Overwatch – Why it had to win ‘Best Newcomer 2016’

For a game released in May 2016, to be crowned ‘Best new esports title’ in November is quite a feat.  It would be underplaying it a little to say that Blizzard’s Overwatch...

Scrub League Weekly – EVO gambling & the Scrub League awards picks

It’s a debate-heavy episode this week on Scrub League, as hosts Colin, Kevin and Samantha discuss (read: yell at each other about) EVO’s confirmation that there will be no officially sanctioned...

This week in Esports: First legal wagers taken in Nevada, Twitch partner with TSM...

The biggest news this week comes from Las Vegas, Nevada, where William Hill became the first sportsbook to take legal wager on esports. Other highlights include Twitch partnering with TSM and C9 and the inaugural eSports industry awards night.  William...

This week in Esports: Sportradar partner with DOJO, beIN win broadcasting rights for e-Ligue...

It's been another bustling week of news in esports, with new commercial partnerships dominating our weekly news roundup this week.  The biggest story to report is what's rumoured to be a partnership...

Betting preview: The Boston Major ante-post

When writing a betting preview, it's tough to analyse and have a look at anything except the ante-post. Whilst there is a plethora of games being played in esports, due to...

Scrub League Weekly – Escaping Donald Trump with Northern Arena

Episode 29 from our friends at Scrub League. If you’re looking for a little escapism from the Trumped-up reality we now find ourselves in, may we suggest streaming Northern Arena this...

This week in Esports: GG.bet announce further sponsorship, Overwatch League announced and Gfinity grows

As you're all probably well aware by now - esports never has a quiet week. The highlights we've picked out from another busy seven days are the following:  GG.bet sponsoring Luminosity...

How to build the stars of the future in esports

One of the most engaging panels at the LA Intel Buzz Workshop on Wednesday featured the CEOs of four major esports organisations discussing their views on recruitment and player development. Team...
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The Pond – A crowded calendar

The Pond returns with a look at the congested calendar of top level CS:GO. The current calendar could be defined as anything from chaotic, to maddening, to one like a crowded...

Scrub League Weekly – Street Fighter truth bombs, Canada Cup & the Olympics

Get your note pads out, Street Fighter fans. SFV pro Van Nguyen stops by Scrub League this week to drop some fighting game knowledge on hosts Colin, Kevin and Samantha. The Toronto-based Set...

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H1Z1 Pro League reportedly set to close operations

Daybreak Games and Twin Galaxies are reportedly set to close operations of the H1Z1 Pro League after just one split. The competitive league was announced...