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Bandai Namco cancels support for physical 2020 World Tour events

COVID-19 pushes Tekken, Soulcalibur, and Dragon Ball FighterZ tournaments to digital venues

By Rebekah Valentine

Twitch signs three more exclusivity deals with top streamers

Streaming platform wars escalate as Summit1G, Dakotaz and JoshOG commit to multi-year partnerships with Twitch

By Haydn Taylor

League of Legends putting ads on the playfield

Viewers of official esports matches will see Mastercard, Alienware, other brands featured on in-game banners

By Brendan Sinclair

Latest Esports articles

Esports merchandise firm We Are Nations launches Nations Ventures

Investment fund is seeking early stage esports companies, first deals expected in Q3 this year

Fantasy sports firm Sleeper turns to esports after $20m round

Series B funding round closes ahead of new League of Legends fantasy esports game

By Matthew Handrahan

Activision Blizzard brings in betting monitoring firm to observe its esports leagues

Overwatch League, Call of Duty League enter multi-year partnership with Sportradar

By Rebekah Valentine

NBA 2K League to air live on ESPN2

Sports network gives esports league matches three Tuesday primetime slots this month

Fortnite World Cup and Dota 2 International cancelled

Epic Games and Valve downsize esports plans in the face of coronavirus pandemic

By James Batchelor

British Esports Association partners with Pearson on esports qualifications

New skills-focused BTEC courses will be the first of their kind

Epic announces next Fortnite competition with $2m prize pool

FNCS Invitational begins in May featuring top players in each region

Riot Games cancels League of Legends MSI

Previously delayed by two months, the 2020 Mid-Seasonal Invitational has now been cancelled

Call of Duty: Mobile esports tournament gets $1m prize pool

Competing teams will be drawn directly from the game's community through four open qualifiers, starting April 30

By Matthew Handrahan

PUBG Global Series cancelled, digital competition to replace it

PUBG Continental Series to offer total prize pool of $2.4m

By Rebekah Valentine

Riot Games lays out prize pools, no blood rule for Valorant esports

New shooter will cap prize pools at $10k for small tournaments, and $50k at medium tournaments

By Matthew Handrahan

Esports entertainment platform Players Netwrk launches today

Serial entrepreneur Stratton Sclavos lines up big names from the worlds of traditional sports and esports

By Matthew Handrahan

A pandemic proved that esports is more vital than ever for entertainment | Opinion

As the last sport left standing, esports is in a position to rally fans, new users, and curious onlookers

By Shawn Smith

Anybrain receives €1m investment form Trust Esport

Artificial intelligence startup works to secure online gaming and make esports more fair

By Haydn Taylor

Mobile esports team Tribe Gaming raises $1 million

Backers include NBA all-star Gordon Hayward, WWE wrestler Cesaro, and Super Evil Megacorp CEO Kristian Segerstrale

By Brendan Sinclair

League of Legends: The art of balance

Summoner's Rift team manager John Frank discusses the intricacies of balancing one of the world's most successful competitive titles

By Haydn Taylor

What does a chain of esports restaurant arcades do in a pandemic?

With every GameWorks shut down, CEO Philip Kaplan talks about how the company is using the downtime and the logistics of resuming operations

By Brendan Sinclair

MTG says COVID-19 could sink esports revenues by 45%

DreamHack and ESL parent warns investors about first-half financials, proposes post-pandemic stock buybacks

By Brendan Sinclair

Gfinity's CEO and chairman step down ahead of 60% cost reduction plan

Update: Esports firm secures new income through ad deal with Bidstack and Venatus

By Matthew Handrahan

Call of Duty League cancels all scheduled live events due to COVID-19

All planned matches will go forward online-only, with live broadcasts

By Rebekah Valentine

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