Microsoft Shutting Down Mixer – Migrating Streamers to Facebook Gaming

Microsoft has given up trying to compete with Amazon’s Twitch. On Monday, Microsoft announced that it is shutting down Mixer, its livestreaming gaming service, effective next month. The company struck a deal with Facebook to migrate current livestreamers from Mixer to Facebook Gaming. Mixer launched in January 2016 as Beam. Later that year Microsoft bought the interactive video-streaming […]

DreamHack Introduces New USD 1,75M Fortnite Tournament Series

DreamHack has announced the launch of a new tournament series featuring Fortnite following the entering in a new agreement with Epic Games.  The DreamHack Open featuring Fortnite will consist of monthly tournaments with a USD 250,000 prize pool every month up to January 2021. It’s open to everyone in the east and west regions of North America […]

Ranked Play Coming To Valorant

Valorant game director Joe Ziegler has announced that ranked play will finally be coming to the game sometime next week if all goes to plan.  Ziegler made the announcement via Twitter, saying that ranked will return sometime next week, providing that no major issues are found with the system between now and launch. The next few […]

Nikko AM Lists Asia’s First Gaming ETF in Hong Kong

Japan’s Nikko Asset Management has launched an ETF (exchange-traded fund) in Hong Kong aiming to tap into the growth of the computer games and esports industry. With a total revenue that exceeds the combined revenues of both the movie and music industry, egames and esports is the new entertainment medium. The ETF will invest in […]

Red Bull Partners with Loco to Fuel The Growth of Esports in India

Red Bull has announced a partnership with Indian streaming platform Loco to create and broadcast esports content in the region. Both parties will work together to feature titles in various game categories. The pair are planned to produce exclusive content across a broad scope of gaming categories, with both companies providing their own specific expertise. The grand final […]

Fortnite’s The Device Event Breaks Twitch’s Concurrent Viewer Record

Fortnite has reclaimed the record for most concurrent viewers in Twitch history during its end-of-season event. The live stream clocked in at 2,3 million concurrent viewers across the website all joining in to witness the map being submerged with water and sharing a preview of things to come in the new season.  Previously, the record was […]

FIBA Announces Its First-Ever Esports Competition

The International Basketball Federation (FIBA) has announced the launch of its first ever international esports competition. The FIBA Esports Open is scheduled to run between the 19th and the 21st of June as part of a pilot project in which basketball’s global governing body joins the esports movement alongside its national Member Federations. National teams […]

BBC to Broadcast UKLC and NLC

This summer, the British broadcaster BBC has committed to air the UK League Championship (UKLC) and the Northern League of Legends Championship (NLC). BBC will broadcast the UKLC from the 14th of June and the NLC from the 16th of June. The games will be available to watch on BBC iPlayer and BBC Sport online and app. The UKLC is the top […]

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Season 4 Goes Live Tonight

The launch of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Season 4 will go live tonight, the 11th of June. The Season 4 update will be rolling out across all platforms before the end of the day. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Season 4 will launch with a new Battle Pass and a range of new content. Post-launch, […]

Brøndby IF in Hummel Partnership to its Esports Division

Danish Superliga side Brøndby IF has expanded its deal with the sportswear manufacturer Hummel to supply kits for the club’s esports division. This deal signifies how traditional sporting brands once again have started to integrate themselves into esports. Hummel’s recent moves signify a concise effort to make a real impact on the esports industry, capitalising on the growing number of […]