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Sacramento Kings announce plans for a state of the art esports center

The Sacremento Kings announced Wednesday plans for a dedicated esports facility inside the Golden 1 Center in Sacramento. The esports facility is a combined training facility, gamer lounge and broadcast center and will operate as a home base for the Sacramento Kings esports efforts, which includes the team’s NBA 2K …

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Lyon Gaming rebrands after brand conflict, emerges as Rainbow7

Lyon Gaming is getting a new identity after a brand dispute, and has now been renamed Rainbow7. In early November, Riot handed down an official ruling that said Mexican League of Legends outfit Lyon Gaming, winner of nine back to back titles in League of Legends LLN, didn’t have the …

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NewBay announces the team behind the new MCV

Last week Newbay announced that it would be merging its Develop and Esports Pro brands with MCV to create a single, specialist brand to better serve the evolving UK games industry. Today we’re excited to unveil the team that will make the new MCV a success. We’ve assembled our best …

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GAME sells Multiplay digital business to Unity in £19m deal

GAME Digital announced the sale of its Multiplay Digital business to Unity on Tuesday, in a £19m deal. Multiplay Digital handles multiplayer servers for a range of titles including Minecraft, Killing Floor 2 and Day Z. Sales last year rose from £2.1m to £4.5m, although the company filed a loss …

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Audi Denmark and Astralis sign shirt sponsorship deal

Audi Denmark and CS:GO outfit Astralis have announced a shirt sponsorship to expand on the pairs partnership last year. The deal will see Audi’s trademark four rings logo appear on Astralis Jersey. The deal is an expansion of a ‘pilot case’ partnership the pair announced in January 2017 that saw …

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Twitch wants to make chess a major streaming attraction

Leading streaming games platform Twitch has partnered with one of the biggest names in chess to try and drive the game’s popularity with online audiences. It has struck a multi-year agreement with Chess.com to stream on the twitch.tv/chess channel and further help promote its range of events, many of which …

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QPR forms its own esports FIFA team

Yet another real-life football club has decided to venture into the esports waters. QPR has announced that it has teamed up with Virtual Pro Gaming to launch its own esports team, which will specialise in 11v11 Pro Clubs in FIFA 18. Furthermore, it is still looking to fill four positions …

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Jack in the Box sponsors Overwatch League outfit Dallas Fuel

Restaurant chain Jack in the Box has signed up to become the official sponsor of Team Envy’s Overwatch League team Dallas Fuel. It becomes the sole jersey rights sponsor for team’s foray into the much-anticipated League that kicks off next month. The deal also sees the company back Envy’s Call …

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KSV Esports expands into PUBG, signing two players

Former Overwatch pros Kim ‘EscA’ In-jae and Lee ‘Leetaejun’ Tae Jun have been signed by KSV Esports to form the organisation’s first PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds team. EscA has twice won the OGN Apex with Lunatic-Hai. However, having chosen not to move to the US to compete in the Overwatch League, he …

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Lyon gaming fined and forced to rebrand

Mexican League of Legends team Lyon Gaming has landed itself in a spot of trouble after being ruled to have breached its Riot contract. EsportsInsider reports that the team has been fined $12,500 and told it must abandon its current branding after Riot was informed by a third party that …

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