The Weekly esports news
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Riot UK hires former Wargaming Head of Esports
Riot gaming’s UK office has hired a big name in the League of Legends world Mo Fadl. Fadl’s job will be to develop League of Legends esports within the UK. His background as former Head of Esports at Wargaming will have prepared Riot’s new signee to undertake the challenge they have set out for him. Recently Riot has discussed their new grass roots strategy of promoting the game, which was a big part of hiring Fadl, who’s job will be to connect with the community and gather information to help improve the structure in and around the UK.
Watch out esports: Japan is coming
While Japan is a country so much associated to the tech world, their involvement in esports is discreet. This is because of laws set by their government many years ago attempting to stomp out illegal online gambling within the country. Although the laws were made primarily for online poker and betting sites, they also tightened the reins on the Japanese esports world. The Japanese Esports Association JeSPA released news saying that “pro licenses” would be given to selective competitive players. Will Japan be a new front- runner in the esports scene? I guess we will find out soon!
While the U.S. Scores High in Collegiate Esports, Turkey is Pioneering the “Student-Gamer”
The U.S. might be known for their love of collegiate sports, and although esports are growing in this community Turkey seems to be one step ahead in what they are calling the “Student Gamer.” Within the last year Bahçeşehir University (BAU) partnered with Riot GamesTurkey to create an esports teaching format. The companies have been able to look at students and esports and find out what the individual parts need to succeed together. The university wishes to build an infrastructure for esports learning.
Have an overview which events will take place in the next few weeks with our esports calendar below:
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