Amazon UK will stream some English Premier League games for free

Amazon UK will stream some English Premier League games for free
Last month, BBC Sport announced it would be showing some of these games — marking the first time Premier League matches will be shown live by the broadcaster. Amazon is picking up some of the rest. It’s not yet clear which matches Amazon and other broadcasters will add to their free roster.
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Overwatch League viewership doubled under its tournament format

Overwatch League viewership doubled under its tournament format
There’s another factor that probably led to higher viewership last weekend. It was the first time this season that viewers could earn tokens just for watching. These can be exchanged for in-game OWL-themed skins.
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NBA 2K League season three starts May 5th with six weeks of remote matches

NBA 2K League season three starts May 5th with six weeks of remote matches
Now the esports pros will take center stage, however in this third season, the plan is to play at least the first six weeks remotely, for obvious reasons. There are 23 teams participating, including the first one that’s not linked to an NBA franchise with the Gen.
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Overwatch League tries to galvanize interest with a May Madness tournament

Overwatch League tries to galvanize interest with a May Madness tournament
So far in 2020, teams have been playing for their season records. Games over the first three weekends of May will still count towards overall win-loss records. Actual tournament matches won’t, but the top four squads in each region will earn bonus wins towards playoff qualification.
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Overwatch League tries to galvanize interest with a May Madness tournament

Overwatch League tries to galvanize interest with a May Madness tournament
So far in 2020, teams have been playing for their season records. Games over the first three weekends of May will still count towards overall win-loss records. Actual tournament matches won’t, but the top four squads in each region will earn bonus wins towards playoff qualification.
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‘League of Legends’ mid-season tournament canceled due to COVID-19

‘League of Legends’ mid-season tournament canceled due to COVID-19
Running a remote version of the event isn’t exactly viable. Teams are spread far and wide and latency will have a significant impact on matches. The LoL regional leagues are still in play, however, and cutting this year’s MSI means they can stick to their original Summer Split schedules. 
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Premier League football stars face off in a weeklong virtual tournament

Premier League football stars face off in a weeklong virtual tournament
With both traditional and esports adjusting their schedules due to COVID-19, England’s Premier League announced a new, hybrid tournament, the ePremiere League Invitational, in which football stars and celebrity fans will test their esports abilities in a five-day, 20-team, single-elimination tourn
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Pro baseball players will compete in an online ‘MLB The Show’ league

Pro baseball players will compete in an online ‘MLB The Show’ league
Besides giving people something to watch, the league is for a good cause. The MLB, MLB Players Association and Sony will donate $5,000 on behalf of each player to their team’s local Boys and Girls Club affiliate.
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Call of Duty League resumes April 10th with online-only format

Call of Duty League resumes April 10th with online-only format
The Call of Duty League will return this weekend after several weeks of inaction. Much like the Overwatch League, its fellow Activision Blizzard esports series, matches will take place entirely online with players taking part remotely.
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