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Trust Esport invests €1.5m in smartVR

French investment fund supports development of VR arcades and related esports services

By Rebekah Valentine

FIFA 19 Global Series breaks viewership records

Series view time increases 60% and reaches 61 million total views

Blizzard loses global esports director Kim Phan

Phan is the second high ranking departure from Blizzard's esports department in recent weeks

By Haydn Taylor

Twitch acquires Bebo to bolster esports push

Deal for amateur esports brand is worth a reported $25 million

By Matthew Handrahan

Nicky Romero invests in ReKTGlobal

EDM DJ joins other music industry figures in co-ownership, board membership

By Rebekah Valentine

Konami rebrands PES as eFootball PES

New name for long-running sports series designed to underline the company's commitment to esports

By James Batchelor

Immortals Gaming Club acquires Infinite Esports & Entertainment

Deal brings OpTic Gaming and Houston Outlaws under same umbrella as MIBR and the LA Valiant

By Rebekah Valentine

Esports Global Fund launches next month backed by British Esports Association

Esports and gaming investment venture secures €30m in total investment with goal of €100m in three years

By Rebekah Valentine

ReKTGlobal acquires Greenlit Content

Esports company takes on portfolio including GameDaily.biz, Prima Games, and Shacknews

By Rebekah Valentine

Super League Gaming acquires Framerate

SLG buys social video network focused on esports and gaming

Dignitas merges with Clutch Gaming

“The return of Dignitas to League of Legends is the best story in esports"

Riot Games launches premium viewing service for LoL esports

Pro View will be available for this summer's esports competitions, with prices starting at $14.99

By Matthew Handrahan

Overwatch League commissioner joins Epic's Fortnite esports push

Nate Nanzer was one of the founders of The Overwatch League

By Matthew Handrahan

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

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