Runtime, an esports startup focused on bringing nutrition products to the gamer market, has raised a seven-digit seed round, led by Everblue Management. Other participants include existing investor BITKRAFT Esports Ventures, along with Döhler Ventures, Food Angels Germany, and angel investors.
Epsilon have strengthened their squad with the addition of Tom "jenko" Jenkinson, Owen "smooya"' Butterfield has confirmed on Twitter.
Obey Alliance has been rather quiet on social media and on YouTube as of late, and now we know why: the organisation has been acquired by Infinite Esports & Entertainment. The holding company was formed last year by Neil Leibman and Chris Chaney.
Snickers is the latest sponsor for the Rocket League Championship Series (RLCS), joining before the fifth season begins. The Mars-owned chocolate follows two other non-endemic brands—Statefarm and Old Spice—in sponsoring the competition.
During the third day of WESG, we sat down with Jay "liazz" Tregillgas and discussed ORDER's IEM Katowice outing and how it feels playing at WESG with a mixed roster.
Super Evil Megacorp, the developer behind the mobile esports title Vainglory, has announced a new partnership with Alisports, the sports branch of Alibaba Group. Alisports is also the host of the World Electronic Sports Games (WESG).
Ghost have replaced Connor "CONNOR93" Glover with former Rise Nation in-game leader Andy "vSa" Xu.
Vainglory is being added to next year’s WESG lineup in an official partnership between the game’s developer Super Evil Megacorp and Alisports, organizer of WESG and subsidiary to Chinese e-commerce and retail giant Alibaba. The partnership was announced at this year’s WESG, currently ongoing.
RFRSH Entertainment‘s BLAST Pro Series commenced in November last year and now the company has announced its expansion to offices in London to coincide with the addition of a few key employees in its management group.
Update 15/03/18: Since our initial publication, Twitch has confirmed the peak concurrent viewership record set by Tyler “Ninja” Blevins stream was 628K viewers. The body of the article has been updated to reflect this announcement.
Tyler “Ninja” Blevins was already the most popular streamer on Twitch coming off of a record-breaking week. But now, the former Halo pro might be the most popular gamer in the world.
It looks as though there’ll be a new esports stadium in the US by the autumn. The city of Arlington has announced that they have plans to build an esports stadium in the city, and it’s intended to be the largest dedicated venue in the States.
Following Recca's surprise win over EnVyUs, we interviewed the long-standing team member Baskoro "roseau" Dwi Putra.
The talent has been announced for DreamLeague Season 9 Minor that kicks off next week in Sweden. Click here to read the full article.
Say hello to LA LEAGUE, the newest addition to ESL‘s Counter-Strike Pro League. LA LEAGUE will see South America integrated to Pro League, complete with open qualifiers and culminating in a finals event that seeds its winner directly into the Pro League finals.