August 17, 2019

Pros, Cons, Thoughts on Apex’s Solos and Iron Crown Event

Apex Legends has once again come to the forefront of gaming since Respawn launched Solo Mode and The Iron Crown event. New Solo Mode Previously, games of Apex Legends consisted of 20 teams of 3. Solos, as the name suggests, is a 60 person free-for-all mode. The objective of the game remains the same: be […]

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 14, 2019

CSGO pro legend s1mple banned on Twitch for using slur

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive pro Oleksandr ‘s1mple’ Kostyliev has been banned after using a homophobic slur while live streaming on Twitch. Rod “Slasher” Breslau confirms from a source that the joke was made during an FPL game on July 29th to his NaVi teammate Boombl4. from what I understand, Twitch has suspended/banned several big name Russian […]

Multiple sexual misconduct allegations end in ban for Street Fighter pro

The fighting game community has been pressed to keep its members safe in the current social climate. The community is rocked by several allegations against Street Fighter Pro, Leah ‘Gllty’ Hayes, for “unwanted, inappropriate physical contact” with past attendees.  The initial allegations began with Super Smash Ultimate player Davon “Promaelia” Crawley tweeted out their experience […]

Brawl Stars announces World Championship tournament with $250,000 prize pool

SuperCell has announced its plans for 2019 Brawl Stars World Championship. SuperCell will be hosting a 3 stage format tournament, the grand finals of which will be aired live in South Korea. The Global Finals will pit the best eight teams from around the world. Sign up now for the Brawl Stars World Championship! 🏆 […]

2-2-2 Role Queue, Sigma and hero changes now live in Overwatch

Overwatch just went live with it’s latest patch 1.39.1.0. The patch includes some highly anticipated updates to the game including the Role Queue and its new tank hero Sigma. Role Queue The new system gives players the power to choose which role they want to play. Role Queue enables players to select what role they […]

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 […]

Cajunb will replace refrezh on OpTic Gaming’s CSGO roster

OpTic Gaming is changing its roster to get more player experience, according to Mathias “MSL” Lauridson. The consistent team leader “MSL” spoke through TwitLonger about the team’s needs for the future. In-game performance yields a mix of results for the team are looking to stabilize themselves. René “cajunb” Borg has competed for over five years […]

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 […]

Shock seeks revenge from Stage 3 on Dragons this Friday

Coming up Friday, August 9 is the rematch between two of Overwatch’s hottest teams. The San Francisco Shock and Shanghai Dragons duke it out, 7:30 PM Pacific time. Week 3 may be too early for high stakes, but this is no ordinary match. This is a revenge match from the last finalists. At the end […]

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

New Dota 2 matchmaking update changes the way players play together

Dota 2 issued out a new matchmaking update. This update includes various experimental changes that will last the remainder of the season.   The first change they have implemented is removing the concept of separate Solo and Party MMRs. According to the devs, the two major components of this update are “the effect on teamplay and […]

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 […]

Kingzone DragonX Drama surfaces on Inven

Internal issues and drama wreak havoc upon esports team Kingzone DragonX. Inven Global Korea has just released an article bringing to light all the problems the once-dominant Korean League of Legends team. According to Inven, the internal struggles were so huge and secretive they were referred to as “something that can never be spoken about […]

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