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ESL partners with University of York to develop eSports talent

Collaboration will involve teaching, research into eSports innovations and career development for students

NBC Sports launches Rocket League tourney

Sports network teams with Psyonix and FACEIT for $100,000 competition, will televise finals in some territories

By Brendan Sinclair

Sportswear specialists creates esports range designed for competitive play

BLK Sport has previously made jerseys for the England Rugby League team and the West Indies Cricket Team

Twitch snags rights for Blizzard tournaments

Streaming site is exclusive third-party platform for more than 20 events through 2018; Twitch Prime members to get Overwatch loot

By Brendan Sinclair

Tencent's five-year plan for a ¥100bn Chinese esports industry

Riot Games parent pushing for unified standards, more leagues and esports-themed industrial parks

By James Batchelor

Yahoo eSports winding down after Verizon acquisition

Updates will stop June 16 as Yahoo Sports absorbed by Verizon subsidiary Oath

Intel, Oculus and ESl form first ever VR eSports league

VR Challenger League has a $200,000 prize-pool, focuses on two games: The Unspoken and Echo Arena

eSports investment group aXiomatic appoints Jeff Vinik co-chair

Vinik is owner and chairman of the NHL's Tampa Bay Lightning and minority owner of Fenway Sports Group

NBA considering Chinese eSports league - Report

Basketball league's ambitions to expand in the country and competitive gaming could overlap

By Brendan Sinclair

Video games in US to grow to $28.5 billion by 2021 - PwC

Latest forecast from PwC estimates 13 million high-end VR headsets in the US with VR content driving $5 billion in sales

By James Brightman

ESL opens Singapore office

The company is looking to further bolster its eSports efforts in Southeast Asia

Daybreak puts up $1 million for H1Z1 eSports series

Elite Series events in North America, Europe, Latin America and Asia Pacific will have $250,000 prize pool each

China's mobile esports revenues to approach $7bn in 2017

Revenues already tripled in 2016, expected to triple again

By James Batchelor

Riot overhauls League of Legends eSports

North American League Championship Series will now have more permanent teams with $10 million buy-in, revenue sharing, and a pro players' association

By Brendan Sinclair

Fatal1ty and eSports veterans launching ReadyUp team management platform

Claiming to be the first of its kind, the platform will let managers handle rosters, scheduling, and communication with esports athletes

More than half of young online gamers are being bullied

Anti-bullying charity calls for better human moderation from publishers and developers

By James Batchelor

League of Legends' biggest eSports earner highlights gulf with Dota 2

Lee "Faker" Sang-hyeok is the first LoL pro to hit $1m in career winnings - Dota 2 players can rival that in a single tournament victory

By Matthew Handrahan

Player bans in eSports “lack any kind of justice”

eSports Integrity Commission warns publishers over strict rulings based on little evidence

By James Batchelor

Staffordshire University launches UK's first esports degree

Three-year course is dedicated to the business of esports

By Christopher Dring

Namco, Twitch tag team Tekken tournament

Streaming service continues push into eSports with multi-year deal to manage and broadcast Tekken 7 league

By Brendan Sinclair

Facebook expands eSports coverage with ESL partnership

Social network to host over 5,500 hours of live tournament programming including 1,500 hours of exclusive content

By James Brightman

MotoGP owner aims to create "the most important racing esport championship"

Dorna Sports, Milestone and Sony unite for ambitious esports project

By Christopher Dring

Reported $20m franchise fee is putting esports teams off Overwatch

Update: Blizzard dismisses "unverified" rumours, suggests reports are "misinformation" spread as "bargaining tactics"

By Dan Pearson

Blizzard's new MLG eSports division to focus on Overwatch

Major League Gaming now fully integrated into Blizzard, will also handle Call of Duty World League

By Matthew Handrahan

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