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International esports fair GIST 2020 to open doors to gamers next week The international gaming and esports fair Gaming Istanbul, one of Europe's five biggest e-gaming and entertainment events, will open its doors to casual and professional gamers, gaming enthusiasts, developers and businesspeople on Jan. 30 at Yenikapı Eurasia Show and Art Center.

WAX Teases Collaboration With Pro Esports Team Immortals WAX, a blockchain network designed for scalable dapps, recently teased an upcoming collaboration with LA-based pro esports team Immortals on Twitter. While it’s unclear what the collaboration will entail, Immortals released a number of cryptic images on Twitter and asked fans to vote on their favorite design.

G2 Esports's Sua backs Rainbow Six Siege to rise and shine in India Having steered G2 Esports to it’s first Six Siege Invitational crown in 2019 at Montreal, Coach X Analyst Kevin “Sua” Stahnke has surprisingly shown some hype on ESL India’s latest tweet by showing his desire to fan the flame which could help the growth of Six Siege community in India.

Perfecto to replace GuardiaN in Na'Vi According to a report from 1pv.fr, CIS Giants Natus Vincere are in a prime position to bring in Ilya "Perfecto" Zalutskiy who would be filling in the boots for Ladislav "GuardiaN" Kovács.

Gaming firm Ampverse partners Thai esports team Bacon Time Under the partnership, Ampverse can help Bacon Time forge brand sponsorships, merchandise lines, and other unique intellectual properties. Founded in 2017, Bacon Time made a name for itself when it won the 2017 Arena of Valor Thailand Pro League and placed second globally at the 2018 AOV World Championships as Thailand's national team.

Rumble Royale Hosts Charity Drive for Taal Victims, Raises ₱100k in 3 Days Rumble Royal creators at work in the dungeon for their fundraising drive. Since the 12th of January, thousands of evacuees have been in dire need after being flung out of their home in the wake of Taal's eruption.

Suspended Hearthstone Player Blitzchung Doesn't Regret Speaking Out About Hong Kong Last October, Hearthstone pro Chung "Blitzchung" Ng Wai decided, during an official stream of the Asia-Pacific Grandmasters, to shoot his shot. "Liberate Hong Kong," he said while wearing a gas mask. "Revolution of our age!" He wound up getting suspended by Blizzard.

D'Iberville ESports team wins state championship One unique team at D'Iberville High School is celebrating today following a huge win. The school's Warrior Alpha ESports team took home the MHSAA Fall League of Legends Championship yesterday against Meridian High School, capping of a perfect 20-0 season.

Minneapolis set for esports national stage, featuring Minnesota's newest team The first major esports event is coming to Minneapolis this weekend as this growing industry continues to gain popularity…

How to beat Darius Overwhelm tutorial in Legends of Runeterra And he also has Overwhelm. The purpose of the Overwhelm tutorial is to fully utilize Darius, although there are other possible combinations. But the tutorial won't let you advance unless the following steps are followed. Using these specific steps fully maximizes the wrath of Darius, killing the opponent's Nexus.

Razer and Legacy Esports have partnered with Team Razer expanding further into Oceania Razer and Legacy Esports have announced that they have entered into a partnership, extending Team Razer's reach into Oceanic esports and providing Legacy with Razer products. Legacy Esports is one of the most successful organisations in Oceania and together with Razer will give the team top-tier gear to use when they compete.

Rockstar Energy Drinks Gets Into Esports Sponsorships The move looks to benefit both parties as Rockstar hopes this venture into esports expands its brand and mousesports hopes that another significant sponsorship leads them to greener pastures. PepsiCo's Carl Windfuhr said via press release: "We are absolutely thrilled to start the new year with such great news as of our partnership.

FURIA Esports Release NS-ART FURIA have announced the release of NS-ART after a last place finish at the WePlay! Bukovel Minor. The team will need a replacement before qualifiers.

Jersey Mike's Extends Esports Partnership with Team Liquid Jersey Mike's Subs is extending its partnership with Team Liquid, a leading international esports team, through 2022. Team Liquid, which competes across 17 distinct esports, will continue to partner with Jersey Mike's to create co-branded content with all of their top tier teams, as well as create unique rewards for fans.

Opinion: Call of Duty League is in no fit state to commence Activision Blizzard's Call of Duty League begins on January 24th after a series of missteps and bad PR. We believe the league's in no fit state to start.

Esports Power 100 Thieves Unveils Splashy New Headquarters "100 Thieves Cash App Compound" debuted on a busy boulevard on the southeast side of Los Angeles suburb Culver City, Calif., within a mile or two of media and studio operations for Sony Pictures, Apple, Amazon, HBO and National Public Radio, as well as numerous tech startups.

Why These Esports Firms Could Have an Outsized Impact in 2020 Canaccord Genuity makes a quarterly report on the esports landscape and the firm sees 10 companies having an outsized impact on the sector this year. Enthusiast Gaming, which trades publicly on the Toronto Stock Exchange, stands out as the only company on this list under Canaccord Genuity's formal research coverage.

Fortnite Gets Official High School and College Esports League Esports league is coming to high schools and colleges thanks to an organization called PlayVS.PlayVS is a startup that's building an esports league at the high school - and now college - level. The company announced that Fortnite will be joining its lineup of official esports games alongside Rocket League.

Season 5 of Esports WRC gets underway today at Monte Carlo - Team VVV Platform: PC, PS4, Switch, XBox One. Publisher: Bigben Interactive. Release Date: 05/09/2019. Season 5 of the long-running Esports WRC competition will begin today kicking off proceedings at the world-famous Rallye Monte-Carlo.

Herkimer College To Bring Esports To Campus Competitive video game playing is coming to Herkimer College in the Fall of 2020 with the college's soft launch of its official esports athletics program. The college has been exploring the idea of creating esports at both the club and varsity levels for the past year.

Esports: Mom Lied When She Said I'd Never Make Money Playing Halo Yes, that's a billion with a "B," and that represents an annual increase of 27 percent. While it still may not be advisable to raise your children to be esports athletes, the industry is growing at an exceptional rate. As it turns out, fun has turned into serious business.

Legends of Runeterra launches today with staggered access Riot Games will release the Legends of Runeterra open beta today, but it could be several hours past the launch time before players get access. The hype surrounding the open beta launch of LoR has players itching to compete upon the digital card game's release at 1pm CT today.

The most notable debuts in esports history He dominated throughout, picking up various MVP awards and trophies with his team along the way, positioning himself to be one of the more recognizable faces in esports for the upcoming decade.

Powered by Full Sail, esports flourishing in Orlando 2 for Gaming Environment and ranked No. 5 for Gamer and Developer Opportunities. As educators look for examples of schools reaching students through competitive video gaming and new technology, they would be wise to look at what's happening in Central Florida, which has become one of the best training grounds for them to get into esports.

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