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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

Female viewership of esports increasing

Interpret finds girls and women account for 30% of esports watchers, up more than 6% in just two years

By Brendan Sinclair

Esports now officially a profession in China

'Esports operator' and 'esports professional' formally recognized by Chinese government

By Rebekah Valentine

Riot Games: "Before we take on football, we have to be humble"

League of Legends European Championship makes less revenue than a German second division football team, Riot's Alban Dechelotte said at Esports BAR Cannes yesterday

By Matthew Handrahan

Newzoo: Global esports market will exceed $1 billion in 2019

North America, China to continue to represent majority of esports revenue, though global awareness remains on the rise

By Rebekah Valentine

McLaren's drive to turn gamers into Formula 1 racers

Director of esports Ben Payne discusses the firm's five-year plan for Shadow Project and sourcing new champions

By James Batchelor

Riot Games announces UK as home to first League of Legends regional championship

Head of UK esports tells us UKLC "will help firmly establish the route from amateur to pro play in League of Legends"

By Haydn Taylor

Capcom expands Street Fighter esports efforts to US

Street Fighter Pro League kicks off this April, aims to find new professional players

By James Batchelor

Former Heroes of the Storm team files suit against ex-owner for unpaid wages

Five ex-Naventic members filed a complaint in August, attempted to serve court documents 14 times before reaching owner James Ross Elliot II

By Rebekah Valentine

ReKTGlobal announces $10.8 million funding round

Gross Labs founder Nick Gross leads funding round, joins board

By Rebekah Valentine

ESForce sells majority stake in SK Gaming

Esports holdings company to sell 67% share to Daimler AG, FC Koeln

By Press Release

Streamlabs: Twitch growth slows as streamers turn to YouTube and Facebook

Meanwhile, Fortnite sees first decline in hours streamed since launching battle royale mode

By Haydn Taylor

Weavr Consortium receives £4m grant to develop esports viewing tech

UK government's Industry Strategy Challenge Fund selects esports group for two-year Sports and Entertainment grant

By Matthew Handrahan

Buyers circle GameStop as retailer continues to struggle

Could emulating GAME's Belong arenas help turnaround the company's fortunes, or is it too late to pivot?

By Haydn Taylor

FIFA's fight to join the "big three" of esports

More than 300 EA staff are working on esports, but can the publisher's football franchise challenge Dota, League of Legends and CS:GO?

By Sara Elsam

Overwatch Contenders team apologizes after player fabricates identity

Second Wind says team "unfortunately overlooked crucial information" when vetting alleged first female North American Overwatch Contenders player

By Rebekah Valentine

Esports' urgent need for visible gender diversity

2018 in Review: Esports is booming, but over half of its enthusiasts face massive barriers to success within it

By Rebekah Valentine

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