ESports

RFRSH announces $250,000 CS:GO tournament, BLAST Pro Series

Six of the world’s best Counter-Strike: Global Offensive teams are coming together in Copenhagen’s Royal Arena for the BLAST Pro Series, with the teams playing on the main stage in front of a packed arena. The event is the biggest ever international esports event to take place in Denmark, and …

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Esports could feature in 2024 Paris Olympics

Esports players could be competing for Olympic medals in 2024. Tony Estanguet, the co-president of Paris’ Olympic Bid committee, has told the Associated Press that he’ll be looking to organise talks between esports representatives and the International Olympics Committee about esports joining the 2024 Olympics program. Paris will be hosting …

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$1m Quake World Championships head to QuakeCon 2017

The first Quake World Championships is coming to QuakeCon at the end of this month, taking place August 24-26 in Dallas. Here the best Quake Champions players in the world will clash for a share of a $1m prize pool, in addition to the honour of being crowned the first …

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FC Basel signs two new FIFA players

Football club FC Basel 1893 has hired two new players for its esports lineup. Two new FIFA players have been signed to the Swiss side, with Florian ‘CodyDerFinisher’ Muller and Tim ‘The StrxngeR’ Katnawatos joining Luca ‘LUBO’ Boller at the club. It’s disappointing to see the team double down on …

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Chipotle to sponsor OpTic Gaming

Chipotle Mexican Grill has announced a sponsorship deal with OpTic Gaming, OpTic revealed Tuesday. Chipotle are one of the world’s largest fast food chains, and have probably seen esports as a more affordable and acceptable way to advertise than with conventional sports, with esports advertisement being an effective way to …

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Don’t write off LawBreakers as Broverwatch, it’s more than that

“So, is it just like Overwatch, then?” Playing LawBreakers on launch day, and the several beta tests before that, I’ve been bombarded with this question, in Steam messages, Discord and even the office. Thing is, besides being an FPS that features selectable heroes, LawBreakers isn’t anything like the Broverwatch many …

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Team Liquid reported to have dropped Overwatch team, looking to sell Overwatch Challengers slot

Team Liquid is looking to disband their Overwatch team and sell their slot in Overwatch Contenders, with Season 2 starting on August 14. That’s the story according to ESPN, who claim sources close to the matter have confirmed this. Team Liquid haven’t responded to comment, but it would fit with …

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Kim ‘Geguri’ Se-yeon signs with ROX Orcas, will be first female player to compete in OGN Apex

Kim ‘Geguri’ Se-yeon has signed with the Korean Overwatch team ROX Orcas, making her the first female player to compete in the OGN Overwatch Apex tournament. Se-yeon is perhaps best known as the Zarya main so good that she was accused by several players of using hacks in June 2016, …

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Multiplay announce winter event I62 to be cancelled, I62 to take place next year

Multiplay’s I62 event has been delayed, the company have announced. A forum post from Michael ‘Geosnipe’ Lambert reveals that Insomnia 61, which takes place in 3 weeks, would be the last event of the year, with the expected Insomnia 62 Winter Event to be delayed. “We worked incredibly hard to …

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