November 21, 2019

Overwatch League Off-Season is full of Changes

Nov 15 has come and gone which means that each Overwatch League team is now required to have eight players under contract, and all players who are unsigned are free agents. Overwatch has a sign and trade deadline set for June 15, 2020, but there have already been plenty of big changes over the off-season. […]

November 20, 2019

League of Legends: LCS 2020 Changes

With the conclusion of the League of Legends World Championship, the free agency season is well underway. Fans received an abundance of roster moves on the ESPN Free Agency Show. Many LCS teams opted in making confirmations on their signings after the show, here is Esportz Networks Roster roundup for the 2020 LCS Season. 100 […]

November 20, 2019

Cloud9 fined by Riot Games

Major esports company Cloud9 was recently fined by Riot Games for violating League of Legends Championship Series rules. Specifically, Cloud9 issued company stocks to their players in lieu of proper payments. A total of seven players received partial ownership through a company stock plan. In addition to that, Cloud9 didn’t notify Riot about these transactions […]

November 20, 2019

2019 LCS Scouting Grounds Drafts

The 2019 LCS Scouting Grounds Circuit is a Honda sponsored event partnered by Riot Games and gaming Platform, FACEIT. The event’s purpose is to showcase new talents within the North Americas LOL community. LCS teams at the end of the tournament get to recruit players from here. They usually feature in Academy teams and can […]

November 20, 2019

A guide to CS:GO’s Asia Championship 2019

The 2019 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Asia Championships are right around the corner. Kicking off November 20 and concluding on the 24, four unforgettable days cover this S-tier CS:GO event. A Perfect World organized tournament is one of many; however, this particular event marks the second of its kind. Compared to last year’s Asia Championships, this […]

November 19, 2019

A Look at Smash Ultimate’s Newest Fighter: Terry Bogard

Fatal Fury’s Terry Bogard joined the Smash Ultimate roster on Nov 6. As an import from another fighting game, many were skeptical of how well the character would flow within Super Smash Bros. However, in the weeks since his release players have already recognized Terry as something promising. Terry Bogard feels very different from the […]

November 19, 2019

All Stars 2019 Approaches, How Will it Change This Time?

With All Stars 2019 on the horizon, many are curious about the structure of League of Legends’ most volatile event. All Stars will occur from Dec 5-7 in the Las Vegas Esports Arena. This year, two pros from each region will be voted for to represent their league. After the vote concludes, six additional pros […]

November 18, 2019

Brazil to Reportedly Host the First CSGO Major of 2020

The upcoming CS:GO Major will take place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, according to a DBLTAP report. ESL is one of the top CS:GO event organizers and Brazil will be ESL’s seventh CS:GO Major, the most by a single company. The last ESL CS:GO Major was the IEM Katowice 2019, a widely acclaimed event for […]

November 18, 2019

The Meteoric rise of Brehze

The Evil Geniuses reached all new heights this year in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. After placing Top 4 at the Berlin Major, the American team continued to grow and claimed victory at both ESL One New York and StarSeries Season 8. A huge part of these successes is Vincent “Brehze” Cayonte, a 21-year-old rifler finding incredible […]

November 18, 2019

What is the SG 553 and Why is Everyone Complaining about it?

Astralis kicked off their Intel Grand Slam Season 3 bid with a win at IEM Beijing-Haidian 2019. The SG553, popularly known as the Krieg, was the weapon of choice for CS:GO pros at IEM Beijing. However, the rise in the SG 553’s popularity, near-obsolete a year ago, has been rapid and controversial. Even as professional […]

November 17, 2019

The 2019 Esports Awards winners

Esports Stadium Arlington played host to this weekend’s 2019 Esports Awards. Hosted by Eefje “SJOKZ” Depoortere and “GOLDEN BOY” Alex Mendez, the awards saw some of the best in the industry be recognized for their talents and dedication over the past year. They were joined by Jess Brohard, Bil “Jump” Carter, Lottie Van Praag and […]

November 15, 2019

Insider Interviews for the Esports Awards 2019

Esports Awards 2019, makes its way into the esports scene yet again. After many years of successful acknowledgment and praise for the contributors of esports. The event has come back once again, but this time, it’s heading to America instead. The awards ceremony will be held at the Esports Stadium in Arlington, Texas, on Nov […]

November 15, 2019

Immortals Group sells Houston Outlaws to the Beasley Media Group

Immortals Gaming Club (IGC) has announced the sale of the Overwatch League franchise, Houston Outlaws, to the Beasley Media Group. IGC acquired the Houston Outlaws franchise when they bought all the assets of Infinite Esports & Entertainment in June 2019 for $100 million. IGC is already an investor in the Overwatch League as they own […]

November 15, 2019

Dota 2: Meta at the MDL Chengdu Major

Dota Summit 11 ended days ago and Invictus Gaming won their first Dota 2 Minor trophy for the first time in years. The Chinese powerhouse benefited tremendously from the win, securing an automatic seat in the upcoming MDL Chengdu Major. With the Major starting November 16, several top heroes from Summit 11 should be paid […]

November 14, 2019

Operation Rising Tides: The last operation of Rainbow Six Siege’s fourth year

The end of year four Rainbow Six Siege is an approaching topic for fans. Players around the world have been dying to know what was next for the ever-growing tactical shooter game. That wish was granted last Thursday, Nov 7. The next operation for the strategic FPS team-based game was Shifting Tides. Ubisoft teased its […]

November 14, 2019

LoL Worlds 2020 Announcement

During the 2019 LoL World Championship Finals in Paris, Riot Games announced plans for the 2020 Championship. In a video announcement, Riot Games revealed the city and stadium where next year’s event will take place. As the video below shows, the 10th anniversary LoL World Championships will be taking place in Shanghai, China. The video […]

November 13, 2019

Why Are High Schools Adding Esports Programs?

Esports is no longer a niche industry, with projected 2019 revenues at over $1.1 billion and growing. Even as the industry leaders continue to attract multi-million dollar investments, esports is rapidly penetrating the grassroots of the American education system. There is a growing acceptance of esports in high schools and universities. Esports is no longer […]

November 13, 2019

Study Shows More Similarities Between Esports and Traditional Athletes

A new study from UK researchers shows that esports athletes undergo the same stress levels as traditional athletes during competitions. The study includes anecdotal evidence of this by discussing the success of CS:GO team Astralis’ success in esports after bringing on a sports psychologist. This psychologist is Finnish Swede Mia Stellberg. Stellberg was hired to […]

November 13, 2019

Apple Arcade: Three potential esports

Apple Arcade launched just months ago for iOS phones and it’s already loaded with different games from puzzle games to racing games. Another highlighted genre is “Arcade Multiplayer Games” and there are quite a few interesting choices for competitive mobile gamers. Esports is growing at a historic rate, including the rise of mobile esports. The […]

November 12, 2019

What happened to Echo Fox?

Retired NBA star Rick Fox revealed he would be parting ways with North American esports organization Echo Fox, which he co-founded, in April because of a shareholder who used racial slurs in an email. Since then, the organization’s League of Legends Championship Series (LCS) slot has been forcefully taken by Riot Games, multiple lawsuits have […]

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