Tag Archives: esports

Twitch takes legal action against viewbotting companies

Streaming site Twitch is taking legal action against seven companies that offer viewbotting services. In a post on the Twitch blog Matthew DiPietro, SVP of Marketing at Twitch, said that the company is actively targeting any service that tries to artificially inflate viewer numbers, follower numbers and chat activity by …

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Sky and ITV partner to launch 24-hour Ginx eSports TV channel

Ginx TV has unveiled its new direction this morning, following a new partnership with Sky and ITV. From June 23rd, the video games channel will become Ginx eSports TV, the first 24-hour eSports channel in the UK. It will launch on channel 470 in Sky’s Sports section and will feature, …

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ESL One Frankfurt to be broadcast on German TV

ESL today announced that the upcoming ESL One Frankfurt Dota 2 tournament will be broadcast on German TV channel SPORT1. The free to view station that is primarily known for its traditional sports broadcasts, will show the grand final of the event at 8pm CEST on June 19th. The other …

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Microsoft adding tournament features to Xbox One, launching $100,000 Killer Instinct Tour

Microsoft has used E3 week to announce new eSports related features for the Xbox One and a $100,000 Killer Instinct competition. At its press conference on Monday the platform holder announced Xbox Arena, a new set of features coming to the Xbox One that will allow people to sign up …

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Splyce picks up Overwatch team

Splyce, an organisation that has teams in some of the biggest eSports in the world, has signed an Overwatch team. The organisation has signed the former Fine, I’ll Go McCree roster, who have been competing together since the beta but are yet to post any top results in significant events. …

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Take-Two’s Strauss Zelnick on eSports, virtual reality and the state of E3

We talk to the boss of Take-Two about eSports, virtual reality, the state of E3 and the publisher’s acquisition strategy. How digital has transformed Take-Two’s business Digitally-delivered revenue, especially recurrent consumer spending – which we define as anything other than a full-game download, including virtual currency, add-on content and online …

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$100,000 Overwatch tournament to be held at Gamescom by ESL

ESL and Blizzard have teamed up to host a $100,000 Overwatch tournament at Gamescom later this year. The ESL Overwatch Atlantic Showdown will take place on August 20th and 21st on the main stage of ESL’s Gamescom booth in Hall 9. Eight of the best Overwatch teams in the world …

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ESL One New York to feature $75,000 Street Fighter V tournament

ESL One New York will feature a $75,000 Street Fighter V competition alongside the already announced CS:GO tournament. The Brooklyn Beatdown competition will hit the Barclays Center on October 1st and 2nd, and can host up to 1,024 players, with anyone being able to register for just $10. However to …

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Manchester United and Fnatic competing to sign eSports team

Former Premier League champions Manchester United are reportedly eying an inroad into the eSports scene. eSports News UK reports that United wish to sign an unnamed professional European Overwatch team who are currently signed with another organisation. Furthermore, eSports outfit Fnatic also have designs on signing the same group. The …

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Team Secret and EG switch players, will have to go through open qualifiers for The International 6

After being knocked out of the Manila Major and coming joint last, both Team Secret and Evil Geniuses have made roster changes. Team Secret offlaner Saahil UNiVeRsE” Arora has left the team, seemingly heading back to Evil Geniuses, the team he played with at TI5, while EG’s offlaner, Kanishka BuLba” …

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