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This week in esports: Envy, Team Vitality, Mastercard, Call of Duty League


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 Envy reveal plans for its headquarters, Team Vitality receive more funding, Mastercard sponsor G2 Esports, and more information be released ahead of the Call of Duty League. […]

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Key trends of 2019 to be discussed at the ESI Autumn Forum Series


It’s just a matter of days until our final event of the year gets underway and limited tickets remain. The ESI Forum Series Autumn Edition, presented by ES Broadcast, will feature a series of small presentations before a set of familiar faces join a panel discussion sharing their 2019 esports industry highlights. Buy tickets here. The […]

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Call of Duty League reveals schedule for inaugural season


Call of Duty League has revealed the full schedule for its inaugural season, comprising of team-hosted home series events. January 24th marks the start of season with Minnesota RøKKR hosting the opening weekend at the Minneapolis Armory. All 12 franchise teams will be competing at the event, though that’s not the case for each event in the […]

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G2 Esports enters League of Legends partnership with Mastercard


Berlin-based organisation G2 Esports has announced a League of Legends-specific partnership with financial services corporation Mastercard. The deal will see the two parties collaborate on behind-the-scenes content and fan-focused activations. RELATED: G2 Esports enters strategic partnership with Hdac Technology Carlos “Ocelote” Rodriguez, CEO of G2 Esports discussed the partnership in a release: “League of Legends has given G2 incredible […]

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Arnau Vidal on Team Heretics not making Call of Duty League


Team Heretics became one of the most popular names in Call of Duty esports in the past year, building a solid reputation for itself with its Spanish roster. A big change was impending upon the scene, however, in the form of franchising. The Spanish organisation applied to acquire one of the 12 franchise slots in […]

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Deutsche Telekom becomes official partner of Premier Tour


German telecommunications company Deutsche Telekom has become an official partner of Riot Games‘ Premier Tour. The company wants to expand its footprint in the German League of Legends scene, according to an announcement. RELATED: SK Gaming partners with Deutsche Telekom to re-enter League of Legends This is not the first time that the telecomms giant has been involved in […]

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Le Mans Esports Series returns for second season


The Le Mans Esports Series (LMES) sim racing competition has launched its second season with a $200,000 (£153,864) prize pool. Sim racers will compete on Forza Motorsport 7 on Xbox One, with professional esports teams able to sign up to compete in the LMES until the November 7th. RELATED: G2 Esports and Red Bull launch racing esports […]

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Mainline raises $6.8M in Series A funding


Houston-based esports tournament software management company Mainline has raised $6.8 million (£5.22 million) in its Series A funding round. The round was led by Work America Capital, with contribution from private investors. The capital will be used to enhance Mainline’s software technology and bolster its workforce. RELATED: Esport-Management rebrands to nicecactus.gg, launches esports fund Mainline began […]

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TV 2 Denmark enters licensing deal to broadcast BLAST Premier


TV 2 Denmark has renewed its licensing deal with RFRSH Entertainment to cover the BLAST Premier circuit from 2020. The renewal quickly follows BLAST Pro Series Copenhagen and sees TV 2 Denmark acquire the exclusive Danish broadcast rights to next year’s BLAST Premier. RELATED: BLAST Premier announced with $4.25M prize pool for 2020 Alexander Lewin, VP, Programming and Distribution for BLAST […]

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Team Vitality raises €14M and opens Paris facility


French organisation Team Vitality has received a further €14 million (£12 million) investment from esports venture fund Rewired.GG. Including the €20 million Rewired.GG invested back in November 2018, Team Vitality has now received €34 million (£29.3 million) in the last year from the fund. The capital will be used to grow the organisation and pursue an expansion into […]

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ESI FORUM SERIES AUTUMN EDITION

Join us for our final Forum Series of the year as we head to HKS for another evening packed with ample networking opportunity, one educational panel & food and drinks aplenty. 

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