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SoStronk announces funding from IP Ventures

Online gaming platform SoStronk has raised an undisclosed sum of money from IP Ventures in a funding round. The capital will be used for research and development and to expand its team. It’ll focus on recruitment, marketing, QA, and development. Image credit: SoStronk Tanmaya Vats, Investor at IP Ventures commented on the investment: “Esports is a […]

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BLAST Pro Series Global Final heads to Bahrain

BLAST Pro Series is taking its 2019 Global Final to Bahrain with a total prize pool of $500,000 (£401,225). The event will take place on December 13-14th, acting as the culmination of this year’s circuit.  Image credit: BLAST Pro Series Robbie Douek, CEO of BLAST Pro Series discussed the decision in a release: “Bahrain is […]

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Gen.G announces player wellness campaign

Multinational organisation Gen.G esports has announced a player wellness campaign that aims to promote physical and mental health in esports. The organisation has partnered with gym chain LA Fitness and wellness application Simple Habit to launch the campaign. Photo credit: Gen.G esports In July, Gen.G opened a headquarters facility in Los Angeles. The building is […]

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This week in Chinese esports: Esports Shanghai Masters, Forbes

As part of our partnership with China Electronic Athletics, we’re now bringing you the biggest headlines from the esports industry in China every week. This week in Chinese esports saw the unveiling of LPL and Nike’s collaboration, the announcement of Esports Shanghai Masters, and Forbes China select its top 10 leaders in esports. We also have a twice-weekly newsletter […]

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Razer commits £5.87M for esports development in Singapore

Gaming hardware company Razer has committed $10 million SGD (£5.87 million) towards the development of gaming and esports in Singapore over the next 12 months. The funds will be used for supporting Singapore-based esports teams, funding Team Singapore at the Southeast Asian Games, and investing in companies that are either in Singapore or founded by Singaporeans. Logo […]

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Overwatch League partners with DreamSeat for 2020 season

Furniture company DreamSeat‘s brand Zipchair Gaming has been named the official chair supplier of Activision Blizzard’s Overwatch League. Players have been competing in the company’s Xpression gaming chair throughout the playoffs, though the deal has now been confirmed for the rest of the 2019 and the upcoming 2020 season. Photo credit: Overwatch League Chandler Suprina, VP of Business Development […]

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This week in Chinese esports: Guangzhou, China Unicom

As part of our partnership with China Electronic Athletics, we’re now bringing you the biggest headlines from the esports industry in China every week. This week in Chinese esports saw the release of a three-year development plan for esports in Guangzhou, and China Unicom sign a strategic cooperation agreement with Tencent Esports. We also have a […]

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Team Flash secures $1.5 million in seed funding

Southeast Asian organisation Team Flash has secured $1.5 million (£1.24 million) in a seed round. The funding round was led by Singapore-based family office Octava, a company that has recently added esports as one of its investment verticals. Photo credit: Arena of Valor Terence Ting, CEO of Team Flash said of the investment: “With the rise […]