ZOTAC announce $100,000 Dota 2 tournament to take place in Taiwan

ZOTAC, has announced the first ever ZOTAC CUP MASTERS in partnership with Battlefy.  The tournament will boast a $100,000 (£82,000) prize-pool and the eventual finals are set to take place from May 30th to June...

This week in Esports: PSG in with a bang, Valve defiant, e-Ligue 1 to...

It's been another huge week of esports news and thus picking four articles to include in a brief round-up has been as difficult as ever.  It's impossible to ignore Paris Saint-Germain's announcement of their foray...

FC Anzhi ditch esports team amidst claims of non-payment

Russian football club FC Anzhi Makhachkala was just one of many established mainstream sports teams to have opened an esports division over the past year. Now, that division has been closed...

Team NP reveals GG.BET as second sponsor

The new Dota 2 team, Team NP, took to their website to reveal their second sponsor. This one comes from the gambling industry and is esports specialist GG.Bet. https://twitter.com/ggbetofficial/status/796440037562974212?lang=en-gb The relatively fresh roster...

Valve releases Dota 2 patch 7.00

Game developer Valve has released patch 7.00 for huge esports title Dota 2 which many are effectively labelling a sequel for the game.   https://twitter.com/wykrhm/status/808469932732092416 It's the first patch in the somewhat brief history...

Evil Geniuses CEO calls it quits

Evil Geniuses have announced that their CEO, Peter 'ppd' Dager, will be stepping down from his role as the team restructures their management. In his absence, current Dota 2 manager Phillip Aram will...

Valve hints that TI could leave the US thanks to Trump

In a rare moment of extended commentary from Valve the company's representative Erik Johnson stated at a roundtable debate that the developer would consider relocating The International to outside the United States.  As reported by...

Ready, Steady, Cook – The International 7 tipster series – Outright markets

Welcome to Ready, Steady, Cook - a guest tipster piece that will be brought to you throughout The International 7. The International 7 is now the largest esports event in history...

Dota 2 prize money awarded eclipses $100,000,000 mark

After the conclusion of EPICENTER: Moscow this weekend, the $500,000 (~£393,850) prize money awarded has edged Valve title Dota 2 over the $100,000,000 (~£78.7 million) mark for total prize money awarded.  Dota...

Scrub League Weekly- CSGO with the Canadian military, Mark Cuban and Riot’s ‘fan contributions’

How cool is the Canadian military? This week on Scrub League, hosts Colin, Kevin and Samantha interview the organiser of the Canadian Armed Forces' first ever esports tournament. The game? CounterStrike. We talk...

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The Pond – A crowded calendar

The Pond returns with a look at the congested calendar of top level CS:GO. The current calendar could be defined as anything from chaotic,...