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How one kickass gaming bar survived the pandemic
How one kickass gaming bar survived the pandemic
Fortress is Australia's biggest esports arena as well as a videogame bar, and it opened right before a nine-month lockdown.
Grid secures $10m in Series A funding
Grid secures $10m in Series A funding
German-based esports data company will use the "investment to take on the US"
Hearthstone Esports Suspends Player Following Abuse Allegations
Hearthstone Esports Suspends Player Following Abuse Allegations
Hearthstone Esports announced today that it has suspended one of the game’s Grandmaster tournament players, Paul “Zalae” Nemeth, following allegations of domestic abuse.
Hearthstone Grandmaster Paul ‘Zalae’ Nemeth suspended from all competitions
Hearthstone Grandmaster Paul ‘Zalae’ Nemeth suspended from all competitions
Blizzard said Nemeth has been banned from esports competitions due to allegations made against him.
Top Female Streamer Becomes Part-Owner Of Massive Esports Organization 100 Thieves
Top Female Streamer Becomes Part-Owner Of Massive Esports Organization 100 Thieves
The past year has not been kind to, uh, basically anybody, but Rachel “Valkyrae” Hofstetter is one the (generally wealthy) exceptions that proves the rule.
ESIC say they're working with FBI in fight against CSGO match fixing
ESIC say they're working with FBI in fight against CSGO match fixing
As esports becomes bigger business, it's beginning to deal with the issues faced by more mainstream sports.
Esports commission confirms FBI is investigating match fixing but says it’s ‘not new’
Esports commission confirms FBI is investigating match fixing but says it’s ‘not new’
The esports regulatory body ESIC clarified that its collaboration with the FBI is ‘something we've always been doing.’
FBI investigating match fixing in CS:GO
FBI investigating match fixing in CS:GO
The law enforcement agency is reportedly working with the Esports Integrity Commission on a case looking at the North American MDL
CS:GO pros in North America being investigated by FBI for match fixing
CS:GO pros in North America being investigated by FBI for match fixing
A group of North American Counter-Strike: Global Offensive pros are under investigation from the FBI, according to the Esports Integrity Commission.
The FBI is investigating Counter-Strike: Global Offensive cheating
The FBI is investigating Counter-Strike: Global Offensive cheating
The FBI is reportedly investigating cheating in professional Counter-Strike: Global Offensive matches in North America. As spotted by Kotaku, the commissioner of the Esports Integrity Commission (ESIC), Ian Smith, said the organisation was working alongside the FBI on an ongoing investigation into "a relatively small but significant group of players over a long period of time, organising match fixing in North American MDL".
NASR’s Samurai on Street Fighter League and the Capcom Pro Tour
NASR’s Samurai on Street Fighter League and the Capcom Pro Tour
In a time where esports events are so far and few between during the ongoing pandemic, Street Fighter League was a welcome sense of normalcy.
With no EA Fight Night in sight, Esports Boxing Club looks like it's got a good shot
With no EA Fight Night in sight, Esports Boxing Club looks like it's got a good shot
Esports Boxing Club is an in-development boxing game that certainly looks the part. It's in the works at Sheffield studio Steel City Interactive, and is due out in early access form on PC, and PlayStation and Xbox consoles. The video below runs through the fight mechanics and some of the career mode details, but it's the visuals that are the highlight. Read more
Gfinity is no longer for sale
Gfinity is no longer for sale
Revenue at the esports company was up 212% in the second half of 2020
SonicFox Showed Up To A Mortal Kombat Event In Typical SonicFox Fashion
SonicFox Showed Up To A Mortal Kombat Event In Typical SonicFox Fashion
Yesterday the WePlay Esports Ultimate Fighting League kicked off a live Mortal Kombat 11 tournament featuring a handful of international players including Dominique “SonicFox” McLean.
Sony co-buys fighting game tournament Evo
Sony co-buys fighting game tournament Evo
Sony has co-bought the long-running Evo fighting game tournament. Sony joined forces with RTS, a new venture from Endeavor's esports business, to buy the Evolution Championship Series, the world's largest fighting game event.
Sony And RTS Jointly Acquire Fighting Game Tournament EVO, Nintendo Responds
Sony And RTS Jointly Acquire Fighting Game Tournament EVO, Nintendo Responds
"We will continue to assess Evo". Sony Interactive Entertainment, in partnership with the esports business RTS, has acquired the annual fighting game tournament Evo.
Sony and esports group RTS acquire EVO, event returns this August
Sony and esports group RTS acquire EVO, event returns this August
It’s been nearly a year since the massive, yearly EVO esports event was canceled for 2020.
Sony jointly acquires fighting game tournament Evo
Sony jointly acquires fighting game tournament Evo
The PlayStation firm buys popular esports event alongside esports venture RTS
PlayStation buys Evo, but they’re still playing Tekken on PC
PlayStation buys Evo, but they’re still playing Tekken on PC
As Microsoft goes around acquiring some of the biggest game studios in the world, it seems Sony is out to acquire… major esports events? Today, PlayStation and a new esports venture called RTS have jointly acquired the Evolution Championship Series - perhaps better known as Evo, the biggest tournament for fighting games out there. Evo Online will take place this year over two stretches, August 6 to August 8, and August 13 to August 15.
Activision Blizzard lays off roughly 50 esports employees as online events grow in priority
Activision Blizzard lays off roughly 50 esports employees as online events grow in priority
Activision Blizzard Esports isn't looking to move away from live events completely, but it is changing with the times.
Activision Blizzard lays off 50
Activision Blizzard lays off 50
Publisher cites impact of pandemic on esports business, says live events "still very much a part of both the Overwatch League and Call of Duty League strategies"
Activision Blizzard Esports Announces Layoffs
Activision Blizzard Esports Announces Layoffs
Activision Blizzard Esports will lay off around 50 employees, according to a report released today by Sports Business Journal. Read more...
Report: Alienware Ends League Of Legends Sponsorship Over Riot CEO’s Sexual Assault Investigation
Report: Alienware Ends League Of Legends Sponsorship Over Riot CEO’s Sexual Assault Investigation
According to a report in Dot Esports, Alienware, the high-performance gaming PC brand owned by Dell, has severed ties with Riot Games over Riot CEO Nicolo Laurent’s ongoing sexual harassment investigation and other public relations concerns. Read more...
Enthusiast Gaming launching new esports site Upcomer
Enthusiast Gaming launching new esports site Upcomer
Specialist media firm will incorporate existing Daily Esports website into new launch this year
Super League Gaming acquires Mobcrush
Super League Gaming acquires Mobcrush
Amateur esports company expects to reach a US audience of 85 million monthly with the acquisition
Newzoo anticipates global esports market will grow to $1.08b in 2021
Newzoo anticipates global esports market will grow to $1.08b in 2021
Sponsorship and media rights are expected to account for 77% of esports revenue in the coming year
Global esports, game streaming markets to reach $3.5b by 2025 - Juniper
Global esports, game streaming markets to reach $3.5b by 2025 - Juniper
Research firm projects fields to grow from projected 2021 total of $2.1 billion; Asia Pacific region will account for half of viewers
Valorant wants more women and 'minority genders' competing at its highest levels
Valorant wants more women and 'minority genders' competing at its highest levels
The VCT Game Changers initiative aims to foster a more diverse esports scene.
VSPN reportedly considering IPO
VSPN reportedly considering IPO
The initial public offering could raise "several hundred million dollars" this year
Check out this $500 million dollar Toronto esports arena concept that isn’t a flex in the slightest
Check out this $500 million dollar Toronto esports arena concept that isn’t a flex in the slightest
While esports isn’t something that all gamers tend to follow, its growth as an industry is undeniable.
OverActive plans Toronto esports arena
OverActive plans Toronto esports arena
Owner of Toronto Ultra and Toronto Defiant says 7,000-seat, $500 million venue projected to be complete in 2025
'LinkedIn for gamers' Efuse raises $6m
'LinkedIn for gamers' Efuse raises $6m
Funds came from the Ohio Innovation Fund as well as NFL and NBA athletes
Omaken Sports forms "Nordic powerhouse of esports" with Heroic acquisition
Omaken Sports forms "Nordic powerhouse of esports" with Heroic acquisition
Norwegian firm raised €15 million to fund deal and its future development plans
15-year-old FIFA 21 wonderkid's astonishing 535-game win streak finally comes to an end
15-year-old FIFA 21 wonderkid's astonishing 535-game win streak finally comes to an end
15-year-old FIFA 21 wonderkid Anders Vejrgang's record-breaking 535-game winning streak has finally come to an end. Vejrgang, from Denmark, plays FIFA professionally for RB Leipzig's esports team and is considered the best FIFA player in the world. He won an astonishing 535 games in a row in Ultimate Team's Weekend League - the game's most gruelling, hardcore competitive mode, before losing on Sunday, 14th February 2021.
Pokémon World Championships 2021 cancelled
Pokémon World Championships 2021 cancelled
Competition still planned to take place in London next year, all Play! Pokémon events remain suspended
Assetto Corsa franchise reaches €100 million in lifetime sales
Assetto Corsa franchise reaches €100 million in lifetime sales
Developer Kunos Simulazioni hires new VP of licensing and partnerships from Ferrari to grow its esports division
Rainbow Six Siege fans see Invitational delay, create a “Memevitational” instead
Rainbow Six Siege fans see Invitational delay, create a “Memevitational” instead
It always sucks to see your favourite events cancelled or delayed, especially when we're talking about huge annual esports tournaments like the Rainbow Six Siege Six Invitational 2021, which was recently postponed.
14-month wait ended as Dota 2 Singapore Major kicks things off in 2021
14-month wait ended as Dota 2 Singapore Major kicks things off in 2021
The past year has been a major headache when it comes to events, and for the esports scene, the impact is felt even more so.
Rainbow Six Siege’s Six Invitational 2021 has been postponed
Rainbow Six Siege’s Six Invitational 2021 has been postponed
Ubisoft is postponing Rainbow Six Siege's Six Invitational esports event.
Over 50 percent of esports followers likely to bet on esports in the US - Survey
Over 50 percent of esports followers likely to bet on esports in the US - Survey
Interpret found the slight majority of 521 esports followers were likely to participate in betting on major tournaments.
Rocket League February update is all about effects and esports
Rocket League February update is all about effects and esports
Fresh off the conclusion of the X Games collaboration, Rocket League will drop its next update on February 1.
Counter-Strike Pros Just Keep Getting Banned For Gambling
Counter-Strike Pros Just Keep Getting Banned For Gambling
Only a few months after a number of professional Counter-Strike players received bans for betting on their own matches, the Esports Integrity Commission has issued sanctions “against 35 players for betting related offences”. Read more...
35 pro CS:GO players have been banned for
35 pro CS:GO players have been banned for "betting-related offences"
A number of professional Counter-Strike: Global Offensive players have been punished for breaching the Esports Integrity Commission's - ESIC - anti-corruption rules. "ESIC issues sanctions against 35 players for betting-related offences & extends bans for 2 players previously sanctioned in October 2020," ESIC reported. "ES
35 CS:GO players slapped with bans for betting offences
35 CS:GO players slapped with bans for betting offences
Whoops, turns out betting on your own CS:GO tournament matches will get you in a hell of a lot of trouble with the Esports Integrity Commission.
PlayVS expands to Canada with GameSeta acquisition
PlayVS expands to Canada with GameSeta acquisition
The high school and college esports league will partner with BC School Sports
This 27-inch monitor checks all the right boxes for esports and is on sale for $355
This 27-inch monitor checks all the right boxes for esports and is on sale for $355
Save $45 on this IPS 1440p display with a 1ms response time, 165Hz refresh rate, and G-Sync Compatible certification.
Animator Inspired By Daigo Vs. Justin Wong Street Fighter Match
Animator Inspired By Daigo Vs. Justin Wong Street Fighter Match
One of the most famous moments in esports history is the Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike semifinal match from 2004.
How a professional esports team prevents player injury
How a professional esports team prevents player injury
Professional gaming takes a bigger toll on the body than you might expect.
Doctors explain why abusing ADHD meds won't help esports players
Doctors explain why abusing ADHD meds won't help esports players
Clearing up misunderstandings about Adderall and other simulants, and the risks of using them if you don't have ADHD.
Skillz goes public
Skillz goes public
Mobile esports platform is trading up 7% during its first day on the New York Stock Exchange
Esports to debut as medal event at Asian Games 2022
Esports to debut as medal event at Asian Games 2022
Esports will join the "intellectual titles" category of the 19th Asian Games, which already features events such as chess
Fnatic’s Flick 2 Pro is built for esports and is on clearance for just $24.99
Fnatic’s Flick 2 Pro is built for esports and is on clearance for just $24.99
Save half off this speedy gaming mouse while supplies last.
GI 100 | Game Changers -- Part Five
GI 100 | Game Changers -- Part Five
Game Changers continues with pioneering esports in Zambia, advocating for nonbinary people, and community building in Colombia, Romania and India
Fnatic raises over £2m in crowdfunding
Fnatic raises over £2m in crowdfunding
Esports brand sees over 4,000 participants in Crowdcube campaign
'Nootropics' marketed to esports viewers aren't necessarily safe, says doctor
'Nootropics' marketed to esports viewers aren't necessarily safe, says doctor
And they probably won't make anyone better at gaming.
Rocket League's Esports Shop Is Getting An Overhaul Today
Rocket League's Esports Shop Is Getting An Overhaul Today
Item rotation gets scrapped. A new Rocket League update is rolling out today which is set to revamp the game's Esports shop. The in-game store – which offers exclusive Wheels, Decals and Player Banners that represent teams in the Rocket League Championship Series (RLCS) – is scrapping its usual daily rotation of items.
JBL Quantum Cup: How to Watch the Fortnite, Valorant, and PUBG Tournament
JBL Quantum Cup: How to Watch the Fortnite, Valorant, and PUBG Tournament
Here's everything you need to know about watching the JBL Tournament that will see esports professionals from around the world competing in Fortnite, Valorant, and PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds.
Epic won't hold in-person Fortnite events in 2021
Epic won't hold in-person Fortnite events in 2021
The company said that too much is "still unknown about what is practical and safe" due to the COVID-19 crisis
Gfinity acquires Epicstream as it seeks growth amid financial troubles
Microsoft acquires esports tournament platform Smash.gg
Microsoft acquires esports tournament platform Smash.gg
Smash.gg said it will continue to operate as 'a self-service esports platform' that's available to all game communities.
Microsoft acquires Smash.gg
Microsoft acquires Smash.gg
Esports platform to remain running, with added support from Microsoft
Razer announces huge “inclusive” Fortnite tournament series for Europe
Razer announces huge “inclusive” Fortnite tournament series for Europe
Gaming lifestyle brand Razer has announced the next stage in its Esports World Tour. In a new press release released this week, the brand has stated that the Razer Invitational - Europe - the next in a series of events which have so far taken place in Latin America and Southeast Asia - will focus on Fortnite in what it hopes to be an "inclusive" set of weekly tournaments. The invitational is set to feature up to 5,000 competitors, from across the European region, who will battle it out in six weekly tournaments taking place from December 10 through to January 30, 2021 (registration for the invitational is now open as of writing).
Counter-Strike Player Says He’s Been Offered Thousands For Match Fixing
Counter-Strike Player Says He’s Been Offered Thousands For Match Fixing
Esports match fixing has been on the rise lately, so much so that we’ve seen charges, arrests and direct accusations of links to organised crime.
FNATIC miniSTREAK Keyboard & React Headset – Review
FNATIC miniSTREAK Keyboard & React Headset – Review
With esports franchises ever growing in popularity it’s no surprise to see more and more branch out with their merchandise.
Esports company Blast receives £1.7m in funding from Edge Investments
Esports company Blast receives £1.7m in funding from Edge Investments
Funding to be used to further international expansion, improve production capabilities
CSGO’s Blast Premier series will be broadcast on BBC iPlayer
CSGO’s Blast Premier series will be broadcast on BBC iPlayer
The Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Blast Premier Series' autumn tournament is going to become the next in a series of major esports events to be shown on the BBC, the UK public service broadcaster.
COVID-19 expected to boost investment in esports
COVID-19 expected to boost investment in esports
But esports activity won't go back to pre-pandemic levels for another year, some execs believe
All eyes on esports: staying ahead of the legal hurdles
All eyes on esports: staying ahead of the legal hurdles
As investment pours into the sector, legal firm Reed Smith offers advice to new companies seeking to avoid legal pitfalls
Esports bookie explains how to pick wonderkids in Football Manager 2021
Esports bookie explains how to pick wonderkids in Football Manager 2021
Football Manager 2021 is now in its 'early access' period prior to launch, so folks who pre-ordered the game are already busy poring over rosters, reviewing tactics, and chucking water bottles across the dressing room using the new gesture system.
US Army National Guard is sponsoring 'esports labs' for 25 high schools
US Army National Guard is sponsoring 'esports labs' for 25 high schools
The National Guard is partnering with Generation Esports, Intel, and Asus to install high-end hardware in 25 schools.
Doctors and experts discuss esports medicine in livestreamed event today
Doctors and experts discuss esports medicine in livestreamed event today
The conference will cover the state of esports, research, mental and physical health, and other related topics.
Esports platform Edge raises $1.5m
Esports platform Edge raises $1.5m
Investment will be used for recruitment and improving its tech, which simplifies esports contracts, payments and more
Hasnul Hadi Samsudin appointed head of SIE Worldwide Studios Malaysia | Jobs Roundup
Hasnul Hadi Samsudin appointed head of SIE Worldwide Studios Malaysia | Jobs Roundup
Also: Hannah Reid named chief people officer at RektGlobal, and Sergi Mesonero is head of esports for ISFE
Ellen Page headlines new esports comedy 1Up with Paris Berelc
Ellen Page headlines new esports comedy 1Up with Paris Berelc
Video game adaptations for the big screen have been a matter of debate as to whether they should exist in the first place.
BuzzFeed’s making a comedy film about esports with Ellen Page
BuzzFeed’s making a comedy film about esports with Ellen Page
BuzzFeed is moving into filmmaking, and its debut feature will be about videogames.
Ellen Page is going to be in a comedy about an all-women esports team
Ellen Page is going to be in a comedy about an all-women esports team
The Wizard ended up a cult classic so who knows how this'll turn out.
Gfinity cuts costs, seeks stability following another year of losses
Gfinity cuts costs, seeks stability following another year of losses
Operating loss for the year was £5.5 million as company ponders acquisitions, partnerships, or sale
Red Bull is hosting a 'simplified' League of Legends World Championship stream for newcomers
Red Bull is hosting a 'simplified' League of Legends World Championship stream for newcomers
Now you can watch the biggest esports tournament in the world even if you have no idea what's happening.
Esports Entertainment Group to acquire Helix Esports and ggCircuit
Esports Entertainment Group to acquire Helix Esports and ggCircuit
The deal will be worth $43 million, Esports Entertainment Group teases more "near-term" acquisitions
CS:GO pro players banned for betting on themselves
CS:GO pro players banned for betting on themselves
The accused had accomplices that were placing identical bets
VENN closes $26m Series A funding
VENN closes $26m Series A funding
The esports and gaming broadcast network secured Nexstar Media Group as an exclusive local television partner
Tencent leads $100m Series B round in VSPN
Tencent leads $100m Series B round in VSPN
Chinese esports firm eyes international expansion after growing to 1,000 employees in the space of four years
Counter-Strike Pros Banned For Betting On Their Own Matches
Counter-Strike Pros Banned For Betting On Their Own Matches
The Esports Integrity Commission announced late Friday night that seven Australian Counter-Strike players have received year-long bans for “betting related offences”.
Cloud9 signs its first-ever all-woman esports roster
Cloud9 signs its first-ever all-woman esports roster
Valorant team formerly known as MAJKL becomes Cloud9 White, begins competing this week
We know you love PC games – now tell us how much you love esports, too
We know you love PC games – now tell us how much you love esports, too
Well, hello there! If you're looking at this page right here, we're guessing you're a bit of a PC games fan.
Forget Money, Japanese Esports Tournament Is Giving Away Crabs (Yes, Actual Crabs)
Forget Money, Japanese Esports Tournament Is Giving Away Crabs (Yes, Actual Crabs)
At this year’s Toyama Gamers Day in Japan, it’s only fitting that the prize for the game Fight Crab in the King Crab Tournament is, wait for it, crabs. Read more...
EVOS Esports closes $12m Series B round
EVOS Esports closes $12m Series B round
Southeast Asia-focused esports firm has raised more than $16m in its lifetime
Blizzard no longer developing new content for StarCraft 2
Blizzard no longer developing new content for StarCraft 2
Developer will continue to issue balance fixes and work with partners on esports
CS:GO, Valorant, and LoL get new collegiate esports tournaments this year
CS:GO, Valorant, and LoL get new collegiate esports tournaments this year
FACEIT, the company behind a whole bunch of competitive esports tournaments, has announced a collegiate program to develop players in CS:GO, Valorant, and League of Legends.
Nag Studios raises $1m in pre-seed funding
Nag Studios raises $1m in pre-seed funding
Stockholm-based company to grow its team as it works to build a "digital super bowl"
Esports Life Tycoon Puts You In Control Of A Professional Esports Team
Esports Life Tycoon Puts You In Control Of A Professional Esports Team
Launching on Switch this month. Ever wished you were a part of the ever-growing Esports gaming scene? Well, now you can be...
Honour of Kings professional league welcomes first all-female team
Honour of Kings professional league welcomes first all-female team
Fire Leopard will compete in the King G-League starting next year
TGS Esports acquires Volcanic Media
TGS Esports acquires Volcanic Media
Acquisition will allow all high schools in Canada to use Volcanic free of charge
Esports organisation RektGlobal secures $35m in funding
Esports organisation RektGlobal secures $35m in funding
Summit Partners invests into firm as new debt capital partner
Newzoo reduces its esports market forecast for 2020 for the third time
Newzoo reduces its esports market forecast for 2020 for the third time
Firm attributes revision to lack of in-person attendance at esports events due to ongoing pandemic
G-Loot secures $56m in new investment for expansion plans
G-Loot secures $56m in new investment for expansion plans
Swedish esports firm closes a huge round for its democratic esports tournament platform
Riot Games closes Sydney office
Riot Games closes Sydney office
League of Legends firm also dissolves Oceanic Pro League