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Pandemic has accelerated a number of long-term gaming trends

Reps from various market research firms and the head of the ESA discuss the shift to digital, esports, and the impact of an economic downturn on the next generation

By Brendan Sinclair

Riot Games ends controversial partnership with Saudi Arabia mega-city project Neom

Esports director admits "we moved too quickly" to cement sponsorship deal

By James Batchelor

GAME sells its Belong brand to esports firm Vindex

GAME CEO Martyn Gibbs joins Vindex to oversee global expansion of esports arenas

By Christopher Dring

Latest Esports articles

Konami is now making esports PCs

New Arespear brand of computers is manufactured by Konami Amusement, starts shipping in September

By James Batchelor

Ferrari launching esports series this September

Fastest racer will be given the chance to join the sports car manufacturer's esports team in 2021

By James Batchelor

Mobalytics closes $11.25m Series A round

Almaz Capital and Cabra VC lead investment in the startup's "personal gaming assistant" and analytics platform

By Matthew Handrahan

Drive-in esports arenas planned for Horizon malls in the US

Four cities in Kentucky, Pennsylvania, and Texas to launch centers for both viewership and competition

By Rebekah Valentine

Former Faze Clan executives launch new esports organization Xset

Co-founder Greg Selkoe wants to recruit more women and people of color, have a "clear social mission"

By Rebekah Valentine

72% of esports audience is male, says report

IDC and Esports Charts report looks into who's watching esports and how the pandemic pushed up viewership

By Brendan Sinclair

Psyonix commits $4.5m a year in prizes to Rocket League esports

RLCS X will be protected "if live international events are not possible during the season due to worldwide health concerns"

By Matthew Handrahan

PlayBrain raises $6m to grow Japanese esports events infrastructure

Bitkraft Esports Ventures leads investment, bringing total funding to $8 million

By Rebekah Valentine

Leaders, members, sponsors depart top WoW guild amid assault, abuse allegations

Multiple people allege that Method protected member accused of sexual assault and preying on minors

By Rebekah Valentine

Guild Esports breaks cover with David Beckham as co-owner

Startup is also backed by Blue Star Capital, with Overwatch League exec Carleton Curtis at the helm

By Matthew Handrahan

Hearthstone pro says he was blacklisted after spouse criticized Blizzard

Team Liquid's Janne "Savjz" Mikkonen says he was punished because Christina Mikkonen "spoke up about the injust practices" of the company that laid her off, Blizzard responds

By Brendan Sinclair

Capcom bans ex-EVO champion after racist tweet

Ryan "FChamp" Ramirez apologizes for "very insensitive" post, refuses to call it racist

By Brendan Sinclair

Luckbox closes $3.8m investment round

Esports betting platform prepares to go public after turnover increases 13 times since March

By Haydn Taylor

Boom.tv raises $10m in Series A funding

Bitkraft leads investment round to support Code Red ProAm series, esports entertainment platform

By Rebekah Valentine

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

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

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