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George Russell Takes Another Win at the Azerbaijan Virtual GP

Azerbaijan Virtual GP Winner

While he might not have a point in the F1 World Championship, George Russell has won his third title on the Azerbaijan Virtual GP circuit. Russell snuck into pole position during qualifying, narrowly bumping Alex Albon to second. As the race started, Russell and Albon got a clean getaway as the other drivers tried to […]

George Russell Gets Another Win at the Monaco Virtual GP

Monaco Virtual GP Top Ten

With a 39-second lead and just one mandatory stop, George Russell nabbed another win on the Monaco Virtual GP. While he’s never scored a point in the real race in F1 or F2, Russell is proving to have some serious skill online. Of course, he had to beat Charles Leclerc to the top spot, which […]

Monaco Virtual Grand Prix Line Up – Bottas, Ocon & Aubameyang Join Other Racers

Monaco Virtual Grand Prix

On Sunday, Valterri Bottas, Esteban Ocon, and Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will race in the Monaco Virtual Grand Prix. In the race, they’ll be joining regular drivers Alex Albon, Lando Norris, Charles Leclerc, Antonio Giovinazzi, and recent winner George Russell. In the simulated race, Russell, Albon, and Leclerc are favourites to win. However, as Russell […]

EveryMatrix Releases Report on Rapid Growth of eSports Gambling

EveryMatrix eSports Gambling Growth

In the uncertainty of this pandemic, many people are turning to eSports gambling, according to EveryMatrix. Through a new report, the statistics show that betting competitive video gaming has increased 40x since this time last year. The report confirms that 85% of the total eSports betting volume is for classic games like League of Legends, […]

Spanish Virtual GP Highlights: George Russell Takes the Win

Spanish Virtual GP Top 10

During the pandemic, Formula 1 is still going with digital races on the popular F1 2019 game. This Sunday’s Spanish Virtual GP is the latest instalment in the series, showcasing F1 drivers against other professional sports stars and gamers in the mix. Overall winner George Russell managed to get the win and keep Charles Leclerc […]

Midnite Joins Esports Integrity Commission as Anti-Corruption Supporter

Midnite Joins Esports Integrity Commission

It’s no secret that sportsbooks can monitor bets easily and then detect possible match-fixing. So, the fact that Midnite is joining the Esports Integrity Commission as a supporter could help the industry stay fair. Its decision comes easily, according to official statements, because the sportsbook mainly offers eSports markets. In the latest reports from stats […]

Alex Albon wins First Virtual GP Title by Overtaking Charles Leclerc

Virtual GP Interlagos Win

While the world stays at home, the F1 2019 Virtual GP is bringing racing fans a bit of excitement. In a stunning victory, Alex Albon beat Charles Leclerc to the Interlagos win. In the race, Stoffel Vandoorne tested the real-world mechanics of the game by spinning out from the pole position. This left a gap […]

Valorant Beta Drops Cause Twitch Ban on 24/7 Replay Streams

Twitch Ban on All Day Streams

After millions of views for Valorant streams, a new Twitch ban will hopefully stop those who are gaming the system for free beta keys. According to Twitch’s official Twitter account, the decision is because of channels that streamed 24/7, but only showed highlight reels or stolen videos. And why on earth would people do that? […]

Pro Gaming Industry Sets Viewership Records During Global Pandemic

Pro Gaming Industry Viewership

In the wake of COVID-19, the pro gaming industry is taking up the mantle of traditional sports to entertain millions of viewers. According to the latest statistics, two professional competitions have witnessed record-breaking viewership numbers on streams. League of Legends (LoL) and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) both set new records for their regional tournaments. Both […]

First-Ever Call of Duty Mobile eSports Tournament Qualifiers Starts on 30 April

Call of Duty Mobile eSports Tournament

Activision has announced the inaugural Call of Duty Mobile eSports tournament, starting on 30 April with qualifier rounds. While there isn’t much information about it right now, the $1 million grand prize has been revealed. The move into eSports so soon after the game launched is nothing new these days. To get into the tournament, […]

Valorant eSports Launches on ESPN Twitch Channel

Valorant eSports Tournament Launch

Riot Games has broken convention and launched its first tournament eSports for the new Valorant game. Since the First Person Shooter (FPS) game is still in closed beta, this is an unconventional move from the game developer. But, it’s probably a smart technique to introduce Valorant eSports before anyone’s played it. After all, the best […]

Video Games Overtake Traditional Sports during COVID-19 Shutdowns

Traditional Sports go Virtual

Since nearly a third of the global population is now stuck inside, traditional sports are on hold. With the COVID-19 pandemic in full swing, fans are turning to eSports for distractions. So, what’s worth watching now that tournaments are cancelled and how does it work? Let’s find out. When eSports first started, traditional sports were […]

Essendon eSports Team Sold to Pentanet.GG After the AFL Club Pulls Out

Essendon eSports Bombers AU

Despite making it to the League of Legends Mid-Season Invitational, Essendon eSports was sold off to Pentanet.GG. This week, the team confirmed the move in a statement. They claimed that they wanted to “reprioritise” other “strategic objectives” which sounds weirdly mysterious. Of course, the decision is not so unexpected, since teams won’t receive an “operating […]

FPX Win the League of Legends Worlds 2019 Summoners Cup

FPX vs G2E Highlights

FunPlus Phoenix (FPX) is the second Chinese eSports team to win the Summoners Cup at League of Legends (LoL) Worlds 2019. For the second year in a row, the trophy will be going home to the League of Legends Pro League (LPL) in China. While their Fortnite Battle Royale and Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds sides are […]

New Call of Duty League Reveals 12 Franchises for Inaugural eSports Season

Call of Duty League Franchise

The new Call of Duty League is set to begin with 12 franchises and events for eSports fans. Next year, the inaugural season will kick off at the Minneapolis Armory in Minnesota. In an announcement, the league branding and prize pool were revealed, as well as the platform. The league will be played on the […]

CS:GO Money Laundering Shut Down by Valve Corp Game Developers

CS:GO Money Laundering

CS:GO money laundering is a pretty well-known rumour in the gaming community. After all, laundering through video games with micro-transactions is pretty hard to trace. As a result, Valve Corp have pulled the plug on the practice this week. Until this week, certain items in the game could be traded on Valve’s steam app. However, […]

Hearthstone Trophy Breaks During Broadcast Yet Again

Hearthstone Trophy Breaks Again

In an unsurprising twist, a Hearthstone trophy fell to pieces once again during a victory broadcast. If you’ve ever watched an eSports final, this is as surprising as hitting your toe on a corner. So, why do eSports trophies get so little attention, and possibly glue? Well, it seems the game developer, Blizzard, was a […]

Riot Games Announces All-New Line Up for 2020 Gaming Experience

Riot Games Planned Releases

Riot Games is celebrating 10 years of their successful League of Legends title by adding new projects focused on the game. First and foremost, the League of Legends (LoL) game will be altered and improved across all maps. Then, it’ll unveil some new takes on successful spin-offs for mobile, with another hot game incoming. Two […]

Riot Games asks Shout Casters & Players to Keep Personal Views Private

Riot Games Bans Sensitive Issues

Riot Games has asked all players and “shoutcasters” not to discuss personal views during League of Legends broadcasts. This is after Blizzard Entertainment faced international backlash for punishing a player who spoke about the Hong Kong protests. Reportedly, Riot is catering to China because of financial motivations. In addition, brands like Riot Games prefer to […]

Blizzard to return Ng “Blitzchung” Wai Chung’s Winnings after Political Outburst

Blizzard Entertainment Boycott AU

Blizzard Entertainment has earned international backlash for mistreating Ng “Blitzchung” Wai Chung after he made a political statement. Following Blitzchung’s exclamation of “Liberate Hong Kong, revolution of our times” during an interview, he was disqualified and his winnings were taken. Two casters were also implicated, and would “never work with” Blizzard again. As a result, […]