December 2, 2019

Riot Games drops player salaries

Riot Games has informed Oceanic Pro League teams that they will end the team stipend ahead of the 2020 season. To compensate for the financial setbacks to the OPL teams, Riot is removing minimum player salaries for OPL players. The team stipend was an operating subsidy helping teams offset various costs. To ensure that OPL […]

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 […]

October 18, 2019

Riot’s Project L and the FGC’s evolution

Riot Games revealed their intentions announcing their creation of a fighting game at EVO 2019. Alongside League of Legends, the biggest competitive scene in esports, the currently named “Project L” is set to be the new baton carrier in a genre predominantly represented by Capcom’s Street Fighter. Once Project L drops, the fighting game genre […]

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 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 4, 2019

Fans are still waiting for the 2019 Worlds song

Having yet to hear the annual League of Legends World Championship anthem, fans cry out to Riot in both annoyance and anticipation for their favorite content of the year. It’s not quite ready yet, I’m afraid, but we’ll post when we have it! — League of Legends EU (@loleu) September 30, 2019 The Worlds Play-In […]

October 4, 2019

Three reasons why esports succeed

Esports are on the rise. Games like League of Legends, Counter-Strike, Overwatch, and many others draw in hundreds of thousands of viewers for professional events. Players all over the world aspire to go pro in their respective games, not unlike traditional sports. So, what is it that makes esports so successful? Fun and easy to […]

September 26, 2019

Riot announces competitive TFT for 2020

Teamfight Tactics, the new League of Legends game mode, received some criticism from the community recently. Many content creators worry for the future of the promising game, seeing viewership statistics drop rapidly after the first month. Viewership of the game dropped 40 percent in just 14 days. Despite these drops, prominent organizations such as Cloud9, […]

September 20, 2019

Playfull raises $3 million for their new platform

Playfull is a California based company that focuses on creating a platform that can track and analyze player performance across several popular esports games. The information given by the player is then processed. Synthesizing-gameplay performance, redemption behavior, and demographic data are all used to train a propriety-machine learning engine. As a result, players’ donation of […]

September 16, 2019

RAZER CEO commits S$10M to esports in Singapore

S$10 million to support growth. BERLIN — Co-Founder, CEO and Creative Director of Razer Min-Liang Tan has announced that he intends to commit S$10 million in funding for gaming and esports activities in Singapore or esports related ventures founded by Singaporeans. The sum amounts to approximately USD$725,000 or €650,000. To be precise, Tan intends to […]

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