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IOC Debates Virtual Sports and Esports as Part of Future Games

The International Olympic Committee will continue to study esports and virtual sports as part of an agenda adopted at its 137th Session, but stopped short of saying it was ready to include video gaming in any upcoming Olympic Games. Under a provision of the wide-ranging Olympic Agenda 2020+5 that won approval at the session, the […]

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New England Patriots and Revolution Sign Deal With Esports Entertainment Group

The Esports Entertainment Group has announced a multiyear sponsorship with Kraft Sports and Entertainment to be the official esports tournament provider sponsor of the New England Patriots and the New England Revolution. As part of the agreement, EEG will use Patriots and Revolution marks to promote its bi-annual esports tournaments on its Esports Gaming League […]

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NASEF and NACE Partner on Student Esports Initiatives

The North America Scholastic Esports Federation has announced a partnership with the National Association of Collegiate Esports to provide more opportunities for high school and college students through esports. As part of the agreement, the two sides have agreed to cooperate on a number of initiatives, including: Recruitment: The sides will cooperate to build a […]

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NHL and DreamHack Sports Games Team Up for Esports

The National Hockey League will increase its presence in esports, selecting DreamHack Sports Games to produce online and live esports tournaments under the NHL Gaming World Championship umbrella. As part of the multiyear deal, DreamHack Sports Games will work with the league to produce hockey esports events with content, live streams from tournaments and influencer-driven […]

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The Local Organizing Committee for the 2021 EsportsTravel Summit includes the Pittsburgh Knights, the professional esports team based in the "City of Champions."
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EsportsTravel Summit Reschedules to December 14–16

Northstar Meetings Group has announced that the 2021 EsportsTravel Summit—the only event of its kind for esports tournament and event organizers—has been rescheduled to December 14–16 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Concurrent with the date change, the EsportsTravel Summit announced a new multiyear partnership agreement with CSL, the leading advisory and planning firm specializing in providing consulting services to the sports, entertainment, […]

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OverActive Media Reveals Toronto Esports Venue Plans

OverActive Media has released the first rendering of its planned performance venue in Toronto that will be used for both esports and entertainment events throughout the region. The project, at a cost of nearly $500 million, is projected to be completed in 2025. Designed by Populous, it would include a theatre-style entertainment venue and hotel […]

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New Sports Venues to Watch in 2021

As the demand for spaces to host sporting events continues to grow with an eye toward sports-related travel in a post-coronavirus world, destinations across the country are examining their inventory, identifying needs and building accordingly. Here are 15 new sports complexes to keep an eye on in 2021. Midway Central Station Bedford Park, Illinois OPENING: […]

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Immortals Signs Hotel Booking Deal With HotelPlanner

Immortals Gaming Club has signed a multiyear partnership with HotelPlanner to serve as the official hotel booking partner of IGC’s MIBR CS:GO and the Immortals LCS esports teams. MIBR is based in Brazil competing in CS:GO while the Immortals team competes in North America in League of Legends. “Our Immortals and MIBR teams are excited […]

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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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