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Three (types of) companies that might unshackle monetisation in esports

Here is a collection of three (types of) companies that might fundamentally improve the way revenue is generated by stakeholders within the ecosystem. ‘Types of’ is included because in some instances there’s more than one company that offers a similar product.

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Riot Games unveils esports plans, Fnatic appoints Julien Dupont | ESI Digest #41

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. In this week’s ESI Digest we cover, Riot Games’ […]

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Hawks Talon Gaming unveils new facility inside State Farm Arena

Hawks Talon Gaming, the NBA 2K League franchise owned by the Atlanta Hawks NBA team, has opened a dedicated facility inside the State Farm Arena. Known as its ‘Gaming House’, the 4172 square-foot facility will be used for practice and Hawks’ upcoming season of the NBA 2K League. RELATED: NBA 2K League delivers partnership with DoorDash […]

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The imminent need for safeguarding in esports — Ben Greenstone

In this short piece, ESI Guest Columnist Ben Greenstone, Director at Taso Advisory and former Private Secretary to the Minister for Digital and Creative Industries (United Kingdom), details the imminent and growing need for proper safeguarding in esports. RELATED: The impact UK Government’s proposed ban on HFSS online advertising has on esports Academies and junior […]

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GRID and Elisa reveal details over Champion of Champions points system

Esports data platform GRID and tournament organiser Elisa Esports have revealed the details behind their Elisa Champion of Champions Tour points system. Elisa will utilise GRID’s Integrity Services to coordinate the points distribution across all enrolled competitions. These include Funspark Ulti, HSH Series, and Elisa Invitationals, with more planned partner enrollments expected throughout the course […]

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Esports’ punk evolution: The New Rose of popular culture?

Esports is like punk rock. The latter began popping up in a few major cities around the mid-seventies, with bands such as the Ramones in New York City and The Clash and Sex Pistols in London. It all started happening around the same time, and it hasn’t gone away.  RELATED: Ross Video: Elevating the esports […]

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Streamcoi announces partnership with The Esports Club

Indian esports platform The Esports Club (TEC) has announced a partnership with streamer management platform Streamcoi. As a result of the partnership, TEC will utilise Steamcoi’s solutions to automate streamer branding management and help monetise live streaming for its partners.  RELATED: BIG taps Streamcoi’s management platform in new partnership Ishaan Arya, Co-founder, The Esports Club, […]

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Seven.One gains exclusive German CDL broadcast rights

Activision Blizzard Esports has granted Seven.One Sports, the sports business unit of Seven.One Entertainment Group, exclusive linear TV broadcast rights in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland for select German-language Call of Duty League (CDL) events. Beginning in May 2021, select finals of CDL Major tournaments, playoffs and championship games will be broadcast on ProSeiben MAXX and […]

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Red Bull Campus Clutch partners with Loading to broadcast Brazilian finals

Brazilian TV channel Loading announced a partnership with Red Bull to broadcast the Brazilian finals of Red Bull Campus Clutch, the first global VALORANT college tournament.  RELATED: Banco do Brasil partners with Visa to launch BB Game Series Eighty college esports teams across 50 countries have participated in the tournament. In Brazil, teams Odin e […]

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Pizza Hut Delivery UK selects Kairos Media as agency of record

The UK delivery branch of pizza chain Pizza Hut has selected marketing and creative agency Kairos Media as its agency of record. The collaboration will see the agency work with the chain to develop and execute a strategy where gaming and esports are at the forefront. RELATED: Kairos Media launches tournament management software This isn’t the first time […]

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Pichau Gaming and Facebook Gaming announced as Copa Netenho sponsors

PC equipment company Pichau Gaming and Facebook Gaming have been announced as sponsors of Brazilian esports competition Copa Netenho. Copa Netenho is a PUBG MOBILE tournament in partnership with influencer Neto Cavalcante. RELATED: PUBG MOBILE announces Brazilian female tournament Valkirias The games will be broadcasted on Netenho’s Facebook Page, as well as on Brazilian gaming-focused TV […]

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