EU LCS

Riot Games to introduce franchising to EU LCS in 2019, spot buy-ins from £7m

The European League of Legends Championship Series, often abbreviated as EU LCS, is following suit from its North American equivalent by becoming a franchised league in 2019. ESPN has reported that franchising...
League of Legends

Riot Games UK & LVP working on UK tournament, Forge of Champions

Riot Games UK's Head of Esports, Mo Fadl, has revealed that the company plans to host a tournament for the company's home nation, called Forge of Champions. The competition will be in...

Scottish Esports League season one to start soon with multiple titles

Season one of Esports Scotland’s Scottish Esports League (SEL) is due to start soon, with multiple publishers backing the programme and various titles set to play out throughout the season. The confirmed...
Irelands EStars Lucozade

Three Ireland’s EStars welcomes Lucozade as partner

Three Ireland's Estars has announced its partnership with Lucozade Energy to assist with delivering the tournament, both online and on the road. The partnership, which has been set as a two-year deal,...
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Shadow.gg teams with Battlefy to provide collegiate analytics

Shadow.gg, an analytics platform for teams who compete professionally in League of Legends, has partnered with Battlefly, an esports competition platform. This venture will provide Battlefy with match data from Riot's...

Super League Gaming expands league roster and adds four new teams

Super League Gaming, one of the world’s top amateur esports leagues, has announced the addition of four new teams with an expansion of its league roster.  These are the Atlanta Bashers,...

ESI Gambling Report: Can franchising help to commercialise esports betting?

In this week's edition of the ESI Gambling Report, we take a comprehensive look into the future of franchise esports and how it can drive gambling to higher altitudes, specifically in...
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The Esports Roundtable: Romain Bigeard, OpTic Gaming

In the latest episode of esports podcast The Esports Roundtable, host Joe Hills talks to Romain Bigeard, the General Manager of League of Legends for OpTic Gaming about his history in...
State Farm NA LCS

NA League Championship Series partners with State Farm

The NA League Championship Series (NALCS), has announced a partnership with State Farm just in time with the series getting underway once more. This brand new sponsor is currently working in traditional...
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Team SoloMid receives sponsorship from Dr Pepper

It has been revealed that Team SoloMid, frequently referred to as TSM, has added Dr Pepper to its growing list of sponsors. Announced by Dr Pepper itself, this move has been...