The Esports Awards is an annual event to honor teams, players, developers, coaches, and other professions within the industry. The Dallas Observer reports the ceremony will be held this year at the Esports Stadium Arlington on November 16. It's a win for Arlington, but a loss for London, which has been the home of The Esports Awards for the past three years.
It makes more sense on paper. However, since the majority of viewers and participants are located within the U.S., while the UK esports scene is still in its infancy. The esports stadium should be better equipped for such an event too, providing production crews access to already installed equipment, specialized for such events and live broadcasts. The Esports Stadium Arlington opened in 2018.
Lenovo continues to invest in Scottish esports
Lenovo, one of the world's largest PC manufacturers, has signed up to sponsor a Glasgow-based Esports Scotland for the second year running. According to the Daily Business, the company runs the Scottish Esports League, which saw more than 300 people and 100 teams compete against one another in 2018.
As part of the deal, Lenovo will provide Legion gaming rigs for competitors across Scotland, allowing them to participate in titles that include CS:GO, Rocket League, Super Smash Bro Ultimate, and Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege. Prizes of £5,000 and up are up for grabs to whoever make sit to the grand final, which will be held at the SEC in Glasgow on July 20-21.
Upcoming live events
- ESPN Apex Legends — starting July 11, watch on Twitch.
- League of Legends Teamfight Tactics — July 17 - 18, watch on Twitch.
- Farming Simulator League — July 27 - 28, watch on Twitch.
Affordable accessories that'll pair perfectly with your PC
Every one of these awesome PC accessories will enhance your everyday experience — and none cost more than $30.
KLIM Aim RGB gaming mouse ($30 at Amazon)
Whether you're a gamer or not, this is an absurdly good mouse for the price. It's ambidextrous, has a responsive sensor, a braided cable, tank-like build quality, and, yes, it has RGB lighting, though you can turn it off if that's not your thing.
AmazonBasics USB speakers ($16 at Amazon)
These neat little speakers may only pack 2.4W of total power, but don't let that fool you. For something so small you get a well-rounded sound and a stylish design. And they only cost $16.
Razer mouse bungee ($20 at Amazon)
Use a wired mouse? You need a mouse bungee to keep your cable tidy and free of snags. You get no drag on the cable, and this one has subtle styling, a rust-resistant spring and a weighted base, all for $20.
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