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The Week in Esports

05/26/22: Oakley’s new OpTics; International’s big week; PGL sets record

  • Dota 2’s annual tournament, The International, locked in Singapore to play host to its annual blitz this October
  • Speaking of which, last year’s edition of The International saw Valve win an Emmy
  • Meanwhile, Riot Games announced that the 2022 LCS Summer Split will kick off starting June 17
  • The 2022 Gran Turismo World Series returns tomorrow with the first rounds of the Online Season 1
  • FACEIT announced the launch of the Gucci Gaming Academy
  • Gen.G locked in a partnership with password manager brand, 1Password
  • Psyonix and Nissan announced the launch of the Nissan Z Performance Bundle available in Rocket League
  • Belong Gaming Arenas and eFuse are partnering to host the 2022 College Call of Duty national championship
  • Overwatch League is lining up select match days this season that will feature community co-streaming
  • Speaking of Overwatch League, the Dallas Fuel tapped the services of Digital Seat Media
  • EBET unveiled an agreement
  • SNK CORPORATION announced the official KOF XV ICFC Weekly will kick off today
  • FaZe Clan announced a year-long apparel collaboration with Disney
  • FaZe Clan is also continuing its music push as FaZe Kaysan releases his second single “MVP”
  • NYXL and SPORTFIVE are partnering up
  • Call of Duty’s next entry in the franchise, Modern Warfare II, will be released on Oct. 28