ESL releases Esport Monopoly game

By H.B. Duran 

Global esports tournament organiser ESL Gaming has revealed Esport Monopoly, a twist on the classic board game in which players can buy major tournaments instead of property.

Esport Monopoly swaps traditional Monopoly game pieces like the shoe and thimble for gaming-specific items including a game controller, keyboard, headphones, ESL logo, trophy, and chicken, i.e. ‘Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner.’

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Amihan Esports disbands following Riot’s punishments for forging documents

by Jeremiah Sevilla

Two days after Riot Games handed down harsh punishments for its falsification of documents, Amihan Esports announced its disbandment on Monday, July 19.

Amihan bared the unfortunate development through a farewell statement posted on its Facebook page.

“Our tradition here in Amihan Esports might not be similar to other organizations. But we sure did have fun. Friendships were born, dreams were made and heartbreaks were fixed,” it said.

Amihan released all the players in its League of Legends: Wild Rift and Mobile Legends: Bang Bang divisions.

“We might not be together on your journey to the world championship and MPL but always bring that Amihan Blood in you. We set you free because nobody deserves to be held back. Nonetheless, we end our Amihan Esports journey here.”

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Helping esports teams sleep better, one night at a time

By Radina Koutsafti

Sleep has become a luxury in recent years. More so for esports athletes and content creators whose life and brand revolves around being online 24/7. 

Being a professional esports athlete requires a lot of discipline. This includes sticking to a strict schedule — especially for teams who live in gaming houses — and having a daily routine that heavily revolves around practice, strategising and perfecting gameplay.

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Monarch founder lobbies support for eSports in academe, sports org.

By Nikkei Asia 

MONARCH founder Mike Cubos is lobbying for the inclusion of eSports in the Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation Inc. (Cesafi).

Cubos said he has already discussed with Cesafi’s commissioner Felix Tiukinhoy Jr., for the possible inclusion of eSports in Cesafi competition so it will get the support as a professional league.

eSports, also known as electronic sports, is a form of competition using video games. Esports as part of the Southeast Asian (SEA) Games made its debut in 2019 during the Philippines’ hosting of 30th SEA Games, making the game more attractive, especially to the younger generation.

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Epic Esports Events and Russian Esports Federation to hold Dota 2 Champions League series

By Henrieta Hyrliková

The first event of the Dota 2 Champions League is set to take place from July 19th to August 8th.

According to the release, the Russian broadcast will be conducted by ESforce Holding’s content creation firm RuHub Studio, while English broadcasts will be organised by The EsportsBible (TEBTV)

Moreover, Epic Esports Events has also partnered with data platform GRID. As a result, the company will be the exclusive data partner for the whole seri

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Cebu eyes dev’t of ‘eSports’ industry

By Carlo Lorenciana

CEBU CITY – The eSports or online gaming industry in Cebu is expected to gain traction moving forward with the right support from the community and the government. This was the projection made by Cebuano entrepreneur Michael Cubos, founder of Monarchs Esports, an online gaming management firm, in a press briefing on Tuesday. Monarchs is looking to develop the eSports ecosystem in Cebu by helping professional and amateur players come together as the advent of livestreaming and sponsorships have become mainstream.

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TrainHard Esport Shuts Down Operations, R6 Roster’s Future Unclear

By Haydar Ali 

The ex-TrainHard roster was allowed to play their match against Na’Vi without the org behind them. They lost against Na’Vi, 7-2. Their next game is in the 6 French League — a tournament that also requires an org — on Wednesday against Vitality.

The TrainHard Esport organisation has announced the end of its operations “due to economic reasons”, just ahead of its Rainbow Six: Siege team’s game against Na’Vi tonight at 11 PM CEST (UTC+2).

It is currently unknown what this means for the Siege roster and if it will be allowed to continue in Stage 2 of the European League without an organisation.

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Philippines among countries high on tweeting esports, gaming

By bworldonline

It is an improvement from the ninth spot it was at in 2020.

As per the data shared, the Philippines is bested only by Japan, United States, South Korea, Brazil and Thailand in countries that Tweeted most about gaming in the first of the year.

India, United Kingdom, France and Spain ranked seventh to 10th, in that order.

Mainstay games remain in the hearts and discussion of Filipinos, Twitter said, but Filipino gamers also showed their support for their favorite teams and players.

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Leading Tech Retailer PCByte Explores the eSports Phenomenon

By PCByte

MELBOURNE, Australia, June 20, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — In 2021, the global eSports market value skyrocketed by almost 50 per cent from the previous year. Now valued at over 1.08 billion U.S. dollars, with a global audience of 474 million, more people are keen to tune in and watch their favourite games being played by the best gamers in the world. 

So, what exactly is this fast-growing international phenomenon? PCByte explains that eSports is a world of competitive, organised gaming, with competitors from different teams or leagues facing off in popular games like Fortnite, League of Legends, Call of Duty and Overwatch. Streaming services and live events have turned casual gamers into megastars with huge fan bases

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Pinnacle announces second $100,000 CS:GO esports tournament

By Tom Daniels

Esports bookmaker Pinnacle has announced that its second CS:GO Pinnacle Cup will commence on June 28th.

Dubbed the Pinnacle Cup II, the tournament will once again feature a $100,000 (~£72,020) prize pool and will use the same format as its first edition, which occurred in March this year.

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