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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

Oomba buys GameWorks

Tournament management outfit acquires arcade chain as part of expansion into esports

By Brendan Sinclair

Gamer Sensei draws $4 million in funding

Esports coaching firm adds to bankroll with investment round led by Accomplice and Advancit Capital

By Brendan Sinclair

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds is taking "baby steps" into esports

Creative director Brendan Greene on the unique challenge of turning the Battle Royale genre into a spectator sport

By Matthew Handrahan

Violent content could hurt esports' bid for the Olympics

Current Olympic Committee will not welcome games about "violence, explosions, and killing"

By Matthew Handrahan

New Nielsen division to offer insight into esports market

Team will provide sponsorship valuation, custom research and more for competitive gaming

By James Batchelor

The International 2017 reached 5m peak concurrent viewers

The Dota 2 tournament's peak audience has more than doubled in three years

By Matthew Handrahan

Esports event considered for Paris 2024 Olympics

Meanwhile, Finland is the latest nation to recognise professional players as athletes

By James Batchelor

Com2uS: Successful esports "don't just appear out of nowhere"

The developer of $1 billion hit Summoners War has slowly built up to its first major global tournament

By James Batchelor

Overwatch League adds first UK franchise

London team will be owned by Cloud9, second Los Angeles team will be owned by Kroenke Sports & Entertainment

By Matthew Handrahan

How Rocket League is looking to shape the future of esports

Psyonix details its ambitious efforts to turn its car football game into a mainstream sport

By Christopher Dring

The International 2017 starts with $24 million prize pool

Dota 2 tournament prize money is 16% up over last year, fourth consecutive year of setting a new record for esports

By Matthew Handrahan

Esports platform Smash.gg raises $11m

Spark Capital, Accel and Horizon Ventures backs pro gaming venture

By Christopher Dring

Philippines government pledges support for esports

“It cannot be denied that esports requires tremendous amounts of skill and training”

By James Batchelor

BBC to broadcast Gfinity Elite Series

Six-week run on BBC Three is the BBC's first foray into esports coverage

Overwatch League players to receive minimum $50k annual salary

$3.5 million in team bonuses available in Season 1, with $1 million of that total guaranteed to the winner

By Matthew Handrahan

PUBG to hold first LAN eSports event at Gamescom

Gamescom PUBG Invitational will be run throughout Gamescom in August

Gfinity expands into North America with CEVO purchase

The London-based esports firm has acquired the American esports services company for $2.7m

By James Brightman

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