Challengermode Looks to Bridge Amateur and Professional Esports With National Esports Leagues

Challengermode is looking to develop a network of interconnected esports leagues in Europe called the National Esports Leagues. The NEL will host regional leagues for CS:GO, PUBG, and League of Legends. The goal of the NEL is to provide a … Read More

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Challengermode Looks to Bridge Amateur and Professional Esports With National Esports Leagues

Challengermode is looking to develop a network of interconnected esports leagues in Europe called the National Esports Leagues. The NEL will host regional leagues for CS:GO, PUBG, and League of Legends. The goal of the NEL is to provide a … Read More

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Gen.G and NETGEAR Expand Partnership to Include All Teams

Esports organization Gen.G (formerly KSV eSports ) and NETGEAR have announced that they have expanded their partnership to include all Gen.G esports teams. NETGEAR’s original partnership was limited to its gaming brand Nighthawk Pro Gaming serving as a jersey sponsor … Read More

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Top 10 Most Watched Esports Channels of the Week, May 14 – May 20, 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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Activision Shops New Deals for Overwatch

Activision Blizzard is shopping additional media rights and major apparel and licensing deals for the Overwatch League. Twitch is just five months into a two-year, $90M exclusive streaming deal that covers the globe except for China, home to its largest … Read More

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Epic Games Will Provide $100M in Prize Money for Fortnite Esports in 2018-2019

Epic Games announced its plans to support Fortnite esports. The company will provide $100M for competitions during the 2018-2019 season. This is the largest developer-supported prize pool for a single season of competition in esports history. Today, game studio Epic … Read More

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Immortals’ Jason “ANTi” Bates to be Featured in Reality Show Produced by ESTARZ

ESTARZ will produce a reality series featuring Immortals Smash Bros. player Jason “ANTi” Bates. “Smashed” will give a behind-the-scenes look at the everyday life of a gamer living in NYC. The partnership continues Immortals’ trend of pushing to create personality-driven … Read More

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Activision Stock Rises 2.14% Following Morgan Stanley Report on OWL, Call of Duty

Following a bullish Morgan Stanley report released before the opening bell on Wednesday, the Activision Blizzard’s  share price has risen by 2.14% in two days of trading. According to reports by benzinga, the investment firm cited the Overwatch League  as … Read More

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Immortals and LA Valiant Join Razer’s Growing Sponsorship Portfolio

Immortals signs a two-year deal with Razer to sponsor its esports teams, including its Overwatch League franchise Los Angeles Valiant. Players from the Immortals Mobile Division will play with Razer’s gamer-targeted smartphone. “Team Razer” is the name for Razer’s sponsorship … 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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