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Alliance and Razer partnership expands

Swedish based player-owned esports organisation Alliance has expanded its partnership with gaming peripherals and accessories manufacturer Razer. Alliance will become the global chair ambassador for Razer’s latest gaming chair – the Razer Iskur – which was announced recently at RazerCon. Credit: Razer RELATED: Helix eSports welcomes Razer as exclusive peripherals partner The extension of the partnership with […]

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FACEIT announces suite of collegiate esports offerings

Tournament organiser FACEIT has revealed its first set of collegiate esports offerings, slated to arrive as early as next month. The collegiate event suite, headlined by a combined $55,000 (£42,259.52) prize pool, will produce competitions across Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, League of Legends, and VALORANT for participating teams in North America. Image credit: FACEIT RELATED: Halo […]

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NAG Studios raises $1M in pre-seed round

Swedish games development studio NAG Studios has received $1 million (£765,565) in investment through a pre-seed round. The round was led by London Venture Partners, an early-stage fund that has invested in Supercell, Unity, and Playfish. Credit: NAG Studios RELATED: Talon Esports raises $2M in seed round With the capital, NAG Studios plans to add games developers to […]

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Blocksport adds Heinrich Zetlmayer as Board Director

Mobile application solutions provider Blocksport has announced that Heinrich Zetlmayer will join its board of directors. Zetlmayer previously served as the Vice President at IBM and is currently an executive member of the board at ESL. Credit: Blocksport RELATED: Blocksport co-founder discusses mission to deliver heightened fan engagement Zetlmayer has been brought in to “support Blocksport’s […]

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Capcom, Konami, and Sega join Global Esports Federation

The Global Esports Federation (GEF) has announced Japanese game publishers Konami, Sega, and Capcom as the latest members to join its ranks. Alongside being members of the GEF, the publishers have also joined the recently-announced Publishers and Developers Advisory Council (PDAC). Credit: Global Esports Federation RELATED: Global Esports Federation joins forces with Nielsen Chris Chan, President of the Global Esports Federation, spoke […]

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Talon Esports raises $2M in seed round

Hong Kong-based organisation Talon Esports has announced it has raised $2 million (£1.52 million) after completing its seed round. Participants in the funding round included Widus Strategic Investments, EMC Capital, Widus Strategic Investments, and founder of esports marketing agency United Esports, Felix LaHaye. Credit: Talon Esports RELATED: ReKTGlobal raises $35 million from Summit Partners Thanks to the funding […]

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Valve funds rebooted Movistar Liga Pro Gaming season

Games publisher Valve has committed funding to reboot the Movistar Liga Pro Gaming circuit, a professional South American Dota 2 competition previously cancelled due to COVID-19.  Produced by entertainment company Live Media Esports Entertainment, the competition features a total prize pool of $45,000 (~£34,512). Image credit: Movistar Liga Pro Gaming RELATED: Live Media and MissClick TV partner to […]

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Code Red Esports’ parent company lists on CSE

Gamesquare Esports Inc., the parent company of Code Red Esports, has announced that it expects to commence trading on the Canadian Securities Exchange.  The latest step from Gamesquare Esports comes following the completion of a reverse takeover transaction with Magnolia Colombia Ltd.  Image credit: Canadian Securities Exchange RELATED: Toby “TobiWan” Dawson boards Code Red as Head of Broadcast Talent It […]

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Simplicity Esports to acquire five additional gaming centres

U.S. based esports organisation Simplicity Esports has signed non-binding letters of intent to acquire five franchisee-owned esports centres.  The acquisitions are due to be closed by October 30, subject to due diligence, execution of definitive agreements, and completion of leases with improved terms with the respective landlords. Image Credit: Simplicity Esports RELATED: Simplicity Esports acquires PLAYlive Nation gaming […]

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IBM enters esports, Team Vitality opens facility in Stade de France | ESI Digest #13

Each week, ESI Digest breaks down the weekly happenings in the esports industry, making sense of things so you don’t have to. As well as being housed on YouTube, ESI Digest is available on all major podcast platforms and is also available in written form below. This week on ESI Digest, we cover Team Vitality’s new facility in Stade de […]