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Ninja makes Time's 'Most Influential People' list for 2019 The Fortnite Streamer joins Mo Salah, Donald Trump, Pope Francis, and Taylor Swift on the year's top 100 list

Fortnite streamer Tyler "Ninja" Blevins is what's known in the business as an "influencer." But he's more than just your average, run-of-the-mill guy on YouTube: According to Time, he stands with Brie Larson, The Rock, Nancy Pelosi, Jair Bolsonaro, Brett Kavanaugh, and the Pope as one of the world's 100 most influential people in 2019.

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The Esports team Gen.G just raised $46 million, and its investors include Will Smith This most recent round of investors includes actor Will Smith, Japanese soccer player Keisuke Honda’s Dreamers Fund, Los Angeles Clippers minority owner Dennis Wong and Alibaba Group’s ex-chairman of U.S. investments, Michael Zeisser

Esports organization Gen.G announces it has raised $46 million in a funding round led by some big names in sports and entertainment. This most recent round of investors includes actor Will Smith and Japanese soccer player Keisuke Honda’s Dreamers Fund, as well as Los Angeles Clippers minority owner Dennis Wong and Alibaba Group’s former chairman of U.S. investments, Michael Zeisser.

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Aquinas College adds Esports program for 2019-2020 season, hires Adam Antor as Head Coach Aquinas College is launching an esports program in fall 2019, providing students a new opportunity to participate in competitive video gaming, with Adam Antor the first Head Coach

Aquinas College is launching an esports program in fall 2019, providing students a new opportunity to participate in competitive video gaming. AQ will become the fifth institution in Michigan to offer esports at the college level. Adam Antor will be the school's first-ever esports head coach.

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EsportsObserver: MSI to provide $174K in prizing for high school Esports league spring major

The High School Esports League’s Spring Major will feature more than $174K USD in prizing in the form of MSI computers and peripherals. The Spring Major features competition in nine games, including Overwatch, Rocket League, and League of Legends. Each game’s winning team earns an MSI Sports Arena setup for its high school, which includes six desktop PCs and six laptops.

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University of Montevallo has announced Esports team for fall 2019 University of Montevallo is starting a competitive Esports team

UM is starting a new competitive Esports team in the Fall of 2019. UM is currently recruiting League of Legends players who are looking to achieve a college degree while pursuing their passion of competitive gaming. The goal is to field a varsity team that will compete not only in one-off tournament play, but also within conference play against other colleges and universities.

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Kyle Jenkins named the first Esports Manager and Head Coach at Western Colorado University Western Colorado University announced Kyle Jenkins as the new Esports Coach and Manager/Video Coordinator. He will lead the development of Esports and oversee athletic video production.

Western Colorado University Athletics is excited to announce Kyle Jenkins as the new Mountaineer Esports Coach and Manager/Video Coordinator. Jenkins will lead the development of esports at Western, along with overseeing athletic video production.