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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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Pro Play Esports launches online tournament platform

Mexican event organiser Pro Play Esports has launched with the aim of giving casual players a chance to compete for money and practice against other competitors. Pro Play Esports will host short tournament seasons every three months, regional leagues, and a ‘Grand Slam’ event that wraps up each season. Logo credit: Pro Play Esports The company’s regional […]

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Godsent returns by merging with The Final Tribe

Swedish organisation Godsent has announced its return after it ceased operations in June 2018. The Final Tribe, another Swedish organisation, has acquired all of Godsent’s assets, rights, and accounts. Going forward, its players will represent the Godsent brand. Image credit: Godsent Godsent ceased its activities last year with the buyout of its CS:GO team by Red […]

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GIRLGAMER Esports Festival heads to Dubai for World Finals

GIRLGAMER Esports Festival is taking its World Finals to Dubai, UAE on December 12-14th. The event, which will be hosted at the Meydan Grandstand, will include a business conference and an awards ceremony alongside the main competition. Photo credit: GIRLGAMER Fernando Pereira, President of Grow uP eSports discussed the venture: “We are very enthusiastic about bringing our event to Dubai […]

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What’s on this week? Ft LEC Playoffs

n‘What’s on this week?’ is ESI’s weekly feature letting you know just what’s going on in the wonderful world of esports in the next seven days. Each week, ESI picks a selection of events and provides a brief overview of what’s going down, where it’s taking place, and how you can watch it. We start the week […]

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Mastercard expands Riot Games partnership to cover LCS

Riot Games has expanded its global partnership with Mastercard to include the League of Legends Championship Series (LCS). The extended deal will begin with this weekend’s LCS Summer Split Finals in Detroit, with Mastercard helping sponsoring the opening ceremonies. Backstage tours, VIP viewing with professional players, and meet-and-greets have been confirmed for cardholders too. Logo credits: LCS, Mastercard Cheryl […]

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What’s on this week? Ft TI9 Grand Final

‘What’s on this week?’ is ESI’s weekly feature letting you know just what’s going on in the wonderful world of esports in the next seven days. Each week, ESI picks a selection of events and provides a brief overview of what’s going down, where it’s taking place, and how you can watch it. The International 2019 is, […]