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Casters boycott LoL tournament until Riot increases freelance pay rates

Multiple freelance League of Legends casters have signed an open letter announcing their boycotting of the Mid-Season International over pay rates. Christopher MonteCristo” Mykles, Erik "DoA" Lonnquist, and Chris PapaSmithy” Smith were invited by Riot to cast the event, to take place in Shanghai this May, but turned down the …

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Julia Hardy and Jason Bradbury to host eSports Awards

Radio 1’s Julia Hardy and Gadget Show’s Jason Bradbury will be co-hosting the eSports Awards this November. Bradbury is a prolific TV presenter that has also hosted the launch of products from the likes of F1, Toyota, Microsoft and Samsung. Hardy is a popular games journalist and presenter, who has …

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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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Dota’s next Manila Major announced as Shanghai continues to disappoint, baffle

Valve have announced details of the next stop on their seasonal Majors tour, with Manila’s Mall of Asia playing host to a second Dota 2 tournament of the year. The Manila Major will take place over June 7-12, two months after ESL One Manila hosts another premier Dota tournament in …

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EGL hosts first CoD World League Challenger LAN this weekend

The European Gaming League will host the first European LAN for Call of Duty’s World League Challenger Division this weekend in London. The Truman Brewery is set to become a busy place for gaming enthusiasts as PC Gamer takes over the other half of the building for their Weekender expo …

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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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Valve increases CS:GO Major prize pools to $1m

The base pool for all future CS:GO Major tournaments has been raised from $250,000 to $1m thanks to Valve’s increased investment in eSports. Beginning with next month’s MLG Columbus event, every Valve-sponsored Major event will have the increased prize pool, offering $500,000 to the winners of each competition. There are …

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$2.5m Halo World Championship prize pot is biggest for an eSports first-person shooter yet

Microsoft has announced that the prize pool for its Halo World Championship now stands at a cool $2.5 million. The platform holder revealed this via Xbox Wire, and also named the 16 US and Canadian teams set for the final. Venture Beat – citing tracking site eSports Earnings – reports …

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CW’s Mortal Kombat TV special watched by 0.3% of US households

American network The CW aired the final part of Machinima’s Chasing the Cup docuseries on Monday night to an audience of around 346,800 viewers. The online series had previously whittled a tournament bracket of Mortal Kombat X players down to just five competing for the biggest share of a $100,000 …

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SK Gaming partners with CD key reseller G2A despite continuing Riot ban

One of Europe’s oldest eSports organisations has taken up a partnership deal with prolific CD key reselling site G2A.com, which is still facing a blackout sponsorship ban by Riot Games. SK Gaming has described the deal as the first of their new partnerships in 2016, suggesting further sponsors in the …

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