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Epicenter: Moscow to feature DOTA 2 tournament in June

Epic Esports Events has announced that EPICENTER: Moscow will feature the organiser’s second DOTA 2 tournament in June later this year.  Qualifiers will begin in May, when teams throughout Europe, the CIS, North America, China and other regions will compete for a spot in the tournament. The group stage will …

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Fnatic announce partnership with Chinese eSports agency B.O.O.T

Fnatic has announced it will be partnering with the Chinese eSports agency B.O.O.T in order to tap into the growing eSports market in the country and promote better engagement between Eastern and Western eSports companies. The deal has come to fruition through the relationship between Fnatic’s Chief Gaming Officer, Patrik …

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Barcelona star Gerard Piqué reveals football eSports project

Barcelona defender Gerard Piqué has announced his involvement in a football-related eSports project. Named efootball.pro, Piqué revealed the project on Twitter while asking for people who are passionate about football and eSports to “join us to create the future of football in eSports”. Piqué had already discussed his intention to …

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Cloud 9 receive investment from Joe Montana, Reddit co-founder, and more

Multi-game eSports organisation, Cloud 9, has confirmed the names of a number of recent investors in the team, including NFL Hall of Famer Joe Montana and Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian. The full list of investors, which has been published over at Yahoo eSports, includes Tesla board directors Antonio Gracias, Kimbal …

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Next CS:GO Major to be hosted by PGL in Krakow, Poland

The tournament organisers PGL have been chosen to host the next Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Major, with the live finals set to take place in the Tauron Arena in Krakow, Poland. Global qualifiers will run across multiple regions throughout June, before all 16 finalists convene in Poland to compete for a …

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Ex-Misfits GM launches Overwatch team Laser Kittenz

Former Misfits GM, Ali Saba, has founded new competitive Overwatch team Laser Kittenz. Combining former players from Bench Boys and a selection of new recruits, Laser Kittenz is comprised of Finley "Kyb" Adisi, Sergi "Winghaven" Torras, Luís "Greyy" Perestrelo, Carl "crems" Aspehult, Nikolaj "Zaprey" Moses and Herman "Nesh" Kobrin. Coaching …

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Blizzard hire TJ Sanders for Hearthstone eSports team

Blizzard has hired Hearthstone caster and personality, TJ Sanders, to join the game’s eSports Broadcasting and Production team. The jovial and light-hearted commentator has been a regular on the casting desk of multiple Hearthstone tournaments as of late, including the recently concluded ESL Trinity Series. Sanders has also been involved …

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Team Dignitas sign new CS:GO roster

Team Dignitas has announced the lineup of its new Counter-Strike: Global Offensive squad, including the return of former player, Ruben "RUBINO" Villarroel. The full lineup includes team leader Faruk "Pita" Pita, Ricardo "fox" Pacheco, Mikail "Maikelele" Bill and Jaocim "jkaem" Myrbostad, who will join ex-North player, RUBINO. "As we promised, …

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No Blizzard games for WCA 2017

There will be no Blizzard games at WCA 2017 after organisers failed to secure licences from the developer. Titles such as Warcraft 3, Hearthstone and StarCraft II have made appearances at the event in the past, which has been running since 2014. However, there will be no repeat showings for …

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MTV to broadcast India’s first eSports league

India’s first eSports league, UCypher, is set to be broadcast on MTV, confirms investor and organiser, Ronnie Screwvala. It was announced in January that Screwvala, an Indian media and entertainment entrepreneur, had plans to invest around $15 million in setting up an eSports league in the country through his company, …

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