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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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Esports Integrity Coalition rebrands to Esports Integrity Commission

Esports Integrity Coalition has rebranded to Esports Integrity Commission, as announced during ESI London. The not-for-profit association has changed its identity to “more meaningfully target the integrity needs of the esports industry.” Logo credit: Esports Integrity Commission Ian Smith, Commissioner of Esports Integrity Commission discussed the rebrand: “I am really proud that we have reached the […]

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What went down on day one of ESI London

Franchising in esports, the convergence of pop culture and esports, and the potential of mobile esports; these are just some of the topics that were discussed on the first day of ESI London. Take into account the networking opportunities and it’s undeniable that the event has not been one to miss so far. Photo credit: […]

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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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The Coalition and PGL detail Gears 5 esports program

Games developer The Coalition, together with event organiser PGL, has unveiled details for the upcoming Gears 5 esports program. The 2019-2020 season will provide opportunities for players of all skill levels from around the world to compete for $2 million (£1.9 million) worth of prize money. Image credit: The Coalition The season will be divided into […]

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BLAST Premier announced with $4.25M prize pool for 2020

BLAST Pro Series has announced a new Counter-Strike: Global Offensive tournament series, BLAST Premier, which will have a total annual prize pool of $4.25 million (£3.4 million) in 2020. The circuit will have two season finals and a Global Final where the winning team will take home $500,000 (£399,807.50) and $1,000,000 (£799,615) respectively. [embedded content] […]

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Rowan University to launch esports program with N3rd Street Gamers

Rowan University has partnered with Philadelphia-based amateur esports network N3rd Street Gamers to develop a collegiate esports and academic program. The partnership will see N3rd Street Gamers invest over $1 million (£801,939) to build a 7,500 square foot facility dedicated to gaming on Rowan Boulevard in Glassboro, New Jersey. Image credit: N3rd Street Gamers Ali A. Houshmand, President […]

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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 Esports enters partnership with Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

North American organisation NRG Esports has named the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) as its new charitable partner through to 2020.  The partnership will see those who represent the organisation help to raise awareness and drive donations. Image credit: NRG esports Brett Lautenbach, President of NRG Esports discussed the partnership in a release: “I’m thrilled about this new […]