ESports

HyperX announces sponsorship with Philadelphia 76ers and Team Dignitas

HyperX has announced its first NBA team sponsorship today, becoming the official headset partner of the Philadelphia 76ers and the 76ers owned esports organisation Team Dignitas. HyperX, a division of Kingston Technology Company, will be working with the 76ers and Dignitas in a range of activations. With the 76ers they’ll …

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London calling: Mark Cox on Riot’s plans for the UK, and why they’re sponsoring our Esports Workshop

Riot Games are the headline sponsors for Esports Pro’s Esports Workshop, a name we wouldn’t encourage anyone to try and say too fast. Mark ‘General_Coxy’ Cox is Riot’s UK Head of Publishing and the driving force behind the company’s new London office, one of several satellite offices the company is …

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Denis ‘Seized’ Kostin departs Na’Vi CS:GO roster

Denis ‘Seized’ Kostin has departed from Natus Vincere’s Counter-Strike: Global Offensive roster, and will be replaced in forthcoming ESL Pro League matches against North and GODSENT by Aleksey ‘1uke’ Zimin from Spirit Academy. This comes from a post on Russian social media site VK.com, but the news isn’t surprising after …

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Ultimo Hombre aiming to bring esports to masses over next 18 months

A new series of esports events are coming to the UK as the result of a partnership between new outfit Ultimo Hombre and nightclub chain Deltic. Ultimo Hombre’s aim is to make esports accessible to everyone, and to that end they’ll be putting on ‘Gamerdays’ over the next 18 months …

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Adidas files trademark opposition over ELEAGUE logo

Monolothic sportswear outfit Adidas has filed opposition to a trademark application of Turner Sports’ ELEAGUE. ELEAGUE has been around for 18 months now, and has quickly earned a reputation for top tier events with tournaments across a variety of different games. Adidas’s opposition isn’t to esports in general, indeed they …

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The British Esports Association’s Andy Payne talks about making the grassroots greener in the U.K

“The United Kingdom has always been a powerhouse for video games,” says Andy Payne, the chair of the British Esports Associations advisory board, finishing up a potted history of 35 years of game development history. “We always punch above our weight globally, but our esports scene has been patchy, to …

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Bluehole details last planned patch for Early Access, with a vaulting on the test server just weeks away

Bluehole have filled in their development roadmap for the rest of 2017, paving the way for the game’s 1.0 release on PC and an Xbox Game Preview release by the end of the year. Bluehole, acknowledging their promises to deliver a full release to the PC by the end of …

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Jungsoo ‘Surrender’ Kim wins HCT Summer Championship for $60,000 and a ticket to the World Championship

Jungsoo ‘Surrender’ Kim has emerged as the victor of the Hearthstone Championship Tour Summer Championship, which took place at the new Blizzard Arena in Burbank. The South Korean player won out over Swedish Jon ‘Orange’ Westberg in the finals, earning himself $60,000 of the $250,000 prize pool, but also a …

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FaZe Clan win $500,000 after ELEAGUE CS:GO victory

FaZe snagged $500,000 last night, securing victory in the ELEAGUE CS:GO Premier grand finals with a 2-0 victory over Astralis.  FaZe came back from a dominant opening on Cache that saw Astralis leading 12-3 at the start of the first half, from there, FaZe came into the game like a …

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League of Legends World Championships quarterfinals will see western teams facing an uphill battle

The quarterfinal draw for the League of Legends 2017 World Championships has been made, producing a balanced list of competitors for the competition’s knockout bracket. The knockout stage starts on Thursday, October 19, featuring two teams from Europe, one from North America, one from China and three from South Korea. …

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