bytes: PUBG, Heroes of the Storm, WoW, Casual Connect

Stream.Me PUBG Invitational

The best 36 PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds teams will compete this weekend in a double elimination tournament with $1,000 in prizes.  The teams that got through the Showdown Qualifiers will clash in a double elimination bracket starting July 1st at 2pm EST.

The matches will be streamed exclusively on the Stream.ME platform.

Confirmed Teams:

North America:

  • PUBG Team
  • Off Constantly
  • Noble eSports
  • Trigger Happy
  • Sky Is The Limit
  • Flash Point Esports
  • Smokin’ Aces
  • Set To Destroy X
  • Mars PUBG
  • Royal Vanquish
  • Why Tempt Fate
  • KFC
  • Pubg Pros
  • ALT F4
  • Team AGG
  • We Are One
  • Corpsman UP
  • Pile Time


  • LSWR – Rat Exterminators
  • Team Kinguin
  • Georgopol Gangsters
  • Four Kings
  • Fear The Four
  • versusYou eSports
  • Bratva
  • Beamers
  • Glitch
  • Grabuge
  • Loot Shoot Win Repeat
  • Up2You
  • GodSquad
  • Heltane frå Heddal
  • Bamble DreamTeam
  • Straight outta Pochinki
  • Valhalla Warriors
  • Exzitiniai

Prize Pool

  • 1st Place: $500 (non-cash prize)
  • 2nd Place: $300 (non-cash prize)
  • 3rd Place: $100 (non-cash prize)
  • 4th Place: $100 (non-cash prize)

Heroes of the Storm – Heroes Global Championship

Just days after the Mid-Season Brawl, the best Heroes teams didn’t have much time to rest before Phase 2 of HGC League Play began.  The teams will have five weeks of League Play before the Western Clash and Eastern Clash.  After those tournaments, the players will compete for another five weeks before the Crucible and the big event: the HGC Finals at BlizzCon 2017.

Week One of Phase Two saw NA Teams Gale Force eSports and No Tomorrow winning their matches to top the table early in the season.  Even in Death are newcomers to the league and had some trouble in their first week, dropping both of their matches against Team Freedom and Tempo Storm.

In Europe, the new kids on the block are Zealots, a team who took out Playing Ducks 3-0 in their first match, but fell to the Mid-Season Brawl champions Fnatic.  Team Liquid looked solid in their first two matches, especially while shutting down Team Dignitas in their second match of the week.

Standings and Schedules for HGC

World of Warcraft Arena

Europe Cup #3

Over two days of competition Kiev, Ukraine the top World of Warcraft teams battled it out for valuable points to get to Blizzcon and the $6000 prize pool.  In something of a surprise result, Method beat current points leaders Enjoy Legion.  After this tournament Method are currently in fourth place while Enjoy Legion retain their top spot by a considerable margin.

Current Points Standings

#1 Enjoy Legion 288
#2 Northern Gaming Blue 212
#3 BOYZZ 200
#4 Method: Triforce 184
#5 EMO 120
#6 KFC Managers 80
#7 ABC 48
#8 Making a Movie 38
#9 Æerø die Maschine 12
#10 Another One 6


It’s prime time for convention season, and this year Esports Source has partnered with Casual Connect USA 2017.  The gaming trade show will be held August 1-3, 2017, at Benaroya Hall, 200 University St., Seattle, Washington, USA and the event is hosted by international trade organization Computer Games Association.

Casual Connect USA is CGA’s largest event – complete with the 19th Indie Prize Awards and major networking parties. Over 2,000 professionals from different fields in the gaming industry will gather for three days of lectures, workshops, exhibition, showcases and networking events with 200 speakers and 40 Indie Prize Showcase teams.

“Casual Connect has an established legacy in leading the conversation about the business of games across the globe. We realize the need to adapt and evolve along with the rapid changes within the games industry. With changing perspectives and broader discussions, attendees can expect a new range of conference content and activities that will deliver deep insights on industry issues and practical advice for game developers”, says Sasha Paleeva, Content Manager of Computer Games Association.

You can register for the event and get more information on the Casual Connect website.