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What went down on day one of ESI London

Franchising in esports, the convergence of pop culture and esports, and the potential of mobile esports; these are just some of the topics that were discussed on the first day of ESI London. Take into account the networking opportunities and it’s undeniable that the event has not been one to miss so far. Photo credit: […]

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BLAST Premier announced with $4.25M prize pool for 2020

BLAST Pro Series has announced a new Counter-Strike: Global Offensive tournament series, BLAST Premier, which will have a total annual prize pool of $4.25 million (£3.4 million) in 2020. The circuit will have two season finals and a Global Final where the winning team will take home $500,000 (£399,807.50) and $1,000,000 (£799,615) respectively. [embedded content] […]

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BLAST Pro Series Global Final heads to Bahrain

BLAST Pro Series is taking its 2019 Global Final to Bahrain with a total prize pool of $500,000 (£401,225). The event will take place on December 13-14th, acting as the culmination of this year’s circuit.  Image credit: BLAST Pro Series Robbie Douek, CEO of BLAST Pro Series discussed the decision in a release: “Bahrain is […]

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Riot Games increases professionalism of four European Regional Leagues

League of Legends developer Riot Games has announced off-season changes for four of its European Regional Leagues, aiming to increase their professionalism. The goal is to bring the leagues closer to the LoL European Championship (LEC) by creating a more professional atmosphere and system. Photo credit: Riot Games The leagues that will changed are Spain’s SuperLiga Orange, France’s Ligue […]

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Battalion 1944 added to the bill at epic28

UK-based event organiser epic.LAN has teamed up with developer Bulkhead and custom PC company Chillblast to host a Battalion 1944 competition at its upcoming event. The tournament has a prize pool that will be based on the amount of teams that sign up to compete, ranging from £6,000 to £15,000. Image credit: Battalion 1944 Aaron Baker, Community Manager at Bulkhead […]

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Esports Regulatory Congress to host event in Barcelona

On September 23-24th, the Esports Regulatory Congress will take place at the Renaissance Barcelona Fira Hotel in Barcelona, Spain. The event will provide opportunities for networking with prominent industry figures and is said to be the first international esports regulations event. Logo credit: Esports Regulatory Congress The Esports Regulatory Congress will bring together more than […]

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DreamHack and ESL to launch ESL Pro Tour CS:GO circuit

MTG properties DreamHack ​and ESL​ have announced the introduction of a new Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) tournament circuit, ​ESL Pro Tour. The circuit will link over 20 ESL and DreamHack tournaments & leagues across five continents and feature a total prize pool of more than $5 million (£4.1 million) in 2020. Photo credit: ESL Tournaments in the ESL […]