Console esports boost – ESL to power up PS4 competitive gaming

In a big win for console esports supporters ESL has announced today that it will integrate ESL competitive gaming systems and technology into the new 'Tournaments' feature on PlayStation 4 (PS4™)...
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The Pond: The past month in UK Esports

Welcome to The Pond. A new weekly opinion series on all things esports. This week, I'm taking a peek at what the UK esports scene has been up to. It'll mainly be...

The ‘Yelp for pot’ sponsors Smash Summit 3

Weedmaps, best described as the "Yelp for pot" by the LA Times, has become a sponsor of Smash Summit 3.  The tournament, which boasts a $10,000 (£8,100) prize pool, is taking place...

West Ham hosted a pro clubs FIFA esports tournament

West Ham United's London Stadium played host to the world's first FIFA tournament featuring pro players from traditional football clubs, with the eventual winner representing the odd one out.  Schalke 04, Wolfsburg, Man...

Tour the first dedicated esports arena in Las Vegas

Delegates attending next week's Esports and Casinos Resorts conference in Las Vegas will have the chance to take a tour of the city's first dedicated esports arena.  This opportunity is due to...

Yamzu selected for BDL Accelerate in Lebanon

Swedish based startup firm, Yamzu, has revealed that it has been selected to participate in the upcoming global startup competition BDL Accelerate that takes place in Beirut, Lebanon from November 2nd...

Coca-Cola in esports: the Power Level Cup

Coca-Cola announced this week the introduction of the "Power Level Cup". The initiative takes two Swedish esports players - Henrik 'AdmiralBulldog' Ahnberg and Zaiban 'zAAz' Turkie and matches them up with two...

Blaine Graboyes – GameCo – The video game casino

Blaine Graboyes is the CEO of GameCo, one of a select few, but undoubtedly increasing, number of suppliers looking to bring esports into casinos.  Prior to speaking at the Esports and Casino...

AlphaDraft to shut down: the latest fantasy esports casualty

AlphaDraft took to email yesterday to inform its' customers that it would no longer continue operations after the conclusion of the League of Legends World Championship. The email, sent to customers read...

Multiplay unveils UK esports studio

At the UK Masters this week Multiplay unveiled its new UK esports studio. Multiplay, which was founded in 1997, is best known for organising both the popular Masters League (which runs competitions...

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JD Sports partners with HyperX and Samsung for JDX

UK-based trainer and sports fashion retailer JD Sports has announced HyperX and Samsung as sponsors of its JDX esports competition.  The deal will see both brands provide gaming equipment for the...