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VENN launches with $17M in seed funding

Video Game Entertainment & News Network (VENN), an esports network headed by Ariel Thorn and Ben Kusin, has been announced. The network, which is set to launch in 2020 with live studios in New York and Los Angeles, has raised $17 million (£13.61 million) in a seed funding round. Photo credit: VENN Kusin discussed the venture in a […]

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Pinnacle bets on GRID as esports data partner

Curaçao-based sports and esports betting provider Pinnacle has appointed GRID as its official esports data partner. The deal sees GRID provide rights to its esports data so Pinnacle can implement it into its esports offering. Logo credit: Pinnacle, GRID Marco Blume, Trading Director of Pinnacle discussed the partnership: “We’ve gone from being one of the […]

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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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Immersive Esports launches, backed by Immortals and Complexity Gaming

Immersive Systems Inc. has launched Immersive Esports, a mobile application that is “revolutionizing how fans follow pro esports.” The company also announced Complexity Gaming and Immortals Gaming Club as the founding partners of its partner program. Image credits: Immersive, Esports, StarLadder Immortals Gaming Club is the parent company of Immortals, MIBR, and OpTic Gaming; operating […]

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NRG, Rogue and Luminosity secure Call of Duty franchises

NRG Esports, Rogue, and Luminosity Gaming have secured what’s expected to be the final three franchises in the upcoming Call of Duty league. NRG Esports has acquired Chicago, London is owned by Rogue’s parent company ReKTGlobal, and Luminosity Gaming’s parent company Enthusiast Gaming has bought Seattle alongside Aquilini Investment Group. Photo credit: Call of Duty ReKTGlobal, […]

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PA Media and PandaScore partner to provide esports data to sportsbooks

UK-based multimedia news agency PA Media has announced a strategic partnership with esports data provider PandaScore that’s aimed at sportsbooks across Europe and the United States. The deal will see PA Media’s betting division act as PandaScore’s exclusive data distribution partner for bookmakers across UK and North Europe. It’ll also represent the company non-exclusively stateside. Logo credit: PandaScore Michael Grenham, […]

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Do Not Peek Entertainment to offer esports production services

Do Not Peek Entertainment, a production company with a focus on esports and gaming, has been officially announced. The company, which was founded by Scott “SirScoots” Smith and Jason “Alchemister” Baker alongside holding company GG Group, had been teased online for weeks prior to the announcement. Logo credit: Do Not Peek Entertainment SirScoots commented in a release: […]