PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, ‘PCS Charity Showdown’ schedule

Series (PCS) in response to COVID-19, PUBG Corporation is sharing the schedule for the first event – the PCS Charity Showdown. The PCS Charity Showdown will consist of four regional online tournaments taking place throughout the month of May. The four regions include: Asia (Korea, Japan, China and Chinese Taipei), Asia Pacific (Southeast Asia and Oceana), Europe and North America.… Read the rest

F1 2020, First look at the Zandvoort circuit

Codemasters® premieres Circuit Zandvoort, the first of two new races added to F1® 2020, the official videogame of the 2020 FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP. Originally scheduled for this weekend in the F1® calendar, Circuit Zandvoort returns for the first time since 1985. The virtual hot lap features the car of Red Bull Racing’s Max Verstappen on his home circuit.… Read the rest

MotoGP 20, Spanish virtual grand prix happening this weekend

A selection of MotoGP™, Moto2™ and Moto3™ riders will duel it out on MotoGP™20 in three races at the Circuito de Jerez-Angel Nieto

The line-ups for the Red Bull Virtual Grand Prix of Spain are certainly star studded as the sport shows its support. The MotoGP™ grid will be 11 riders and they’ll compete over 13 laps – the equivalent of 50% of race distance – whilst the Moto2™ and Moto3™ grids both comprise 10 riders competing over eight laps, which is 35% of race distance.… Read the rest

Dungeons & Dragons live event in aid of Covid-19 response – 8th May

Nish Kumar, Sue Perkins, Ed Gamble and Sara Pascoe will take part in a Dungeons & Dragons live stream on the 8th May to benefit vulnerable people affected by Covid-19.

Hosted by Comic Relief and Wizards of the Coast, the creators of the popular storytelling game, Comic Relief plays Dungeons & Dragons will bring together some of the country’s most beloved comedians at a time when many of us feel isolated at home.… Read the rest

World of Tanks Blitz, ‘Operation Onslaught’

Operation Onslaught, a brand-new battle pass made up of 40 different stages, is coming to World of Tanks Blitz. Players will be tasked with completing battle missions to earn stamps (used to progress through the stages), while also receiving great rewards. Tankers will be able to enjoy four weeks of fun as Battle Pass runs from May 1st to May 29th.… Read the rest

British Esports Association with Pearson – BTEC qualification in esports

The British Esports Association, the not-for-profit organisation set up to promote and support grassroots esports, has partnered with global learning company Pearson to create the world’s first qualification of its kind for a career in esports.

The new BTEC qualifications in esports are skills-focused and are a major step forward in supporting the creation of long-term careers in the growing esports industry both in the UK and internationally.… Read the rest

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, PUBG Stadia version

PUBG Corporation announced that the acclaimed Battle Royale title, PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS (PUBG), is available on Stadia, the new generation gaming platform from Google. PUBG and Stadia continue to revolutionise the Battle Royale scene by offering gamers unprecedented convenience through cloud-based gaming that lets you play instantly across multiple screens, including TVs, PCs, laptops, tablets, and mobile devices.… Read the rest

ESL and DreamHack enter streaming deal with Twitch

MTG’s esports portfolio companies’ ESL and DreamHack have today announced a three-year deal with Twitch, the leading service and community for multiplayer entertainment. The agreement will see some of the biggest esports tournaments organized by ESL and DreamHack live streamed to the service exclusively on Twitch in 2021 and 2022*.

“This both strategically and financially important deal between Twitch, ESL and DreamHack further establishes esports as a highly relevant global media product.… Read the rest

FACEIT and LCS’s Scouting Grounds Circuit (SGC) for 2020

FACEIT, the world’s leading competitive gaming platform and the LCS, the professional League of Legends esports league in North America, revealed the Scouting Grounds Circuit (SGC) for 2020. The SGC provides rising League of Legends players with a clear path to showcase their skills and earn prize money. Now in its second season, the SGC will offer a total prize pool of $60,000 and introduce new qualifier events.… Read the rest

Collegiate StarLeague and TikTok Create ‘The TikTok Cup’

North American’s largest collegiate esports league, Collegiate StarLeague (CSL), announced a partnership with leading short-form video platform TikTok to create a brand new esports event, the TikTok Cup. Collegiate players will have the opportunity to compete online across four popular titles, earning their share of the $60K in prize money to support education expenses; that will be split amongst the winners.… Read the rest

FIA Certified Gran Turismo Championships 2020 Series – April 25th

The FIA Certified Gran Turismo Championships 2020 Series is gearing up again and drivers will take to their wheels on Saturday, 25th April, when the first of three Stages goes live.

The Gran Turismo™ Championships are certified by the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile. Beginning in 2018 the Championships have seen success in the last few years working to shift gears and perceptions of online racing, encouraging supporters, manufacturers, real world racers, media and FIA experts to consider them as a turning point in the future of motorsport.… Read the rest

EA SPORTS & ESPN, Return of Madden NFL Competitive Programming

Electronic Arts Inc. and ESPN announced new Madden NFL 20 Championship Series (MCS) programming set to deliver more competitive action and entertainment straight to the homes of sports fans and gamers following the excitement of the live 2020 NFL Draft. To kick off the programming, ESPN2 will air the first two episodes of the “ROAD TO THE MADDEN BOWL,” bookended by the final match of the ESPN Madden NFL 20 Celebrity Tournament and the live Madden NFL 20 Last Chance Qualifier – bringing ESPN2’s Madden NFL airtime to a total of five consecutive hours this Sunday, April 26.… Read the rest

PUBG Continental Series Europe’s ‘Charity Showdown’ on May 15th

With the cancellation of PGS Berlin due to the COVID-19 virus, PUBG Corporation has announced it is hosting the PUBG Continental Series Europe Charity Showdown. This is the first of three PUBG Continental Series online events that will pitch the EMEA region’s best sides up against one another. The event will kick off on 15 May, where teams will compete for a shot at the $100,000 USD prize pot – PUBG will also donate an additional $100,000 USD to a charity selected by the winning roster.… Read the rest

Discovery Inc. owned Eurosport content partnership with Torque Esports

The Discovery Inc. owned Eurosport, a pan-European television sports network, has signed a content partnership deal with Torque Esports to show its ground-breaking All-Stars esports racing championship.

Created by Torque Esports, The Race All-Star Series – Fully Charged by ROKiT Phones will now be carried by Eurosport into more than 150 countries and territories across its channels including cable, satellite, IPTV and simulcast over the internet and mobile (including social media), VoD and catch up.… Read the rest

Fortnite, YouTube streamers in ‘Astronomical’ event

Fortnite and Travis Scott announced a special in-game musical journey, Astronomical, taking place from Thursday, April 23 – Saturday, April 25.  Fans can experience the highly anticipated event, featuring the world premiere of a brand new track from Travis Scott, through live streams CouRage, Lachlan, Typical Gamer, LazarBeam, Muselk, Valkyrae and many more of YouTube’s biggest gaming creators.… Read the rest