US university offers first Smash Ultimate scholarship program

The University of California, Irvine (UCI) plans to institute a Super Smash Bros. Ultimate scholarship team for the upcoming 2019-2020 academic year. Thanks to a $50,000 donation from the owners of Street...

Microsoft, Sony & Nintendo agree to disclose loot box odds

The Entertainment Software Association (ESA) has announced Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo have agreed to implement new policies surrounding the disclosure of odds for randomised in-game items and loot boxes. ESA stated the...
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Mogul and Alliance announce the Dota 2 Alliance League

Australian esports tournament platform Mogul has announced the Dota 2 Alliance League tournament series with a $100,000 (£82,000) prize pool up for grabs. The league is in partnership with esports organisation Alliance who...
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This week in esports: Kappa, Bumble, Honda, Toyota

This week in esports saw Kappa become the latest sportswear brand to enter esports, dating app Bumble launch an all-female team with Gen.G esports, Honda expand its presence through Riot Games'...
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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" - a popular...

ESI Gambling Report: StarLadder Major Preview

Counter-Strike’s most elite teams are enjoying a well-deserved player break before the dial gets cranked right back up to eleven. In two weeks, the best of the best will clash in...
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A look at the ESI London agenda: four tracks, 100 speakers

The countdown is on! There is just over a month until ESI London returns on September 16-17th. This year's event is heading to a new location in Twickenham Stadium, the home of English Rugby. Going bigger...

Shanghai unveils plans to boost domestic esports industry

A number of departments within the Shanghai government organised the 2019 Global Esports Conference on August 3rd, discussing how to accelerate the development of its national esports industry. At the conference, Pudong...
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Excel Esports names Grant Rousseau as Head of Operations

United Kingdom-based organisation Excel Esports has hired Grant Rousseau as its Head of Operations. Rousseau will oversee the development of Excel Esports' processes and operations on both the performance side and organisationally. Rousseau spoke...
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Riot Games announces Honda as automotive partner of LCS

Riot Games has named automobile manufacturer Honda as the exclusive automotive sponsor of its North American competition League of Legends Championship Series (LCS). The deal will launch starting with the Summer Split Playoffs, which begin...

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Caesars’ new Vegas production studio will involve esports

In association with Sidekick Productions, Caesars Entertainment has launched a new Las Vegas based production studio.  Word is that it's hoped that esports will play...