Monthly Archive: November 2016

Esports Championship Series Season 2 Finals at Anaheim Arena on December 9-11

The roster of teams for the Esports Championship Series (ECS) Season 2 Finals have been set, with teams SK Gaming and Astralis rounding out a lineup representing some of the best Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) players in the world. Starting on December 9, at 11:00 am PT, each of the eight teams will face off …

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Intel® Extreme Masters Season 11 Finals Confirmed for Two Weekends in March with More than $600,000 in prizing

Intel® Extreme Masters returns to Katowice, Poland, for the fifth year in a row with the 2017 World Championship, bringing the 11th season of the longest running esports circuit in the world to its conclusion. The elite gaming competitions will span two consecutive weekends for the first time, February 25 – 26 and March 3 …

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CS:GO Teams Gambit Esports, Infused, Alpha Gaming Grapple in Gauntlet: Fight for the Crown

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive players from top teams, including Gambit Esports, Team Infused and Alpha Gaming, will lock horns this week in Gauntlet: Fight for the Crown.   The competition begins today at 17:00 CET / 8:00 AM PST, kicking off five days of intense, best-of-three show matches where participants will have the opportunity to take home $500 …

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Official Talent Lineup for Overwatch MGA 2016 now confirmed

For the first time in the history of MSI’s annual international eSports tournament, the Masters Gaming Arena (MGA) Championship will hold its Grand Finals in London, as MSI brings an unprecedented, adrenaline-pumping event to the Gfinity Arena. The Overwatch MGA 2016 Championship, presented by MSI will have a stacked talent pool to complement the high …

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Next Generation Esports to Present Overwatch® Winter Premiere

Teams can sign up for the Overwatch® Winter Premiere – Online Qualifiers begin December 10-13 Next Generation Esports (NGE) today announced the Overwatch® Winter Premiere, a multi-month tournament featuring Blizzard Entertainment’s blockbuster new team-based shooter, Overwatch.   Starting in December, players will be able to participate in the Overwatch Winter Premiere, which is open to …

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Intel® and ESL Close First Ever IEM Oakland With Major Upsets in Both CS:GO and League of Legends

Intel® Extreme Masters made its third stop to the Bay Area this weekend with IEM Oakland, filling the Oracle Arena with 6,500 esports fans on both November 19th and 20th.  Attendees from around the world cheered on as Ninjas in Pyjamas (NiP) climbed their way through the tournament bracket, defeating the world’s top rated Counter-Strike: …

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Ripstone Games moves into eSports with official ESL Pure Pool PS4 tournament

official ESL Pure Pool PS4 tournament Pure Pool is one of the first titles to be part of SCEE and ESL’s new PS4 Events schedule The first ever Pure Pool Contender Cup will start on December 3 2016 Sign-ups are now open on PlayStation 4 and the ESL website Pure Pool has now sold more than …

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Inaugural eSports Industry Awards Crowns its Winners

Last night saw over 600 guests from the world of gaming, entertainment and sport attend the inaugural eSports Industry Awards held at The Brewery, London to celebrate the outstanding achievements and contributions made in eSports over the past twelve months.   The ceremony received fantastic support from the eSports and gaming industries with team principles …

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  CS:GO Teams eXtatus , 5Frags and iNation Battle in Gauntlet Fight for the Crown

eXtatus, 5Frags and iNation and other top Counter-Strike: Global Offensive eSports teams will meet this week in Gauntlet: Fight for the Crown.   Kicking off today at 17:00 CET / 8:00 PST and running through Friday, Nov. 25, participants will engage in best-of-three bouts with the opportunity to take home $500 in earnings.   All …

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Gfinity launches revolutionary eSports tournament – Gfinity Elite Series

Gfinity, the UK’s leading eSports promoter, today announced the launch of the Gfinity Elite Series. The Gfinity Elite Series will see professional gamers competing in some of the world’s most popular eSports titles in a dynamic new league format. The Series will launch in the UK, before expanding internationally to create the Gfinity eSports World …

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ROG MASTERS – Team Secret and The MongolZ crowned Dota 2 and CS:GO champions

Team Secret and The MongolZ stood triumphant on Sunday, the first ROG MASTERS title holders ever having overcome teams from every corner of Asia and Oceania at the Grand Finals in Kuala Lumpur. The two champion teams take home the lion’s share of the 200,000 USD prize pool on top of the glory of having won such …

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ESL Partners with SLIVER.tv for First Esports Tournament Broadcast in Virtual Reality with In-Stream Augmented Live Stats at Intel Extreme Masters

ESL, the world’s largest esports company, and SLIVER.tv, a next-generation esports 360º virtual reality entertainment platform, are partnering for the first-ever live-stream of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and League of Legends featuring augmented live stats integrated into the Virtual Reality stream at Intel Extreme Masters on November 19-20. Virtual reality live-streaming unlocks a unique opportunity to …

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Next Generation Esports (NGE) Launches BattleRekt Tournament

Battlerite players have the chance to compete in weekly PvP brawls for over $10,000 in cash prizes, starting in November and lasting through January Next Generation Esports (NGE), the leading independent North American esports company, and Stunlock Studios, developers of Battlerite and Bloodline Champions, today announced BattleRekt, an ongoing competitive Battlerite tournament. NGE will produce, …

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Hearthstone Teams Luminosity, SK Gaming, compLexity Spar in The Deck Gauntlet 5

Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft players from top teams including Luminosity, SK Gaming and compLexity will battle for honor, glory and a share of a $6,000 prize pool in The Deck Gauntlet 5.   The tournament will begin Monday, Nov. 14 at 16:00 CET / YY:00 PST, kicking off five days of intense team-based, double-elimination competitions that will not …

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Trion Worlds Partners with ESL To Bring Official Competitions to Fans of Atlas Reactor

Atlas Reactor, Trion Worlds’ competitive, fast-paced, turn-based team tactics game, has partnered with ESL, the world’s largest eSports company, to create an eSports structure for fans of the newly-released game who have already been looking for a venue for organised competitive play. Atlas Reactor’s inaugural competition kicks off in two days as part of the …

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