ESL and Intel have announced the Intel Grand Slam, a Counter-Strike: Global Offensive tournament with a $1 million team prize. This includes Intel Extreme Masters, ESL One, ESL Pro League, and the DreamHack Masters series.
Flash Wolves jungler Hung “Karsa” Hauhsuan has been suspended. Taiwan-based esports organization Flash Wolves have announced the suspension of jungler Hung “Karsa” Hau-Hsuan from their League of Legends team. The news was confirmed via the team’s official Twitter account in a statement from team manager
Turner and IMG have announced their next big ELeague tournament, the Injustice 2 World Championship. The event will serve as the conclusion to the inaugural season of the Injustice 2 Championship Series.
Nintendo has revealed Nintendo Versus on Twitter, a new platform dubbed as the “destination for Nintendo social competitive updates!”
Twitch has revealed the full details for its Esports Arena, which is sponsored by T-Mobile and will take place during E3 at L.A. Live on June 13-15.
Blizzard has handed down disciplinary action in Overwatch Contenders. Overwatch player Daniel “Dafran” Francesca has been banned from competing in Overwatch Contenders’ inaugural season, Blizzard announced today. Dafran was a part of Selfless Gaming’s roster, who was competing in Overwatch Contenders
Kongen joins Team Liquid. Esports organization Team Liquid has entered the competitive FIFA scene, announcing that it has signed player Lasse “Kongen” Bækkelund today. With the signing, Team Liquid expands its reach to 11 different games.
Blizzard’s Overwatch Contenders North America Open Qualifiers finished up its Season Zero last weekend, with over 600 teams signing up to compete.
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U player Nairoby “Nairo” Quezada made a name for himself in the Smash scene, with his origin reaching back to his performance in Super Smash Bros. Brawl. Nairo is the star player in Yahoo Esports’ latest video feature, which includes interviews and insight into what drives
OpTic Gaming will be streaming exclusively on Twitch. Livestreaming video platform Twitch has announced an exclusive multi-year broadcasting partnership with esports team OpTic Gaming. As part of the partnership, Twitch will work with OpTic to “build each streamer’s presence on the platform and elevate
PUBG is getting some Twitch Prime loot for the month of June. The service offers benefits to Twitch users who are also subscribed to Amazon’s Prime service, with rewards including free in-game content, indie games, ad-free streams, expanded access to chat emotes and colors, an exclusive username badge
H1Z1 developer Daybreak Games has announced the Elite Series, an esports circuit featuring the best H1Z1: King of the Kill players from around the world. Two H1Z1 tournaments will be hosted, one for solo players with a $100,000 prize and one for five-player teams with a $150,000 prize. Confirmed competitors
The League of Legends practice tool was released earlier this year. Earlier this year, Riot Games added the League of Legends practice tool feature to the game, and it currently serves as a way for players to independently test in-game mechanics and specific builds. Detailed in an update on its Nexus
Riot Games is changing up how NA LCS will function in 2018. (Riot Games)Riot Games has announced the details of its plans for permanent partners within the NA LCS, future of the Challenger Series, a NA LCS Player’s Association, and more.
Dota 2’s All Pick Ranked Matchmaking is getting a huge shake-up. Valve has released a new update to Dota 2 that makes significant changes to the game. While the cast animation is playing, Axe quickly uses a Blink Dagger and then Berserker’s Call.
After dropping a teaser online that set the internet tongues wagging, Blizzard has revealed a new Assault map for Overwatch. The developer revealed the map in a video posted to YouTube, which is titled Horizon Lunar Colony.
Heroes of the Storm was first released on June 2, 2015. Blizzard has revealed more details for its upcoming Heroes of the Storm 2nd anniversary event. Players can also play three games to earn an Anniversary Portrait, spray, and banner.
Fighting game Tekken 7 is coming to PS4, Xbox One, and PC worldwide on June 2. Story mode has always been a staple of past Tekken games, but Tekken 7 introduces a different take on the traditional story mode commonly found in fighting games. Mechanically, there are moments where the story mode switches
The International 2017 Collector’s Cache is out now. Valve has released The International 2017 Collector’s Cache for current Dota 2 Battle Pass owners. As per usual, each Collector’s cache opened contributes to the prize pool for The International.
South Korean pop group BTS has revealed their favorite Overwatch characters and players. On the topic of whether they preferred StarCraft or League of Legends, Jungkook said he liked Overwatch, in direct opposition to the other members of BTS. When asked who his favorite player was, Jungkook named
The members of South Korean pop sensation BTS have expressed their support for professional League of Legends team, SK Telecom T1. The pop group revealed their favorite team and players in an interview with Yahoo Esports. When asked who their favorite team was, members Rap Monster and Jin immediately
Through the global partnership, Twitch will manage Tekken 7 league operations, circuit events, and content. According to a press release, the goal of this partnership is to build an infrastructure that can “sustain long-term growth” of the Tekken franchise. The Tekken World Tour starts on June 16-18
Esports organization Immortals have announced they are trialling a new player on their CS:GO roster. According to a post on the Immortals’ Facebook page, the team will be playing with Vito “kNg” Giuseppe at “upcoming tournaments.”