September 24, 2020

ESL replaces MIBR and Hard Legion in IEM New York

ESL just announced a few changes related to the teams participating in the IEM New York Online. The organization had to select two new teams after the removal of both MIBR and Hard Legion. ESL uses Regional Major Ranking to select teams worthy of participating in Intel Extreme Masters New York Online. Over the year, […]

September 18, 2020

A guide to IEM Global Challenge

ESL has announced that it will return to LAN after months of online tournaments. The esports organizer will host the IEM Global Challenge—a tournament with a prize pool of $800 thousand and eight teams participating. IEM Global Challenge is scheduled to progress from December 15-20. Despite no venue, the competition will take its place in […]

September 15, 2020

ESL One Germany 2020 Online announced for Dota 2

ESL One Germany 2020 Online just got announced and features Dota 2 teams from Europe and CIS. Between October 5 and November 1, sixteen squads will clash for a $400 thousand cash prize. In the past five years, ESL One always brought a huge audience for Dota 2 esports. Some of the greatest Dota 2 matches took […]

September 3, 2020

Mercedes-Benz Renews Sponsorship Contract with ESL

Yesterday, ESL UK announced that Mercedes-Benz renewed its sponsorship contract for ESL Premiership. Mercedes-Benz will sponsor Premiership until December 31, 2020. This partnership makes the German automotive company the official global mobility partner of ESL.  The renewed sponsorship targets the Dota 2 esports scene as it focuses on ESL Premiership. Initially signed in 2017, […]

September 1, 2020

ESL bans MIBR, Heroic and Hard Legion coaches for cheating

ESL has banned MIBR, Heroic and Hard Legion’s CS:GO coaches for abusing a visual bug in the game. The three teams will also forfeit their recent prize money and ESL Pro Tour points. ESL Bans CS:GO Esports Coaches As part of a recently concluded investigation into the exploitation of a spectating bug in ESL and […]

August 20, 2020

ESL Pro League season 12 goes online

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, ESL Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Pro League Season 12 is going online. In addition, the government of Malta agreed to host any ESL Pro League tournaments in 2021. Despite the fact that the last ESL season went online, Malta’s government still wants this business relationship to continue. ESL Pro League Season […]

July 30, 2020

ESL Rocket League Oceanic Championship announced with $225,000 prize

Yesterday, ESL Australia and Psyonix announced the ESL Rocket League Oceanic Championship, a new online tournament series. This event features a $225 thousand prize pool to be distributed across three stages. ESL Rocket League Oceanic Championship runs from August 2020 – April 2021. Though the tournament features prize money, the top teams from each split […]

March 24, 2020

ESL One Rio cancelled and now the only 2020 CS:GO Major

ESL One Rio Major will now take place in November, replacing the second CS:GO Major of the year. There will be only one Major in 2020 as the esports industry slows down to a crawl due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. With ESL One Rio canceled, what happens next in the CS:GO scene? When is […]

March 23, 2020

Gaming and Esports Surge During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Despite all the negative news and event cancelations because of the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak, there is a silver lining. For esports and gaming, coronavirus increases viewership and popularity with fans stuck at home. A new initiative called Gamers Vs COVID-19 brings esports players and streamers together to inform gamers about the pandemic. One step that […]

March 12, 2020

Dota 2 sponsors and partnerships

Although brands and sponsors have been at the forefront of various major esports tournaments and leagues, they are occasionally overlooked. Here’s a brief on recent moves occurring with Dota 2 sponsors. MSI Gaming hardware specialist MSI partnered with the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA). Their esports teams are now equipped with the best hardware […]

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