On March 26th, Fnatic and SK Gaming faced off in the first matchup of the 2021 LEC Spring Playoffs.
But the game itself wasn’t the most important part of that day. The series marked the first time players were in the studio in almost a year due to COVID-19. It was a big step forward in the league’s slow reopening process.
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, we cover CMG.ASIA and […]
FIFA has announced that its esports competition, the FIFAe World Cup, will return to London this year after being cancelled last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The FIFAe World Cup is the climax of EA SPORTS’ FIFA 21 Global Series. The event will feature 32 of the best players from across the world battling […]
Esports Entertainment Group has announced that EGL and Helix eSports have partnered with Riot Games to host a North American LCS Proving Grounds qualifier in 2021. Unfolding over three weeks, starting in mid-July, the finals boasts a $10,000 (~£7,096) prize pool and sees teams earn tiered qualification points for a shot to move into the […]
Celebrity Esports has announced that UK streaming platform NOW will be the latest brand to sponsor a team for the upcoming Celebrity Esports Superstar League. The NOW Ninjas will feature the celebrity duo of Jimmy Carr and Joel Dommett, alongside a fan competition winner, throughout the seven-episode series. RELATED: Primark enters esports through Celebrity Esports […]
Gaming peripherals company HyperX and the National Hockey League (NHL) have announced a one-year esports-focused strategic partnership. The agreement will see HyperX become the official gaming headset supplier of the 2021 NHL Gaming World Championship. RELATED: NHL enters into partnership with DreamHack Sports Games The NHL Gaming World Championship is an esports event featuring players from […]
Danish esports organisation Copenhagen Flames has announced a partnership with BC Hospitality Group. According to the organisation’s announcement on Twitter, the deal will allow Copenhagen Flames to provide its esports teams with ‘bootcamp’ facilities. RELATED: Razer and Copenhagen Flames enter three-year deal Copenhagen Flames has rosters in CS:GO, as well as Fortnite, in which the […]
Call of Duty League (CDL) team Minnesota Røkkr and esports social media startup eFuse have revealed co-hosting plans for the sixth Women of the eRena event, which will be played in Call of Duty: Warzone. Women of the eRena 6 will take place on May 26. The women-only event, presented by Activision, will feature 16 teams […]
Brazilian Fortnite content creator João ‘Flakes Power’ Sampaio announced the foundation of HeroBase, an esports and content creation organisation in partnership with Brazilian bank Itaú Unibanco and sponsored by gaming gear brand AORUS. The HeroBase mansion, located in Joinville, Santa Catarina, will house Sampaio and other content creators who play Fortnite. This is the first […]
Entertainment and technology company ESE Entertainment Inc. (ESE) announced that it has signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) to acquire Irish esports infrastructure company Auto Simulation Ltd—the parent company of Digital Motorsports. ESE will acquire 100 per cent of the issued and outstanding securities in the capital of Digital Motorsports. The purchase price is still […]
On March 26th, Fnatic and SK Gaming faced off in the first matchup of the 2021 LEC Spring Playoffs. But the game itself wasn’t the most important part of that day. The series marked the first time players were in the studio in almost a year due to COVID-19. It was a big step forward […]
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ESI Digital Events 2021
Our ESI Digital series for 2021 will offer education, networking and debate on everything related to the business of esports.
Following the conclusion of ESI Digital Spring, we still have two more events in our digital calendar. These are ESI Digital Summer [8-9th September], and ESI Digital Winter [1st-2nd December]