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OverPrime – Netmarble acquires team working on improved version of MOBA Paragon

It was announced today that global gaming giant Netmarble has acquired Team Soul Eve, the small group of indie developers which had been working on OverPrime. If you did not know, OverPrime is an effort to continue the legacy of…

League of Legends – New internet show announced to unearth the next esports superstar

Riot Games Korea recently announced that is is starting anew online show, LoL THE NEXT, in an effort to unearth the next superstar League of Legends player or shoutcaster. This is partially to celebrate the 10th anniversary of League of…

Nexon – Big esports initiative for South Korea announced

Nexon recently announced its plan to create a new esports business that will cover both online and offline activities in South Korea. This is apparently to “respond to the changing e-sports industry environment and contribute to the expansion of domestic…

Shine Games – New mobile games studio receives investment for major esports push

Founded in November last year, South Korean game developer startup Shine Games announced it has received an investment from venture capital firm Laguna Investment and YG Investment, the investment arm of the South Korean music label and entertainment agency YG…

League of Legends – China streaming rights for Worlds reportedly sold for over 1 hundred million dollars

According to various reports from China and Taiwan, China streaming site Bilibili has won a bidding war to exclusively stream the next 3 League of Legends World Championship in the country. Other bidders are said to include the top streaming…

T1 – Head coach of most successful League of Legends team ends contract

T1 (formerly SK Telecom Team 1) today announced the end of contract of its long-time head coach, Kim Jeong-gyun “kkOma,” and he is currently exploring other options while T1 management is trying to get him to stay. 2 other first…

Play By We – WeWork preparing new business unit to take on esports

WeWork, the space rental “startup unicorn” which calls itself a technology company and is losing over USD 2 million daily, is setting up a new esports subsidiary. As uncovered by Bloomberg, this unit is trademarked as “Play By We”. This…

Korean Gaming – Politician unhappy with China companies operating from abroad

If you did not already know, the South Korean government is very protective of its gaming industry for both imports and exports. So much so, a games exhibition was held last week to get politicians to try out games and…

League of Legends – Riot Games revealing future content in live-stream next month

League of Legends is starting the festivities to celebrate its 10th anniversary! It has been a decade since the MOBA changed the gaming landscape and defined a genre, with developer Riot Games kicking off the celebrations by revealing a new…

PUBG – Developer steps in to clean up messy tournament held in Thailand

According to recent reports from esports players and foreign websites, the PUBG MET Asia Series held over the weekend was an absolute mess lacking in both technical aspects and sportsmanship. The event was so bad that PUBG Corp, the game…

League of Legends – New company formed to oversee and expand esports business in China

Yesterday, Tencent and Riot Games announced they have formed a new company in China to oversee all esports related operations and businesses for League of Legends in the country. Known as TJ Sports (腾竞体育) and registered on 4 Jan 2019,…

Steam – Digital distribution platform officially signed for China

At an esports event held at the Mercedes-Benz Arena in Pudong, Shanghai, Perfect World and Valve officially signed a contract in the presence of government officials to being the Steam platform to China. While details are scarce, it is said…

League of Legends – European league officially re-brands and enters new era

Riot Games today officially re-branded the European league for League of Legends from the former EULCS to LEC (League of Legends European Championship). This comes after the switch to the franchise business model, where each team has proven they have…

League of Legends – Head coach of champion team terminated from position

Earlier today, the Korean head coach of Chinese League of legends team Invictus Gaming announced that his contract has been terminated. Joining just in May this year, Jung-soo Kim managed to take the team to new heights by winning the…