ESports

Activision caps daily Call of Duty pro points to prevent player burnout

Activision has announced that it will cap the amount of pro points professional Call of Duty players can earn in a single day.  Pro points are used to determine which teams will be invited to CWL LAN events, and will ultimately decide the teams that make it into the World …

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Big Ten Network to broadcast new Collegiate League of Legends competition

Riot Games and Big Ten have announced a new partnership that will see a new Collegiate League of Legends competition be broadcast on the Big Ten Network. The competition will feature twelve teams from Big Ten schools and kicks off on January 30th. Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maryland, Michigan, Michigan State, …

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Indian businessman Ronnie Screwvala set to invest $15 million in eSports

Ronnie Screwvala, who made his money in film and TV in India, is set to invest almost $15 million into eSports in order to launch a major league in the country.  Screwvala’s company USports is looking to set up the competition, and is looking to broadcast it on TV both …

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University of Toronto introduces Canada’s first eSports scholarship

The University of Toronto has become the first university in Canada to offer an eSports scholarship to students.  The Victor Xin Scholarship in eSports has been funded, as you may have guess, by Victor Xin a UoT alumnus who is a managing partner at an investment firm. Any undergraduate student …

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Astralis signs sponsorship deal with car manufacturer Audi

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive organisation Astralis has just announced a new sponsorship deal with German car manufacturer Audi.  The deal is supposedly work just under $750,000 according to Dot eSports, and will see the Audi logo appear on player clothing and other branding. Exact specifics of what the deal includes outside …

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Epsilon to miss Gfinity’s CWL event after admin error

Epsilon will not be competing at the Gfinity London Call of Duty World League event after the team failed to send an email.  Tournament organisers required teams that met the pro points requirements to qualify for the event, to send them roster details by midnight on January 17th. Epsilon apparently …

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Capcom Pro Tour details to be revealed at the end of February

Capcom has revealed that it will announce the first details of the 2017 Capcom Pro Tour at the end of February.  “Full details on #CPT2017 will be released in late February on http://capcomprotour.com,” read a tweet from the Capcom Fighters account. “In the interest of helping players plan their travel, …

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Overwatch Winter Premiere finals to take place at PAX South

The LAN finals of the Overwatch Winter Premier tournament will take place at PAX South in San Antonio at the end of the month.  The finals will run on the first two days of the event, January 27th and 28th, on the PAX Arena stage.  Teams will be competing for …

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Dutch Eredivisie league creates FIFA 17 Ultimate Team competition

The top Dutch football league, Eredivisie, has announced plans to launch a FIFA 17 Ultimate Team league known as the E-Divisie.  The league will kick off on February 6th, with all 18 Eredivisie clubs fielding a player in the competition. Seventeen rounds of games later and the winner will be …

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SLIVER.tv signs deal with DreamHack and ESL to stream events in VR

SLIVER.tv has announced a new deal with both ESL and DreamHack that will see them stream 14 events from the organisers in virtual reality this year.  The deal will see the company offer VR streams for the following events in 2017: DreamHack Masters Vegas, DreamHack Masters (unconfirmed location), DreamHack ASTRO …

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