Hearthstone tournaments at SXSW and PAX East

Heading to South by South West or PAX East next month? Expect to see some esports with each set to feature $10,000 Hearthstone tournaments next month.  PAX East takes place in Boston on...

Can Rocket League become a tier 2 esport in 2017?

Previous seasons of Rocket League have been plagued with messy formats and overall dissatisfaction from the fans. The game's developer, Psyonix, has obviously listened. Last week the company announced plans for Season...

This week in Esports: Plays.tv, Nazara Games and ESIC all busy

There's been some huge figures floating around esports this week, with Plays.TV attracting $15m (£12m) in funding and Nazara Games committing to $20m (£16m) investment in Indian esports. On the less glamorous...

Twitch 2016 retrospective: 292 billion minutes viewed

If there's an award for best presentation of stats, Twitch wins hands down.  The Amazon owned firm turned its 2016 retrospective into a game of sorts in which users take a journey...
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Plays.tv raises $15m via Jeremy Lin, the 49ers and more

Plays.tv has raised $15 million (£12m) in Series A funding with some famous names involved in the financing.  Plays.tv, which was founded by esports icon Dennis Fong, is 'a platform for players to...
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Now GINX TV is heading to Canada via Super Channel

GINX TV gets around. Shortly after announcing a partnership to enter Israel, the London based firm has revealed that it's heading to Canada after establishing a partnership with Super Channel.  GINX Esports...
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Mitch Liu – SLIVER.tv – Transforming the esports spectator experience

Mitch Liu is the Founder and CEO of SLIVER.tv, a tech streaming platform which is making great strides in offering esports VR integration.  The company has worked with ESL and Intel at...
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ESIC hosts first ‘Future of Esports in Las Vegas’ Summit

Love was in the air as the Esports Integrity Coalition (ESIC) hosted the first ‘Future of Esports in Las Vegas’ summit on Tuesday 14 February at the University of Nevada.  The purpose...

AS Roma partner with Fnatic to enter esports via FIFA

Italian Serie A football team, AS Roma, announced today, 14th February, that they have entered esports. Roma enter esports in a similar vein to how a lot of other European football...

Beyond the Summit, Stunlock Studios and Twitch announce $10,000 Battlerite tournament

Stunlock Studios, Twitch and Beyond the Summit have combined to offer a Battlerite tournament with $10,000 (£8,000) up for grabs. The tournament, named Enter the Arena, is a product of Stunlock Studios...

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Public vote opens for eSports Industry Awards

Public voting has now opened in three categories ahead of the eSports Industry Awards, and the second half of the finalists have also been announced.  The...

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