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We Are Nations’ Patrick Mahoney on esports becoming pop culture

Esports and gaming are converging with other entertainment and leisure sectors and, slowly but surely, they're making their way into pop culture. From in-game concerts performed by popular DJs to celebrities...
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MiDNiTE on joining the Minnesota Call of Duty franchise

Only a few players and personalities within esports have had the opportunity to be part of the iconic OpTic Gaming family, and one of those people is Ashley "MiDNiTE" Glassel - a popular...
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OG on Against the Odds and Dota Pro Circuit changes

Dota 2 team OG - made up of Johan “N0tail” Sundstein, Sébastien “7ckngMad” Debs, Jesse “JerAx” Vainikka, Anathan "ana" Pham, and Topias “Topson” Taavitsainen - shocked the world in 2018 when it won The...

How WePlay! Esports aims to combine esports and entertainment

For a person that's spectating an esports event for the first time, it can be overwhelming, confusing, and, perhaps, boring. Everybody who understands is cheering at things that look insignificant to...
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Kalvin Chung – MnM Gaming – The current state of UK esports

UK-based esports organisation MnM Gaming has been paving the way for amateur and semi-professional players in the British esports scene since it was launched in 2014. Since ESI’s last interview with the...
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Cam Brierley – HitmarkerJobs – What are esports employers looking for?

With the meteoric rise of the esports industry comes a growing demand for skilled and driven people. With such a proliferation of jobs across the globe - including, at one point, 1000...
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Dimitri Vallette – Mars Media – From China to Disneyland Paris

International esports tournaments aim to capture the attention of esports enthusiasts from all over the world and event organisers are trying to do this by delivering something new and unexpected. A Major...
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Haodong Zhang & Matthew Woods – AFK Creators – Living off of live streaming

With the continual growth of the business surrounding live streaming, more and more esports athletes have become streamers to complement their esports career.  To help streamers kick off their careers smoothly,...
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Serge Vardanyan – WIN.gg – Moving up the ranks

Based out of Minnesota, WIN.gg is aiming to revolutionize the lower tiers of esports. With its ever-growing WINNERS League competition for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, it aims to offer amateur and semi-professional players...

Smash Summit – Jeffrey “Axe” Williamson – A mouse climbs a mountain

At one of the most stacked Smash events of the year Tempo Storm's Jeffrey "Axe" Williamson, an Arizona Pikachu player, defied the odds and won the Smash Summit. Making history as the...

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Pinnacle enters partnership with SpecialEffect

Curaçao-based sports betting provider Pinnacle has entered a partnership with UK-based charity SpecialEffect for the remainder of 2019. The deal includes the sportbook's donation of headline sponsorship...