FNATIC esports got its Twitter account wiped for being 'underage'

Whoops! It's not every day that a huge organization manages to get one of its own social profiles deleted so we all have to point and laugh. It must feel bad to be the soul who altered the birthday setting on the FNATIC account, which saw the platform's automated systems remove the account for misbelieving it to be owned by a minor.

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What may have happened was altering the Twitter birthday to the organization's founding date, which then made Twitter believe the account was created by the owner back when they were a minor. This — of course — wasn't the case, but the system can't seemingly differentiate between individual and business accounts, which seems like an odd oversight.

Still, it's a bit of fun, and esports organizations (FNATIC included) all saw the humorous side.

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Celtic FC knocked out of the CWL

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One of the two most dominant football (that's soccer for you Americans) clubs in Scotland is further developing its esports presence. We've seen football clubs create specific divisions to manage teams like FC Schalke 04 and now Celtic FC is looking to get in on the action with an all-UK team for the CWL Championship.

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The club's team representing Celtic at the CWL Championship performed admirably but was knocked out by RBL. You can expect to see many more traditional sports organizations transition to esports with new divisions to compete in titles like FIFA, Call of Duty, League of Legends, and more.

Not only is this good news for any gamer who happens to be a sports fan, but also sports fans who may now be exposed to the esports scene.

West Coast U.S. to finally host DreamHack

DreamHack plans to hold a gamin festival on the western coast of the U.S. for the first time. As reported by Esports Insider, the first event will take place at the Anaheim Convention Center in California on February 21 - 23, 2020.

After celebrating 25 years in hosting events, DreamHack organizers are understandably excited to bring the experience to those who reside on the opposite side of the nation. You can expect to see bring your own computer/console areas for a huge LAN party, esports tournaments, as well as other events taking place across the three days.

Upcoming live events

  • The International 2019 - August 20 - 25, watch on Twitch.
  • Age of Empires II ECL - August 30 - September 1, watch on Twitch.
Rich Edmonds
Senior Editor, PC Build

Rich Edmonds was formerly a Senior Editor of PC hardware at Windows Central, covering everything related to PC components and NAS. He's been involved in technology for more than a decade and knows a thing or two about the magic inside a PC chassis. You can follow him on Twitter at @RichEdmonds.