BBC Three to Broadcast Live Coverage of ESL One Birmingham

Online TV channel BBC Three will broadcast semi-final and final matches from ESL One Birmingham. Coverage will feature BBC Radio 1 presenter Julia Hardy, alongside professional Dota 2 casters. This will be the first ESL event broadcast by the BBC, … Read More

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OPINION: Why Every Professional Gamer Needs a Team (of Professionals)

This guest article comes from Justin M. Jacobson, Esq., Vice-President at The Jacobson, P.C., a NYC-based entertainment & esports law firm. He advises a variety of professional athletes and entertainers on their trademark, copyright, contractual and business matters. Similar to … Read More

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GUEST POST: A Lawyer’s Perspective on the Striking Down of PASPA and Esports Betting

 This article has been guest-written for The Esports Observer by Alex Dubin. Dubin is the chief operating officer and general counsel for SportsGrid, Inc., a licensed attorney, and a member of the NY State Bar Association.  The United States Supreme … Read More

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Bluehole Details Chinese PUBG Hack Developer Arrests

Chinese authorities have arrested 15 suspects for “developing hack programs, hosting marketplaces for hack programs, and brokering transactions.” These programs targeted last year’s breakout hit PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS and often included hidden malicious code that stole user information or worse. There’s … Read More

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NBA 2K League Announces Twitch as Official Livestreaming Partner

Twitch has partnered with the NBA 2K League for a multi-year broadcast deal. The livestreaming platform will broadcast all league games, and develop audience engagement strategies, including a custom overlay. The Overwatch League has benefited greatly from Twitch’s innovative integrations. … Read More

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Activision Blizzard Sells French OWL TV Rights to Media Company AB Groupe

AB Groupe has acquired French TV broadcasting rights for the Overwatch League. AB and Activision Blizzard expand on a partnership signed in October last year. Global livestreaming broadcast rights to OWL were secured by Twitch in a $90M, two-year deal. … Read More

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G2 Esports Joins List of Teams Signed Exclusively to Twitch

G2 Esports  signs a multi-year exclusive content deal with Twitch . Other esports organizations with similar agreements include Team Liquid , OpTic Gaming , Schalke 04 Esports , and North . G2 Esports previously had a non-exclusive content deal in … Read More

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