ESL and DouYu extend their contract for another year and expand their terms. According to EsportsInsider, ESL Gaming and DouYu are not only renewing their partnership but are also expanding on its terms. DouYu now scores exclusive rights to the broadcasting of the ESL Pro Tour CS:GO, Warcraft III, StarCraft II, and Dota 2. Plus, […]

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ESL Gaming announced Tuesday that it will continue its partnership with Chinese live streaming platform DouYu.  Financial terms of this renewed partnership were not disclosed. Under the extended and expanded terms of the deal, DouYu will be granted exclusive rights to broadcast ESL Pro Tour Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Warcraft III, StarCraft II, Dota 2, and […]

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ESL Gaming announced Tuesday that it will continue its partnership with Chinese live streaming platform DouYu.  Financial terms of this renewed partnership were not disclosed. Under the extended and expanded terms of the deal, DouYu will be granted exclusive rights to broadcast ESL Pro Tour Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Warcraft III, StarCraft II, Dota 2, and […]

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We take a look at 4 factors that have kept Dota 2 on the Steam Charts for the last decade. With almost 1,300,000 players at its all-time peak according to Steam Charts, Dota 2 is one of the most popular games today. This multi-player online battle arena game is a sequel to the Warcraft […]

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ESL Gaming has announced a full 2021/2022 tournament calendar for its ESL Pro Tour StarCraft II and Warcraft III. Both circuits will kick off in May at their own DreamHack events. The StarCraft II competition will conclude at IEM Katowice in February 2022 with a $500K USD prize pool. No prize pool was announced for […]

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Germany is one of the countries with the fastest-growing esports scene. In 2018, esports generated 62.5 million euros in revenue for the country. This figure shows an increase of 22% year-over-year. On a European scale, Germany serves as the leading market for esports, far ahead of the United Kingdom and France (21 […]

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Tournament organizers DreamHack and ESL have announced a one-year streaming deal with Chinese platform DouYu. The deal makes DouYu the exclusive streaming partner for the ESL Pro Tour’s StarCraft II and Warcraft III content in “standard Mandarin and other Chinese languages and dialects,” according to a […]

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ESL’s national competition for Germany has named Bitburger 0,0% as premium partner for 2020. For two seasons, the non-alcoholic beer brand will support ESL Meisterschaft competitions for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, as well as Dota 2 and Warcraft III: Reforged—following an initial campaign in a May 19 live stream integration. Financial terms were not disclosed. Bitburger […]

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Twitch has acquired English language livestreaming rights to major ESL and DreamHack competitions for 2021 and 2022. The deal specifically covers Counter-Strike: Global Offensive , StarCraft II, and Warcraft III competitions, all under the ESL Pro Tour brand..  This marks the largest exclusive media deal between a livestreaming platform and a third-party esports tournament/league organizer.  […]

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Ethan Teng, the co-founder and current president of VSPN, uses what can best be described as high-speed, but logical speech. “Sorry about my talking speed, it used to be my occupational habit; as [I] was a Warcraft III shoutcaster,” Teng told The Esports Observer. For many Chinese esports fans between the age of 25-40, Teng […]

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