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  • Twitch Prime leveling up the free games...game
  • Ninja proves there are no limits on Twitch
  • Competitive Fortnite and a huge celebrity tournament are in the works
  • All that and more, plus ICYMI. Get at it!

  • Twitch facing a lawsuit over nearly 2 year old ban
  • Mixer scores with exclusive streaming rights to pro Smite leagues
  • First-of-its-kind streaming game show is nearly upon us
  • Plus more, more more - really it was a busy week

  • With $46 million in backing, Caffeine seeks to take on Twitch
  • More records broken on Twitch after CS:GO Major
  • Advertising toss-up hits gaming content hard on YouTube in 2017
  • We've sourced a helpful guide for aspiring streamers by one of their own

  • Twitch: 1 / viewbotters: 0
  • YouTube Gaming streamer growth outpacing Twitch
  • DotA 2 community at serious odds with ESL over Facebook streaming deal
  • Mixer and Facebook edging deeper into Twitch's dominance

  • Twitch adds new tools for streamers and calls in some Disney talent
  • CS:GO Pro League and ESL One get cozy with Facebook
  • Tencent, Bluehole, PUBG, and hackers galore
  • And in our ICYMI, an interview with Brendan Greene by GamesRadar+
  • Get to it!

  • Twitch Studios wants to bring game shows to the platform
  • Blizzard and the Fiesta Bowl go Overwatch and chill
  • Valve may bring battle royale to CS:GO
  • And new esports industry data from Newzoo sheds light on the EU

  • Blizzard discloses Overwatch League player pay + benefits
  • $350k PUBG Invitational at Gamescom
  • Like League & DOTA, crowdfunding HotS is a thing now

  • Big upgrades for Twitch Affiliates "coming soon"
  • Intel gets savage with new ESL deal
  • What's it like when Amazon buys your company?

  • Facebook and ESL sign deal for heaps of content
  • Twitch releases AutoMod 2.0
  • We get emotional about cheating in esports

  • In-app game buying live on Twitch
  • Blizzard drops the hammer of wrath on a cheat-maker
  • U of Utah bring esports to the Power 5

  • Live streaming comes to Facebook - look out!
  • Spoiler alert - Riot makes a lot of money. Like, a lot.
  • eSports revenue to surpass $1 billion by 2020

  • YouTube Gaming lands a big CS:GO deal
  • Blizzard goes hard on cheaters
  • You watched over 99 millions hours of LoL in Feb...

  • SKT T1 making the move from Azubu to Twitch
  • Hearthstone comes up big with new tournament and more DreamHack!
  • eSports going daily to ESPN in Brazil

  • eSports investment buying bonanza - NBA, Hollywood, China
  • Scope of ESEA hack revealed
  • TwitchCon 2017 date and location announced

  • Players, teams, and organizations struggle with competitive CS:GO arrangements
  • NY Times addresses women in gaming
  • New AoE 2 expansion announced

  • All NA LCS teams sign 2017 contracts with Riot Games
  • $100k Overwatch Winter Premiere tournament
  • Twitch comes to Bungie.net