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Boosting now a criminal offence in South Korea

Anyone artificially inflating a player's skill ranking could face $18,000 fine and two years in prison

By James Batchelor

Olympic esports discussion "premature" says IOC

Olympic Summit encourages "accelerated cooperation" with simulation games, however

By Haydn Taylor

84% of teen girls in the UK play video games in their spare time

In addition, more girls ages 13-15 are watching and taking part in esports than boys of the same age

By Rebekah Valentine

Playgroundz: Women dominate mobile gaming and spending, are scarce on YouTube and Twitch

Women make up only 30% of gamers on YouTube, 22% of esports team members, and 19.5% of gamers on Twitch

By Rebekah Valentine

Activision Blizzard inks major Overwatch League licensing deal

Leading sports merchandising firm Fanatics will significantly expand the range of OWL products

Building EA's real-time esports strategy

Competitive gaming commissioner Evan Denbaum and GM Michael Martinez discuss EA's foray into mobile esports with Command & Conquer: Rivals

By Rebekah Valentine

Major League Gaming co-founder launches Electronic Sports Group

Mike Sepso unveils global esports advisory firm with Nielsen partnership

By Rebekah Valentine

High school esports platform PlayVS receives $30.5m investment

PlayVS will have "profound impact on the future of youth sports across the country" says LA Dodgers CFO

By Haydn Taylor

H1Z1 Pro League shuts down - Report

Competitive league surrounding Daybreak shooter calling it quits halfway through inaugural season

By Brendan Sinclair

Toronto Esports departs Overwatch Contenders over naming dispute

Boston Uprising to retain players and staff following partner's exodus

By Rebekah Valentine

Malaysian government pledges $2.4m for esports in 2019

National budget will boost local esports scene, Razer CEO pledges to match the investment

By Matthew Handrahan

Danish prime minister opens Counter-Strike esports tournament

Lars Løkke Rasmussen: "You are truly sportsmen following your dreams"

By Haydn Taylor

Tech billionaire Tej Kohli launches €50 million European esports investment fund

Esports Insider co-founder and managing director Sam Cooke brought on as adviser to Rewired GG

By Haydn Taylor

Streamlabs: Live streaming industry worth $10.1bn

Latest quarterly report estimates sector value to increase by $3 billion in 2019

By Haydn Taylor

NBA superstar Michael Jordan leads $26m investment into aXiomatic Gaming

Jordan invests in parent company of third-most valuable esports organisation, Team Liquid

By Haydn Taylor

Advance acquires The Esports Observer

Media company makes significant investment increase shortly after acquiring gaming analytics firm Newzoo

By Rebekah Valentine

Esports Integrity Coalition issues five-year ban to CS:GO cheater

OpTic disbands in wake of Nikhil 'forsaken' Kumawat's ban for cheating in two competitions

By Rebekah Valentine

Industry-first esports gambling platform gets wagering license approval

"There is finally a legitimate, regulated operator in the space that has a pretty comprehensive offering," says Unikrn CEO

By Haydn Taylor

Fighting Esports Group closes $15m funding round

Chinese esports organization wraps up Series A fundraising, reportedly planning partnership with Tencent

By Rebekah Valentine

Cloud9 raises $50 million toward staff increases, planned new facility

Valor Equity Partners leads Series B funding round as founder Antonio Gracias joins esports organization board

By Rebekah Valentine

South Korean network OGN bringing esports programming to North America with $100m investment

Esports producer to partner with PUBG Corp to livestream and broadcast upcoming National PUBG League

By Rebekah Valentine

OverActive Media raises $21.5m for new Toronto Overwatch League team

Funding lead by original investors, venture capitalist Adam Adamou, and others

By Rebekah Valentine

Advance acquires majority stake in Newzoo

Media company to make a "significant investment" in Newzoo to help it expand visibility, US presence

By Rebekah Valentine

Epic to launch "Support-A-Creator" Fortnite initiative

Creators will receive $5 for every 10k in-game currency spent by individual players until the end of the year

By Matthew Handrahan

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