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

“2022 Asian Games is another step towards mainstream acceptance of esports”

Pro-gaming leaders discuss the recent introduction of esports in the Asian games

By Christopher Dring

Wavedash Games secures $6m in Series A funding

Finance will be used to hire new talent and finish Smash Bros-style eSports title

By James Batchelor

ESL founder forms $19.6m Esports VC fund

Bitkraft Esports Ventures is based in Berlin and Los Angeles and will invest $110,000 - $436,000 in pro-gaming start-ups

By Christopher Dring

Pro Overwatch player dropped for racial slurs

Toronto Esports cuts ties with Matt "Dellor" Vaughn for prolonged outburst during Twitch stream; Vaughn says he's quitting competitive gaming

By Brendan Sinclair

2022 Asian Games adds eSports as medal sport

Professional gaming will also feature in next year's event in Indonesia

By James Batchelor

eSports: Show me the money

Is Bobby Kotick right about eSports? SuperData's Joost van Dreunen on the problems facing the burgeoning industry

By Joost van Dreunen

Luxor Hotel to get Las Vegas Strip's first dedicated eSports arena

eSports Arena Las Vegas to be built on the site of a 30,000 square-foot nightclub, will open in 2018

Fnatic raises $7 million

eSports team's investment round led by exec of AS Roma and Boston Celtics co-owner, director of MIT Media Lab

By Brendan Sinclair

The 100 most influential people in the British games industry

After months of nominations, voting and interviews, here is the 100, in association with Amiqus

By Christopher Dring

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