FACEIT Global Summit PUBG Classic

FACEIT hosting first global event in PUBG esports circuit

Event organiser FACEIT has been tapped to host the very first global event in the newly-launched PUBG esports circuit. Dubbed the FACEIT Global Summit: PUBG Classic, the tournament will take place at...
Clash of Clans World Championship

ESL to host Clash of Clans World Championship

Event organizer and production company ESL has partnered with game developer Supercell to host the Clash of Clans World Championship. Starting March 1st, the competition will span over six months with $1,000,000 (£775,390)...
Call of Duty World League Franchising

Activision Blizzard confirms Call of Duty franchised league

Following in the footsteps of the Overwatch League, Activision Blizzard has confirmed plans to launch a city-based franchised league for its popular FPS series Call of Duty. The revelation was made during the...

Hip-hop and esports: a match made in heaven

Pop culture may shift often but gaming has been a part of it for a long time, though it's arguably at its highest level of influence and popularity. Gaming captures the...
Stephen Chow appears in Invictus Gaming’s live stream

Famous actor & director Stephen Chow joins IG.LOL for a live stream

In January, Hong Kong famous actor and director Stephen Chow appeared in Chinese esports organisation Invictus Gaming's (IG) live stream for the promotion of his new film: The New King of...
Activision Blizzard Layoffs

Activision Blizzard announces 8% cut to workforce

During Activision Blizzard's Q4 2018 earnings call, the developer announced that it would be cutting 8% of its workforce. This move, as per an estimate based on the company's number of staff,...
Chinese government releases two new esports professions

The Chinese government recognises esports as a profession

On Jan.25, China’s Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security released a preliminary announcement for 15 new professions, which include “esports operators” and “esports players”. In this announcement, numerous emerging high-tech industries...
Betway ESL Renewal

Betway extends sponsorship of ESL through 2019

Betway has extended its partnership with ESL through 2019 with an option to renew for another year. It sees the online bookmaker retain its status as the exclusive betting sponsor of ESL's major...
Magic Gaming Orlando Health

Magic Gaming appoints Orlando Health as official medical team

NBA 2K League team Magic Gaming has announced a partnership that will see Orlando Health become its official medical team. The not-for-profit healthcare organisation will also act as a jersey sponsor for the team...
ESL Facebook Renewal

ESL and Facebook expand partnership on non-exclusive basis

Event organizer and production company ESL and Facebook Gaming have expanded their partnership to cover ESL's competitions on a non-exclusive basis. ESL's flagship circuit events, Intel Extreme Masters (IEM) and ESL One, and...

Events

Outlaws impress in CSGO and Mannequin Challenge

Outlaws, an esports team and academy launched in September by UltraPlay, has now won three gaming tournaments in a row.  After winning ESL Southeast European...