Tag Archives: eSports

Microsoft and ESL team up for Xbox Live esports tournaments

It has been revealed that esports league ESL and Microsoft are working together to ensure that ESL tournaments can soon be integrated on the Xbox Live tournaments platform.  This move will allow companies to organise events within their games through Xbox Live. This is one small step for esports, and one giant leap for console esports titles and tournament providers. This …

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Swedish firm Yamzu brings the esports scene to amateurs

Based in Stockholm Yamzu is a newly launched tournament platform that enables amateur players to compete in esports tournaments for cash and prizes. Currently the platform caters strictly to League of Legends players but more games are due to be added in the near future. Less than a month following its release, Yamzu has had over 1700 registrations. Yamzu CEO Asiad Majeed …

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Canada’s TSN launches esports section

The Sports Network (TSN) is the biggest sports network in Canada meaning that the world of esports moves another rung up the ladder with the announcement that it has launched its own esports section.  Known as the ESPN of Canada, it’s hot on the heels of its US cousin, which itself recently committed itself to contributing dedicated esports content. Yahoo is another major …

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The first Esports Industry Awards to be hosted by Hardy & Bradbury

The very first Esports Industry Awards will take place at The Brewery in London on November 21st with big name hosts in the form of gaming industry presenter Julia Hardy and The Gadget Show’s Jason Bradbury. MBN Events has teamed up with NewBay Media, owner of both MCV and Develop, to launch the Esports Industry Awards. This is a new event …

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Anthony Werkman – Betway – Fnatical about esports

Betway is betting big on esports. As one of the foremost promoters of esports amongst the UK’s major bookmakers, it recently sponsored a Betway Fight Night between Team Fnatic and Team Astralis. We spoke to Director of Marketing and Operations at Betway Anthony Werkman about this, how its carving out a reputation in esports communities and the particular need for a separate …

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Christina Alejandre and Min-Sik Ko join Turner’s ELeague

It has been announced that Christina Alejandre and Min-Sik Ko have been appointed as executives of the ELeague; the forthcoming televised esports league in the States. The ELeague, which is a joint effort between Turner Broadcasting and agency WME | IMG, will launch in May and show regular Counter-Striker: Global Offensive tournaments. Min-Sik Ko will take on the position of Commissioner whilst …

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Yahoo Esports goes live with Rene, Gafford, Cocke and Walker

After much anticipation Yahoo has today announced the launch of Yahoo Esports. The company is looking for it to follow the lead of its successful Yahoo Sports product, and the esports section will look to provide the best experience by providing news and video content. It will initially focus on five titles; League of Legends, CS:GO, Heroes of the Storm, Streetfighter …

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Jake Smith & Cameron Robinson – RankR Esports – It’s all about the players

RankR is aiming to become the home of esports, where the community can meet to find an opponent for any game, join a team (or build and manage one) or find upcoming events and read news from the industry as a whole.  Whilst the past year has seen an increasing number of esports suppliers and operators, in varying capacities, the …

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ESL and Intel link up to support diversity in gaming

An organisation named AnyKey has been created by Intel and ESL with the aim of pushing for more diversity in esports. The collaborative effort has the tagline ‘For the fair and inclusive future of gaming’, and a statement on the site reads as follows: “Our Mission is to help create fair and inclusive spaces in esports for women and other underrepresented …

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DraftKings drops esports sponsorships

Late last week it was announced that DraftKings has decided to pull its sponsorships of major esports organisations. It’s believed that this is due to the mounting costs of the daily fantasy sports operator’s numerous legal battles in states throughout the US. In September DraftKings was one of many companies committing to esports financially, and it agreed deals with the …

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