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ESL partners with Cybersmile to tackle toxicity in eSports

ESL has partnered with The Cybersmile Foundation to tackle online abuse and toxicity in the world of eSports. Cybersmile has been working to address online abuse in the competitive gaming space since early 2015. This new partnership will significantly widen the reach of Cybersmile resources, as they try and get …

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NBA team co-owners and Magic Johnson buy Team Liquid

The investment group known as aXiomatic eSports has purchased controlling interest of Team Liquid. The group features big names such as NBA hall of famer Magic Johnson along with Peter Guber and Ted Leonsis who are leading the group. Guber is perhaps best known as the CEO of Mandalay Entertainment …

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Ajax gets into eSports with FIFA player Koen Weijland

Dutch football club Ajax has signed FIFA player Koen Weijland, becoming the latest team to enter the world of eSports. The five time Dutch champion has been ranked as the best player in the world in 2010, 2011 and 2015 and will now represent Ajax at all future tournaments. He …

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The Nanyang Dota 2 Cruise Cup will be held on a boat in the middle of the ocean

The Nanyang Cruise Cup will be the first ever Dota 2 tournament played on a cruise ship. Between October 13th and 17th four of the best Chinese Dota 2 teams, including TI 6 champions Wings Gaming and TI 4 champions Newbee, will play on board the Sapphire Princess cruise ship. …

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Yahoo suffers world’s biggest data breach

Around half a billion Yahoo accounts were compromised in a security breach in 2014, it has been confirmed. The hackers, whom Yahoo has said were state-sponsored, accessed names, email addresses, phone numbers, birth dates and even security questions and answers, as were encrypted passwords. The news could very well cast …

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NBA star Jeremy Lin endorses new Chinese Dota 2 super team

Jeremy Lin, point guard for NBA team the Brooklyn Nets and known Dota fan, has endorsed the new ViCi Gaming J Dota 2 team. Lin signed an agreement with China Digital Group and ViCi Gaming to create the new team, which will feature Lin as the team’s honorary captain. The …

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Sky invests in Ginx TV

Sky plc has invested 1.55 million in Ginx TV, the company behind Ginx eSports TV, the only 24 hour eSports TV channel in the UK. ITV has also invested the same amount into Ginx TV, with both companies having the option to acquire further holdings. We’re really excited to have …

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Second wave of eSports Industry Awards finalists revealed as public vote opens

The second half of the finalists for this year’s inaugural eSports Industry Awards have been announced. The event, run by NewBay Media and MBN Events, will be held at London’s The Brewery on Monday, November 21st. The first wave of finalists were announced back in July, and now the remaining …

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Team Liquid announces new Dota roster and partnership with AOC

Team Liquid has announced its new Dota 2 roster along with bringing on AOC as a sponsor. The new Dota roster sees Lasse "MATUMBAMAN" Urpalainen, Ivan "MinD_ContRoL" Borislavov and Kuro "KuroKy" Salehi Takhasomi stay with the organisation, while Amer "Miracle-" Al-Barkawi and Kanishka ‘Sam’ "BuLba" Sosale have joined the team. …

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