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Nerd Street Gamers partners with Riot Games for 2022 VCT Stage 1

Riot Games has named esports infrastructure company Nerd Street Gamers as its exclusive partner for the first stage of the 2022 VALORANT Champions Tour (VCT) for North America. The deal will see Nerd Street Gamers lead the tournament circuit’s operations and broadcast. Image credit: Riot Games, Nerd Street Gamers RELATED: Nerd Street Gamers unveils CSL Esports and […]

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EXCEL partners with sports fashion retailer JD SPORTS

British esports organisation EXCEL Esports has secured a partnership with UK-based sports fashion retailer JD SPORTS. As a result of the partnership, JD SPORTS branding will be prominently featured across EXCEL’s team jerseys. Image credit: EXCEL / JD Sports RELATED: EXCEL ESPORTS launches community Fortnite tournament In addition, JD SPORTS has also secured exclusive naming […]

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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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AFK Pros: Launching during uncertainty

AFK Group writes for ESI to detail the company’s launch of AFK Pros in 2021 and the subsequent journey it has embarked on.  Image credit: AFK Pros RELATED: AFK Creators rebrands to AFK Group Overall, 2021 has been a challenging journey for businesses across all industries. However, when looking back through the last 12 months, […]