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...

EA Sports FC enters partnership with La Liga football division

Esports / Tuesday, August 2, 2022
EA Sports FC, the new EA European football division formed in the wake of the publisher’s loss of the FIFA license, has partnered with La Liga. The deal between the EA and Spain’s premier football league will cross over from the digital realm and activate on La...

Artem Bykov succeeds Maximilian Peter Schmidt as LEC Commissioner

Esports / Monday, August 1, 2022
Riot Games Europe announced today that it appointed Artem Bykov as the new commissioner for its League of Legends European Championship Series (LEC). As LEC commissioner, Bykov is tasked with developing the competitive ecosystem for League of Legends in Europe and being a representative of...

ESL Pro League adds Danish esports team Heroic as newest member

Esports / Tuesday, July 19, 2022
The ESL Pro League, the most well-known professional esports circuit for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, had added the Danish squad Heroic as a franchise team under the “Louvre Agreement” (the ESL’s name for the contract). The move, completed during the recent Request for Proposal period (where...

Valorant holds its own against huge CS:GO, Call of Duty events

Esports / Monday, July 18, 2022
Three of the biggest esports games showcased important competitions this weekend, with established events like Counter-Strike: Global Offensive at IEM Cologne and the Call of Duty League’s New York Subliners Major IV Tournament going up against the Valorant Champions Tour 2022: Stage 2 Masters-Copenhagen. How...

Sources — Rainbow Six: Siege NAL meeting with Ubisoft on esport's future

Esports / Thursday, July 14, 2022
According to multiple management sources, Ubisoft’s North American League and Global Esports Circuit officials will holding a meeting on July 20 with the team stakeholders to discuss the future of the Rainbow Six: Siege league beyond 2023. Faceit and ESL APAC runs these circuits, with Faceit...

Pioneers’ HCS partnership struggles show concerns over quasi-franchised esports

Esports / Friday, July 8, 2022
Late July 5, at precisely 8:30 p.m. Central Time, Pioneers co-founder LJ Browne tweeted that his Halo operation had been denied official partnership with the Halo Championship Series, 343 Industries’ esports arm (and a Microsoft studio). “Partnership” in this context means Pioneers-branded cosmetic microtransactions in...
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