Riot Games issues permanent ban for former TSM coach Peter Zhang

Esports / Monday, August 8, 2022
Riot Games and its League of Legends Championship Series has permanently banned former TSM Head of Player Development Zhang "Peter Zhang" Yi for a variety of allegations, including allegedly stealing approximately $250,000 from players and a car valued at $80,000. Other allegations include the sharing of internal and private...

YouTube announces GameOn, its first interactive gaming event

Esports / Monday, August 8, 2022
YouTube will host a two-hour “interactive” livestream event called GameOn on Aug. 27, with over 60 of the platform’s top creators. The event roster features streamers such as Jack “CouRage” Dunlop of 100 Thieves, Markiplier, Dream, former TSM Fortnite player and streamer Myth, and Muselk...

Soniqs's flurry of moves better position growing franchise

Esports / Friday, August 5, 2022
Soniqs is expected to make Rainbow Six: Siege team captain Seth “supr” Hoffman its general manager after his final competition, the Berlin Major. In order to replace supr, the Philadelphia-based team completed a buyout for Shaun “Gunnar” Pottorff from Parabellum Esports for $30,000. Last month,...

Call of Duty League's Season 3 championship hits L.A.

Esports / Friday, August 5, 2022
The Call of Duty League's crowning moment is set to take place this weekend at USC's Galen Center, as the top eight teams from the regular season compete for the title of champion and the top prize of $1,2 million. The culminating event, which can be seen...

OpTic Gaming partners with Belong Arenas for OpTic Day fan event

Esports / Thursday, August 4, 2022
Belong Gaming Arenas and OpTic Gaming have partnered to celebrate the birthday of one of North America’s most prestigious esports organizations. The pair are partnering for “OpTic Day,” a celebration of OpTic’s founding on Aug. 14, 2006. Belong Gaming Arenas will adorn its six U.S. locations in...

ESL rebrands its 10 National Championship competitions

Esports / Thursday, August 4, 2022
ESL has been slowly rebranding all of its competitions since 2019, and today, the latest brand refresh will be its National Championships. The National Championships serves 10 regions: Australia, the Benelux, France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, and the United Kingdom. The rebrand is evident...

Sports and racing games are driving EA’s revenue growth

Esports / Wednesday, August 3, 2022
The longevity and resilience of its sports and racing games keep fueling growth for Electronic Arts (EA) . The Redwood City, California-headquartered company reported its financial results for the three-month period ended June 30 today, revealing increased revenue and income. EA outperformed its revenue expectations for...
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