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Esports investment report: over $4bn committed in March 2021

According to Esports Insider’s calculations, around $4.06bn (~£2.9bn) of disclosed investment relating to esports was committed in March 2021. The majority of that money — an estimated $4bn — was used by Nuverse to acquire Moonton, the game developer behind Mobile Legends: Bang Bang — one of the hottest esports titles in the world. 

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UTA appoints Ander Nickell as esports Brand Partnerships Executive


Global talent and entertainment agency UTA has appointed Ander Nickell as its esports division’s new Brand Partnerships Executive. According to the release, Nickell will focus on building innovative brand partnerships for the company’s growing roster of esports athletes and content creators. He will be based in Los Angeles. RELATED: Global talent agency UTA adds FaZe […]

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MADMONQ secures BLAST Premier partnership


BLAST Premier has announced a partnership with Gaming supplement firm MADMONQ for its Counter-Strike Spring Season. As a result of the partnership, MADMONQ has been named the official health supplement for the BLAST Premier Spring Showdown, which is set to commence on April 13-18th, alongside the Spring Finals later on in the year.  RELATED: BLAST Premier […]

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Top LATAM and Brazilian esports business developments in March 2021


Esports Insider has collated some of March’s key esports stories from Latin America — particularly Brazil — into a single article. To read more about a story, click the corresponding link in the title.  E-Flix terminates Cruzeiro licensing contract for Cruzeiro eSports Brazilian esports organisation E-Flix eSports announced that its licensing contract with Cruzeiro Esporte Clube, one of […]

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Tournament platform Epulze secures £4.7m investment


Swedish esports tournament platform Epulze has secured an investment of SEK 57m (∼£4,74m) from its latest funding round. According to the release, participants in the funding round included Swedish financial group Svea Ekonomi and Norwegian Carucel Finance. RELATED: Epulze announces long-term partnership with VPgame The funding is expected to help the company enter into a ‘new phase’, […]

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GRID announces data partnership with Epic Esports Events


Esports data platform GRID has announced a partnership with Russian esports tournament organiser Epic Esports Events. As a result of the agreement, GRID will provide its data distribution services to Epic Esports Events tournaments, including its recently launched Dota 2 Champions League series. RELATED: LetsPlay.Live taps GRID data solution in exclusive partnership According to the […]

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Esports investment report: over $4bn committed in March 2021


According to Esports Insider’s calculations, around $4.06bn (~£2.9bn) of disclosed investment relating to esports was committed in March 2021. The majority of that money — an estimated $4bn — was used by Nuverse to acquire Moonton, the game developer behind Mobile Legends: Bang Bang — one of the hottest esports titles in the world.  To […]

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LDN UTD strikes partnership with Matchroom


British esports organisation LDN UTD has announced its partnership with sports programming supplier Matchroom, in a bid to unite esports with traditional sports events and athletes. According to the release, the ‘first stage’ of the partnership is expected to focus on the Professional Darts Corporation, followed up by a regular ‘Matchroom Monday’ series with Matchroom […]

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Zenni unveiled as official eyewear partner of the Call of Duty League


Activision Blizzard and online eyewear retailer Zenni have announced a multi-year partnership that will see the retailer become an official partner of the Call of Duty League (CDL). The deal will see Zenni named as the presenting partner for the Stage Two Major, which begins on April 7th, and the 2022 Kickoff Classic. RELATED: Misfits Gaming Group renews […]

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Alban Dechelotte departs Riot, BLAST Premier partners with Coinbase | ESI Digest #36


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, Alban Dechelotte’s Riot Games departure, […]

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ESI Digital Spring: Day two recap


Day two of ESI’s Digital Spring conference focused on various commercial opportunities, such as brand partnerships, the sector’s online offerings, activating esports fans, and broadcasting rights. Fueled once again by a soundtrack provided by Game Ready Music, stellar production by High Viz Media Group, and hosted on the networking platform Brella — over eight hours […]

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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]

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