ESL One Birmingham was only announced a handful of days ago and it’s already proving to be a popular event. The very first Dota 2 Major to be hosted in the UK, it’s been made clear that it’s going to be a big one – selling over 1,000 tickets in the first five minutes of them being made available. Specific numbers haven’t been released as of yet, but it’s evident that this particular Dota 2 event is out-performing any other hosted by ESL in the past.
The past week in esports has been fruitful in terms of big news and new developments, so naturally we’ve got the most interesting bits covered for you. This week saw the announcement of the first Dota 2 Major in the UK, Facebook has secured more exclusive broadcasting rights, the NHL has entered the industry with its own World Championship, and footballing legend Javier Mascherano is working on esports within the Latin American community. Below is a brief overview of each of these stories.
Captain America actor Chris Evans has partially explained what his character has been up to since the events of Civil War. Speaking with Screen Rant, the veteran MCU actor remained coy about many of the things Cap will be involved in during Avengers: Infinity War — but as many fans have suspected — Evans revealed what his character had done on the lead up to the ensemble film. “I’ve dropped the shield essentially. I kind of went rogue a little bit.
If you asked me a year ago where I’d be career-wise at this time, I’d have said I’d be a decent digital marketer.
Instead, I identified exactly where my passion was and pivoted my actions accordingly.
The result? I’m busy as shit but I’ve never been happier. You do you.
I occasionally have moments where I actually process exactly what I'm doing to earn a living.
I'm getting paid to write about video games and comic books. Young Adam wouldn't believe this if you told him, nor would he be able to comprehend that it's actually a thing.
@RenaldoMatadeen I'm 23 pal. Hahaha I'm just adjusting to the freelance life and I'm finding myself staying in bed wayyyy too long and eating for the sake of it.
I decided earlier this week to change it up, so yeah your advice makes complete sense!
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