Orlando John expands its esports portfolio with Swedish superstar talent

Orlando John continued its esports surge yesterday as the agency signed a plethora of established talent to its books.  The Swedish talent and management agency has recently secured the names of some of the...

Loot.bet partners with Digital Chaos

Dota 2 team Digital Chaos has announced a partnership agreement with esports betting operator Loot.bet. Loot.bet provides a betting service for a number of esports titles, Dota 2 included. Users are...

Boston Major Day One – Recap

The main event of Valve's $3 million (~£2.37 million) Dota 2 Boston Major got underway at the Wang Theatre, Boston on Wednesday. The format is following a previously unused single elimination format, meaning there's no...

Northern Arena accused of not paying players

In the latest esports accusation, the Canadian tournament organiser Northern Arena is being accused of owing several Dota 2 teams their beloved prize money. Northern Arena is one of the biggest tournament organisers...
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DOJO Madness acquire LeagueCoaching.gg to add human coaching layer to data-driven offering

DOJO Madness, an esports big data startup, have today announced the acquisition of LeagueCoaching.gg in a move to expand their data-driven offerings into the personal training market. The deal will see LeagueCoaching.gg...
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The Pond: The past month in UK Esports

Welcome to The Pond. A new weekly opinion series on all things esports. This week, I'm taking a peek at what the UK esports scene has been up to. It'll mainly be...

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...

Team Secret reshuffles management as payment feud resurfaces

Team Secret announced yesterday that Kemal Sadikoglu would no longer be a director with the company whilst John Yao would be Secret's newly appointed CEO.  Co-founders Clement "Puppey" Ivanov and Matthew "Cyborgmatt" Bailey announced the...
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Team Secret announce NVIDIA GeForce as graphics platform of choice

Team Secret yesterday took to Twitter to announce a partnership with NVIDIA GeForce.  https://twitter.com/teamsecret/status/856235857115832326 Although no further details have been revealed, it's safe to assume that the partnership will see NVIDIA graphics cards, specifically...

This week in Esports: First legal wagers taken in Nevada, Twitch partner with TSM...

The biggest news this week comes from Las Vegas, Nevada, where William Hill became the first sportsbook to take legal wager on esports. Other highlights include Twitch partnering with TSM and C9 and the inaugural eSports industry awards night.  William...

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Hollywood will host the first Vainglory Worlds

The first Vainglory World Championships have been announced and will take place in none other than Hollywood this December 2-4.  Heini Vesander, Marketing and Communications...