Top 10 Most Watched Esports Channels of the Week, May 07 – May 13, 2018

Almost every day, The Esports Observer posts infographics to our social media accounts. Now, we are bringing these to the site and providing additional context. Today, we’ve got the list of the top esports channels on Twitch , ranked according … Read More

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April Esports Investment Recap: More Than $50M Invested, Discord Joins the Unicorn Club

March 2018 was record-breaking in terms of investments in esports-related companies. With Chinese giant Tencent Holdings being involved in a combined $1.1B in funding into streaming platforms Douyu TV and Huya, the esports industry’s most-invested company further tightened its grip … Read More

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Hanwha Life Forms Esports Division After Acquiring LCK Team ROX Tigers

Professional League of Legends team ROX Tigers has been acquired by Korean insurance company Hanwha Life. The team will be renamed Hanwha Life Esports, while remaining esports rosters will play under the new banner of ROX Gaming. Hanwha Life originally … Read More

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Huya Secures China-Exclusive LCK Broadcasting Rights, Eyes US Expansion

Huya has just become Riot Games’ exclusive third party streaming partner for the 2018 League of Legends Korea Champions in China, as Riot confirmed to The Esports Observer. YY’s Twitch-like livestreaming platform Huya is also off to a good start … Read More

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Chinese Company Kingzone Acquires and Rebrands Longzhu Gaming

Chinese smartphone producer Kingzone has acquired Longzhu Gaming’s roster and its League of Legends Champions Korea slot. Longzhu’s CEO “Plufriend” announced the sale on his personal Weibo account and—according to a translation by news outlet— he was forced to … Read More

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CJ E&M Leaves KeSPA Over Trademark Rights Dispute

Media company CJ E&M will withdraw from the Korea e-Sports Association after 13 years, over a dispute with the association, regarding the trademark rights of the League of Legends Champions Korea. The relationship between the two sides has been deteriorated … Read More

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Most Watched Twitch Content of the Week, July 10-16, 2017

The EVO Championship 2017 swept the leg under all other esports events last week, with 2.3 million hours of viewership across all its fighting game competitions. For most watched, single esport tournaments however, the CS:GO Dreamhack Valencia bout allowed Valve’sRead More

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League of Legends Match Data Files Released by Oracle’s Elixir, Over Eighty Variables Tracked

Oracle’s Elixir‘s founder Tim “Magic” Sevenhuysen has released a series of sets of downloadable match data files from 2016’s League of Legends‘ season, and announced that he will continue to produced sets for the upcoming 2017 season.

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