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ByteDance acquires Mobile Legends publisher Moonton at a reported $4bn valuation

Chinese technology company and TikTok’s owner ByteDance has reportedly acquired Mobile Legends: Bang Bang developer and publisher Moonton.

The acquisition, which is believed to be valued to be around $4bn, has been made through ByteDance’s video games unit Nuverse.

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Vindex appoints Ryan Fitzpatrick as Senior Vice President of Strategy


Esports technology company Vindex has announced that Ryan Fitzpatrick has joined its backroom team as Senior Vice President of Strategy. Fitzpatrick joins Vindex from media company NCompass International, where he was Senior Vice President and its Head of Gaming and Esports. His responsibilities included developing and delivering ‘gaming and brand experiences’. RELATED: Vindex to Join […]

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GameCo announces funding round and esports betting expansion


Las Vegas-based gambling company GameCo has announced a financing round intended to accelerate the expansion of its business, including its footprint in esports betting. RELATED: Abios launches a player age compliance solution The funding round, led by gaming technology companies Playtech and SpringOwl Asset Management, will fuel the design and provision of gaming products to […]

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Nations Ventures invests in sports marketplace Obsesh


Nations Ventures, a venture capital fund majority-owned by We Are Nations, has made a ‘strategic investment’ in real-time platform and sports marketplace Obsesh. Obsesh’s platform allows fans to connect with athletes and personalities in sport, as well as in esports and gaming. Some of the activations available include receiving tips from professional athletes, teaching a […]

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Elo Entertainment launches TrackLoL


Data analytics company Elo Entertainment has announced the launch of TrackLoL, a new website that provides analytics for League of Legends. TrackLoL’s website provides a range of data around the game, such as live-match experience and prediction leaderboards. RELATED: YouGov: How nuanced data can make your esports partnership work harder for you With TrackLoL, Elo […]

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OPPO Reno5 named PUBG MOBILE Esports smartphone partner in MEA


Technology brand OPPO has announced that its Reno5 smartphone line has become the official smartphone partner for PUBG MOBILE Esports in the Middle East and Africa region (MEA) in 2021.  As a part of the deal, OPPO will be involved in PUBG MOBILE Esports’ championships in MEA throughout the year.  RELATED: OPPO sponsors MPL and […]

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Magic Gaming finds chair partner in Zipchair Gaming


NBA 2K League team Magic Gaming has added chair manufacturer Zipchair Gaming to its list of partners.  As a part of the agreement, the brand will help furnish Magic Gaming’s newly renovated studio in Orlando, Florida. Zipchair Gaming chairs will also be integrated into all of the team’s other facilities, including its gaming studio, content […]

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MAD Lions signs multi-year partnership with GLS Spain


OverActive Media‘s Spanish esports brand MAD Lions has announced a multi-year partnership with international parcel service provider GLS Spain. As a result of the agreement, GLS Spain has become the official logistics partner of MAD Lions’ League of Legends teams for its 2021 and 2022 seasons. RELATED: MAD Lions agrees multi-year partnership with Razer According to […]

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Enthusiast Gaming partners with TikTok


Enthusiast Gaming, the parent company of esports organisation Luminosity Gaming, has announced a partnership with short-form mobile video platform TikTok. As a result, TikTok will leverage Enthusiast Gaming’s platform of esports communities to help further integrate the social media app into the esports and gaming industry. RELATED: FIGHT Esports teams up with TikTok The partnership […]

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Fuze.tv to sponsor Rainbow Six North American League


Video clip editing platform Fuze.tv has partnered with Ubisoft to become an official sponsor of the Rainbow Six Siege North American League for 2021. The partnership is set to commence during Stage 1 of the Rainbow Six North American League, which kicks-off on March 24th. RELATED: Rainbow Six Siege unveils 2021 esports plans, Six Invitational […]

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ByteDance acquires Mobile Legends publisher Moonton at a reported $4bn valuation


Chinese technology company and TikTok’s owner ByteDance has reportedly acquired Mobile Legends: Bang Bang developer and publisher Moonton. The acquisition, which is believed to be valued to be around $4bn, has been made through ByteDance’s video games unit Nuverse, according to Reuters. RELATED: JOIDATA enters data-focused partnership with Moonton ByteDance said in a statement: “Through […]

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