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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...

Luminosity signs a partnership with GG.Bet

Another big organisation has established a deal with a gambling operator. It has been announced that GG.Bet has partnered with Luminosity Gaming and they've signed a year long deal.  A GG.Bet representative stated: "We're all very...

Hashtag United sign two new FIFA pros

Hashtag United have added two new FIFA players to their ranks with Ivan 'BorasLegend' Lapanje and Tassal 'Tass' Rushan joining.  Harry Hesketh, who won a tournament at West Ham's London Stadium recently,...

Meltdown team up with HTC to bring VR to bars with Vive Nights

A partnership has been signed between HTC and esports bar franchise Meltdown which will see bar patrons given the opportunity to try out and compete against one another on the HTC Vive from...

Matt Nausha unveiled as Counter Logic Gaming’s Esports Director

Counter Logic Gaming have recently announced that Matt Nausha has been appointed as their new Esports Director. https://twitter.com/clgaming/status/796082714793213953 The press release on their website reveals that Nausha (also known under tag 'Trinitiii') is, and remains, the...

Spanish Federation of Video Games and Esports to be created

Marca have broken the news that an agreement between the Spanish Institute of Youth ("INJUVE") and the National Association for the Promotion of Digital Entertainment ("ANFED") will see the Spanish Federation...

Paul Sheridan – Reflex Gaming – Born out of frustration

Paul Sheridan is a young entrepreneur from Dublin, who alongside Tomas McKinless, founded Reflex Gaming in 2015. The pair have secured significant seed funding in their first round, and are currently...

Team NP reveals GG.BET as second sponsor

The new Dota 2 team, Team NP, took to their website to reveal their second sponsor. This one comes from the gambling industry and is esports specialist GG.Bet. https://twitter.com/ggbetofficial/status/796440037562974212?lang=en-gb The relatively fresh roster...

The VitalBet CSGO Balkan Pro League so far

Galaxy Group and UltraPlay recently announced the VitalBet Balkan Pro League as well as the teams that will feature and the format of the tournament.  The CSGO tournament features eight regional teams that will...

Paul ‘ReDeYe’ Chaloner on FIFA as an esport and the future

Paul ‘ReDeYe’ Chaloner is a name synonymous with esports. The esteemed host, commentator and analyst has been in and around the industry for the best part of two decades, commentating on...