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 […]

February 5, 2020

Dota 2 Meta: Post-DreamLeague Major

Team Secret won the DreamLeague Season 13 Dota 2 Major after a tantalizingly close Grand Finals against Evil Geniuses. They take home $300 thousand and more importantly, 4850 Dota Pro Circuit points. Secret’s DreamLeague Season 13 victory nearly guarantees them an invitation to The International 2020 in Stockholm. Team Secret, Evil Geniuses, Vici Gaming, Alliance […]

January 24, 2020

MTG – Huya partnership cancelled from differing views

Modern Times Group announced that they and Huya Inc. have mutually terminated negotiations related to an agreement for forming a joint venture for esports expansion into China and a minority stake in Electronic Sports League. Announced in September 2019, the joint venture would see Huya Inc. buying a $30 million stake in ESL. It would […]

December 18, 2019

League of Legends 2019’s third most popular sport

Riot Games revealed that the 2019 League of Legends Championship Series Grand Finals between G2 Esports and FunPlus Phoenix was the most-watched game in League of Legends history. G2 Esports and FunPlus Phoenix faced off this year in the World Championship Grand Finals. The Chinese esports team took home the trophy after a dominating performance […]

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 26, 2019

India: A Unique Growth Opportunity for Mobile Esports

The fast-growing esports industry brings visuals of professional players wearing team jerseys and sitting in front of computers. However, the Asian esports market is seeing the rapid expansion of mobile gaming. An esports segment that lagged behind PC gaming for a long time but has shown healthy signs of growth with battle royale games. Mobile […]

November 18, 2019

Brazil to Reportedly Host the First CSGO Major of 2020

The upcoming CS:GO Major will take place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, according to a DBLTAP report. ESL is one of the top CS:GO event organizers and Brazil will be ESL’s seventh CS:GO Major, the most by a single company. The last ESL CS:GO Major was the IEM Katowice 2019, a widely acclaimed event for […]

November 18, 2019

What is the SG 553 and Why is Everyone Complaining about it?

Astralis kicked off their Intel Grand Slam Season 3 bid with a win at IEM Beijing-Haidian 2019. The SG553, popularly known as the Krieg, was the weapon of choice for CS:GO pros at IEM Beijing. However, the rise in the SG 553’s popularity, near-obsolete a year ago, has been rapid and controversial. Even as professional […]

November 15, 2019

Immortals Group sells Houston Outlaws to the Beasley Media Group

Immortals Gaming Club (IGC) has announced the sale of the Overwatch League franchise, Houston Outlaws, to the Beasley Media Group. IGC acquired the Houston Outlaws franchise when they bought all the assets of Infinite Esports & Entertainment in June 2019 for $100 million. IGC is already an investor in the Overwatch League as they own […]

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