British Esports Association & North America Scholastic Esports Federation

The British Esports Association, the not-for-profit organization set up to promote and support grassroots esports, has partnered with the North America Scholastic Esports Federation (NASEF).

The two organizations have signed a memorandum of understanding to work together and share best practice around the benefits of esports for young people.

British Esports and NASEF are both focused on highlighting esports as a positive activity that allows students and others the chance to boost their character development, STEAM skills, leadership, teamwork, communication and other transferable skills.… Read the rest

The TEKKEN World Tour Returns in 2020 for its Fifth Season

With millions of units sold worldwide, TEKKEN 7 continues to bring more fighters into the fold. For 2020 the TEKKEN World Tour returns for its fifth season which will visit over 30 events across different categories including: Masters, Challengers, and Dojo levels. All of this high level TEKKEN 7 tournament action will be spread around the globe, with some favorite locations returning and some new locations being added based on fan feedback.… Read the rest

5th annual FarmCon at DEUTZ-FAHR

GIANTS Software, developer of the acclaimed Farming Simulator series, announced the return of FarmCon, the popular community event for modders, developers and players of the popular series. FarmCon 20 will be held from July 18th to July 19th 2020 at the DEUTZ-FAHR ARENA in the Bavarian town of Lauingen. This time FarmCon also marks the grand finale of the current season of the Farming Simulator League.… Read the rest

High School Esports League and eFuse’s Student Scholarship Program

High School Esports League (HSEL), the largest and longest-running competitive gaming organization serving high school students and teachers, announced today an exciting partnership with eFuse — the professional hub of esports— to award thousands of dollars in college scholarships to high school students nationwide throughout the new year.

eFuse has committed to awarding over $200,000 USD in branded scholarships in the year 2020 through the #ForTheGamers Fund.… Read the rest

PUBG Mobile, India and South Asia legs of the Spring Split regional finals

Earlier this month, 32 qualifying teams in multiple regions were selected from over 42,000 squads to participate in the PUBG MOBILE Club Open 2020 (PMCO 2020) Spring Split. With the Group Stages ongoing in various regions, PUBG MOBILE today unveiled the scheduled dates for the PMCO 2020 Spring Split Regional Finals, set to begin in South Asia and India from Saturday, Feb.… Read the rest

ESL and DreamHack sign agreement with leading esports teams

Modern Times Group MTG AB’s (MTG) esports portfolio companies ESL and DreamHack announced an agreement with the worlds thirteen leading esports teams for participation in their esports circuits, among these the ESL Pro League.

The new agreement – informally dubbed ‘The Louvre Agreement’ by all parties – was signed by Astralis, Complexity, Evil Geniuses, ENCE, FaZe Clan, Fnatic, G2 Esports, Mousesports, Natus Vincere, Ninjas in Pyjamas, Team Liquid, Team Vitality, and 100 Thieves following a meeting with ESL in Paris in January 2020.

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PUBG MOBILE, all-new tournament PUBG MOBILE Pro League (PMPL)

PUBG MOBILE has unveiled the all-new tournament PUBG MOBILE Pro League (PMPL) as the pro-level addition to this year’s mobile esports program. Creating suitable stages and additional competing chances for professional players and teams, PMPL 2020 is kicking off in various countries and regions starting from Feb 14.

PUBG MOBILE Pro Leagues will feature selected countries and regions, including Indonesia, Malaysia/Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam and Chinese Taipei, as well as South Asia and the Americas.… Read the rest

GameBlast 2020, last call to gamers to join SpecialEffect’s charity event

Gamers’ charity SpecialEffect is putting out a last call to gamers everywhere to join the hundreds of streamers, studios and companies already taking part in their annual GameBlast20 challenge over the weekend of 21-23 February.
Heralded as ‘the best reason to game ever’, the charity’s GameBlast weekend will see gamers around the world take on sponsored fundraising gaming-themed challenges including marathon livestreams, speed runs, esports tournaments, board games sessions and games-themed office parties.
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World of Warcraft Classic, ‘Blackwing Lair’ adventure

The quest for fame and glory continues as champions of the Horde and the Alliance begin their descent into the ominous depths of Blackwing Lair, which is now available on all WoW Classic realms worldwide.

Players who complete their attunements will be able to make their way through the 8-boss raid to uncover what secrets the eldest son of Deathwing, Nefarian, has been hiding in his stronghold at the peak of Blackrock Mountain.

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Gwent: The Witcher Card Game coming to Android in March

CD PROJEKT RED, creators of The Witcher series of games, announce the Android version of GWENT: The Witcher Card Game will launch March 24th. The game will be available for free on Google Play.

Pre-registration for the game is available. In addition to an on-device notification about GWENT going live on Google Play, pre-registering will grant gamers the unique Imperial Golem avatar — the item will be added to their collection immediately upon installing and logging into GWENT on their Android-based phone or tablet.… Read the rest

Anime Ascension Returns to Southern California – February 14-16

Fighting game fans are converging on the OC this weekend as Anime Ascension returns for its fifth year. Featuring 2D fighting favorites Samurai Shodown, Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2, BlazBlue: Central Fiction, Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late[st], Melty Blood Actress Again and Guilty Gear XX Accent Core Plus R, this year’s tournament promises to be bigger and more exciting than ever.
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