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...
This week in esports

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...
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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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Dallas Morning News to provide coverage of Dallas Fuel

Daily newspaper The Dallas Morning News has announced that it will provide coverage of Overwatch League franchise Dallas Fuel for the remainder of the league's regular season. Having started on August 5th, Dallas Morning...
Florida Mayhem Gift of Life Marrow Registry

Misfits and Florida Mayhem partner with Gift of Life

North American organisation Misfits Gaming and its Overwatch League franchise Florida Mayhem have partnered with cancer charity Gift of Life. The partnership will see both Misfits and Florida Mayhem work with the charity to...
Houston Outlaws President

Houston Outlaws finds new President in Chris DeAppolonio

Overwatch League franchise Houston Outlaws has appointed Chris DeAppolonio as its new President. DeAppolonio previously served as the Executive Vice President of Partnerships at Infinite Esports & Entertainment, the owner of the franchise. In...
FACEIT Partners with Red Bull to Host M.E.O Season 2

FACEIT partners with Red Bull for M.E.O. Season 2

Tournament organiser FACEIT has announced a partnership with Red Bull to host the second season of Red Bull M.E.O., starting August 8th. The sseason will see mobile gamers compete across Clash Royale, Brawl...
Twitch Stream EU Copyright Directive

How the EU copyright directive affects esports live streams

A recurring series on Esports Insider is 'Ask the Esports Lawyers', where a guest post from global law firm Nixon Peabody tackles some of the more pressing - yet untouched - questions...

Events

Esports Live will have 200 in attendance under the bridge at...

The likes of Astralis, Microsoft, Immortals, ELEAGUE, FACEIT, ESL, the 76ers and more will be in attendance as speakers at the upcoming Esports Live...