The Weekly esports news

The Weekly esports news

Quote of the week: 


The number of participants exceeded our initial predictions, which confirms how much interest there is in Formula 1 within esports, a sector that is undergoing phenomenal growth.
— Frank Arthofer, Director of Digital and New Business at Formula 1

London to host inaugural F1 Esports Series Semi-Finals next week

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    Photo by: Grand Prix 247

Photo by: Grand Prix 247

The Semi-Finals of the much talked about F1 Esports Series is set to take place in London next week. The London event will qualify the worlds best 20 for the inaugural F1 Esports Series World Final being held in Abu Dhabi in November. 63,827 drivers competed in the qualifying stages of the tournament, all with the hopes of being named the world’s fastest drivers. After this week we will see which few are still alive and fighting for the chance of winning the world championship. 

 



 

Perth's Hosting Australia's FIRST EVER National Youth eSports Grand Final

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Photo by: www.hit.com.au

 

Australia is opening new doors as they are now hosting the countries first ever youth esports Grand Final. The showdown is set to take place in Perth, put on by the cities youth esport organization Flaktest Gaming. Roxburgh College and Fairvale High School will be competing to take home the title of Australia’s first ever National Youth eSports Grand Final League of Legends Champions. The event is a big stepping-stone for the country as they continue to try and make a name for themselves in the esports world.

 


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    Photo By: GeForce.com

Photo By: GeForce.com

More Than 600 Esports Sponsorships Secured Since Start Of 2016

As the world is already well aware of the esports scene is kicking off in a big way.  However too many the extent of growth is still unknown.  Since the start of 2016 there have been more than 600 sponsorships secured, most of which started with IT/Computer companies. Now the market has grown to food and beverages, automotive and even personal care and finance. The industry is blooming into a worldwide phenomenon not likely to end anytime soon.


 


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Esports pros will get special privileges in Finland's military

In Finland men are required to spend 6 months to a year in the Finnish Military before the age of 30. The Finnish Esports Federation has just announced professional esports players are going to be getting the same treatment as other professional sports players. This includes extra time off and specialized training to make sure professional players are not forced to drop their training at the risk of losing their careers.

 

 


Have an overview which events will take place in the next few weeks with our esports calendar below:

Click on each event to get more information about it such as price money, location and more!

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