ESPORTS NEWS

Aggregated Media launches A8 Esports digital channel

By Jonno Nicholson

Los Angeles-based esports and games media company Aggregated Media has announced the launch of A8 Esports, a dedicated esports and gaming channel.

For the network’s launch, Aggregated Media has accumulated a range of content partners including event organiser Super League Gaming, gaming media outlet Game Informer, and esports talk show network Preediction.

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How Nexplay Esports is aiming to be SEA’s next big agency

By AFK Gaming

It’s been two years since the esports ecosystem in Southeast Asia began showing signs of accelerated growth, and the scene continues to thrive. The popularity of mobile titles has allowed SEA to be the epicentre of the discipline. The ease of access to technology and internet connection has allowed more of the population to be involved with competitive titles, thus increasing viewership. SEA even has its own ecosystem for titles that are largely unheard of in the Western world. Mobile Legends: Bang Bang is one of the region’s biggest titles, and has a thriving ecosystem behind it. 

The region’s current and future potential hasn’t gone unnoticed. FaZe Clan and Team Secret both operate in the region. SEA also boasts the presence of esport entities Mineski, ONE Esports and eGG Network—all of which have been active in various verticals throughout the years. 

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Guild Esports win unofficial EU vs NA Rocket League showmatch following cancellation of Worlds

By Jake Nordland

Psyonix’s unexpected cancellation of the RLCS X World Championship, and its subsequent replacement with yet more regional tournaments, rocked the Rocket League community in April. 

The eagerly awaited opportunity to answer the burning question – which is the better region – was delayed once more. And a battle of words ensued across social media.

But when British Guild Esports player Joseph ‘Noly’ Kidd called French star Evan ‘M0nkeyM00n’ Rogez “100% better” than US player Jason ‘Firstkiller’ Corral on Rocket League’s official podcast First Touch, words were no longer enough.

Pro player Slater ‘Retals’ Thomas from the all-American Spacestation Gaming line-up responded to the taunt, asking for an unofficial Guild versus NA match-up to settle the dispute once and for all. He also put $1,000 of his own money on the line.

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Bren Esports deals Blacklist first loss in crazy MPL PH comeback

By DELFIN DIOQUINO

Bren Esports handed Blacklist International its first loss in Season 7 of the Mobile Legends Professional League Philippines (MPL PH) following a wild come-from-behind win on Thursday, April 29.

On the verge of getting swept, Bren Esports displayed the steely nerves that made it the defending champion as it turned the tide and shocked erstwhile unbeaten Blacklist, 2-1, in their best-of-three affair.

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