Rogue partners with x-kom AGO for Ultraliga

        North American organisation Rogue has partnered with x-kom AGO to establish a side in the Polish League of Legends league Ultraliga. Rogue will operate team selection and career development of members, though x-kom AGO will be tasked with establishing a presence in Warsaw, Poland and work on a dedicated marketing approach for AGO Rogue.                                                                                     Photo credit: Rogue AGO Rogue will…

by Ch.Varnava
December 28, 2019

Germany introduces dedicated visa for esports

          Germany has introduced a dedicated visa that accommodates esports athletes from outside of the European Union. Though the visa has been approved by the German Federal Government and the States, it won’t be implemented until spring in 2020. Photo credit: ESL One   Professional players will have to meet certain conditions to be eligible for the visa, this includes being at least 16 years of age, earning over a particular amount of money as a salary, and receiving a confirmation of professional activity. The German Esports Federation has announced that it will “set up a…

by Ch.Varnava
December 28, 2019

Virtus.pro renews partnership with Parimatch for 2020

          Russian organisation Virtus.pro has extended its partnership with native bookmaker Parimatch to last through 2020. The arrangement will see Parimatch’s branding featured across the organisation’s team jerseys, website, and social media channels. Photo credit: Virtus.pro Building off of a relationship established in August 2018, Parimatch will continue to utilise Virtus.pro’s Dota 2 and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive teams as vehicles for the partnership. Stepan Shulga, Head of Esports at Parimatch commented on the partnership renewal in a release: “Virtus.pro was our first big esports sponsorship deal, and we are excited to continue this partnership in 2020. Virtus.pro is one of the most recognizable…

by Ch.Varnava
December 28, 2019

ESL reveals Pro League Season 10 viewership statistics

      Tournament organiser ESL has revealed the viewership statistics for the tenth season of its Counter Strike: Global Offensive Pro League. The increase in viewership based upon the previous season is thought to be partly down to the new format and the revamped visual identity of the league for 2019. Photo credit: ESL Excluding China, 22.6 million hours of content were watched throughout the duration of Season 10. The average minute audience for the season totaled to to 52,140 people, marking an increase in 38.94 percent based on the same measurement from the previous season. The finals of Season 10 took place at the…

by Ch.Varnava
December 28, 2019

Farming Simulator League roots itself at IEM Katowice

          GIANT Software’s Farming Simulator League is set to head to IEM Katowice in 2020. The event will take place from February 28th to March 1st, held in the International Conference Center of Katowice. Image credit: Farming Simulator League Qualifier matches will take place on Friday 28th at the ICC, culminating on Sunday 1st where the top eight teams will compete for a total prize pool of €12,000 (£10,193). Teams will be competing for both their share of the prize pool and circuit points that work towards the Farming Simulator World Championship. Teams in attendance are yet to be revealed at the time…

by Ch.Varnava
December 28, 2019
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