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NASCAR Plans Esports Season to Preview Week’s Races

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit in 2020, one of the big surprises was the success of NASCAR’s efforts to get their drivers on simulated tracks to keep the competition alive. With races back for real in 2021, the league has announced plans to continue its esports format, allowing drivers to race virtually during the week […]

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Van Wagner Launches Collegiate Esports Tournament

Van Wagner and eight of its NCAA conference partners have announced the launch of the Collegiate Esports Invitational, an online tournament that will be staged in February. Any enrolled student in a member school of the America East Conference, Big South Conference, Big West Conference, Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference, Southland Conference, Sun Belt Conference, West […]

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DreamHack Heading to Atlanta in Abbreviated 2021 Festival Schedule

Dreamhack Atlanta, which was canceled in the fall of 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic, will be held November 12–14, 2021, as part of three festivals scheduled for the final quarter of the year by the event organizer. Dreamhack Winter will be November 26–28 while a Madrid festival will be held at a date to […]

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Learfield IMG College Hires Eric Hartness as Vice President for Esports

Learfield IMG College has named Eric Hartness as its first vice president for esports. The move marks the company’s latest move into the gaming space after recently crowning its first college Madden national champion as part of the Level Next college esports league launched with Electronic Arts. Hartness is the former vice president of marketing […]

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Riot Games Selects Nerd Street to Organize Valorant Tournaments

Riot Games has selected Nerd Street Gamers to be the official tournament operator and producer for the first stage of its Challengers and Masters events during the inaugural 2021 Valorant Champions Tour. As part of the deal, Nerd Street Gamers will lead registration, operations and production of the Challengers events from January through March and […]

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DreamHack Sports Games Adds Scott Steedman to Leadership Team

DreamHack Sports Games has named Scott Steedman as chief commercial officer, putting him in charge of building and leading the organization’s commercial and marketing teams among other duties. Steedman is the former commercial director at the Scottish Professional Football League. He will also develop a commercial strategy and sell sponsorships across the DreamHack Sports Games […]

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HyperX Extends Naming Rights Deal at Esports Arena Las Vegas

HyperX will continue as the naming rights partner for Esports Arena Las Vegas at the Luxor Hotel and Casino under terms of a renewal for the gaming products company. As part of the multiyear deal with Allied Esports, HyperX will continue to receive prominent branding and signage inside and outside of the venue, as well […]

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Shanghai Esports Project Expected to Cost $770 Million

SuperGen Group, a Chinese property company that also is the parent company of esports organization Edward Gaming, has started construction on a Shanghai International Culture and Creative Esports Center. The project will include an esports venue that can host up to 6,000 spectators as well as a five-star esports-themed hotel, indoor skydiving venue and other […]

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Vlad Marinescu Re-Elected International Esports Federation President

Vlad Marinescu, the head of the United States Esports Federation, has been re-elected as International Esports Federation President after Sheikh Sultan bin Khalifa Al-Nahyan stood down from the race. Marinescu received 91 percent of the votes at the virtual IESF Ordinary General Meeting. He was promoted to the role atop the IESF after Colin Webster […]

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