As always, we’ve rounded up the biggest and best stories from the past week so you can stay abreast of the industry’s biggest happenings. This week in esports saw Rudy Gobert invest in ReKTGlobal, Red Bull expand its deal with Riot Games, more Echo Fox drama, and ELEAGUE announce a televised Rocket League series. We […]
Esports Performance Academy, a company that works with schools and universities in Dallas and Fort Worth to develop future esports talent, has launched. It was founded by Andrew Cooley and Andrew English, alumni of Infinite Esports & Entertainment – the former parent company of OpTic Gaming and Houston Outlaws. RELATED: Immortals officially acquires Infinite Esports & […]
North American organisation Disrupt Gaming has inked a partnership deal with Taiwanese hardware manufacturer Thermaltake. The two have centered the partnership around the “development of top class peripherals and content” between them. RELATED: compLexity Gaming announces hardware partnership with MSI Thermaltake is known for producing PC components and products, a portion of which will likely outfit […]
Rick Fox, Founder of Echo Fox has filed a civil complaint against the organisation’s business partners citing new allegations of fraud, deceptive business practices, and racism. Fox filed the lawsuit on September 30th in a Los Angeles County court, targeting Amit Raizada and Stratton Sclavos, seeking upwards of $10 million (£8.1 million) in damages and a […]
Riot Games has announced Red Bull as the official energy drink partner of its global League of Legends events. This is an expansion of a partnership between Riot Games and Red Bull that already included LEC and CBLOL. RELATED: League of Legends esports adds OPPO as smartphone partner As part of the expansion, Red Bull will […]
Esports merchandising company We Are Nations has partnered with North American organisation Cloud9. The deal will see We Are Nations launch and operate a European store where Cloud9 merchandise can be purchased. RELATED: We Are Nations’ Patrick Mahoney on esports becoming pop culture Jack Etienne, Founder and CEO of Cloud9 discussed the partnership in a release: “We are […]
The ePremier League (ePL) will be returning for a second season in partnership with FIFA developer, EA Sports. Season two of the ePL will offer FIFA players, that are based in the UK, a chance to represent a Premier League football club as they compete against others at the ePL Finals, taking place in March 2020. RELATED: EA SPORTS, UEFA launch eChampions League […]
Tournament organiser Ultimate Gaming Championship (UGC) has extended its partnership with U.S. Army Esports to launch the second event in its Apex Legends series, Apex Predator Series. Apex Predator Series: 2nd Strike will take place on October 12-15th, with the finals being held on October 26th. RELATED: UGC partners with U.S. Army Esports for Apex Legends […]
ELEAGUE, as part of its partnership with Psyonix, has announced a Rocket League series that will air on TBS. The series follows nine teams as they travel to compete in the prestigious event. RELATED: ELEAGUE and Psyonix enter content, business and event partnership The six-part Road to the Rocket League World Championship series will first air on October 4th and […]
The German Esports Federation (ESBD) has welcomed a new draft regulation by the German government which would allow esports professionals from outside of the European Union to live and compete in the country. If the draft is welcomed as law, then the process would come into play from 2020. RELATED: European Esports Federation planned by 12 […]
Playcon, Malta’s first Game Development and Esports Expo to be held between the 3rd October and 6th October at the MFCC.
Playcon will be showcasing the best all industry stakeholders have to offer, all under one roof making it possible to discuss and engage the future of video games and esports as an extension to the DELTA Summit part of the Malta Tech Week.