Overwatch League signs its first female player

Polygon: “Overwatch League team Shanghai Dragons announced today that it signed 19-year-old pro player Kim ‘Geguri’ Se-Yeon, confirming reports that she’ll be the first woman to play in the league.”

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Tencent Boosts Mobile eSports with $500K Purse

Engadget: “Mobile eSports are becoming a big deal. Last year, mobile MOBA Vainglory’s big eSports tournament was backed by Amazon. Supercell put on a Clash Royale $1 million tournament last summer, too. Now China’s Tencent Games is getting in on the action with plans for a series of eSport tournaments, beginning with the Arena of Valor World Cup in July of this year. The contest will take place in Los Angeles and offer a prize pool of more than $500,000, according to the press release.”