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Galaxy Racer: Investing in the future of MENA esports

Galaxy Racer’s MENA content creators. Image credit: Galaxy Racer Leading esports brands, athletes and celebrities have predominantly focused on engaging with esports communities across South East Asia, North America and Europe. The Middle East & North Africa (MENA) region’s potential, meanwhile, arguably remains largely untapped. This is despite the fact that MENA is one of […]

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“Esports 2.0”: Discussing ESL Gaming’s mobile esports ambitions

In 2021, esports expanded. Viewership figures continued to rise, and esports entities diversified across the sector in order to maximise potential. This led to a rise in cryptocurrency partnerships, metaverse conversations and global expansions. However, one topic perhaps most emphasised was mobile esports.  Major esports player ESL Gaming identified this trend and in March last […]

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ESI 2021 round-up: Looking forward

“Never let a good crisis go to waste,” Winston Churchill’s infamous saying goes. This was a lesson quickly gleaned by esports’ practitioners in the past two years. More important than dwelling on the past is how the pandemic’s difficult learnings are wielded in 2022 to help grow the esports industry. In order to provide a […]

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ESI 2021 round-up: Looking back

As the sun sets on yet another year defined by the unyielding effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, one can’t help but step back and admire the intrinsic resilience of the esports industry.  Unprecedented logistical shifts put in place during 2020 endured into 2021, and our digital nature as an industry meant we fared far better […]

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WePlay Holding: Setting records in 2021

As a company that takes pride in doing things differently in the esports industry, WePlay Holding has long been an established media holding company and esports event organiser.  Its esports division, WePlay Esports, has recently been converting this approach into fruition, setting viewership records with some of the biggest esports events it has worked on […]

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Yieldly CEO on NFT esports marketplace with Polygon Studios

On December 13th, decentralised finance suite Yieldly announced an esports-focused NFT marketplace called Yesports.gg, with the help of Polygon Studios. According to the release, the project was awarded a grant from the $100m gaming-centred NFT fund Polygon Studios founded in July. The Yesports.gg marketplace aims to offer ‘a wide range of exclusive content and NFTs […]

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G4 TV and its digital-linear bet

Image credit: G4 The esports audience — as the story goes — is digital-native. They’re tech-savvy, modern, internet denizens who gave up televisions and left the living room long ago. So it came as a surprise to many when G4TV, a long-dormant US gaming TV network, announced its return last year. 19 years after it […]