ESports

Mobile esports outfit Skillz acquires patents for mobile streaming and tournaments technology

Mobile esports outfit Skillz has announced that it has been issued two new patents by the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Reported by Esports Insider, the patents are exclusive to Skillz. U.S. Patent 9,479,602 relates to the technology powering Skillz Arena, the company’s event platform for organising, hosting and …

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Allegiance announce shock closure after 22 months

Allegiance, once known as the highest grossing team in console esports. has announced on Thursday that it will be shutting its doors today, closing the book on the company after just 22 months in operation. The organisation formed in October 2015, and rose to prominence when the organisation’s original Halo roster of …

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Dota 2 team want to focus on new hero development and user experience

Valve has always been famous for ‘Valve Time’, the glacial pace at which the company behind Steam and countless games actually release things. The company are famous for it, but the development team behind Dota 2 have made it clear that they want to get past the image and increase …

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Ubisoft test improved servers for Rainbow Six Siege on Technical Test Servers

Ubisoft is testing out upgraded servers for Rainbow Six Siege on the game’s Technical Test Servers. This comes from a Reddit post from community manager Matt Shotcha. “During the last two months we redesigned our systems to support a different scheme of CPU partitioning over the new generation of game …

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ESL Hamburg to be Valve’s next Dota 2 major, with a $1m prize pool

ESL One Hamburg has been confirmed as Valve’s next official Dota 2 major. The event has previously been hosted in Frankfurt’s Commerzbank Arena for the last three years, but this year will be at the Barclaycard Arena in Hamburg, inviting the world’s best Dota 2 teams to playoffs on October …

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Smash.gg nets $11m in funding, building platform for community driven esports events

Tournament organiser Smash.gg has raised $11m in funding, led by Nabeel Hyatt, a partner at Spark Capital. Smash.gg was founded in 2015 and it is designed to allow organised esports events at a grassroots level, so spectators and players can create their own smaller events from the ground up instead …

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ESL UK is bringing ESL Premiership finals to EGX

ESL UK is bringing the Autumn Season League of Legends and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive finals of the ESL Premiership to the ESL Main Stage at EGX. There’s over £20,000 in prize money across the two finals, with the winning team for both qualifying for the opportunity to go on to …

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GEICO and ELEAGUE team up for grassroots Street Fighter V tournament at PAX West

ELEAGUE has partnered with GEICO to launch the GEICO ELEAGUE Amateur Series, a series of esports competitions aimed at amateur level players. The collaboration will kick off with a Street Fighter V tournament at Pax West, which runs from September 1-4 in Seattle. The event will be livestreamed on both …

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Gamer Gauntlet 2017 Cruise sinks as sponsors pull out amid controversy

Ever fancied gaming on a cruise ship? Ignore the sea-sickness and there’s an appeal there. It’s an appeal that the Gamer Gauntlet 2017 Cruise seems to have been taking a swing for. The trip, billed as the “Ultimate Gamer Cruise”, has been around for a year, promising EDM DJ’s, cosplay …

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H1Z1 Invitational returns to Twitchcon 2017 with $500,000 in prizes

Daybreak Games have announced that the H1Z1 Invitational will return for the third year running, taking place at Twitchcon 2017. Twitchcon 2017 is taking place at the Long Beach Arena in California from October 20-22, and it is a time of rapid fire announcements for the Twitch streaming platform, which …

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