Raven secures merchandise license for Call of Duty League

Esports apparel brand Raven has received the license to design, manufacture, and sell apparel using Call of Duty League’s official logo and those of the franchised teams. This deal was announced the same day as the first two matches of Call of Duty League’s playoffs; Raven’s first apparel will be a limited run of merchandise focused around Call of Duty Championship Weekend. Sam Wells, Managing Director of Raven, spoke on the agreement in a release: “We are delighted to announce Raven as an official merchandise licensee of the Call of Duty League. The Call…

Read More

SIM racer Aiman is tops in MAM lockdown

SIM racer Aiman Haziq Aidi showed great mental strength and determination to emerge as overall winner of the Motorsports Association of Malaysia (MAM) Lockdown Virtual Championship. Aiman trailed Singaporean Mikko Nassi by six championship points going into the final round at the Portimao Circuit (Portugal) but delivered when it mattered over the final two races in the top tier elite division on Sunday. The 22-year-old emerged as the winner of the fourth round (after results from the last two races were combined), ahead of Ayman Aqeem Abbas, who is also…

Read More

BLAST Premier gets mic’d up with EPOS partnership

BLAST has announced a partnership with audio company EPOS that includes its EPOS I SENNHEISER product portfolio. The collaboration has launched “to give fans a deeper appreciation of the vital role audio and communication plays in esports,” according to a release. The first project to come about as a result of the partnership is “Mic’D Up,” a video series which provides fans with the opportunity to listen to the game-deciding calls made during intense moments. The series has already begun, with videos posted during the starting weeks of the BLAST Premier Spring Series. Leo Matlock, Commercial…

Read More

Overwatch League Cancels South Korea Matches Over Coronavirus Concerns

Late last month, Blizzard’s Overwatch League cancelled all matches scheduled to take place in China in February and March due to coronavirus fears. Now it’s cancelled matches for South Korea as well, just days before games were set to begin. The league made fans aware of the cancellations via Twitter, writing, “In order to protect the health & safety of our players, fans, & staff, we are canceling plans to host [Overwatch League 2020] matches in South Korea in Weeks 5, 6, and 7, including the Seoul Dynasty home event.” Blizzard has yet to announce when…

Read More

Luck_Yi_Wesley Becomes The First Chinese Player Drafted Into The NBA2k League

The draft pool consisted of 228 players from ten different countries, but Gen.G’s decision to pick Luck_Yi_Wesley marks an NBA 2k League first. Hu “Luck_Yi_Wesley” Yi became the first Chinese player to be drafted into the NBA 2k League at the organization’s third-ever draft event, held at Terminal 5 in New York City on Feb. 22. Luck_Yi_Wesley joined the league as the 56th of 68 picks, joining the Gen.G Tigers of Shanghai. The NBA 2k League draft boasted a pool of 228 players representing ten different countries. While Luck_Yi_Wesley was just one of five international players drafted…

Read More

Legacy Esports and Samsung renew partnership for third year

Australian organisation Legacy Esports has renewed its partnership with Samsung Electronics Australia for a third year. In the past two years, Samsung provided peripherals to Legacy Esports’ players and supported the organisation’s competitive and grassroots esports programs. Samsung Electronics Australia has maintained its spot on Legacy Esports’ rosters of partners alongside Optus, Razer, Fullhammer, and Harvey Norman. Phil Gaut, Director of Display and Memory Solutions at Samsung Electronics Australia, commented on the renewal in a release: “As we enter a new decade, we’ll see esports continue to grow in Australia capturing the attention of more gamers and viewers, and our…

Read More

M’sia to host World Electronic Sports Games

ALIBABA Sports, a subsidiary of China’s tech giant Alibaba, and Hong Kong’s Esports International Group (EIG) are bringing World Electronic Sports Games (WESG) 2019-2020 Asia Pacific Final, one of the world’s biggest e-sports events, to Malaysia. It will take place from Jan 3 to 5 at the Sunway Pyramid Convention Centre in Petaling Jaya. A total of 61 teams and 260 players from 58 countries will be converging in Malaysia to compete in Dota2, CS:GO, Starcraft 2 and Pro Evolution Soccer, for a share of the event’s USD300,000 (RM1.24mil) prize…

Read More

Esports Awards 2019: Richard Lewis calls out the likes of Polygon, Kotaku and Waypoint in Journalist of the Year winner’s speech

  British esports journalist Richard Lewis criticised part of the games press at the Esports Awards 2019 this weekend. Richard was named Esports Journalist of the Year for the second time, having first won the award at the 2016 event. He used his winner’s speech to call out the likes of Polygon, Kotaku and Waypoint: games media websites that have started covering esports in recent years. In particular, he criticised their at times inaccurate and damaging coverage of esports, as well as their motives. “There’s these external media companies, they’re…

Read More

Malaysia to send 24 eSports athletes to SEA Games 2019 in Philippines

It’s game on for Malaysia as the country will be sending 24 eSports athletes to the 30th Southeast Asian Games in Manila, Philippines. The athletes, aged 15 to 26, will represent Malaysia in six eSports medal events for the titles Tekken 7, Starcraft II, Hearthstone, Arena Of Valor, Mobile Legends: Bang Bang and Dota 2. Youth and Sports Minister Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman said it’s a new beginning for eSports in Malaysia at the flag-off event in Kuala Lumpur today “We are here for our athletes,” he said, adding…

Read More