Will the Chinese New Year impact Biden’s promised COVID test kits and delay esports live competition?
While the new coronavirus strains and outbreaks continue to postpone in-person tournaments and events, including sports and esports, President Joe Biden had announced in December that 500 million COVID-19 rapid test kits would be purchased and distributed to the public. However, Biden’s promise may soon prove hollow as the Chinese New Year is also rapidly […]
PUBG Mobile is now banned in India
In an official press release, India’s Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology announced the ban of 118 mobile apps. Among these is the famous battle royale PUBG Mobile. The reason given in the official document is that these apps are “prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India”. PUBG Mobile was extremely successful in India, representing […]
Updates to Worlds 2020, 2021, 2022 for LoL Esports
After loads of speculation surrounding the state of Worlds 2020, the biggest event in League of Legends esports, Riot Games finally announced Shanghai, China will host the event digitally. “…the team has been tirelessly working to see that all possible measures are taken to preserve the wellbeing of everyone,” said John Needham, Global Head of […]
The Coronavirus is Causing Esports Headaches
The deadly disease that began in China is spreading worldwide. The death toll is now over 2,700 with the majority of deaths coming from mainland China. On February 26th, France reported the first death of a French citizen from the disease. The outbreak has slowed business in China and the stock market is taking big […]
Coronavirus stops esports League of Legends events
Due to the outbreak of the 2019-nCoV, better known as Wuhan coronavirus, the top League of Legends esports events in China have been delayed indefinitely. We have decided to postpone week 2 of the LPL until we can ensure the safety and health of our players and fans. To our fans, we sincerely apologize that […]
What’s next in League of Legends?
In 2020, League of Legends is arguably the most popular esport title and there are quite a few reasons why. Riot Games recently held League of Legends’ 10 year anniversary and revealed a plethora of new titles. The company reached this point thanks to the success of its decade-old game. But the success of League […]
LPL announces Spring Split comeback
After the rise of China’s FunPlus Phoenix at Worlds 2019, League of Legends Pro League action resumes on January 13 for 2020’s season. The offseason for many LPL teams ended with reinventions and major changes to their rosters. Players and coaches moved from major regions to China. Roster Changes Team Royal Never Give Up brings […]
Emerging esports markets in 2020
If one reads this site, it’s unlikely that they’d need to be convinced of how big esports is becoming. The industry is expected to top $1 Billion in revenue this year. Its events regularly have millions of dollars on the line and as many viewers watching where they’ll land. Yet, for all its potential, esports’ […]
How can the LEC dominate?
The 2019 League of Legends World Championship had a lot in common with its predecessor. A Chinese winner, a European runner-up and Kaisa or Xayah played in nearly every game. With a few nerfs, Riot Games is working on the latter, but what can G2 Esports and the rest of Europe do about the other […]
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 […]
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