League of Legends: World Championship to begin on September 25 at Shanghai

After several Esports tournaments got postponed or cancelled due to COVID-19, Riot Games has announced that it will be hosting the League of Legends 10th World Championship 2020 at Pudong Soccer Stadium, Shanghai from September 25 to October 31. An official statement released by Riot Games read: “We continue to use the guidance from various health organizations and local and national authorities to prioritize safety for our players, fans, and…

eFootball PES 2020 World Cup: Final to be broadcast on YouTube

On Sunday, the final of the eFootball PES 2020 World Cup will be conducted online. A total of 27 players will play in the all-important event, trying their might in a bid to lift the coveted trophy. In the 1v1 mode, each finalist will compete online against others, on servers hosted on their respective platforms (PS4, Xbox One and PC), with cash prizes available to everyone based on their performance. The…

PUBG Mobile: User data now hosted in India amid fears of nationwide ban

With the Government of India reportedly planning to ban the hugely-popular PUBG Mobile in the country, the game has now updated its privacy policy. This move has mainly to do with the way it stores users’ data. It is suggested that the Tencent-owned battle royale game will now store the data taken from Indian users in India only, thereby alleviating the need for a ban. The privacy policy reads, “Our…

League of Legends European Championships: Saudi deal cancelled following heavy backlash

The League of Legends European Championship (LEC) has cancelled a sponsorship deal with a city in Saudi Arabia after facing criticism from fans. The country has a poor record on human rights, which prompted fans to slam Riot Games, the developer of the popular Esports franchise. In a statement released on Thursday, Riot announced that the deal is off as they realised that it had “caused rifts in the very…

G2 Esports win WePlay ‘Valorant’ Invitational Tournament, takes home $50,000

The popular gaming community G2 Esports won the WePlay! Valorant Invitational tournament earlier last week, thereby taking home their second consecutive tournament win in the space of just seven days. Initially in the group stage of the tournament, G2 faced stiff competition from Nolpenki, PartyParrots and NiP, but managed to take all of them down en-route to the semi-finals, where they faced Need more DM. A pair of wins against them took…

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…