Koen Schobbers started his esports career in Trackmania in 2007 and received his first contract with a professional organisation, Begrip Gaming, in 2008. In the 10 years that followed, Koen belonged to the top players in the game consistently. The highlight of his career was his first participation at the world championships in Paris,
becoming 3rd. During his career he got in touch with people that had a very stigmatising opinion towards the gaming world. This gave him the inner motivation to inform the world about gaming and esports.
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ONE Esports Signs Partnership Deal with Secretlab for Esports World Championship Series
by Kevin Hitt on 10 December 2019 at 04:02
Secretlab’s deal with ONE Esports will see the company provide gaming chairs for ONE Esports’ numerous Dota 2 tournaments. The Singaporean gaming chair manufacturer has provided chairs to numerous high-profile events and esports organizations in 2019. The ONE Dota 2 Singapore World Pro Invitational and the ONE Dota 2 Jakarta World Pro Invitational will each The post ONE Esports Signs Partnership Deal with Secretlab for Esports World Championship Series appeared first on The Esports Observer.
DreamHack Announces 2020 Schedule, Returns to India for Third Consecutive Year
by Kevin Hitt on 9 December 2019 at 20:26
DreamHack has released its 2020 schedule, which includes 11 stops over three continents with a return to India (for the third consecutive year) slated later in the year. The Swedish production company specializing in esports tournaments and gaming festivals, features esports tournaments in titles such as Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Dota 2, Fortnite, and more. In The post DreamHack Announces 2020 Schedule, Returns to India for Third Consecutive Year appeared first on The Esports Observer.
Outstanding Esports Coverage to be a Sports Emmy Award Category
by Kevin Hitt on 9 December 2019 at 19:02
Today, the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced that it will add “Outstanding Esports Coverage” as one of its award categories for this year’s Sports Emmy Awards. The award will recognize the craft behind the delivery of coverage and presentation of competitive, organized video gaming to the viewer during a championship or final The post Outstanding Esports Coverage to be a Sports Emmy Award Category appeared first on The Esports Observer.
Hot Wheels Connects with Spacestation Gaming and TFOX to Produce Limited-Edition Car
by Kevin Hitt on 9 December 2019 at 18:34
This is the first entry into the esports team organization space by Mattel and its Hot Wheels brand. The limited-edition Hot Wheels car and box will also hit retail stores such as Walmart and Target in early 2020. Spacestation Gaming is co-owned by Tanner Fox. Spacestation Gaming, alongside TFOX and Mattel, have come together to The post Hot Wheels Connects with Spacestation Gaming and TFOX to Produce Limited-Edition Car appeared first on The Esports Observer.
A Closer Look at Activations from the $500K PUBG MOBILE Club Open Global Finals
by Hongyu Chen on 9 December 2019 at 17:11
From Nov. 29 to Dec. 2, Chinese conglomerate Tencent hosted the $500K USD PUBG MOBILE Club Open (PMCO) Fall Split Global Finals in the capital of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur. The tournament was also produced by Chinese tournament organizer and production company VSPN, and title sponsored by Chinese phone brand vivo. Bigetron RA, an Indonesian esports The post A Closer Look at Activations from the $500K PUBG MOBILE Club Open Global Finals appeared first on The Esports Observer.