The Weekly esports news
Riot's players' association lays groundwork for unionization
Esports keeps throwing out announcements surprising long time fans! The next big step is the announcement of moves towards making a players association for the North American League of Legends Championship Series. Riot Games announced this as a part of their NA LCS revamp.
Can cycling become a long-term esport? London prepares Virtual bicycle race
Will cycling become a sport now used in the esports industry? We will have to wait and see as London recently hosted a virtual bicycle race, following the sports innagural event held in Las Vegas. The event was one of a series being held around the world. Organizers are hoping to make cycling a regular part of the esports world.
OpTic Gaming Announces Exclusive Streaming Partnership
OpTic gaming has just announced that from now on Twitch will be their exclusive broadcast partner. On Tuesday Twitch announced the deal on Twitter letting fans know. OpTic has recently used other streaming platforms, but the change to Twitch seems to be a move many companies have been making.
BT Sport plans more esports coverage following "extremely positive" feedback
UK TV broadcaster BT Sports will be bringing more video gaming and esports content to gaming industry fans. Attention Seekers has just begun an exclusive deal with BT Productions to produce new gaming content. Recently BT Sports has broadcasted FIFA and Forza and gotten back very positive feedback. The news brings light to how big the gaming industry is growing, and how much broadcasting is now becoming a huge deal in the esports field!