Esports Calendar: May 2018

Mid-Season Invitational 2018 is one of the most important esports event in competitive League of Legends May 4-6: IEM Sydney 2018 Taking place at Qudos Bank Arena in Sydney, 16 teams will compete for the top spot in CS:GO, over three action-packed days. May 4-6: EPICENTER XL Epic Esports Events will hold the final stage …

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Forget dancing horses, surfing and BMX- the Olympics Games need eSports

If we have learned anything from the previous few Olympics, it is that the Games are going through an identity crisis. Rocked by a doping scandal and with an older audience than ever, the International Olympic Committee is attempting to rehabilitate its image by appealing to a uninterested youth. With sports such as BMX freestyle and …

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How Professional Athlete Education Is Becoming Crucial for Esports

Esports is already massive, and will continue to grow even faster. No expert would contradict this: esports is already overtaking ice hockey, and now even competes against flagships sports such as football. However, what is often forgotten in the conversation are the athletes themselves. Pro footballers are highly educated model athletes who leave nothing to chance. Clubs …

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Esports to become the greatest sporting event by 2020

 [ THIS POST IS FROM ONE OF OUR ESTEEMED COLLEAGUE, PRATEEK MALHOTRA (https://medium.com/@prateekmalhotra) AND FIRST APPEARED HERE: https://medium.com/@prateekmalhotra/esports-to-become-the-greatest-sporting-event-by-2020-f1ddd15287cd ] Dota 2 mid-laner Sumail “SumaiL” Hassan plays for the North American team Evil Geniuses Two college students Minh “Gooseman” Le and Jess Cliffe created a total overhaul mod using assets from Valve’s Half Life 2. Le did …

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IEM Katowice Most Watched Esports Event Ever, 35 Percent Increase in Viewership YoY

IEM Katowice was a success in every metric. The high profile two weekend tournament from ESL will easily become what esports fans point to when telling their friends that esports are here to stay. The event was record breaking in many ways, innovative in others, and lucrative as a whole. The tournament saw 173,000 fans …

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Route Mobile founder to invest $10m in eSports in India, and launch an online league

​COBX will launch an online domestic league, and an international league besides building an Indian team for international eSports championships. 2017 is turning out to be a watershed year for India’s eSports industry as three companies have announced plans to put big money to launch their respective leagues in the country. After Ronnie Screwvala and Nazara Games, the founder …

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These are the CS:GO teams to watch in 2017

Last year’s Majors were dominated by SK, but 2017 could see a number of teams reign supreme. 2017 may already be a few weeks old, but only over the last few days has the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive world woken from its holiday slumber. The ELEAGUE Major is practically upon us, and while WESG and DreamHack …

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