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This week in esports: ESL, H2K, Riot and London Spitfire

As the holiday season draws ever closer, the esports industry shows no sign of slowing down. There's still plenty of news flying about to keep us on our toes. This week...
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Ari Evans – Maestro – Beyond view counts, viewer participation in esports

Which businesses should use streamers? Maestro is a company which aims to transform live streaming into a 'meaningful tool for business growth'. So far they've worked with the likes of Playstation,...

ESL Pro League concurrent viewership grows 95% for Season Six

Last week saw the conclusion of the ESL Pro League Season Six, with Brazilian side SK Gaming taking the title and winning the lion's share of the $1,000,000 prize pool. The...

76ers Gaming Club revealed as brand for Philadelphia’s NBA 2K League team

Philadelphia's NBA 2K League team has revealed the brand logo and team identity ahead of next year's inaugural league. The brand chosen is the "76ers Gaming Club (GC)".  The release states that...

Norwegian football club Vålerenga partners with BX3 for esports venture

One of Norway's biggest football clubs, Vålerenga Fotball AS, have entered esports via a joint venture with local esports team BX3. The new joint venture will be called Nordavind AS. Thanks to the arrangement...

Jordan Eastwood and Jordan Crompton – XIII Esports – Starting from the bottom

Back in 2015, Jordan Eastwood and Jordan Crompton were fed up with the lack of grassroots support for esports in the UK and decided they were going to do something about...

ELEAGUE Major introduces the New Challengers Stage beginning January 12th

ELEAGUE, the tournament and content brand from Turner and IMG has revealed the teams to compete in the ELEAGUE Major and also announced it will be the first to use newly-unveiled...

Watch out esports: Japan is coming

After a decades-long estrangement, Japan could finally be making a real entry into the esports world in 2018, following news from the Japanese Esports Association (JeSPA) that "pro licenses" would be...
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Riot UK hires former Wargaming Head of Esports

Riot's UK office has a new member of the crew after the League of Legends developer announced that it has hired Mo Fadl, to 'drive and develop UK LoL esports'.  Fadl arrives...

€20,000 League of Legends tournament, Ireland’s EStars, headed to the 3Arena, Dublin

A new league is set to launch in Ireland come March 2018. The game to be played is League of Legends and the final will eventually be held at Dublin's 3Arena...