IEM Chicago is the first event of the Intel Grand Slam Season 3. It is down to its final four teams, each of whom has a great chance of securing the winner’s prize pool of $125,000. As we head into the last few days of IEM Chicago, there is one semifinal match that stands out. […]

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We’ve all asked ourselves this question at some time or another when watching games on Twitch, YouTube, or TV. Just like many of you, games are our passion, and we can’t help but wonder what we could accomplish if we really put our minds to it, and how far we might go. So what exactly […]

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Pittsburgh Knights recently announced the addition of Grammy-nominated Wiz Khalifa as a strategic partner. Wiz Khalifa is famously known for his super hit song “See You Again” which is also 2nd most viewed music video on YouTube sitting at more than 4 Billion views alone. According to a press release, Wiz Khalifa is “Joining forces […]

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100 Thieves revealed that they will return to the Counterstrike: Global Offensive scene today in a YouTube video. 100 Thieves CEO Matthew “Nadeshot” Haag revealed that the organization will return to the CS:GO esports scene today in a YouTube video on the official 100 Thieves YouTube page. 100 Thieves have not fielded a roster in […]

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Matthew “Nadeshot” Haag, CEO of 100 Thieves revealed that his organization 100 Thieves is planning a comeback to Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, through YouTube earlier today. 100 Thieves’ initial venture into CS:GO dates back to late 2017 when the American organization signed ex-Immortal players. The ex-Immortal squad were runners-up at the PGL Krakow major in Poland […]

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WePlay! unveiled the English-speaking casters for their upcoming open tournament for Dota Underlords. Tournament organizer WePlay! has announced their English casters for the upcoming open to the public Dota Underlords tournament. Robert “RobAJG” Gonzales will host the English stream.   For the casters, WePlay! has compiled four English-speaking commentators for their tournament: Shannon “SUNSfan” Scotten Sean […]

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The IEM Chicago 2019 is the first stop for Season 3 of the Intel Grand Slam. With Team Liquid winning Season 2 in four straight events, they secured the prize pool of $1 million. The new season comes with an updated rulebook laying emphasis on certain tournaments and increasing their importance in the Counter-Strike circuit.  […]

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“Revenue cures everything in the business world.”  Jon Taffer Last month’s buyout of Infinite Entertainment, by Immortals Gaming Club, created one of the world’s largest esports organizations. However, it also highlights prominent questions around esports-related business models. What is the current state of esports monetization?  To answer as much, let’s take a data-driven look at three key realities.   Competition for spend The video game […]

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North American esports organisation 100 Thieves has announced the end of Series B funding round where they were able to raise $35 million which is $10 million more than the $25 million raised in October. This time the second round was led by Artist Capital Management, a growth investment firm whose chief investment officer Josh […]

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On the surface, NBA basketball and pro esports don’t have much in common. One couldn’t be a more traditional sport and the other is completely digital. But start peeling back the layers, and it’s apparent these sports share some overlap. Just think about the training required by pros, the huge money and audiences, and how […]

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