ESPN recently launched its sports streaming service called ESPN+ and among other things, it will begin streaming exclusive UFC fights next year. The company has now announced that it’s adding e-sports to the mix as well. It’s going to start broadcasting several League of Legends championships live from this summer. The LoL esports competitions will be available on ESPN+ as part of a new multi-year agreement that the company has signed with developer Riot Games.

The first League of Legends competition to be broadcast live on ESPN+ is the 2018 North American League of Legends Championship Series Summer Split which kicks off on June 16th. ESPN+ subscribers will be able to watch it live through the ESPN app and the service’s website.

The NA LCS is one of the biggest LoL league in the region with 10 teams facing off against each other twice throughout the season. A total of 18 matches each are played with every team playing once per day. The competition is divided into two splits – Spring and Summer with the matches streaming live on ESPN+ on Saturdays and Sundays.

The NA LCS Summer Finals will take place at the Oracle Arena in Oakland, CA on September 8-9 while the third place match will be on Saturday, September 9. Once the Summer Split is completed, only three teams will qualify for the League of Legends World Championship which takes place in South Korea this fall.

Apple publishes transparency reports twice every year to highlight the number of account takedown requests that it received during the previous six months. The company has now released its first such report for the year which was accompanied by a statement to inform us all that the company will now also start reporting government requests it receives for app removals from the App Store.
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Verizon confirmed a long time ago that it’s also developing its own standalone online TV streaming service but we haven’t heard much about it since. The streaming service would have be a competitor to the likes of Sling TV by Dish and PlayStation Vue by Sony. However, it has been reported over the past couple of years that the project keeps getting delayed and now it seems that Verizon has decided to cancel the service altogether even before it was launched.
Read full post →Verizon’s Standalone TV Streaming Service Canceled

TCL’s BlackBerry Mobile division will soon be rolling out a new handset. This handset is the successor to the BlackBerry KeyOne and the company has already confirmed that the device will be called the BlackBerry Key2. A new teaser video has been released by the company which confirms reports that this will be the first BlackBerry-branded device with a dual camera system at the back. It also gives us a glimpse of a new mystery button on the full QWERTY keyboard.
Read full post →BlackBerry Key2 Teaser Reveals Dual Camera And Mystery Button

In a move that might not sit well with the custom ROM community, Huawei has announced that it’s halting its bootloader unlock program indefinitely. The company says that it’s taking this decision to provide a better user experience to its customers. To that end, it’s shutting down the bootloader unlock program indefinitely for its devices and even those handsets sold under its Honor brand.
Read full post →Huawei Bootloader Unlock Program Halted Indefinitely

Tesla CEO Elon Musk had recently promised that the company would update its map of planned Supercharger locations to identify the locations where new Supercharger stations will be installed during the 2018-2019 expansion of the network. The map has now been duly updated to highlight these locations which are spread throughout North America, China, and Europe. Tesla currently has more than 1,260 Supercharger stations across the globe with more than 9,800 Superchargers.
Read full post →Tesla Supercharger Map Updated With Planned 2018-2019 Locations

Valve confirmed a couple of weeks ago that it’s going to launch the Steam Link mobile app to enable PC games to stream games from their computers to their mobile devices. The app is already available for Android users in beta but the iOS release couldn’t go through because Apple rejected the app. A few days passed with no explanation from the company about why it had rejected the app and now Apple’s marketing chief Phil Schiller has explained why the company didn’t allow the app on the App Store.
Read full post →Apple Rejected Valve Steam Link App Due To Guideline Violations

HMD Global, the company that makes Nokia-branded smartphones now, has scheduled an event for May 29th where it seems that it’s going to be launching a battery-focused handset. The teaser that HMD Global has dropped suggests that whatever new handset it has up its sleeve, it’s likely going to focus on providing users with exceptional battery life.
Read full post →Nokia Launching Battery-Focused Handset On May 29th

The Android tablet market continues to slide but even though consumers aren’t picking them up, they will soon find Android tablets in New York City taxis. Curb Mobility has confirmed that its fleet of taxis in New York City will soon come with no less than two Android-powered tablets, one for the driver and the other for the passenger.
Read full post →New York City Taxis Will Soon Have Android Tablets

The Wolf Among Us was released by Telltale Games in 2013 to positive reviews. Fans have since been waiting for the sequel which the developer has already confirmed to be in development. The sequel was originally announced in July last year and Telltale was aiming for a launch in late 2018. That’s not going to happen, though, as Telltale has now officially confirmed that The Wolf Among Us 2 has been delayed to 2019.
Read full post →Telltale Delays The Wolf Among Us 2 To 2019