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This week in Chinese Esports: Louis Vuitton, Huawei


As part of our partnership with China Electronic Athletics, we’re now bringing you the biggest headlines from the esports industry in China every week. This week in Chinese esports saw technology company Huawei sponsor ESL’s Mobile Open and Louis Vuitton sponsor the League of Legends World Championship. We also have a twice-weekly newsletter that informs you of […]

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Malta to host inaugural game development and esports expo PlayCon


A combination of stakeholders in Malta have announced Playcon, Malta’s first game development and esports expo. The event will take place on October 3rd-6th at the MFCC. PlayCon is an initiative launched by GMR Entertainment and supported by GamingMalta and the Parliamentary Secretariat for Financial Services, Digital Economy and Innovation. PlayCon will showcase the best Maltese […]

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ESI Gambling Report: The duo at the forefront of esports innovation


ESL and Intel have found a treasured relationship through the esports landscape together in a partnership that stretches almost twenty years at the time of writing. In the first edition of the exploration between the robust partnership between the two companies, we looked at its origins, and how the duo had learned to navigate an […]

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NSE partners with Nintendo UK for Super Smash Bros. events


National Student Esports (NSE) has partnered with Nintendo UK to launch the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate University Championship. The event will feature an eight-week online circuit and has joined NSE’s winter season, allowing players to earn points for their university as part of the British University Esports Championship. Jonathan Tilbury, Executive Director at NSE had this to say regarding […]

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MonteCristo, Bryce Blum launch Theorycraft advisory agency


Theorycraft is a new esports consulting and client services agency, founded by esports veterans Christopher “MonteCristo” Mykles, Bryce Blum, and Lauren Gaba Flanagan. Its creative director is Nathen McVitte. The agency will provide guidance to teams, sponsors, and other esports entities in building or growing a brand. It will also consult on influencers, events, media rights, digital content, […]

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The Koyo Store bolsters esports offering


Video games merchandising company The Koyo Store has formalised its expansion into the esports industry with dedicated bespoke products. It has launched a service for bespoke pin badges and achievement coins, much like those used by ESL UK, Ninjas in Pyjamas, and Fnatic. This expansion will include new achievement coins, bespoke pin badges for teams, organisers, and […]

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Huawei appointed partner of Vodafone 5G ESL Mobile Open finals


ESL has appointed Chinese technology manufacturer Huawei as the latest official partner of the Vodafone 5G ESL Mobile Open finals. Taking place September 28-29th at Milan Games Week in Italy, the partnership will see all contenders of the Vodafone 5G ESL Mobile Open finals utilising the Huawei Mate 20X 5G smartphone.   Walter Ji, President […]

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OverActive Media to close down Splyce office in Rochester


OverActive Media – the parent company of Splyce, Toronto Defiant, an unnamed Call of Duty franchise, and MAD Lions E.C. – is set to cease operations at its office in Rochester, New York. A report by Dexerto states that the Splyce brand will be shut down as part of a restructuring within the company, which […]

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ESL Premiership adds Dota 2 alongside Mercedes-Benz sponsorship


ESL UK has welcomed Mercedes-Benz as a sponsor to support the addition of Dota 2 to the ESL Premiership. Up until now, the seasonal competition has supported both Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and Rainbow Six Siege. James Dean, Managing Director of ESL UK discussed the sponsorship in a release: “The partnership between Mercedes-Benz and ESL has already […]

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Razer and Copenhagen Flames enter three-year deal


Gaming hardware company Razer has announced the formation of a partnership with Danish organisation Copenhagen Flames. The three-year partnership will see the organisation’s players outfitted in Razer’s esports peripherals for training and competing. Yann Salsedo, Head of Esports (EMEA) at Razer discussed the partnership in a release: “Team Razer is excited to enter a partnership with Copenhagen […]

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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. 

Tickets are available now! 

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PLAYCON MALTA

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.
 
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