The Business of Esports News - June 2, 2019

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More High-Level Staff Rumored to Leave Blizzard-Activision Soon

More High-Level Staff Rumored to Leave Blizzard-Activision Soon

According to a recent report, many top-tier employees from Activision-Blizzard will be leaving in the next few weeks, including Kim Phan, Global Product Director of Blizzard Esports.

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Rick Fox says he plans to oust investor from Echo Fox

Rick Fox says he plans to oust investor from Echo Fox

Rick Fox, the founder and co-owner of Echo Fox, said he has changed his mind about departing the esports organization because of a racist comment made by an investor.

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The International 2019 prize pool gathers $15 million in three weeks

The International 2019 prize pool gathers $15 million in three weeks

The International 2019 prize pool has gathered $15 million in three weeks, showing that the Dota 2 community is passionate and maybe has deep pockets.

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Evidence Suggests FaZe Signed An Esports Contract With An 11 Year Old

Evidence Suggests FaZe Signed An Esports Contract With An 11 Year Old

An allegation resulting from Tfue's lawsuit claims FaZe signed an 11-year-old to the team.

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Denial Esports shuts down as co-owner goes on insane rant - "Go f*ck yourself" | Dexert...

Denial Esports shuts down as co-owner goes on insane rant - "Go f*ck yourself" | Dexert...

Denial co-owner's maniacal tirade marks the end of Denial Esports for the second time.

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Rocket Mortgage to sponsor LCS Summer Finals

Rocket Mortgage to sponsor LCS Summer Finals

Riot Games has announced Rocket Mortgage by Quicken Loans as the first presenting sponsor of the LCS Summer Finals. Taking place on August 24-25th, the finals will be hosted in the Little Caesars Arena, Detroit. Jay Farner,

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Sources: More High Profile Blizzard Staff Set To Leave Amid Morale Problems | Dexerto.com

Sources: More High Profile Blizzard Staff Set To Leave Amid Morale Problems | Dexerto.com

The latest suggestions more senior staff are on their way out of Blizzard.

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Five reasons why Mercedes-Benz is involved with eSports | Daimler-Blog

Five reasons why Mercedes-Benz is involved with eSports | Daimler-Blog

How does Mercedes-Benz and eSports fit together? Here are 5 reasons why the conservative brand sponsors eSports.

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Google DeepMind A.I. Learns How to Play Quake III Capture the Flag | Digital Trends

Google DeepMind A.I. Learns How to Play Quake III Capture the Flag | Digital Trends

Google's DeepMind lab created For the Win, an artificial intelligence program that was able to learn Quake III Arena's Capture the Flag mode well enough to beat human opponents. Interestingly, a team with a human player and an A.I. agent had a better c...

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Rockstar: The Way to the Top of the Gaming Industry | The Coin Shark

Rockstar: The Way to the Top of the Gaming Industry | The Coin Shark

Almost everyone played video games at least once in their lives. This industry is developing at a fairly rapid pace, every year there are a lot of

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Opinion: Did FaZe Clan Truly ‘Make’ Tfue One of Gaming’s Top Streamers and Fortnite Pla...

Opinion: Did FaZe Clan Truly ‘Make’ Tfue One of Gaming’s Top Streamers and Fortnite Pla...

Turner “Tfue” Tenney’s lawsuit against FaZe Clan  quickly caught the attention of social media last week with involved parties and onlookers alike expressing their opinions about the nature of the influencer’s player contract with the organization. As ...

esportsobserver.com
TikTok maker said to be building a gaming team

TikTok maker said to be building a gaming team

ByteDance is creating games for its news app Jinri Toutiao

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We took a test to see if we have the newly classified 'Gaming Disorder'

We took a test to see if we have the newly classified 'Gaming Disorder'

A new psychological survey is available to try, so you can compare your results with those of PC Gamer's editors.

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