League of Legends rights in Turkey acquired by Saran Media

Domestic rights to the Turkish Challenger League in League of Legends have been acquired by Saran Media, SportBusiness reports. The terms of the deal are undisclosed, but the League of Legends action...
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Origen hit with fine by Riot Games

Riot Games issued a $10,700 (£8,300) fine against League of Legends org Origen this week for failing to sign the necessary employment contracts with members of its staff.  These staff members included...

ESforce and MediaMarkt pen partnership

ESforce Esports Holding Company have signed a deal with MediaMarkt, a large operator in consumer electronic retail. The MediaMarkt chain includes over 800 stores spanning 15 countries.  The announcement states that the companies " intend...
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Nik Rytterstrom – Luxor Las Vegas – Building an esports mecca

Last week brought news of Allied Esports and Esports Arena teaming up with Luxor Las Vegas, a subsidiary of MGM Resorts International, to open a dedicated 30,000 square foot esports venue in early 2018.  MGM Resorts International hosts...
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This week in Esports: Las Vegas, Fnatic and a Finnish football club

As we hit the long Easter weekend there's no better time to summarise another busy week of esports news. Esports juggernaut Fnatic secured $7 million (£5.64m) in investment from investors including...

Red Bull announce second season of Team Brawl: Hearthstone

Earlier this week, Red Bull Media House announced the second season of Team Brawl: Hearthstone®, a unique esports competition that takes place on Blizzard Entertainment's immensely popular Hearthstone. The season just announced will feature three events...

Team Dignitas to begin live streaming via Facebook

Well established esports franchise Team Dignitas will no longer stream exclusively on Twitch, announcing that they will also offer live streaming on Facebook. The aim of the expansion to Facebook is to drive...

Hisense and EG partner to create unique Halo fan experience

Evil Geniuses have partnered with consumer technology brand Hisense to offer a unique fan opportunity to compete with the EG Halo team on one of the biggest TV screens in the world. https://twitter.com/Hisense_USA/status/851887118062419968 It...

Finnish football club SJK expand into CS:GO

Finnish football club Seinäjoen Jalkapallokerho ("SJK") has expanded its esports offering to now include Counter-Strike: Global Offensive.  The club signed Juho ”Koppinen” Järveläksi to represent them in FIFA back in January but the acquisition...

ESL African Championship to launch with Kwesé

Esports giant ESL has today announced its first championship on the African content. The two games of choice are Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and Blizzard title Hearthstone. The ESL African Championship will be presented by...

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Twitter will live stream ESL and DreamHack events in 2017

Twitter has today announced that it has partnered with both ESL and DreamHack, to live stream esports events and original content in 2017.  More than 15 events...