Sparg0 wins Smash Ultimate Singles at Frame Perfect Series 4: Online

Edgar “Sparg0” Valdez won Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Singles at Frame Perfect Series 4: Online on January 17. Interestingly, this marks the third time a Mexican player has won one of Jason “Mew2King” Zimmerman’s online tournaments. Leonardo “MkLeo” Lopez Perez won the first installment of the tournament series, while Enrique “Maister” Hernández Solís won the second edition. Due to a […]

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LoL: LEC Renews Partnership With Kia For 2021

Long-time LEC supporters Kia are staying committed for 2021. Today, the LEC announced that Kia will maintain their partnership together for 2021. Kia has been one of the LEC’s key partners for the past three years and a notable part of the broadcast. They’ve sponsored many of the LEC’s fantastic sketches and bits, including the Mediocre Rap Battles and LECtronic. […]

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From Poverty to Prosperity: How Gaming is the New Hip Hop

XSET co-founder, Get Familiar Radio owner, host of WIN BIG with Clinton Sparks on Twitch, and award-winning music producer Clinton Sparks explains why gaming and esports are a new way out of poverty, much like hip hop and professional sports in the following opinion piece. Anyone that’s been around long enough to understand what hip hop has gone through to […]

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Pakistan to Legitimize Esports by Granting it ‘Regular Sports’ Status

Pakistan’s Federal Minister for Science and Technology, Fawad Hussain, revealed this week that a memorandum has been signed between the Pakistan Sports Board and the Pakistan Science Foundation that will see esports receive a “regular sports” status. He also encouraged those with an interest in video games, tweeting “If you are interested in video games, get ready and new opportunities […]

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The growth of crowdfunding in esports – Esports Insider

Crowdfunding in the video games space is not a recent phenomenon. Many game developers and publishers have utilised crowdfunding to gain the financial support they need to create specific titles. This trend goes at least as far back as 2012 when Double Fine Adventure (later renamed Broken Age) launched on Kickstarter with an initial target of $400,000 (~£292,504). By the […]

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