In the months since assuming my new role, the Global Esports team has been hard at work building our vision for the future of esports here at Riot Games. I am incredibly excited and passionate about the opportunity to accelerate growth of our sport on a global scale. As we head into the final months of the 2019 season, I want to share a vision and plan for the future of esports and the steps we are taking to realize that future.
Welcome back to another season of Collegiate Rocket League (CRL)! This season, we’re shaking things up to make it the best-possible collegiate esport program we can, so let’s dive in and get you up to speed on what to expect from CRL this Fall.
North America’s top battle royale players begin their final push to claim the Ultimate Chicken Dinner with the opening matches of Phase 3 in the National PUBG League on September 7, part of the NPL’s streamlined schedule in the lead up to the PUBG Global Championship.
As every team attempts to put their best foot forward, roster changes are inevitable. Over the course of a lengthy Phase 2, teams are bound to discover what’s working and what isn’t. As we approach the start of Phase 3, six teams have decided to make adjustments to their rosters. G2 Esports introduced two new players to their roster, who will be joining their two leading fraggers from the last phase.… Read the rest
LiveXLive Media and Allied Esports Entertainment, Inc. announced a multi-year partnership to create original live esports experiences and related content at music festival and events throughout the world. Allied Esports’ fleet of mobile esports venues, the HyperX Esports Trucks, will serve as content generation hubs, providing a unique opportunity for new revenue streams by connecting the $9 billion live music industry with the $100+ billion esports and gaming industries.… Read the rest
During the inaugural Ubisoft Experience event, Ubisoft announced that Assassin’s Creed Symphony will play at four additional venues across the UK. The symphonic experience, that combines a live 80-piece orchestra and choir with stunning footage from over a decade of Assassin’s Creed, will arrive in Birmingham, Manchester, Edinburgh and Glasgow in April 2020.… Read the rest
The Horde and the Alliance were out in full force on Monday—World of Warcraft® Classic set a new record for the highest launch-day concurrent viewership biggest-ever game launch on Twitch, with livestreams of World of Warcraft reaching a peak concurrent viewership of more than 1.1 million unique viewers of WoW® Classic’s launch day!… Read the rest
This weekend, the sold out Summoners War World Arena Championships (SWC) Americas Cup will bring top competitors from North and South America to the massive 35,000 square foot OGN Super Arena in Manhattan Beach, Calif. Matches begin Saturday, Aug. 31 at 1PM PDT and winners will be crowned that evening.
Players from as far away as Peru and as close as Los Angeles will be squaring off head to head and monster vs.… Read the rest
In just a short time since launching in select regions, PUBG MOBILE LITE, a lighter and faster variant of PUBG MOBILE that’s optimized to be playable across a wide number of devices, is already the most popular mobile game on numerous global charts.
In just a few short weeks since launch, PUBG MOBILE LITE has already claimed the number one spot among free-to-download games on Google Play in multiple regions including Turkey, India, etc.… Read the rest
Audeze announced that the LCD-GX is available on August 30, 2019.
Engineered for the serious audiophile gamer, the LCD-GX features 4” drivers packed with nearly four times the amount of magnetic power found in other gaming headphones. Reinforced by Audeze’s patented Fluxor™ and Uniforce™ planar innovations, the LCD-GX delivers true-to-life sound quality on a cinematic scale.… Read the rest
In eager anticipation of the forthcoming F2™ 2019 season, Codemasters today released the first in a new series of videos focusing on the FIA Formula 2 Championship™. For the first time in the official videogame’s history, players are now able to choose from both F1 and F2. Fans of F2 were able to play the full 2018 season at launch and, in the coming weeks, Codemasters is set to release an update giving players access to the full 2019 season.… Read the rest
DeNA Co., Ltd., in partnership with The Pokémon Company, launched the highly anticipated mobile game Pokémon Masters worldwide for Android and iOS devices. The game is now available for download using the links below.
· Google Play (Android): https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.dena.a12026418
· App Store (iOS): https://apps.apple.com/app/id1442061397
Pokémon Masters is a strategy and battling game where players form teams of sync pairs (the combination of a Trainer and their partner Pokémon) to engage in 3-on-3 real-time battles against AI opponents.… Read the rest
The next Premier Event of the season is coming your way this weekend! Celtic Throwdown 2019, takes place in Dublin, Ireland from August 31st through September 1st. Being a Premier Event with up to 700 points up for grabs for 1st place, players from around the world will be present to compete.… Read the rest
Ranking Event: Never Give Up 2019
This weekend’s Ranking Event is Never Give Up 2019, which takes place from August 31st to September 1st in Santiago, Chile. Up to 200 points are up for grabs for a first place finish. Top players from the region including UMBRELLA|Dark from Brazil, SONICBOXX|Doomsnake507 from Panama and RAPTOR|Pikoro from Peru will all be attending.