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Players Gather for Call of Duty LAN Tournament Despite COVID-19 Restrictions

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Amateur tournament organizer American Game Network (AGN)  announced that COVID-19 had forced last weekend’s Indianapolis Open, the company’s in-person Call of Duty LAN tournament, online. Activision, the game’s publisher, has…

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Riot Games Backs Out of Partnership With Saudi Arabian City

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Following widespread criticism and protest, Riot Games has pulled out of its controversial partnership with Saudi Arabian city Neom just a day after it was unveiled. Neom was announced as…

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These Four States Are on Track to Legalize Esports Betting

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In 2018, the Supreme Court struck down a federal law that banned sports betting throughout most of the country. In the ensuing two years, states including Pennsylvania and Indiana have…

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Coronavirus Delays Esports Tournaments, Causes Game Industry Production Delays

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In January, we reported that China’s League of Legends Pro League (LPL) postponed all its league games due to the COVID-19 coronavirus. The games have moved online since the initial…

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YouTube Paid $160M for Activision Blizzard Streaming Rights

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According to a new report by The Esports Observer, YouTube’s recent deal to acquire the broadcasting rights for all of Activision Blizzard’s esports leagues was worth $160 million.  Originally reporting…

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Drake Signs Exclusive, Multi-year Deal with Streaming Platform Caffeine

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Drake is getting into the streaming game. Streaming platform Caffeine signed a multi-year deal with the rapper to bring exclusive content to the platform. As part of the deal, Caffeine…

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Mobile Esports Expected to See Growth in 2020

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While the esports industry hit $1 billion in revenue for the first time last year, it’s still generally associated with PC and console gaming. However, according to new reporting from…

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Five Key Ways Governments Are Getting Involved in Esports

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In late 2019, Malaysia released an ambitious 144-page document called the “Strategic Plan For Esports Development” which outlines how the country will support the growth of esports over a five…

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Esports News: Kentucky Seeks to Ban Fortnite from High School Club Esports

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Last month, Epic and PlayVS introduced Fortnite to its high school and collegiate esports leagues. PlayVS had already signed a deal to provide competitive play for Rocket League, League of…

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Video Game News: Sony Gaming Revenue Dropped in Q4 2019, but the Outlook Is Bright

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In its latest financial report, Sony revealed that Q4 2019 revenue for its Game and Network Services segment declined 20% year-on-year to $5.7 billion. Operating income for the segment also…

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