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Misfits Gaming Names Matt Bailey as Senior Director of Sponsorship Sales and Services Misfits Gaming continues its executive hiring spree with the appointment of Matt Bailey as senior director of sponsorship sales and services. Based in London, Bailey's appointment is Misfits' first senior commercial team hire in Europe.
HP and Virtuix Team for $100K Omni Arena VR Tournament Virtuix's Omni Arena virtual reality esports tournament will return for 2020 with a doubled prize pool of $100K USD, the company announced today. HP will also return as a sponsor, although fellow 2019 sponsor HTC is no longer onboard. In addition to cash prizes, winning teams will also receive HP's Reverb VR Headset.
Latest TFT strategy floods board with units In the latest "Set Two" Teamfight tactics, Twitch streamer DisguisedToast showed a ludicrous technique that helped him to fill the board with copies of his Zed. Set Two for Teamfight Tactics is a full update with a whole new cast of players, origins, classes, and some new environmental dynamics.
Respawn Ent presses ban-wave for Apex Legends players abusing exploit The developers have confirmed that Respawn Entertainment will ban Apex Legends players who have abused a recent bug/glitch exploit that allows them to avoid ranked-point losses when they lose competitive games.
Dota 2 receives spooky halloween overhaul Valve will celebrate the enchanting night with new item sets for nine heroes with Halloween nearly upon us. Instead of the Diretide game, the new items come in, a common activity mode that the community enjoyed for the plethora of cosmetic items it offered participants.
Twitch streamer Shroud may need surgery on his elbow Following a scooter accident in March, Twitch streamer Shroud may need another surgery on his left elbow. During a stream earlier today, Shroud said tomorrow he would receive a new "tense brace splint item," which, along with several more months of physical therapy, will help in his left arm achieve full range of motion.
ESL One Hamburg: TNC Predator begin unbeaten on day 1 Since Group A finished the first day of play at ESL One Hamburg 2019, it was time for Group B to get off to a start and as teams started their journey towards being crowned Hamburg champions there were some substantial results from the first day.
Netflix releases League of Legends documentary Riot's tenth anniversary brought a massive amount of news regarding the company's future ventures and the developers also announced a League of Legends based documentary named as 'League of Legend Origins' The documentary takes us back in time to the era when stage mishaps and game design faults were common.
CSGO 'EPICENTER' 2019 Event announced with a prize pool of $500,000 Epic Esports Events revealed its next version of the successful CS: GO EPICENTER event. The event will be held in Moscow from December 17-22 and the participating teams will have a competitive $500,000 on the line This is a $200,000 boost over the prize pool of last year.
Meet GTR and Team Teletubbies: PVP Esports Dota 2 Regional Corporate League Finalists Team Teletubbies' name might not inspire fear, but their skill at Dota 2 should. The team, made up of BloodBlue, Fade-St, Zoel, R10T5.Rᴵᴼᵀઽ and elfyz, were dominant throughout the Qualifiers, only losing to a single team along the way. According to their team captain BloodBlue, that wasn't how they thought things would go down.
NASCAR's Esports League Sets Pace As It Moves Towards Year Two Wednesday night marks the conclusion of the first eNASCAR Heat Pro League season, an initiative launched so quickly by the sanctioning body and its partnering founders that no revenue expectations were ever set internally for this season, according to sources.
Activision reveals partnership with rapper Pusha T and Adidas Activision, the publisher of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, is collaborating with Virginia rapper Pusha T and Adidas ahead of the new game's release on Oct. 25. Players have a chance to win a pair of the Adidas x Pusha T Kingslayer Ozweego shoes. If players reach Officer Rank before Nov.
Why A Company Is Betting On A Netcafe And Esports Arena In Australia In a world where mobile gaming is ubiquitous, publishers are streaming console games to your phone, most people play games on multiple platforms and the power of thin-and-light laptops is improving, someone's building a new netcafe and esports arena.
Zips Esports Club Hosts Weekly 'Super Smash Brothers' Tournament The University of Akron Esports program offers a variety of clubs based on popular games for students who want to participate in the competitive video gaming with fellow Zips. One of these clubs, based on Super Smash Brothers, hosts weekly tournaments to bring together students to play the video game "Super Smash Bros.
Venture Capital Floods Into Esports, Backing Warner Bros., Zynga, and LucasArts Veteran to Build Games Exclusively on the Skillz Platform Press release content from PR Newswire. The AP news staff was not involved in its creation.
NRG CURRENT: NRG is definitely on Top… AROUND NRG: So, if you are an avid reader of this newsletter, you know we normally end with "around NRG" tidbits. But all those bits have amassed so much over the year that we had to put this section front and center today.
'Big Bang Theory' Duo to Develop eSports Comedy at NBC Titled "The Squad," the project hails from executive producer Johnny Galecki and writer and executive producer Anthony Del Broccolo, who was previously a writer and co-executive producer on "Big Bang Theory." The new show follows a new group of friends who find companionship and common ground in their mutual love of competitive eSports.
Arizona adds esports exhibit to the state fair - Cronkite News The building features dozens of top of the line gaming stations, as well as a stage suited for the many tournaments held throughout the fair's duration. By partnering with multiple organizations to bring esports to the fair, attendees have been able to compete daily to win money from a $19,000 prize pool supplied by the Arizona Lottery.
When does Wild Rift's beta begin? In celebration of League of Legends' 10th anniversary, Riot Games teased a collection of new games, including a free-to-play version of the MOBA for console and mobile called Wild Rift. The developer failed to provide a release date for the title but has since revealed its plans to launch a beta for the game next year.
Cloud 9 adds Subroza and removes TenZ from CSGO roster In CS:GO, Cloud9 is still looking to get back on track. After just three activities as part of the team lineup, the company reported Tyson "TenZ" Ngo's benching. Yassine "Subroza"' Taoufik is replacing him on the active roster.
Rick Fox Out as Partner at Echo Fox as Esports Dispute Settles The lengthy legal battle between Rick Fox and partners at his esports venture, Echo Fox, came to a close on Monday as the two parties reached a settlement agreement that sees the former NBA star removed as a general partner of the competitive gaming organization.
Migos' Offset Mourns The Loss Of Call Of Duty Player Who Got Him Into Esports Up-and-coming Call of Duty competitor Eric Pedro Cruz, who played under the names "Philosophy" and "Losophy," passed away on August 18. Though he was just 18 years old, he left behind a legacy in the world of esports, which included forming connections with superstars like Migos rapper Offset.
Virtuix and HP Present 2020 Omni Arena Esports Series with $100,000 Prize Pool Virtuix, developer of the Omni Arena virtual reality esports attraction, has teamed up with HP to present the 2020 Omni Arena esports series with a $100,000 cash prize pool. The Omni treadmill is a unique motion platform that enables 360-degree movement while the player is in virtual reality.
Nicecactus.gg raises $5.5 million to train esports athletes for the sponsored life Competitive gaming platform Nicecactus.gg has raised $5.5 million to build a platform that will enable amateur and semi-pro esports athletes to improve their skills and eventually win sponsors.
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