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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.

MTV to broadcast UCypher – India’s first esports league

In January it was revealed that Indian businessman and philanthropist, Ronnie Screwvala, had pledged $15m (£12m) in order to launch a major Indian esports league. Recent reports from the Economic Times, India suggest...

Fnatic to expand presence in Asia following partnership with B.O.O.T

Late last week esports juggernaut Fnatic announced a strategic partnership with Chinese esports agency B.O.O.T as they aim to expand their presence in Asia. The partnership means that B.O.O.T will manage the distribution of Fnatic...

Olympique Lyonnais launch FIFA esports team in Beijing

Most football clubs entering esports right now do so via FIFA and so in that regard, Lyon don't stand out. The one major point of difference though is that they're the...

ZOTAC announce $100,000 Dota 2 tournament to take place in Taiwan

ZOTAC, has announced the first ever ZOTAC CUP MASTERS in partnership with Battlefy.  The tournament will boast a $100,000 (£82,000) prize-pool and the eventual finals are set to take place from May 30th to June...

Daigo Umehara will head up new Cygames esports team

The developer behind Shadowverse, Cygames, has revealed that it is now sponsoring a new esports team which will be headed up by fighting games community star Daigo Umehara. The Japanese game developer announced...
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Nazara Games announces esports league & $20m investment for India

Mobile game publishing company Nazara Games has today announced the launch of an esports league in India. Nazara Games plans to invest approximately $20m (£16m) to develop the Indian esports ecosystem over the...

Shadowverse will feature Street Fighter V characters

Cygames has teamed up with Capcom in a partnership that will see characters from Street Fighter V appear in collectible card game Shadowverse.  Starting this Spring, gamers worldwide will be able to get...
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Faker’s switch to Twitch

Lee “Faker” Sang-hyeok is a name synonymous with success in League of Legends and esports. The Korean is considered one of, if not the best player in the world at the...
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Jun Yi Ho – Abyssus Gaming – Can Hearthstone be dethroned?

Jun Yi Ho is the Team Manager and Co-Founder of Abyssus Gaming, an esports organisation based in Singapore. It has a roster in Hearthstone and also has an events arm. We...

Ronnie Screwvala will invest $15 million in Indian esports

It has been announced that an Indian businessman and philanthropist, Ronnie Screwvala, has pledged to commit $15m (£12m) in order to launch a major Indian esports league.  USports, one of Screwvala's companies,...

Events

The Esports Insider Tour of London – A round-up

The first ESI Tour (#ESITour) went off without a hitch on Friday November 3rd as the team made their way around London donning some sublime...