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Esports firm Cloud9 raises $25m in latest funding round

Investors include WWE, Beverly Hills Sports Council, Washington Wizards owner and more

By James Batchelor

New York Yankees invest in Vision Esports

Most valuable team in baseball ventures into the world of competitive video games

By Haydn Taylor

From taverns to tournaments: The rise of Gwent as an esport

CD Projekt Red's Rafał Jaki explains why the studio's competitive gaming ambitions are “not some calculated decision based on a spreadsheet”

By James Batchelor

NBA: “Esports is a massive industry, and we think we have a place in it”

The basketball league's esports boss discusses decades-long plans for professional competitions with 2K Games

By James Batchelor

Jobs Roundup: EA comms boss joins Gfinity

Meanwhile British Esports Association recruits an MP, plus key hires are HitPoint Studios and Big Huge Games

By James Batchelor

Ed Vaizey joins British Esports Association as vice chair

Former culture minister for the UK is also an advisor to the International eGames Committee

H1Z1 Pro League announced for 2018

Developer Daybreak teams up with Twin Galaxies, promising "players-first" epsorts league

By Haydn Taylor

Hulu jumps into esports

Streaming network signs deal to order four original series from ESL

Activision Blizzard is ready to deliver on Overwatch League hype

Mike Sepso on easing tensions between publishers and players, and the firm's long-term plans for esports

By Matthew Handrahan

American esports audiences most receptive to corporate sponsorship, Nielsen report reveals

The Nielsen Esports Playbook finds esports fans are divided on VR and esports as an Olympic event

By Haydn Taylor

Immortals appoint former hockey league officer as new president and COO

CrossCut managing director: "I believe we found a great fit and a world-class executive in Ari Segal."

By Haydn Taylor

Immortals split threatens Counter-Strike team

Five-man squad sees one player fired, two more indefinitely suspended after missing tournament matches, making Twitter death threat

By Brendan Sinclair

Jennifer Lopez part of $15m investment in esports team

NRG Esports receives huge investment from NFL and baseball stars

By Haydn Taylor

35% of UK adults aware of esports - but only 7% watch it

YouGov study puts Britain at the bottom of the table when compared to China, the US, Germany and more

By James Batchelor

Jobs Roundup: ICO Partners hires former Vice editor Mike Diver

New hires at Bossa Studios, Venatus Media, Sperasoft, IGDA and more

By James Batchelor

Gfinity raises 7m in new funding round

The esports tournament organiser looks towards becoming “global leader” in the sector

By Haydn Taylor

Madison Square Gardens hires Twitch VP as head of esports

Nick Allen joins world famous sports firm as it purchases controlling stake in Counter Logic Gaming

By James Batchelor

Overwatch League finalizes season 1 teams

OpTic Gaming, Team Envy, and Philadelphia Flyers owner Comcast Spectator round out field of competitors for Blizzard shooter's inaugural esports campaign

By Brendan Sinclair

How Misfits went from League of Legends minnows to the World Championship

Team manager Joe Elouassi on managing burnout, the Overwatch League, and esports becoming an Olympic event

By Matt Suckley

Two new Overwatch League teams point to strong US emphasis - report

Houston and Philadelphia teams would give the US 8 out of 11 spots in Activision Blizzard's new competition

By Matthew Handrahan

How can Riot Games fix League of Legends esports in Europe?

A prominent team has accused the European League Championship Series of being "neither rational nor fair," and Riot's big changes have yet to arrive

By Matt Suckley

Blizzard opening dedicated esports production facility

Blizzard Arena Los Angeles will include soundstages, practice facilities, merch store, seating for about 450 fans

By Brendan Sinclair

Facebook: "We're going all in with esports"

The leading social network explains why it is partnering with so many developers and their professional gaming leagues

By James Batchelor

"The fact is that most League of Legends teams lose money"

H2K says Riot is "subsidized" by European LoL teams' losses in a financial system that is "neither rational nor fair"

By Matthew Handrahan

SimBin to launch women-only esports racing tournament

A portion of revenue from Women and Wheels will be donated to charity

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