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

The Coronavirus Could Be More Than Just a Setback for the OWL and E3

The Coronavirus is officially a pandemic according to the World Health Organization. Countries around the world are scrambling to figure out proper responses to the disease that has infected over 125,000 and killed nearly 5,000 people. In esports, there have been extensive ramifications for many leagues, teams and tournaments. League of Legends has seen play […]

March 4, 2020

ESL’s Michal ‘CARMAC’ Blicharz on Coronavirus Concern in Katowice, Valorant and ESL Pro League

IEM Katowice is one of the most anticipated CS:GO events of every year. Thousands of people make the trip to Katowice’s Spodek arena to watch the best teams in the world compete. Unfortunately, this year, the regional polish government decided the congregation of fans in the arena carried too much of a health risk with […]

February 28, 2020

Riot Games Extends Nielsen Partnership for League of Legends Viewership

Esports is overrun with sensationalist headlines about viewership. As different streaming services use unique ways to track viewers, many different metrics quantify how popular esports events are.  Peak concurrents, total hours and average viewers are all popular choices. As long as viewership was being compared in the same terms, there wasn’t an issue. But when […]

February 26, 2020

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 […]

February 19, 2020

League of Legends Clash finally starts

Nearly two years after its initially intended release, the Clash game mode will be fully released on February 22, with registration open February 17. Clash is a full tournament game mode accessible to League of Legends players of any rank. About a week before each tournament, players will have time to assemble a team of […]

January 16, 2020

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 […]

December 9, 2019

Tyler1 Championship Series 2019

As the year’s final international League of Legends event, the Tyler1 Championship Series kicks off from December 14 to 15, with Grand Finals on December 21. The tournament will be streamed on Tyler’s Twitch channel, with players competing for $50 thousand. TCS 2019: NA’s LAST CHANCE FOR AN INTERNATIONAL TITLE pic.twitter.com/DZZOX6woQl — loltyler1 (@loltyler1) December […]

December 9, 2019

Money Monday: Five Biggest Esports Announcements of the Past Week

2019 saw more money flowing around esports than ever before. From eight-figure funding rounds to multi-year partnerships with Fortune 500 companies, keeping up with the biggest moves in esports is a challenge. This weekly series gives you the five most important deals in one place, helping you stay on top of the ever-changing esports industry.  […]

December 3, 2019

The Nexus, a League of Legends event in Middle East

Riot Games made headlines recently with their upcoming event, The Nexus. The Nexus is the first official League of Legends event held in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. Along with this regional accomplishment, The Nexus is also a part of various activities making up the Riyadh season. The Nexus will be held […]

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