The Weekly esports news
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NASCAR Teams Building Esports Effort
NASCAR has decided to jump into the esports world following many other professional sports organizations in America such as the NFL, NBA and MLS. The company made this decision after many of the tracks, which hold races announced their plans to hold esport events at their tracks during race weekends. The plan NASCAR is hoping to follow is a team development, much like that of the other professional sport organizations where professional teams will sign their own esport players, which they will pick up through an organized draft. The future of esports in NASCAR is looking very bright!
Intel Extreme Masters to bring esports back to the Qudos Arena in May
Esports is heading back to Australia after the exciting Intel Extreme Masters event, which took place last year in Sydney. This year’s event will feature 16 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive teams competing at Qudos Bank Arena May 4th-6th. The teams will be competing to earn points towards the Intel Grand Slam which rewards a million dollars to the first team to win four of the last ten CS:GO tournaments. Australia continues to grow their esports community, and is becoming a well-known location for big name tournaments.
Cloud9 win the CS:GO ELEAGUE Major beating FaZe Clan
Boston played host to the CS:GO ELEAGUE Major over the weekend where Cloud9 beat FaZe Clan in the championship rounds. Cloud9 beat the French team G2 in the semi finals, and the Brazilians SK Gaming in the half finals. The grand final was a very close match, but the US team had the advantage with the crowd chanting their name for all to hear.
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!