2019 Predictions

Five predictions for the esports industry in 2019

2018 is over, and nobody will deny that it was a ridiculous year for the esports industry. Celebrity investors, new competitions, almost-unbelievable organisation valuations, and a plethora of incredible game play...
WSOE 3

WSOE chooses Fortnite for third event in its tournament series

World Showdown of Esports (WSOE) has announced the third stop in its tournament series, and it'll see 100 players take part in popular Battle Royale title Fortnite. WSOE 3 will take place...
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Soulja Boy intends to start his own esports organisation

Recording artist and entrepreneur DeAndre Cortez Way, better known under the guise of Soulja Boy, has announced his intentions of starting his own esports organisation. He has dabbled in the gaming industry...
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Challengermode partners with DreamHack Spain to expand NEL

Tournament platform Challengermode has partnered with DreamHack Spain to expand its National Esports Leagues (NEL) initiative into the Iberian Peninsula, now providing leagues in Spain and Portugal. Encom Games is the license-holder of...

CS:GO releases battle royale and becomes free-to-play

Valve announced late yesterday evening that Counter-Strike: Global Offensive will now become free to play, as well as a smaller iteration of the ever-popular battle royale game mode we've seen dominated...

Socios Esports launches Battle Royale sponsorship program

Socios Esports, powered by cryptocurrency company chiliZ, has committed to expanding its presence in the esports industry by launching a sponsorship programme aimed at Fortnite and PUBG teams. Nine teams have been...
Challonge

Challonge launches new format for Battle Royale and fighting games

Competition platform Challonge has introduced a 'Free for All' format on its platform aimed at Battle Royale and fighting games. The format will allow tournament organisers to host competitions with a free-for-all...

EStars Fortnite Championship to take place at the Emirates, Celtic Park, Stamford Bridge and...

EStars has announced plans for a series of Fortnite tournaments that are set to be hosted at a number of top Football stadiums across the UK including the Emirates Stadium and Stamford Bridge in...
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SLIVER.tv, Tencent Games partner for Ring of Elysium channel

Blockchain entertainment platform SLIVER.tv has entered a partnership with Tencent Games to host a 24/7 channel for the developer's new Battle Royale game, Ring of Elysium. The channel will utilise Theta rewards,...
H1Z1 Pro League

H1Z1 Pro League reportedly set to close operations

Daybreak Games and Twin Galaxies are reportedly set to close operations of the H1Z1 Pro League after just one split. The competitive league was announced in October 2017 and was launched on...

Events

Varsity Games and ESL UK announce Leicester debut for Derby Series

Students of Leicester will know all too well the rivalry between De Montfort and Leicester universities.  On March 11th this will take on a whole...