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ESL founder Hilgers leads new esports specific fund, BITKRAFT

ESL founder Jens Hilgers has put together a team of high profile figures and investment groups from sports, entertainment and gaming to create a multi-million esports investment fund. The fund, called BITKRAFT Esports Ventures fund, has backers from several top-level esports organisations, including Super Evil Megacorp CEO Kristian Segerstrale, the …

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Here’s where to watch the Call of Duty WWII reveal tomorrow

Tomorrow, Activision and Sledgehammer Games will be revealing the next entry in the Call of Duty franchise, Call of Duty: WWII. The imaginatively named title signals Call of Duty’s return to the second world war, and this look tomorrow is our first look at the gameplay, story and potentially multiplayer …

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BurNIng’s Anti-Mage performance at Kiev Major is third highest GPM in competitive Dota 2

Chinese Dota 2 hero Xu Zhilei, better known by his handle BurNIng, yesterday showed why he was amongst the most famous players in the region after a Kiev Major group stage performance with his signature hero Anti-Mage. Zhilei’s carry performance as Anti-Mage in the second game of a series against …

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The Kiev Major has kicked off, here’s how to watch

The Kiev Major, Valve’s second big tournament of the season has started, and you can currently watch it live, if you’re into that. It’s starting slow: the first two days are the qualifiers for the Swiss group, which will work to determine the main event brackets for when that gets …

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Two charged without detention over OGN Overwatch match fixing

Two individuals have been charged by South Korean authorities accused of match fixing in the wildcard qualifier finals for OGN’s Overwatch APEX Challengers Season 3. This comes fron an Inven report translated by ESPN Esports, who reported that the two have been charged without detention. Jin Seok-hoon and Baek Min-Jeh, …

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Russian football club Spartak Moscow entering CS:GO, LoL, DOTA2

Russian football club Spartak Moscow took a first tentative step into esports last September when they picked up FIFA player Sergei “KEFIR” Nikiforov, as part of the team. Now, their looking to expand into competitive Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, League of Legends and Dota 2 with the announcement made at a …

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Twitch to roll out new and improved subscription service

Twitch is planning to roll out a revamped subscription system for partnered streamers that could see a significant bump in revenues for popular streamers. This feature is due to roll out soon, and Twitch partners will be able to opt in later this month. This will add several new tiers …

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Rogue heading to South Korea for OGN Global’s APEX season 3

After a win in April’s Overwatch Monthly Melee, Overwatch team Rogue, owned by Dj Steve Aoki, has announced that it will head to South Korea to compete in season three of OGN’s Overwatch APEX. The team, comprised entirely of French players but currently live together in a team house located …

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Super Smash Brothers Melee player David Kim retires due to injury

Super Smash Bros. Melee player David “Kira” Kim has retired due to injury, claiming an ongoing problem with his left index finger as the reason behind his departure. Kim was ranked the 86th best Melee player in the world last year in the annual Top 100 Players list compiled by …

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Is there room in esports for battle royale?

PLAYERUNKNOWN’s BATTLEGROUNDS is both obnoxiously capped and the best selling game on Steam right now, with Korean developers Bluehole claiming the title sold its first million copies just 16 days after launching onto Steam’s Early Access program. The game is already a success, but could it find itself joining the …

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