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Capcom scales back divisive Street Fighter esports licensing rules

Publisher removes or extends prize pool and sponsorship limits, allows spectator fees and video/photo capture of events

By James Batchelor

Legal experts say TSM and Blitz may have misclassified contractors

Current and former workers at esports and stat-tracking app firms also describe abusive treatment by co-founder Andy Dinh

By Brendan Sinclair

Usain Bolt joins esports organisation Wylde as co-owner

The retired sprinter is to focus on "elevating" the Irish company's "growing brand"

By Marie Dealessandri

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Ontario launches $1 million esports scholarship program

Provincial government offering financial assistance to esports players taking courses for the "design, development, marketing and innovation industry"

By Brendan Sinclair

Tournament licenses are a necessary step in taming eSports' Wild West | Opinion

Backlash to Capcom's community licenses for small tournaments highlights some genuine missteps -- but the general principle is sound

By Rob Fahey

ESL bans organisations with ties to Russian government from Pro League

Players from teams affected will still be able to compete "under a neutral name, without representing their country"

By Marie Dealessandri

Super Smash Bros won't be at Evo 2022 next month

Organiser says Nintendo has "chosen not to continue" popular fighting game's long-running history with the event

By Vikki Blake

2022 Commonwealth Games will include pilot medal esports event

Commonwealth Esports Championships will have run alongside major sports competition but have separate organisation and branding

By James Batchelor

100 Thieves raises $60m in Series C funding round

Latest investment brings gaming outfit valuation up to $460 million

By Danielle Partis

North Carolina establishes fund to attract esports events

State will pay up to 25% of qualifying expenses for gaming competitions, committing up to $5m a year

By Brendan Sinclair

Nintendo partners with Panda Global to launch Super Smash Bros. circuit

First-ever officially licensed championship tournament in North America to take place next year

By Jeffrey Rousseau

Gfinity revenue up 27% year-over-year, losses down 50%

Esports outfit begins to recover following period of instability and abandoned acquisition plans

By Danielle Partis

Worldwide esports viewership will grow to 519 million by 2024 - Report

Research from Interpret and Consumer Technology Association finds those who compete in or attend esports events spend up to 84% more on gaming than core gamers

By Brendan Sinclair

Valve cancels physical ticket sales for The International 2021, event will be shown online

Live audience admission refunded as company prioritises safety of talent and staff

Esports professionally recognised in Thailand

Players will now have access to public funding and support

By Marie Dealessandri

Misfits Gaming Group secures $35m investment

Media brand Scripps leads investment into global esports organisation

By James Batchelor

Sponsors drop Overwatch League after harassment lawsuit

Kellogg and State Farm no longer partners for Activision Blizzard esports league; Coca-Cola says it will "take a step back" to reassess support

By Brendan Sinclair

Belong to open first gaming arena in the US

The company aims at opening 300 gaming centers in the US in the next five years

By Marie Dealessandri

Esports organisation Gamesquare acquires Complexity Gaming

Former Complexity shareholders will own 47% and invest additional $8.5 million into Gamesquare

By James Batchelor

Fnatic targets Japanese expansion following $17m investment

UK-based esports firm has raised more than $44m to date, will open office in Japan

By James Batchelor

GAME sells Insomnia Gaming Festival organiser to Supernova Capital

Craig Fletcher, founder of original Insomnia team Multiplay, to lead operations going forward

By James Batchelor

Gfinity acquires Fortnite fan site

The esports company will leverage Drawnite.com to expand its publishing platform, Gfinity Digital Media

MTG loses money in Q1 despite greater revenues

ESL Gaming parent company doesn't expect a significant return to live esports events until 2022

By Brendan Sinclair

Grid secures $10m in Series A funding

German-based esports data company will use the "investment to take on the US"

By Jeffrey Rousseau

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