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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- Riot Creating ‘Sport From Scratch’ With New Title, Valorantby Andrew Levin on 4 December 2020 at 21:00
Riot Games’ Kasra Jafroodi sees an opportunity in Valorant to “create a sport from scratch” with a “blank page,” and today, he sat with Sports Business Daily’s Andrew Levin to begin filling in that canvas. He said Valorant was born out of developers at Riot recognizing “a lot of innovation missing in the shooter space.”
- COVID-19 Takes Brazil’s Vorax Fusion out of Valorant First Strike Tournament by Victor Frascarelli on 4 December 2020 at 19:59
After two of its players were diagnosed with COVID-19, Vorax Fusion, the Valorant team of Brazilian organization Vorax, has lost its spot at the First Stike tournament. Both Vorax and Riot Games issued public statements clarifying the situation, agreeing that the disqualification was the best decision for safety reasons. As the tournament is to be
- Argentinian Soccer Club Boca Juniors Enters Esportsby Victor Frascarelli on 4 December 2020 at 19:26
The Club Atlético Boca Juniors, one of the most popular sports clubs in Argentina with an international brand known all over the world, announced Friday that it is entering esports in 2021. The first rosters confirmed by the organization are for League of Legends (LoL) and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO). Boca Juniors said on its
- Epic Games Reveals That it has no Plans for Any In-Person Fortnite Events for 2021by Kevin Hitt on 4 December 2020 at 17:50
Epic Games has issued an update regarding its Fortnite Championship Series, telling fans that the company has no plans to run any in-person events in 2021 including the Fortnite World Cup. However, Epic says that it will continue to hold online events and is looking to bolster the total number of competitions heading into 2021.
- Evil Geniuses Hires Former Red Bull Executive Michael Fudzinski as Chief Revenue Officerby Kevin Hitt on 4 December 2020 at 17:00
North American esports organization Evil Geniuses has hired former Red Bull executive Michael Fudzinski to its executive team as chief revenue officer. Fudzinski will assume the role effective immediately. Fudzinski arrives at Evil Geniuses after working in the sports event space at one point with ESPN and the Olympic Authority in Lake Placid. His responsibilities