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Superdata CEO on the Facebook and ESL deal

Following the Facebook and ESL streaming agreement that hit the news last week, we spoke to Superdata CEO and Co-Founder Joost van Dreunen to gather his thoughts on the matter. Superdata...

Riot launches new series of League of Legends tournaments – Rift Rivals

After news that the Intel Extreme Masters will no longer feature League of Legends, game developer Riot has been quick to act and announce more international LoL tournaments. The series of...

Intel Extreme Masters to no longer feature League of Legends

One of the only international League of Legends events on the circuit will not be run this season, the organisers of the Intel Extreme Masters ("IEM") have revealed.  Michal Blicharz, the VP...
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Teams decided for all four CS:GO PGL Minors

The open qualifiers have concluded which means that the teams are now locked in for all four PGL Minors. The Minors are $50,000 (£44,600) eight-team tournaments based in the largest four...

Ninjas in Pyjamas secure European LCS slot – entire lineup to be replaced

According to ESPN reports, Ninjas in Pyjamas has secured an EU LCS spot having purchased the slot previously owned by Fnatic Academy. After Fnatic Academy was promoted, the organisation was forced to...
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Olympic Council of Asia announces details of esports programme for AIMAG in September ’17

The Olympic Council of Asia ("OCA") has revealed details of the esports programme to run at the 5th Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games ("AIMAG") which will be held in Ashgabat,...

Blizzard announce Overwatch Contenders with rule-set on cheating, gambling and more

Whilst the world eagerly awaits news of the coveted Overwatch League and exactly what Blizzard have planned for it, the gaming giant has instead announced "Overwatch Contenders", a development league for...
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Esports BA (Hons) degree available at Staffordshire University

Staffordshire University has become the first establishment in the United Kingdom to offer an esports degree. Those that choose to study the course will graduate after three years with a BA...

Red Bull pick up League of Legends team to compete in CS Qualifiers

Red Bull has gone a step further than team sponsorship, revealing the pickup of a team now to be called "Red Bulls". The roster, previously going by the name "R.B." had...
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This week in Esports: Gillette partner with EDward Gaming, ESL reveal Facebook plans and...

It's been another busy week in esports news as non-endemics have continued to plough into the space at an astonishing rate. This time, however, it's non-endemics that have already entered esports...