eSport Observer
ESL Pro League Season 11 Finals Will be Held in Denver  14h00 22 février
Trent Murray
ESL has selected Denver as the host city for the ESL Pro League Season 11 Finals. The event will be held at the 6,5000-seat 1STBANK Center, and will be part of ESL’s revamped pro league structure, which added 13 teams as stakeholders earlier this week. The Season 11 Finals will take place in April...
Turner Sports’ Craig Barry on ELEAGUE Super Punch Talk Show  03h52 22 février
Adam Stern
The new gaming talk show called ELEAGUE Super Punch powered by Twitch debuts on TBS tonight, and Turner Sports says it represents a notable pivot for itself from focusing just on esports. Turner has almost exclusively been focusing on esports since it founded ELEAGUE in 2016, airing events...
HyperX Adds NBA 2K League Star Dimez as Newest Brand Ambassador  18h22 21 février
Trent Murray
Gaming peripheral brand HyperX has signed a deal with NBA 2K League player Artreyo Dimez Boyd, making him the first NBA 2K League pro to sign an individual partnership with the brand. Boyd was the first pick in the inaugural 2K League draft, selected by Mavs Gaming, the esports division of NBA...
TEKKEN World Tour Returns With 200K Prize Pool  16h30 21 février
Trent Murray
Bandai Namco has announced details for its annual fighting game tournament circuit, the TEKKEN World Tour. This year, the base prize pool has been increased from 185K USD in 2019 to 200K. In 2019, 100K of that total was originally allocated for the finals event, with that total eventually...
Dr Disrespect Lands Publishing Deal for In-Character Memoir  15h39 21 février
Trent Murray
As first reported by The Hollywood Reporter, Twitch streamer Guy Dr Disrespect Beahm has signed a publishing deal with Simon & Schuster imprint Gallery Books. The deal is for a memoir written in-character as Beahm’s brash, exaggerated streaming persona. Late last year, Beahm secured a...
Beijing Plans Esports Beijing 2020 Series Events,’ Including 2020 Honor of Kings World Cup  14h20 21 février
Hongyu Chen
The Beijing Municipality announced the city will fully support industries, including esports, that have been affected by the coronavirus outbreak. The city will host the Esports Beijing 2020 series of events, with Tencent co-hosting the 2020 Honor of Kings World Champion Cup Grand Final, and QQ...
Oceanic Esports Team The Chiefs Signs Two-Year Deal With Marvel  13h33 21 février
Graham Ashton
The Chiefs Esports Club, a team organization based in the Australia and New Zealand (Oceania) region, has announced a two-year partnership with Marvel. The deal includes integration of Marvel properties into the team’s activations in Australia, including limited-edition co-branded merchandising....
Tempo Storm Raises 3.3M, Plans to Launch Card Game and Establish Interactive Media Franchise  16h54 20 février
Tobias Seck
U.S. esports and gaming entertainment organization Tempo Storm secured a 3.3M USD financing round led by technology investor Galaxy Interactive through its Galaxy EOS VC Fund. Proceeds of the investment will be used to accelerate the company’s interactive media and game development, including...
Mavs Gaming Signs DUDE Products as Jersey Sponsor  16h00 20 février
Trent Murray
NBA 2K League team Mavs Gaming has signed a one-year deal with men’s hygiene brand DUDE Products. The brand has received logo placement on the front of Mavs Gaming jerseys as well as sponsored content and promotional social media posts. DUDE first rose to prominence through an appearance on Shark...
PUBG Corp Esports Business Development Lead Departs for YouTube Gaming  15h30 20 février
Trent Murray
PUBG Corp. global esports business development and partnerships lead Julian Schawrtz has announced a move to YouTube Gaming. Schwartz will oversee publisher partnerships with an esports focus, joining the team that recently signed the deal with Activision Blizzard reportedly valued at 160M USD....
Former Goldman Sachs VP Moritz Baier-Lentz Joins BITKRAFT Esports Ventures as Partner  15h00 20 février
Tobias Seck
Today, esports investment fund BITKRAFT Esports Ventures announced the addition of a new partner, Moritz Baier-Lentz. Located in New York, Baier-Lentz will be responsible for expanding BITKRAFT’s assets and investments, supporting portfolio companies, and interacting with the fund’s investors and...
OG Co-Founder Sébastien Ceb’ Debs Discusses the Future of His Team, and Dota 2  14h32 20 février
Graham Ashton
At the end of January, one day before his team would be featured in as part of a full-length film premiere, Sébastien Ceb Debs quit Dota 2. Or at least, for now; remaining on the roster of his team OG, but with the intention to propel his players from behind the scenes. At his hotel [&] The post...
Supercell Commits Over 1M in Prizing for Brawl Stars Esports  11h08 20 février
Trent Murray
Mobile developer Supercell has released details on its 2020 Brawl Stars esports plan, including over 1M USD in prize money. The season will consist of an open global competition with monthly finals held in ESL’s Poland studio. ESL will produce and organize both the online events and monthly finals...
Esports Engine Named Halo Championship Series Management Partner  20h00 19 février
Trent Murray
The Halo Championship Series has tapped Vindex-owned Esports Engine as its global management partner for Halo Infinite esports. The company will work with Xbox Game Studios-owned developer 343 Industries on building out the game’s esports program including formats, league operations, and broadcasts...
ESL Announces Multi-Faceted Partnership With U.S. Air Force  19h30 19 février
Trent Murray
Global tournament organizer ESL has signed a deal that makes the U.S. Air Force an official partner of the Intel Extreme Masters (IEM) North America 2020 event series, ESL Pro League Season 11, as well as AnyKey, an advocacy group founded by ESL and Intel. The deal includes onsite activations,...