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Events and Attractions

The Esports Awards announce first slate of finalists

Esports / Friday, July 1, 2022
The Esports Awards announced its first round of finalists in the entertainment award category as well as seeing a familiar face in The Truman Factory returning as a sponsor. The candy manufacturer returns after sponsoring the industry awards last year. Headlining this first round of nominee...

Business-like atmosphere pervades LIV Golf event

Morning Buzz / Friday, July 1, 2022
Few attendees of the LIV Golf event at Oregon's Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club "talked about the controversy without being asked" during Thursday's first round surrounding LIV's Saudi backing. In fact, it "felt cheerful, busy and sunny -- like any other major sporting event." There were "no protesters...

State Farm Arena gets its first esports event: LoL Worlds 2022 semifinals

Esports / Thursday, June 30, 2022
League of Legends publisher Riot Games announced today that Atlanta will host the Worlds 2022 semifinals at the State Farm Arena, the home of the NBA’s Atlanta Hawks. It also means Atlanta has replaced Toronto and joined the multi-city tour, alongside Mexico City (Play-In), New York City...

Tencent will host Global Esports Summit in Hangzhou

Esports / Thursday, June 30, 2022
Tencent Esports announced its plans Tuesday for the Tencent Global Esports Summit, which will take place in the Hangzhou International Expo Center in Zhejiang, China, from July 26-27. Tencent said the summit will also be in conjunction with Asian Electronic Sports Federation (AESF) and the China...

LIV golfers still unsure about Ryder Cup status

Daily / Thursday, June 30, 2022
As golfers prepare for the second LIV Golf event on the schedule outside Portland this week, "among the many possible unknowns for taking part in the LIV Golf Invitational Series is how it will impact a player’s future participation as either a Ryder Cup player, captain or...

Tensions high in Northwest as LIV Golf makes U.S. debut

Daily / Thursday, June 30, 2022
LIV Golf's debut U.S. event tees off later today near Portland at Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club, though it is "not clear how many fans will attend the three-day tournament -- or what the vibe might be," according to Dan Rapaport of GOLF DIGEST. Both Tuesday’s practice round and...

Third Covid-related Wimbledon withdrawal prompts new safety measures

Daily / Thursday, June 30, 2022
A third top men's tennis player "has been forced to withdraw" from Wimbledon, as 17th seed Roberto Bautista Agut has tested "positive for Covid," according to Yasmin Syed of the London EXPRESS. Bautista Agut follows Marin Cilic and Matteo Berrettini, who had to withdraw earlier this...

PGA Tour moves CJ Cup from Vegas to South Carolina's Congaree

Daily / Thursday, June 30, 2022
The PGA Tour has once again "called on Congaree Golf Club in South Carolina" to fill a hole on its event schedule, as it will host the CJ Cup this fall, according to Bob Spear of the Columbia STATE. The CJ Cup originated in Korea but has been held...

Endeavor combines IMG Events, On Location

Morning Buzz / Wednesday, June 29, 2022
Endeavor has combined IMG Events and On Location into a new division led by Paul Caine and Jon Lavallee . Caine and Lavallee most recently served in the same positions for On Location, the premium experiences provider that Endeavor fully acquired in early '20. On Location...