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This week in esports: Kia, Audi, Weavr, Alienware


This week in esports has been a busy one for Riot Games’ hit title, League of Legends. From Alienware sponsoring a collection of major LoL events to Origen entering a deal with Audi, there’s plenty to get through! We have a twice-weekly newsletter that informs you of every significant happening in the business and industry […]

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Vexed Gaming partners with Runtime.GG as nutrition sponsor


Vexed Gaming has partnered with nutrition solution company Runtime.GG as the organisations official nutrition partner. Runtime.GG provides a range of ‘situational nutritional solutions for today’s lifestyle’, its range of products come in many forms, including drinks, snack bars and shakes. The company formed in 2017 and Esports Insider spoke to Runtime shortly after they launched to […]

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Kia motors into esports with LEC sponsorship


Kia Motors has announced its first test drive in esports, as the main sponsor of the League of Legends European Championship (LEC). Previously known as the European League of Legends Championship Series (EULCS), the LEC is the premier League of Legends tournament within Europe. As a part of the sponsorship Kia will be creating digital […]

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Fnatic announces partnership with blockchain platform WAX


London-based esports organisation Fnatic has entered a partnership with Worldwide Asset eXchange (WAX) to “distribute digital collectibles and physical merchandise” through a blockchain platform. To launch the partnership, the two parties will be giving away numerous prizes to fans before and during Fnatic’s ‘Legends in Action – Live’ episode. Prizes include custom Air Jordan shoes […]

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ELEAGUE announce 2019 CS:GO Invitational


ELEAGUE has announced plans for an invitational CS:GO tournament running from January 25-27 with $150,000 (£120,000) in prize pool on the line and featuring four top CS:GO sides, Cloud9, FaZe Clan, BIG and compLexity. The event will be hosted in Atlanta and set in a double-elimination bracket to ‘prove who reigns supreme’ in an action-packed […]

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Renegades is latest organisation to partner with Champion


North American esports organisation Renegades has entered a multi-year partnership with clothing manufacturer Champion. Champion will design and create limited edition apparel collections throughout the course of the deal. We’re proud to announce @ChampionUSA as our official partner. Our store is updated with the latest Renegades x Champion collection. Check the link for more info! […]

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Origen partner with Audi ahead of LEC


Origen has announced its first non-endemic partnership ahead of its participation in the newly rebranded League of Legends European Championship (LEC). Not much is known about the deal outside of Origen’s flashy reveal video, however, the deal is a sign of intent from Origen who recently became part of RFRSH Entertainment, the holding company of […]

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ESL UK to lead government-funded £4M R&D Project


Weavr Consortium has been awarded a two-year demonstrator grant by the UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), a non-departmental public body of the UK Government for innovation and research. The grant is part of the Industry Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF) and will focus on esports broadcasting. ESL UK‘s experience in the industry will be used to […]

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Call of Duty World League brings back TCL as TV sponsor


Activision Blizzard’s Call of Duty World League has appointed TCL as its Official TV for the 2019 season of the competition, continuing on from the partnership that was forged in 2018. TCL will also act as the presenting sponsor of the league’s preview show ‘Hot Mic’. The show is hosted by Clint “Maven” Evans and […]

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Activision Blizzard continues staff shuffle with leadership appointments


Activision Blizzard has continued its staff shuffle with the appointment of three new leadership roles. The video game company has appointed people that already held positions there, or for one of its major divisions. Rob Kostich, former Executive Vice President and General Manager of Call of Duty has been named President of Activision. Kostich has […]

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ESI NEW YORK

 
The inaugural edition of ESI New York will be held on the 23rd of April 2019 at Tribeca rooftop overlooking Manhattan and will be focused on networking and business development in and around the esports industry.

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