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OWL reveals new roster minimum, salary floor among new rules

The Overwatch League plans a series of roster rule changes — which include a reduction in the minimum roster size and a slight bump in pay for its players — that will take effect in the upcoming 2022 season, the league announced Monday. Because the league will shift to using Overwatch 2 and the game’s […]

  • Andbox officially adds aleksandar to Valorant roster

    Andbox has added to its Valorant roster by signing 20-year-old Aleksandar “aleksandar” Hinojosa to its team. The New York City-based organization made the announcement on Monday. We're just getting started.@aleksandarosa, living proof that Skye is a duelist. Welcome to the Andbox fam. Can't wait to see what you can cook up with the rest of […]

  • Nigma Galaxy to focus on Middle East, Asia opportunities

    Team Nigma and Galaxy Racer announced a merger that will see the combined entity called Nigma Galaxy with a focus on opportunities in the Middle East and Asia regions. The Dubai-based Team Nigma will head up the esports team division of Galaxy Racer, which includes more than 60 players from more than 20 countries across […]

  • G2, Ninjas advance at BLAST Premier: Fall event

    Ninjas in Pyjamas and G2 Esports opened Group B action Monday with wins at the BLAST Premier: Fall Groups event. G2 swept MIBR and Ninjas swept BIG to advance to the Group B upper bracket final. The winners will square off Tuesday. MIBR and BIG will play in an elimination game Tuesday in Round 1 […]

  • Seattle Surge announce new CDL roster for 2022

    Hoping to reverse its fortunes in the Call of Duty League, the Seattle Surge revealed the players it will lean on in 2022 via a dramatic video on social media. Opening with the Surge logo emerging from rough seas amid a storm, the video posted to Twitter goes on to announce a starting lineup that […]

  • TimTheTatman joins Complexity as part owner

    Complexity announced Monday that Timothy “TimTheTatman” Betar has joined the organization as a content creator and part owner. Complexity’s parent company, GameSquare, has issued 5 million options to TimTheTatman that will vest over the three-year term of the agreement, according to a report by TimTheTatman, 31, is one of the biggest names in the […]

  • Gambit Esports win Valorant Champions Tour Stage 3 Masters

    Gambit Esports swept Team Envy in Sunday’s grand final showdown to claim the title at the VALORANT Champions Tour 2021: Stage 3 Masters in Berlin. Gambit won 15-13 on Bind, 13-11 on Haven and 13-9 on Split for the 3-0 victory. With the win, Gambit not only earned the first prize of $225,000 but also […]

  • Team Vitality win Group A final at BLAST Premier: Fall event

    Team Vitality rallied to a 2-1 victory over Astralis on Saturday in the Group A grand final at the BLAST Premier: Fall Groups event. Astralis posted a 16-10 victory on Nuke before Vitality responded with a 16-10 win on Vertigo and 16-9 triumph on Dust II. Team Vitality received $25,000 and 1,600 BLAST Premier points […]

  • DRX part with coach cvMax after 2-16 Summer Split

    DRX and head coach Dae Ho “cvMax” Kim have parted ways after the team’s 2-16 finish in the League Champions Korea Summer Split. The organization announced the move on Twitter late Friday, stating it was “by mutual agreement.” “We sincerely thank you for your hard work and service for the last two years. We wish […]

  • Report: OpTic Chicago may sell CDL spot to OWL’s Washington Justice

    The parent company of the Overwatch League’s Washington Justice is interested in purchasing OpTic Chicago’s Call of Duty League franchise slot and setting up a rebranded team in the nation’s capital, DotEsports reported Friday. The Justice are considered “one of two serious parties in negotiations” with OpTic Chicago’s parent company, NRG Esports, per the report. […]

  • BOOM Esports add Tims to Dota 2 roster

    BOOM Esports signed support player Timothy “Tims” Randrup to their Dota 2 roster on Friday. Tims, 24, joins the Indonesian organization after spending nearly five years with TNC Predator. He had competed with the Philippines-based organization since December 2016 — until TNC released their entire roster on Wednesday. Tims is the name, Dominance is his […]

  • Vitality reach Group A final at BLAST Premier: Fall event

    Team Vitality moved into the Group A grand final with a hard-fought sweep against Astralis on Friday at the BLAST Premier: Fall Groups event. Vitality won 16-12 on Overpass and then overcame a 12-4 deficit to win 16-14 on Nuke. Astralis can earn a rematch with a victory in Saturday’s lower bracket final against Team […]

  • Report: k0nfig to leave Complexity, close to deal with Astralis

    Kristian “k0nfig” Wienecke has opted against re-signing with Complexity Gaming and is close to completing a move to Astralis, Danish website Jaxon reported on Friday. k0nfig’s contract reportedly expires on Jan. 1, 2022. The 24-year-old Dane currently is nursing a wrist injury that reportedly will keep him sidelined until at least November. Complexity recently signed […]

  • PGL: CS:GO Major will be held in Stockholm

    The upcoming $2 million Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Major event will be held as initially planned in Stockholm, tournament organizer PGL announced Friday. PGL’s confirmation comes on the heels of the Swedish government announcing that it removed all pandemic-related restrictions for esports events in the country. The 24-team event in Sweden, however, has been moved to […]

  • Dota 2 Champions League Season 4 to kick off Sept. 18

    The Dota 2 Champions League series will resume on Sept. 18 with the start of Season 4, per an announcement from Epic Esports Events. The season will run until Oct. 6 and feature a prize pool of $50,000. The Champions League Series plans to run five seasons and pay out $250,000 in total. Season 3 […]

  • Astralis, Vitality open with wins at BLAST Premier: Fall groups

    Team Vitality and Astralis opened with wins in Group A Thursday on the first day of the BLAST Premier: Fall groups event. Astralis swept Evil Geniuses while Vitality defeated Team Liquid 2-1. Team Vitality and Astralis will meet Friday in the Group A upper bracket final. Team Liquid and EG will duke it out in […]

  • Natus Vincere parting ways with flamie after six years

    Egor “flamie” Vasilyev’s six-year run with Natus Vincere is coming to an end. flamie will play for the organization’s academy team, NAVI Junior, in the upcoming WePlay Academy League Season 2. The 24-year-old Russian, however, then will test the free-agent waters for the first time since joining the team in March 2015. flamie was supplanted […]

  • Rocket League Championship Series expanding to Asia and Africa

    Rocket League Championship Series is tapping into its worldwide appeal for the 2021-22 season, adding three new regions while revamping the RLCS format. The upcoming season will have both an Asia-Pacific North and an Asia-Pacific South region. There will also be a new Middle East & North Africa region. The three regions will be added […]

  • Teams announced for $250K PCS5 Americas

    Play begins Thursday in the PUBG Continental Series 5 Americas Grand Final. Taking part are: Adapt XD, Synergy Esports, Spacestation Gaming, Susquehanna Soniqs, Three Hundred, TSM, Trogloditas, Wildcard Gaming, Sistematicos Esports, Guadalajara Gascans, Black Tiger, Oath Gaming, Dignitas, FIUMBA, eUnited and Young Kings. Play will take place each Thursday and Friday over the next three […]

  • Report: MAD Lions allege tampering by G2 Esports

    The recent League of Legends owners’ meetings weren’t without some controversy. Per a report from Dot Esports, MAD Lions alleged tampering by G2 Esports and requested a vote to change the tampering and poaching rules. The fallout from the vote, which was held at the meetings Sept. 2-3, resulted in an 8-2 decision to revise […]

  • LEGIJA steps in to replace DuDe as BIG head coach

    BIG Esports head coach Dustin “DuDe” Grobmann is taking an indefinite break from the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive team due to personal reasons. Nikola “LEGIJA” Ninic will replace DuDe and serve as the team’s interim coach for the time being, BIG chief gaming officer Christian Lenz confirmed to Per, DuDe is expected to be […]

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