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Gillette announce sponsorship of League of Legends team EDward Gaming

Gillette has announced a sponsorship deal with Chinese League of Legends outfit EDward Gaming, making the popular team Gillette’s first. Gillette have some prior experience with esports. They are partners with the ESL and also sponsor League of Legends player / team owner Enrique ‘xPeke’ Cedeño. The sponsorship for EDward …

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ESIC ban Conner ‘ZonC’ Huglin for two years

The Esports Integrity Coalition has handed out a two year ban to Conner Huglin, better known by his player handle of ZonC, banning the player from ‘all’ esports from 10 May 2017 to 9 May 2019. There’s no word on exactly what ‘all’ means in this case, however it’s probably …

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War Child’s Wayne Emanuel on Game On and the charity’s aim to hold it’s first esports tournament

Gaming and charity have had a long and varied history together, with many initiatives looking to get gamers and those who enjoy gaming to donate to charity. War Child are one of the charities that seems to have really embraced this. For the last several years, the charity has worked …

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Popular streamer gets ‘swatted’ on airplane, banned from Twitch

Paul Denino, a popular Twitch streamer who broadcasts under the name Ice_Poseidon, has achieved an unlikely milestone: he’s the first person to be “swatted” on an airplane. He then quickly achieved a second: he’s the first person to be banned by Twitch for being swatted on a plane. “Swatting” is …

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Summer Games Done Quick schedule promises Nier Automata, Halo and The Lion King

The schedule for Summer Games Done Quick (SGDQ) has been announced, with speedrunning fans able to take a quick look at the schedule for the marathon event. Speedrunners from around the globe come to SGDQ to show off their skills, with viewers making donations to Doctors Without Borders and have …

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All-women’s Stephen’s College offers up Overwatch scholarship

A small all-women’s college located in the American Midwest has made waves after offering up a varsity esports program. This makes Stephen’s College, in Missouri, the first women’s college to offer up a competitive gaming scholarship.  Stephen’s College is planning to form an Overwatch team for the Fall season of …

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MonteCristo and DoA leave Korea to cast the Overwatch League

Casters Christopher "MonteCristo" Mykles and Erik "DoA" Lonnquist have announced that they are leaving Korea and will return to the US to work on the upcoming Overwatch League.  The pair are best known as the English language voices of Korean League of Legends. For years the pair were the main …

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New York City FC become first MLS club to enter eSports

New York City Football Club has announced the signing of FIFA player Christopher Holly, becoming the first MLS club to enter the world of eSports.  Holly is a top talent in the North American FIFA scene, and will continue to play in the top North American competitions. However this new …

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CWL Birmingham Open broadcast talent announced

With the Call of Duty World League Birmingham event just weeks away the broadcast talent for the event has finally been announced.  Alan ‘Bricey’ Brice will be hosting the event, with Phil ‘Momo’ Whitfield, Chris Tunn, Jonas ‘Oxygen’ Ferry, Jack Campbell and Chris ‘Stealth’ Curtis casting the main stage competition. …

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Smash player Nairo was the halftime entertainment for the Sacramento Kings’ last match

Super Smash Bros 4 player Nairoby “Nairo” Quezada was the halftime entertainment at the last Sacramento Kings NBA match.  The NRG Smash player was brought in by the team to play against Caleb “8BIT Roc” Patton, a local Smash player who won a tournament to face off against Nairo. The …

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