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FACEIT to Enter Collegiate Esports Market
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UK-based esports company FACEIT has announced plans to move into collegiate esports, starting with the North American market. The company has brought on Duran Parsi to lead its new collegiate division. Parsi previously founded the Collegiate Starleague (CSL), one of the largest collegiate esports leagues. While at the CSL, Parsi ran tournaments that…

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Match-Fixing Scandal Rocks Chinese Dota 2 League
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The Esports Observer reports that the Chinese Dota 2 Association (CDA) has accused the Chinese Dota 2 team Newbee of match-fixing and handed lifetime bans to all five of the team’s players and the team manager. ImbaTV and Mars Media – two prominent tournament organizations – also lodged allegations against the team. This…

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Newzoo Revises 2020 Gaming and Esports Forecasts in Response to COVID-19
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The video game industry analytics company Newzoo has revised its market forecasts upwards in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The company now estimates that global game industry revenue will reach $159.3 billion in 2020, and that the esports industry will generate roughly $1.06 billion in revenue. The Chinese and American gaming markets combined…

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LEC Adapts in Times of Pandemic, Tournaments See Viewership Increase
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In a new report, The Esports Observer detailed how the League of Legends European Championship (LEC) has been forced to adapt as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Several new commercial partners were brought on for the LEC’s 2020 season, including Kit Kat and Warner Music. Moreover, the league was planning to host…

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Evo 2020 Is Cancelled
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The Evolution Championship Series (“Evo”) 2020 has officially been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Evo is one of the most-known and longest-running esports tournaments. “The health and well-being of our community is our highest priority,” Evo stated in a Twitter post. “We hope everyone stays safe during this time.” Evo said that…

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Level Up Your Gaming Privacy Knowledge: A Walk-Through of Privacy Laws
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The first video games did not collect information from users. The capability didn’t exist. While sales data was available, there was no way for game creators to collect and utilize metrics from those playing the games. Eventually, arcade games allowed players to enter their name or initials along with their high score to…

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Hack Divulges The Last of Us Part 2 Spoilers
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The Last of Us Part 2 is one of the most anticipated games of 2020, but two weeks ago spoilers for the game began making their way around the internet. At first, many speculated that the leaks came from a disgruntled Naughty Dog contractor who was angry about being overworked without benefits during…

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Call of Duty: Mobile Tournament Will Feature $1 Million Prize Pool
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On April 30, Activision will kick off its inaugural Call of Duty: Mobile tournament. The tournament will feature over $1 million in prize money. Qualifiers run each weekend from April 30 to May 24 and will be open to any player ranked Veteran or higher. In order to reach the second round, a…