Echo Fox lays off League of Legends players as franchise slot sale moves forward

Riot Games taking applications for new partner in league slot following dispute between Echo Fox founder and shareholder

By Rebekah Valentine

ELeague to broadcast Nintendo 2019 World Championships on CBS

Three-episode series to air summer competitions in Splatoon 2, Super Mario Maker 2, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

By Rebekah Valentine

Gfinity Esports Australia shutting down this November

Esports tournament organiser ceasing operations after two years

By James Batchelor

Dota 2 tournament The International begins with a $33m prize pool

Last year's prize pool was less than $25m, winning team will receive $15m

Statespace raises $2.5 million for esports training platform

Seed round was led by First Mark Capital, with participation from Expa, Lux Capital and WndrCo

Newzoo: Fans watched 81.8m hours of the Fortnite World Cup across Twitch, YouTube

Official YouTube channel beat out official Twitch channel for viewership hours during finals

By Rebekah Valentine

Industry veterans launch payment platform for esport tournament winnings

"We want to help publishers and organisers to be more efficient by removing their hands-on time expediting the payments," says Prize Payments CEO

By Haydn Taylor

NetEase reveals plans for $700m esports stadium in Shanghai

Stadium to feature game development, team building, and training facilities

By Haydn Taylor

EVO in trouble with Bandai Namco, Konami and Solid Snake actor David Hayter

Tekken tournament organisers used iconic character in promo video without permission from any of the above

By James Batchelor

Faze Clan countersues its Fortnite pro Tfue

Team responds to claims of illegal contract by saying player violated confidentiality and non-disparagement clauses

By Brendan Sinclair

The Fortnite World Cup is a glimpse of esports' future | Opinion

After decades of disappointment, esports is creating huge events and breakout stars -- but it's not quite the sporting world its pioneers hoped for

By Rob Fahey

Fortnite World Cup hit a peak 2.3m concurrent viewers

Epic claims highest viewership for any esports event outside of China

Immortals Gaming Club reportedly selling Houston Outlaws for $40m

Deal expected to close in August to keep Immortals from owning two Overwatch League teams at once

By Rebekah Valentine

Winner of the Fortnite World Cup took home $3m

Kyle Giersdorf, 16, won the solo competition, winners of the duos tournament received 1.5m each

By Matthew Handrahan

Bulkhead Interactive announces $650,000 investment into esports

Battalion 1944 dev expands esports offering and suggests more future investment

By Haydn Taylor

Strafe raises $3m for esports hub app

Seed round led by Bitkraft Esports Ventures

By Rebekah Valentine

Echo Fox proposes sale of slot in League of Legends Championship Series

Riot must still review the sale, rumoured to a $30.25 million sale to Kroenke Sports & Entertainment

By Matthew Handrahan

Tencent to stream NBA 2K League in China

Selected playoff matches and every game of the finals to be made available through Tencent Sports, Tencent Video, and Tencent News

By Brendan Sinclair

Geoff "iNcontroL" Robinson dies at 33

Esports broadcaster, streamer, former StarCraft II pro suffered a sudden illness

By Brendan Sinclair

NSE and Intel partner for second season of the British University Esports Championship

Long-term strategic partnership committed to investing in grassroots esports

Riot extends deadline for removal of Echo Fox shareholder following racist remarks

Esports organisation was instructed to oust shareholder two months ago or face "formal action" from LCS

By Haydn Taylor

League of Legends reclaims top spot on Twitch

Riot's MOBA on track to exceed one billion hours viewed in 2019, as Fortnite begins to flag

By Haydn Taylor

Call of Duty League adds LA, Minnesota slots

LA's Immortals Gaming Club to compete under OpTic Gaming brand

By Rebekah Valentine

Hyperice partners with J.Storm in health and wellness push for esports pros

Global partnership utilises recovery devices to enhance gaming careers

Riot Games teams up with Nielsen to measure brand exposure for esports sponsors

"We have the opportunity to help monetise Riot Games' platform and validate this growing market"

By Matthew Handrahan

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