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Todd Sitrin explains EA's esports approach on ESI Insight #4

In this episode, Sitrin and Fitch discuss the uptick in esports betting due to COVID-19, what makes a game qualified to be an esport, and what’s to come from EA on the competitive gaming front.

Sitrin breaks down the company’s esports offering, including an intriguing look at The Sims’ competitive endeavours, which includes Apex Legends, Madden NFL, and FIFA.

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Team Liquid unveils esports training facility in Utrecht


Team Liquid is working with Dell Technologies to open an esports facility in Utrecht, the Dutch city that the organisaton was founded in 20 years ago. The Alienware Training Facility, the same name as a similar facility in Los Angeles, is state of the art with all the features one would expect from a leading […]

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G2 Esports names Domino’s Pizza quick service restaurant partner


Berlin-based organisation G2 Esports has agreed upon a partnership with Domino’s Pizza Deutschland ahead of the 2020 League of Legends World Championship. They first worked together in October 2019 for last year’s World Championship and now the deal will see them co-create unique experiences and opportunities for fans, with Domino’s Pizza being named the official quick […]

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DarkZero Esports opens Las Vegas gaming house


North American organisation DarkZero Esports has completed the purchase of, and opened the doors to, its new Las Vegas gaming house. The 8,000 square foot, seven-bedroom facility – which houses the organisation’s players and content creators – was purchased by CEO Zach Matula on behalf of DarkZero in March. RELATED: Rob Stamey joins DarkZero Esports […]

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Astralis Group merges Origen and Future FC into Astralis brand


Danish organisation Astralis Group has announced that it will be merging all of its activities and teams into a singular brand, effective immediately. The move will see the Origen LEC side and the Future FC FIFA roster move under the Astralis banner alongside its Counter-Strike: Global Offensive team. RELATED: Astralis Group forges analytical partnership with Esports Charts Alongside all teams moving […]

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Audacity Esports unveils partnership with Kappa


United Kingdom-based organisation Audacity Esports has entered a partnership with Italian sportswear brand Kappa. The deal, brokered by sponsorship agency Van Hawke Sports, will see Kappa supply Audacity’s rosters with jerseys.  RELATED: ESL Premiership announces Kappa partnership Kappa turned its attention to the esports market in 2019, establishing deals with Royal Never Give Up, MAD Lions, Demise, […]

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Natus Vincere’s CS:GO team to stream on HUYA


Ukrainian esports organisation Natus Vincere has partnered with Chinese streaming service HUYA. The streaming agreement will see the organisation’s CS:GO player streams broadcast to Chinese audiences for the next two years. RELATED: Natus Vincere and Esports Charts establish partnership Details of the two-year agreement include Natus Vincere’s main CS:GO roster of Egor “flamie” Vasilyev, Aleksandr “s1mple” Kostyliev, Denis “electronic” Sharipov, Kirill “Boombl4” […]

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Anubis Gaming secures $300K in latest seed funding round


Egyptian esports organisation Anubis Gaming has secured $300,000 (~£234,297) in its latest round of seed funding. A regional ecommerce group is the source of the investment, which comes after a separate seed round last month saw Anubis Gaming raise $100,000 (~£78,069). The organisation has raised a total of $450,000 (~£349,521.75) in funding since launch. RELATED: Team Reciprocity and […]

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Esports Bar Americas (Digital) | 22nd-25th September

Esports BAR Miami 2020 is transforming into a 100% digital esports event, called Esports BAR+ Americas, which will be available September 22-25. Sadly, due to the many consequences of Covid-19, we won’t be coming together in Miami in 2020, but we’ll be back in 2021!

Registrations are now opened!  Join the exciting online world of Esports BAR+ Americas, connect with your international counterparts, book 1-to1 business meetings, take part in cool conferences and much more!


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WFH League Season 2 (September 28th - 18th October)

The WFH League, a joint venture between Esports Insider and Platform,  is back for a second season.

The ‘Work From Home, Win From Home’ league is for people to take part and represent their companies across games; this season those will be Rocket League (3v3)Mortal Kombat, and we’re bringing back CS:GO (Wingman).

To learn more how to take part follow the link below!

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ESI CONNECT

ESI Connect sits in between rights holders (teams, tournament operators and more) and brands, investors and suppliers looking to get involved in esports.

Via this service ESI advises on the opportunities in the space and in turn makes the right connections.

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