As always, we’ve rounded up the biggest and best stories from the past week so you can stay abreast of the industry’s biggest happenings. This week in esports saw Dignitas raise $30M, Evil Geniuses return to LCS, Gen.G esports enter the NBA 2K League, and FaZe Clan partner with Manchester City. We also have a […]
Esports had its very own Dragons’ Den in September when we hosted ESI London at Twickenham Stadium. Our new feature, The Clutch, brought nine promising esports startups to pitch in front of an esteemed panel of investors but only one could win – and that company was G-Science. We caught up with Ryan Scollan, Founder […]
A strategic partnership has been initiated between Czech Esports Association (CAeS), Slovak Esports Association (SaeS), Polish Esports Association (ESA), and Hungarian Esports Federation (HUNESZ). The Visegrád Four countries announced the alliance at the V4 Future Sports Conference 2019 with ambitions of further developing the region’s esports presence. The joint collaboration has been labeled the V4 Esports Coalition. As part […]
Modern Times Group (MTG) has announced it has entered into an esports measurement agreement with Nielsen, which will cover both ESL and DreamHack. Nielsen and MTG will work together to furtherresearch standards in esports in an effort to produce greater confidence for brands considering an entrance into the industry. Jørgen Madsen Lindemann, President and CEO of MTG discussed […]
Esports communications consultancy The Story Mob has released its second guide, Beautiful Weirdos: Telling the Stories of Esports Heroes. Concentrating on the unique nature of the stars that the esports industry is creating, the guide dives into the diverse and incredibly-relatable figures that are at the forefront of the world’s fastest-growing sport. To delve further into […]
The NBA 2K League will go international in 2020 with a Shanghai franchise launched by Chinese organisation Gen.G esports. The Shanghai franchise will join the other 22 NBA 2K League teams at the start of the 2020 season and act as the first team outside of North America. The international presence is said to be […]
North American organisation Evil Geniuses has returned to League of Legends after departing in 2014 by purchasing the LCS slot previously owned by Echo Fox. Financial details of the purchase have not been disclosed at the time of writing. Evil Geniuses were chosen over Allen Shapiro, Executive Chairman of Dick Clark Productions and Washington Esports Ventures, […]
Furniture company DreamSeat‘s brand Zipchair Gaming has been named the official chair sponsor of Nerd Street Gamers. The deal will see the Zipchair Gaming brand used throughout Nerd Street Gamers’ national network of Localhost esports facilities. Chandler Suprina, President of DreamSeat discussed the partnership in a release: “DreamSeat has been working hand-in-hand with professional leagues, universities and corporations to build out training […]
In November 2018, developer Riot Games announced that European League of Legends esports was “evolving” by way of a multitude of changes. Establishing its own identity by moving away from its North American counterpart, the League of Legends European Championship – LEC for short – was born. Complete with its new name, the LEC saw the introduction […]
Australian esports tournament platform Mogul has announced the Magic: The Gathering Arena Mogul Championship 2019, with prize winnings of over AU $50,000 (£27,404) up for grabs. Mogul has partnered with Wizards of the Coast to make the event happen. Mark Warburton, Chief Marketing Officer at Mogul commented in a release: “Wizards of the Coast is a […]
Playcon, Malta’s first Game Development and Esports Expo to be held between the 3rd October and 6th October at the MFCC.
Playcon will be showcasing the best all industry stakeholders have to offer, all under one roof making it possible to discuss and engage the future of video games and esports as an extension to the DELTA Summit part of the Malta Tech Week.