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Friction between Riot and League of Legends team owners

4 days ago Teams upset with big pre-tourney patches and limitations on revenue streams; Riot irked by teams investing in other eSports

Dota 2 eSports prize pool eclipses $20 million

20 days ago The International sets another record, but the real money remains in eSports' future

4 Counter-Strike eSports broadcast pulled following Munich shooting

A month ago ProSieben MAXX cancels ELeague coverage following German government linking the killer's actions to his love of Counter-Strike

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ESL: "The onus is on us to set the bar"

A month ago Spike Laurie talks regulation, responsibility and reaching the mainstream

1 eSports growth slowing but market to pass $1bn in 2017 - SuperData

A month ago Sponsorship money slowed by fraud among live streamers, Joost van Dreunen tells us

eSports' "Wild West" period is drawing to a close

A month ago A Casual Connect panel described the forces that will civilise the eSports landscape, leading to a rise in both revenue and regulations

11 Prominent YouTubers revealed as owners of controversial CS:GO gambling site

A month ago UPDATE: CS:GO founders added to Valve lawsuit

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1 eSports Integrity Coalition launches

A month ago Ian Smith appointed as first commissioner

British eSports Association formed

A month ago "An important initiative in furthering the credibility of the eSports industry in the UK"

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Peter Moore and EA's eSports masterplan

2 months ago "I think engagement is the one word answer"

eSports' "path to profitability farther off than VR" for publishers - Pachter

2 months ago Despite the slow ramp up of headsets, VR should monetize better for publishers in the next few years, the analyst says

6 Capcom bans pro player for sexual harassment

2 months ago Noel Brown gone for the season after grabbing a woman on camera, second offense will result in lifetime ban

WESA responds to Faze Clan departure

3 months ago The eSports organisation loses a team after just two weeks

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3 Professionalism and toxicity threaten eSports' breakthrough

Opinion 3 months ago We're on the cusp of a revolution in eSports dreamed of for almost 20 years, but a toxic culture and lack of professionalism must be tackled first

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3 eSports "more a promotional tool than anything else" - Zelnick

3 months ago Take-Two CEO doesn't see trend as a profitable stand-alone business yet, believes physical goods will continue to be "lion's share" of revenue in future

8 Blizzard and Twitch pledge to fight racism with pilot program

3 months ago An incident at a recent live-streamed Hearthstone tournament has highlighted the need for change in eSports

World Esports Association founded

3 months ago "A critical milestone on our way to grow eSports globally"

eSports supremacy beckons as Overwatch beta pulls 9.7m players

3 months ago Blizzard's hero shooter attracted more players than Battlefront and The Division

Activision Blizzard's Media Network launching new stream features in June

3 months ago "eSports is a cultural phenomenon at its tipping point"

eSports awareness to surge past 1 billion consumers in 2016 - Newzoo

3 months ago Research firm credits increased media exposure, publisher involvement and formation of more leagues

League of Legends bans three teams from competition

3 months ago Team Impulse, Renegades, and Team Dragon Knights banned for variety of offenses, have until May 18 to find new owners

International eGames Committee names advisory board

3 months ago The "Olympics of eSports" gets first round of overseers

ESL launching 24/7 eSports channel

4 months ago The world's first eSports-focused TV channel will go live in Nordic and Baltic countries next month

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Early Access "good for our whole industry" - Daybreak

4 months ago Laura Naviaux Sturr, Daybreak's chief publishing officer, on adapting to new business models and bringing H1Z1 into the world of eSports

1 ESL cuts ties with YouPorn sponsored eSports team

4 months ago Regional laws against advertising pornography cited, ESL turned down Team YP's offer to rebrand

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