Bernd Leno to make Arsenal debut in Europa League opener

Bernd Leno has been challenged to make the Arsenal goalkeeper’s jersey his own after Unai Emery confirmed the German will make his debut against Vorskla Poltava on Thursday. Leno is yet to feature for Arsenal since joining from Bayer Leverkusen in the close-season. He is more adept with the ball at his feet and Emery has confirmed the 26-year-old will get his first outing as the Europa League campaign begins…

Competitive Call of Duty switches to 5-vs-5 format for the 2019 CWL season

The Call of Duty World League has confirmed the upcoming 2018-2019 Black Ops 4 competitive season will feature a five-vs-five format for the first time. This confirmation comes after an extended period of uncertainty about how many players would be included in each team. With Black Ops 4’s switch to five-vs-five in public matches, fans and players alike wondered if the competitive scene would see a shift from four-vs-four, which…

Super Smash Bros. Melee legend Armada retires from singles-play

Super Smash Bros. Melee legend Adam “Armada” Lindgren will retire from professional singles matches. Armada announced his retirement in a video posted to YouTube today. The Swedish player is a Peach and Fox main who’s widely considered the best Peach player of all time. Fans know him as one of the “Five Gods” of Melee: Armada, Juan “Hungrybox” Debiedma, Joseph “Mango” Marquez, Jason “Mew2King” Zimmerman, and Kevin “PPMD” Nanney. The…

YouTube isn’t interested in organizing esports tournaments, despite internal discussion

Ryan Wyatt, YouTube’s head of gaming, told Polygon that conversations have come up internally at YouTube about possibly organizing tournaments, but it’s not something he’s interested in pursuing right now. “A lot of people have asked this question over the years with me from the business side,” Wyatt said. “We’re a video platform first, and all we really ever focused on is empowering people to create content. We want to…

Mastercard signs as global partner of League of Legends eSport

Mastercard has signed a deal with Riot games to be the first global sponsor of League of Legends, one of the most popular eSports. The main part of the sponsorship with Mastercard create ‘Priceless experiences’ at three of the eSports major annual events, the Mid-Season Invitational, the All-Star Event, and the pinnacle of all eSports events, the World Championship, as well as online. The experiences that people can buy for…

Riot Games Reveals New LCK Esports Stadium, ‘LoL PARK’!

Riot Games revealed a League of Legends exclusive stadium called ‘Lol PARK’ to promote their game. Located at Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea, LoL PARK announced that its infrastructure is able to hold up to 500 people with its immense size. The most important section of the stadium was not the Esports section but rather a section in the form of a round open booth. Here, players are able to sit…

China and Australia qualify for the Overwatch World Cup

China and Australia are the next two countries to qualify for the Overwatch World Cup. Over the weekend at the Thailand group stage, China took the first seed and Australia grabbed the second, beating out Denmark, Sweden, Thailand, and Spain. China had a particularly good showing at the Bangkok event, earning a 5-0 record across the group stage. Australia ended the group stage with a 3-2 record, just narrowly sliding…

Ninjas in Pyjamas returns to Dota 2, signs ppd’s team

Ninjas in Pyjamas has re-entered the Dota 2 scene after more than a year away with the signing of Peter “ppd” Dager, Adrian “Fata” Trinks, Marcus “Ace” Hoelgaard, Martin “Saksa” Sazdov, and Neta “33” Shapira. Ppd and 33 finished in the top eight of last month’s The International 8 as a part of OpTic Gaming, while Fata and Ace placed slightly better at top six with Team Secret. Saksa didn’t…

Hamilton Beats Verstappen To Win Singapore GP; Vettel Finished Third

Lewis Hamilton took a flawless win in the 2018 Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix, as Sebastian Vettel finished third despite a near chance at victory thanks to strategic blunder. Red Bull Racing’s Max Verstappen finished second in an exhilarating ride. The Mercedes driver crossed the chequered flag with a lead of 8.961s over Verstappen, while Vettel finished third by a massive gap of 39.945s over the race leader. With yet…

New high for Manchester City as club records £500 million in revenues

Manchester City has followed rival Manchester United to become the second premier league club to breach the 500 million pound ($655 million) revenue mark. The club has reported profits for four consecutive years and on September 13, it announced a turnover of 500.5 million pounds. It has flourished on field too and its performance in the 2017-18 season is testimony to it. The team accumulated 100 points and scored 100…