WINNERS League, X6tence Galaxy triumphs in CS:GO contest

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

Overwatch Contenders, New Chat Moderation Program Test

Blizzard Entertainment

Contenders is trialing a new chat moderation program that requires users who wish to participate in Twitch chat to link their Blizzard 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

WCS Winter 2019

Blizzard Entertainment

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

F1 Mobile Racing, Charles Leclerc & Marcus Ericsson play the game

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 to host three eSports Championships

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

Razer Turret for Xbox One, wireless keyboard and mouse combo

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.”… Read the rest

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, Vikendi Map and Survivor Pass for PC

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

snakebyte Game:Pad 4 S Wireless

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

ggCircuit Winter WAN Tournament, featuring Fortnite

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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Rocket League Championships for Alternative Provision (AP) UK Schools

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