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Team Vitality bolsters performance team with three additions

French organisation Team Vitality has appointed former professional tennis player Thierry Ascione to lead its performance department. Ascione has coached tennis stars such as Elina Svitolina and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the past. Image credit: Team Vitality RELATED: Team Vitality extends Orange partnership until 2021 Ascione first worked with Team Vitality’s Counter-Strike: Global Offensive team in December […]

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Fnatic hires Nimish Raut to lead efforts in India

British organisation Fnatic has continued its push into India, adding former Riot Games employee Nimish Raut to lead its division in the country. Raut’s LinkedIn profile confirms that he began the role in December. Prior to that, Raut was Riot Games’ Senior Manager for Esports in Southeast Asia and Greater China and led strategy for […]

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Allied Esports to receive $5M investment from Brookfield Property Partners

Esports entertainment company Allied Esports is set to receive a $5 million (£3.84 million) investment from real estate company Brookfield Property Partners. The investment will assist Allied Esports in bringing its esports venue concept to malls and retail destinations. Photo credit: Allied Esports RELATED: Allied Esports and Simon to open esports venue in Mall of Georgia As part […]

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Magic Gaming enters multi-year partnership with Bud Light

NBA 2K League team Magic Gaming has entered a multi-year partnership with Anheuser-Busch brand Bud Light. The partnership will have a focus on both the fans of Magic Gaming and its players, including the sponsorship of a tournament series. Image credit: Magic Gaming RELATED: Overwatch League partners with Bud Light as official beer sponsor Bud Light will act as […]

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ESL reveals Pro League Season 10 viewership statistics

Tournament organiser ESL has revealed the viewership statistics for the tenth season of its Counter Strike: Global Offensive Pro League. The increase in viewership based upon the previous season is thought to be partly down to the new format and the revamped visual identity of the league for 2019. Photo credit: ESL RELATED: ESL and DreamHack ink television rights […]

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PENTA Sports finds chair partner in RECARO eGaming

German organisation PENTA Sports has partnered with RECARO eGaming, a gaming division of seating manufacturer RECARO. The partnership will see the company equip the PENTA Performance Center with its gaming chairs. Screenshot via: RECARO eGaming RELATED: PENTA Sports partners with Cyberport for its performance centre Daniel Behres, Managing Director of RECARO eGaming discussed the partnership in a release: “Our close cooperation and […]

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EPICENTER finds technical partner in ASUS ROG

EPICENTER has partnered with gaming hardware brand ASUS Republic of Gamers for its Counter-Strike: Global offensive event. The deal will see the teams use ASUS ROG products and allow fans to be able to test out products in the venue. Photo credit: EPICENTER RELATED: Parimatch partners with EPICENTER for CS:GO event The analytics team at the event will […]

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League of Legends wins big at The Game Awards 2019

League of Legends developer Riot Games was amongst the biggest winners at The Game Awards 2019, dominating the Esports Awards category. The popular MOBA won Best Esports Game and Best Esports Event for its 2019 World Championship, while LEC mainstays Eefje “Sjokz” Depoortere and G2 Esports also received honours. Photo credit: Riot Games RELATED: UK Esports Awards crowns winners for 2019 Here’s […]

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DreamHack to operate UKLC Spring Split alongside Nordic Championship

Event organiser DreamHack has revealed that it will be operating the UKLC Spring Split alongside the Nordic Championship. The returning Nordic Championship will feature a 200,000 SEK (£16,100) prize pool for the Spring 2020 season, whilst the UK League Championship Spring Split will have £60,000 up for grabs. Image credit: DreamHack RELATED: LVP UK to no longer […]

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Astralis Group to operate Juventus’ esports efforts

Italian football club Juventus has entered an agreement with Astralis Group to operate its esports initiatives. Juventus was announced as one of four additions to the eFootball League ahead of its second season. RELATED: eFootball League welcomes four major football clubs Giorgio Ricci, Chief Revenue Officer of Juventus discussed the club’s involvement in a release: “The entry into […]