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July 2, 2020

Psyonix introduces new Rocket League esports with RLCS X

Psyonix introduced the future format of Rocket League esports in RLCS X. After being pressured by many teams for real change, the developer and organizer finally answered by proposing a completely reworked Rocket League esports structure. Even though the regular Rocket League Championship Series had big moments, it was time to move on and evolve. […]

July 2, 2020

PlayBrain raises $6 million to grow esports in Japan

Japanese content provider and esports event organizer, PlayBrain, raised $6 million in its Series A funding round, led by BITKRAFT Esports Ventures. The raised money will be used to manage tournaments and leagues in Japan. Additionally, funds will go towards creating esports content. Series A round funding totals up PlayBrain’s raised money to an astounding […]

July 1, 2020

Rise Nation wants to join Call of Duty League

Esports company Rise Nation announced after their rebrand an interest in rejoining Call of Duty esports. Thanks to previous dominance in the scene, the team’s entry into Call of Duty League might come soon. The formerly top-ranked Call of Duty team held a $50 thousand Warzone charity event on June 26. Rise Nation’s purpose was […]

July 1, 2020

Latest Overwatch patch notes nerf Brigitte and add Open Queue

Blizzard just released the new Overwatch patch and patch notes on June 30, bringing new additions and changes to Brigitte and the game. For games with precise meta like Overwatch, balance changes and new features are important to diversify the game. The Hero Pools system is a perfect example of this. In this particular case, […]

July 1, 2020

Redeye leaves esports following accusations of violence

Paul “Redeye” Chaloner announced his departure of the esports industry after allegations of assault were made against him this weekend. This primarily comes from former colleague and caster James Banks, who tweeted a statement on June 27 claiming Chaloner punched a London-based tournament organizer while working there in 2015. The statement said Redeye was placed […]

July 1, 2020

The future of Immortals in the LCS

Immortals is a historical esports organization, but their standing in the LCS calls to question their methods of team management and long term sustainability. The first two weeks of Summer 2020 saw an onslaught of League of Legends community hate towards Immortals midlaner Jérémy “Eika” Valdenaire. Eika became the community’s punching bag because of his […]

June 30, 2020

Gamer Republic tries to crowdfund $20 million to join LCK

Gamer Republic is currently trying to enter League of Legends Champions Korea through crowdfunding. To offset the large costs of applying to be an LCK team, Gamer Republic turned to Kickstarter. While many organizations have suffered because of the pandemic, esports saw a huge increase in viewership and interest. For example, some of the broadcasting […]

June 30, 2020

Team Secret destroy Dota 2 BEYOND EPIC

One more trophy on the board for Team Secret as its Dota 2 team becomes the BEYOND EPIC winner and landslides their opponents in the grand finals 3-0. Team Secret devastates Team Nigma and takes home $80 thousand in prize pool earnings. This win makes Team Secret’s sixth consecutive tournament victory. HOLY MOLY! WE ARE […]

June 29, 2020

Top 10 most watched Twitch streamers in 2020

Following the major esports news that Microsoft’s Mixer closed down, Unikrn created a list of the top 10 Twitch streamers of 2020. A combination of factors made the 2020 esports broadcasting environment very unique. Among these factors for growth, the pandemic forcing more users online boosted 2020 Twitch viewership. For example, the year-on-year viewership growth […]

June 29, 2020

Call of Duty League Challengers post-season details are out

Call of Duty League just announced its Challengers post-season format on Twitter. Even though many businesses around the world open physical locations, esports still prioritizes online play. The Challengers post-season event includes a $500 thousand prize pool and features teams from North America, Europe, and the Asia Pacific. These teams will participate and compete for […]