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Streaming platform Hitbox partners with ESL, DreamHack and Wargaming

eSports streaming platform Hitbox has announced new partnerships to secure content from ESL, DreamHack and Wargaming. A two year partnership will see all ESL produced eSports content feature on the site, with the first event of this new deal being the massive Wargaming Grand Finals 2016 that takes place this …

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London’s O2 plays host to $750,000 CS:GO ESL Pro League finals

London’s O2 arena will host the final stage of ESL Pro League Season 3 as eight CS:GO teams from Europe and North America compete for $750,000 prize money. The finals, taking place over the May 14-15 weekend, pit the four best European teams against their North American counterparts at the …

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Microsoft teams up with ESL for eSports platform on Xbox, Windows

Microsoft has enlisted the help of ESL to produce a standardised tournament system for Xbox Live games. The integration allows developers and publishers of games on Xbox One and Windows 10 to more easily organise competitions on the platforms. Games using the new system are currently ‘in the making’ and …

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Azubu grabs exclusive rights to ESL content

Streaming platform Azubu will be the only place to watch certain ESL eSports coverage following the agreement of a two-year deal between the pair. The deal doesn’t grant exclusive streaming access to ESL events such as ESL One, IEM and the ESL Pro League (although Azubu will stream these), but …

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ESL and Intel create AnyKey diversity program for eSports

A partnership between ESL and Intel is hoping to improve and support the diversity around competitive gaming with the launch of the AnyKey initiative this week. The core goal of the program is tocreate more opportunities and inclusive spaces in eSports, and advocate for underrepresented members of competitive communities, such …

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ESL-Riot partnership gives UK teams shot at the big leagues

The ESL UK Premiership will now offer League of Legends teams from the United Kingdom and Ireland the chance to progress into the Challenger Series. The winner of ESL’s Premiership, which hosts teams from all over the country in a season-long league, will be invited to the European Summer Challenge …

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ESL announces next $250,000 Dota event to be held in Philippines

ESL have declared that their next stop on the worldwide Dota 2 tour will be in the underserved region of South East Asia at Manila’s Mall of Asia Arena in the Phillippines. ESL One, to arrive in the country April 23-24, will bring with it a $250,000 prize pool and …

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MTG acquires DreamHack, adding to controlling share of ESL

Modern Times Group has completed the acquisition of Swedish eSports and events organiser DreamHack four months after buying a 74% share in ESL’s parent company. The seeming monopoly on European eSports organisers has been sealed today after rumours of the DreamHack sale circulated last week. Final figures for the sale …

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Total War: Arena opens up to US players this month

US servers for MOBA strategy hybrid Total War: Arena will go live next week, Creative Assembly has revealed. The North America closed beta for the free-to-play online multiplayer affair will open up on November 13th. The game is currently in open beta in Europe and Russia. To mark the occasion, …

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ArenaNet teams up with ESL for Guild Wars 2 Pro League

Guild Wars 2 developer ArenaNet has joined forces with eSports organizer ESL to form an official Pro League for the MMO. The first season of the league is set to start in November, and replaces the Guild Wars 2 World Tournament Series. The seven-week season will be capped with a …

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