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Philadelphia Fusion team members streaming for charity on August 16th Announced by the players earlier today, Alberto "neptuNo" González Molinillo, Josh "EQO" Corona, and Isaac "Boombox" Charles will stream on August 16th to support the Ed Snider Youth Hockey Foundation and Philadelphia Union Foundation.

Pencak silat and eSports: a guide to the most fascinating 2018 Asian Games events Alongside the usual Olympic sports well-known to a global audience, medals will also be handed out for climbing and skateboarding - which will be included in the Olympics for the first time in 2020 - and other, perhaps less familiar disciplines. Here is a guide to some of them:.

Team Kaliber barely survive day one of 2018 CWL Championship After losing to Lightning Pandas to kick off the event, Team Kaliber was on the brink of elimination. The CWL Pro League Stage Two champions faced an extremely early exit going into their second match of the day against Heretics, a team that would move on to the bracket stage with the win.

Macau eSports founder denies he led crypto mining scam The company, Grow uP eSports, was accused of facilitating meetings between the investors and a cryptocurrency mining equipment manufacturer, Genesis Hong Kong, Ltd., which ultimately has not abided by the investment agreements and has not reimbursed investors as promised.

GamesBeat Decides 92: Nintendo should respect Home Alone for the NES The GamesBeat Decides podcast is here this week to present other people's work as their own. On this week's episode, hosts Mike Minotti and Jeffrey Grubb talk about new developments in the Filip Miucin plagiarism story at IGN, Ninja's no-girls-allowed rule, and Discord's new store.

Esports summit's pitch to brands: patience and flexibility The XLive Esports Summit featured a number of panels by industry professionals around the topic of esports, but a common thread ran through all the presentations: How can brands appeal to esports' growing audience?

Immersive esports platform allows fans to interact with professional gamers OpTic Gaming has innovated the way esports fans can interact with professional gamers by teaming up with Sansar. The esports media and entertainment organisation, has partnered with virtual reality company Sansar to create a 'first-of-its-kind' social VR experience.

Top 10 Most Watched Twitch Esports Channels of the Week, August 06 - August 30, 2018 The week before The International was light on major esports contests, giving low-key tournaments in Hearthstone, Super Smash Bros, and PUBG a spotlight. Every week, TEO releases a list of the top 10 Twitch esports channels, ranked by total number of hours watched, from Monday through Sunday, with data compiled using TEO Audience Insights.

ESports Federation Chairman Özdemir: Turkey to become center of international esports But most importantly, we want to increase esports' popularity so that Turkey can become one of the leading countries in this sector. DS: What are the long-term and short-term goals of the federation? AAÖ: Firstly, we want to work very closely with all parties in the esports ecosystem.

OpTic Gaming to Create VR Fan Experience with Sansar Infinite Esports and Entertainment and its esports organization OpTic Gaming have developed a virtual reality clubhouse in collaboration with social VR company Sansar.

The Moment I Got Hooked On Dota 2's Biggest Tournament Just before midnight on August 10, 2016, I jumped up from my seat screaming at the top of my lungs about Dota 2. I wasn't even playing the game myself, and I don't think I'll ever be able to understand it on the level of the players I watched that night.

NRG Esports, CLG, 100 Thieves, and Others Believe in the Clash Royale League "Everyone has a cell phone," says Brett Lautenbach. "That's why mobile esports has room for success." Sitting in a conference room in downtown Los Angeles, the president of NRG Esports is surrounded by team owners, managers, executives, and players from a wide swath of established esports organizations.

FACEIT, PUBG Corp. partner for online PUBG leagues Competitive gaming platform FACEIT has partnered with Bluehole subsidiary PUBG Corp. to launch online competitive leagues for PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds.

Luigi's 'death' in Smash Bros may be hint for single-player campaign New speculation by Nintendo fans has suggested that Luigi's apparent death could hint at a new campaign mode for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Here's all you need to know.

Betting site sponsors Fnatic for TI8 Southeast Asian Dota 2 squad Fnatic entered a sponsorship deal with London-based esports betting site earlier today, right ahead of The International 8. The news was reported earlier today by The Esports Observer, some time before the TI8 group stage kicked off.

Neno had no idea about his departure from Team Valiance We recently reported about Team Valiance removing Neno from their roster. This announcement was made on CSGO website, HLTV and apparently the player himself had no idea about this decision. It is obviously a sad way to part ways with a player, who is playing for your team in a professional capacity.

PUBG Corp. and FACEIT to Create Online Competitive Leagues Online tournament platform FACEIT has teamed up with PUBG Corp. to host online leagues and competitions for PLAYERUNKNOWN'S BATTLEGROUNDS. FACEIT will also offer a progression system for its leagues, which could help to establish a clearer path from amateur competition to professional play.

Philadelphia Fusion hosting open tryouts Open Tryouts for Fusion and @FusionUni - Apply Below! - Philadelphia Fusion August 14, 2018.

Risexretzi looking for a team in Overwatch - Nathan Telen August 14, 2018. athan 'xretzi' Telen Main DPS player 19 years old. Previous teams: Skyfoxes Simplicity Rise Nation. Tournament experience: Every contenders season MLG Vegas 2016 MSI MGA Championship. Peak SR: 4665 Top ~100 every season.

Fnatic Adds Betting Partner, Opens Pop-Up Shop for The International The London-based esports organization has partnered with esports betting platform to produce educational content about responsible esports betting.

Esports Betting Tips - CWL Championship 2018 Day One The CWL Championship kicks off on Wednesday August 15, with 32 teams facing off for the most prestigious trophy the game has to offer. It's the final showdown of the WWII season. We've teamed up with to provide daily insight into the CWL Championship for prospective betters.

Timberwolves to have affiliate team in NBA 2K esports league The NBA deserves credit for its attempts to court a young and technology-forward audience, and the formation of an NBA 2K League is part of that process.

Zaha complains about his FIFA 19 hairstyle… PES 2019 take advantage EA Sports are having to face even more criticism as Wilfried Zaha is the latest Premier League player to complain about their hair cut on FIFA. PES took advantage, showing their updated version.

Lakers, Timberwolves, Hawks, and Nets Join the NBA 2K League Four more NBA franchises are joining the NBA 2K esports league in 2019, the league will announce today, including the first teams in three of the top 15 markets in the U.S. The LA Lakers, Minnesota Timberwolves, Atlanta Hawks, and Brooklyn Nets will field 2K teams for the first time, now making it 21 of the 30 NBA franchises participating.

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