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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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