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Fnatic partners with PCSpecialist to launch branded computer London-based organisation Fnatic has announced computer manufacturer PCSpecialist as its new official gaming PC partner. The deal between the two UK-based companies will see Fnatic players supplied with PCSpecialist equipment - it also includes the creation of 'The Official Fnatic Gaming PC' for consumers across Europe.

Legacy Esports gears up with Razer partnership Australian esports organisation Legacy Esports has entered a partnership with gaming peripherals company Razer. Legacy Esports' players and content creators will have access to Razer's gaming peripherals, including mice, headsets and keyboards. RELATED: Legacy Esports calls in Optus as latest partner.

ESL extends partnership with Euronics to cover IEM Katowice Tournament organiser ESL has announced an extension its partnership with Euronics to cover its flagship event IEM Katowice. ESL and Euronics initially partnered in May last year in a deal which primarily focused on ESL One Hamburg, but also included national leagues in France, Germany, Italy, and Spain.

China's League of Legends pro series suspended due to coronavirus The LPL has delayed matches “until we can ensure the safety and health of our players and fans.”.

SoStronk partners with MPL for CSGO Mobile Premier League is India's biggest mobile Esports platform where players can compete in various skill-based mobile tournaments and earn cash prizes. MPL is still expanding and adding new games regularly.

OverActive Media and Universal Music Canada Announce Multi-Year Collaboration for Toronto CDL, OWL Teams OverActive Media and Universal Music Canada announced a multi-year collaboration that will see the two companies create content together. The deal will see OAM and UMC promote and create content for esports and more.

Team Atlantis records partnership with Audio-Technica European organisation Team Atlantis has established a partnership with Japanese audio hardware manufacturer Audio-Technica. With this deal, Audio-Technica will become the official provider of headsets and microphones for the organisation. RELATED: Overwatch League finds voice supplier in TeamSpeak.

LCS spring finals 2020 to be held in Frisco, Texas Riot Games has tapped Frisco, Texas as the host location for the spring finals of its North American league, LCS, with the Ford Center being its venue of choice. The finals will be hosted at the Ford Center in The Star on April 18-19th.

LCS extends Red Bull partnership and plans Alienware arcade Riot Games has extended LCS' partnership with Red Bull for 2020 and launched a PC bang-style cafe powered by Alienware. Alienware will help Riot Games launch the LCS Arcade, located at the LCS Studios in Los Angeles, California. RELATED: Riot Games serves up Bud Light partnership for LCS.

Activision Blizzard teams up with Google, YouTube for esports properties US interactive entertainment company Activision Blizzard has agreed a wide-ranging strategic relationship with Google through which the internet company's video-sharing platform, YouTube, will become the new exclusive streaming partner of its esports competitions worldwide, excluding China.

BT partners with Google Stadia to push new service to UK gamers BT announced earlier this month that it's become the first European distribution partner for Stadia, Google's new cloud gaming platform. The partnership will see BT and Google deliver cloud gaming to UK consumers and build awareness of it.

Tanmay Bhatt & co. Raise over 5,000 USD with 8-hour fundraising stream Tanmay Bhatt had earlier announced that the All India Bakchod founder was teaming up with popular Youtuber Saiman Says and bring in several popular personalities from the platform together on a single TreeMathon 2020 stream.

The Future of Esports: Convergence, Interactivity and Monetisation Competitive video gaming has been around since the early days of the medium, but the industry had to wait until the 1990s for the debut and subsequent evolution of what we now recognise as esports tournaments.

Call of Duty League enjoys an esports rebirth with opening weekend But most of the opening weekend for the Call of Duty League went off without a hitch, based on what I've seen watching it from afar.

Gameplay Update 7.24 First Impressions Dust didn't even get time to settle after the DreamLeague Season 13 Major and we already got a new gameplay patch. Unlike typical post-Major patches this one wasn't concentrated on hero balance as much, instead trying to refine newer mechanics and even getting rid of some older ones.

Shuton, Nauman, and Book Win Big in Evo Japan 2020 Shuton wins SSBU in Evo Japan 2020. After threed of nonstop button-mashing action, Evo Japan 2020, one of the biggest fighting tournaments, has come to an end yesterday and hailed its champions in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition, Tekken 7, and more.

Three Major eSports Leagues Shift Their Competition Streaming Over To YouTube Rather Than Twitch Maybe it is a YouTube world, and we are all just living in it. I mean, I cannot think of anything else that might be the case after the latest round of very powerful news coming out of the world of video broadcast streaming. Yes, it is that bad. Or is it good?

LEC heads to Budapest and Malmö for 2020 finals The League of Legends European Championship will head to Budapest, Hungary for its 2020 spring finals, and to Malmö, Sweden for its 2020 summer finals.

GODSENT extends Philips partnership through 2020 Swedish organisation GODSENT has expanded its partnership with Philips heading into 2020. The year-long deal will see Philips OneBlade serve as the organisation's "platinum sponsor" and follows an initial deal that was struck in late 2019. RELATED: Ludwig Sandgren on GODSENT's revival and Björn Borg partnership.

Fnatic unveils "simplified, cleaner, sharper" new logo London-based organisation Fnatic has unveiled its new logo after spending days teasing a change on social media. This is the third iteration of the organisation's visual identity in its 15 years of existence. RELATED: Evil Geniuses unveils organisational rebrand.

YouTube steals Activision Esports rights from Twitch Activision Blizzard have confirmed they've signed a new, exclusive deal with YouTube for the rights to stream live all their esports events and content for Overwatch, Call of Duty, Hearthstone, and World of Warcraft.

Big win DreamHack Open Leipzig 2020 With two new Signings of Nils 'k1to' Gruhne and Florian 'syrsoN' Rische, German Giants BIG proved out to be the true title contenders as they set up a valiant show against Renegades by clean sweeping them 2-0 at the DreamHack Open Leipzig 2020 Grand finals.

This Week in Gaming: Jan 27th-Feb 2nd Instead of just a big list that you can get anywhere else, I'm simply going to focus on a few games coming out this week that look interesting to me, and tell you why you might be interested in them as well. Because you can't get me anywhere else but here.

Google nab the right to stream Activision esports exclusively on YouTube 26th January 2020 / 3:56PM. You snooze you lose, Twitch. Activision Blizzard this week announced a multi-year deal with Google to stream future esports events solely through a plucky little website called YouTube.

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