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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Growth in 2019 Gives Call of Duty World League a Boost Before Next Year’s Move to Franchise Model
by Max Miceli on 25 August 2019 at 07:00
Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 was poised to promote esports-related growth for Activision’s flagship franchise from the outset. When Call of Duty World League play kicked off in December with a Las Vegas open, the official Call of Duty channel on Twitch saw its highest viewership of 2018. Since then, viewership for CoD as […] The post Growth in 2019 Gives Call of Duty World League a Boost Before Next Year’s Move to Franchise Model appeared first on The Esports Observer.
Rainbow Six Major Sees More Year-Over-Year Growth Than Six Invitational on Twitch
by Max Miceli on 24 August 2019 at 07:00
Ubisoft’s Six Invitational is to Rainbow Six Siege as the Super Bowl is to the NFL or The International to Dota 2. To put it plainly, there’s nothing that trumps the event in importance for the first-person shooting game’s esports scene. However, last week, the Six Major Raleigh proved that other R6 events have the […] The post Rainbow Six Major Sees More Year-Over-Year Growth Than Six Invitational on Twitch appeared first on The Esports Observer.
Riot Games Agrees in Principle to Settle Gender Discrimination Lawsuit
by Andrew Hayward on 23 August 2019 at 19:24
Riot Games has reached a settlement with all parties on a gender discrimination lawsuit filed against the company. It still must be finalized and approved by the court. The suit was filed in November 2018 following the publication of an article that detailed numerous allegations of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation against women working at the […] The post Riot Games Agrees in Principle to Settle Gender Discrimination Lawsuit appeared first on The Esports Observer.
Six Australian CS:GO Players Arrested for Alleged Match-Fixing
by Andrew Hayward on 23 August 2019 at 17:40
Victoria Police have arrested six Australian Counter-Strike: Global Offensive players for suspicion of match-fixing. Information from a betting agency suggested that the players planned to throw matches that they had bet on. The names and team(s) of the players have not been released. The alleged offenses carry a criminal punishment of up to 10 years […] The post Six Australian CS:GO Players Arrested for Alleged Match-Fixing appeared first on The Esports Observer.
How the Minnesota Vikings Owners Are Approaching Their Call of Duty Franchise
by Andrew Hayward on 23 August 2019 at 15:30
The Call of Duty World League played its final match this past weekend, as eUnited topped 100 Thieves to become the Black Ops 4 season champion. However, Call of Duty esports isn’t going away. For 2020, Activision Blizzard’s long-running first-person shooter series is going global instead with the franchised, city-based Call of Duty Global League. […] The post How the Minnesota Vikings Owners Are Approaching Their Call of Duty Franchise appeared first on The Esports Observer.