Amazon unveil plans for new game ‘Breakaway’ to feature Twitch wagering system

Amazon Game Studios unveiled a free-to-play brawler game 'Breakaway', which is set to integrate directly into Twitch and feature a wagering system. The game announcement came as part of Amazon Game Studios session...

First major of new Dota 2 season to be held in Boston

Valve announced yesterday that the first major of the new Dota 2 season will be held in Boston, USA. The Boston Major, in partnership with PGL, will be held at the Wang Theatre...

Hollywood will host the first Vainglory Worlds

The first Vainglory World Championships have been announced and will take place in none other than Hollywood this December 2-4.  Heini Vesander, Marketing and Communications Director at Super Evil Megacorp told MCV:...

Is an eBundesliga about to be announced and what this could mean

Germany's Bundesliga appears set to be the first to launch its own trademarked and official esports league featuring club professionals. GamesLaw reported that the league has filed legal documents for the following...

Casinos and esports – a match made in heaven?

Later this month (25-26) at the SLS Las Vegas there'll be a two day conference focused on what esports can offer casinos.  Organised by Naruscope, Esports & Casino Resorts "will provide a hands-on...

Scrub League Weekly – BlizzCon rip off and collegiate esports in Toronto

This week on Scrub League, Colin, Kevin and Sam collectively cock their eyebrows at the "virtual" ticket for BlizzCon. Listen to find out what between $40 and $75 bucks gets you...

Misfits win $100,000 in Overwatch Open Final

European team Misfits were the unlikely victors in the Overwatch Open grand final on Friday, and took home $100,000 (£77,378).  This means Misfits have a place in history after earning the highest payout...

Steve Aoki becomes the latest esports entrant and owner

Steve Aoki, DJ and Music Producer, has become the latest well known figure to purchase an esports team after he became an owner of team Rogue.  Aoki made the announcement at Twitch's #TwitchCon...

Esports gain a legal foothold in France

Last week the esports industry, and those involved in it, were given a major boost in France after the courts granted it individual recognition.  The Senate granted a new law which separates esports...
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This week in Esports: huge investment from NBA franchise owners and Betway sponsor NiP

Three major moves from NBA franchise owners and a 'high six figure' partnership involving bookmaker Betway and well-established esports franchise Ninjas in Pyjamas dominate this week's weekly roundup. Team Dignitas acquired by NBA's Philadelphia 76ers The first...