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Nintendo withdraws two mobile games in Belgium due to loot box ban 1
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Nintendo withdraws two mobile games in Belgium due to loot box ban

Nintendo mobile games Fire Emblem Heroes and Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp will be terminated in Belgium. According to a statement made by the company on Twitter, it was done to avoid potential conflict with the country’s loot box ban. From August 27, these games will no longer be possible to play or download “due to […]

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Unikrn launches live betting platforms for streamers and CS:GO

Las Vegas-based esports betting company Unikrn has announced the launch of two brand new live betting platform, Unikrn Streamer Betting and Unikrn Virtual. The Streamer Betting platform will allow fans to bet on any top streamer’s gameplay with fully automated odds updated in real-time, while the Virtual platform will enable esports fans to bet on top teams from […]

IKON launches gaming challenge platform 7
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IKON launches gaming challenge platform

Gaming challenge platform IKON has officially launched, allowing players to challenge friends and fans. At the time of launch, IKON supports League of Legends and PlayerUnknown’s Battle Grounds (PUBG). More supported titles – including Apex Legends and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive – are set to be officially announced in the coming days and weeks. Image credit: IKON IKON […]

ESL One set to return to New York for fourth successive year 8
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ESL One set to return to New York for fourth successive year

Tournament organiser ESL has announced that its popular ESL One series will return to New York City for a fourth consecutive year. Taking place on September 28-29th at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, ESL One New York will involve a $200,000 (£153,440) Counter-Strike: Global Offensive event, the Season 2 finals of ESL Mobile Open, and […]

High School Esports League partners with Tillys 9
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High School Esports League partners with Tillys

High School Esports League (HSEL) has partnered with Southern Californian clothing retailer Tillys. The deal will see students that compete in HSEL be offered care packages from Tillys, as well as the opportunity to compete in augmented reality for “premium prizes”. Logo credits: High School Esports League & Tillys Mason Mullineaux, Co-founder and CEO of High […]

DreamHack enters content partnership with Sport1 10
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DreamHack enters content partnership with Sport1

Tournament organiser DreamHack has entered a content partnership with German sports network Sport1. The deal will see five of DreamHack’s Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and Rocket League events broadcast live on eSports1 throughout 2019. Logo credits: DreamHack & Sport1 Michael Van Driel, Chief Product Officer of DreamHack shared his thoughts in a statement: “We are delighted to […]

BLAST Pro Series introduces global season format 11
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BLAST Pro Series introduces global season format

RFRSH Entertainment has introduced a global season format for its CS:GO tournament product BLAST Pro Series. The new format includes seven live tournaments and a global final that will take place in December. Photo credit: BLAST Pro Series The format includes a point system that spans throughout the seven tournaments on the lead up to […]

OpTic Gaming enters CS:GO content partnership with eOddset 12
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OpTic Gaming enters CS:GO content partnership with eOddset

North American organisation OpTic Gaming has entered a content partnership with eOddset, focusing exclusively on its all-Danish Counter-Strike: Global Offensive roster. The deal will see eOddset send a videographer to attend events with the CS:GO team to produce behind-the-scenes content. Photo credit: DreamHack Jacob Toft-Andersen, VP of Esports at Infinite Esports & Entertainment discussed the deal: “OpTic […]

Danish authorities target unauthorised Counter-Strike skin gambling sites 13
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Danish authorities target unauthorised Counter-Strike skin gambling sites

Danish gambling regulator, Spillemyndigheden, has identified a number of skin gambling sites operating illegally in the country and began working with proper authorities to cease operation in Denmark. For a while now, Counter-Strike skin gambling has been a problem worldwide, but the Danish authorities are working hard to target it in particular. The Spillemyndigheden has now […]

Mark Thomas joins Luminosity Gaming 16
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Mark Thomas joins Luminosity Gaming

Canada’s largest esports organisation, Luminosity Gaming, has recently announced the appointment of Mark Thomas as their new Vice President, Head of Marketing.  Credit: Luminosity Gaming Thomas brings a wealth of marketing and communications experience to the role, most recently as the lead of CBC/Radio-Canada‘s Sports Partnerships team. With the hire, Luminosity aims to ramp up its presence on […]