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UK government backs the Olympics of eSports

Today the International eGames Committee, which is backed by the British government, announced the eGames, a new international eSports event. The first outing of the eGames will be a two day pop up event in Rio de Janeiro during the 2016 Olympic games. Players from across the world will represent …

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Valve shows off Dota 2’s VR spectator mode

To coincide with the launch of the HTC Vive, the first Steam VR device, Valve created multiple videos to show what the hardware can do, one of which gave a first look at spectating Dota 2 in virtual reality. The short clip, which can be seen in the tweet below, …

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Bwin predicts that more bets will be placed on League of Legends than Champions League

Online betting company bwin has predicted that more bets will be placed on League of Legends in 2016 than on the winner of the UEFA Champions League. Data that bwin has collected shows that if betting on League of Legends continues to grow at a similar rate, and that betting …

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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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Valve announces August date for Dota 2 International

Valve has announced that the main event of The International 6 will take place August 8th – August 13that the Key Arena in Seattle, with tickets going on sale April 7th. Tickets for the six day event, which will see the best Dota 2 teams in the world compete for …

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Twitch signs multimillion dollar partnership with Vainglory eSports

Twitch and mobile MOBA Vainglory developers Super Evil Megacorp have signed an investment deal to see the touchscreen eSport promoted on-site for the next three years. The game, in which teams of three players compete using touchscreen devices across a single lane MOBA map has grown throughout the last year …

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‘Chinese eBay’ Alibaba announces $5.5m eSports tournament for CS:GO, others

Alibaba, the world’s largest e-commerce site, has entered the eSports arena with a $5.5m tournament to be held through their sports subsidiary Ali Sports reportedly beginning this April. The World Electronic Sports Games (WESG) will feature a $1.5m CS:GO tournament, the same for Dota 2, with a $400,000 StarCraft II …

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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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Newzoo report: brands to spend $325m on eSports marketing in 2016

The eSports industry will receive 70% of all revenue from sponsors and advertisers in 2016, according to a Newzoo market report. The Global Esports Market Report expects brands, like endemic sponsors EIZO to the non-endemic Coca-Cola and PepsiCo companies, to spend $325m this year. That number represents a 49% growth …

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Shaq headlines latest celeb sports stars to invest in eSports team NRG

Shaquille O’Neal, the former NBA superstar, has become the latest American sports celebrity to put their money into their electronic counterparts. Joined by baseball players Alex "A-Rod" Rodriguez and Jimmy Rollins, the three were part of last week’s financial round for eSports team NRG. NRG fields a League of Legends …

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