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LoL World Championship 2021
Riot announced the new location for the League of Legends World Championship
SEPTEMBER 18, 2021 | by Georgi L

Riot announced on 9th September that the League of Legends World Championship will be held in Reykjavik, Iceland between October 5th and November 6th.  LoL World Championship will move from China to Iceland  The tournament will be held without a live audience 22 teams will compete for the total prize pool of $2,225,000 USD  Earlier […]

DreamHack Atlanta
DreamHack Atlanta postponed due to Covid-19
SEPTEMBER 18, 2021 | by Georgi L

 DreamHack Atlanta, originally taking place between 12-14 November 2021, has been postponed.  The organizers announced this decision on 9th September. The event was planned to be held in person. Due to the Covid-19 Delta variant’s rapid spreading, the host decided to put DreamHack Atlanta on hold for the next year.  DreamHack is a worldwide gaming […]

ESIC bans 2 CS:GO players for 5 years
ESIC bans 2 CS:GO players for 5 years
AUGUST 31, 2021 | by Georgi L

2 CSGO players suspended for 5 years ESIC teams up with the FBI for further investigations 34 additional investigations about corruption in North America ESEA are ongoing ESIC bans three players from team Rebirth after evidence of corruption regarding a CS:GO tournament. 2 CS:GO players suspended for 5 years The investigation for match-fixing targeted Sebastian […]

Entain acquired esports betting startup, Unikrn
Entain acquired esports betting startup, Unikrn
AUGUST 31, 2021 | by Georgi L

Unikrn will soon have more assets and options for its fans! One of the world’s largest sports betting companies bought Unikrn’s betting services.

Skillshot Media esports hub in Uptown Atlanta
Skillshot Media esports hub in Uptown Atlanta
AUGUST 31, 2021 | by Georgi L

Skillshot Media wants to create a 47-acre esports gaming hub. Rubenstein Partners is going to redevelop the area and make it a mixed-use space. The atrium is the nerve center of the new venue Skillshot makes partnerships with “industry-leading leading” allies University System of Georgia and the Georgia Film Academy students will get the chance […]

Twitch bans gambling and affiliate links from its platform
Twitch bans gambling and affiliate links from its platform
AUGUST 31, 2021 | by Georgi L

Sharing affiliate links or referral codes to sites that offer real-money slots, roulette, or dice games is now prohibited on Twitch.

SEA's esports market is expected to hit $72.5 million by 2024
SEA’s esports market is expected to hit $72.5 million by 2024
AUGUST 17, 2021 | by Georgi L

Southeast Asia gained the attention of esports videogame developers as the expectations for the market to reach $72.5 million in revenue by 2024 are getting real. It is believed that the market will become more and more competitive leading to game developers to bring up new ideas and strategies to the table. A report by […]

Ninjas in Pyjamas and ESV5 merge into NIP Group
Ninjas in Pyjamas and ESV5 merge into NIP Group
AUGUST 13, 2021 | by Georgi L

After months of rumors and Reuters’s article, Ninjas in Pyjamas confirmed on the 10th of August the merge with Chinese esports, ESV5.

The International 2021 in a new location
The International 2021 in a new location
JULY 20, 2021 | by Georgi L

The International 2021 brings us the most recent news from the Esports world. After the championship was supposed to take place in Sweden and then it was postponed due to Covid-19, Valve announced a new location last Wednesday.The new location is capital of Romania, Bucharest. The championship will be held inside the country’s largest stadium […]

Astralis Tivoli Park Facility
Astralis opens a gaming facility in Tivoli Gardens, Denmark
MARCH 7, 2021 | by RetroGeek

The concept is being described as Astralis’ “first-ever flagship store.” The facility will have gaming setups for over 130 people, VIP rooms and events, mini-tournaments, views parties and of course the official Astralis merchandise.

Team Burjui Disqualified From DPC Dreamleague Europe
Burjui disqualified from DPC EU lower division after a counterfeited COVID-19 test
FEBRUARY 17, 2021 | by RetroGeek

Team burjui was disqualified from the Dota Pro Circuit Europe Regional League after the team submitted a positive COVID-19 rest result for a player in order to obtain a transfer.

Danish esport organization North shuts all its operations
Danish esport organization North shuts down all its operations
FEBRUARY 7, 2021 | by RetroGeek

After only four years, the Danish esports organization North ceased all its operations disbanding it’s CSGO and Apex Legends rosters.

Shanghai International New Cultural and Creative Esports Center - Credit- SuperGen
New $898 million esports arena to be built in Shanghai
JANUARY 8, 2021 | by RetroGeek

Construction of a $898 M esports arena begins in Shanghai as the Chinese city aims to become the world’s esports capital. Shanghai International New Cultural and Creative Esports Center will cover 500,000 square meters. The new arena will have a hotel, a breakdancing facility, an indoor skydiving venue, and many other amenities and is expected […]

ESL and DreamHack to merge into ESL Gaming
ESL and DreamHack will merge their operations into one entity
OCTOBER 4, 2020 | by RetroGeek

ESL and DreamHack have merged together under a new brand ESL Gaming. Both entities, owned by Swedish-based company Modern Times Group (MTG), will continue to organize events and operate under their own brands.

Valorant Launch Date and Character Overview
Valorant’s launch date and characters abilities overview
MAY 24, 2020 | by RetroGeek

Valorant is Riot Game’s first official title since the launch of League of Legends over 11 years ago.

PUBG Global Series 2020 Details
PUBG Global Series 2020 – Everything you need to know about PUBG‘s +$3.5M tournaments.
APRIL 19, 2020 | by RetroGeek

PUBG corp announced that PUBG Global Series 2020 or PGS will feature three event stops and a Grand Finals with a total prize pool distribution of at least $3.5M USD.

Coronavirus moves F1 races online. Max Verstappen to join special esports event
Coronavirus moves F1 races online. Max Verstappen to join special esports event
MARCH 15, 2020 | by RetroGeek

Max Verstappen, the Belgian-Dutch racing driver who competes in Formula One with Red Bull Racing, will join Lando Norris for a coronavirus-free esports showdown against a field of top gamers.

Esports Tournaments Cancelled Because of the Coronavirus Outbreak
Coronavirus LIVE UPDATE: Complete list of esports tournaments cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic
MARCH 14, 2020 | by RetroGeek

Here’s a round-up of major esports tournaments that have been canceled or postponed because of the coronavirus outbreak so far.

G2-Esports-continues-partnership-with-AOC-in-2020
G2 Esports continues its partnership with AOC in 2020
JANUARY 3, 2020 | by RetroGeek

G2 Esports confirmed an extension of their existing partnership with AOC in 2020, the two brands working on a series of new products for AOC’s lineup of gaming monitors.

Clash Royale World Finals 2019
The Clash Royale World Finals 2019 comes with a $400,000 prize pool
NOVEMBER 9, 2019 | by RetroGeek

The Clash Royale World Finals 2019 represents the conclusion of the annual Clash Royale League and comes with a whooping $400,000 prize pool.

IEM-Katowice-2020-will-feature-a-Starcraft-2-tournament
IEM Katowice 2020 will feature a $400,000 Starcraft 2 tournament
NOVEMBER 6, 2019 | by RetroGeek

Taking place between February 24th until the 1st of March, the 33rd ESL-backed SC2 event will also mark the 10th anniversary of the game as a leading title of the IEM Circuit.

Riot New Games - LOL Wild Rift
Everything Riot Announced During their League of Legends 10th Anniversary Event
OCTOBER 21, 2019 | by RetroGeek

Riot Games celebrated 10 years of League of Legends with a live stream dedicated not only to LOL news but to their upcoming brand new games and projects.

GTA 6 is coming soon according to Steven Ogg
GTA 6 is coming “soon” according to Steven Ogg
OCTOBER 18, 2019 | by RetroGeek

GTA 6 could be releasing within the next year or two, according to GTA 5’s very own Trevor, Steven Ogg.

Cyberpunk 2077 Multiplayer Mode
Cyberpunk 2077 Multiplayer Mode was confirmed by CD Projekt Red
SEPTEMBER 4, 2019 | by RetroGeek

Cyberpunk 2077 multiplayer is a confirmed thing. CD Projekt Red will launch the game as a single player game but it confirmed a multiplayer mode is in the works and will be added somewhere down the line.

Cyberpunk 2077 Gameplay Reveal Demo
The new Cyberpunk 2077 gameplay demo is here!
AUGUST 31, 2019 | by RetroGeek

Cyberpunk 2077 players finally get to see how playing as a Solo compares to playing as a Netrunner.

OG-Wins-The-International-2019
OG wins Dota 2’s The International 2019
AUGUST 25, 2019 | by RetroGeek

OG wrote history today in Shanghai, becoming the first team in Dota 2’s history to win The International two years in a row.

Mount & Blade 2: Bannerlord - Steam Early Access
Mount & Blade 2: Bannerlord available to Early Access in March 2020
AUGUST 20, 2019 | by RetroGeek

Don your armor, gather your bannermen, sharpen your sword and get ready to step on the battlefields of Calradia – Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord is coming to Steam Early Access in March 2020.

2019 Berlin Major Team Stickers
The 2019 StarLadder Berlin Major Stickers are here!
AUGUST 14, 2019 | by RetroGeek

Valve announced the release of the Viewer Pass, Team Stickers, and Player Stickers for the 2019 StarLadder Berlin Major. P

Call of Duty League has now eight confirmed teams
Call of Duty League has now eight confirmed teams
AUGUST 12, 2019 | by RetroGeek

Activision Blizzard announced in their Q2 earning meeting with investors that the eight slot for the 2020 Call of Duty League has been sold.

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ESL One Birmingham became the most watched ESL One Dota 2 event in history
JUNE 25, 2019 | by RetroGeek

ESL One Birmingham set a new viewership record, witnessing the highest viewership for an ESL One Dota 2 event organized thus far.

KFC Battle
KFC goes FPS and it’s trigger-finger licking good
JUNE 15, 2019 | by RetroGeek

KFC just announced its move into the esports scene by hosting two KFC Battle esports tournaments for Central and Eastern European players.

Riot League of Legends Pro View
League of Legends puts the Pro in POV
JUNE 15, 2019 | by RetroGeek

Riot Games announced the release of their new LOL Pro View, a new premium viewing that brings individual players POVs to viewers’ screens.

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The FACEIT Apex Legends esports series is dropping on you
MAY 30, 2019 | by RetroGeek

The tournament, officially called FACEIT Pro Series: Apex Legends, kicks off its first event at 2PM PST/5PM EST on May 31st and will run for four hours.

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Marvel And Riot Games To Release Lux Comics Series
MAY 30, 2019 | by RetroGeek

The Lady of Luminosity will have her own comic series from Marvel, featuring a plethora of other LOL champions such as Garen and Sylas, and explore their relationships with Lux. Following the launch of Ashe – Warmother, the first collaboration between Marvel which made its debut earlier this year, Marvel and Riot announced a brand […]

Death Stranding Collector Edition
Death Stranding Collector’s Edition will give you a baby
MAY 30, 2019 | by RetroGeek

Always wanted to start your own happy family but could never meet that perfect woman? Buy Death Stranding’s Collector Edition and you will receive your very own BB pod with a life-sized baby inside. We know it’s not like the real deal, but hey… at least you don’t have to worry about soccer lessons or […]

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