IESF Adds Four New Members, Sport New Zealand Recognizes Esports | The Esports Observer

The International Esports Federation (IESF) announced new member federations from Colombia, Kazakhstan, Turkey, and Ukraine. An existing member, the New Zealand Esports Federation, has been confirmed as the national sporting organization for esports in New Zealand.  The IESF includes 21 nationally recognized esports federations, but the industry’s political landscape remains fractured, with several competing organizations. […]


ESL and PUBG MOBILE Partner to Launch New Esports Program | The Esports Observer

Global tournament organizer ESL has announced a partnership with Tencent-published mobile battle royal title PUBG MOBILE that will see ESL become a commercial partner of the game’s 2020 esports program.  ESL will support Tencent’s PUBG MOBILE esports operations, including the creation of a new dedicated studio in Katowice, Poland. In a release, the companies noted […]


Tencent Replaces Directors on DouYu’s and Huya’s Boards | The Esports Observer

Yesterday, Tencent appointed its general manager of the user platform department, Lei Zheng, as a successor director to serve on live-streaming platform Huya’s board of directors, replacing Xiaoyi Ma. Today, Tencent appointed Song Zhou as a succeeding director on live-streaming platform DouYu’s board of directors to Ting Yin. Tencent could potentially combine its esports and […]