KFC Announces Call of Duty Tournament

Fast food chain KFC will host a Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 tournament featuring 16 content creators and centered on the game’s “Blackout” battle royale mode. The tournament will offer a £50K ($63.7K) prize pool. In addition to the cash prize, KFC is offering competitors the chance to win a KFC black card – an exclusive membership card which allows its holder to eat for free. The event is…

ESL One Mumbai 2019 DotA 2 event announced with $300K prizepool

ESL, the German esports conglomerate has announced ESL One Mumbai 2019 DotA 2 event. The event will feature $300,000 prize pool where the world’s 12 best teams will compete. ESL One Mumbai will be powered by Intel and is scheduled from April 19th to 21st, 2019. The venue of the event will be NSCI Dome. Tickets for ESL One Mumbai 2019 will be available from Thursday, January 17 at 3pm.…

India: Congress’ Shashi Tharoor moves private bill in Lok Sabha to regulate Online Gaming

Senior Congress Leader Shashi Tharoor has moved a private bill to regulate Online Gaming. The bill was moved in Lok Sabha. An elected Lower House member from Trivandrum, Shashi Tharoor is eyeing on online games after the recent entry of big players in the market. The bill if passed, will regulate, PUBG, PUBG-M, CSGO, DotA 2 and more which are considered as esports. Speaking to a leading media house, Economic…

Epic Games to Hold Fortnite Tournament at Australian Open Tennis Grand Slam

Epic Games will hold a ‘Summer Smash’ Fortnite tournament at the Australian Open 2019 tennis grand slam in Melbourne later this month. The $500K AUD ($355K) prize pool tournament will feature solo and pro-am duos events, with the tournament open to Australia and New Zealand residents ages 16 and over. The Summer Smash event is the biggest prize pool ever seen at an Australian esports tournament, and it will take…

Tokyo announces plans for two-day esports event in 2019

Tokyo is set to host an esports event during its 2019 fiscal year that will promote the capital’s video game and anime industries. Tokyo governor Yuriko Koike announced that 50 million yen (approximately $450,000) will be set aside in the 2019 budget, which begins April 1, to hold the two-day event. Due to esports increasing popularity in Japan, the Japan Esports Union (JeSU) was formed last year to provide infrastructure…

Fake identity erupts into a scandal when the alleged woman player turns out to be a man

Overwatch is one of the world’s most successful esports titles, and the Overwatch League is dominated by men. That’s why a player named Ellie attracted a lot of attention when she was added to the roster of a semi-professional Overwatch team called Second Wind a couple of weeks ago. Ellie’s spot on the team seems to have been enough to raise the suspicion of her male rivals, who accused the…