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A report from ESPN has alleged that French football club Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) and UK-based esports organisation H2K have finalised a partnership that sees them co-apply for a franchise slot in the European League of Legends Championship Series (EU LCS). The EU LCS Summer Split has now wrapped up, meaning when the European competition returns it […]

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One of the new expansion teams for Overwatch league Season 2 has announced their signing of WizardHyeong. The former NYXL Coach is one of the most sought-after coaches for Season 2. The current Overwatch league window allows time for expansion teams to pick up free agents. There are eight new Expansion teams for Season 2 […] The post Washington D.C. OWL franchise signs WizardHyeong for Season 2 appeared first on eSportsJunkie.

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Virtus.pro is one of the four teams invited into the closed qualifiers for the first Major of the 2017-2018 Dota Pro Season, but they will have to use a stand-in in their quest for a spot in the LAN portion of the tournament. Rostislav “fn” Lozovoi, who is currently teamless, will replace the newlywed Pavel […] The post Virtus.pro Will Play the KL Major Qualifiers with a Stand-in appeared first on VPEsports.

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Even though only one team from an organization will be allowed to compete in TI9, iG has elected to field two squads for the year.

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Virtus.pro's offlaner is not available due to his honeymoon

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In an era where most parts of the world are developing ways to create awareness on online gaming. A report by Mirror Now projects online gaming and esports a devastating step for children, labels it as an escape for “loneliness.” Promoting the hastag #StopGamingAddiction, Mirror Now titles this report as “The Dark Reality of Gaming.” It goes on to criminalize the choice of playing online games for a few hours. The agenda of this report comes into light more when they name a foundation where these children have reportedly enrolled to get rid off their gaming activity. Calling gaming “dangerous” […] The post Mirror Now’s report on online gaming reasons it as an escape for “loneliness” appeared first on TalkEsport.

The legendary player-turned-coach has assembled a team for the new season.

In the previous hours, the groups for ESL One: New York have been revealed, as well as the matches that will take place during the first stage of the event. Groups and Teams The two groups for the ESL One: New York event have been announced. Eight teams will compete in the coming event and […] The post ESL One: New York group stage announced appeared first on eSportsJunkie.

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Yesterday, it was announced that Overwatch League’s D.C. franchise signed former New York Excelsior coach, Kim “Wizardhyeong” Hyung-seok, and flex tank, Song “Janus” Joon-hwa. NYXL didn’t make it to the Inaugural Overwatch League Final, but still dominated the regular season with a 34-6 record. Wizardhyeong became well known as the brains behind the brawns, often […] The post Overwatch League D.C. Signs Wizardhyeong, Janus appeared first on VPEsports.

Esports Essentials is a series intended as an introduction to esports for anyone looking to understand the industry. Since its massive explosion in popularity in the early 2010s, League of Legends  (LoL) has been on the forefront of the esports conversation. With a massive player base, one of the most-watched spectator scenes, and sponsorship money...

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Chinese organisation Royal Never Give Up (RNG) and KFC  signed a one-year sponsorship deal, the team announced through Weibo. Mainly known for its League of Legends team, RNG is arguably the most popular esports organisation in China at the moment. The team shared the promotional poster for the new partnership on the Chinese social media […]

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The Indian Qualifiers have come to an end, with Optic India reigning supreme over Entity in the final of the LAN Finals. The entire process was a very thorough and drawn-out one, with multiple phases culminating into the LAN Finals at LXG, Bangalore. ZOWIE eXTREMESLAND Asia 2018 Indian Qualifiers has been an experience – a good one at that. Some teams made a name for themselves, emerging as fresh contenders within the scene while a few stalwarts struggled. While Optic India and Entity were the two teams who displayed a dominant brand of Counter Strike over other teams, there were noticeable […] The post The key takeaways from ZOWIE eXTREMESLAND 2018 appeared first on TalkEsport.

In April 2018, the Belgian Government declared Lootboxes as a form of gambling and hence illegal in the country. The Belgian Gaming commission examined three different games, namely Counter Strike Global Offensive, Overwatch and EA’s Star Wars: Battlefront 2. They found two games violating the country’s gambling legislation. EA had already stripped Star Wars: Battlefront […] The post Belgium starts criminal investigation into EA for refusing to remove lootboxes appeared first on eSportsJunkie.

With all the news occurring involving the new teams in the Overwatch League, these organizations are starting to build their foundations. While we already know a lot about the Toronto team from social media, Washington D.C.’s new team has kept fairly quiet. Until last night, that is. According to the team’s social media, they have officially […] The post Washington D.C. gets WizardHyeong and Janus for Overwatch League appeared first on Daily Esports.

The confetti is still being swept from the stage of the Oracle Arena, but we’re already prepping for the next big NA LCS event. The final spot for North America at the 2018 World Championship is up for grabs in the NA Regional Gauntlet. Four of the NA LCS’ top teams are going to battle […] The post Meet the 2018 NA LCS Regional Gauntlet teams appeared first on Daily Esports.

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Complexity has decided to go for a big overhaul of their Dota 2 roster. After several consecutive years of poor performances, they have retained only two players from their previous roster. The new roster will see several surprising new additions to the team. The new players joining Team Complexity are : Jingjun “Sneyking” Wu. Rolen […] The post Here are the changes to Team Secret and Complexity Gaming’s Dota 2 rosters appeared first on eSportsJunkie.

REVIEW: HyperX has updated its Alloy FPS keyboard with a new model that supports its NGenuity RGB lighting. The HyperX Alloy FPS RGB is available now for $110. It features Kailh Silver Speed linear mechanical switches, a steel alloy frame, and some of the best and brightest RGB LEDs I’ve ever seen on a keyboard. This […] The post HyperX Alloy FPS RGB keyboard review — gorgeous gaming gear appeared first on VentureBeat.

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Call of Duty’s first dive onto the island of battle royale games is underway with the test for Black Ops 4’s Blackout mode. And now that it has feedback from real players, developer Treyarch is pushing out some changes to the last player standing mode starting with the number of players in each match. When […] The post Call of Duty: Black Ops 4’s Blackout mode increases to 88 players appeared first on VentureBeat.

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Riot Games runs 14 professional esports leagues worldwide. The European and North American League of Legends  Championship Series (hereby referred to as EU LCS  and NA LCS , respectively) are the only two in which the central broadcast production is for English-speaking audiences. Both these competitions are divided into two annual seasons: the Spring and...

Last weekend Cal Esports brought 24 club members to the NA LCS summer finals. A month ago it opened up its state-of-the-art Esports Community Center, which any other club to come and use. It's all about inclusion and the experience.

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PUBG maintained a daily peak of 1M concurrent players for 365 days in a row. The game also reached over 550K daily hours watched on Twitch every day but one during that period. PUBG’s sustained player base and viewership have lead to multiple brand partnerships for its top streamers and tournaments. On September 8, PLAYERUNKNOWN’S...

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