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Mogul enters partnership with Tier One Entertainment Australian esports platform Mogul has announced a partnership with Philippines-based esports talent agency Tier One Entertainment. The partnership will enable influencers and streamers signed with Tier One Entertainment across Southeast Asia to run esports tournaments for their fans, giving them creative control over the events.

ESL calls in LG as phone provider for Mobile Open Tournament organiser ESL has named technology company LG as an official partner of ESL Mobile Open presented by AT&T's third season. LG is only the second sponsor of the open, joining founding sponsor AT&T. RELATED: ESL Mobile Open launches with AT&T as founding sponsor.

Europe's largest permanent esports venue to be built in Stockholm Space, a Swedish company established to create contemporary digital cultural hubs, has announced that it is set to open Europe's largest dedicated esports facility in Stockholm.

Five Below Is Transforming Some Of Its Stores Into Esports Hubs Discount retailer Five Below, which invested in esports infrastructure brand Nerd Street Gamers, will add gaming venues to its stores.

Is TFT coming to mobile? Release date, items and more Teamfight Tactics, the autobattler mode of Riot Games for the League of Legends, is coming to mobile, the company announced during its recent 10-year anniversary stream. A Riot developer introduced the mode by acknowledging that fans were begging for a mobile version by the company knows.

International Esports Federation seeks to make Dubai its global HQ The declaration follows a visit by IeSF's chief Colin Webster to the city for the Dubai Artificial Intelligence in Sports Conference and Exhibition, which was held earlier at Dubai World Trade Centre.

UK esports managers react to new LoL Esports Manager game: 'Can't wait for players to fail their toxicity checks just before the season starts' Earlier this week, Riot Games announced it is developing a League of Legends esports team management simulation game, titled LoL Esports Manager. And actual managers in the UK LoL scene reacted to the news in good humour. Here's our pick of comments.

How Technology Can Help Esports Continue Its Astonishing Growth McCauley, who is social media and marketing director of the outfit, identified new technologies as they key to continuing the growth of the esports market. In recent years the industry has exploded in popularity and commercial value, exceeding $1 billion, but McCauley is wary that it must continue to innovate to survive.

Esports Gets Sweeter With Mike And Ike Sponsorship Nerd Street Gamers continues to take steps to build a national platform for aspiring eSports competitors by announcing an unusual, but unquestionably delicious partnership with Mike and Ike.

Kroenke Sports & Entertainment expands esports front office Kroenke Sports and Entertainment has tapped former YouTube and Riot Games staffer Alex Rubens and ESPN senior editor Ryan Garfat to help lead esports operations for the Los Angeles Gladiators of the Overwatch League and the Los Angeles Guerrillas of the upcoming Call of Duty League, the group told ESPN on Thursday.

Griffin dismisses manager Cho, apologizes to former coach cvMax The CEO of Griffin's parent company, Still8, publicly apologized to coach Kim "cvMax" Dae-ho and announced that general manager Cho Gyu-nam was fired today. The move follows cvMax's controversial dismissal from the team just before Worlds and a subsequent scandal involving general manager Cho Gyu-nam.

Wisla Krakow Esports Team Announced By Club Either way, the Wisla Krakow esports team will have to do well for the club to believe that it's worth the investment, so hopefully they've been practicing hard and will get to win at the tournament on Saturday.

CBS greenlights Rick Fox LoL esports comedy series Riot Games recently announced their development plans for an anime series they are creating titled Arcane, but that will be centered on the lore of League of Legends rather than the competitive esports scene.

The Battle for Esports Dominance is on. As esports teams battle out in front of millions of fans online, companies are engaging in similar warfare as they look to lock up sponsorship deals with some of the most prized assets in the industry. This year, esports sponsorship revenue is projected to be the highest revenue stream at US$456.7 million, growing 34.3% from 2018.

'The End' Event Leads to Fortnite's Most-Watched Day Ever on Twitch Epic Games took a unique approach to generating hype for new in-game content that was released Tuesday morning by announcing "The End" over the weekend. Around 2:00 p.m.

The Esports Journey to Mainstream It was only in the past decade however, that a wave of technological innovation transformed the entire industry from an underground niche into a billion-dollar mainstream phenomenon.

We're changing RP's name We've made a few big announcements in the last few days, including the reveal of some new Riot games. With that in mind, we wanted to let you know that we won't be using Riot Points across all our present and future games.

OGN Launches Creator Collective to Recruit and Sponsor Influencers Esports production company OGN announced the OGN Creator Collective, a program designed to seek out and support gaming streamers, content creators, and social media influencers.

OGN launches Creator Collective to give streamers better tools for esports content OGN, which has built a big esports network and esports content production business, unveiled the launch of its OGN Creators Collective. The new program will allow streamers, online video creators, and social media influencers from the gaming community to access OGN's vast resources as one of the largest esports content companies.

Puma follows Adidas and Nike in the Esports industry - Puma x Cloud 9 There are intertwined esports and competition. Sports owners manage esports teams and football players are streaming on Twitch, and their online counterparts are reinforced by sports leagues. This is rapidly changing. In August, Nike released a new line of clothing for Tyler "Ninja" Blevins, a Fortnite streamer.

CBS Orders Comedy TV Pilot Based on Rick Fox's Esports Career A put pilot order means that CBS has agreed to air the pilot episode, which typically ensures that the show will be picked up to series. Otherwise, CBS will have to pay financial penalties. The news comes amidst ongoing turmoil within Echo Fox, following reports of racist remarks used by prominent investor Amid Raizada.

ELEAGUE and RLCS find arena partner in CDW Technology solutions provider CDW has partnered with event organiser ELEAGUE and Psyonix's Rocket League Championship Series. The deal was launched in time for the eighth season of the RLCS and is set to continue into 2020. RELATED: ELEAGUE and Psyonix enter content, business and event partnership.

Riot FPS: Project A isn't like Overwatch, says vice president A lot of comparisons between Overwatch and the latest FPS from Riot, which took place during the ten-year anniversary of the League of Legends, Project A, was made clear. Project A is a tactical game shooter, but fans concentrate more on the player aspect compared to the Overwatch version.

'Not a Fad': Esports Will Continue to Grow in Texas High Schools Whether Sanctioned or Not Texas' University Interscholastic League has noticed. The UIL will meet Sunday for its bi-annual legislative council meeting. Adding esports as a UIL sanctioned sport is on the agenda, four months after UIL Deputy Director Jamey Harrison acknowledged it's a matter of when, not if, esports becomes sanctioned.

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