NetEase announce 2019 esports plan with Blizzard, including $720k for Warcraft III

Blizzard and Chinese tech company NetEase, have revealed their 2019 esports plans for Blizzard's Chinese esports scene. The plans include Hearthstone, StarCraft 2, Warcraft 3 and Heroes of the Storm. Warcraft 3...

Southeast Asian Games to include esports as a medal event

The South East Asian (SEA) Games will feature six esports titles as official medal sports when it returns to the Philippines next year. As of now, Mobile Legends: Bang Bang, a MOBA has been...
Hangzhou

Hangzhou opens its own esports town

Hangzhou, a city in China, has officially opened its 'esports town', an area that covers 3.94m square feet and cost approximately ¥2B RMB (£226 million) to construct. The complex was opened to...

SPIA Asia Awards – RIOT’s World Championship takes gold at SPIA

Sports industry professionals from around the world walked the 2018 SPIA Asia – Asia’s Sports Industry Awards & Conference red carpet yesterday (20th November) at a lavish Awards Gala attended by...

What’s on this week? – FPS is back on the menu – November 19th...

“What’s on this week?”, ESI's weekly feature letting you know just what’s going on in the wonderful world of esports in the next seven days. Each week, ESI will pick three events and...
Hangzhou Spark

Hangzhou Spark is the latest Overwatch League franchise to be revealed

The third and final Chinese expansion team that has joined the Overwatch League has been announced: the Hangzhou Spark. The newly-presented franchise is owned by Bilibili, an online entertainment company based in...
StarSeries i-League Season 7

StarSeries i-League Season 7 heads to Shanghai

StarLadder has announced StarSeries i-League Season 7, the latest iteration of its popular Counter-Strike: Global Offensive tournament series. Typically, StarSeries i-League competitions are held in Kiev, Ukraine, but Season 7 will take...
Rainbow Six Siege Ubisoft HyperX

Ubisoft, HyperX renew partnership for Rainbow Six Siege esports

Ubisoft has both extended and expanded its global partnership with HyperX for Rainbow Six Siege esports. It'll span from November 2018 to August 2019. During this time, HyperX will be the official...

Esports Event of the Year in Asia finalists announced for SPIA Asia awards

The Top 10 Thai finalists in four award categories have been announced by SPIA Asia – Asia’s Sports Industry Awards & Conference 2018 organisers, MMC Sportz. The list includes the Best Esports...
Chengdu Hunters

Chengdu Hunters revealed as fifth new Overwatch League franchise

Chengdu Hunters is the fifth of eight expansion franchises in the Overwatch League to be officially revealed to the world. Owned by livestreaming platform HUYA Inc., the Chengdu Hunters is the second...

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Clutch Gaming partners with streaming platform Bilibili

League of Legends team, Clutch Gaming has announced a partnership with live streaming service Bilibili. Clutch Gaming competes in the North American League Championship...