Esports News

  • Prudential Center to host ‘LCS Championship Delivered by GrubHub’Prudential Center to host ‘LCS Championship Delivered by GrubHub’
    The LCS will host its first fan-attended event since Summer of 2019 in Newark, NJ at the Prudential Center. The LCS Championship Delivered by GrubHub will take place on August 28 and 29 and will crown the region’s 2021 season champion. At the event, the LCS will provide a fan… Read more »
  • Report: Mobile Legends teams could be forced to drop Wild Rift due to exclusivity contractReport: Mobile Legends teams could be forced to drop Wild Rift due to exclusivity contract
    Esports organizations participating in Mobile Legends could be forced to drop or never sign a team for Wild Rift due to a signed exclusivity contract with developer Moonton (owned by short-form video app TikTok), according to a report by Wild Rift news outlet WRCompetitive. Team Secret CEO John Yao weighed… Read more »
  • Report: Ninjas in Pyjamas merging with ESV5Report: Ninjas in Pyjamas merging with ESV5
    Sweden-based esports organization Ninjas in Pyjamas is merging with a Chinese company called ESV5, with plans to be listed on the NASDAQ, according to a report from Reuters. ESV5 is a joint venture between esports organization eStar Gaming and Victory 5. A “source with direct knowledge on that matter” tells… Read more »
  • Esports Entertainment Group secures exclusive deal with Hall of Fame Resort and Entertainment CompanyEsports Entertainment Group secures exclusive deal with Hall of Fame Resort and Entertainment Company
    Esports betting and competition operator Esports Entertainment Group has signed a deal to become the exclusive esports provider for Hall of Fame Resort and Entertainment Company’s Hall of Fame Village in Canton, Ohio. The company will operate a 7,000 square foot esports center at the location, scheduled to open in… Read more »
  • Australian federal court gives Epic lawsuit against Apple the green lightAustralian federal court gives Epic lawsuit against Apple the green light
    Apple has lost its bid to get a lawsuit filed by Epic Games dismissed in Australia, one of several fronts where the Fortnite developer and publisher is suing the iOS owner for unfair business practices. Because Epic also sued Apple in the U.S., the iPhone and iPad maker argued that… Read more »
  • TikTok appoints Nobru as global ambassadorTikTok appoints Nobru as global ambassador
    TikTok announced on Thursday that it has appointed Brazilian  Free Fire player and esports organization owner Bruno “Nobru” Goes as its first global gaming ambassador.  The company has been expanding its presence into esports in general and Brazilian esports in particular. The short-form video app company was a partner of… Read more »
  • Golden Guardians returns to WoW raid race with next BDGG eventGolden Guardians returns to WoW raid race with next BDGG event
    Golden Guardians-affiliated guild BDGG will host its second live broadcast event surrounding next week’s World of Warcraft Race to World First. The guild will livestream its progress through the race live on Twitch. For this event, BDGG has partnered with Blue Microphones, which sponsored Complexity Limit in the previous race,… Read more »
  • Ninjas in Pyjamas signs multiyear deal with RazerNinjas in Pyjamas signs multiyear deal with Razer
    Ninjas in Pajamas will join Razer’s stable of esports teams in a new multiyear partnership deal. Razer will become the organization’s peripheral provider and will produce custom gaming peripherals with NIP designs and branding. Earlier this year, shortly after unveiling its updated branding and colors, NIP signed a three-year sponsorship… Read more »
  • Riot Games announces in-person finals for first Wild Rift official tournament in Brazil Riot Games announces in-person finals for first Wild Rift official tournament in Brazil 
    After unveiling its plans for the competitive Wild Rift scene in Brazil, Riot Games announced Thursday that the first tournament, Wild Tour, will be an in-person event to be held on Oct. 8 – 10, in the Riot Games studios in São Paulo. The event will not be open to… Read more »
  • Andbox signs USAA as New York Subliners partnerAndbox signs USAA as New York Subliners partner
    New York-based esports organization Andbox has secured a deal that will make USAA the official insurance and military appreciation partner of its Call of Duty League team New York Subliners. The multiyear partnership will make USAA the first partner to be featured on NYSL jerseys both inside the game and… Read more »
  • Pathé and H20 join forces to bring gaming to cinemas in the NetherlandsPathé and H20 join forces to bring gaming to cinemas in the Netherlands
    Cinema brand Pathé and Amsterdam-based H20 Esports Campus announced that they established a new joint venture, Go!Gaming, to bring a new gaming concept to cinemas. According to a release, Go!Gaming will open its first venues at the 30 locations Pathé operates in the Netherlands in the fall.   Go!Gaming’s leadership was formed… Read more »
  • The International 10 to take place in Bucharest, Romania in OctoberThe International 10 to take place in Bucharest, Romania in October
    Valve Corporation announced Wednesday that The International 10 – Dota 2 Championships will be held this October in Bucharest, Romania. T10 was set to take place in Sweden in August, but Valve announced last month that it would not be hosting the event in the country because the Swedish Sports… Read more »
  • LOUD announces Brazilian e-commerce Submarino as sponsorLOUD announces Brazilian e-commerce Submarino as sponsor
    Brazilian esports organization LOUD announced Submarino, one of the biggest and most traditional companies in Brazilian e-commerce, as its newest sponsor. Besides brand exposure on LOUD’s team jerseys and social media, Submarino will also count on five LOUD influencers to be brand ambassadors, an advertising campaign, and a partnered store… Read more »
  • Tencent Peacekeeper Elite World Championship postponed due to global pandemicTencent Peacekeeper Elite World Championship postponed due to global pandemic
    Chinese esports solution provider VSPN and Tencent jointly announced that the 2021 Peacekeeper Elite World Championship (PEC) would be postponed due to the current global pandemic. The original PEC event will be replaced by Peace Elite Super Cup 2021, a new domestic event that features a ¥2 million ($310,000) and… Read more »
  • Content Updates, Transitions Drive Viewership for Asmongold – Weekly Twitch Top 10s, June 28 – July 4Content Updates, Transitions Drive Viewership for Asmongold – Weekly Twitch Top 10s, June 28 – July 4
    It was a big weekend for global Counter-Strike: Global Offensive action, with channels topping the charts across multiple tournaments. Also of note, Korea’s League of Legends pro league continues to lead the way in the game’s weekly viewership. Twitch’s Top Channel – Gaules It was a big week for CS:GO… Read more »
  • The possible legal peril facing ‘Save The Kids’ endorsersThe possible legal peril facing ‘Save The Kids’ endorsers
    As FaZe Clan members and influencers such as Youtuber Bryan Quang “RiceGum” Le and Sommer Ray, who were involved in promoting the fake crypto token charity Save The Kids, deal with the fallout from their involvement (Frazier “FaZe Kay” Khattri was removed from the organization on July 1, while three… Read more »
  • CSL Esports partners with National Association of Collegiate EsportsCSL Esports partners with National Association of Collegiate Esports
    Playfly Sports-owned CSL Esports has partnered together with non-profit National Association of Collegiate Esports, esports infrastructure company Nerd Street Gamers, and software company Mainline to launch the largest collegiate esports league in North America: the NACE Starleague. The new entity will feature many participating schools from the established leagues operated… Read more »
  • TD expands OverActive Media partnership to include Toronto UltraTD expands OverActive Media partnership to include Toronto Ultra
    Toronto-Dominion Bank has expanded its partnership with OverActive Media to now cover both of the organization’s Activision Blizzard franchise league teams. TD will now serve as the official bank of both the Toronto Defiant and Toronto Ultra. This expansion adds a second team to the deal which began with TD’s… Read more »
  • FaZe Clan distances itself from members who participated in Save The Kids crypto charityFaZe Clan distances itself from members who participated in Save The Kids crypto charity
    On Thursday evening esports organization FaZe Clan announced via social media that it had  cut ties with Frazier “FaZe Kay” Khattri and suspended members Jarvis “FaZe Jarvis” Khattri, Nikan “FaZe Nikan” Nadim, and Jakob “FaZe Teeqo” (last name unknown) “until further notice.” The announcement from FaZe occurred after internet sleuths… Read more »
  • Esports Engine appoints former Riot producer as director of program operationsEsports Engine appoints former Riot producer as director of program operations
    Vindex-owned esports production and tournament company Esports Engine has announced the hire of Janet Shim as Director of Program Operations. Shim will lead strategy and program design across Esports Engine’s various broadcast and tournament operation clients. In 2020, Shim was part of the Riot Games team which received the 2020… Read more »
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