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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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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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Anders Hørsholt boards Astralis Group as Co-CEO

Astralis Group – the parent company of Astralis, Origen, and Future FC – has brought on Anders Hørsholt as its Co-CEO alongside Nikolaj Nyholm. Hørsholt is the former CEO of FC Copenhagen and most recently served as Vice President of MTG Nordic. Photo credit: Astralis Group Nyholm commented on the hire in a release: “Anders will […]

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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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Riot Games increases professionalism of four European Regional Leagues

League of Legends developer Riot Games has announced off-season changes for four of its European Regional Leagues, aiming to increase their professionalism. The goal is to bring the leagues closer to the LoL European Championship (LEC) by creating a more professional atmosphere and system. Photo credit: Riot Games The leagues that will changed are Spain’s SuperLiga Orange, France’s Ligue […]

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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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Veloce Esports receives investment from Eric Tveter

London-based organisation Veloce Esports has received investment from Eric Tveter, former Central Europe CEO of Liberty Global. Tveter’s investment is part of an angel funding round for the organisation, though no financial details or additional information have been disclosed at the time of writing. Photo credit: Veloce Esports Rupert Svendsen-Cook, Business Director of Veloce Esports discussed the investment […]

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Pro Play Esports launches online tournament platform

Mexican event organiser Pro Play Esports has launched with the aim of giving casual players a chance to compete for money and practice against other competitors. Pro Play Esports will host short tournament seasons every three months, regional leagues, and a ‘Grand Slam’ event that wraps up each season. Logo credit: Pro Play Esports The company’s regional […]