This week in esports: Overwatch League, Nissan, Luminosity, EPICENTER XL

22 March 2019


This week in esports has been unpredictable, with a number of eye-opening developments happening in all corners of the industry. From Overwatch League finally setting a date to utilise its geolocated franchises to Nissan entering the scene with two big partnerships, we’ve got you covered.

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The Overwatch League is heading on the road for 2020

Overwatch League on the road
Image credit: Blizzard

Activision Blizzard Esports Leagues plans to take Overwatch League on the road in 2020, which will see the competition kick off its third season.

Nate Nanzer tweeted about the development, explaining that the company’s “original vision” was being “brought to life” with teams playing both home and away matches.

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Nissan enters esports with OpTic Gaming and FaZe Clan partnerships

Nissan OpTic Gaming FaZe Clan
Screenshot via: Nissan

Nissan has entered the esports industry through partnerships with two North American organisations, OpTic Gaming and FaZe Clan.

As part of the deal, Nissan will act as a jersey sponsor for both teams and provide select cars to feature in branded content.

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Aquilini GameCo aiming to acquire Luminosity Gaming and take it public

Luminosity Gaming
Credit: Luminosity Gaming

Aquilini GameCo Inc. has raised $25,000,200 in hopes of acquiring Toronto-based Luminosity Gaming through a reverse takeover of J55 Capital Corp.

The reverse takeover was proposed with a Letter of Intent dated February 22nd with Canaccord Geniuty Corp. acting as the sole agent for raising the capital. This deal could result in Luminosity Gaming become one of the first publicly traded esports organisations.

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EPICENTER Moscow is the final Dota Major of the season

Credit: Epicenter

EPICENTER XL has been announced as the final Major event of the Dota 2 DPC circuit for 2018-2019.

Taking place at the CSKA Arena, Moscow on June 28-30th, this event will be the fourth that EPICENTER has hosted in Dota 2. The company’s events in 2016 and 2017 were both won by Team Liquid, whereas 2018’s instalment was conquered by PSG.LGD.

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