July 30, 2021

Teams.gg Matchmaking Open for VALORANT Players

Games matchmaking company Teams.gg announced it will now extend its free services to VALORANT. Founded by James Duffield, Tom Russell, and Stuart Crouchman, Teams.gg originally targeted the CS:GO esports community but has partnered with Riot Games for new matchmaking experience to players. “Extending our platform to VALORANT felt natural considering the similarities to CS:GO and […]

July 16, 2021

IEM Cologne Quarterfinals and Semifinal Playoffs

With plenty of surprises already, IEM Cologne 2021 is entering the playoffs stage with G2 Esports and NaVi in the CS:GO esports tournament semifinals. The quarterfinal elimination brackets will feature Virtus.pro vs Astralis and Gambit vs FaZe Clan. ⚠ UNDER 24 HOURS UNTIL THE #IEM COLOGNE PLAYOFFS ⚠ pic.twitter.com/fWcnhpGfHh — Intel®ExtremeMasters (@IEM) July 15, 2021 […]

March 22, 2021

5 Ways COVID-19 Affected the Esports Industry

It’s over a year since the pandemic struck, and many industries were affected. The esports industry hasn’t been spared either. But unlike most sectors that plummeted because of COVID-19’s impact, the pandemic has catapulted esports revenues, user engagement levels, and market outreach. 5 Ways COVID-19 Hit Esports Accelerating growth comes despite the cancellation of several […]

March 12, 2021

Esports Industry to Reach $1.1 Billion in 2021 Revenue

According to Newzoo, a leading gaming and esports market analytics firm, global esports industry revenue will hit $1.084 billion in 2021. This is an increase of 14.5%, up from $947.1 million in 2020, with media rights and sponsorships contributing to over 75% of total esports revenue. Newzoo Report In its Global Esports and Live Streaming […]

February 9, 2021

Cold War League Play launches for 2021 CDL Season

The grand launch of Black Ops Cold War League Play takes off just in time before the start of the Call of Duty League 2021 season. This launch comes as fans prepare for a thrilling Double Weapon XP Weekend on February 11 while the CDL season kicks off. League Play lets players compete in Skill […]

January 26, 2021

LCS Lock-In Tournament Semifinalists

The quarterfinals of the LCS Lock-In tournament has concluded and the ground is set for the semifinals. In a weekend that saw Team Liquid steamroll FlyQuest and Evil Geniuses run over Golden Guardians, surprise winners enter the next stage of the 2021 LCS tournament. In the first game of the quarterfinals, 100 Thieves emerged victorious […]

January 20, 2021

VALORANT Patch Notes 2.01 Reworks Split Map

VALORANT Patch Notes 2.01 are out and feature significant nerfs to Jett’s smokes and a massive rework of the Split map. The developers are also making changes to AFK restrictions for all rounds. These changes are coming just eight days after VALORANT Patch 2.0 as Riot Games continues to push for a competitive game. VALORANT […]

January 7, 2021

PUBG 2 and PUBG Mobile 2 Reportedly in Development

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, commonly dubbed as PUBG, was one of the first battle royale games to make its breakthrough. According to MTN, a credible source at Krafton has leaked that PUBG 2 and PUBG Mobile 2 are already under development and are set to be released in the second quarter of 2021. These sequels seek to […]

January 6, 2021

Latest updates to CS:GO Tuscan Map remake

The creators and authors of the famous Counter-Strike 1.6 Tuscan Map, revealed the latest developments on the beta version of the CS:GO map through a trailer on YouTube. In September last year, the creators and developers failed to agree about the ownership of the remake version of Tuscan. With some disputes settled now, the new […]

December 29, 2020

Top 5 Esports Industry Trends in 2021

The gaming industry has been evolving year-after-year with evolving technology. The astronomical rise of esports in the last few years is reshaping the industry and is visible through its increasing worldwide fanbase and new trends, especially in 2021. We have seen massive growth in viewership and demographics in esports like CS:GO, Overwatch, Dota 2, Fortnite, […]