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This week in esports: PlayVS, VENN, Richard Sherman, BLAST Premier


As always, we’ve rounded up the biggest and best stories from the past week so you can stay in the loop. This week in esports saw PlayVS and VENN raise significant capital, Richard Sherman join Luminosity Gaming, and the unveiling of BLAST Premier. We also have a twice-weekly newsletter that informs you of every significant […]

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A look back at ESI London 2019


Held at the iconic Twickenham Stadium, ESI London successfully played host to over 100 industry-leading panelists across four packed tracks, and well over 400 delegates. This year’s iteration officially grew by over 30% from last year’s edition, and 2020 is set to be even bigger and better.  Let’s take a look back at some of the […]

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GRID and Pinnacle delve into their brand new partnership


During ESI London, online bookmaker Pinnacle and esports data provider GRID announced a long-term partnership. Shared during the ‘Reliable data: can a standard be agreed?’ panel at the conference, Marco Blume, Trading Director at Pinnacle and Moritz Maurer, CEO of GRID were both on-stage to discuss their stances on data in the esports industry. To […]

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ESL, Intel, and NSE launch FutureGen development programme


Intel, National Student Esports (NSE) and tournament organiser ESL have launched a new programme designed to identify esports talent at UK universities. The new initiative builds on the partnership between ESL and Intel that was first created in 2018 and will continue until 2021. Heather Dower, Marketing and Communications Manager at ESL had this to say regarding the partnership: “There is […]

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Unicorns of Love announces partnership with Unikrn


Esports-dedicated betting platform Unikrn has partnered with German organisation Unicorns of Love. Alongside the partnership announcement, Unicorns of Love unveiled its new Counter-Strike: Global Offensive roster that will be participating in the upcoming ESEA Mountain Dew League. As part of the arrangement, the partners will offer a six-month $50,000 (£39,905) sponsorship contract for a competitive player […]

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IEM Katowice returns in 2020 with $500,000 prize pool


IEM Katowice will return in February 2020 as the first Masters-level Counter-Strike: Global Offensive tournament as part of the new ESL Pro Tour. The event will be held from February 28th to March 1st in the Spodek Arena in Katowice, Poland – where the tournament series has congregated since 2014. Unlike last year’s IEM Katowice, the […]

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DreamHack extends Elmia partnership for Summer & Winter events


Event organiser DreamHack has extended its partnership with venue Elmia to keep its Summer and Winter events in Jönköping, Sweden through 2022. The venue, which is owned by the Municipality of Jönköping, played host to the first ever DreamHack festival in 2002. Marcus Lindmark, Co-CEO of DreamHack discussed the extension in a release: “It feels great to have come to […]

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H4X signs Tarik, Fly and Mike LaBelle as ambassadors


Gaming apparel brand H4X announced its new esports athlete ambassadors at its very first summit. It has signed Counter-Strike: Global Offensive player Tarik “Tarik” Celik, FIFA player Mike LaBelle, and Dota 2 player Tal “Fly” Aizik. Call of Duty player Ian “Crimsix” Porter has also re-signed as an ambassador of the brand. Tarik will have […]

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Richard Sherman joins Luminosity Gaming as shareholder


American NFL athlete Richard Sherman has become a shareholder in Canadian organisation Luminosity Gaming. Sherman will attend live activations for the organisation and its parent company, Enthusiast Gaming. Steve Maida, President of Luminosity Gaming commented on the development in a release: “We are excited to announce this strategic relationship and welcome Richard into the Enthusiast […]

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This week in Chinese esports: Li-Ning, Guangzhou Sport University


As part of our partnership with China Electronic Athletics, we’re now bringing you the biggest headlines from the esports industry in China every week. This week in Chinese esports saw Li-Ning debut Team Griffin’s new jerseys and KPL announce a partnership with Guangzhou Sport University. We also have a twice-weekly newsletter that informs you of every significant […]

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ESI London was the ultimate industry showcase. We'll shortly be uploading recaps and video galore from our blockbuster conference at Twickenham Stadium. 

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