EVO Championship Series 2017 dates and venue announced

The Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas will play host to the world's biggest fighting game tournament, EVO between 14-16 July 2017.  The competition returns to the Mandalay Bay Events Center, but...

Alliance and Evil Geniuses become independent player owned organisations

Twitch has stepped away from esports team ownership, with the two teams that operated under its banner since 2014: Evil Geniuses and Alliance now becoming owned by the team's respective players.  https://twitter.com/EvilGeniuses/status/808401302334087168 Both brands were initially...

ESL Pro League will be streamed exclusively on Youtube

Rumours have been rumbling around esports lately that Youtube has agreed a deal with ESL to exclusively stream the ESL Pro League. This has now been confirmed and both the ESL...

MLB’s Trevor May becomes Ambassador for Luminosity

With the NBA, the NFL and football clubs getting involved in esports in a number of different capacities, it was only a matter of time before baseball followed suit. Trevor May, a...
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Cloud9 secures investment from Reddit co-founder & others

Cloud9 are in the money. The organisation has secured a Series A round of funding which includes a number of big names as investors.  These include the likes of Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian, San...

Riot Games promises more revenue options for pro teams

League of Legends developer Riot Games revealed some exciting forthcoming changes for its esports scene last week via a blog post published on September 22nd.  The announcement stated: "As we move into 2017...
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Teams for the ESL Pro League finals confirmed

After two months of fierce competition, season four of the ESL Pro League has concluded its online stage. The top six teams from the European and North American leagues are set...

Plays.tv brings replays and an annotated timeline to Overwatch

Plays.tv has today launched its Automated Highlights integration with Blizzard’s Overwatch to give players full match replays and an easy to way to share videos.  Along with match replays, every elimination, multi-kill,...

FACEIT unveils new Anti-Cheat software

The tournament organisation, FACEIT, has announced that its Anti-Cheat software is heading into Private Beta. In a press release from the 24th November, the announcement follows on from its new "FACEIT...

TSM cut seang@res over letter to PEA

Earlier in the week, players of five of the seven teams that are signed up to the North American based Professional Esports Association (PEA) signed an open letter to the association,...

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Education is key in esports integrity battle…

The theme of a need for more education was the underlying one at the talk on ensuring esports integrity at last week’s Betting on...