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State Farm Arena gets its first esports event: LoL Worlds 2022 semifinals

Esports / Thursday, June 30, 2022
League of Legends publisher Riot Games announced today that Atlanta will host the Worlds 2022 semifinals at the State Farm Arena, the home of the NBA’s Atlanta Hawks. It also means Atlanta has replaced Toronto and joined the multi-city tour, alongside Mexico City (Play-In), New York City...

Tencent will host Global Esports Summit in Hangzhou

Esports / Thursday, June 30, 2022
Tencent Esports announced its plans Tuesday for the Tencent Global Esports Summit, which will take place in the Hangzhou International Expo Center in Zhejiang, China, from July 26-27. Tencent said the summit will also be in conjunction with Asian Electronic Sports Federation (AESF) and the China...

Oh My God CEO Xiaowen Shan resigns

Esports / Thursday, June 30, 2022
Chinese esports organization Oh My God (OMG) announced today on Weibo that CEO Xiaowen Shan has resigned. The organization has not announced the replacement for her position yet, and it did not disclose the reason behind her resignation. Founded in 2012, OMG is one of the...

Chengdu's FISU World University Games postponed to 2023

Esports / Monday, June 27, 2022
The International University Sports Federation confirmed the new schedule of the Chengdu FISU World University Games. It’ll now run July 28 to Aug. 8, 2023, and remains in Chengdu, the biggest city in southwestern China. The decision follows the strict COVID-19 controls and restrictions in China....

Edward Gaming renews sponsorship deal with Bixin

Global / Tuesday, June 21, 2022
Chinese esports organization Edward Gaming (EDG) announced today that its League of Legends division has renewed the sponsorship deal with the Chinese gaming social media network Bixin. In addition, the sponsorship will also affect EDG’s esports marketing strategy, and player merchandise distribution, as well as improving engagement between fans...

Edward Gaming renews sponsorship deal with Bixin

Esports / Tuesday, June 21, 2022
Chinese esports organization Edward Gaming (EDG) announced today that its League of Legends division has renewed the sponsorship deal with the Chinese gaming social media network Bixin. In addition, the sponsorship will also affect EDG’s esports marketing strategy, and player merchandise distribution, as well as...

China establishes the Chinese Esports Working Council

Esports / Tuesday, June 21, 2022
The China Audio-visual and Digital Publishing Association (CADPA), a nonprofit organization that the Publicity Department of the Chinese Communist Party owns, announced on June 17 that it has teamed up with multiple Chinese esports-related companies, including game publishers, tournament organizers, teams, livestreaming platforms and publications, to establish...

Snow beer sponsors Chinese Dota 2 team PSG.LGD

Esports / Thursday, June 16, 2022
Chinese Dota 2 team Paris Saint-Germain (PSG.LGD) announced today that it signed a sponsorship deal with Chinese brewery brand Snow. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. The Snow logo will appear on the right shoulder of the PSG.LGD team jersey. PSG.LGD has...

Bigpicture lays groundwork with LCS Group for Southeast Asia esports hub

Esports / Friday, June 10, 2022
South Korean company Bigpicture Interactive, the parent company of the World Cyber Games (WCG) , announced that it has signed a partnership deal with the Philippines’ LCS Group in order to establish game entertainment hubs for the Southeast Asia region. According to the deal, the two parties...

FAW-Audi to title sponsor LPL’s Weibo Gaming

Global / Wednesday, June 8, 2022
Chinese League of Legends Pro League (LPL) team Weibo Gaming (WBG) announced Tuesday that it signed a title sponsorship deal with automobile brand FAW-Audi. WBG has rebranded to WBG FAW-Audi, and Audi’s classic "four rings" logo has been featured on the left chest of WBG’s team jersey. Financial terms...
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