Epic games recently pulled off one of the greatest marketing stunts of the gaming world by completely taking down its game for 24 hours as well as blacking out its twitter account. Players were caught up in a frenzy as no one knew what actually happened when the entire map was sucked into a blackhole […]

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Epic Games has officially released details regarding the newest season of the Fortnite Champion Series. After the conclusion of the Season X Championship, the Fortnite developers announced a format switch to squads from trios. Players and fans alike eagerly awaited more details as Fortnite Chapter 2 finally saw the light of the day. The arrival […]

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This week, Rishi Chadha, Twitter’s global head of gaming, visited Toronto for the first time ever to discuss Canadian esports. At Twitter Canada’s headquarters, Rishi Chadha gave insight on Twitter’s trends, statistics, and trajectory in terms of the Canadian esports audience. Games such as Fortnite, Call of Duty, Overwatch, Super Smash Bros. and The Legend […]

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Epic Games has announced a new $5M USD season of the Fortnite Champions Series. The online competition will take place on the new Chapter 2 in-game map that was added to the game this week. The Fortnite Champions Series – Chapter 2: Season 1 finals will take place online on Dec. 6-8. Following this week’s […]

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Fortnite: Chapter 2 released earlier this week to a largely positive response by both casual and competitive players. It’s become a meme over time, but the unique aspect of Fortnite is that it is always changing. Although the core gameplay of the Battle Royale remains unchanged, players no longer have access to very specific items. […]

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Epic Games took a unique approach to generating hype for new in-game content that was released Tuesday morning by announcing “The End” over the weekend. Around 2:00 p.m. EST on Sunday, Fortnite servers went down, and anyone who logged into the game was met with what appeared to be some sort of dark cosmic scene […]

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There are intertwined esports and competition. Sports owners manage esports teams and football players are streaming on Twitch, and their online counterparts are reinforced by sports leagues. This is rapidly changing. In August, Nike released a new line of clothing for Tyler “Ninja” Blevins, a Fortnite streamer. Nike discontinued the Chinese League of Legends Pro League […]

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Jack Link’s Jerky has signed a deal with Envy Gaming, marking the beef jerky maker’s first foray into esports. Terms were not revealed for the multiyear deal.  Jack Link’s will get marketing and advertising assets across Envy’s portfolio, which includes teams that compete in the Overwatch League, Call of Duty League, and Fortnite.  Jack Link’s […]

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DreamHack is jumping into the competitive Fortnite realm with its winter event in late-November. The last Fortnite event held by DreamHack took place back in July of 2018 at DreamHack Valencia. This time around, DreamHack Winter will feature a BYOC tournament with no qualification necessary. Essentially, anyone can take part in the event at DreamHack […]

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Group stage action for the League of Legends World Championship helped the title surpass 20M hours watched.  Meanwhile, a unique event in Fortnite that involved the game effectively shutting down caused a boost in viewership for the title despite no one being able to actually play. Additionally, Apex Legends managed to stay in the top […]

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