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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- Geely Holdings’ LYNK&CO Sponsors LNG Esports’ LPL Teamby Hongyu Chen on 9 April 2021 at 21:28
Chinese esports organization LNG Esports said Friday that the organization’s League of Legends Pro League (LPL) team has signed a sponsorship deal with LYNK&CO, a joint automobile brand from Geely Automobile and Volvo. LYNK&CO will also act as LNG’s official automobile partner. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. LNG Esports is owned by The post Geely Holdings’ LYNK&CO Sponsors LNG Esports’ LPL Team first appeared on The Esports Observer.
- ‘Nickmercs’ Partners With H4X’s Amid New Blackout 2.0 Collectionby Kevin Hitt on 9 April 2021 at 18:45
H4X, pronounced “Hacks,” has launched an exclusive apparel collection in partnership with popular Twitch streamer Nick “NICKMERCS” Kolcheff titled the Blackout 2.0 Collection. The collection capsule includes a t-shirt, hoodie, and hat packed in a custom frosted poly bag with a personalized note from Nick and shipped in custom MFAM branded boxes Apparel items will The post ‘Nickmercs’ Partners With H4X’s Amid New Blackout 2.0 Collection first appeared on The Esports Observer.
- Sakovits Pioneering a Place in Esports, Traditional Sports While Covering Soccerby Kevin Hitt on 9 April 2021 at 18:00
The crossover of mainstream broadcast talent as it relates to covering both traditional sports and esports has been virtually non-existent. Nowhere do you see the likes of Erin Andrews, Joe Buck, Bob Costas, and Holly Rowe in the booth, so to speak, for both types of events. Instead, for whatever reasons, you see a separation The post Sakovits Pioneering a Place in Esports, Traditional Sports While Covering Soccer first appeared on The Esports Observer.
- Mission Control, Tripleclix Team with Hollister for Fortnite Event/Product Launchby Trent Murray on 9 April 2021 at 17:29
Hollister has brought together gaming agency Tripleclix and esports operator Mission Control to create a Fortnite tournament series that will coincide with the launch of its new All Day Gameplay product collection. As the name implies, the line is designed for avid gamers. The Fortnite event, dubbed the All Day Gameplay Challenge, will offer Hollister The post Mission Control, Tripleclix Team with Hollister for Fortnite Event/Product Launch first appeared on The Esports Observer.
- Esports Regulations Are Front and Center in Brazilby Victor Frascarelli on 9 April 2021 at 17:00
Since 2017, there has been a movement in Brazil to regulate esports in the country. After public pressure stopped a bill from passing on the federal level in 2019, new legislation with similar language is being pushed forward, and in many cases, being approved, through individual Brazilian state governments. This movement has been surrounded by The post Esports Regulations Are Front and Center in Brazil first appeared on The Esports Observer.