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OGA Dota Pit Minor 2019: Odds, Betting Analysis, Predictions The OGA Dota Pit Minor 2019 will feature 8 teams fighting over a $300,000 prize pool, a small chunk of DPC points, and a chance to advance to the MDL Disneyland Paris Major.

Advance Forms B2B Sports, Esports, and Gaming Group Advance, and its American City Business Journals subsidiary, have announced the formation of Leaders Group. The operating company will bring Advance’s B2B sports, esports, and gaming businesses; SportsBusiness Journal and SportsBusiness Daily, Leaders, Newzoo, and The Esports Observer under one umbrella.

Advance Publications Forms New Sports and Esports Group - Industry Notes - Folio: SourceMedia's The American Banker took home top honors at this month's Neal Awards, earning the Grand Neal for "Nobody's Home," a 10-part podcast series by reporter John Heltman on housing blight and its impact on communities around the country.

Riot Twitch Channel Viewership Doubled YoY for LEC, Up for LCS Riot Games is no stranger to having its Twitch channel leading the platform in terms of viewership. So far this year, "Riotgames" has produced a total of 38.5M hours watched, more than any other esports channel or influencer.

Fortnite and Apex Legends propel Twitch to 2.7 billion hours watched in Q1 2019 But its rivals also experienced a big surge. Microsoft's Mixer grew from 22 million hours watched in Q1 2018 to 89 million this year. And YouTube Live's number doubled to 722.5 million. On the games side of Twitch, Fortnite was at the top of the most-viewed chart despite having new competition, coming in at 311.7 million hours.

Overwatch is free to play until April 23 If you're sick and tired of endlessly grinding away your precious hours playing League of Legends, or if you've had enough of being flamed, left, right, and center in Counter-Strike, Overwatch could be the perfect solution. Overwatch is free to play from April 16 to 23 on PC, PlayStation, and Xbox One.

Riot Games' EU Esports Leadership Team Reflects on First LEC Split League of Legends esports continues to move from passion-filled promotion of a game to sustainable ecosystem. In Europe, the seventh Spring finals-and first under the new rebrand League of Legends Championship Series -marks the biggest showcase yet for recently signed league sponsors, including KIA, Alienware, and Footlocker.

European Esports Federation to Form With 12 National Members National esports federations from 12 countries have agreed to establish an independent esports federation on the European level this year. A joint declaration by the federations emphasizes a shared definition of esports and an independent organizational structure.

Fortnite rules Q1 streaming hours, but Apex places No. 2 and surpasses League of Legends Fortnite players streamed more than 23.9 million hours of gameplay in the first quarter, cementing Epic Games' position as the publisher of the world's most-streamed game. But Respawn Entertainment's Apex Legends, launched on February 4, came in at No.

F1 Esports champion Brendon Leigh to make single-seater debut Reigning Formula 1 Esports Series champion Brendon Leigh will make his single-seater racing debut this weekend by competing in the BRSCC National Formula Ford 1600 championship with Kevin Mills Racing.

Rocket League Esports Patch Removes Loot Boxes in Belgium and Netherlands The latest patch that arrived this week has now removed Crates with Keys from the game in both Belgium and Netherlands.

Chiefs qualify for IEM Sydney through Sydney Derby The Chiefs Esports Club have secured the final spot at IEM Sydney, sweeping Breakaway Esports in the Sydney Derby tonight. They join fellow Australians Renegades and Grayhound at the 16-team event featuring some of the best CS:GO teams in the world.

ESL One Mumbai 2019 Playoffs: The Pango vs compLexity Gaming We try to predict the outcome of the Lower Bracket matchup between the Pango and compLexity Gaming at the ESL One Mumbai 2019 Playoffs.

F1 Esports champ Brendon Leigh to make single-seater debut in FF1600 Reigning two-time Formula 1 Esports Series champion Brendon Leigh will make his single-seater racing debut in the Avon Tyres BRSCC National Formula Ford 1600 championship, joining Kevin Mills Racing part-time.

How will FTC loot box investigations impact esports influencers In the first of the Ask the Esports Lawyer series, Michael Strauss, an associate at Nixon Peabody, looks at the Federal Trade Commission's investigations may impact esports influencers. Though Washington D.C. appears mired in controversy and stalemate, the federal government's investigative and enforcement arms remain hard at work.

ESports Today: How a medical doctor became a gaming entrepreneur This stereotype makes it quite difficult for professionals such as lawyers, doctors and politicians, who are highly respected to become professional gamers or to be actively involved in the eSports industry.

Late to the Party: Learning from the History of Heroes of the Storm's Esports Initiatives This article is a preview of a larger piece which has been published in a new publication by TEO and Deloitte Corporate Finance LLC: The Rise of Esports Investments. Click here to download your copy. Developer Blizzard Entertainment, a subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, has perhaps one of the most important legacies in all of esports.

TJ Sports partners with Harbin Brewery for League of Legends Pro League Harbin Brewery has made another move into the esports market by signing partnership with TJ Sports for the 2019 League of Legends Pro League.

Owners of Seoul Dynasty raises $46million and its investors include Will Smith Esports organisation Gen G., the parent company of Overwatch League team Seoul Dynasty and owner of several other esports teams have announced on Wednesday that it has raised $46million as investments from various sources which include some big-name celebrities.

Ring of Elysium makes successful esports debut with Thailand International Invitational The Thailand International Invitational concluded on April 7th and was comprised of 15 international teams competing at Garena World in Thailand. China's Team MDY claimed victory at the invitational walking away with the 1M Baht prize pool.

AI predicts Team Team to win ESL One Mumbai In a Reddit post, the MoreMMR AI team posted the predictions for the upcoming ESL One Mumbai event. With the playoff already underway the AI made its predictions for the upcoming brackets.

DHL delivers ESL One Series to India DHL, the world's leading logistics company, has announced the debut of the ESL One Mumbai 2019 event as a part of its official partnership with the Electronic Sports League. ESL is one of the world's largest esports company.

SPORT1 Secures Broadcast Rights for DreamHack CS:GO, Rocket League Tournaments Where would you prefer to watch an esports debate/talk show?. Email Address*. Name. TEO DailyTEO Weekly. Email Address*. Name. TEO DailyTEO Weekly.

New Hearthstone Expansion Draws Less Twitch Viewership Than Last Year's April Release The latest card set expansion for Blizzard Entertainment's online collectible card game Hearthstone has helped the title generate 10.3M hours watched on Twitch in its first full week since being released.

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