Melanie Hawthorne

About Melanie Hawthorne

„[Staff Writer] Mel is a London-based journalist that has been writing about video games for a few years now. After growing up in Vienna, Austria she followed her dreams and moved to London. Said dreams took her through a few different jobs before she settled on what she really wanted to do – periodically anger video game fans by expressing her opinions on video games via the Internet.“

Latest Articles by Melanie Hawthorne:

19/07/2019
Esports Industry

Reddit co-founder backs blockchain-based Hearthstone competitor

Alexis Ohanian, one of the co-founders of Reddit, one of the Internet’s most popular sites, has just invested big – he led a funding round that totalled $3.75 million. SaidMore
18/07/2019
Sports Games

Formula 1’s New Balance Esports Series is ready to advance – Pro Draft complete!

Perhaps the biggest name in racing (games) in the world is, of course, Formula 1. The top competition worldwide, with hundreds of thousands of fans itself carried much of itsMore
17/07/2019
Esports Industry

100 Thieves head straight for LA – funding series B & new headquarters!

One of the better-known organisations in the esports world, 100 Thieves, just achieved two major milestones in their journey. The first is the successful conclusion of their B-series founding round.More
16/07/2019
Esports Industry

Italian esports power-move – Mkers partners with My English School

Next to esports giants like the UK or even Germany, Italy isn’t exactly a major force. Despite dedicated fans, talented players and growing interest in the field of electronic sports,More
12/07/2019
Esports Industry

Lenovo backs Scottish company in exceptional deal

When it comes to esports, the UK is pretty big – not as big as countries like the US, China or South Korea, but definitely a front-runner with an activeMore
11/07/2019
Esports Industry

Esports.net Re-Launch – The big day is here!

It’s finally time – the big day is here! We are ready to officially reveal our new and improved esports.net. After listening to many of your requests and comments, we’veMore
28/06/2019
Esports Industry

FACEIT is launching its Quake Pro League

Popular international tournament organiser FACEIT has just announced that they’ll be launching a series of new tournaments for the game Quake Champions. The so-called Quake Pro League is going toMore
20/06/2019
Esports Industry

Gears 5 gets an esports tournament

As announced at E3 this year by Microsoft, the newest iteration of the Gears of War franchise – Gears 5 – will be released this year, on September 10th. WhereMore
14/06/2019
Esports Industry

DreamHack snacks on Doritos – a tasty partnership

Just in time for the DreamHack Summer event in Sweden, DreamHack announced a new partnership with snack brand Doritos. The next event starts just tomorrow – between June 15th andMore
13/06/2019
Esports Industry

Immortals LLC enters Series B Fundraising worth $30Million

Immortals LLC is definitely one of the better known esports organisation out there. While most fans tend to focus on their teams and matches, of course, the financial side ofMore