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LetsPlay.Live taps Vodafone as sponsor of High School League

Australasian esports tournament organiser LetsPlay.Live has expanded its Vodafone deal to cover the High School League. Its league, which is in its fourth year, sees students from across the region compete in Dota 2 and Clash Royale. Image credit: LetsPlay.Live RELATED: Vodafone Giants enters partnership with Nike Duane Mutu, Director of LetsPlay.Live, discussed the deal in […]

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Legacy Esports gears up with Razer partnership

Australian esports organisation Legacy Esports has entered a partnership with gaming peripherals company Razer. Legacy Esports’ players and content creators will have access to Razer’s gaming peripherals, including mice, headsets and keyboards. Photo credit: Legacy Esports RELATED: Legacy Esports calls in Optus as latest partner The deal will also see Legacy Esports teams invited to field-test and provide […]

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Hearthstone Masters Tour enlists ESL and DreamHack

Blizzard Entertainment has announced that it will be expanding the Hearthstone Masters Tour for the 2020 season. The circuit will double from three tournaments to six, with each event boasting a $250,000 (£190,700) prize pool. Crowdfunding initiatives which contribute towards prize money will also be implemented. Photo credit: Blizzard Entertainment RELATED: ESL Pro Tour launched for […]

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Fortnite Summer Smash to return to Australian Open

The Australian Open – a professional tennis showcase – will host a Fortnite tournament at the event in Melbourne Park on February 1st-2nd. The Fortnite Summer Smash will make its return to the Grand Slam tennis tournament after last year’s showing at the Australian Open 2019 in January. Image credit: Australian Open RELATED: Respawn Products […]

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Global Esports Federation launches in partnership with Tencent

A new global governing body for the esports ecosystem, the Global Esports Federation, has launched with the backing of Chinese multinational conglomerate Tencent. Encompassing the entire esports ecosystem, the new body aims to govern players, organisations, commercial partners, and more. Photo credit: Global Esports Federation RELATED: Tencent acquires majority stake in developer Supercell With the burgeoning […]

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Global Esports Federation launches in partnership with Tencent

A new global governing body for the esports ecosystem, the Global Esports Federation, has launched with the backing of Chinese multinational conglomerate Tencent. Encompassing the entire esports ecosystem, the new body aims to govern players, organisations, commercial partners, and more. Photo credit: Global Esports Federation RELATED: Tencent acquires majority stake in developer Supercell With the burgeoning […]

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PUBG Corp. unveils esports plans for 2020

PUBG Corp. has finally announced its plans for the 2020 season of its official esports initiative. The inaugural season of PUBG Corp. taking control of its competitive scene wrapped up on November 24th with the PUBG Global Championship. Photo credit: PUBG Corp. RELATED: PUBG Mobile to receive huge esports push in 2020 The developer plans to […]

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Essendon Football Club closes Bombers esports division

Australian football club Essendon Football Club has opted to divest its efforts in esports and cease operations of its team, Bombers. The club explained that it decided to exit esports as it reprioritises its “focus on alternate key strategic objectives that continue to be in line with the club’s 2021 vision.” Photo credit: Riot Games […]

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Essendon Football Club closes Bombers esports division

Australian football club Essendon Football Club has opted to divest its efforts in esports and cease operations of its team, Bombers. The club explained that it decided to exit esports as it reprioritises its “focus on alternate key strategic objectives that continue to be in line with the club’s 2021 vision.” Photo credit: Riot Games […]

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Riot Games to cut back Oceanic Pro League support

Riot Games Oceania has reportedly downsized the Oceanic Pro League ahead of its 2020 season. Kotaku Australia has reported that teams in the league will no longer receive an operating subsidy. Photo credit: Riot Games RELATED: Riot Games and 4Entertainment to launch Belgian and Dutch leagues “We can confirm we have removed the operating subsidy for […]