North American League of Legends Introduces Monday Night Games

Riot Games has published new changes to its top League of Legends competition in North America, the LCS, as well the tier-two LCS Academy. Most notably, regular season broadcasts will extend to three days a week, with four games on Saturday and Sunday (followed by an in-studio Academy game) and a new “Monday Night League” broadcast that will feature two “marquee match-ups” of the week.

ESL Pro Tour launched for StarCraft and Warcraft in three-year deal

Modern Times Group properties ESL and DreamHack have entered a three-year strategic agreement with Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II and Warcraft III: Reforged will receive their own ESL Pro Tour circuits with respective prize pools of $1.8 million and over US $200,000 in 2020 as part of the deal.