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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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British eSports Association says eSports are not sports

The British eSports Association has made a statement saying eSports are not sports.  “Esports is not a sport, but a credible activity in its own right,” said the British eSports Association in a statement.  The statement comes after the BBC reported on eSports, which sparked a lot of debate about …

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Fnatic announce partnership with Chinese eSports agency B.O.O.T

Fnatic has announced it will be partnering with the Chinese eSports agency B.O.O.T in order to tap into the growing eSports market in the country and promote better engagement between Eastern and Western eSports companies. The deal has come to fruition through the relationship between Fnatic’s Chief Gaming Officer, Patrik …

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Barcelona star Gerard Piqué reveals football eSports project

Barcelona defender Gerard Piqué has announced his involvement in a football-related eSports project. Named efootball.pro, Piqué revealed the project on Twitter while asking for people who are passionate about football and eSports to “join us to create the future of football in eSports”. Piqué had already discussed his intention to …

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Cloud 9 receive investment from Joe Montana, Reddit co-founder, and more

Multi-game eSports organisation, Cloud 9, has confirmed the names of a number of recent investors in the team, including NFL Hall of Famer Joe Montana and Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian. The full list of investors, which has been published over at Yahoo eSports, includes Tesla board directors Antonio Gracias, Kimbal …

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Ex-Misfits GM launches Overwatch team Laser Kittenz

Former Misfits GM, Ali Saba, has founded new competitive Overwatch team Laser Kittenz. Combining former players from Bench Boys and a selection of new recruits, Laser Kittenz is comprised of Finley "Kyb" Adisi, Sergi "Winghaven" Torras, Luís "Greyy" Perestrelo, Carl "crems" Aspehult, Nikolaj "Zaprey" Moses and Herman "Nesh" Kobrin. Coaching …

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Ninjas in Pyjamas sign draken

Swedish CS:GO team Ninjas in Pyjamas have announced a roster change that will see Jacob "pyth" Mourujärvi move to the bench and William "draken" Sundin join the team to take his place.  Draken joins the team from Epsilon eSports, where he had been the star of the young team. His …

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Chinese LoL player banned after provoking and ignoring a referee

Xie “Icon” Tianyu, the mid laner for Chinese League of Legends team Oh My God, has been banned from playing in the team’s next game.  The ban has been handed down after Icon decided to annoy the referee in his game against Game Talents. After throwing his headset Icon apparently …

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The future of the Nintendo Switch as an eSports platform

Since the Nintendo Switch launch on March 3rd, not to mention all the smaller reveal events leading up to it, the Switch craze has taken ahold of the gaming world. Launch titles such as The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, 1-2-Switch and Just Dance 2017 are keeping plenty …

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