The Weekly esports news
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All-female S’porean eSports team reaches world finals
Although all female teams, or seeing females in general in the esports world continues to be rare, a team by the name of Asterisk is trying to change that fact. The all women’s team place second in the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) Asia Pacific (APAC) tournament in Quingdao last week. With the second place finish Asterisk has qualified to compete in the world finals to be held in March. Women are climbing their way through the esports community, and it may not be long until they are competing with the best of the men side by side.
Facebook challenges Twitch with exclusive esports streaming deal
Facebook has begun the battle of their life challenging top streaming sites Twitch and YouTube gaming to become the main platform for all esports related streaming. Recently the company signed a deal with ESL as their main broadcast partner. This earned Facebook the rights to stream Dota 2 and Counter Strike: Global Offensive competitions for ESL One, the deal also locked in the right to air the CS:GO Pro League. This deal could shake up the esports world as we know it!
FanDuel Co-Founders Launch Esports Social Platform
Flick…the next company on the list to announce they are attempting to begin a brand new streaming platform. Although they now hold some stiff competition two of the founders of FanDuel a fantasy sports competition are up for the challenge. The company has announced they will bring never before seen content to the community in terms of how to stream. The two, with roots in Scotland see the huge opportunities unfolding within the large Scottish esports market. Will the duo be able to beat the odds, or will the larger market companies in the hunt overlook them?
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!