Round up of all top eSports headlines this week. In case you missed any of the top eSports news we got you covered.
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Intel Enters Long-Term Sponsorship Deal for British University Esports Championship
National Student Esports (NSE) and Intel have announced a long-term partnership for the second season of the British University Esports Championship (BUEC).
According to a release, NSE and Intel will work together on a “range of initiatives” during the 2019/2020 season, with more details to be announced “later this year.” The official NSE website lists Intel as the official headline partner. Read more
Live streaming service DouYu raises $775M through U.S. IPO
Tencent-backed Chinese live streaming platform DouYu International Holdings Ltd has listed itself on the New York Stock Exchange (Nasdaq) with the stock symbol DOYU.
After its first day of trading on the exchange, the platform raised $775M (£700M) – with around two-thirds of the figure coming from new shares being sold. Read more
FIFA 20 loses Juventus naming rights to PES 2020 with Serie A giants to be called ‘Piemonte Calcio’
FIFA 20 has lost Juventus rights to PES 2020 in a blow to EA Sports’ domination of the football video game market, with Konami’s latest release having secured exclusive rights to the Serie A champions’ name, crest, kits and stadium. Read more
BBC Sport Scotland to air Scottish Esports League finals
BBC Scotland is set to broadcast the finals of the Scottish Esports League live online via the BBC Sport Scotland website, marking a first for the channel.
The tournament, which is organised by Esports Scotland, will take place on July 20th-21st at Resonate Total Gaming in Glasgow. Read more
UGC partners with U.S. Army Esports for Apex Legends event
Tournament organiser Ultimate Gaming Championship (UGC) has joined forces with U.S. Army Esports for the Apex Predator Series, an Apex Legends event.
Played online through UGC’s competitive platform, the series will take place over August 9-24th. Read more
Evo 2019 Second-Largest to Date Based on Competitor Count
The Evo 2019 fighting game tournament will have 9,173 total competitors, a nearly 20% increase over 2018. That player total makes Evo 2019 the second-largest iteration to date by that metric, surpassed only by Evo 2016.Read more
Riot Games has overtaken Epic Games as the most-watched publisher on Twitch for Q2 2019.
Twitch remains the top streaming platform in terms of viewership but experienced a 10% decline compared to Q1. YouTube Gaming Live has the highest average viewer per channel compared to other major platforms. Read more
Activision Blizzard’s esports league is one step closer to becoming like traditional sports
Last year the video game maker launched the Overwatch League – a competitive esports league based on their Overwatch game – and today the company announced that next year each team will host at least two weekends of competitive games in their respective markets. Read more
Cavaliers unveil plans for ‘first-of-its kind’ esports center in Cleveland’s Battery Park
CLEVELAND, Ohio — Cavs Legion Gaming Club, the NBA 2K League esports team owned and operated by the Cavaliers, unveiled plans Thursday for a state-of-the-art esports facility in Cleveland’s Battery Park neighborhood. Read more
Red Bull Unveils Broadcast Plans for World of Warcraft Raid Race
The Red Bull Gaming Sphere will again host a broadcast of World of Warcraft’s raid Race to World.
First, even though its partner for previous races, esports organization Method, recently announced its own separate plans for the race that did not include the energy drink brand. Read more
Overwatch League Home Market Plans for 2020 Revealed
Activision Blizzard this week announced first details on how Overwatch League teams will host teams in their home markets during the 2020. Read more
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