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Ritual Motion Will Be At PGC Digital in February

Ritual Motion is heading to PGC Digital! On February 8-12, Pocket Gamer Connects will be opening its virtual doors to host an amazing lineup of panels, networking opportunities, and indie pitches. I’ll be speaking in two different panels at the event with an incredible roster of talent in the esports…

Gamers Outreach Brings Joy Through Gamers For Giving 2021

Of all of the great charities in the gaming and esports worlds, there is one that stands out the most in my eyes: Gamers Outreach.  Their mission is simple and straightforward: bring the joy of gaming to children with extended stays in hospitals. With the creation of their GO Karts,…

Women in Esports Partners With Rix.GG for Valorant Tournament

In 2019, the British Esports Association announced its Women in Esports initiative to promote inclusivity and diversity in the esports industry. Since then, Women in Esports has helped increase female participation in the industry. Now, it has announced a partnership with UK esports organization Rix.GG to host a women’s Valorant…

The Ritual Motion Esports College Fair Arrives in March

Ritual Motion’s first ever Esports College Fair is launching on March 26 and 27! The virtual event will connect colleges and universities that feature on-campus esports teams and clubs with prospective students. The two-day event will feature speakers and collegiate esports programs as exhibitors. Prospective students will have the chance…

Leonhart Used Pokémon Cards to Raise Over $400k for Mental Health

Leonhart, one of the most popular Pokémon card content creators, delivered a major (and desperately needed) dose of positivity in 2020. As someone who has returned to collecting cards (I’m addicted), his videos have been a lifesaver during the pandemic. With card openings from the latest Pokémon sets to the…

Animal Crossing Has Been a Vital Connection in the Pandemic

Animal Crossing: New Horizons hasn’t been just another Nintendo release. In 2020, it became a major bridge of connectivity between friends and family who couldn’t see each other thanks to the dangers of the pandemic. In the early days of COVID-19, the game’s portal of creativity helped players develop unique…

The Responsibility of the Gaming Influencer

Gaming Influencers need to get their act together. I need you to know my brain is thinking another word, but I’m typing “act” because this is my second article on Ritual Motion and, while I’m not 100% positive, I’m like 99.9% sure no-no words aren’t allowed. Before we dive deeper…

Games Done Quick: A Massive Effort by the Speedrunning Community

Awesome Games Done Quick (AGDQ) 2021 Online is right around the corner (Jan 3rd-10th), and is one of the most exciting charity speedrunning events of the year benefitting Prevent Cancer Foundation. Although AGDQ is usually in-person, due to current events, it will take place online, making it the second major…

What Games are Coming in January?

The future of video games looks incredible in 2021, and major releases are coming in January! With a mixture of re-releases, AAA titles, and remasters, there will be plenty of amazing games to grab in the beginning of 2021. Cobra Kai: The Karate Kid Saga Continues (PC) January 5 Sure,…

Esports Recruitments Could Replace College for Some Kids

Esports attract kids, not just as spectators, but as players. Kids playing video games is obviously nothing new. If you’re anything like me, you’re already cycling through memories of childhood games and how they turned you into the gamer you are today. However, gaming now offers new opportunities, and some…

DrLupo raises $2.3 million for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

DrLupo held his third annual Build Against Cancer livestream on Twitch, raising over $2.3 million in just 24 hours. This brings his lifetime total to nearly $10 million, a record for “most money raised by a single creator.” His livestream, which featured games like Fortnite, Minecraft, and Among Us, attracted…

XP League Signs International Franchise Deal in Canada

XP League (XPL), the youth esports league modeled after traditional little league sports, announced the signing of its first international franchise agreement in Canada. Seasoned entrepreneur Kevin Sterling will be driving the brand’s expansion in Ottawa. First launched in September 2020, XP League has grown to 18 territories in 11…