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XP League to Host In-Person Esports Event in 2021

XP League in partnership with Carolina Games Summit will co-host the first major in-person esports event in 2021 at the Raleigh Convention Center from August 6-8. XP League will be hosting its inaugural North American Finals while the Carolina Games Summit will host its 15th annual esports and gaming event….

Ritual Motion Welcomes Ben Feferman to the Team

Ben Feferman, CEO of Amuka Esports Ritual Motion has welcomed Ben Feferman as an advisor for the company. As a long-time executive in esports, Ben has years of experience in capital raising and public market support. As the CEO of Amuka Esports, he has helped the…

HyperX Becomes Global Founding Partner for Valorant Champions Tour

HyperX announced today it will become a founding partner of Riot Games’ Valorant Champions Tour. In a two-year deal, the company will become the official sponsor for gaming keyboards, mice, and mouse pads. “We’re excited to welcome our newest partner to the VCT. HyperX joins us as the Official Keyboard,…

Introducing The Metro Squad: a Co-ed Valorant Team

Co-ed teams are the future as organizations push to bridge the diversity gap in professional esports. ReedPop and Metro Esports are doing the same with the creation of their own co-ed professional Valorant team, The Metro Squad. With support from ReedPop and PAX esports events, Metro will host a nationwide tour to…

Excedrin Partners With Nadeshot to Combat Gaming Headaches

Matthew “Nadeshot” Haag, Founder of 100 Thieves, has partnered with Excedrin to help educate gamers about the risks of headaches while playing, and how to prevent and fight them. The partnership includes a six-step mindfulness routine to help reduce the mental and physical stress that can trigger headaches. According to…

F1 Esports Introduces Women-Only Route Into Sim Racing

F1 Esports have introduced a women-only qualification avenue to earn a spot at the Pro Exhibition, opening an opportunity to be selected by official teams for the upcoming esports season. The Women’s Wildcard will open the door for racers to compete over the course of May 3-9 to set flying…

Valkyrae and CouRage Become 100 Thieves Co-Owners

100 Thieves, one of the leading gaming lifestyle companies, has welcomed Rachell “Valkyrae” Hofstetter and Jack “CouRage” Dunlop to its ownership group. The two content creators are joining a group currently composed of CEO and Founder Matthew “Nadeshot” Haag, Drake, Scooter Braun, and Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert. “As a…

E3 to Return as a Digital Event This June

E3 was one of the major events that suffered from the COVID-19 pandemic, and after considering a digital event during the lockdown, it was ultimately cancelled altogether. Many developers presented their own online reveals throughout the year. However, E3 plans to return this year digitally, and will highlight live press…

First Halo Infinite Esports Event Planned for 2021

Halo Infinite was forced into a delay last year, and since then, both Microsoft and 343 Industries have remained quiet. However, even with no recent footage or news of the game, it’s still assumed that the game will be launching later this Fall. Now, the esports event planning has begun,…

Activision Shuts Down Stat Site SBMM Warzone

Activision has officially sent popular stat site Warzone a cease and desist over privacy concerns. According to various reports, the cease and desist was issued on March 22, ordering the website to be shut down by March 29. The Call of Duty publisher claims SBMM Warzone infringes on company copyright,…

Collegiate Esports Gain National Tournament Support

Collegiate esports have remained fairly niche in the industry despite acquiring support from some larger organizations such as Evil Geniuses. Now, a new tournament series supported by the Gaming Community Network (GCN) and Van Wagner will be “the most-comprehensive, large-scale national esports tournament[s] to reach the collegiate marketplace.” Each event…

Call of Duty 2021 Will Return to WWII, Rumors Suggest

Call of Duty 2021 is just eight months away and rumors of the next installment have continued suggesting it will take place during WWII… again. The initial rumors began not long after the release of Cold War, but the latest rumor goes slightly further and claims that the title is…