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Illinois College to launch League of Legends college team in September

Illinois College has announced it’ll be starting a competitive gaming team for League of Legends this September. The American university had to cancel a youth esports camp earlier this month due to a low number of sign ups however, according to the Jacksonville Courier, who broke the news, Illinois College esports …

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Laser League is the futuristic bloodsport that desperately deserves esports success

Laser League is hard to explain without a host of cultural touchstones to hand. Think Tron, but not really. A MOBA, but not really. It’s perhaps even a little like Rocket League — but not really.  The most important thing to know about Laser League is that it’s good, very …

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Australian Quake player qualifies for NA tournament with ping of 200ms

A Quake competitor from Australia has managed to qualify in a US regional qualifier for a tournament with a $1m prize pot. The kicker? The competitor, Daniel ‘dandaking’ De Sousa, managed to do this while still in his native Australia, competing in the online tournament with a ping of over …

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Gfinity hire former Syco executive Matt Brittain as chief commercial officer

Gfinity has hired former Syco executive Matt Brittain as chief commercial officer, hoping that he can bring his experience on commercially successful projects like Britain’s Got Talent and X Factor to Gfinity’s esports programming. It’s the latest in a long string of hires from around the entertainment industry which has …

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Overwatch’s Kaplan: “I believe the game is currently balanced”

Overwatch’s game director Jeff Kaplan has taken to the game’s forums to respond to recent vocal criticisms about the perceived lack of balance in Overwatch, including the recent shift towards a ‘dive’ meta.  Overwatch’s fanbase are particularly vocal about perceived imbalances, and according to Kaplan, these perceived imbalances are just …

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Gears of War Esports announces EU and NA grassroots tournaments for August

Gears of War Esports, the official organisers for all Gears of War esports events, has announced two brand-new summer tournaments, focused on grassroots players in North America and Europe. The North American tournament, the CMG Offseason Open, will run from August 5-6 and is being organised by Casual Misfits Gaming, …

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PandaScore scores $2.8m in seed funding to expand esports data efforts

Paris based data outfit PandaScore has just announced a successful $2.8m seed funding round, led by Alven Capital. The news was spotted by Esports Insider, and the funding is intending to help PandaScore expand their efforts in esports, and PandaScore are looking to leverage the current need for reliable data …

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Blizzard lifts lid on Hearthstone expansion Knights of the Frozen Throne after leak

After yesterday’s leak revealed Hearthstone’s expansion could be a little chilly, Blizzard have revealed the full details on the next expansion, Knights of the Frozen Throne. The expansion, due to release in August, will take players to Northrend, where a free single player adventure will let you face off against …

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ESL and Hoplon announce €10,000 Heavy Metal Machines European tournament

Hoplon and ESL Play announced last week that they would be hosting a €10,000 European tournament for Hoplon’s vehicular MOBA Heavy Metal Machines. Registration for its Esports European Championship opened on 1st July 2017 via ESL Play. It’s a bold move in Europe for Hoplon, who are well known as …

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Ubisoft announce For Honor Hero Series, 10k tournament in partnership with ESL

On Wednesday, Ubisoft announced the For Honor Hero Series, an international tournament program, organised with esports outfit ESL, which will kick off on July 8. It’s open to all in Europe and the United States, and will see weekly online 1v1 Duel tournaments across all three of For Honor’s platforms. …

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