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EsportsTravel Summit Reschedules to November 18–20

Northstar Meetings Group has announced that the 2020 EsportsTravel Summit—the only event of its kind for esports tournament and event organizers—has been rescheduled to November 18–20 in Arlington, Texas. The Summit had been scheduled for August 11–13. Concurrent with the date change, the EsportsTravel Summit announced a new five-year partnership agreement with venue design firm Continue Reading

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Cold and snowy elements could be a factor at Super Bowl XLVIII
The Philadelphia Eagles hosted the Detroit Lions on December 8, 2013. in cold and snowy elements. Fans in Philadelphia will not have to brave the elements this year because they will not be allowed at games, say local health officials. Photo courtesy of Howard Smith/USA Today Sports

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Eagles, Phillies Will Not Allow Fans

The coronavirus outbreak has forced difficult decisions for the sports-event industry. Nearly every major sporting event has been canceled, moved or postponed. Here is a look at where things stand. Tuesday, July 14 NFL: Eagles, Phillies Will Not Have Fans at Games The Philadelphia Eagles and other pro teams in the city will likely not Continue Reading

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Raleigh to Offer Medical Services to Esports Players

As esports organizations move to consolidate the location of their players, the city of Raleigh, North Carolina, is taking a new approach to hosting professional teams by launching a “medical concierge service” to teams moving to the city to compete. The Greater Raleigh Esports Local Organizing Committee announced the program in partnership with esports advisory Continue Reading

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IESF to Launch New Esports Event Series

The International Esports Federation intends to launch World Super League, a new international esports tournament series. The federation announced it has signed a memorandum of understanding with Japan-based Technoblood Inc. to host and operate the series in coordination with the more than 60 IESF member nations. Technoblood has worked in the esports space since 2002, Continue Reading

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International Esports Federation Partners With ISF

The International Esports Federation has signed a memorandum of understanding with the International School Sports Federation to work together on various projects and activities in the esports space. The MOU will allow the organizations to combine on events promoting physical health among gamers in high schools with an aim of promoting physical activity and health Continue Reading

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Mid-American Conference Schools Form Esports Collegiate Conference

The Mid-American Conference will have its 12 member schools form the Esports Collegiate Conference starting with the 2020–2021 academic year with fall and spring seasons in a variety of titles. The Esports Collegiate Conference will provide structure, scheduling and championship opportunities and will operate separately from the Mid-American Conference. The founding members are University of Continue Reading

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NFL Extends Partnership with EA Sports

The National Football League has extended its agreement with Electronic Arts and the NFL Players Association that will allow EA Sports’ Madden NFL to have exclusive rights to create authentic NFL simulation games. In addition, the entities will partner to develop games in new genres, expanded esports programs and additional experiences for fans across other platforms. Continue Reading

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AAU Chooses Rival to Launch Esports Program

The Amateur Athletic Union has selected Rival to become the national operating partner for the AAU Esports program. AAU is looking to expand its presence in esports after announcing competitive video gaming as the newest addition to its 41 sports last year. “My vision for youth sports is simple: To raise tomorrow’s leaders on today’s Continue Reading

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Gen.G, Eastern Michigan Start Esports Partnership

Gen.G will be partnering with Eastern Michigan University for a multiyear program that brings esports to the school along with several high school and women’s gaming initiatives, the latest move into the collegiate gaming space for the global esports organization. The program will include a Futures Program, High School Invitational and Women in Gaming Summer Continue Reading

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International Esports Federation Signs MOU with WESCO

The International Esports Federation has signed an memorandum of understanding with the Brazil-based World Esports Consortium as the federation sees to create further collaboration opportunities in the international esports community. The MOU, signed by IESF President Vlad Marinescu and WESCO President Daniel Cossi, sets a framework for collaboration between the two organizations, with a goal to promote Continue Reading

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