The Weekly esports news
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NBA 2K eSports league qualifiers start January 1st
The NBA 2K esports league is off to an interesting and exciting start with the announcement of this years qualifying process. Running through January competitors 18 years or older must win a minimum of 50 games in the Pro-Am mode, and complete a registration form to then move onto the next round. After the initial faze of the tournament scouting will take place through February. In March the 17 teams participating in the league will then draft their players for the 2018 season.
Outcry over decision to make eSports an Olympic event
With growth comes change and not everyone in the esports industry seems to be ready for these changes. Although esports are growing before our eyes many still feel at home in a comfortable relaxed environment. No dress code or added rules. Many people have been pushing to make esports an Olympic sport, but members on the inside are beginning to not agree with the notion. Players seem to be happy with how things are running and do not wish to have the sport they love added to the games. Although this is not how the entire community feels, it only takes a few voices to put a halt to the process.
The A1 Esports League in Austria gets underway in partnership with ESL
The A1 esports League in Austria had an opening weekend filling the hungry stomachs of esports from miles around. In conjunction with the build your own burger bar the esports league based in Austria and in partnership with ESL released their second piece of big news stating that the second title being added to their league is racing simulation Project Cars. This game will join previously announced League of Legends as the starting point for the beginning of the A1 Esports League in Austria.
How Ubisoft are taking Rainbow Six Siege esports to a global audience
The company Ubisoft is doing its best to bring Rainbow Six Siege to the forefront of competitive video gaming. So far the company has not only spread their league to Latin America, but also Asia-Pacific for the 2nd year Season 3 Finals. The company will have to focus on building the local scenes before they can expand, but at the rate they are going this will happen in no time.
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!