Microsoft Brings eSports Directly To Xbox With Arena

During E3 2016 one especially interesting announcement came via Microsoft and its Xbox One console. During the Microsoft conference the company announced ‘Arena’, an eSports service that it is integrating directly into the Xbox One console. This feature will let players sign up for, compete in and watch live tournaments. These tournaments will be official …

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Quake Champions Announced By Bethesda, Focused On eSports

Bethesda has unveiled the next Quake game, titled Quake Champions. The game was announced with a CGI trailer (below), but little in the way of gameplay or even details was given. It does sound as though the MOBA genre and – most recently – Overwatch, has had an influence on Quake Champions. Studio director of …

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Courage and Oxygen join the CWL Summer Masters Talent Lineup

BY Gfinity Last week, we announced our official return to Call of Duty®, as we revealed the details of our upcoming event, the Gfinity CWL Summer Masters, presented by PlayStation®4. Held at the Gfinity Arena & Studios from July 1st – 3rd, the event will showcase Europe’s most talented and exiting prospects on Call of …

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The ESL One Frankfurt 2016 survival guide

ESL One Frankfurt 2016 returns to the Commerzbank Arena for the third consecutive year on June 18-19. Eight world-class teams will battle it out for the coveted ESL One trophy and a share of the US$250,000+ prize pool. We’ve gathered everything you need to know about the event in one place. Key information • Where? …

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SKY AND ITV PARTNER WITH GINX TO LAUNCH THE UK’S ONLY 24 HOUR ESPORTS TV CHANNEL

Sky and ITV have joined forces with Ginx TV to launch the UK & Ireland’s only 24-hour eSports TV channel, GINX eSports TV, with ITV and Sky expected to take minority stakes in the business to support its growth. Aiming to bring the very best of eSports to videogaming fans, the channel, formerly known as …

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Microsoft adding tournament features to Xbox One, launching $100,000 Killer Instinct Tour

Microsoft has used E3 week to announce new eSports related features for the Xbox One and a $100,000 Killer Instinct competition. At its press conference on Monday the platform holder announced Xbox Arena, a new set of features coming to the Xbox One that will allow people to sign up for, compete in and watch …

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ESL One Frankfurt live and exclusive on SPORT1: German free-TV to broadcast esports

Support extends to dedicated SPORTS1 esports app with live updates and more! ESL, the world’s largest esports company, and SPORT1, Germany’s leading 360° multimedia sports platform confirm rumours of a partnership to bring esports to German free-TV. As part of the deal, ESL One Frankfurt, Europe’s largest Dota 2 festival, is set to be broadcast …

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Pantamera CS:GO Challenge is back with its third season

The award winning Recycle for Esports campaign will be returning this June with its third season of the Pantamera CS:GO Challenge. Throughout the next five months, teams with a majority Swedish roster will be able to compete in a series of qualifiers for their chance to reach the Season Finals. “We are very proud to …

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Kinguin proudly announces its gold sponsorship of ESL!

A leading gaming marketplace and a top-class global eSport organization are joining forces to deliver an unforgettable experience for every eSport fan. This sponsorship is a testimony to Kinguin’s devotion to the eSport community. Involvement in tournaments has always been crucial for Kinguin, and this time they decided to up their game: eleven events, including …

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“The Brooklyn Beatdown” brings Street Fighter V to ESL One New York

At ESL One New York, fans won’t only be treated with a world class CS:GO tournament, but so much more. After being announced last Friday, “The Brooklyn Beatdown” is set to see up to 1024 players clash in Street Fighter V for a prize pool of US$75,000 in total. Do you have what it takes …

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All of the teams and the groups are now confirmed – we’re ready for ESL One Cologne!

The ESL One Cologne 2016 offline qualifier came to a conclusion last weekend with eight out of the 16 competing teams securing a Challenger slot at the next major. FaZe Clan and mousesports qualified for the main event on day three of the qualifier with perfect 3-0 scores. Gambit Gaming, OpTic Gaming, ENVYUS, G2 Esports, …

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Manchester United enter bidding war with Fnatic as they look to sign their first eSports team

Manchester United Football Club are in talks with a competitive gaming team as they look to enter the eSports industry. The historic English Premier League football club are in talks with a professional European Overwatch team who are currently signed to another organisation, eSports News UK can exclusively reveal. On top of that, established eSports …

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ESL to host UK Overwatch community cups

ESL is planning to organise UK Overwatch community cups – which could lead to the creation of an official ESL UK Overwatch Premiership. The first tournament will take place next week on Wednesday June 15th, and will likely be cast by experienced UK casters Joe “Munchables” Fenny and Ciernan “Excoundrel” Lowe on the UK Overwatch …

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