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Biggest ever League of Legends College Championship runs this weekend

The League of Legends College Championship is taking place in Los Angeles this weekend, from May 25 – 28. This event is the largest League of Legends College Championship, with eight teams competing this year — the winning team from four different regional divisions, a trio of wildcard slots, and …

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Tencent developing “esports town” in China

Tencent have announced plans to build the world’s first “esports town” in China, and has reached a “framework agreement” with Wuhu City in China to start work on development. The esports town is to include “an esports theme park, esports university, cultural and creative park, animation industrial park, creative block, …

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Laser Kittenz tables last-minute bid for two EU LCS slots

Laser Kittenz has tabled a last minute bid for two EU LCS slots, entering their bids on the last available day. According to a report from Dot Esports, Laser Kittenz launched as an Overwatch team in March this year, led by ex-Misfits manager ‘Alicus’ Saba. The team are bidding for …

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Adelaide crows buy LoL team Legacy eSports, becoming first Australian club to buy into esports

Australian sports outfit the Adelaide Crows have made history by being the first mainstreams sports organisation in Australia to buy an esports team. Surprisingly, the team they’ve purchased aren’t for a sports game, which is the more standard route for sports organisations to get involved, but a league of legends …

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Gillette announce sponsorship of League of Legends team EDward Gaming

Gillette has announced a sponsorship deal with Chinese League of Legends outfit EDward Gaming, making the popular team Gillette’s first. Gillette have some prior experience with esports. They are partners with the ESL and also sponsor League of Legends player / team owner Enrique ‘xPeke’ Cedeño. The sponsorship for EDward …

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Part-crowdfunded League of Legend’s MSI prize reaches $1.7m

The crowdfunded prize for MSI is currently edging towards $1.7m, with fans contributing $1.4m to the prize pool by purchasing the Conquerer Karma and Conquerer Ward skins. In a similar fashion to Valve’s work with The International and its compendium, 25% of sales of the two skins go towards the …

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Korean Q&A hints at League of Legends voice chat

League of Legends has long been without voice chat, meaning disparaging remarks and enthusiastic calls for defence have had to take place over text chat as opposed to audio. However, that’s about to change, it seems. A Q&A session with Riot Korea ended up on Reddit, which has said that …

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Counter Logic Gaming and Immortals trade junglers in roster shake-up

Two League of Legends junglers have traded teams, with former Immortals player Joshua “Dardoch” Hartnett signing with Counter Logic Gaming, and former CLG player Jake “Xmithie” Puchero has signed with Immortals. Dardoch said that he joined CLG primarily for their strong roster and support staff. “I think (CLG) can help …

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Newzoo: 70% of Dota 2, LoL or CS:GO viewers watch just one game exclusively

Research outfit NewZoo has released its latest reports, focusing on esports viewers and their habits in ten focal Western countries. The headline statistic is that, in the last three months 42% of League of Legends, Dota 2, or CS:GO viewers do not play the game they’re watching. 26% of League …

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Gambit Esports ditches LoL roster except for DiamondProx after Split struggles

After a poor performance from Gambit Esports in the LCL Spring Split, Gambit has announced that it’ll be getting rid of all of its League of Legend players except jungler Danil ‘DiamondProx’ Reshetnikov. Viacheslav ‘Archie2b’ Egorov’s contract was not renewed, while Michal ‘zoiren’ Zika, Valentin ‘NikSar’ Zimakov and Ivan ‘FiRees’ …

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