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(UPDATED) Apex Legends Global Series Regional Finals Postponed After Bizarre Hacking Incident

Update March 20th 4:07AM: Respawn has released the first of "a layered series of updates" intended to address the Apex Legends hacking issue that affected a pro esports event earlier this week. In a…

March 20, 2024 | 04:09 EDT

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Russia Appears To Be Using Its Army of Trolls To Peddle Its Version of Esports

Russia is about to host a big Esports and Sports competition named "Games of the Future" and it appears to be using its well-documented army of trolls to promote it.  The competition will be hosted…

February 20, 2024 | 10:58 EST

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Granblue Fantasy Versus: Rising's Success Pushes Tournament Organizer to Enforce Cap on Participants

Cygames and Arc System Works' new fighting game Granblue Fantasy Versus: Rising appears to be drawing a lot of attention among the fighting game community.  As a result, the organizers of the…

January 5, 2024 | 01:16 EST

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Esports Giant FaZe Clan Acquired by GameSquare For Just $18.5M

Esports titan FaZe Clan has been acquired by holdings company GameSquare for seemingly very little indeed. As reported by, the acquisition is an all-stock purchase in which FaZe…

October 20, 2023 | 11:28 EDT

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Pokemon World Championships 2023 Winners Revealed Alongside New TCG Mechanics And More

The winners of the Pokemon World Championships 2023 have been crowned, with skilled gamers across four different Pokemon disciplines being recognized. The championships took place in Yokohama, as…

August 14, 2023 | 11:02 EDT

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Ubisoft Allegedly Turns Deaf Ear To Esports Harassment Complaints

Esports pro Cherna, whose real name is Danielle Andrade, has quit one of the top South American esports leagues, citing a total lack of support on Ubisoft's behalf. Cherna is a pro Rainbow Six Siege …

December 21, 2022 | 10:18 EST

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Riot Games Wants To Dump FTX To Get a New Crypto Sponsor

In light of recent events with the crypto company FTX, Riot Games has decided that it is time to cut ties with the company completely. The League of Legends developers have filed a motion to dissolve…

December 19, 2022 | 03:00 EST

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Panda Global CEO Removed Amid Smash Bros Controversy

Panda Global CEO Alan Bunney has been removed amid an ongoing controversy surrounding Super Smash Bros esports tournaments, with particular reference to Smash World Tour and the Panda Cup. Panda says…

December 5, 2022 | 09:54 EST

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US Army Continues To Pour Millions Into Esports And Gaming

Internal US Army documents have revealed that the military is still focusing a lot of its recruitment efforts on the worlds of gaming and esports. According to the documents, the army poured millions…

December 2, 2022 | 09:34 EST

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(Updated) Nintendo Axes Smash World Tour "Without Any Warning"

Update December 5th 9:57AM: Panda Global CEO Alan Bunney has been removed from his position as CEO. Following Smash World Tour's cancelation, Panda Global says it removed Bunney due to "the concerns…

November 30, 2022 | 09:30 EST

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Gambit Esports Team Competing As 'Players' for ESL Pro League

The Gambit esports team will be competing under the temporary name "players" in the ESL Pro League Season 15 CS:GO competition. Earlier this month, ESL instituted a policy change that banned any…

March 14, 2022 | 02:37 EDT

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ESL Bans Organizations With Ties to Russian Government, Pauses CIS Regional Competitions

German esports league ESL has announced that organizations with "apparent ties to the Russian government" will not be allowed to be represented at its competitions, although they will be able to…

March 2, 2022 | 02:44 EST

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2022 Commonwealth Games to Host eSports Event

After lengthy discussions between the Commonwealth Games Federation and gaming chiefs, the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham will add eSports as a pilot event. If the event goes well, it may be…

February 9, 2022 | 11:10 EST

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FACEIT Merges With ESL Under Saudi-Backed Savvy Gaming Group

The Saudi-backed Savvy Gaming Group has purchased two major esports organizations, ESL Gaming and FACEIT, for a combined total value of $1.5 billion. The two organizations will be merged to create…

January 25, 2022 | 09:51 EST

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First 2022 Dota 2 Major Canceled Due to COVID

 The discovery and spread of new COVID variants has seen the first 2022 Dota 2 Major canceled. The cancellation of this event will change how the second and third Majors will be scored when they are…

January 12, 2022 | 09:48 EST

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Special Olympics And Xbox Announce Gaming For Inclusion

Xbox is teaming up with Special Olympics for the world's inaugural Gaming for Inclusion tournament, which aims to connect Special Olympics athletes with eSports. The tournament takes place in…

August 10, 2021 | 10:40 EDT

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Halo Infinite Esports Will Be Cross-Platform and Cross-Input

Big changes are coming for Halo Infinite esports — it will be both cross-platform and cross-input, allowing pros to play using either a controller or keyboard & mouse on both PC and Xbox consoles…

July 30, 2021 | 02:36 EDT

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Evil Geniuses Releases SonicFox Plushie, Sells Out in Hours

Yesterday, the eSports team Evil Geniuses released a limited-edition plushie of their star player Dominique McLean, better known as SonicFox. This new piece of merchandise was so popular that it…

June 17, 2021 | 09:41 EDT

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Nintendo Partners with PlayVS for High School eSports

This morning, Nintendo of America announced an official partnership with PlayVS, the premier provider for high school and college students in the growing world of eSports. High school eSports players…

May 27, 2021 | 10:22 EDT

Jong-ryeol "Saebyeolbe" Park of the South Korean Overwatch team Seoul Dynasty.

Chinese Overwatch Teams Rescind Boycott of Korean Player

A few days ago, players from four Chinese Overwatch League teams said they would boycott any events that included Korean player Jong-ryeol "Saebyeolbe" Park. However, a group of newly-released…

May 7, 2021 | 10:00 EDT

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Next Pokemon VGC Series Bans The Most Popular Pokemon

The competitive scene of Pokemon Sword and Shield is getting a shakeup that is unprecedented for the VGC scene. Yesterday they announced the rules for the Series 6 of ranked battles for the 2020…

August 21, 2020 | 09:43 EDT

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League of Legends Will Feature Advertisements on In-Game Banners

Riot Games are known for taking their partnerships with sponsors and brands, endemic and non-endemic, to the next level. The most recent example is the studio's launch of the True Damage virtual band…

May 26, 2020 | 03:47 EDT

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Microsoft Announces 2020 Special Olympics Xbox Virtual Gaming Event

The COVID-19 situation limited events of all kinds, especially sporting events where athletes have to come in close contact with one another. Although the German Bundesliga football league has…

May 21, 2020 | 03:39 EDT

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Chinese Overwatch League Teams Regroup in South Korea Amid Coronavirus Crisis

Two Chinese Overwatch League teams are relocating to South Korea due to growing concerns over the spread of Coronavirus in the country. China is currently dealing with the spread of the coronavirus…

January 30, 2020 | 12:30 EST

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China Postpones its League of Legends Pro League Due to Coronavirus

League of Legends undoubtedly has one of the biggest esports scene in the gaming industry, if not the biggest. The recent 2019 World Championship Final between G2 Esports and FunPlus Phoenix reached …

January 27, 2020 | 06:00 EST

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2019 Overwatch League Champions Emerge Victorious in Philadelphia

The final showdown of the Overwatch League's second season has come to a close. The San Francisco Shock and the Vancouver Titans faced off in a glorious head-to-head fight in Blizzard Entertainment's…

September 30, 2019 | 07:03 EDT

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Overwatch Role Queue is Finally Coming to Quick Play and Competitive

The long-awaited Overwatch Role Queue system has finally been officially announced. Rumors of a role-lock feature have been floating around for the last several weeks, and we now know for certain…

July 18, 2019 | 09:34 EDT

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NYXL Homestand Games are Coming to the Overwatch League in 2020

Two NYXL homestand games are coming to the Overwatch League in 2020. If you haven't been following the league super closely, 2019 marked the second year of the league's operations and the first time…

July 17, 2019 | 09:30 EDT

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Overwatch League Replays Will Soon be Available for Anyone to Watch

Overwatch League replays will soon be available for anyone to watch. The Overwatch League is Blizzard Entertainment's Esports league for their premier first-person shooter Overwatch. Like many…

June 5, 2019 | 06:01 EDT

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Overwatch League Commissioner Nate Nanzer Leaving Blizzard for Epic Games

Overwatch League Commissioner Nate Nanzer has announced that he is leaving his position at Blizzard Entertainment to take on a new role at Epic Games. The announcement was made in the lead up to…

May 28, 2019 | 09:00 EDT

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First Ever Esport Home Game Attracts Over 9,000 Attendees for Dallas Fuel

The first Dallas Fuel home game has attracted over 9,000 attendees in what is the first step to Overwatch League teams playing outside of the Blizzard Arena in Los Angeles County. The Overwatch…

April 29, 2019 | 01:20 EDT

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Chronicling The Shanghai Dragons Win Against Boston Uprising

The first Shanghai Dragons win has finally happened last night in their series against the Boston Uprising. After an 0-40 record in the inaugural season of the Overwatch League and 2 losses at the…

February 23, 2019 | 01:00 EST vs Diablo Heroes of the Storm

Silver Lining for Heroes of the Storm's eSports League with Community Division

Last week, Blizzard Entertainment announced that multiple members of the development team of their crossover MOBA Heroes of the Storm are moving to other company projects. This resulted in the…

December 20, 2018 | 04:21 EST


Dark Clouds on Horizon for Blizzard's Heroes of the Storm After Cutting Esports, Moving Team Members

Recently, Blizzard announced changes on their official website to Heroes of the Storm's development. Several developers are moving to other Blizzard projects, such as Hearthstone and World of…

December 19, 2018 | 12:20 EST

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Los Angeles Valiant Announces Partnership With St. Jude's To Raise $500,000

A Los Angeles Valiant St. Jude's partnership has been formed and the Esports organization will be trying to raise a hefty chunk of cash over the next two years. The Los Angeles Valiant is one of two…

December 18, 2018 | 04:05 EST

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Atlanta Reign Homestand & Los Angeles Valiant Homestand Games Announced

Atlanta Reign Homestand Games and Los Angeles Valiant Homestand Games have been announced by the Overwatch League. This is coming on the heels of the Dallas Fuel doing the same yesterday, making for…

December 13, 2018 | 04:32 EST

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See Who Matches Up In The Overwatch League Season 2 Schedule

The Overwatch League Season 2 Schedule has been released by the Esports organization. Blizzard Entertainment had a fantastic first year with the Overwatch League and it's set to return on February 14…

December 13, 2018 | 04:13 EST

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Overwatch League To Host Dallas Fuel Home Game In Texas Next April

The Overwatch League will be hosting a Dallas Fuel Home Game in Texas next year, marking the first time that official matches are taking place in a team's home city. All of the Overwatch League games…

December 12, 2018 | 03:03 EST

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Washington Justice Rains From Above In The Overwatch League

D.C. sports fans will now have athletes of a different sort to cheer for: the Washington Justice has been revealed as the final expansion team for Season 2 of the Overwatch League according to a news…

December 3, 2018 | 10:30 EST

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Canucks Called To Action - Vancouver Titans Joins The Overwatch League

The seventh of the eight expansion teams for Season 2 of the Overwatch League has been revealed as the Vancouver Titans according to an announcement on the league's official website. Canadian fans of…

December 3, 2018 | 08:30 EST


SEA Games Announces Six Medals For Esports For 2019

Mainstream media and sporting events now feature more esports. Since 2015, ESPN has covered League of Legends, Overwatch, and even Hearthstone. Furthermore, esports have their own ESPN portal that…

November 30, 2018 | 01:45 EST

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$280m Hangzhou Esports Town Opens In Advance of 2022 Asian Games

A certain Chinese city is heavily investing in competitive video gaming with the opening of the Hangzhou Esports town as reported by Esports Observer. Hangzhou is the capital of the Zhejiang Province…

November 22, 2018 | 02:28 EST

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H1Z1 Pro League Shutting Down, Teams Still Waiting On Stipend Payments

The H1Z1 Pro League is shutting down as reported by ESPN. The H1z1 Pro League is (much as you'd expect) a professional e-sports league centered on Daybreak Game Company's battle royale title H1Z1.…

November 19, 2018 | 09:13 EST

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The Hangzhou Spark Electrifies The Overwatch League

The fourth (and final) Chinese team in the Overwatch League has been announced on the league's official website as the Hangzhou Spark. The Hangzhou Spark is the latest reveal of the eight expansion…

November 15, 2018 | 11:30 EST

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Chengdu Hunters Bring Panda Power To The Overwatch League

The next of the eight expansion teams coming for the 2019 Overwatch League season is the Chengdu Hunters as revealed in a news post on the league's official website. The Chengdu Hunters are the…

November 12, 2018 | 04:37 EST

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Guangzhou Charge Is The Second Chinese Overwatch League Team

The next team to have their name and branding revealed for the Overwatch League is the Guangzhou Charge according to an announcement on the league's official website. The Guangzhou Charge is the…

November 9, 2018 | 01:46 EST

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[Rumor] Overwatch League Season 2 Team Names & Logos Leaked

It appears that seven of the team names and logos of the eight expansion teams for the Overwatch League's second season may have been discovered according to a submission on the /r/OverwatchLeague…

November 8, 2018 | 04:30 EST

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France's Overwatch League Team Is The Paris Eternal

The Overwatch League has had the name of its next team revealed on the team's official Twitch channel: The Paris Eternal. The live stream was announced an hour prior to the start of the stream on the…

November 8, 2018 | 03:45 EST