disrespect apologized for the statement he made last year which says “mobile gamers aren’t real gamers”, while playing on a livestream with PUBG Mobile professional player ScoutOP. The post Dr Disrespect apologizes for saying “mobile gamers aren’t real gamers” appeared first on TalkEsport. Read More

Fortnite: Best Trios Heading Into FNCS Chapter 2 – Season 4

ESTNN takes a look at some of the best trios heading into FNCS Chapter 2 – Season 4! Fortnite’s Marvel-themed season is well underway after its release on Thursday. The general competitive fanbase seems thrilled about this season for a multitude of reasons. For one, the Pump Shotgun is back in the loot pool for […]

Call of Duty League Championships – Day 1 Recap

Day 1 of the Call of Duty League Championships saw some incredible games for a lot of cash, so let’s go back over and take a look at all of yesterday’s action. Chicago Huntsmen 3-1 London Royal Ravens The London Royal Ravens started off this match-up hot with a 250-224 Rammaza Hardpoint victory to take […]

Hrithik Roshan joins Free Fire as a new character

Hritik Roshan based character named ‘Jai’ makes an appearance into Garena Free Fire. The post Hrithik Roshan joins Free Fire as a new character appeared first on TalkEsport. Read More

Call of Duty streamer accidentally reveals cheats during live stream, channel gets deleted

The streamer was bragging about his skills to his audience when his cheats were accidentally revealed. The post Call of Duty streamer accidentally reveals cheats during live stream, channel gets deleted appeared first on TalkEsport. Read More

GeT_RiGhT says he gets “death threats” from the community

CS:GO professional GeT_RiGhT says he receives death threats from the community. The post GeT_RiGhT says he gets “death threats” from the community appeared first on TalkEsport. Read More

LoL: LCS Playoffs Recap – Cloud9 v TSM

Two of NA’s most iconic teams fought for their Worlds hopes tonight. The LCS playoffs are well underway now. After two weeks of competition, only four teams stand strong now. FlyQuest and Team Liquid have already secured their spots at Worlds and only one spot remains. Two of the biggest organizations in North American League […]

LoL: LEC Playoffs Recap – G2 Esports v Fnatic

The battle of the Kings of Europe comes to Round 2 of the LEC. It’s always going to happen in the LEC. Fnatic and G2 Esports will always end up meeting in the finals, and in Summer Split this could be just the first time they meet. With the winner heading to the […]

Ubisoft China launches coffee cup with handle on the inside, apologizes later

The product has been pulled off from the market after it was said to be a manufacturing error. The post Ubisoft China launches coffee cup with handle on the inside, apologizes later appeared first on TalkEsport. Read More

Indonesia announces Esports as an official sports

Indonesia becomes the third country in SEA to recognise esports as legitimate sports. The post Indonesia announces Esports as an official sports appeared first on TalkEsport. Read More

Post Malone now owns Esports team Envy

The superstar rapper claimed that he has been gaming his whole life. The post Post Malone now owns Esports team Envy appeared first on TalkEsport. Read More

PUBG Mobile Anti-Cheat: 2.2 Million accounts banned for hacking

PUBG Mobile bans over 2.2 million accounts and 1.4 million devices for exploiting their anti-cheat system. The post PUBG Mobile Anti-Cheat: 2.2 Million accounts banned for hacking appeared first on TalkEsport. Read More

Unknown 9: Awakening – Upcoming AAA Game Set in Kolkata, India

Awakening will focus on a girl named Haroona who was raised in the streets of Kolkata, India. The post Unknown 9: Awakening – Upcoming AAA Game Set in Kolkata, India appeared first on TalkEsport. Read More

Respawn Entertainment Reveal Apex Legends Global Series Partnerships

Respawn Entertainment has revealed twelve of the most prominent organizations in Apex Legends will partner together to promote the health of the game. Respawn Entertainment has announced that they are creating a partnership programme for concerts relating to the Apex Legends esports scene. 12 different organizations are the first to join the partnership, with even […]

LoL: LEC Summer Playoffs Recap – Schalke 04 v MAD Lions

Round 2 gets underway in the LEC with Schalke 04 taking on MAD Lions. With the final elimination game of the LEC between Schalke 04 and MAD Lions things are getting spicy. With the 04 Miracle Run coming up against its final hurdle, 04 could be about to do the unimaginable and make […]

Dota 2: The Aghanim’s Labyrinth Update – New Heroes & More

All the latest updates from the Aghanim’s Labyrinth summer event. Even though there are just a few days until the TI 10 Battle Pass comes to an end, we got yet another big update for the summer event. This could potentially mean that Valve will allow users to use the Battle Pass for longer. However, […]

Use These Tips & Tricks To Rotate Efficiently In Fortnite Chapter 2 – Season 4

Learn the latest rotational tips to ensure you stay ahead of the storm in Fortnite! Fortnite’s latest Marvel-themed season brought back a whole mess of weapons and items near and dear to the diehard fandom. The Pump Shotgun and Combat Shotgun are just two that Epic Games brought back from the dreaded vault. Although many […]

Guangzhou Charge Owner Nengking Group Launch Esports Umbrella Brand Ultra Prime

Chinese conglomerate Nengking Group, owner of Overwatch League team Guangzhou Charge , announced on Friday that the company has established a new esports brand called “Ultra Prime” for “better connecting to the esports industry.” UP will operate multiple esports businesses, and one of the businesses will be a young player training program, […]

Envy Gaming Adds Post Malone to Ownership Group and Renews Jack in the Box Sponsorship

Envy Gaming has made giant leaps this week by renewing their sponsorship deal with Jack in the Box and Post Malone joining the ownership group. Jack is Back Envy Gaming’s sponsorship with Jack in the Box began back in 2017 with the foundation of their Overwatch League team, the Dallas Fuel. The initial deal lasted […]

Post Malone Joins Envy Gaming Ownership Group

Recording artist Post Malone has acquired an undisclosed equity stake in esports organization Envy Gaming – the parent company behind Dallas Fuel, Dallas Empire, and Team Envy. The deal was brokered by Post Malone’s representation at London Entertainment Group, Electric Feel Entertainment, and United Talent Agency. “I grew up in Texas and I’ve been gaming […]

Team SoloMid Expands into Chess with Signing of Grandmaster Hikaru Nakamura

Esports organization Team SoloMid has broken new ground in the esports space by expanding into one of the oldest competitive games in the world. Chess Grandmaster and professional Twitch streamer Hikaru Nakamura will now represent the organization as its first competitive chess player. Nakamura is among the world’s most-accomplished chess players, having won the U.S. […]

Restream Secures $50M Series A Investment, Launches Multiplatform Live-Streaming Software

Live-streaming tools developer Restream announced that it has raised a $50M USD Series A financing round led by Sapphire Ventures and Insight Partners. Restream also announced the launch of its multiplatform live-streaming distribution, branding, chat, and analysis software, Restream Studio, out of beta. The company’s Co-Founder and CEO, Alexander Khuda wrote in a blog post […]

Indonesia Recognizes Esports as an ‘Accomplished Sport’

The government of Indonesia officially recognized esports as a sport during the 2020 National Conference of Central KONI held this week. As first reported by VPEsports, Indonesia’s Ministry of Youth and Sports and the Indonesian National Sports Committee officially recognized esports as an “accomplished sport” in the Southeast Asian country and named PB Esports […]

Twitch Announces Return of SUBtember Promotion With Capital One as Presenting Sponsor

Twitch’s fourth annual SUBtember subscription promotion will kick off next month with Capital One serving as the initiative’s presenting sponsor. During September, Twitch will offer a discount for first-time streamer subscriptions. While the cost of the subscription will be reduced by 20-30%, streamers will still receive their full revenue share. The initiative will also look […]

PUBG Mobile esports director: “We want to compete with League of Legends and CS:GO”

PUBG Mobile aims to become the best esports title in the world and to compete with titles like League of Legends and CSGO. Does PUBGM really has what it takes to become the best? The post PUBG Mobile esports director: “We want to compete with League of Legends and CS:GO” appeared first on TalkEsport. Read […]

Envy Gaming Renews Jack in the Box as Official QSR

Envy Gaming today will announce a multiyear renewal with sponsor Jack in the Box, extending the deal that serves as one of the gaming organization’s most visible corporate partnerships. Terms were not revealed for the extension, but Jack in the Box will continue to serve as the official QSR of Envy and have jersey branding […]