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The sober Dutch approach to esports

eDivisie, the official Dutch FIFA league — as well as other major FIFA leagues — had their operations postponed as the first wave of lockdowns covered Europe, at the behest of publisher EA. 

Heading up the eDivisie is Esports Project Manager Arnoud Schonis, who spoke with Esports Insider about adjusting to a digital league structure and the current state of esports in the Netherlands.

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STS ramps up esports efforts with IEM Katowice campaign


Polish bookmaker STS has announced the launch of a new esports-focused campaign coinciding with Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) tournament IEM Katowice 2021. RELATED: Coldzera named Parimatch global esports ambassador The campaign, entitled ‘Your world. Your win,’ is said to represent ‘new brand positioning’ in esports for STS, according to a release. This will see a mix […]

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AS Monaco join forces with Gambit Esports for Dota 2 and Fortnite


AS Monaco Esports, the french football club’s competitive gaming division, has announced a partnership with Russian organisation Gambit Esports to launch a new esports team, AS Monaco Gambit. According to the release, the team will consist of three Fortnite and five Dota 2 professional athletes, including Russian Fortnite players Mark ‘letw1k3’ Danilov and Ilya ‘Toose’ Chernishov.  RELATED: Gambit […]

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Christie St. Martin named Queens Gaming Collective CCO


Women-led gaming lifestyle company Queens Gaming Collective has announced the appointment of Christie St. Martin as the organisation’s Chief Content Officer. According to the release, St. Martin is expected to ‘spearhead’ Queens Gaming Collective’s content creation, distribution and optimisation strategy. RELATED: Women-led Queens Gaming Collective launches following $1.5m seed round The appointment, described as a […]

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Eldorado: How did the pandemic change the esports landscape?


In response to the difficulties caused by the pandemic, the esports industry, which has continued to develop rapidly since 2011, saw a variety of changes made to maintain its growth. Ranging from switching tournament formats to redesigning whole circuit systems, many of the adjustments are still in effect.  To understand how these changes affect the […]

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The sober Dutch approach to esports


The vicious slash of 2020 didn’t quite find the achilles tendon of esports, but even the largest event of the largest esport, League of Legends Worlds, moved with a visible limp; only the final between DAMWON and Suning hosted a live audience. Without live events, sports just don’t have the same spirit. eDivisie, the official […]

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ESE Entertainment partners with Rio Ave FC


Entertainment and technology company ESE Entertainment has partnered with football team Rio Ave FC to manage and create esports-related content for the Portuguese Premier League side. Through ESE’s esports team, K1CK, the company will partner with Rio Ave to develop an esports and gaming infrastructure. RELATED: ESE Entertainment enters asset purchase agreement for K1CK Esports Club K1CK […]

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Epic Esports Events unveils third season of EPIC League


Russian esports tournament organiser Epic Esports Events has announced the launch of the third season of Dota 2’s EPIC League. The league will feature 16 teams from Europe and the CIS region competing for a share of $100,000 (~£72,840) in prize money. RELATED: EPIC League unveils Paco Rabanne as broadcast partner The group stage of the event will […]

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GRID and CSPPA collaborate to enhance CS:GO World Ranking System


Technology-as-a-service data platform GRID Esports and the Counter-Strike Professional Players’ Association (CSPPA) have announced a partnership to enhance the CSPPA World Ranking.  The agreement will see GRID utilise its data modelling team and statistical metrics in order to ‘bring automation and transparency to the CSPPA process’. RELATED: GRID Esports extends partnership with ESforce Holding The […]

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Team Liquid unveils apparel collaboration with Naruto


North American esports organisation Team Liquid has announced an apparel collaboration with popular anime and manga series Naruto Shippuden. As a result of the partnership, Team Liquid will showcase some of the anime’s main characters — such as Sasuke, Sakura, Kakashi and Naruto — across a range of apparel items. RELATED: Team Liquid offers new threads […]

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Luckbox appoints Thomas Rosander as Chief Customer Officer


Real Luck Group Ltd, the parent company of esports wagering website Luckbox, has appointed Thomas Rosander as its Chief Customer Officer. Rosander is an experienced executive whose former roles include being the CEO of Dunder Casino, CPO of Mr Green, as well as a Business Intelligence Director at game developer Electronic Arts. RELATED: Luckbox hires Ran Kaspi as Chief Financial Officer […]

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We are proud to announce that our ESI Digital series will return for 2021, starting with ESI Digital Spring on March 30th.

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