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Ex-TSM Counter-Strike players form Astralis, become co-owners

A Danish Counter-Strike: Global Offensive team has become the latest eSports squad to self-organise and determine their own future. Since leaving Team SoloMid at the end of last year – citing the complexities of living in Europe while being managed from the US West Coast – the Danish team has …

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Titan shuts down when sponsors back out after CS:GO hacking scandal

Titan, one of the most well-known new multi-discipline eSports franchises of the last two years has shuttered its doors. The team, which began with a Malaysian Dota team who placed in the top 10 at Valve’s The International in 2013, expanded to cover Quake, CS:GO and most recently, Smite. However, …

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DreamHack announces $250,000 Masters tournament series

DreamHack have announced two $250,000 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive tournaments for 2016 under the name DreamHack Masters. The events will join the Swedish Modern Times Group-owned company’s five other Open events throughout the year, and bring the total prizepool for CS:GO at DreamHack events in 2016 up to $1m. The first …

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Activision buys MLG to ‘create the ESPN of eSports’

Activision has confirmed its acquisition of eSports giant Major League Gaming, and says it wants to create the ‘ESPN of eSports’. The eSports Observer reported that the firm was being acquired in a $46 million deal last week, although Activision has not revealed any financial details on the purchase. MLG …

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Fantasy sports dropped by Vulcun

Vulcun has announced they are dropping the fantasy sports section of their eSports entertainment venture from January 14th. The site originally began as a way to offer regulated fantasy drafting competitions across international borders, however recent litigation efforts by several US states have made such ventures risky. Last month, New …

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MCV launches eSports Pro Awards for 2016

MCV will launch the eSports Pro Awards in November 2016 – a brand new event recognising the players, companies, games, and more behind the fast growing UK eSports scene. The eSports market was worth an estimated $612 million in 2015, with an audience of around 134 million. The phenomenon is …

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World Cyber Arena tournament suffers issues within opening hours, again

The Chinese multi-eSport event World Cyber Arena has suffered massive production delays within the opening hours in a repeat of last year’s fiasco. The tournament, organised by a division of the Yinchuan municipal government, began the group stages of 11 different games shortly before 6am GMT. However, after five hours …

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Azubu finishes funding round to grow eSports network

Investors have provided Azubu €55m in the eSports company’s latest round of funding. According to the announcement, Swiss group Sallfort Privatbank and London’s own Sapinda Group are among those investing in Azubu’s expansion. The firm aims to put the money toward the continued development of its current platform, Azubu 3.0, …

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Fans watched 360 million hours of the League of Legends World Championship

The League of Legends World Championship 2015 broke a number of records for developer Riot. In a blog post, the firm said that over the course of this year’s tournament, 360 million hours of live events were watched, almost doubling last year’s total of 194 million. Meanwhile, Riot also reports …

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