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Gfinity working with other organisations on common drug testing framework

In the wake of ESL’s decision to implement drug testing at their next event, Gfinity has also begun working to combat the use of PEDs. Performance Enhancing Drugs, such as Adderall and Ritalin, are designed to improve focus and attention in sufferers of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Martin Wyatt, head …

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ESL introduces eSports drug testing policy, to debut at ESL One Cologne

One of the biggest eSports organisations has teamed up with two drugs testing bodies to help address the growing concern about performance enhancing drugs. eSports companies queued up earlier this week to express their concern about the problem, which came to light following an interview with former Cloud9 player Kory …

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ESL One Frankfurt attracts over 1m viewers

Dota 2 tournament ESL One Frankfurt 2015 attracted over 1m online viewers, with numbers sharply up year-on-year. Peak concurrent viewing numbers hit 1,061,441, up 79.8 per cent from last year. Over 15,000 attended the event in person. We are immensely proud of what we were able to create in Frankfurt …

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MTG’s ESL acquisition is official

European broadcaster MTG has reached an agreement to acquire a majority stake in eSports giant ESL. The deal was first rumoured in May. MTG will acquire the majority of the shares in ESL’s holding company Turtle Entertainment for €78m. ESL’s current management team – comprising of founder Jens Hilgers and …

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Twitch and ESL to host $250,000 Dota 2 tournament at Madison Square Garden

The largest eSports tournament ever held on America’s East Coast will take place this October. Organised in collaboration between streaming giant Twitch, eSports body the ESL and New York Super Week organisers ReedPOP, ESL One will see eight Dota 2 teams battle for $250,000 in prize money. Like last year’s …

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Creating a Dota festival at ESL One Frankfurt

The first of ESL’s season of Dota tournaments begins next month with ESL One Frankfurt taking over the Commerzbank-Arena. A total of $1m is on the line across at least three events this year, with two more to be announced shortly, and the first $250,000 up for grabs on the …

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MTG has reportedly acquired ESL

Reports online suggest that Swedish media organisation Modern Times Group (MTG) has acquired Germany’s Turtle Entertainment, owner of the Electronic Sports League (ESL). The Daily Dot reports that the claims stem from IT news channel Golem.de. The value of the deal is not known and while ESL has so far …

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Mobile MOBA Vainglory strikes deal with Electronic Sports League

Developer Super Evil Megacorp has partnered with ESL on a new eSports deal for its mobile MOBA Vainglory. Games Industryreports ESL will host the first-ever official Vainglory Cup Series beginning May 13thacross Europe. The tournament marks the first mobile MOBA event in ESL’s history. "We’re at the very beginning of …

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ESL’s Mortal Kombat X Fatal 8 event attracts big viewer numbers

Mortal Kombat has made its mark in the competitive eSports scene following the success of the ESL’s Fatal 8 tournament. The four-hour tournament totalled over 200k hours watched with peak concurrent viewers of 85,449. There were also official viewing parties in both London and Paris, while #Fatal8 trended on Twitter …

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ESL and ESEA join forces for $1m CS:GO league

ESL and ESEA, the largest North American Counter-Strike: Global Offensive league provider, are working together on a league with a prize pool of $1million. The ESL ESEA Pro League, set to begin on May 4, will consist of multi-month seasons punctuated by a Valve-sponsored Major title. This year there will …

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