August 20, 2019

Call of Duty Secures Two More Franchise Players

The upcoming Call of Duty league acquired two franchise owners to take slots in the tournament. Misfits Gaming’s Florida Mayhem, a Miami-based esports organization, announced it will be taking the Florida slot. In the initial release, Misfits explained the decision to join the Call of Duty league: “Our experience with the Overwatch League and Activision […]

August 15, 2019

LEC and Pringles Partner Up for the European Summer Finals

The LEC Summer Finals announces its partnership with Pringles to celebrate the first season.  The event will be held at the Nikos Galis Olympic Indoor Hall in the city of Athens, Greece. The Kellogg Company’s iconic potato chip brand, Pringles, joins the LEC in the latest of sponsorships and partnerships the European league has been […]

NRG Esports CEO on partnering with Marvel Entertainment

Disney’s Marvel Entertainment has made further investment into the esports industry with their latest sponsorship with NRG Esports. Disney made an initial esports partnership when Marvel Entertainment and Team Liquid teamed up to promote Avengers: EndGame in June. On August 2, Marvel sponsors NRG Esports and its Overwatch League team, the San Francisco Shock, for […]

August 13, 2019

Allied Esports Entertainment goes public in deal with Black Ridge acquisition

Black Ridge Acquisition Corp. and Ourgame International Holdings Ltd. fully entered a public agreement that will see the acquisition of Ourgame’s properties, Allied Esports and World Poker Tower. Once complete, the combined properties will be collectively known as Allied Esports Entertainment. This move will combine Allied Esport’s venue-driven services, such as the HyperX Esports Arena […]

NBA All-Star Kevin Garnett’s company invests in Triumph Esports

Kevin Garnett is the latest to join several former and current pro sports players such as Michael Jordan, Rick Fox, Alex Rodriguez, Steph Curry, Shaquille O’Neal, and many more investing in esports. Garnett’s company, Big Ticket Sports LLC, announces their initial investment in esports through Triumph Esports. Triumph describes itself as a “full-service esports company” […]

Twitch’s Botched “Experiment” Advertises Porn on Ninja’s Channel

The Twitch and Ninja situation continues to escalate after pornographic content is promoted on Ninja’s channel. After Tyler “Ninja” Blevins announced his exclusive streaming partnership with Microsoft’s Mixer, his old channel was to remain on Twitch, no longer active, but still accessible. Originally, offline streamer pages operate similarly to YouTube as viewers can watch old […]

August 9, 2019

Discord Announces Streaming Service Coming in August

Discord continues to innovate their services for the gaming community, adding a “Go Live” feature to their program. This new streaming program allows users to stream their gameplay directly in the Discord program. Many will be quick to point out “competition” in Twitch and Mixer, especially the latter picking up Ninja’s exclusive streaming rights. Discord’s […]

Apex Legends tournament pulled from ESPN in wake of mass shootings

According to Rod “Slasher” Breslau, ESPN pulls X Games Apex Legends Invitational off ESPN2 after recent mass shootings in El Paso, TX and Dayton, OH. ESPN and ABC has made the decision not to air the TV broadcast of the XGames Apex Legends EXP Invitational that was scheduled for this weekend, in response to the […]

August 8, 2019

Shooting threats targeted at Twitch HQ, Workers Told to Work from Home

The San Francisco Police Department responded to violent threats made to Twitch. According to SFPD, the threat was originally made public on social media on August 7, and then a similar threat was made the following morning, legitimizing the threat. “So it was just a follow-up,” says SFPD public information Officer Adam Lobsinger. SFPD went […]

Riot Games Announces Exclusive Partnership with Honda

Honda has announced a significant new partnership with Riot Games’ League of Legends Championship Series (LCS). The partnership will make Honda the exclusive automotive sponsor of the LCS beginning with the Summer Split Playoffs in Los Angeles August 10, continuing with Finals in Detroit August 24-25. This will include Honda’s sponsorship of the Scouting Grounds […]

Burger King FaZes Up with New Partnership

FaZe Clan confirms new non-endemic partnership with fast-food chain Burger King on Twitter on August 7. They are collaborating to promote the newest release on the menu, The Impossible Whopper. FaZe continues to be one of the most known organizations in esports and have collaborated with a variety of notable brands. From clothing manufacturer Champion […]

August 7, 2019

Shanghai’s esports scene accelerating thanks to The International 2019

As the esports industry grows and untapped potential becomes more obvious, nations around the world are actively developing their esports scene. Newzoo found in their economic report that esports revenue is hitting $1 billion during 2019.  China, and Shanghai, in particular, are special because not only are they growing into the scene, the nation is […]

Video games causing violence once again a discussion, research still disagrees

Video games have once again been in the political crosshairs as America tries to heal from a weekend where over 30 people died in two mass shootings. As the national conversation aims to pinpoint the cause of this violence, video games are often pointed to as something that can be damaging to the youth.  The […]

August 1, 2019

Ninja leaves Twitch for Microsoft’s Mixer

“I feel like I am about to get back to the streaming roots,” says Tyler “Ninja” Blevins, “and I think that’s what it’s all about.” A little more! pic.twitter.com/SMQEygjNiE — Ninja (@Ninja) August 1, 2019 The worlds most renowned gamer has made one of the biggest decisions in his career so far: Switching from the […]

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