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Asia

Find out all the latest news from the Asian esports industry here! From the newest partners in the LPL to what is happening to the Asian esports mobile landscape.

Galaxy Battles has major status revoked by Valve just weeks before tournament

The Galaxy Battles Major hosted by Fallout Gaming has had its major status and Valve involvement revoked, with the game developer citing “unreasonable infringements on the privacy of the players” as...

Watch out esports: Japan is coming

After a decades-long estrangement, Japan could finally be making a real entry into the esports world in 2018, following news from the Japanese Esports Association (JeSPA) that "pro licenses" would be...

KSV Esports acquires League of Legends world champions Samsung Galaxy

KSV esports, the organisation that holds the Overwatch League Seoul spot has today announced its expansion into League of Legends with the acquisition of recently crowned world champions Samsung Galaxy.  The move...
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PUBG coming to mobile, starting with China

PUBG could soon see a release on mobile, thanks to a decision announced by the game's publishers' Chinese partners, the tech giant Tencent.   Bluehole Studio's tense shooter, PLAYERUNKNOWN'S BATTLEGROUNDS, seems unable to go...

Arrest warrant issued for Jun Byung-hun, former KeSPA chairman

Investigations around KeSPA aides continue, with Jun Byung-hun, a former presidential secretary denying bribery charges levied against him. It is now believed that an arrest warrant has been issued for the...
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Riot Korea announces LoL Park, will broadcast LCK themselves

Riot Games is seeking yet more autonomy in the premiere League of Legends esports scene, as Riot Korea announces the creation of a brand new studio in Seoul. The new arena, handed...
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KeSPA offices raided, amidst allegations of embezzlement

KeSPA offices have been raided as part of an investigation into embezzlement of KeSPA funds as well as bribes received by aides of a former KeSPA chairman. The reports have surfaced...

KSV acquires top HotS teams MVP Black and MVP Miracle

KSV has announced the acquisition of both MVP Black and MVP Miracle, two leading Korean Heroes of the Storm teams.  This is another stepping stone in KSV's goal to field a team across...

ESL One Dota 2 returns to Genting, Malaysia with $400,000 up for grabs

ESL has announced its first Dota 2 event of 2018, which will take place in Malaysia between the 23rd-28th January. The tournament will be classed as a minor on the new...
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KeSPA expelled from the Integrated Korean Olympic Committee, hopes to return

The Korea eSports Association ("KeSPA") has been expelled from the Integrated Korean Olympic Committee, Kukinews has reported. It has later been reported by Inven Global, in English, that although normal rules would...

Events

ESI London is back and bigger than ever before

Esports Insider is gearing up to host its flagship event, ESI London (#ESILondon), for a second year. Having already carved out a reputation for itself...