Has Call of Duty missed its chance to become a top-tier esport?

Several years ago, it may have been possible to believe that Call of Duty was the “next big thing” in esports. It was becoming hugely popular on YouTube and had a...

Liga Portugal, Valencia CF, and Celtic FC discuss the future of football and esports

During the e-Taça CTT by Allianz event which took place in Braga last week, Liga Portugal’s Executive Director took to Twitch to discuss how the league are now embracing esports. The panel,...

Who’s worth more: the team or the player?

When Valve introduced the new Dota Pro Circuit (DPC), the way we viewed the competitive Dota 2 scene drastically changed. Back before teams were penalized for changing their rosters, we would...
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The Esports Roundtable: Romain Bigeard, OpTic Gaming

In the latest episode of esports podcast The Esports Roundtable, host Joe Hills talks to Romain Bigeard, the General Manager of League of Legends for OpTic Gaming about his history in...
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Esports Biz 101: Part 2 – Business and legal considerations for professional esports orgs

This is a guest piece by Justin M. Jacobson In addition to the legal considerations we addressed in part one of this piece, there are some other protections that an esports organisation...
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Esports Biz 101: Part 1 – Business and legal considerations for professional esports orgs

This is a guest piece by Justin M. Jacobson Many new esports teams and organisations have joined the competitive circuit in the past 12 months. This is due to the continued global...
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This week in esports: Gullit, Toyota, Facebook and Steve Aoki

There's very few times in one's life where there's an opportunity to do an esports weekly roundup and the four words are Toyota, Facebook, Gullit and Steve Aoki. A former Ballon d'Or...

Hear a host of top speakers at the ESI Super Forum

There’s not long now until the Esports Insider Super Forum. The one day event, taking place on the 22nd March, will see 25+ top industry speakers grace Stamford Bridge to discuss...

The Dota Pro Circuit cancelled events impede community growth

When the Dota Pro Circuit (“DPC”) was initially created, it was met with optimism by the community. Many fans welcomed the idea that Valve was going to have a more active...
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This week in esports: SNICKERS, OWL, TSM and MLS

It's been a week for capital letters in what has been a hectic week in the business and consumer world of esports. The Overwatch League has launched at long last, but...

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Astralis are the ELEAGUE Major champions

Update: The final broke streaming records with over one million people tuned into the finale at the same time. Precisely 1,026,000 was the peak...