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Riot forms governing body for scholastic esports

Riot Scholastic Association of America to oversee high school and collegiate League of Legends competitions

By Brendan Sinclair

Valve lets players avoid toxic people in DOTA 2, charges for the privilege

Experimental Avoid Player feature included in $9.99 battle pass

By Haydn Taylor

LCS directs Echo Fox to separate from shareholder over racist remarks

Esports organized instructed to take action within 60 days or risk participation in League of Legends Championship Series

By Rebekah Valentine

Capcom creates feeder leagues to grow Street Fighter esports

Three new competitions kick off this summer to prepare players for professional tournaments

By James Batchelor

Activision Blizzard looks to esports, mobile, free-to-play during company transition

Call of Duty's city-based league sells first five franchise teams; company staffs up for numerous mobile initiatives

By Rebekah Valentine

Danish government launches esport strategy to foster growth and tackle toxicity

Dedicated esports panel aims to build a "sustainable structure for the entire food chain"

By Haydn Taylor

Immortals rebrands, raises $30m in Series B funding

Now-named Immortals Gaming Club also acquires Brazilian matchmaking platform Gamers Club

By Rebekah Valentine

Capcom restructures esports and media licensing business units

Company forms Capcom Media Ventures to manage global esports projects

By Rebekah Valentine

Fnatic appoints new leadership after securing $19m investment

"This is a pivotal moment in the evolution of Fnatic," says CEO

By Haydn Taylor

Over 200 Fortnite World Cup prize winners caught cheating

Over 1,200 total cheaters caught in first week of competition, most for circumventing region locks

By Rebekah Valentine

European Esports Federation to be formed with 12 countries

Organization to serve as a "moderating partner" rather than a governing body for the industry

By Rebekah Valentine

Actor Will Smith joins $46m investment into esports organisation Gen.G

Smith joined by investment partner and Japanese soccer star Keisuke Honda

By Haydn Taylor

Ninja named to Time 100

Popular streamer represents gaming on magazine's annual list of influential people

By Brendan Sinclair

Fortnite cheat maker exposes professional player cheating in World Cup

Player dropped from Team Kaliber after using cheats during qualifiers for $30m competition

By Rebekah Valentine

Machine learning bots beat DOTA 2 world champions in best-of-three

After millions of learning matches, OpenAI Five readily best world champs

By Haydn Taylor

GameStop partners with three esports organisations

Games retailer signs deals with Houston Outlaws, Envy Gaming, and OpTic Gaming

By Haydn Taylor

Philadelphia Overwatch team getting $50m arena

Fusion owner Comcast Spectacor investing in 3,500-seat venue to begin hosting events in 2021

By Brendan Sinclair

Valve adds soft currency gambling to Dota Plus subscription

Users can now bet on Dota Pro Circuit matches with Shards, the companion app's currency

By Matthew Handrahan

EA builds its own esports broadcast studio

New facility "signals EA's commitment to competitive gaming for years to come," will host tournaments, esports-focused shows

By Brendan Sinclair

Team spaces in Call of Duty esports league reportedly cost $25m each

Preparations begin for franchised, city-based competition around Activision's flagship shooter

By James Batchelor

Konami building esports centre in downtown Tokyo

12-storey building will open doors this November, will offers classes to help grow Japan's esports scene

By James Batchelor

Warriors Gaming Squad drafts NBA 2K League's first woman player

Chiquita Evans: "Barriers are made to be broken... I'm just the beginning"

By Rebekah Valentine

FIFA announces eNations Cup tournament

Latest series is one of three officially hosted by the football association in partnership with EA Sports

By Haydn Taylor

"China is saying is that esports is cool, and more healthy than gaming itself"

What role can "offline" esports events like summer camps play in repairing the industry's relationship with the Chinese government?

By Matthew Handrahan

Hi-Rez Studios: Turning battle royale into an entertaining esport

Esports BAR Cannes speaker Alex Grimonpont explains why "we still haven't seen a significant success" from battle royale in terms entertaining spectators

By Sara Elsam

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