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It’s no secret that Overwatch League intended to expand if the first season was successful, and that certainly looks like it’s going to be the case. In addition to increasing the number of teams, Overwatch League commissioner, Nate Nanzer, has now mentioned they are eyeing expansion into Europe, the Middle East, South America, and Oceania....
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A new college esports conference is in the works. The leaders of the esports clubs at all eight Ivy League schools have agreed to form an Ivy League conference. The conference is dedicated to bringing esports competition to the college scene, while constructing a model that avoids the unnecessary restrictions of the NCAA. Source: Inc....
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This week: Activision-Blizzard partners with Nielsen, PlayerUnknown confirms PUBG esport league, DreamTeam seeks to pair players with teams and the crew builds a list instead of destroys it. 
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Another non-endemic sponsor is entering the esports scene. This time, Kia Motors signed on to be Counter Logic Gaming’s Rocket League team sponsor. They will also be a presenting sponsor for CLG’s ROADS documentary series and 20 Questions interview series. Source: Esports Observer Image: Unsplash
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ESL has partnered up with Microsoft to launch Esports Academy. The event will focus on not only the actual gameplay, but also the business side of esports. You can attend provided you are in Sydney, Australia. The inaugural academy event will be held in the Sydney Microsoft Store, so here’s hoping for a successful event...
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This week: PAX East 2018, gaming memes, OWL & NALCS results, fun with chiptunes and a brand new 24/7 esports network.
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SAP, a major German software company is entering into the esports scene. They agreed to a sponsorship of Team Liquid that will provide the organization not only with an injection of capital, but also a slough of new software for analyzing their matches and finding way to improve. This marks one of the largest companies...
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Cinedigm is launching the WHAM Network, a 24/7 esports coverage network on Twitch. The network will cover industry news, the celebrity gaming scene, in depth coverage of live events, and offer gamer-focused original series. It will spotlight a range of programming, including esports tournaments and highlights, Clip Blip – an America’s Funniest Home Videos style show,...
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While the finals between 100 Thieves and Team Liquid may have dominated the NA LCS headlines, the league also awarded its Spring Split MVP. The honors went to Aphromoo (afro-moo), the veteran support for 100 Thieves. This marks the first MVP win for a support player as well as a North American native. Congratulations Aphromoo,...
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Hot on the heels of the Esports Arena at the Luxor, a new esports studio has been constructed at the Aria Casino in Las Vegas. ESP Gaming has constructed the 10,000 square foot facility, which will boast an occupancy of 300 people. The studio is owned and operated by Poker Central and will play host...
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