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G4 Announces New Broadcasting Partnership With ESL
G4 made an interesting announcement this morning as they have partnered up with the ESL for a new broadcasting partnership While the ESL covered a number of games, they are primarily known for being the home to much of the CS:GO esports scene Today the two announced a new media rights deal that will for[...]
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The ESL announced they have partnered with RiotPWR to release their first mobile gaming controller specifically for esports use Simply being called the ESL Controller, the design of it was created to help elevate the ability of whatever gamer picks this up, as it was made to be comfortable and adaptable to multiple titles that[...]
New Football Super League is Soccer Equivalent of Image Comics in 1992
The ESL has already sent a letter to Fifa president Gianni Infantino and Uefa boss Aleksander Ceferin issuing notice of legal proceedings in European courts designed to block any sanctions Uefa released a joint statement with England's Football Association, the Premier League, the Spanish Football Federation, La Liga the Italian Football Federation, and Serie A,[...]
ESL & T2M Announce New League Of Legends Partnership
ESL and T2M, the creator of the Rotor Riot mobile controller, announced a new League Of Legends partnership The deal will start with the ESL League of Legends: Wild Rift Premiership, and while they didn't get into a ton of specifics about what the deal is, it appears that it will be primarily for the Spring[...]
ESL & Guinevere Capital Reveal League Of Legends Circuit Oceania
The ESL and Guinevere Capital revealed the new replacement league to the OPL with the League Of Legends Circuit Oceania After Riot Games rather unceremoniously put an end to the OPL, a lot of players in the region wondered what options they would have to compete in a proper LoL tournament setting Especially during a[...]
MegaDev Receives $1.9M Funding From ESL Investors For PLITCH
MegaDev revealed this week that they have received $1.9 million in funding from ESL's parent company Engelhardt Kaupp Kiefer & Co for PLITCH In case you weren't aware of it, PLITCH is a subscription service that allows gamers to tailor an ever-increasing list of 2,500-plus PC games to perfectly suit their preferences, as well as[...]
ESL Mobile Open Announces A Season Six Return
The ESL revealed this week that they are bringing back the ESL Mobile Open for a sixth season after their last season was a huge success Most likely bolstered by COVID-19 and people watching and playing remotely, the organization reported that Season Five participation was up 48%, social engagement up 20%, and hours watched were[...]
Twitch Launches A Redesign To Kick Off TwitchCon 2019
This week, both the ESL and DreamHack announced they have entered into a new streaming agreement with Twitch Both companies have entered into a three-year deal to bring esports events to the social-streaming platform, which will see some of the biggest esports tournaments organized by both organizations through at least 2022 That's a pretty major[...]
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The ESL has announced further changes to some of its upcoming esports events in light of the continuing coronavirus spread around the world We now know that DreamHack Dallas and Jönköping have both been rescheduled to August 2020 for the time being, while the second half of 2020 is currently still on schedule[...]
The ESL Issues Restrictions At Poland Event Due To Coronavirus
In the latest "the coronavirus is messing with everything" news, the ESL has closed down the Intel Extreme Masters XIV in Spodek, Katowice, Poland We have the press release for you below, as the public has been denied access to the event due to health concerns from the government So while you can still watch the[...]
Blizzard Entertainment Enters Three-Year Deal With DreamHack & ESL
Along with the Hearthstone news today, Blizzard Entertainment announced they have entered a three-year esports deal with DreamHack and the ESL The short version of the deal is that they will be presenting Warcraft III: Reforged and StarCraft II tournaments moving forward as part of their major events This means that they will take over[...]
DreamHack & ESL Will Launch A "CS:GO" Global Circuit In 2020
Dreamhack and the ESL announced new plans for their CS:GO tournament format headed into 2020 as they change the way their esports system will run The new ESL Pro Tour will feature an aggregate prize pool of more than $5 million from competitions across five continents What's more, it will be organized into Challenger and[...]
BBC Three to Broadcast the ESL One Birmingham DOTA 2 Major
The BBC is partnering with the ESL to broadcast the semi-final and final matches from the UK's first Dota 2 major The major will see a dozen world-class teams compete for a $1 million USD prize pool The tournament will coincide with a networking event for esports industry members. BBC Three will stream the semi-finals at[...]
ESL and Square Enix Partner for a Dissidia FF NT Tournament
The ESports League (ESL) and Square Enix are launching the first official Dissidia Final Fantasy NT tournament series in America and Europe, which will begin on May 13th, 2018. Available on the PlayStation 4, the 3v3 team-based brawler opens sign-ups today Interested teams can sign up for the European or North American circuits here. The Go4 Dissidia FF NT tournament offers the Dissidia community its[...]
ESI Birmingham Networking Event toTake Place During the Dota 2 Major
The ESL Uk and Esports Inside have partnered up to bring us the ESI Birmingham, which will be an esports business symposium taking place the day before the ESL One Birmingham Dota 2 Major quarter-finals begin So anyone interested in networking in the esports industry will be able to attend the conference on May 24,[...]