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EsportsTravel Summit Goes Virtual
December 2–3 From Esports Stadium Arlington

Northstar Meetings Group has announced that the 2020 EsportsTravel Summit—the only event of its kind for esports tournament and event organizers—will be an all-digital “Virtual from Arlington” experience and has been rescheduled to December 2–3. The Summit had previously been scheduled for November 18–20. The EsportsTravel Summit is being hosted by the Arlington Convention & Visitors Bureau and […]

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Gen.G. Starts College Scholarship Program

Esports organization Gen.G will be committing $100,000 annual for the next decade toward developing college students interested in pursuing careers in gaming or other industry professions, with Eastern Michigan University and the University of Kentucky among its foundation partners. The scholarships will support women, low-income students or people of color who want to major in […]

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Nerd Street Gamers Planning Massive Philadelphia Headquarters

The esports infrastructure company Nerd Street Gamers will be opening its own industry campus in Philadelphia called ‘The Block” with global broadcast studios, training centers for professional teams and schools and potentially a Localhost facility for community and pro-level events as well as programming. The center will be located at 401 North Broad Street and […]

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Study: Esports Fans Will Travel to Live Events

As live esports events have matured into ever-more sophisticated productions, destinations have had the same question: Do these events cause participants to travel and spend the night in host cities as traditional sports have done for years? A new survey conducted by Conventions, Sports & Leisure International and the Esports Entry Advisory set out to […]

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NJCAA Esports Partners with Generation Esports

As NJCAA Esports begins its second year of competition for its junior college members, it has announced an agreement with Generation Esports to serve as the organization’s official esports platform partner. Under the deal, GenE, the entity behind the High School Esports League, will provide professional insights into esports including the onboarding process of schools, […]

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Collegiate StarLeague Expands to Include Women’s League

Collegiate StarLeague’s 2020–2021 season will include a new Women’s League program with competitions in multiple esports games including League of Legends, Valorant, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Dota 2, Rocket League, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and Fortnite. The CSL, in its 12th year of operations, says that it will reach over 1,800 colleges and universities this season […]

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Legacy Sports Park Opening in Mesa, Arizona, in 2022

A new 320-acre sports and entertainment complex is planned for Mesa, Arizona, with multiple outdoor and indoor sporting opportunities aimed toward driving the area’s sports tourism market to become even more of a destination beyond Major League Baseball spring training. The Legacy Sports Park is scheduled to open in 2022 and Legacy Sports USA, the […]

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Esports Arena Planned for Port San Antonio

Port San Antonio, a technology campus that is home to aerospace, cybersecurity, defense, robotics and other advanced operations in the Texas city, has announced plans to build a 2,500-seat esports arena. The plan was included as part of several upgrades recently approved by the Port San Antonio Board of Directors to advance the organization’s “Tech […]

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International Esports Federation Unveils New Logo

The International Esports Federation has unveiled a new logo, the first time since the organization’s founding in 2008 that it has created a new look. According the federation, the new logo is designed to keep the spirit of the organization while representing a modern look forward. “Sharp, modern and passionate,” said IESF President Vlad Marinescu. […]

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Buffalo Wild Wings Becomes Official Sports Bar of League of Legends Championship Series

Buffalo Wild Wings is teaming up with the League of Legends Championship Series on a multiyear partnership that will make it the Official Sports Bar of the gaming league, the first-ever streaming deal between an esports property and a major restaurant chain to livestream events. The first event livestream at participating Buffalo Wild Wings will […]

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