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GAME Belong’s Arena Clash tournaments return for second season

GAME has announced a second season for its Belong centres’ Arena Clash tournaments. Taking place in stores nationwide this summer, gamers will compete for a range of prizes in Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, Overwatch and League of Legends. Registrations for the second round of Arena Clash open this Friday, …

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Splyce are first UK team to win a major international COD tournament in the US

UK Call of Duty team Splyce have become the first UK team to win a major international in the US, defeating a perceived Call of Duty ‘curse’ which has seen UK teams struggle to make an impact outside of Europe. They’re also the first European team to win any tournament …

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Fnatic drops Fnatic Academy ahead of CS:GO CIS EU Minor

Fnatic have dropped their CS:GO academy team after several tournament organisers have started to make noises about multiple-team ownership. Last week, the team secured a spot in the European CIS Minor, which acts as a pre-qualifier for the PGL Kraków major, which Fnatic’s core team have already qualified for. PGL …

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Overwatch announce Overwatch Contenders league for “aspiring Overwatch League professionals”

Blizzard have announced a development league, entitled Overwatch Contenders, which the developer is terming a league for “aspiring Overwatch League professionals.” At the mention of Overwatch League, Blizzard reference the elephant in the room: Overwatch League is still being put together, and the vacuum in its absence is causing major …

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$250,000 Hearthstone Summer Championship to take place in Shanghai

Hearthstone’s Spring Championship Lan final will be taking place in Shanghai, with players competing for a chunk of a $250,000 prize pool. The event will take place from July 7-9 at the Shanghai Expo Center, with 16 players made up of the top four players from Americas, Europe, Asia-Pacific and …

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Injustice 2 outlines plans for $600,000 Championship Series

NetherRealm Studios, the developers behind forthcoming fighter Injustice 2, announced the creation of an Injustice 2 Championship Series yesterday in tandem with the game’s publisher, Warner Bros. Games. The series will offer $600,000 in prizes, a pool that puts it on a level with the prize money offered up by …

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DreamHack announces senior, all female, junior and FFA tournaments

Dreamhack has announced a variety of competitive events that will run at the same time as its main DreamHack Summer 2017 tournament, with focus on different groups that might be less likely to compete in the main event. The four tournaments are an all-female tournament, a junior tournament for those …

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Daybreak Games announces European H1Z1 Tournament

Daybreak studios are holding their first official European tournament for their battle royale kill-em-up H1Z1: King of the Kill in May. The event, which will livestreamed in its entirety on Twitch, will kick off on May 25th, pitting the premier KOTK killers into a fight for survival.This will occur primarily …

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Is there room in esports for battle royale?

PLAYERUNKNOWN’s BATTLEGROUNDS is both obnoxiously capped and the best selling game on Steam right now, with Korean developers Bluehole claiming the title sold its first million copies just 16 days after launching onto Steam’s Early Access program. The game is already a success, but could it find itself joining the …

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