Major eSports headlines this week – 12th June, 2019

Major eSports headlines

Let’s see, what happened this week? All the major eSports news headlines that appeared this week have been listed here. From Johanna Faries’new role as Commissioner of Call of duty Duty ESports, the top 10 most watched content on twitch and many more.

Here’s what happened

Former NFL VP Johanna Faries Named Commissioner of Call of Duty Esports

Major eSports headlines

Johanna Faries has been named the commissioner of Call of Duty esports, after joining Activision Blizzard in 2018. Her previous role was as the Call of Duty World League’s head of product. Prior to that, she was a vice president of club business development for the NFL. Read more  

Top 10 Most-Watched Twitch Content, July 1 – 7

Despite lower viewership for top influencers on Twitch, Just Chatting continues its reign at the top of the chart for content. Read more

Call of Duty Sells LA and Minnesota Spots, The International Prize Pool Exceeds $25M

LA and Minesota spots are sold for the upcoming Call of Duty League, Twitch reveals a “subscriber only” stream feature, and The International prize pool exceeds $25M. Read more 

Esports Awards 2019 to be hosted at Esports Stadium Arlington

The fourth iteration of the Esports Awards will be hosted at the Esports Stadium Arlington on November 16th. Another change that comes alongside the new venue in Arlington, Texas is that the general public will be able to purchase tickets for the show for the first time.Read more 

Esports job opportunities up 185% in first half of 2019

The amount of job opportunities in the esports industry has grown 185.74 percent when comparing the first six months of 2019 to the first six months of 2018, according to a study by HitmarkerJobs. Read more

FIFA eWorld Cup is returning to London

FIFA has announced that the FIFA eWorld Cup will return to London in August after playing host to last year’s final. Taking place from August 2nd-4th, the FIFA eWorld Cup finals will once again be hosted at The O2. Read more

Streamer Dr DisRespect to Compete in ESPN Esports Tournament Following Twitch Ban

The popular online personality was suspended from the platform following a live stream at this year’s E3 convention where he filmed from inside a public restroom. Read more

Riot Games reveals impact of LEC Spring Finals on Rotterdam

Riot Games has issued a report that analyzes the economic impact of its new host city program for the League of Legends European Championship (LEC).

The first LEC Spring Split Finals were held in Rotterdam, contributing over €2M EUR ($2.25M USD) to the local economy. Read more 

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