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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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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Most Watched Twitch Content of the Week, April 30 – May 06, 2018

This week on Twitch, Fortnite reached new heights, EPICENTER XL further boosted Dota 2, and Overwatch League barely recovered for the Stage 3 Finals. Every week, The Esports Observer breaks down the most watched Twitch  content from a curated list … Read More

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Most Watched Twitch Content of the Week, April 23 – April 29, 2018

Last week on Twitch, Fortnite continued to fall, EPICENTER XL boosted Dota 2, and Overwatch League had its second worst week ever—hurting the game’s overall rank. Every week, The Esports Observer breaks down the most watched Twitch  content from a … Read More

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Most Watched Twitch Content of the Week, April 23 – April 29, 2018

Last week on Twitch, Fortnite continued to fall, EPICENTER XL boosted Dota 2, and Overwatch League had its second worst week ever—hurting the game’s overall rank. Every week, The Esports Observer breaks down the most watched Twitch  content from a … Read More

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OPINION: Hearthstone Hires Former Pro—Preparing for Stronger Esports Competition?

Earlier this week, long time professional Hearthstone  player Keaton “Chakki” Gill announced he was retiring from competitive play to accept a position at Blizzard Entertainment on Hearthstone’s final balance team. It is not uncommon for esports pros to transition into … 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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