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Esports Now Game News: Updates & Must-See Details – 08/30/17


The world of competitive gaming is heating up. Season one of the Overwatch Contenders series is in full swing. Meanwhile, the Nielsen entertainment empire appears to be entering into the esports community. And in other news Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite is coming out in less than a month, and the character roster is looking phenomenal.

What’s going on with Season One of the Overwatch Contenders?

Season One of the Overwatch Contenders series kicked on Saturday, August 19, 2017. The stage has been set for an ultimate esports showdown; eight of the best North American teams will face off against the best teams from Europe. The winning team receives a grand prize of $100,000.

North American Teams

  1. Team EnVyUS
  2. Kungarna
  3. EnVision eSports
  4. Rogue
  5. FaZe Clan
  7. Renegades
  8. Immortals

European Teams

  1. Misfits
  2. GamersOrigin
  3. Team Gigantti
  4. 123
  5. Cloud9 EU
  6. eUnited
  7. Bazooka Puppiez
  8. Team Singularity

The regular season is scheduled to played over a six-week period. Each team will play a four-map-set against every other team in their region. The top four teams of North America and Europe will then move onto the playoffs.

On Saturdays and Sundays during the regular season, Oomba will broadcast the esports competition live, first with European matches and then finishing off with the North American matches. Oomba will provide updates each week leading up to the finals of the Overwatch Contender series.

Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite

Who doesn’t love a good fighting game? Welp, there’s the Mothers Against Violent Video Game Addiction and Violence, but that’s a whole ‘nother story.

Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite is set to hit stores on September 19, 2017. The roster is looking amazing. Ghost Rider and Dormammu were recently added to the Marvel side, while Firebrand and Jedah Dohma was added to the Capcom side.

Infinity Stones will be added to this game, to enhance your fighting experience. This is the first Marvel vs. Capcom game to ever feature Infinity Stones. These stones give your character special powers and/or stat boosts. They featured appeared in the 1995 game Marvel Super Hereos.

If you want to get a taste of Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite action today then you can always download a demo of the game for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Nielsen is getting into Esports

The Nielsen entertainment empire has just joined the esports community. Nielsen Esports has become a new addition to Nielsen entertainment, and they look to set the egaming world on fire. There is a ton of demand for esports sponsorships and Nielsen looks to be filling that void.

This entertainment empire has a juggernaut of an advisory board. This board is comprised of ESL, ESPN, Facebook, Fifa, Major League Gaming and Activision Blizzard, as well as NBA 2K League, The Next Level, YouTube, Sony PlayStation, Turner Sports, Twitch, and Unilever.

Nielsen heading into the egaming sphere means more potential sponsorships and money for the esports community, which can lead to more professional tournaments, profits, and prizes.

Esports is growing by the second!

Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite Confirmed Roster

Want to know the complete roster for Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite? Look no further…


  1. Black Panther
  2. Captain America
  3. Captain Marvel
  4. Doctor Strange
  5. Dormammu
  6. Gamora
  7. Ghost Rider
  8. Hawkeye
  9. Hulk
  10. Iron Man
  11. Nova
  12. Rocket Raccoon
  13. Thanos
  14. Thor
  15. Ultron


  1. Arthur
  2. Chris Redfield
  3. Chun-Li
  4. Dante
  5. Frank West
  6. Jedah Dohma
  7. Mega Man X
  8. Mike Haggar
  9. Morrigan Aenstand
  10. Nathan Spencer
  11. Nemesis
  12. Ryu
  13. Sigma
  14. Strider Hiryu
  15. Zero
  16. Firebrand

More Esports Now Game News!

Look below and find out more updates from Esports Now Game News. Enter the realm of competitive gaming at your own risk!

What else is going on with Overwatch?

Will Esports join the NCAA? Plus, scholarships for competitive gaming is on the rise…

The Overwatch League is expanding! Plus, Valve just announced a new game…

Find out about the Overwatch League’s first female competitor! It’s about damn time!

Visa crackdowns by the United States’ TSA has thrown a wrench in the Valve tournament. This is certainly not making competitive gaming great again!

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