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This week in esports, a new governing body to reside over esports, to be known as the Global Esports Federation (or the GEF) was founded earlier today in hopes it will become “the voice and authority for the worldwide esports movement”.
The Global Esports Federation was launched today in Singapore, and will be the official governing body for most esports out there. It is hoped this organisation will become the voice of authority for esports worldwide and the headquarters of the organization will be based in Singapore. It was also announced that Chris Chan, secretary general of Singapore’s National Olympic Council will be the head of the organisation and will be supported by three vice presidents.
In the latest esports news, mousesports have beaten G2 Esports in the grand final of the cs_summit 5 in Los Angeles taking home the top prize of $61,500 USD. Winning the cs_summit 5 trophy means mousesports have now won three CS:GO trophies in a row including the CS:GO Asia Championships in November and ESL Pro League season 10 finals in December.
Mousesports took down G2 Esports 2 – 1 in the grand final of the cs_summit 5 in Los Angeles last weekend, securing the top prize of $61,500 USD and winning their third major CS:GO trophy in a row at the same time.
EA and Respawn are trying to revamp the Apex Legends esports scene and drive the relatively new title a step forward with the launch of the Apex Legends Global Series in 2020. The video game developers plan to expand their esports program and are hoping to kick off the new Apex tournament series on January 25th.
EA sports and Respawn are trying to revamp the Apex Legends esports scene with the launch of the Apex Legends Global Series in 2020. The newly conceived Global Series is scheduled to kick off on January 25th, and will see PC players from over 60 countries compete in 12 live Apex Legends events, for a combined-total prize-pool of around $3 million USD.
Evil Geniuses smashed Team Secret 2-0 at the ONE Esports World Pro Invitational in Singapore, booking their spot in the Upper Bracket Finals. The major Dota 2 event being held for the first time, is taking place between the 17th and 22nd of December, and will see the winners take home the top prize of $200,000 USD.
Evil Geniuses were able to easily brush aside Team Secret in the Upper Bracket round 1, booking themselves a spot in the Upper Bracket finals versus Gambit Esports, just one win away from a place in the Grand Finals of the ONE Esports World Pro Invitational.
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