This year saw the start and massive growth of a new darkhorse esports team, Team New Age. TNA came out of nowhere, forced its way to esports success in Fortnite, and even revealed a new gaming mansion.
The group was founded this year just six months ago by three people. Aaron “Kirsh” Kirshenberg, Joaquin Delmar, and Shin Mitsuno worked together to create “a New Age of athletes and creators.” The three founders played games all their lives and worked out of New York City to start esports organization TNA, with the core focus of succeeding at competitive Fortnite.
It’s no surprise that the esports industry keeps growing and it’s largely thanks to the teams creating competition and engagement. Unfortunately, these teams often struggle to survive and grow, especially during the global COVID-19 pandemic. With tournaments moving online for nearly 12 months now, earning revenue from live events is impossible. Clearly, teams are still thriving and growing despite the setback and fans wonder how esports teams still make money and generate revenue streams.
The new Nintendo Direct just ended and Super Smash Bros Ultimate Game Director Masahiro Sakurai revealed the moveset of the new fighters in Pyra and Mythra from Xenoblade Chronicles 2 before their release date today.
Initially, they considered having Rex with Pyra and Mythra, but decided otherwise. After all, they already have a complex enough moveset. Players can switch between the two flawlessly like Zelda and Sheik. Their designs are slightly different from the original Xenoblade Chronicles franchise though.
In Smash Ultimate, Pyra and Mythra have the same basic attacks, with a huge difference in speed and power. Mythra…
Evil Geniuses and Bud Light are teaming up to raise a glass in 2021 through a new esports sponsorship. This gives fans new in-game content for the EG League of Legends team. “Evil Intercepts,” new episodic content between the two brands, will showcase EG’s banter, callouts and strategies while the squad is out on Summoner’s Rift.
Next week, the Rocket League Championship Series X (RLCS X) Spring Split starts and Psyonix revealed everything about the esports tournament.
While RLCS X introduced many changes, Psyonix felt the need to go back to its roots. The format returns to round-robin, previously used in seasons 2 through 9. Teams from America or Europe play on different dates so fans can follow every region.
The round-robin format is back with some adjustments. Each region gets three regional events, which includes four days of competition. …
DreamLeague Season 14 is finally nearing its end after six weeks of vigorous Dota 2 esports matches. From the highly-regarded Upper Division to the three-way tiebreaker for the last major slot, thrill filled the air.
Even on their last match versus team OG, the all-star squad led by Clement “Puppey” Ivanov still delivered their best performance to mark their dominance at DreamLeague Season 14. The powerhouse ended their run with no losses, making them the proclaimed strongest European team.
Astra, the brand new VALORANT agent, is releasing with an unexpected vision bug and an incoming nerf. This lead to her potentially being overpowered, especially considering the other perks of her Astral Form.
Astra’s main skill is using her Astral Form, projecting her in the air above the battlefield. With that, she can place her utility anywhere on the map, letting her prepare flashes and smokes. But a weird behavior shipped with the new agent.
Normally, she cannot see much while in Astral Form, only seeing the map. However, she’s currently able to monitor the Spike closely and can see…
EPIC revealed which teams will participate in EPIC League Season 3, a Dota 2 esports event from March 1 to 21.
For some squads who did not qualify for the ONE Esports Singapore Major, this would be a particularly quiet period of the week without this event. After all, the first season of regional play just ended, and there was not going to be much to compete in.
Most of these top teams already confirmed their participation. …
Riot Games broke the ice surrounding the surfacing leaks towards a possible LAN event and announced two esports tournaments for League of Legends and VALORANT, Mid-Season Invitational (MSI) 2021 and VALORANT Champions Tour (VCT) Stage 2 Masters respectively. Both held in Reykjavík, Iceland at the Laugardalshöll indoor sporting arena, these events kick off in May. However, due to teams, staff members, and local residents’ safety, there won’t be a live audience.
MSI 2021 will take place from May 6 to May 22 and features an altered tournament format. There won’t be any more Play-Ins, which means that all teams start…
Esports is a fast-growing industry and it has done very well in Europe, both in revenue and viewership. The total esports market in Europe is expected to grow by 23% from 2019 to 2023. It may even be worth £670 million by 2023. Finland appears to be doing especially well in European esports. While Finnish fans do not always attend live events, many still watch them.
The most popular gaming brands in Europe include League of Legends, Call of Duty, and FIFA. The biggest contributors to this growth include sponsorships and advertising. Various brands have shifted their focus to develop…
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