Most Watched Twitch Content of the Week, May 07 – May 13, 2018

This week on Twitch, Fortnite earned marginal growth, MSI brought League of Legends out of its slump, and Dota 2 and CS:GO underperformed without major tournaments. Every week, The Esports Observer breaks down the most watched Twitch content from a … Read More

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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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Milan Cerny, SAP – “Team Liquid Is Our Approach to Get a Foot in the Door in the Player Performance Side of Esports”

Esports sponsorships with food, beverage, and other consumer brands are usually the ones snapping up headlines. As important as these are to flavor the industry’s image, partnerships that strengthen the foundation of competitive video gaming i.e. the players, are vital … Read More

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ESL One Birmingham Sells 1000 Tickets in First 5 Minutes

ESL‘s freshly-announced tournament, ESL One Birmingham, is attracting a lot of attention. In addition to being the first Dota 2 Major to hit the UK’s shores, the event is also selling out at record pace. UK U CRAZY! 🇬🇧🇬🇧 Over … Read More

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Dota 2 Commentator Denied Entry into US After Apparent Visa Mix-Up

Dota 2 commentator Henrik “AdmiralBulldog” Ahnberg’s plans for the upcoming The International 2017 championship event are in ruins after an apparent visa mix-up on his flight. Despite the commentator’s official role at Valve’s headline event—which begins tomorrow—he will likely be … Read More

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Turner’s ELEAGUE Adds ‘Road to the Dota 2 Championships’ Lead-In to The International

Turner has announcedDota 2 episodic series titled “Road to the Dota 2 Championships” as part of its expansion into the esports industry. This series—as a part of the network’s ELEAGUE brand—will focus on top players and teams heading … Read More

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Turner’s ELEAGUE Adds ‘Road to the Dota 2 Championships’ Lead-In to The International

Turner has announcedDota 2 episodic series titled “Road to the Dota 2 Championships” as part of its expansion into the esports industry. This series—as a part of the network’s ELEAGUE brand—will focus on top players and teams heading … Read More

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Starcraft II War Chest Goes Live This Week, But with a $200K Cap on Prize Pool Contributions

Blizzard Entertainment looks to Valve’s crowdfunding model for the International, as the War Chest – a new crowd-funding effort for Starcraft II’s WCS tournaments – goes live later this week.

Only $200,000 of the money raised from the War Chest

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