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VENN launches with $17M in seed funding

Video Game Entertainment & News Network (VENN), an esports network headed by Ariel Thorn and Ben Kusin, has been announced. The network, which is set to launch in 2020 with live studios in New York and Los Angeles, has raised $17 million (£13.61 million) in a seed funding round. Photo credit: VENN Kusin discussed the venture in a […]

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Pinnacle bets on GRID as esports data partner

Curaçao-based sports and esports betting provider Pinnacle has appointed GRID as its official esports data partner. The deal sees GRID provide rights to its esports data so Pinnacle can implement it into its esports offering. Logo credit: Pinnacle, GRID Marco Blume, Trading Director of Pinnacle discussed the partnership: “We’ve gone from being one of the […]

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Esports Integrity Coalition rebrands to Esports Integrity Commission

Esports Integrity Coalition has rebranded to Esports Integrity Commission, as announced during ESI London. The not-for-profit association has changed its identity to “more meaningfully target the integrity needs of the esports industry.” Logo credit: Esports Integrity Commission Ian Smith, Commissioner of Esports Integrity Commission discussed the rebrand: “I am really proud that we have reached the […]

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CSGO game bots just got better in the latest update

Valve released a slight Counter-Strike update: yesterday’s Global Offensive. The primary shift in deathmatch mode is the goal of the bots. According to Valve, “an interactive decision-making structure centred on conduct forests” modified the deathmatch bots. You can enable the new artificial intelligence of the bots on your own server by opening the console and […]

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Jerry Colangelo on Team USA Collapse: ‘This Will Bother Me Until the 2020 Olympics’

LOS ANGELES — Disappointing. Embarrassing. A reason for reevaluation. Just a few of the words and phrases that flooded the internet in the aftermath of USA Basketball’s seventh-place finish at the FIBA World Cup. It was the U.S.’s worst finish in a major international tournament, slipping below the humiliating sixth-place Team USA picked up at […]