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VENN launches with $17M in seed funding

Video Game Entertainment & News Network (VENN), an esports network headed by Ariel Thorn and Ben Kusin, has been announced. The network, which is set to launch in 2020 with live studios in New York and Los Angeles, has raised $17 million (£13.61 million) in a seed funding round. Photo credit: VENN Kusin discussed the venture in a […]

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The Coalition and PGL detail Gears 5 esports program

Games developer The Coalition, together with event organiser PGL, has unveiled details for the upcoming Gears 5 esports program. The 2019-2020 season will provide opportunities for players of all skill levels from around the world to compete for $2 million (£1.9 million) worth of prize money. Image credit: The Coalition The season will be divided into […]

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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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Rowan University to launch esports program with N3rd Street Gamers

Rowan University has partnered with Philadelphia-based amateur esports network N3rd Street Gamers to develop a collegiate esports and academic program. The partnership will see N3rd Street Gamers invest over $1 million (£801,939) to build a 7,500 square foot facility dedicated to gaming on Rowan Boulevard in Glassboro, New Jersey. Image credit: N3rd Street Gamers Ali A. Houshmand, President […]

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Immersive Esports launches, backed by Immortals and Complexity Gaming

Immersive Systems Inc. has launched Immersive Esports, a mobile application that is “revolutionizing how fans follow pro esports.” The company also announced Complexity Gaming and Immortals Gaming Club as the founding partners of its partner program. Image credits: Immersive, Esports, StarLadder Immortals Gaming Club is the parent company of Immortals, MIBR, and OpTic Gaming; operating […]

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NRG Esports enters partnership with Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

North American organisation NRG Esports has named the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) as its new charitable partner through to 2020.  The partnership will see those who represent the organisation help to raise awareness and drive donations. Image credit: NRG esports Brett Lautenbach, President of NRG Esports discussed the partnership in a release: “I’m thrilled about this new […]

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NRG, Rogue and Luminosity secure Call of Duty franchises

NRG Esports, Rogue, and Luminosity Gaming have secured what’s expected to be the final three franchises in the upcoming Call of Duty league. NRG Esports has acquired Chicago, London is owned by Rogue’s parent company ReKTGlobal, and Luminosity Gaming’s parent company Enthusiast Gaming has bought Seattle alongside Aquilini Investment Group. Photo credit: Call of Duty ReKTGlobal, […]

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NJCAA reveals creation of esports association

The National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) has announced its esports association, NJCAA Esports. The NJCAA is the governing association of community college, state college, and junior college athletics in the United States. Image credit: NJCAA Dr. Christopher Parker, President and CEO of NJCAA discussed the development: “The growth trend of the esports industry has given […]