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This week in esports: Arrests, Xfinity, Kellogg Company, Pittsburgh Knights

This week in esports saw CS:GO players in Australia get arrested for alleged match-fixing, Overwatch League partner with both Xfinity and Kellogg Company, and Pittsburgh Knights plan to expand into Latin America. [embedded content] We also have a twice-weekly newsletter that informs you of every significant happening in the business and industry side of esports, […]

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GumGum Sports reveals esports social rankings for Q2 2019

Artificial intelligence-powered sports sponsorship and marketing technology company GumGum Sports has revealed the top ranking organisations in esports when it comes to social media presence and engagement during the second quarter of 2019. Helping to show exactly where the top organisations rank across a number of factors and then providing key insights based on that […]

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Overwatch League announces multi-year deal with Kellogg Company

Activision Blizzard has announced Kellogg Company as a partner of Overwatch League through a multi-year deal. The deal, which will last through 2021, includes co-marketing initiatives with Kellogg Company’s Cheez-It and Pringles brands. Image credit: Overwatch League The deal will see Cheez-It Grooves and Pringles Wavy brands be the presenting sponsors of the halftime show and highlights segments during the 2019 […]

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GIRLGAMER Esports Festival heads to Dubai for World Finals

GIRLGAMER Esports Festival is taking its World Finals to Dubai, UAE on December 12-14th. The event, which will be hosted at the Meydan Grandstand, will include a business conference and an awards ceremony alongside the main competition. Photo credit: GIRLGAMER Fernando Pereira, President of Grow uP eSports discussed the venture: “We are very enthusiastic about bringing our event to Dubai […]

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Mogul announces partnership with SARENA

Australian esports tournament platform Mogul has announced a partnership with esports organisation and venue operator SARENA. The deal will assist Mogul in expanding into the Middle Eastern esports market. Logo credit: Esports Mogul As part of the partnership, Mogul’s platform will be used for the ESaudi Professional League (eSPL) and the Electronic Prince Mohamed Bin Salman Cup (eMBS […]

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Ready closes $5 million Series A funding round

Ready, developer of esports tournament platform The Ready Games, has announced the close of a $5 million (£4 million) Series A funding round. The round was led by BITKRAFT Esports Ventures and includes participation from new investors Comcast Ventures and Eldridge Industries. Image credit: Ready Scott Rupp, Founding Partner of BITKRAFT Esports Ventures commented in a release: “The gaming industry […]

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Pittsburgh Knights receives investment from Esports MX LATAM Fund

North American organisation Pittsburgh Knights has received investment from Esports MX LATAM Fund, a group of investors based in Mexico. Alongside the investment, a deal has been made that will see Esports MX LATAM launch an affiliated esports team in Mexico modeled on Pittsburgh Knights’ organisational framework. Image credit: Pittsburgh Knights The figure of the […]