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  • Gamers.Vote Partners With ReadyUp to Bring Voter Registration to Gaming Fan Base
    by Kevin Hitt on August 11, 2020 at 19:20

    With more than 130M potential people of voting age among the gaming and esports population in the United States, Gamer.Vote is showing the way to voter registration. The non-partisan, non-profit organization has partnered with ReadyUp, the interactive event platform that allows gamers to find, follow, join-in, and register to vote across all Gamers.Vote events. As

  • Shroud Announces Return to Twitch With Exclusive Deal
    by Trent Murray on August 11, 2020 at 18:38

    Professional streamer and former Counter-Strike: Global Offensive pro Michael “Shroud” Grzesiek signed an exclusive deal Tuesday with streaming platform Twitch. Grzesiek returns to the platform where he originated his streaming career, having left in 2019 for an exclusive contract with Microsoft’s now-defunct platform Mixer. His new Twitch deal was facilitated by talent agency Loaded. Financial

  • Ford Models Enters Esports, Expands Global Talent Management Platform
    by Kevin Hitt on August 11, 2020 at 18:01

    Ford Models is expanding into the esports space by adding gaming and esports to its talent management platform. Ford Models President Decio Restelli Ribiero has added to the company’s expansion with the creation of a new “Esports and Gaming” division under its existing Ford Digital platform. The new division will be directed by long-time entertainment

  • Team Liquid Announces Fan Engagement Platform Liquid+
    by Trent Murray on August 11, 2020 at 17:15

    Esports organization Team Liquid has revealed a new fan engagement strategy in the form of Liquid+ – a browser-based platform where users will earn points for showing support for Team Liquid on various social channels. These points can then be redeemed for Team Liquid merchandise, fan experiences, event tickets, etc. The platform will also feature

  • Fall Guys Dethrones Fortnite as Most Popular Battle Royale – Weekly Twitch Top 10s, Aug. 3-9
    by Trent Murray on August 11, 2020 at 17:00

    For perhaps the first time since PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS kickstarted the trend, the leading battle royale title on Twitch is not a Japanese-film-inspired gun battle to the death. While the platform’s top channel remains unchanged, an extra day of competition helped the League of Legends European Championship claim second place, bringing Riot Games esports back to

  • Allied Esports Entertainment Reports $10.9M Net Loss During Q2 2020
    by Tobias Seck on August 11, 2020 at 16:37

    Esports entertainment company Allied Esports Entertainment reported its financial earnings for the second quarter of 2020. The company generated net revenues of $4.6M USD for the period ended June 30, down 37.6% from $7.3M in the same period of last year. Company representatives primarily attribute the decrease to a loss of in-person revenues due to

  • LCS Signs Buffalo Wild Wings as Official Sports Bar
    by Trent Murray on August 11, 2020 at 16:00

    The League of Legends Championship Series announced Tuesday a multi-year partnership with sports bar chain Buffalo Wild Wings that will make it the league’s official sports bar. Buffalo Wild Wings will stream LCS matches in its locations, and will be able to utilize official trademarks for the LCS for both in-person and digital marketing as

  • DouYu Reports $45.1M Profit in Q2, Tencent Pushes Merger Between DouYu and Huya
    by Tobias Seck on August 11, 2020 at 15:38

    NASDAQ-traded Chinese game-centric live streaming platform DouYu International Holdings reported its financial results for the second quarter of 2020. The company generated net revenues of ¥2.5B RMB ($354.4M USD) for the period ended June 30, which marks an increase of roughly 34% year-over-year compared to ¥1.9B ($264M) in Q2 2019. DouYu’s major source of revenues

  • Huya Reports $32.1M Profits, Paying Users Increase by 26.5%
    by Tobias Seck on August 11, 2020 at 15:25

    Chinese live-streaming platform Huya reported its financial results for the second quarter of 2020. The company generated net revenues of ¥2.7B RMB ($382M USD) for the period ended June 30, which marks an increase of roughly 34% compared to ¥2B ($285M) in Q2 2019. Huya’s major source of revenue was its live-streaming business, which generated

  • TIM Live Renews Sponsorship With paiN Gaming
    by Victor Frascarelli on August 11, 2020 at 15:10

    Telecommunications company TIM announced Tuesday that it is renewing its sponsorship of paiN Gaming, one of the main esports organizations in Brazil and Latin America. Through the new deal, TIM keeps its product logo “TIM Live” on the jerseys of paiN’s League of Legends, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, and VALORANT rosters. It will also appear in

  • Singapore Sets Up Esports and Gaming Trade Body
    by Shounak Sengupta on August 11, 2020 at 12:52

    Singapore has set up a trade body to monitor and develop gaming and esports in the region called the Singapore Games Association (SGGA). The trade body will also look to support and promote local game developers.  An official statement made by the organization said that it was created with an aim to create a sustainable games

  • MLB Deputy Commissioner Departs to Join Activision Blizzard
    by John Ourand on August 10, 2020 at 19:25

    By John Ourand and Eric Prisbell  One of MLB’s two Deputy Commissioners has left to take a senior job with the country’s biggest esports operator. MLB Deputy Commissioner of Business & Media Tony Petitti was named Activision Blizzard’s president of sports & entertainment today. He will remain based in N.Y and report to Activision Blizzard

  • Artist Rights Alliance Takes Aim at Amazon’s Jeff Bezos Over Music Licensing and Twitch
    by James Fudge on August 10, 2020 at 17:58

    Non-profit trade group the Artist Rights Alliance (ARA) sent a letter Monday to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos questioning his testimony to the U.S. House Judiciary Committee’s Antitrust Subcommittee on July 29, about the use of unlicensed music on the company’s Twitch live streaming service. The answer from Bezos was part of the House Judiciary Committee’s

  • Tempo Storm Partners With Personal Care Brand Dr. Squatch 
    by Kevin Hitt on August 10, 2020 at 16:20

    U.S.-based esports and gaming entertainment organization Tempo Storm has partnered with the natural personal care product company Dr. Squatch. Dr. Squatch offers a variety of natural soaps along with a selection of hygiene and grooming products. This is the first partnership of its kind for Dr. Squatch in the esports marketing space. Dr. Squatch was

  • Twitch, Amazon to Rebrand Twitch Prime
    by Trent Murray on August 10, 2020 at 15:59

    Twitch and Amazon will reveal a rebranding of the Twitch Prime program later today, according to information obtained by esports and gaming journalist Rod “Slasher” Breslau. By renaming the service to Prime Gaming, Amazon will align the branding with its other entertainment services such as Prime Video and Prime Music. The services offered by Twitch

  • DreamHack Postpones Remaining 2020 Festivals to 2021
    by Trent Murray on August 10, 2020 at 14:48

    Gaming festival organizer DreamHack has officially postponed the remainder of its live events planned for 2020 due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.  “We have never had to postpone events like this before,” said DreamHack co-CEO Marcus Lindmark in a statement, “but these are extraordinary times, and the safety of our attendees and staff has never

  • Tencent Asks DouYu and Huya to Merge, Looks to Increase its Stake in Huya
    by Tobias Seck on August 10, 2020 at 13:27

    Monday, the boards of directors of Chinese live-streaming platforms DouYu and Huya received preliminary non-binding proposal letters from Tencent Holdings proposing that the two companies enter into a stock-for-stock merger. Tencent is looking to convert all DouYu shares into Huya Class A ordinary shares, making Huya the surviving entity of the merger. Since Tencent is

  • Bilibili Esports Partners With Logitech G 
    by Hongyu Chen on August 10, 2020 at 13:00

    Chinese esports organization Bilibili Esports has partnered with hardware brand Logitech G. The two companies will focus on building “in-depth esports content for young audiences,” according to the announcement.  The duration of the deal and financial terms were not disclosed. The strategic partnership was signed during a press event at China Digital Entertainment Expo &

  • German Brewery Warsteiner Sponsors ESL One Cologne 2020: Online
    by Trent Murray on August 10, 2020 at 12:32

    Global tournament organizer ESL announced Monday an official supplier partnership deal with German brewery Warsteiner for ESL One Cologne 2020: Online. In addition to sponsoring the $500K USD prize pool Counter-Strike: Global Offensive competition, the companies will launch the Warsteiner Music Contest in which participants will compete for the opportunity to have their song played

  • Is Esports taking over traditional sports in COVID-19?
    by Rahul Bhatta on August 10, 2020 at 10:23

    As thousands of sporting activities were suspended, some professional athletes channeled their major involvement in electronic sports (esports) to help maintain fan engagement.  Since gaming is an activity you can do from home, there has been an explosion online regarding esports during the pandemic. Hence, most esports companies have seen booming sales during the first This article was sourced from Esports news, betting tips & reviews website, EsportsJunkie.com, you can find the original article at Is Esports taking over traditional sports in COVID-19?

  • MENTAL HEALTH IN ESPORTS: CSPPA Investigates CSGO players mental health
    by Rahul Bhatta on August 10, 2020 at 09:57

    In conjunction with the University of Chichester and Winchester University, the CounterStrike Professional Players’ Association (CSPPA) has conducted a study into the mental health of CS:=GO’s players. The research, led by Dr Phil Birch, Ben Sharpe, and Dr. Matt Smith, will examine mental health factors in skilled CS: GO actors. The CSPPA has released a This article was sourced from Esports news, betting tips & reviews website, EsportsJunkie.com, you can find the original article at MENTAL HEALTH IN ESPORTS: CSPPA Investigates CSGO players mental health

  • Snowball announces new Valorant podcast “Run It Back”
    by Andrew Amos on August 9, 2020 at 08:24

    You asked for more Valorant content, and it’s now here. Snowball Esports is proud to announce a new podcast for Riot’s hit FPS title, named “Run It Back,” covering all things Valorant in Oceania. With Oceania’s second Ignition Series event underway, and hundreds of competitors vying for the title of Australia’s best, Valorant’s esports scene The post Snowball announces new Valorant podcast “Run It Back” appeared first on Snowball Esports.

  • Tencent Holdings Issues Statement on Executive Order Against WeChat
    by James Fudge on August 8, 2020 at 06:31

    According to a statement issued by Tencent Holdings, the company is reviewing its options related to the executive order issued by U.S. President Donald Trump Thursday. The statement, sent to The Esports Observer by a representative for Tencent Holdings, was issued Aug. 7 and promised a review of the situation and subsequent announcements on actions.

  • Tencent Market Valuation Drops Roughly $54B After Trump’s Executive Order, ByteDance Vows Fight in Courts
    by James Fudge on August 7, 2020 at 17:59

    Tencent Holdings lost nearly $54B USD in market capitalization to $632B intraday on Friday as news of executive orders issued by U.S. President Donald Trump began to rattle markets and spook investors. The executive orders issued Thursday would ban transactions with Tencent’s WeChat multi-purpose chat and ByteDance’s short-form video apps. U.S. lawmakers have taken aim

  • Enthusiast Gaming to Acquire Omnia Media for Roughly $34M, Secures $11.25M Financing
    by Tobias Seck on August 7, 2020 at 16:45

    Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) listed Canadian esports and media company Enthusiast Gaming Holdings has entered into a binding agreement to acquire Omnia Media for roughly $45.5M CAD ($34.1M USD). The transaction is expected to be closed in Q3 2020. Enthusiast Gaming Holdings owns Overwatch League franchise Vancouver Titans, Call of Duty League team Seattle Surge,

  • Report: Riot Games Establishes Global Deals Council in the Wake of NEOM Backlash
    by Trent Murray on August 7, 2020 at 16:04

    Riot Games is looking to establish a global deals council and ethics committee according to a report by ESPN. The company informed employees of this plan in a company-wide call on Thursday. According to the report, the council will feature representatives from Riot’s Global Esports team, social impact division Karma, diversity and inclusion as well

  • Indian Streamer 8bit Thug Partners With Gigabyte AORUS and CORSAIR
    by Shounak Sengupta on August 7, 2020 at 12:33

     Indian streamer, influencer, and team owner Animesh ‘Thug’ Agarwal announced partnerships with Gigabyte AORUS and CORSAIR. The partnership with AORUS will see Agarwal help create a variety of content-led brand activations such as giveaways, product reviews, PC building sessions, talk shows, and tournaments like the on-going AORUS cup. The partnership with CORSAIR allows Agarwal to

  • Australian Starcraft II scene divided as more dual citizen challengers appear
    by Saxon Durrant on August 7, 2020 at 08:22

    The Australian Starcraft II community has descended into bitter arguments over the past few days, with the news two new players from overseas could participate in the upcoming DreamHack: Fall competition. Following in the same path as Joshua “RiSky” Hayward, newcomers Raza “RazerBlader” Sekha and Haseeb “TeebuL” Ishaq are able to compete in the region The post Australian Starcraft II scene divided as more dual citizen challengers appear appeared first on Snowball Esports.

  • The Snowball Show: Episode 14 w/Joelous
    by Josh Swift on August 7, 2020 at 07:36

    Show starts 01:45. Originally aired August 6th, 2020 on Twitch. GuestsJoel – https://twitter.com/joelousgg HostsDucky – https://twitter.com/dvcky_Judge – https://twitter.com/JudgeBrand The post The Snowball Show: Episode 14 w/Joelous appeared first on Snowball Esports.

  • Chooka eyes return to META High School League NBA2K20 championship final: “It was like nothing I could have ever imagined”
    by Andrew Wray on August 7, 2020 at 03:00

    Last year’s META High School League NBA 2K20 grand finalist Benjamin “Chooka” Creanor, from Damascus College in Ballarat, is eyeing a second chance at the title. He just chalked up a big 141-point performance in the Regional Finals, and is heading interstate into the Championship Round to face the rest of the country’s top NBA The post Chooka eyes return to META High School League NBA2K20 championship final: “It was like nothing I could have ever imagined” appeared first on Snowball Esports.

  • President Trump Signs Executive Orders Against ByteDance, Tencent
    by James Fudge on August 7, 2020 at 02:28

    Update: The White House has told the LA Times that the executive order only applies to WeChat transactions. Original Story: U.S. President Donald Trump issued two executive orders Thursday prohibiting transactions with TikTok owner ByteDance and WeChat owner Tencent Holdings. The language of the order as it relates to Tencent, is as follows: “The following

  • Sliding Doors: OPL 2020 Split 2, Superweek
    by Andrew Wray on August 7, 2020 at 01:41

    You might be familiar with this concept if you’re an AFL fan, which is where we got the idea. So without further ado, here are your sliding doors for the OPL Split 2, Superweek! You just got used to Dire Wolves getting back to the top, you should be concerned about their hopes heading into The post Sliding Doors: OPL 2020 Split 2, Superweek appeared first on Snowball Esports.

  • Dr Disrespect to Returns Aug. 7 With YouTube Stream, Will Explore Other Platform Options
    by James Fudge on August 7, 2020 at 00:15

    Content creator Herschel “Guy” Beahm’s video game alter ego Dr Disrespect will return to YouTube Friday after a long absence from streaming. This marks the first time Beahm has streamed since late-June when he was banned by Twitch.  While Beahm will be streaming on YouTube tomorrow at a12 p.m EST, he has not signed an

  • Epic Games and Australian film agencies launch national short film contest
    by Alex Leckie-Zaharic on August 6, 2020 at 23:48

    Epic Games has teamed up with film branches of seven Australian states to hold a nationwide short film competition using Epic’s flagship Unreal Engine 4, with the winning film walking away with $50,000 in prize money. While many would know Epic as the creator of Fortnite, their Unreal Engine has powered thousands of games over The post Epic Games and Australian film agencies launch national short film contest appeared first on Snowball Esports.

  • Prêmio eSports Brasil Confirmed in Brazil for 2020
    by Victor Frascarelli on August 6, 2020 at 20:10

    Prêmio eSports Brasil producers GO4IT Capital and Grupo Globo announced Thursday that the event will take place sometime in December in Brazil. The announcement comes in an uncertain moment for most live events due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, which has affected Brazil in a major way. At the time of writing  Brazil is the

  • G2 Esports Extends paysafecard Partnership for Fifth Consecutive Year
    by Trent Murray on August 6, 2020 at 17:58

    Berlin-based esports organization G2 Esports has extended its partnership with paysafecard for a fifth consecutive year. G2 will continue to promote the brand across its social media and livestreaming channels. Paysafecard will also continue to participate in G2 events and projects, such as the recent G2 Esports European Brawl II – a VALORANT event that

  • LPL Plans Official TV Series, Auto Chess Ends Partnership With Tencent Games
    by Hongyu Chen on August 6, 2020 at 17:00

    Though the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic continues to grow in the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region in the northwestern region of China, the esports industry hosted the annual China Digital Entertainment Expo & Conference (China Joy) in Shanghai, while most of the big international gaming conferences like E3 and Gamescom chose to cancel due

  • Epic Games Raises a $1.8B Funding at a Post-Money Equity Valuation of $17.3B
    by Tobias Seck on August 6, 2020 at 15:21

    Fortnite developer Epic Games announced a $1.78B USD corporate venture round consisting of primary capital and secondary purchases from employee equity holders. The investment puts the company’s post-money equity valuation at $17.3B, up roughly 15% compared to its $15B valuation in 2018 when Epic Games raised a $1.25B round. The funding round includes a $250M

  • Wildcard set to defend Oceanic title at online Six Major August 2020
    by Andrew Amos on August 6, 2020 at 07:35

    The Six Major for August 2020 isn’t the same as any other big Rainbow Six tournament. However, there’s still plenty to play for online, as three of Australia’s best Siege teams fight to gain points for the Six Invitational in February 2021. With the Six Major being pushed online for August 2020, things are looking The post Wildcard set to defend Oceanic title at online Six Major August 2020 appeared first on Snowball Esports.

  • OPL Predictions: 2020 Split 2 Super Week
    by Emma van der Brug on August 6, 2020 at 07:34

    Emma van der Brug, Harry Taylor, Andrew Wray and Reece Perry break down the matches of the week. The post OPL Predictions: 2020 Split 2 Super Week appeared first on Snowball Esports.

  • Regional Counter-Strike kicks off under Chinese TO Perfect World
    by Matt Brown on August 5, 2020 at 22:10

    Perfect World, the Chinese Counter-Strike: Global Offensive tournament organisers, have secured the rights to host Valve’s Regional Major Rankings (RMR) in Oceania with the region’s big four teams revealed to battle four teams from open qualifiers. With $50,000 USD of prizes and more than 2000 RMR tournament points on the line, the spot at the The post Regional Counter-Strike kicks off under Chinese TO Perfect World appeared first on Snowball Esports.

  • Twitch and T1 furthers streaming alliance
    by Alex Pete on August 5, 2020 at 14:33

    The joint venture between SK Telecom and Comcast Spectacor, T1 Entertainment & Sports, today revealed it had entered into a comprehensive Twitch streaming deal. The exclusive Multi-year Agreement for all players and content creators of the organization which previously focused solely on the team of the T1 League of legends will be extended. The company has confirmed a spate of significant deals in 2020 with T1 Entertainment & Leisure, beginning with Nike’s exclusive apparel collaboration back in January. Since This article was sourced from Esports news, betting tips & reviews website, EsportsJunkie.com, you can find the original article at Twitch and T1 furthers streaming alliance

  • New Jersey Esports Betting moves forward
    by Rahul Bhatta on August 5, 2020 at 12:50

    New Jersey players could soon bet on esports after laws allowing it to happen were registered in the Lower House. The Senate will now be able to determine whether it wants to propose the vertical as a legal method of state gambling. Although sports betting is controlled by different conventional New Jersey competitions, that is not currently the case with esports. In fellow US state Nevada, betting on this vertical was already implemented. Last week, the House overwhelmingly voted in favor of bringing the law on esports to the next level. It seems that the vertical is particularly involved and that the legislation is supported or co-sponsored only by five separate Congressmen. In favor of esports betting in New Jersey, one of these people claims its success is rising year after year. As such, this demand is necessary to ensure. They said the following. “Whether they follow This article was sourced from Esports news, betting tips & reviews website, EsportsJunkie.com, you can find the original article at New Jersey Esports Betting moves forward

  • Omega League names Parimatch as official esports betting partner
    by Alex Pete on August 5, 2020 at 12:32

    The Parimatch global bookmaking corporation is announced as the betting partner in Dota 2 OMEGA League international esports series. The global $650,000 prize pool tournament takes place in three regions (Europe / CIS, America in Asia) in two divisions from 20 July (beginning in open qualifications) through 6 September. In Russian and Portuguese live streams, Parimatch brand imagery will be included. In Russian and in Brazilian-in Portuguese – Beyond the Summit (BTS), with the RuHub Studio offers coverage. ‘We are excited to be This article was sourced from Esports news, betting tips & reviews website, EsportsJunkie.com, you can find the original article at Omega League names Parimatch as official esports betting partner

  • Clozer on his LCK debut: “I was literally shivering before the match”
    by Andrew Amos on August 1, 2020 at 10:43

    At just 17 years old, Lee “Clozer” Ju-hyeon took to LoL Park in the place of the world’s most decorated League player of all time, Lee “Faker” Sang-hyeok. The long-time T1 trainee has instantly made a name for himself though, as he led his team to a 2-0 sweep of KT Rolster. Clozer is just The post Clozer on his LCK debut: “I was literally shivering before the match” appeared first on Snowball Esports.

  • The world of CSGO and eSports
    by Rahul Bhatta on July 28, 2020 at 15:33

    The world of CSGO and esports is really a big one, Esports is a big industry with huge entertainment sub-industries like ESL and other tournaments around Esports. CSGO has an entire section of the industry that focusses on entertainment, gambling is one of them, and there are many more CSGO gambling sites out there like This article was sourced from Esports news, betting tips & reviews website, EsportsJunkie.com, you can find the original article at The world of CSGO and eSports

  • GG.BET Announced as global betting partner for ESL leagues
    by Ben Hill on July 22, 2020 at 09:22

    As its official global betting partner for select Counter-Strike tournaments, ESL has announced GG.Bet, the Curacao-based esports bookmaker: The collaboration will cover all IEM tournaments for the rest of the year and ESL One and Intel Extreme Masters (IEM) as well as the 11th and 12th ESL Pro Season. For each tournament match, the better shall have odds and offer a GG bet prediction section during broadcasts in which the stage talents analyze the outcomes for each match, by checking bookmaker results. “The GG.Bet is This article was sourced from Esports news, betting tips & reviews website, EsportsJunkie.com, you can find the original article at GG.BET Announced as global betting partner for ESL leagues

  • Are skill-based slots gaming or gambling?
    by Ben Hill on July 22, 2020 at 09:05

    For many decades now, slots in Canada and all over the World, have entirely been based on a player’s luck to win. The games have not been like the poker or the blackjack games, which use the player’s skills to manipulate winnings. The traditional slots did not give the players any control over the outcomes This article was sourced from Esports news, betting tips & reviews website, EsportsJunkie.com, you can find the original article at Are skill-based slots gaming or gambling?

  • ESL’s Latest ‘Co-CEO’ announced as Craig Levine
    by Rahul Bhatta on July 21, 2020 at 12:20

    Craig Levine is named Co-CEO by Tournament organizer ESL who promotes him from Chief Strategy Officer from his previous position. In addition to Ralf Reichert, Levine succeeds David Neichel as Co-CEO, with Michel representing all of them now as a senior advisor. Levine held the position of CEO of the North America unit before serving as ESL’s CSO. He was the vice president of the ESS Company and president of the E-Sports Entertainment corporation before joining ESL in 2014, which is the year he began in 2002. “I couldn’t be excited to have Craig step into this role alongside This article was sourced from Esports news, betting tips & reviews website, EsportsJunkie.com, you can find the original article at ESL’s Latest ‘Co-CEO’ announced as Craig Levine

  • Latest Dota 2 league launched ‘Dota 2 Omega’ with $590k prize pool
    by Ben Hill on July 20, 2020 at 10:58

    WePlay organizers of tournaments! Esports and Amazing Esports Activities have co-ordinated the Omega League with a number of European Dota 2 teams. The tournament is split into two regions: Europe and America. A $590k cash prize pool (£436,821), while a combined $40,00 (£31,768.80) would be distributed to the American ladder in America. The Omega League This article was sourced from Esports news, betting tips & reviews website, EsportsJunkie.com, you can find the original article at Latest Dota 2 league launched ‘Dota 2 Omega’ with $590k prize pool