Encom selects Challengermode as platform for Esports City League

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Spanish event organiser and DreamHack Spain license holder Encom has selected esports tournament platform Challengermode for the Esports City League. As a result, the platform will be used to host a range of tournaments across multiple titles including CS:GO and Clash Royale. RELATED: Challengermode joins forces with Super Girl Gamer Series The Esports City Leauge aims to connect gaming communities from ten cities that will be decided by the number of registrations it receives. The inaugural season of the competition begins in January 2022. Arturo Castelló, CEO of Encom, spoke on the collabora… Read More “Encom selects Challengermode as platform for Esports City League”

Woman’s U.S. National Soccer Team Offered Same Contract Terms As Men’s Team

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On Tuesday, the U.S. Soccer Federation (USSF) offered identical contract proposals for both the United States Women’s National Team Players Association (USWNTPA) and the United States National Soccer Team Players Association (USNSTPA). This new proposal would align the women’s and men’s senior national teams under one collective bargaining agreement. This update comes after many years of different generations of USWNT players fighting the soccer federation over gender pay equity. Most recently, in 2019, twenty-eight players of the U.S. women’s World Cup-winning team filed a gender discriminati… Read More “Woman’s U.S. National Soccer Team Offered Same Contract Terms As Men’s Team”

Nicecactus partners with AJE Group to host regional tournaments

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Gaming tournament and training platform Nicecactus has announced it has joined forces with South American beverage company AJE Group. As a result, the platform will host a range of grassroots League of Legends tournaments that will take place in ten countries, with a combined prize pool of $10,000 (~£7200). RELATED: Nicecactus partners with internet provider ZEOP Six tournaments will take place between July and October, culminating in a live-streamed final that will feature a $6,000 (~£4,363) prize pool and a range of local esports talent and influencers. Mike Hessabi, President of Nicecactus,… Read More “Nicecactus partners with AJE Group to host regional tournaments”

Bucks Hire Lisa Byington As First Full-Time Female TV Commentator In Men’s Pro Sports

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Lisa Byington, a reporter and sports commentator, has been named as the first woman to ever be hired as a full-time TV play-by-play announcer for one of the major U.S. men’s professional sports teams. On Wednesday, the Milwaukee Bucks announced that they hired Byington for the role, which was previously held by Jim Paschke. Paschke, a 35-year play-by-play veteran for the Bucks, had retired after the last NBA season, leaving an opening in the broadcasting roster. However, the position did not stay vacant for long. Byington has broadcasted games for the 2019 Women’s World Cup, the 2020 Olympic g… Read More “Bucks Hire Lisa Byington As First Full-Time Female TV Commentator In Men’s Pro Sports”

T1 launches NFT partnership with Swappable

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South Korean organisation T1 Entertainment & Sports has announced a partnership between T1’s DOTA2 team and NFT marketplace, Swappable. Per an official post on the Swappable connection, T1 fans will soon be able to purchase ‘exclusive digital collectables and T1 history’. The first T1 NFT drop will be T1 genesis NFTs with ‘unique properties that give the holders exclusive rights’. RELATED: EVOS Esports announces Uninterested Unicorns NFT partnership In addition to the NFT collection, Swappable’s company logo will be prominently featured on T1 team jersey sleeves as they compete at The Internation… Read More “T1 launches NFT partnership with Swappable”

Washington Football Team Loses QB Ryan Fitzpatrick For 3 Weeks

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The Washington Football Team’s NFC East title defense is getting off to an awfully shaky start. Not only did the team fall, 20-16 against the San Diego Chargers on Sunday, but starting quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick exited with a hip injury and is now being placed on IR, meaning he’ll be out a minimum of three weeks. The injury is believed to be serious and can jeopardize his season. The QB was hit on a pass rush from the Chargers’ Uchenna Nwosu on the play. Washington is lucky to have some depth at the position, as playoff hero Taylor Heinicke is their backup. He starred last winter against the… Read More “Washington Football Team Loses QB Ryan Fitzpatrick For 3 Weeks”

Digital Motorsports enters partnership with FIA Rally Star

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Irish esports infrastructure company Digital Motorsports has announced it has entered a partnership with FIA Rally Star, a motorsport initiative set up by the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA), motorsport’s governing body. As a result, the company has secured the marketing rights for the initiative, which aims to find the next generation of rally drivers. RELATED: ESE Entertainment to acquire Digital Motorsports The FIA Rally Star programme has been running throughout the 2021 season with drivers aged between 17 and 26 competing in a range of challenges using the WRC 9 rally simu… Read More “Digital Motorsports enters partnership with FIA Rally Star”

Tampa Bay’s Josh Lowe Gets Called Up To The Majors, Records His 1st MLB Hit

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The Tampa Bay Rays gave 6-foot-4 minor league stand-out Josh Lowe a chance to prove himself last Wednesday against the Boston Red Sox. He did not disappoint. Lowe got the first hit of his MLB career on his debut off of a sliding Nathan Eovaldi pitch. Lowe, a first-round draft pick for the Ray’s in 2016, has been steadily improving his defensive and offensive prowess during his time in the minors. In his first few years, despite his solid fundamentals, he did not quite perform to his standards. However, he was still young. Lowe, 23, has had his best season by far with the Durham Bulls — enough … Read More “Tampa Bay’s Josh Lowe Gets Called Up To The Majors, Records His 1st MLB Hit”

Team Flash partners with XCL Education for SEA esports programme

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Southeast Asian esports organisation Team Flash has partnered with education group XCL Education. As a result, the two parties revealed a Memorandum of Understanding, which will see the launch of a school-based esports programme at XCL World Academy in Singapore. RELATED: Team Flash partners with Hyperion Gear According to the release, this marks Singapore’s first-ever school-based esports programme. The programme’s esports club will be student-run, supported by an extracurricular esports student committee that will oversee the operations and management of the club and its associated activitie… Read More “Team Flash partners with XCL Education for SEA esports programme”

Yankees’ Broadcaster John Sterling Helped Out Of His Flooded Car By Rickie Ricardo

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New York Yankees broadcaster John Sterling was helped out of his flooding car by Spanish radio play-by-play man Rickie Ricardo after Sterling got stuck trying to drive home after a game last week. Earlier that night, Sterling and Ricardo had both called New York’s game at the Los Angeles Angels from Yankee Stadium because the radio crews have not resumed traveling with the team as part of COVID-19 protocols. Sterling, 83, was the first to leave the stadium after the game concluded around 10 p.m., while Ricardo stayed later for a Spanish postgame show. Ricardo said when he finally left the park… Read More “Yankees’ Broadcaster John Sterling Helped Out Of His Flooded Car By Rickie Ricardo”