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Key takeaways from ESI Digital Winter 2021

Yesterday, Esports Insider concluded its final event of the year as over 170 virtual attendees opened their laptops to take part in ESI Digital Winter. With topics ranging from fan engagement to esports ecosystems, experts from across the industry collated to discuss some of the sector’s major talking points.  For those who were unable to […]

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Riva Technology and Entertainment and Galaxy Racer acquire VY Esports

Tech and investment company Riva Technology and Entertainment (RTE), together with its sister company Galaxy Racer, have announced the acquisition of esports organisation VY Esports. As part of the acquisition, the CEO of VY Esports, Oleg Butenko, will be joining RTE’s advisory board. Moreover, Gordon Rubenstein, a Managing Partner of Raine Ventures, will be joining […]

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100 Thieves secures $60m funding round

North American esports organisation 100 Thieves has raised $60m (£45m) from its Series C financing round. The financing round was led by Green Bay Ventures with support from existing and new investors such as Breyer Capital, Aglae Ventures, Tao Capital, and Willoughby Capital, among others. According to the release, the investment sees 100 Thieves have […]

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Metafy announces acquisition of GamersRdy

Esports and gaming coaching platform Metafy has announced the acquisition of its former competitor GamersRdy.  According to the release, the purchase is aligned with both company’s mission to ‘help players improve at the games they love through coaching, training and development’. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. (ESI Illustration) Image credit: Metafy / […]

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Weibo purchases Suning LPL spot

Chinese microblogging and social media platform Weibo has purchased a slot in League of Legends’ franchised league, the LPL, from esports organisation Suning Gaming. The agreement, which was officially announced on the social media platform, sees Suning be renamed to Weibo Gaming. Image credit: Suning / Weibo (ESI Illustration) RELATED: Wolves Esports enter King Pro […]

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Ghost Gaming acquires content organisation One Percent

Atlanta-based esports organisation Ghost Gaming has acquired esports content firm One Percent. As a result of the acquisition, One Percent’s CEO Julian ‘Aeolus’ Castro has been appointed as Ghost Gaming’s Managing Director of Content and Community. Image credit: Ghost Gaming RELATED: Ghost Gaming unveils partnership with Generation Esports According to the release, the transaction is […]

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Dubit launches metaverse esports league, Riot Games promotes John Needham | ESI Digest #69

Each week, ESI Digest breaks down the weekly happenings in the esports industry, making sense of things so you don’t have to. As well as being housed on YouTube, ESI Digest is available on all major podcast platforms and is also available in written form below. On this week’s ESI Digest, in partnership with Mbuzz Esports and BK ROG, we […]

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Dan Cates joins QLASH as investor

European esports organisation QLASH has announced American professional poker player Dan ‘Jungleman’ Cates as its latest investor. Cates is the latest notable name to invest in the organisation. He joins the likes of professional poker players Daniel Negreanu, Phil Hellmuth and Jeff Goss, as well as Italian mixed martial arts fighter Marvin Vettori and Spanish […]