Dedicated esports company WIN has successfully concluded the debut season of WINNERS League. 720 teams participated in the Counter Strike: Global Offensive competition on the FACEIT platform. These teams were split between an open Starter Division and an elite Invite Division featuring some of the best Counter-Strike talent in Europe.
In the Invite Division, Sweden’s X6tence Galaxy took home a first-place prize of $7,000 USD, with Bpro Gaming taking second place after a hotly contested final.… Read the rest
Contenders is trialing a new chat moderation program that requires users who wish to participate in Twitch chat to link their Blizzard Battle.net and Twitch accounts.
The program will be trialed during 2018 Season 3 quarterfinals matches across all regions, from Dec. 28, 2018, through Jan. 12, 2019. The Path to Pro team then will evaluate the program’s overall effect on creating a more positive viewing experience.… Read the rest
As we’ve announced previously, Pro League Season IX of Rainbow Six was due to resume on December 12th. Due to technical issues in our latest patch, Pro League action will now kick off on January 8th in consideration of the holiday break. We’ve also made some changes to the Six Invitational and Challenger League qualifier dates.… Read the rest
StarCraft II esports—the competition and the community—impressed and inspired us more than ever before in 2018, and today we are excited to shed some light on what 2019 will look like. We are still working out the details so some of this may be subject to change. Both WCS Korea and the WCS Circuit will continue in 2019, and we look forward to sharing the full details of both programs next year.… Read the rest
PAX South 2019, taking place Jan. 18-20, 2019 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, TX, has revealed its exhibitors list, which is now available via the official PAX Guidebook app.
PlayStation, Capcom, and Bandai Namco are among more than 160 exhibitors showcasing new and upcoming projects like Days Gone, Resident Evil 2, Devil May Cry 5, and Jump Force.… Read the rest
Codemasters revealed a new video feature for F1 Mobile Racing, its latest free-to-play mobile title, in which the Sauber F1 Team 2018 driver line-up of Charles Leclerc and Marcus Ericsson put the game through its paces.
Following on from Red Bull Racing’s Max Verstappen and Toro Rosso’s Pierre Gasly taking each other on in F1® Mobile Racing earlier this year, Codemasters® visited the Sauber HQ in Switzerland to let two more of motorsport’s finest check out the game.… Read the rest
Heavy Metal Machines, the post-apocalyptic car-combat MOBA, today revealed some of their plans for 2019 which include its launch in China as well as the establishment of three eSports Championships to take place in North America, South America and Europe servers.
Whilst Heavy Metal Machines is currently available to play in the West, 2019 will see the launch of the game in China, making Hoplon’s first foray into the East.… Read the rest
Codemasters released the latest trailer for DiRT Rally 2.0™. The new video, ‘Rally Through the Ages’, shows off some of the most iconic vehicles in rally history.
The Alpine Renault A110 1600 S rallying through New Zealand represents the best of the 1960s, while the Ford Escort Mk II takes center stage in Australia to showcase what the 1970s had to offer.… Read the rest
Razer™ introduced a new way to play on console with the Razer Turret for Xbox One, a wireless keyboard and mouse combo designed for Xbox One.
“We’re extremely proud to team up with Microsoft to bring you this exclusive collaboration,” says Razer Co-Founder and CEO Min-Liang Tan. “With the Razer Turret for Xbox One, it is now possible to bring the full experience of a keyboard and mouse, with lighting and game integration to Xbox One.”
Built for reliable gaming on the couch, the Razer Turret for Xbox One offers a fast and stable 2.4 GHz wireless connection via a single dongle for the mouse and keyboard, and battery life of up to 40 hours on a single charge.… Read the rest
Just in time for the holidays, PUBG Corporation has officially released its fourth and newest map, Vikendi, to PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS (PUBG) on PC. Don’t be fooled by Vikendi’s breathtaking mountains, sweeping snowfields, and frozen lakes – This is Battle Royale, served at below zero conditions.
Squad up and beat the cold in this tension-filled 6×6 frozen environment.… Read the rest
The League of Professional Esports, a new esports league that pits pro-sport teams from around the world against each other in a variety of video game titles, kicks off its debut season on January 22 with matches in the mobile esport sensation Clash Royale. Teams are recruiting players and will announce their participation before the league draw on January 19.… Read the rest
snakebyte® group, leading innovators of consumer electronics hardware, announced today the shipping of Game:Pad™ 4 S Wireless an advanced controller compatible with all models of PlayStation®4.
The ideal replacement controller, or simply perfect for multi-player couch play, the Game:Pad 4 S Wireless gives you freedom from wires, but offers the reliability that’s essential, thanks to advanced Bluetooth™ technology providing a rock-solid connection and exceptionally low latency.… Read the rest
PUBG MOBILE , developed by Tencent Games and PUBG Corporation, recently collected three Google Play Awards, an unprecedented mark for this year’s hit battle royale mobile game. PUBG MOBILE was awarded “Best Game,” “Fan Favorite Game” and “Most Competitive Game.” Check out the full list of winners here and the official Google Play blog post here.… Read the rest
eSports center management software company ggCircuit LLC officially announced its ggCircuit Winter WAN Tournament, featuring Fortnite, which will take place from 10-13th January 2019, in participating LAN centers across the globe. With a total prize pool of $25,000 up for grabs Fortnite fans who sign up have the option of competing in both Solo and Duo Battle Royal matches all played on dedicated Fortnite servers.
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The British Esports Association, the not-for-profit body set up to promote grassroots esports, has announced new Rocket League Championships for Alternative Provision (AP) Schools.
This standalone esports tournament will get underway in the New Year and focus on Rocket League, with matches taking place weekly.
AP Schools provide a specialist education for young people who are unable to attend mainstream schools.… Read the rest