February 13, 2020

DreamHack’s Place in the Esports Ecosystem

In these days of franchised esports leagues commanding massive buy-ins for slots, the third-party tournament organizers that drove esports for years are in tough spots. DreamHack has long been an esports mainstay with tournaments happening around the world, but the scope of games possible for DreamHack events in is slowly dwindling. Mike Van Driel provides […]

October 30, 2019

Lagardère Sports arranges KLEVV and T1’s memory partnership

Singapore, Oct 23, 2019 – Lagardère Sports has announced that KLEVV will be the official and exclusive gaming memory partner for T1 Entertainment & Sports (T1). This sponsorship exclusively allows KLEVV to outfit all of T1’s competitive teams across all of its differing gaming scenes. Through the deal, KLEVV will have exposure across games like […]

October 30, 2019

Evolution of mobile esports

Mobile gaming has been present for a decade and gradually developed over the years. But when PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds launched on mobile platforms in early 2018, mobile esports changed. The launch of the game marked the boom in the mobile gaming industry. Hundreds of thousands of players installed the game. Initially only available on personal computers […]

October 18, 2019

The First-Ever Fortnite Simon Cup

Simon Property Group has begun online qualifiers for their first-ever Simon Cup Fortnite tournament. The competition is meant for amateur players who want to see if they have what it takes to be an esports player. Competitors can choose from three different online regional qualifiers for a chance to move on to the regional finals. […]

October 18, 2019

Fortnite 2’s post-launch

Fortnite Chapter 2 brings in many new features, map changes, and weapon revamps. Epic games marketed the new season perfectly, letting their weekend black hole catch millions of eyes. The community’s response to a new chapter in the world of Fortnite has also been positive. Community Response Throughout all of Fortnite’s social media channels, positivity […]

October 16, 2019

CBS and Rick Fox produce esports sitcom

Hollywood, CA – Rick Fox, co-owner of Echo Fox, is one of the executive producers of a new esports sitcom coming to CBS. CBS agreed to a put pilot order. This means that the network agrees to air the pilot episode or be forced to pay a fine. With an agreement in place, it is […]

October 15, 2019

Fortnite Chapter 2: The Wait is Over

After a long, yet, exciting wait, Fortnite Chapter 2 is here. The game has many new features that will change the way casual players and pros play substantially. The biggest change is an all-new map. Players will now have to discover the map through exploration. Until they find a Point Of Interest (POI) it will […]

October 14, 2019

The end of Fortnite captivates millions

The Fortnite Season X live event captivated millions of fans as everyone wonders what happens next. Due to a massive influx of players, Fortnite servers had issues worldwide. These issues prevented users from logging in and joining matches to view the event. Players who managed to enter a game saw the rocket at Dusty Depot […]

October 11, 2019

Riot Games Sues Riot Squad over Trademark Infringement

Riot Games recently filed a lawsuit seeking damages against Riot Squad, a Chicago-based esports organization, in the Central District of California of the United States Court. Filed on Oct 7, the suit claims that Riot Squad is performing copyright infringement on Riot Game’s trademark. Riot further states in the suit, “This is an action for trademark […]

October 9, 2019

Epic Games will not suppress player’s free speech

Epic Games founder and CEO, Tim Sweeney, comes forward saying that Epic Games supports the rights of Fortnite players and creators to speak about politics and human rights. Sweeney’s statement comes close on the heels of Blizzard banning Blitzchung, a professional Hearthstone player, for one year. The player attended a post-match interview wearing goggles and […]

October 8, 2019

Fortnite pro players unite together to form new players’ association

Sixteen Professional Fortnite players have banded together to form a new players association: the Fortnite Professional Players’ Association. The team consists of the best Fortnite players from around the globe. The reason behind the unexpected change in the professional scene is stated in their most recent tweet. “It is an independent world-wide collective of professional […]

October 2, 2019

Tencent establishes franchise league for CrossFire

Tencent, a Chinese multinational conglomerate founded in 1998, is one of the world’s largest social media companies and is the world’s largest gaming company. Tencent is now currently focusing on delivering everything it can on esports. A global esports juggernaut Whether it is purchasing a 40 percent share in Fortnite developer Epic, or acquiring League […]

October 2, 2019

DreamHack announces two $250,000 Fortnite tournaments

World-renowned esport event organizer, DreamHack, just announced two massive Fortnite tournaments celebrating their 25th anniversary. Both tournaments will feature $250 thousand prize pools. The first tournament takes place from November 29 to December 1 in Jönköping, Sweden. A few months later, the second tournament takes place in Anaheim, California from February 21 to February 23 […]

September 25, 2019

Why CS:GO needs a franchise system

CS:GO is one of the only large esports to have not embraced a franchise system for its competitive circuit. Valve should take an active role in the management of the CS:GO calendar year. The role change would help the overall development of the esports scene. Despite Valve’s lack of involvement, CS:GO continues to grow at […]

September 10, 2019

The top of the Twitch charts in August

One of the best metrics to understand the current trends in gaming are the Twitch charts. So many things can be learned from simple bar graphs showing where most viewers are in a given month — as long as you know where to look. With Ninja officially moved over to Mixer, he has naturally dropped […]

September 6, 2019

Overwatch is Coming to Nintendo Switch this October

Following months of speculation, last night’s Nintendo Direct stream gave us confirmation that Overwatch will release on Nintendo Switch Oct. 15 in North America and Oct. 18 in Europe. The world needs heroes. The fight for the future arrives on Nintendo Switch October 15! pic.twitter.com/Bbf5xhaRs6 — Overwatch (@PlayOverwatch) September 4, 2019 Many fans theorized that […]

September 1, 2019

TSM announces Two New players to Fortnite roster

With the Fortnite Championship Series starting up, North American esports organization Team SoloMid announced two new additions to their Fortnite roster. This includes Emad “EmadGG” Nasif and Theo “Crue” Ferrer. Both players have achievements on the content creation side and competitive environment. We’re thrilled to announce our two newest signings to #TSMFortnite, @EmadGG_, and @TSM_Crue! […]

August 1, 2019

Ninja leaves Twitch for Microsoft’s Mixer

“I feel like I am about to get back to the streaming roots,” says Tyler “Ninja” Blevins, “and I think that’s what it’s all about.” A little more! pic.twitter.com/SMQEygjNiE — Ninja (@Ninja) August 1, 2019 The worlds most renowned gamer has made one of the biggest decisions in his career so far: Switching from the […]

July 25, 2019

Fortnite World Cup preview and a look at Fortnite esports

One of the largest esports tournaments of all time kicks off in NYC this weekend July 26th through the 28th. No matter how you feel about Fortnite esports, the World Cup promises to be the largest Battle Royale esports tournament ever held and will mark an important moment in the future esports scene for one […]

July 24, 2019

Dota 2’s The International once again becomes biggest prize pool in esports

For the past decade, the biggest prize pool in esports was never a conversation. Valve’s Dota 2 has held the record for The International (TI) and it was never even close. TI began in 2011 with a prize pool of $1.6 million, at the time that was nearly unheard of. That same amount went up […]

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