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PLAYER 1-GUILDHALL (P1-G) at Portsmouth Guildhall this autumn

Building on the huge success of Portsmouth Comic Con – International Festival of Comics and Guildhall Games Fest, Portsmouth Guildhall is delighted to announce that the city’s first modern gaming expo is coming to the venue this autumn; Player 1-Guildhall. Working with Hampshire Gaming Hub and industry luminaries Rocket Jump Events and Andy Griffiths, P1-G is set to take place...

Overwatch League to Kick Off 2019 Season with Eight New Teams

The Overwatch League™ returns to action for the official start of the 2019 season. This season, 20 teams will compete for the league championship and a share of the US $5 million prize pool. The world’s first major global esports league with city-based teams will be even more fan-friendly, with more ways to watch via enhanced viewing technology through the...

PUBG Europe League (PEL) Contenders is about to kickoff

PUBG Europe League debut season is about to begin. Its first phase will start with 32 PEL Contenders teams fighting for survival, and the winning teams will have a chance to participate in an off-season tournament with PEL teams in Berlin. PEL Contenders will commence on February 21st and last for 4 weeks. Second phase onwards, the teams who are...

Halo 3 Settings Update

Official HCS For the HCS Invitational at SXSW, we’re planning to make some minor changes but we’re looking for your help in collecting data and providing feedback. With Oddball on Guardian and King of the Hill on Construct, we’ve been noticing many “dead man walking” scenarios where, at the end of the game, one team is so far ahead that...

ELEAGUE NBA 2K Playgrounds 2: All-Star Throwdown 2019

ELEAGUE Turner & IMG’s ELEAGUE has partnered with 2K and the National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) to offer fans a star-studded tournament of Saber Interactive’s hit two-on-two arcade basketball game NBA 2K Playgrounds 2. The competition will feature Shaquille O’Neal, Baron Davis, Karl-Anthony Towns, Kyle Kuzma, Trae Young & Jaren Jackson Jr. as competitors.  ELEAGUE will live stream coverage of...

The IEM Katowice 2019 Major Begins

Tune in February 13th at 1:00 PM CET (4:00 AM Pacific Time) for the opening matches of the IEM Katowice Major Challenger Stage. Watch the matches live on steam.tv, in-game through GOTV, or on Twitch. Purchase the Katowice 2019 Viewer Pass in-game and receive an upgradable Event Coin that unlocks exclusive access to Katowice 2019 Souvenir Packages and the Pick’Em...

The FACEIT Global Summit: PUBG Classic at ExCeL London – April 16-21, 2019

FACEIT, the leading competitive gaming platform and organisers of some of the largest esports events in Europe and North America including ECS, Universal Open and the FACEIT London CS:GO Major, are pleased to announce their latest partnership with PUBG Corporation that will see them host the first global event on the 2019 season of PUBG esports. The FACEIT Global Summit:...

Sentinels Sign Overwatch Player and Streamer xQc

The Sentinels are excited to announce the signing of Félix “xQc” Lengyel to the organization. The variety streamer will also be playing as a substitute for the Gladiators Legion in Overwatch Contenders. According to today’s Twitch metrics, xQc has been the 5th most popular individual on streaming platform Twitch for the last 30 days with 4.4 million viewer hours, even...

Rocket League, Friends update

Psyonix, independent video game developer and publisher, has announced that the ‘Friends Update’ will go live in Rocket League on February 19, 2019 for all platforms (pending first party certifications). The content included in the Friends Update is: Friends List – The update will see the introduction of Friends List (previously referred to as RocketID), the long awaited Cross-Platform Party...

Roland-Garros eSeries on Tennis World Tour video game

Roland Garros, BNP Paribas and BIGBEN announced the second edition of the Roland-Garros eSeries by BNP Paribas, an e-sport competition played on the Tennis World Tour video game, which will crown this year’s world tennis gaming champion. The qualifying rounds will be launched in ten different countries in February to decide which national champions will take part in the international...

Farming Simulator League starts at FarmCon 19

GIANTS Software, creator of the well-known Farming Simulator series and CLAAS, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of agricultural engineering equipment, are pleased to announce that CLAAS will be hosting this year’s FarmCon 19, the game’s largest farm sim community event at their headquarters in Harsewinkel, Germany. Fans of Farming Simulator and CLAAS can also look forward to deeper collaborations...

Anime Ascension 2019, Fighting Game Tournament Returns to SoCal

Get ready, fighting game fans, because it’s time to find out who can out-kick, out-punch, and outlast them all. That’s right-Anime Ascension is back for another round, and the challengers have never been tougher. This year, the tournament is being held February 15-17, 2019 at the Atrium Hotel in Irvine, CA, and promises to provide attendees with a truly exciting...

Summoners War, short animation film ‘Friends & Rivals’

In collaboration with Skybound Entertainment, known for The Long Dark and The Walking Dead TV Series, Com2uS has revealed a 6-minute short animation film ‘Friends & Rivals’. Com2uS and Skybound Entertainment produced the 6 minute 3D animated film, ‘Friends & Rivals’ based on the Summoners War’s story and world view. The world view and story used are shared in ‘Summoners...

Collegiate Rocket League Going to NCAA Final Four Fan Fest

Cory Lanier – Rocket League The spring just keeps getting better for Collegiate Rocket League! In partnership with ELEAGUE, we’ll be hosting the Collegiate Rocket League Spring Invitational at the NCAA Final Four Fan Fest presented by Capital One (April 5-8 in Minneapolis)! The top four teams in the CRL Spring Season will earn a spot in the Collegiate Rocket League...

World of Tanks: Mercenaries, Fifth birthday for the console

The global online multiplayer phenomenon World of Tanks first made its console debut five years ago when it launched on Xbox 360. Today, World of Tanks: Mercenaries is also available on PlayStation®4 and Xbox One, and remains one of the biggest free-to-play console games in the world. Wargaming is pleased to announce that the game has now recruited over 18...