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Capcom Pro Tour cancels three events over outbreak

Brussels Challenge, Norcal Regionals, and April Annihilation won't happen; "additional schedule modifications" possible

By Brendan Sinclair

IEM Katowice will go on without an audience

Esports tournament sees permission to hold a mass event revoked due to COVID-19 coronavirus concerns

By Brendan Sinclair

Newzoo: Global esports market will reach $1.1b in 2020

Nearly three-fourths of all revenue will come from sponsorships and media rights

By Rebekah Valentine

Latest Esports articles

FIFA pro player banned from EA games and services for code conduct violations

Ban comes months after Kurt "Kurt0411" Fenech was prohibited from competing or attending FIFA esports events

By Haydn Taylor

Adapting to the evolution of esports

Major League Gaming co-founder Mike Sepso explains why the original MLG wouldn't work today, and how his new start-up Vindex is positioned for the future

By Brendan Sinclair

NACE partners with Skillshot Media for collegiate esports program

Partnership to offer $16 million in annual esports scholarships

ESL, DreamHack sign revenue-sharing deal with 13 esports teams

Agreement will ensure Team Liquid, Evil Geniuses, Fnatic, and more continue to compete in MTG-owned circuits, grants partner teams a portion of ESL Pro Tour proceeds

By Brendan Sinclair

Games industry faces major disruption across all sectors as coronavirus spreads

Update: My.Games pushes back Big Deal Conference in response to coronavirus

By Haydn Taylor

Hitmarker: Number of full-time esports jobs doubled last year

The number of senior-level jobs in esports grew an impressive 190% in 2019

By Marie Dealessandri

Major esport organisations launch new team-owned CS:GO league

Flashpoint aims to address "lack of stability and long-term investment" issues of current pro scene

By Haydn Taylor

Kentucky officials trying to ban Fortnite from varsity esports

"There is no place for shooter games in our schools," says Kentucky High School Athletic Association commissioner

By Haydn Taylor

Esports events delayed, cancelled as coronavirus spreads

Competitions for League of Legends, Pokemon, CS:GO already affected, Overwatch League currently in discussions

By Rebekah Valentine

Activision Blizzard and Google sign esports, cloud deals

Overwatch League and others will air exclusively on YouTube and Google Cloud becomes preferred cloud service for game hosting

By Brendan Sinclair

Why the traditional product lifecycle “maybe doesn't apply” to League of Legends

After ten years, League of Legends is still one of the most popular games on earth and Riot Games is riding that wave into new spaces

By Haydn Taylor

Overwatch League addresses on-air talent departures

Activision Blizzard's esports outfit will "evolve" its broadcast after losing five hosts and casters in the past month

By Brendan Sinclair

BT becomes first major UK brand to sponsor an esports team

Excel Esports signs multi-year partnership with British telecom giant

By Haydn Taylor

Vindex creating esports events for IMAX

New Vindex Studios division will handle effort to bring live esports to the large-format theaters

Blizzard signs three-year deal with ESL, Dreamhack

StarCraft II World Championship Series is being retired as Blizzard commits to ESL Pro Tours for StarCraft II and Warcraft III: Reforged

By Brendan Sinclair

League of Legends professional Maria 'Remilia' Creveling dies at 24

In 2015, Creveling became the first woman to compete in the League of Legends Championship Series

By Rebekah Valentine

Global Esports Federation announced, backed by Tencent

Federation aims to be "the voice and authority for the worldwide esports movement"

By Rebekah Valentine

League of Legends World Championship 2019 was the most-watched LoL esports event ever

The Finals reached an average minute audience of 21.8m, and 44m peak concurrent viewers

EA, Respawn announce Apex Legends Global Series

$3m at stake in the game's first international, multi-tournament esports program

By Rebekah Valentine

Esports platform Game.tv secures $25 million in funding

Also launches AI-driven platform via Discord and web app

By James Batchelor

GAME's Belong esports division opens 100-seat venue in London

Oxford Street location will be the home of the London Lionhearts esports team

PatronGG secures $1m for esports engagement app Kokyo

Bitkraft leads funding to continue its string of esports investments

By Rebekah Valentine

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