Category: eSports

StarLadder to host next CS: GO Major

February 19, 2019

The competition will be held at the Mercedes-Benz Arena in Berlin, Germany StarLadder has already hosted a number of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS: GO) tournaments over the past few years, such as StarSeries and i-League. However, it has never hosted a CS: GO Major. That is changing this year, as it has announced that it […]

G2 takes the title at the Six Invitational

February 18, 2019

The Rainbow Six: Siege Invitational 2019 wraps up after six days The prize pool for the Rainbow Six: Siege Invitational 2019 had already been pushed to $1 million a week ahead of the competition. By the time it wrapped up yesterday, there was over $2 million up for grabs, but it would be G2 taking […]

Blizzard’s eSports manager caught up in layoffs

February 15, 2019

The company has made good on its announcement to let hundreds of employees go At the beginning of the week, Blizzard announced that it would be laying off hundreds of employees. The move comes as the company struggles to regain its footing in the competitive video game market, but the layoffs have also resulted in […]

Cross-platform eSports MOBA comes to Steam

February 14, 2019

Vainglory receives recognition by being made available on the platform Vainglory has its roots as a multiple online battle arena (MOBA) game that was available for iOS and Android when it was first released in 2014. At the time, it was a three-vs-three game and a new five-versus-five version was released last year, making it […]

LA Gladiators sign xQc

February 13, 2019

The popular streamer will be part of the Gladiators’ Legion squad The fifth most popular individual on Twitch is now part of the eSports organization The Sentinels. Félix “xQc” Lengyel has signed with the company on its Gladiators Legion roster in Overwatch Contenders as a substitute, while still maintaining his popular Twitch channel. According to […]

News from the Overwatch realm

February 12, 2019

There has been a lot of movement in the Overwatch eSports community There hasn’t been a lot of news out of the Overwatch eSports community lately, but this doesn’t mean that there hasn’t been activity. Teams have been disbanded, other teams have seen some members depart and events have still been taking place. Overwatch is […]

Liquid dumps Heroes of the Storm team

February 11, 2019

The move comes after Blizzard reported that they were exiting the eSports game Last December, Blizzard announced that it no longer planned on supporting Heroes of the Storm in eSports. Now, one popular team has been forced to follow and has said that it is dropping its Heroes of the Storm team. According to a […]

TSM makes a return to CS:GO

February 8, 2019

The team dropped out of CS:GO tournaments in 2017 Team SoloMid (TSM) is looking to get back into Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) after a hiatus of a little more than two years. The team disappeared in 2017, but has apparently realized that it missed the action and is now looking to recruit players from other […]

“Smooya” banned from eSports league for toxicity

February 7, 2019

The temporary ban comes after comments made against a competitor Owen Butterfield is better known as “Smooya,” a member of the FACEIT Pro League (FPL). At least for a while, he will only be able to watch from the sidelines as his teammates continue to play following a decision by the league to temporarily ban […]

Rainbow Six Invitational sees prize pool swell to over $1 million

February 6, 2019

A share of in-game sales has boosted the competition’s cash winnings In five days the third annual Rainbow Six Siege Six Invitational will get underway in Montreal. The eight-day eSports competition has already proven itself to be a fan favorite, but this year it should be even bigger. The prize pool has increased to more […]

Twitch has some competition for eSports streaming

February 5, 2019

Natus Vincere has inked a deal with Twitch competitor Caffeine Natus Vincere (NAVI), an eSports organization out of Ukraine, has exited from convention and won’t take its streaming content to Twitch. Instead, it has signed a partnership deal with Caffeine, a Twitch competitor, which will see the group offer behind-the-scenes content and live player streams. […]

Gfinity adds Black Ops as an official competition

February 4, 2019

Gfinity announces that it will host a Call of Duty: Black Ops event after a long hiatus Gfinity is bringing back Call of Duty. After an extended vacation, Call of Duty: Black Ops is going to be part of the 2019 Call of Duty World League (CWL) season, with Gfinity acknowledging that it will host […]

Fnatic signs exclusive Twitch deal

February 1, 2019

The eSports group will work with Twitch to create new, unique live content Fnatic, a well-known eSports organization, has announced a new deal with content streaming site Twitch. The partnership will see the two “join forces to develop new forms of creative live content that can be delivered to fans in a new and innovative […]

LA Valiant turns to “The Office” to announce new team

January 31, 2019

The eSports team gets creative to promote its roster Most eSports teams announce their new rosters the traditional way, simply having the members stand up to be identified. The eSports scene in Los Angeles is more competitive and teams have to be creative to stand out from the rest. The LA Valiant, one of the […]

FanAI acquires eSports data company

January 30, 2019

The acquisition will result in the largest data tracking company for the eSports industry FanAI, a firm that analyzes eSports data to improve sponsorship engagement, has announced the acquisition of another eSports data firm, Waypoint Media. With the acquisition, FanAI gains several tools operated by Waypoint, included its Twitch Middleware API (application programming interface), the […]

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