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ESL One to host Dota 2 Major in Los Angeles

ESL has announced that Los Angeles will play host to an upcoming Dota 2 Major with ESL One Los Angeles on March 20th-22nd. The event marks the first time that ESL will have hosted Dota 2 tournament on the West Coast of the states. Image credit: ESL RELATED: ESL Collegiate partners with West Coast Conference The tournament will be […]

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Cloud9 fined by Riot Games for violating LCS rules

North American organisation Cloud9 has been fined by Riot Games after it was found to have violated LCS rules. According to Riot Games, Cloud9 issued equity through an “employee stock plan” to seven players over the course of 16 months. Photo credit: Riot Games RELATED: LCS Scouting Grounds rebrands as Honda Scouting Grounds Cloud9 didn’t notify Riot […]

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This week in Chinese esports: LPL All-Stars, Li-Ning

As part of our partnership with China Electronic Athletics, we’re bringing you the biggest headlines from the esports industry in China every week. This week in Chinese esports saw the LPL All-Stars event announce its location and Li-Ning enter a partnership with Knives Out. LPL All-Stars event announced to be held in Hainan Image credit: LPL TJ Sports […]

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Riot Games and 4Entertainment to launch Belgian and Dutch leagues

Riot Games has partnered with events and broadcasting company 4Entertainment to create national League of Legends leagues for the Netherlands and Belgium. Although Riot Games still considers the Benelux as one region, Belgium and the Netherlands will have their own separate leagues, complete with €25,000 (£21.361.35) prize pools. RELATED: League of Legends World Championship to head to Shanghai in 2020 […]

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British Esports Association, Esports News UK assist UK Proving Grounds

Grassroots League of Legends event UK Proving Grounds has received support from British Esports Association and Esports News UK. In return for British Esports Association and Esports News UK both providing £200 in prizes for the winning team, the event has been named the British Esports & ENUK Proving Grounds. Image credit: British Esports Association RELATED: British Esports Association […]

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Pentanet.GG plans to turn Perth into esports hub

Perth-based esports brand Pentanet.GG has unveiled plans to turn the local area into an international esports hub. Pentanet.GG is backed by Western Australia internet service provider Pentanet, which is looking to build a professional league with dedicated servers in Perth. Logo credit: Pentanet.GG RELATED: Neosurf strikes multi-year deal with EHPC in Australia Stephen Cornish, Managing Director […]

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ESL PRO LEAGUE: Grayhound eliminate ORDER

Grayhound Gaming claimed a dominant win of 2-0 over ORDER this Monday, but skipped the last Electric Sports League game for the second year in a row. The closure of the ESL Pro League S10 Oceania was pretty narrow, but in the two fast rounds, Grayhound had other plans to decimate their opponents and win […]

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Premier Tour brews up partnership with Tchibo

Coffee brand Tchibo FOR BLACK ‘N WHITE is the latest partner to be announced for Riot Games‘ Premier Tour. Tchibo will give free coffee to the attendees of Premier Tour’s finals in Neu-Ulm on November 30th. Image credit: Premier Tour RELATED: Deutsche Telekom becomes official partner of Premier Tour Riot Games has added a bevy of partnerships for […]