League of Legends all set for major rebranding in attempt to go global

US-based video game developer Riot Sports has announced that League of Legends – one of its most popular game titles of all time – is all set to undergo a major rebranding in an attempt to go global. The rebranding is reportedly an attempt to bring together the twelve different professional LOL leagues spread across the world, so that fans will be able to keep track of all developments. As per…

Dota 2: Omega League with $590,000 prize purse launched

Popular tournament organizers WePlay! Esports and Epic Esports Events have officially announced that they will be combining with each other to launce a new competition named “Omega League”. The tournament will be separated into two regions, namely Europe and The Americas. A cash purse of $550,000 will be used for the European ladder of the event, while The Americas region will feature a combined $40,000 in prize winnings. Ninjas in…

David Beckham-owned Esports agency announces global launch

Guild Esports, an Esports-based talent development company co-owned by English football legend David Beckham, has announced its global launch. The agency’s headquarters is reported to be in London. As per a media release by the Esports Observer, they are looking to “develop a talent pipeline based on the traditional academy model.” “Throughout my career I’ve been lucky enough to work with players at the top of their game, and I’ve…

VaynerSports launches new Esports agency, names Fortnite World Cup winner as first client

World-renowned sports agency VaynerSports has launched VaynerGaming, a new Esports-specific agency that focuses on Esports athletes and teams, as the name suggests. It was only last week that VaynerSports expanded its services into baseball – and hence, VaynerGaming has become the third division of the agency founded by Gary and AJ Vaynerchuk in 2016. VaynerGaming also announced their first client on the same day. He is none other than Kyle…

The International Dota 2 Championships: 2021 tournament postponed to 2022 as per leaked email

Valve Corporation – the developers of Dota 2 – have decided to postpone its International Championship tournament from 2021 to 2022, according to a leaked email published by the Belarusian Esports Federation. As per the federation, it had applied to host the event in Minsk, but the reply from hinted that the tournament will not take place next year. In April, it was reported that the Championships – which was…

Fortnite: Yet-to-be-released in-game map reportedly leaks online

As per the latest reports from various sources, a new map from Fortnite which is yet to be announced officially, has leaked online. It was famous Fortnite data miner VollMitBotox who tweeted out what he claims the upcoming map will look like, last week. As each season progresses, Fortnite maps change and at the start of Chapter 2 in Season 3, the map was completely submerged in water with only…

Call of Duty Mobile: Season 8 expected on July 10 with new Highrise Map

Call of Duty Mobile has officially announced that Season 8 will begin on Friday, July 10. One of the major features tipped to make an appearance in the new season, is a new map named “Highrise”. The Highrise map is expected to be seen in the multiplayer mode, and is a revamped version of the same map that was previously seen in CoD: Modern Warfare 2. The Highrise map is…

eFootball PES: Konami’s football Esports franchise loses license of 2 major European clubs

In what can be deemed a major heartbreak for fans of eFootball PES, Konami – the developers of the popular football video game – has announced that they will no longer hold the licenses to use Italian Serie A clubs Inter Milan and AC Milan in-game. “We thank AC Milan and Inter Milan for their support. Going forward, we will continue to strengthen existing agreements and promote more relationships in…

CS GO: Developers launch new feature to prevent cheating

The new optional beta launched by Counter Strike: Global Offensive is believed to put an end to cheating in the game. This setting, called “Trusted Launch”, restricts the type of files that can interfere with the gameplay. CS GO Developers have designed this option with the Valve Anti-Cheat (VAC) system and it is currently still in the testing stages. If a player uses such software and runs the game with…

Dota 2: Anonymous mode, Guild quest tracker added in latest update

In what has been observed to be a great way to avoid chat spam from players in the in-game chat, Dota 2’s latest update comes with an Anonymous mode and a Guild quest tracker. When Anonymous mode is enabled, players will not see avatars, nicknames or in-game chat messages from people they are not friends with. This will also prevent them from seeing guild information from guilds that they do…