Steffen Thomsen – Copenhagen Flames – Lifting Danish esports

Steffen Thomsen is the founder and director of Copenhagen Flames. He recently made the decision, not to mention impressive commitment, to leave his position at Danske Spil Oddset to focus on the Flames full...

Scrub League Weekly – BlizzCon rip off and collegiate esports in Toronto

This week on Scrub League, Colin, Kevin and Sam collectively cock their eyebrows at the "virtual" ticket for BlizzCon. Listen to find out what between $40 and $75 bucks gets you...

Misfits win $100,000 in Overwatch Open Final

European team Misfits were the unlikely victors in the Overwatch Open grand final on Friday, and took home $100,000 (£77,378).  This means Misfits have a place in history after earning the highest payout...

Steve Aoki becomes the latest esports entrant and owner

Steve Aoki, DJ and Music Producer, has become the latest well known figure to purchase an esports team after he became an owner of team Rogue.  Aoki made the announcement at Twitch's #TwitchCon...

46 countries represented in Overwatch MSI MGA 2016 Championship

After one month of feverish online registration, the Overwatch MSI MGA 2016 Online Qualifiers are now ready to kick off on October 4 in the Americas, followed by Europe (October 7) and...

NiP and Betway agree ‘high six-figure’ sponsorship deal

Betway and Ninjas in Pyjamas (NiP) announced late last night that they have joined forces. This 'high six figure' deal makes the British company the second mainstream gambling company to sponsor a team,...

Ultraplay unleashes OutLaws Esports Academy

Bulgaria's recent and largest esports tournament to date, Game Evolution, has inspired the competition's main partner and sponsor UltraPlay to open an esports academy, OutLaws, to nurture young talent in the region.  Advanced...

Team dignitas bought by NBA’s Philadelphia 76ers

One of the oldest names in professional esports, Team Dignitas, have announced a takeover by NBA's Philadelphia 76ers franchise. Part of this deal includes a buy-out of the organisation Apex, who...

Blizzard announces final Overwatch World Cup teams

Of the 50 countries that entered a team into the qualification for the Overwatch World Cup, only 16 have made it.  Blizzard has now announced which teams were successful and which will compete...

August sees Overwatch jump to fifth most watched esport on Twitch

In the month of August there was only ever going to be one esport which was the most watched; Dota 2.  Thanks to The International with its $20m plus largely crowdfunded prize...

Events

ECS announces new Season 3 venues

FACEIT and the Esports Championship Series (ECS) have announced where they will be hosting the third season of their league. The announcement was split...