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Valve offer cash rewards for disclosure of security flaws

Valve offer cash rewards for disclosure of security flaws

On May 7 Valve created a hackerone.com page, where the company is offering cash bounties for cyber security professionals to point out vulnerabilities in their software and domains. Individuals can cop anywhere from $200-$3,000 for identifying individual cases, with the sum depending on the severity

Finland's government embraces esports as a sport

Finland’s government embraces esports as a sport

The government of Finland has helped the country’s esports industry prospects take a massive leap forward, after officially recognising it as a traditional sport. The department responsible is the Finnish office of European Affairs, Culture and Sport, and they have announced that the national body

Loot box laws could mean Dutch ban for Dota 2, PUBG, and more

Loot box laws could mean Dutch ban for Dota 2, PUBG, and more

The Kansspelautoriteit (Netherlands Gaming Authority) has today announced a formal warning to a video games that use loot boxes which they deem to break the laws of gambling. According to a report by DutchNews.nl, ten popular games which make use of loot boxes were studied

Battlerite gets its very own Pro League with $80,000 prize pool

Battlerite gets its very own Pro League with $80,000 prize pool

Stunlock Studios has announced the Battlerite Pro League, an esports competition that will take place on the arena brawler. Stunlock Studios has forged a partnership with Korean game publisher Nexon, as well as streaming platform Twitch, ahead of the league’s launch. Twitch is the exclusive

Paladins battle royale game is now separate, has new name

Paladins battle royale game is now separate, has new name

Things have changed significantly from when Hi-Rez Studios announced a battle royale game mode for Paladins called Battlegrounds. What exactly? The developer has renamed the mode as Paladins Realm Royale and turned it into its own separate game. Hi-Rez Studios is looking to put Paladins

Tencent announces 'Valor Series' as road to AoV World Cup

Tencent announces Valor Series as road to AoV World Cup

Tencent Games yesterday announced a new regional competition which will decide the teams that can qualify for their premier mobile esports event, the Arena of Valor World Cup. The Valor Series will launch in both Europe and North America next month, and will feature six

McDonald’s to sponsor StarCraft

McDonalds to sponsor StarCraft 2 WCS in Australia

Although the stereotype that gamers survive on junk food and energy drinks is not at all representative, the latest major sponsorship deal in the industry fits right in. According to Australian outlet AdNews, McDonald’s has secured naming rights, on-ground activations and content branding for the

O’Gaming owner secures €2.5 million investment from Millenial Esports

O’Gaming owner secures €2.5 million investment from Millenial Esports

Millenial Esports, a global esports company and competitive platform, has invested €2.5 million Euros into O’Gaming parent company Alt Tab Productions, the company announced Tuesday. “Alt Tab Productions and their brands, including Ogaming.TV, are one of the most recognized, authentic and professional Esports organizations on

WME-IMG head of esports departs alongside three others

WME-IMG head of esports departs alongside three others

According to a newly published article in Street & Smith’s SportsBusiness Journal, the global head of WME-IMG, Tobias Sherman, has left the company – along with three others. While the name might be unfamiliar to most esports fans, Sherman was one of the leading forces