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'Absolutely awful' - Fortnite Live event in Norwich picks up national press coverage for all the wrong reasons 'Absolutely awful' - Fortnite Live event in Norwich picks up national press coverage for all the wrong reasons - Esports News UK - Esports News UK features the latest stories, match reports, interviews and videos covering the UK esports scene.

LEC 2019 Spring Week 5 Recap LEC 2019 Spring Week 5 has come and gone, which means two things: the first round robin has finally concluded, and the first matches for each team in the second round robin have passed as well. As the season progresses, time seems to go a bit faster, and in a matter of weeks, we'll see the culmination of all of this.

100 Thieves Adds Totino's as Call of Duty Partner Esports organization 100 Thieves has signed a deal with General Mills-owned frozen pizza brand Totino's. The brand will serve as a founding partner for 100 Thieves' Call of Duty team for 2019. The deal involves multiple content activations including a new documentary series chronicling the lives of the players.

Overwatch Esports: Overwatch League Day 4 Recap The final day of the opening week of the Overwatch League has come to a close. Fans were treated to three games that went the distance, going all the way to the final round of a fifth map. In case you missed them, here is a recap of what happened during those games.

Ubisoft Details Rainbow Six Siege Events Schedule for 2019 The Rainbow Six Pro League Season IX Finals will be held in Milan, Italy in May. Ubisoft will host a U.S. Major in August, with partners handling four Minors during 2019. The Six Invitational 2019 prize pool topped $2.5M USD, but everything over $2M will be spread into future event prize pools.

Tencent to Introduce Streaming Rules for Gaming Content - The Esports Observer The rules are applicable to all gaming streaming platforms, productions, institutions, and streamers, as long as their contents are based on Tencent's products. Rules will be strictly observed by Tencent, including but not limited to:.

ECS Season 7 Challenger Cup Teams Determined - TalkEsport The first round of qualifiers for ECS Season 7 Challenger Cup has ended and 4 teams from North and Europe have made the cut. In the European qualifications, x-kom were the first to qualify for the Challenger Cup after having beaten ex-Fragsters and forZe in the BO3 stage.

One of Australia's brightest young esports stars discusses his whirlwind year Dario Falcao-Rassohka is just 17 years old, but is already making a name for himself as one of Australia's most promising esports stars.

StarLadder and ImbaTV to Host Berlin Major 2019 in September The earlier rumors have finally been confirmed, with the Berlin Major 2019 set to be hosted by StarLadder, in partnership with ImbaTV, at the legendary Mercedez-Benz Arena in Berlin, Germany, on September later this year. StarLadder will host the finals of the Berlin Major 2019 at the Mercedez-Benz Arena on September 5 to September 2019.

ESports is an official professional discipline in China - AndroidPIT China has decided to make eSports a true professional discipline in which employees are officially recognized for their work.

Top 10 Most-Watched Twitch Channels, Feb. 11 - 17 ESL's Major for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive leaves a mark on Twitch in its first week of action while the Overwatch League ranks second as it opens the second season of competition.

Bombers announces New Era as official apparel partner Essendon Football Club's esports team Bombers has added New Era as its official apparel partner. The apparel brand will provide headwear, a match-day uniform, and travel clothing for the team to wear throughout the 2019 season of the Oceanic Pro League.

ScreaM picks up injury, delays return to competitive CS - TalkEsport Adil 'ScreaM' Benrlitom's return to the professional CS scene has taken a huge hit after picking up an injury. The Belgian announced on Twitter that he picked up the injury while ice skating, showing a picture of his hand wrapped in ice.

How to watch the CWL Pro League - Division B: Standings, Schedule, Stream The third week of the CWL Pro League for Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 begins on Monday, February 17 and features the debut of the Division B teams playing. Matches will take place Monday through Thursday. The CWL Pro League will feature 16 of the best teams in Call of Duty.

How Method Maintained a Monopoly on Streaming the World of Warcraft Raid Race The following article is the final part of The Esports Observer's coverage of Method's latest World First raid race. For more details on the success of the event, and what raid racing is, click here for our previous coverage.

ESports: Ghana makes huge statement with impressive win over Jamaica Ghana made a huge statement in terms of her ability in the esports industry after defeating Jamaica in a FIFA 19 contest. The contest which consisted of three different matches saw Ghana's Wondakhid emerge victorious with two wins out of 3 and Jamaica's Killdem winning just 1 out of 3 the three matches.

OWL Roundup: Week 1 The Overwatch League returned in style last Thursday, beginning the second season of the immensely popular esports league. For those who care, the league will dominate the gaming news four days a week for the next few months. This is my first time really making an effort to focus on esports and I'll try to do one of these each week!

Parasite sets ultimatum for quitting professional Call of Duty The Black Ops 2 World Champion made a solid start to the Black Ops 4 season, linking up with the Pittsburgh Knights organization prior to the first event of the year - CWL Vegas. Parasite's squad qualified for Vegas after making their way through the play-in event, finishing in the top 16 teams at the tournament.

Pinnacle partners with esports data provider GameScorekeeper CuraƧao-based sports betting provider Pinnacle has entered a partnership with esports data provider GameScorekeeper. As per Pinnacle's announcement, the deal has "significantly accelerated its position as the leading esports bookmaker".

Xtrfy H2 gaming headset optimised for Esports This month Xtrfy started taking preorders for its new H2 gaming headset which has been specifically optimised for Esports applications offering comfort, durability and a "soundscape that enhances the crucial details of the game".

Starladder to host the next CSGO Major in Berlin. The IEM Katowice CS: GO Major is currently underway. There are only sixteen teams remaining in the event with the Legends stage set to begin in a few days. The Katowice Major is one of the biggest CS: GO events to date. However, Starladder has already revealed its plans of hosting the next CS: GO Major.

Ban gaming? Our pupils play in a school Overwatch team Many of those who have heard of the professional esports circuit, where professional gamers face up against each other in multi-million-pound leagues, lump it in alongside hot-dog eating contests and cheese rolling - niche, absurd activities, not things schools should concentrate on.

Starladder to Host Counter-Strike Major at Berlin's Mercedes-Benz Arena 5-8 at the Mercedes-Benz Arena. The event will be co-organized with ImbaTV, a Chinese event organizer, studio, and video production company, and longterm partner of Starladder. ImbaTV will also broadcast the games for the Chinese audience. Related Article: Clash Royale League to Consolidate Western Regions.

StarLadder to host next CS:GO Major in Berlin Tournament organiser StarLadder has confirmed that it will host the second Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Major event of 2019. The fifteenth Major in history, StarLadder has partnered with ImbaTV to put on the tournament at the Mercedes-Benz Arena in Berlin, Germany.

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