All Esports

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 […]

All Esports

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 […]

All Esports

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 […]

All Esports

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 […]

All Esports

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 […]

All Esports

ESL Collegiate partners with West Coast Conference

ESL has announced a partnership with the West Coast Conference (WCC) for ESL Collegiate‘s Fall 2019 season. The West Coast Conference will join the BIG EAST Conference as the latest to join ESL Collegiate’s growing network. Image credit: ESL Collegiate RELATED: ESL and Big Ten Network launch collegiate League of Legends season Yvette Martinez, CEO of ESL […]

All Esports

New Jersey accepts first esports wagers

The New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE) gave approval for the state’s licensed sportsbooks to accept wagers on the recent League of Legends World Championship finals. The ruling marks the first time the Garden State saw wagers placed on esports, following suit from Nevada, which accepted its first esports bet on IEM Oakland in 2016 […]

All Esports

This week in Chinese esports: Beijing-Haidian, Shanghai

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 Shanghai announced as the host of next year’s LoL World Championship and Beijing-Haidian release new digital policies. Beijing-Haidian releases multiple policies to support digital cultural industry Photo credit: The Beijing […]

All Esports

G2 Esports enters League of Legends partnership with Mastercard

Berlin-based organisation G2 Esports has announced a League of Legends-specific partnership with financial services corporation Mastercard. The deal will see the parties collaborate on behind-the-scene content and fan-focused activations. Logo credits: G2 Esports, Mastercard RELATED: G2 Esports enters strategic partnership with Hdac Technology Carlos “Ocelote” Rodriguez, CEO of G2 Esports discussed the partnership in a release: “League of Legends […]