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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StarLadder Berlin Major on Twitch Stymied by The International, WoW Classic
by Max Miceli on 14 September 2019 at 10:55
StarLadder helped Counter-Strike: Global Offensive generate 41.3M hours watched on Twitch from Aug. 23-Sept. 8 while the tournament organizer was hosting its first-ever “Major” tournament for developer Valve’s first-person shooting game. While those hours watched totals are lower than what the game produced last year during 2018’s fall Major (56M) hosted by FACEIT in London, […] The post StarLadder Berlin Major on Twitch Stymied by The International, WoW Classic appeared first on The Esports Observer.
TwitchCon San Diego Sponsorship Activations, Tournaments Announced
by H.B. Duran on 14 September 2019 at 07:00
Twitch revealed its lineup of sponsors, activations, and esports competitions for TwitchCon San Diego taking place Sept. 27-29. Participating brand sponsors will include Wormhole, Honda, M.A.C. Cosmetics, Tik Tok, Kraken, Intel, Lenovo, Totino’s, and others. Over 160 exhibitors will host varying activations from esports meet-and-greet sessions to competitions, demos, makeovers, refreshments, and transportation. Twitch announced […] The post TwitchCon San Diego Sponsorship Activations, Tournaments Announced appeared first on The Esports Observer.
Riot Games Partners with Azteca Deportes, Arena Cinemex for LLA Move to Mexico City
by Andrew Hayward on 13 September 2019 at 18:47
Riot Games has reached a multi-year partnership with Azteca Deportes and Arena Cinemex for its Liga Latinoamérica (LLA) League of Legends league. The league will move to Mexico City for 2020 and add a live audience, with enhanced production values and wider reach also coming via the deal. The LLA began play this year after […] The post Riot Games Partners with Azteca Deportes, Arena Cinemex for LLA Move to Mexico City appeared first on The Esports Observer.
Team Liquid’s Dota 2 Team Departs to Form New Organization
by Andrew Hayward on 13 September 2019 at 17:58
Team Liquid’s highly-successful Dota 2 team has left to create its own organization, with details yet to be revealed. The team won The International 7 in 2017, and Team Liquid has earned nearly $22.5M USD in prize money from Dota 2 to date. Team Liquid will stay in Dota 2 and recruit another team, with […] The post Team Liquid’s Dota 2 Team Departs to Form New Organization appeared first on The Esports Observer.
BLAST Pro Series Reveals New Sponsors for Global Series, Moscow
by Andrew Hayward on 13 September 2019 at 17:25
The BLAST Pro Series has added CS:GO skin-trading website CS:Money as a global sponsor for the rest of 2019. This weekend’s Moscow event will also feature Samsung, Goryachaya Shtuchka, Aviasales, G-Drive, and Yandex as newly-announced sponsors. Toyota and 20th Century Fox’s Terminator: Dark Fate were previously announced as BLAST Pro Series Moscow sponsors. Counter-Strike: Global […] The post BLAST Pro Series Reveals New Sponsors for Global Series, Moscow appeared first on The Esports Observer.