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Riot suspends League of Legends commentator

Martin ‘Deficio’ Lynge has been suspended by Riot after an investigation into his relationship with League of Legends team Copenhagen Wolves. Lynge, a broadcaster for the League of Legends Championship Series, was found guilty of tampering” following his receipt of a management job from the Danish team. This in itself …

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Report predicts 2015 eSports revenues will pass $250m

Market research specialist Newzoo has predicted that global eSports revenues will climb 30 per cent to $250m in 2015. This number includes sponsorships, online advertising, media rights, consumer spending on (digital) merchandise and tickets as well as additional publisher investment still required to keep the eSports economy break-even”. North America …

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Tempo Storm is starring in its own animated comedy

Andrey ‘Reynad’ Yanyuk’s eSports team Tempo Storm is branching out into animated comedy. The Hearthstone collective has announced a series called The Inn Crowd by Polish animator Wojciech Gorny, who is a member of YouTube comedy channel MaxFloRec. It will star cartoon versions of not only Reynad but also Tempo …

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Unikrn CEO pledges sponsorship to any pro LCS team with female member

Unikrn CEO Rahul Sood has promised to sponsor any League of Legends team sporting a woman on their roster. The co-founder of the new international eSports betting site made the personal pledge today in a blog post, in which he lamented the lack of women in eSports. "I love the …

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ESL’s Sean Charles on why sponsors are seeing the appeal of eSports

Though the soul of eSports growth in the past few decades has been a grassroots community, the heart has certainly been increasing sponsorship. According to this year’s Newzoo report, 30 percent of revenue in the industry comes from sponsors – almost identical to the 31 percent seen in traditional sports. …

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Twitch Reflexes: How DingIt’s tech keeps eSports streaming competitive

This feature is the first in a series of articles exploring how leading streaming competitors are approaching the expanding market. As games streaming and eSports broadcasting becomes an ever-enlarging market, we talk to leading competitors about their tactics. As the "leading brand" in streaming, Twitch, shows consistent growth and a …

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Win Premium and weekend tickets to ESL One Frankfurt

With exactly one month to go until the best Dota teams in the world face off in Frankfurt, MCV and eSports Pro have 14 tickets to give away to ESL One. If you fancy watching 7 of the 10 teams invited to The International 5 duke it out in the …

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UK eSports scene is ‘absolutely’ mature enough to support betting

eSports betting platform Unikrn has allayed fears of corruption as it launches its UK division. Established by former-Microsoft exec Rahul Sood last November, the firm has partnered with Australian wagering outlet Tabcorp to allow UK consumers to watch and place bets on pro-gaming. There’s never been a better time to …

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Fantasy eSports firm AlphaDraft secures $5m in investments

AlphaDraft, a fantasy eSports betting site, has become the latest such venture to secure capital investment to the tune of $5m. The site, which launched in January of this year, also announced that they intend to pay out $5m in prizes and money throughout the course of 2015. The news …

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Heroes of the Storm’s Road to BlizzCon cements eSports focus

Blizzard are planning a six-month coming out party for Heroes of the Storm with a series of qualifier tournaments for a final showdown at BlizzCon. As the company’s MOBA enters final stages of a closed beta, ready to be released on June 2, the makers of accessible break-out success World …

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