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Ultimate Gaming League launches with NFL player-owned team franchises

The Ultimate Gaming League, a multi-game competitive league with team franchises owned by current and former National Football League (NFL) players, will launch this month. The league is powered by Antares Gaming, a firm that builds esports initiatives for celebrities, in cooperation with Opera Event, and will host a player draft on December 21st. Image […]

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ThriveFantasy announces strategic partnership with Envy Gaming

Fantasy sports and esports proposition (prop) betting platform ThriveFantasy has announced a strategic partnership with North American esports organisation Envy Gaming. The partnership is ThriveFantasy’s first collaboration with an esports organisation and will see the firm named as the ‘Official Daily Fantasy Esports Platform’ for Team Envy. RELATED: Envy Gaming launches ‘EnvyUS’ membership programme Envy Gaming […]

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Key esports sponsorships and partnerships, November 2020

As always, there were plenty of notable deals made in the esports industry last month. Tokidoki and Team Liquid; Casio and FaZe Clan; ESforce and Skillbox; and many more. To keep everybody up-to-date, Esports Insider has compiled all of the most interesting, significant partnerships and sponsorships from November into a single article.  Team Liquid offers new […]

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Learfield IMG strikes Esports Engine, Mainline and Endeavor deals for Level Next

Learfield IMG College has announced partnerships with operations company Esports Engine, tournament software and management company Mainline, and Endeavor for its Level Next collegiate league. Level Next was first announced back in October after Learfield IMG College secured a multi-year partnership with EA to launch the competition. Photo Credit: Level Next RELATED: EA and Learfield IMG announce […]

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EA and Learfield IMG announce ‘Level Next’ college league

Electronic Arts (EA) has entered into a multi-year partnership with intercollegiate athletics media and technology firm Learfield IMG College to launch Level Next, an esports league supporting more than 2,500 schools. Level Next will feature at least one of EA’s esports franchises and acts as the ‘official home for EA’s collegiate esports champions’. The new partnership will kick […]

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Rooney Rule Revisited During Panel Discussion

Brian Baptiste Ken Gormley, president of Duquesne University recently moderated a webinar about the impact of the NFL’s Rooney Rule and its contemporary relevance. Duquesne University presented the timely webinar co-sponsored by the Atlantic 10 (A-10) commission on racial equity, diversity and inclusion (DEI). Gormley was joined by La Salle University athletic director Brian Baptiste […]

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GGLeagues to launch national recreational gaming leagues

American amateur tournament organiser GGLeagues has announced the launch of a series of national recreational gaming leagues across multiple titles. The company will launch remote leagues for Rocket League, FIFA, Madden, and Fortnite in January 2021.  Image credit: GGLeagues RELATED: FACEIT announces suite of collegiate esports offerings GGLeagues’ new national leagues will likely be geared towards partners such […]