Red Bull North America, Inc., in partnership with the League Championship Series (LCS), announced the return of the ultimate League of Legends® (LoL) 1v1 experience, Red Bull Solo Q, to the United States and Canada. Amateur players across North America will have the opportunity to compete for prizes, community pride and the highly-coveted Red Bull Solo Q trophy in one of the most unique League of Legends tournament formats created.… Read the rest
2021 CSL Esports Grand Finals virtual host has finally been revealed, Louisiana State University (LSU). Together with Esports at LSU, we will be bringing the premiere collegiate event of the season right to your screen.
The teams are competing for $60,000 in scholarship dollars spread across six games: League of Legends, Dota2, Rocket League, Valorant, CS:GO, and Street FighterV.… Read the rest
The British Esports Association, the not-for-profit organization set up to promote and support grassroots esports, has partnered with Confetti Institute of Creative Technologies to deliver a live grand finals for the 2020-21 British Esports Championships.
The Championships are a series of competitive gaming tournaments for students aged 12+ in schools and colleges across the UK.… Read the rest
Mobalytics (mobalytics.gg), a personal gaming companion and analytics platform, announced the launch of its updated platform for a new amateur ecosystem created in collaboration with the League Championship Series (LCS), North America’s largest professional esports league.
The LCS’s new format demonstrates the league’s commitment to developing the North American amateur scene by creating new ways for LCS teams, tournament organizers and sponsors to support the growth of amateur competition.… Read the rest
Leading global esports platform Challengermode has teamed up with Red Bull to host the international qualifiers for its Red Bull Solo Q 1v1 League of Legends tournament, one of the world’s largest 1v1 amateur esports tournaments.
Pitting the best amateur League of Legends players in the world against one another, the winner of the tournament will get to experience the League of Legends All-Star Event in addition to competing against some of the biggest names on the scene – no teammates required.… Read the rest
Mobile gaming controller developer T2M has partnered with ESL Gaming, the world’s largest esports and gaming lifestyle company, to announce a new sponsorship for the Spring Season of the ESL Premiership.
The season got underway on March 1, with Counter Strike: Global Offensive (ESLUK – Twitch), continuing with the ESL Wild Rift Premiership and concluding with the Grand Finals of a soon to be announced title on Sunday, June 27.… Read the rest
Air Force Gaming (AFG) announced it is taking the United States Military’s first official intramural esports league global. Housed under the Air Force Services Center, AFG is focused on supporting the Department of the Air Force’s resiliency and retention efforts by bringing Airmen and Guardians (servicemen and women who serve in the Space Force) together through community experiences and competitive leagues.… Read the rest
The LCS is proud to partner with Nerd Street Gamers, the national esports infrastructure company, to produce Nerd Street Power Play: the last chance qualifier tournament in the amateur LCS circuit.
Taking place March 22-25, Nerd Street Power Play will determine the final two teams to qualify into the LCS Proving Grounds powered by Verizon.… Read the rest
MSS will begin March 20 and culminate with the first Finals Weekend at the Los Angeles Greek Theatre,
The LCS spring season has sprung. The regular season games are done. And this year, we’re shaking things up in the LCS post-season.
The first-ever Mid-Season Showdown (MSS), delivered by Grubhub, will begin this Saturday March 20 at 1pm PT and culminate with the MSS Finals Weekend at the iconic Los Angeles Greek Theatre on April 10-11.
Global esports organization Gen.G and the University of Kentucky (UK) announced that the two will join forces for a ‘University of Kentucky Esports Invitational’ as part of their ongoing partnership. Gen.G and UK have invited its athletic rivals to compete on March 12-14, 2021 in League of Legends, Valorant and Rocket League that will be streamed on twitch.tv/universityofky… Read the rest
The Mid-Season Invitational (MSI) is returning in 2021.
The games will be played at the Laugardalshöll indoor sporting arena, where the historic “Match of the Century” 1972 World Chess Championship was held.
MSI FORMAT CHANGES
Introducing: No more Play-Ins! All teams from all regions will now start off in the same stage of MSI.
LoL Esports revealed viewership numbers for League of Legends World Championship Final, which took place at Shanghai’s SAIC Motor Pudong Arena on October 31, 2020 with a live audience of 6,312 fans and millions more online.
Riot Games works with Stream Hatchet to analyze global viewership data. This year’s Finals match achieved an Average Minute Audience (AMA) of 23.04 million and 45.95 million Peak Concurrent Viewers (PCU).… Read the rest
Returning for its third year, Red Bull AdrenaLAN will move online in 2020. From Dec 19-20th, Red Bull AdrenaLAN will bring gamers together online, through a fusion of free to enter Canadian tournaments with a prize pool of over $30,000, world of Red Bull show matches, indie showcases, DJ streams, and much more.… Read the rest