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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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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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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 […]

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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 […]

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Skybox Technologies to test machine learning at BLAST Pro Series in 2020

Analysis and visualization company Skybox Technologies has launched a machine learning initiative for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. The competition will see artificial intelligence (AI) specialists test prediction models at BLAST Pro Series Copenhagen in 2020. Image: Skybox Technologies RELATED: Valve shares ruling on conflicts of interest at CS:GO Majors The CS:GO.ai initiative is comprised of two competitions: […]

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MDL Chengdu Major welcomes McLaren and Secretlab sponsorships

Mars Media has secured sponsorship from Secretlab and McLaren for the MDL Chengdu Major, which will wrap up on November 24th. Mars Media and Secretlab also worked together on this year’s MDL Disneyland Paris Major. Photo credit: Mars Media RELATED: Mars Media returns to China with Chengdu Major Zhang Yu, CEO of Mars Media discussed the Secretlab partnership in a release: “We […]