UK-based LEC organization Excel Esports has announced former Fnatic and G2 Head Coach Joey “YoungBuck” Steltenpool is joining the organization as Head Coach. YoungBuck has a wealth of experience within Europe, where he’s earned the title ‘ The six-star general’ due to his success with G2 and Fnatic in the past 3 years. YoungBuck spoke […]

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The academy league for North American League of Legends will introduce an “emerging region” import slot. Teams may host a second non-resident player, but only if they hail from Turkey, Brazil, Latin America, Oceania, or the Commonwealth of Independent States . Import rules for the top North American league, the League of Legends Championship Series […]

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Yesterday, Tencent Holdings reported its earnings for the period ending September 30, Chinese multinational investment holding company. The organisation posted net income in the third quarter of 2018 at ¥97.2B , a rise of 21%. The total revenues from Tencent’s online games increased to ¥28.5B by 11% year-on-year . Overall sales of mobile games […]

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A while back, the legendary League of Legends team SK Telecom T1 decided its high time to try their luck in the Dota 2 scene too. As a result, the organization announced its new roster days before TI 9 came to an end. Initially, there was only one player – Lee “Forev” Sang-don. Many people […]

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Last week was significant for the esports industry in China, as the League of Legends Pro League team FunPlus Phoenix won the 2019 World Championships in Paris. As a young esports organization founded in 2017, FPX is now the second team from the region to take the global trophy, and has also won […]

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The League of Legends World Championships has for the majority of its nine-year history been sparse in terms of sponsors. Despite being one of the largest esports properties, Riot Games only signed its first global partner, Mastercard,  in 2018, yet it was also one of the esports’ most high-profile and lucrative deals to date. Now […]

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With the success of Worlds 2019, the higher ups at Riot Games are planning to introduce World Cups in League. Not to be confused with the World Championship, the World Cup tournament will see teams representing their respective countries, something similar to FIFA World Cup. From Riot higher-ups: It’s a when and not an if […]

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Summer was host to some of the biggest esports tournaments to date, in terms of prize pools and viewership. Several leagues organized by developers such as Riot Games’ regional League of Legends leagues as well as Activision Blizzard’s Overwatch League and Call of Duty Pro League concluded during July, August, and September. Furthermore, the two […]

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The League of Legends Worlds 2019 came to an end yesterday in Paris, with the finale game between China’s top seed FunPlus Phoenix and Europe’s top seed G2 Esports. The final was memorable for the viewers as the underdogs, FPX easily trampled the European favourites G2 with a quick 3-0 victory. Viewership comparison of Finals […]

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A lot of people tuned in to watch a very short series as the League of Legends World Championship reached a somewhat anticlimactic conclusion.  With no Tyler “Ninja” Blevins on the platform, and intermittent broadcasts from Turner “Tfue” Tenney, Fortnite streamers have gone from a staple on the Top 10 to an occassional occurrence. Instead, […]

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