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WePlay Esports launches WUFL with boxing champ Oleksandr Usyk

Media holding company WePlay Esports has partnered with undisputed world cruiserweight boxing champion Oleksandr Usyk to create a ‘top-tier’ fighting game tournament brand, the WePlay Ultimate Fighting League (WUFL).
 
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WePlay Esports and Usyk launch WUFL, FATE unveils new facility | ESI Digest #23


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. This week on the ESI Digest, we cover WePlay […]

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Competitive Oceanic League of Legends returns with ESL and Guinevere Capital


ESL Gaming has partnered with Guinevere Capital to reintroduce a top-tier Oceanic League of Legends league in 2021. RELATED: Riot Games dissolves Oceanic Pro League Earlier this year, LoL publisher Riot Games pulled the plug on the region’s top competitive league, discontinuing the Oceanic Pro League (OPL). However, in a new development, ESL and Guinevere will […]

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Nicecactus: Ad and sponsorship strategy needs to be overhauled


The aptly named Nicecactus is nestled in the Sophia Antipolis valley near Nice, France — a tech cluster similar to Silicon Valley in San Francisco — along with companies like Huawei, IBM, Nvidia and Intel. The platform recently announced the annual Monaco Gaming Show, though unsurprisingly the 2020 ‘warm-up’ edition will be held online, with the […]

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Fnatic enters Middle East with Xcite retail partnership


European esports organisation Fnatic has signed an exclusive retail partnership with Xcite by Alghanim Electronics, Kuwait’s largest electronic retailer. The partnership marks the first time Fnatic Gear products will be available in the Middle East. The organisation’s gear will be obtainable in over 50 stores across Kuwait and the KSA by next year. RELATED: Fnatic cracks open partnership with […]

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GRID Esports extends partnership with ESforce Holding


Data platform GRID Esports and ESforce Holding, the parent company of tournament operator Epic Esports Events (EEE), have extended their long term data partnership. The partnership will cover all esports under the ESforce Holding umbrella, notably their flagship EPIC League and EPICENTER events. GRID will deliver data products, stats for the broadcast, data security and integrity […]

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OpTic Chicago names Mavix as exclusive chair partner


American professional Call of Duty League franchise OpTic Chicago has announced gaming chair company Mavix as its exclusive chair partner. Through the exclusive partnership, Mavix will outfit every OpTic Chicago player and personality with an M-series chair for competitive and recreational use. RELATED: Hector Rodriguez reacquires OpTic Gaming, rebrands CDL franchise Mavix will also serve as a sponsor […]

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EXCLUSIVE: FATE Esports and Orange unveil training facility in Jordan


Telecommunications giant Orange and Jordanian organisation FATE Esports have officially unveiled a new esports training facility based in Amman, Jordan. The Orange Gaming Hub, located at the Orange Digital Village, is a new ten-player facility fitted with ‘top of the line’ equipment to help nurture and scout esports talent in the country. RELATED: FATE Esports launches […]

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MLG Co-founder Mike Sepso discusses the ‘esports bubble’ and Vindex’s success


Mike Sepso — ESI Class of 2020 Hall of Fame inductee Mike Sepso — is an esports legend. The man that, along with Sundance DiGiovanni, founded Major League Gaming (MLG) is currently the CEO of Vindex — a company he also co-founded, again with DiGiovanni. RELATED: Vindex to Join World Economic Forum’s Global Innovators Community Vindex […]

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British Esports Association announces COPE partnership


Not-for-profit organisation the British Esports Association has announced a partnership with the Coalition of Parents in Esports (COPE), a support organisation created to help advise players in the esports industry.   As a result of the partnership, British Esports will collaborate with COPE to produce a range of content offerings, such as streams, videos and articles, […]

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Newzoo expands LATAM reach with four new partners


Games and esports analytics firm Newzoo has announced that it will collaborate with four new esports organisations in Latin America (LATAM) — LOUD, GGTech Entertainment, Todosgamers, and Infamous Gaming. Newzoo will use these new insights on the Latin American market to strengthen its esports market forecasts. Additionally, the organisations have been added to the Newzoo’s esports partnership […]

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