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'Overwatch' highest-paid pro had his mom sign his $150,000 contract, because he's still a minor

'Overwatch' highest-paid pro had his mom sign his $150,000 contract, because he's still a minor Watch out for Jay Won.The North American Overwatch star is the esport game's highest-paid league pro, after inking a $150,000 per year contract with NRG Esports, ESPN reports.

17-Year-Old Pro Overwatch Player Scores $150,000 Deal

17-Year-Old Pro Overwatch Player Scores $150,000 Deal One such person is Jay “sinatraa” Won, who just signed a $150,000-per-year contract with NRG Esports, according to ESPN.The salary, which is $100,000 above the league minimum, came after a bidding war between NRG Esports and Cloud9.

"The fact is that most League of Legends teams lose money"

"The fact is that most League of Legends teams lose money" One of the leading teams in the League of Legends' esports scene has said it will leave unless Riot Games creates "a new financial and operating structure" for its European League Championship Series.The financial arrangement between Riot and the teams is unfortunately backward and upside down.

The Big Winners at Gods and Gatekeepers

The Big Winners at Gods and Gatekeepers Duck was truly unstoppable; his Samus was dominating during just about every match he went up to play, proving himself to be a worthy first-round draft by Mew2King.Another honorable mention: Zhu.

Facebook: "We're going all in with esports"

Facebook: "We're going all in with esports" With our understanding of those two concepts, we're going to invest and invest.We just know they're all there.

Blizzard Entertainment is opening its very own esports arena in Los Angeles

Blizzard Entertainment is opening its very own esports arena in Los Angeles The brand new arena will host a handful of Blizzard's esports competitions, including the upcoming first season of Overwatch League and the Hearthstone Championship Tour's Summer Championship.Located in Burbank Studios (where The Tonight Show used to be produced), Blizzard Arena has been designed specifically for esports competitions and broadcasts, and will be able to hold about 450 attendees depending on the event.

Blizzard opening dedicated esports production facility

Blizzard opening dedicated esports production facility That will be followed the next weekend by the Heartstone Championship Tour Summer Championship.For the first events at Blizzard Arena Los Angeles, Blizzard is asking $15 for one-day tickets, $25 for passes to two-day events, and $40 for passes to three-day events.

Blizzard Creating eSports Arena in Los Angeles

Blizzard Creating eSports Arena in Los Angeles This week, Blizzard announced plans to launch its very own eSports arena.Called the Blizzard Arena Los Angeles, the venue is based at the Burbank Studios TV facility, with Blizzard itself being based out of Burbank, California.

Media Design School and ESL team up for a major tournament

Media Design School and ESL team up for a major tournament This collaboration sees Media Design School support Australia and New Zealand’s rapidly growing esports scene.Himanshu Khanna, Media Design School programme director says, “Media Design School, both in Australia and New Zealand, are obsessed with equipping students with the right mix of fundamentals and hands-on professional skills sought after by the games industry.

'Counter-Strike' team fails to show up to finals match, forfeits $50,000 prize

'Counter-Strike' team fails to show up to finals match, forfeits $50,000 prize After the three missing players settled in, North took the next game and walked away with the $50,000 first-place prize.It started earlier in the day with Immortals' semifinals match against Counter Logic Gaming (CLG).

'StarCraft' player appears to drunkenly harass woman on stream, gets banned

'StarCraft' player appears to drunkenly harass woman on stream, gets banned In a bizarre live stream video, a professional StarCraft player appears to sexually harass and assault a woman.The player says it's not what it looks like.

How can Riot Games fix League of Legends esports in Europe?

How can Riot Games fix League of Legends esports in Europe? It was little more than a year ago that Riot Games co-founder Marc Merrill and Andy "Reginald" Dinh, the owner of US esports organisation Team SoloMid, publicly clashed over the running of League of Legends' North American League Challenger Series.Merrill hit back by inviting Dinh to spend more of his own considerable League of Legends earnings to support Team SoloMid's players rather than appealing to Riot.

Two new Overwatch League teams point to strong US emphasis - report

Two new Overwatch League teams point to strong US emphasis - report According to an ESPN report, the two new teams will be based in Philadelphia and Houston.The Philadelphia team will be run by Comcast Spectator, which also owns the city's ice hockey team, the Philadelphia Flyers.

Inside Microsoft’s Mixer NYC Game Streaming Studio

Inside Microsoft’s Mixer NYC Game Streaming Studio For about two years Microsoft has been running its own Twitch-style video game streaming platform called Mixer (formerly known as Beam).And a few months ago the tech giant opened the Mixer NYC Studio at the Flagship Microsoft Store to show what they think the best possible professional video game streaming should look like.

<b>Summoners War</b> – Southeast Asia PVP final takes place next week

<b>Summoners War</b> – Southeast Asia PVP final takes place next week This global PVP event is about to reach its climax with all the regional events scheduled to be concluded by the end of this month.The winner of each region will battle against each other in the last epic showdown, World Finals, in Los Angeles, USA, this coming November.

Taiwan's Latest Hotel Has Decked-Out Gaming Rigs in Every Room

Taiwan's Latest Hotel Has Decked-Out Gaming Rigs in Every Room That was, in part, because I play them for a living, and also because it’s something that I can pretty much any time.When I want to go somewhere, I want to see what’s there.

Madison Square Gardens hires Twitch VP as head of esports

Madison Square Gardens hires Twitch VP as head of esports One of the USA's biggest names in sports is making moves on the esports market with a significant hire.Across his new roles, he'll be in charge of developing media rights opportunities and creating live, ticketed events as Madison Square Gardens attempts to establish itself as an esports arena.

Overwatch League finalizes season 1 teams

Overwatch League finalizes season 1 teams Today the company announced the final three teams competing in the inaugural season, which begins its preseason activities December 6.The final three cities added to the roster are Dallas, Houston, and Philadelphia, owned by Team Envy, OpTic Gaming, and Comcast Spectator, respectively.