ESPORTS NEWS

Twitch acquires social network Bebo for $25M

Bebo, founded in 2005, was once the UK’s most popular social network, beating both MySpace and Facebook in its prime. Twitch has paid $25M

The Division movie is coming to Netflix

Netflix is picking up the live-action adaptation of Ubisoft’s The Division three years after the movie was first announced.

Xbox Scarlett: what we know about Microsoft’s next console

Microsoft’s new console plans have been revealed as the next-generation Xbox console platform, Scarlett, during its Xbox E3 2019 press conference.

64.7% of Famitsu readers plan to buy a PS5

A Survey by Weekly Famitsu proves that the PS5 already has a huge and faithful fanbase. Discover the full information here. Enjoy!

Valve launches Steam Chat App on iOS and Android

You can download for free Steam Chat App from the App Store and Google Play, a serious alternative to Discord.

Playdate is the new handheld console from Firewatch’s Publisher

Panic Inc., Firewatch’s Publisher has just unveiled Playdate” Is a New Handheld Console with a crank…

Somnium Space raises $1M to expand VR platform

Somnium Space, the studio behind the titular social VR platform, announced they’ve successfully completed a $1 million seed round

The Walking Dead Onslaught has arrived!

The Walking Dead Onslaught, a made-for VR game that takes place in the same world as the iconic TV show it’s based on, will be release this fall

Sony’s PSVR headset is the most successful VR

Sony’s PSVR headset remains the most commercially successful VR unit on the market. Two New PSVR Bundles Coming in May

Overwatch League : VR spaces for fans?

San Francisco Shock and Houston Outlaws are creating VR spaces for fans to hang out. they are each teaming up with Linden Lab using the company’s Sansar technology

Amazing joins 100 Thieves as starting jungler

Amazing has played in two World Championships, and 100 Thieves needed a change after finishing bottom of the spring split

EA wants to bring Apex Legends to mobile

Executives from EA (Electronic Arts) have implied they’d like to bring their battle royale Apex Legends to mobile devices

CS:GO: Team Liquid beats Fnatic at IEM Sydney

After a string of heartbreaking near-misses, Team Liquid have finally picked up their first premier tournament win of 2019 at IEM Sydney

Fox Sports acquires FIFA 19 eSports US rights

Fox Sports has managed to acquire FIFA esports US broadcast rights in a deal that extends into the 2026 season. More details here!

Yuumi, the new support champion, was leaked!

League of Legends‘ newest cat-themed support champion, Yuumi, has been partially leaked on YouTube. Discover her habilities!

Avengers: Endgame event is coming to Fortnite

Epic Games is again linking up with the Marvel Cinematic Universe as the developer has teased a Fortnite and Avengers: Endgame crossover

FaZe Clan wins CS:GO BLAST Pro Series: Miami

The European team, FaZe Clan has become the winner of CS:GO BLAST Pro Series Miami 2019 and earned $125.000 of the prize money

Rogue wins $500.000 Apex tournament

A champion has been crowned at the Twitch Rivals Apex Legends TwitchCon Europe Showdown.

MTG Arena : discover Ilharg, the Raze-Boar

At the end of April, the new expansion will be release with a total of 36 planeswalkers. Ilharg, the Raze-Boar is coming.

Tech companies developing the Netflix of gaming

From Apple to Amazon to Google are trying to create a ‘Netflix of gaming’ service. Stream high-quality games to any device.

World of Warcraft Classic will introduce PvP combat

When World of Warcraft Classic arrives in the summer. Blizzard has outlined a gradual introduction for PVP fights that will mimic the initial rollout.

Aspire Zone And WEGA Will Launch “Esport World Cup”

Aspire Zone and Wega will launch eSports World Cup in Doha. Will offer an opportunity to the 2.3B players worldwide to compete in a 4-year competition

FaZe Clan signs 13-year-old H1ghsky1 to Fortnite team

FaZe Clan is bolstering its already-powerful Fortnite roster with another young player. Thirteen-year-old pro H1ghsky1 confirmed the move on his Twitter

Prince Harry thinks Fortnite should be banned

During a visit to a YMCA event in West London, Prince Harry told mental health experts that Fortnite is more addictive than drugs.

LOL hit nominated to the Sports Emmy Awards

The Word Alive have been nominated for a Sports Emmy Award for their contribution on the League Of Legends song “Rise”

OpTic’s CS:GO team acquires MSL and Niko

OpTic Gaming announced on Thursday that MSL and Niko will be joining the organization’s Counter-Strike: Global Offensive roster

Tekkz is the new ePremier League Champion

Donovan ‘TekKz’ Hunt, 17, is the first ever ePremier League champion after defeating Kyle ‘KyleLeese_’ Leese 6-2 in the grand final

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Apex Legends earned EA $92 million in February

Apex Legends wasn’t just a big hit for EA, it was the biggest free-to-play game launch of all time, according to Superdata

delle ali new ambassador for SecretLab gaming chairs

Dele Alli, new ambassador for SecretLab chairs

Singapore-based eSports company SecretLab has signed Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Dele Alli as its new ambassador. Keep update here

Rainbow Six Siege implements team kill validation system

Pain management comes to Siege. Ubisoft is rolling out a new team kill validation system on the Rainbow Six Technical Test Server, the developer explained in a recent blog post.

Overwatch League esport arena

$50M Overwatch stadium to be built in Philadelphia

The Overwatch League’s Philadelphia Fusion will build a $50M Overwatch stadium to host its matches and is expected to be playing in the new building by early 2021

PUBG free in-game baseball hat

PUBG celebrates 2-year anniversary with a free in-game baseball hat

It isn’t the most exciting freebie, but is a free item. PUBG turned two years old yesterday and PUBG Corp. wants to remind you that the game still exists!

MLB

MLB likely to enter in the esports scene in 2019

Major League Baseball will be entering the esports space this year. It is a real priority for us going forward,” Manfred said.

Konami Creative Center

An esports arena is being built in Tokyo

Konami is currently in the process of building a 12-story esports center in Tokyo. Konami wants to improve Japanese Esports.

Blizzard games

Blizzard won’t release any major game in 2019

Blizzard will not be releasing any major new game this year, but they will bring updates of Warcraft with new and powerful content

Huge FIFA upgrade for Bernardo Silva after Carabao Cup

Huge FIFA upgrade for Bernardo Silva after Carabao Cup

Manchester City has won the first trophy of the season and Bernardo Silva has been upgraded in FIFA Ultimate due to his brilliant match

At least $150.000 to sign Karrigan CS:GO player

Finn “Karrigan” Andersen has played for Team Envy last weeks on a loan; now Envy, or any other team, would has to pay $150.000 to sign him

TACO and Coldzera and mibr´s house

The incredible gaming house of Made in Brazil

The California-based club is already living in its new amazing gaming CSGO house, and TACO and Coldzera show it in a recent vlog

Neymar and his amazing Counter Strike skills

Brazilian and PSG football star posted an amazing clip which show a 1v5 clutch on Mirage; Neymar plays CS:GO even with a foot injury

Ghost Gaming’s Timothy “Bizzle” Miller

Bizzle wins $400K Fortnite Secret Skirmish event

After six matches in the Secret Skirmish tournament, one professional Fortnite player has become a lot richer: $60,000 prize

Carlos Rodriguez

LOL takes its place in Forbes 30 under 30 list

Eight professional gamers made Forbes’ 30 under 30 Sports & Games European list; G2 founder Carlos ‘Ocelote’ lead the list. Simply amazing!

SK Telecom and Comcast

Big Esports Venture: SK Telecom and Comcast

SK Telecom and Comcast have announced a joint esports venture to create T1 Entertainment & Sports, which will house SK’s renowned LoL

Overwatch player sets world record for solo kills in Apex

Mendokusaii, content creator and streamer for Overwatch team Houston Outlaws, has set a new world record for solo kills. Join us for full details

Mats playing video games

The renowned WOW gaming life behind a wheelchair

Norwegian Mats had a disable since many years but he ran a life behind PC screen. He was a dedicated wow gamer, and his parents didn’t know it.

EA Sports team up with ELEAGUE for FIFA 19 events

EA Sports will team up with ELEAGUE for multiple competitive FIFA 19 events later this year. The first one has taken part during February

FIFA launches the new FIFA eNations Cup!

FIFA will host the inaugural version of the FIFA eNations Cup, featuring a national team competition on the Road to the FIFA eWorld Cup

Overwatch League 2018: 4th channel on Twitch

The Overwatch League had a better year than first anticipated, officially becoming the fourth most-watched channel on Twitch last 2018

PUBG Mobile is live with Resident Evil 2 crossover

The biggest addition to the game in the new PUGB update is the crossover with Capcom’s Resident Evil 2

LEC studio

The new magic atmosphere in the LEC Studio

League of Legends European Championship studio it’s still hosted in the same Berlin location but has a new atmosphere, discover it

The Dames, an all-female PUBG team

The team, called the Dames of PUBG, began their competitive career with the Zowie Divina PUBG tournament in Shanghai

Origen’s League of Legends team and Audi Car.

Audi sponsors Origen’s League of Legends team

Car manufacturer Audi has entered into three-year strategic partnership with European League of Legends team Origen. All info here!

12 PUBG players issued bans for cheating

Through an investigation into PUBG players, the company found that the 10 players had received in-game bans for using cheat programs

Overwatch comes to Paris: new map assault

Players will get to venture to a whole new city: Paris, the City of Love, will be the next Overwatch

Rocket League Championship Season 7 revealed

Over $1 million USD is at stake in a Rocket League Season full of changes for fans to enjoy. Join this article to discover the full details

iRacing is partnering with a huge car brand: Porsche

Porsche and iRacing delivers a new World Championship which consists of 10 racing weekends and takes place exclusively online

Razer’s new Xbox One keyboard and mouse

Razer has revealed a new wireless keyboard and mouse designed specifically for players on Xbox One. Called the Razer Turret. Enjoy the full article

Dota 2 Major might be held at Disneyland Paris

The May or June Major for the DPC season will reportedly be held at the Disneyland park in Paris; it would have a prize pool featuring $1 million

BREAKING! The PlayStation 5 is on the way

The new Sony Interactive Entertainment console (PS5) is in the minds of all the players on this platform. Will we have PS5 for 2020?

Panda Global: new GameCube adapter for Nintendo Switch

For fans of this console comes this adapter made by Panda Global. This item is a portable GameCube controller adapter for the Nintendo Switch.

Completes Zelda’s Breath of the Wild blindfolded

CrystalSaver completed The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild in nearly 104 hours and blindfolded. Gamers are always looking for new challenges

Farming Simulator League to begin in Summer

Farming Simulator League to begin in Summer

Giants has put even more resources into expanding the current iteration of the Farming Simulator championship. Join us for full details

Ace Combat 7 In VR With This Special Flight Stick

Ace Combat 7’s PSVR mode is shaping up to offer a blockbuster experience that will play great with your regular DualShock 4

Twin Peaks Coming to HTC Vive and Oculus Rift

A virtual reality version of TV classic Twin Peaks is in the works for HTC Vive and Oculus Rift, with series co-creator David Lynch pitching in

More than 10M watched Fortnite’s Marshmello show

More than 10M watched Fortnite’s Marshmello show

Music producer Marshmello offered fans a 10-minute long performance in Fornite. You can still check out the full show on YouTube.

Hypercube: big VR center opened in France

Hypercube is a gigantic center dedicated to Virtual Reality; the best way to convince the general public that VR is the future. Join us for details

Fortnite has 200 million registered players

Epic Games has amassed 200 million registered players; it’s a 60 percent jump in registered users since June. Is it’s popularity infinite?

For Netflix Fortnite is a bigger rival than HBO

Netflix has identified an even bigger rival: the massively popular video game Fortnite. Who will get more time on our screens? Let’s discover it

Arena World Championship (AWC) logo and Mythic Dungeon International (MDI) logo

Blizzard unveils 2019 WOW esports plans

World of Warcraft esports plans will include a crowdfund assisted prize pool and the increase of events and slight name change to the MDI

Neymar in fifa19 esports game

Cristiano Ronaldo disappears from FIFA 19 cover

FIFA 2019 has a new cover, and previous cover star Cristiano Ronaldo has been dropped. Has Cristiano stopped being a reference football star?

Doubles viewership on Twitch with battle for Azeroth

Viewership for World of Warcraft was stagnant for most of the year, but when the game’s 7th expansion released, streams for the game exploded

Dragon Ball Z Adidas Sneaker inspired by Dragon Shenron

The final piece to Adidas Originals’ highly celebrated multi-sneaker collection with famed anime franchise “Dragon Ball Z”. Enjoy the best pics

Nike debuts a top design new sneaker on Twitch

The new shoe was revealed to be the Nike Adapt BB, Nike’s first smart design, announced on Twitch. Do you like this new epic design?

Knives Out: + money than PUBG & Fortnite mobile games

Knives Out exceeded the worldwide revenue of the mobile versions of Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds and Fortnite in 2018

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Major event of 2019

Berlin and StarLadder will host CS:GO Major

Tournament organiser StarLadder has confirmed that the second Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Major event of 2019 will take place in Berlin

Apex 1 million players

Apex hits 1 million players in under 8 hours

Less than eight hours after being launched, the game had already hit 1 million downloads, more than Fortnite. That’s super epic mate

Awesome! NRG player sets Apex solo kill record

Professional Apex Legends player NRG Esports “dizzy” set the solo kill world record with a whopping 33 kills. You’ll find the full details here

Apex has broken the Fornite record in Twitch

Viewers watched more than 8.2 million hours of Apex Legends one day, beating out the most-watched day in Fortnite history. Full details here