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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Drinks, Tech, Cars, and Fashion: Non-Endemic Sponsor Recap for Q3 2019
by Andrew Hayward on 16 October 2019 at 12:05
Non-endemic esports sponsorships continued their year-over-year rise in Q3 2019. The Esports Observer reported on 75 such deals from companies outside of the industry, which is a 74% increase over the 43 deals reported on in Q3 2018. That’s an even larger increase than the 68% bump recorded between Q2 2019 and Q2 2018, although The post Drinks, Tech, Cars, and Fashion: Non-Endemic Sponsor Recap for Q3 2019 appeared first on The Esports Observer.
Space to Open Stockholm Gaming and Music Center in 2021
by Graham Ashton on 16 October 2019 at 10:00
Space will open a seven-floor gaming and music hub in Stockholm’s city center, in 2021. The location will feature 500 gaming stations, a 650-800 seat arena, recording studios, and a co-working space. Space is led by Gustav Käll, head of esports for Universal Music Group, with investment from Pop House Sweden. Space, a Swedish company The post Space to Open Stockholm Gaming and Music Center in 2021 appeared first on The Esports Observer.
Riot Games Reveals Four New Games, Plus League of Legends and Teamfight Tactics for Mobile
by Andrew Hayward on 16 October 2019 at 02:31
Riot Games announced several games and ports at its League of Legends 10th-anniversary celebration event. Card-battling game Legends of Runeterra is coming out in 2020, plus Riot Games is working on a role-playing game, fighting game, and tactical first-person shooter. Riot Games will also release League of Legends for mobile and consoles as League of The post Riot Games Reveals Four New Games, Plus League of Legends and Teamfight Tactics for Mobile appeared first on The Esports Observer.
London Royal Ravens Unveiled as ReKTGlobal’s Call of Duty League Brand
by Andrew Hayward on 15 October 2019 at 18:52
The London Royal Ravens is the name of ReKTGlobal’s Call of Duty League team. It is the first of the league’s 12 geolocated, franchised teams to announce its branding. The Call of Duty League will begin play in 2020 with matches in the teams’ respective home markets for more than $6M USD in prizing for The post London Royal Ravens Unveiled as ReKTGlobal’s Call of Duty League Brand appeared first on The Esports Observer.
G2 Esports Partners with Blockchain Firm Hdac Technology
by Andrew Hayward on 15 October 2019 at 15:49
G2 Esports has added blockchain company Hdac Technology as its latest sponsor and strategic partner. An Hdac logo will be added to G2’s CS:GO and PUBG team jerseys, plus the companies will collaborate on content. Hdac’s blockchain platform handles interactions between internet of things (IoT) smart devices. The company will also outfit G2’s facilities with The post G2 Esports Partners with Blockchain Firm Hdac Technology appeared first on The Esports Observer.