August 24, 2019

Six people arrested in Australian Counter-Strike match fixing scandal

Victoria Police announces that six Australians have been arrested in connection to an investigation into rigging Counter-Strike: Global Offensive matches. It is the first major match-fixing case in Australian esports history. An investigation was launched in March 2019 after police received information from a betting agency about activity linked to a CS:GO tournament. “It’s alleged […]

August 23, 2019

Riot Games Settles Gender Discrimination & Sexual Harassment Class Action Lawsuit with Employees

Riot Games and the plaintiffs have settled the class action lawsuit regarding gender discrimination, according to a new statement from Rioters Against Forced Arbitration. Last year, a major investigation article was released by Kotaku that brought to light company-wide discrimination and harassment at Riot games. The company lived on a culture of sexism and “bro […]

August 22, 2019

Svenskeren wins LCS Summer Split Honda MVP Award

Cloud9’s jungler Dennis “Svenskeren” Johnsen has been named the LCS 2019 Summer Split Honda MVP. Svenskeren had one of his best performances in the entire season even while sharing playtime with his substitute Robert “Blaber” Huang.  His consistency continues to go above and beyond the expectations that everyone put onto him at the beginning of […]

The final days of Dota 2’s TI9

Three more days are all that’s left of arguably the biggest esports tournament of the year, The International 2019. This weekend decides which of eighteen teams wins a top title and takes from the biggest prize pool in esports history.  TI9 currently boasts a prize pool of over $33.7 million. The best part is that […]

August 21, 2019

Mastercard partners with LCS for the Summer Finals

Riot Games has announced that Mastercard has entered an exclusive partnership with MasterCard. At this weekend’s LCS Summer Split Finals, Mastercard will be the presenting sponsor of the event’s opening ceremonies. They will also now be sponsoring the LCS Player of the Week Award (POTW), where an LCS pro player will be selected for recognition […]

Team Empire upsets G2 Esports to win Rainbow 6 Raleigh Major

Against all the naysayers, Team Empire defeated G2 Esports after beating them 3-1 in an exhilarating best-of-five series to become the 2019 Six Major Raleigh  Champions. Team Empire has been at the heels of G2 Esports ever since they lost to them in Montreal at the Rainbow Six Invitational earlier in the year. G2 Esports […]

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 19, 2019

C9 defeats CLG in LCS Summer Playoffs Semifinals

On track to claim their first Championship title in five years, Cloud9 defeated Counter Logic Gaming and is moving on to Detroit for their final series in the League Championship Series 2019 Summer Playoffs.  Summer Playoffs is a best-of-five style tournament including the top six teams from Summer Season in a single-elimination bracket. Game one  […]

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 […]

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