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Linear esports channel ESTV has joined forces with North American amateur esports training club Esports Tower. The exclusive partnership will see both parties showcase the Esports Tower Rumble series to a global audience.  Image credit: ESTV RELATED: ESTV inks partnership with Betegy David Adams, CEO and founder of Esports Tower, spoke on the announcement: “We are
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Esports tournament organiser PGL has named analysis and visualisation company Skybox Technologies as an official partner for the PGL Major Stockholm 2021 CS:GO championship.  As a part of the agreement, PGL will use Skybox Technologies’ 3D match visualisation and analysis software. This will power both real-time and post-match insights and analysis during broadcasts of the
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Esports tournament organiser ESL has announced the promotion of Andreas Jernberg to Managing Director of ESL Nordics Through his new role, Jernberg will take on responsibility for ESL’s products in the Nordic market, including the two original DreamHack festivals Summer and Winter. Image credit: ESL Gaming/ Andreas Jernberg via LinkedIn RELATED: ESL Pro League adds Furia,
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Peripherals brand HyperX has been named as a partner for VCT Game Changers, Riot Games’ VALORANT programme that provides opportunities for women in the scene.  According to the release, the partnership will focus on VCT Game Changers EMEA and is expected to last for the remainder of the series’ first season. Any details regarding activations
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The University of York and esports production company Promod Esports have teamed up to launch a new esports production studio. According to the release, the project is the UK’s first university-led esports production studio. The university’s ‘3Sixty’ room has been transformed into a research and development space, teaching facility, and commercial studio for esports production.
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Singapore-based esports and gaming company Tier One Entertainment has announced its first foray outside Southeast Asia by expanding to Japan. The expansion will see Tier One open an office in Japan this year. The brand will also look to increase its presence in the country by hiring local personnel.  Image credit: Tier One Entertainment RELATED:
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Esports technology startup Champria announced a $1m (£ 730k) pre-seed round led by Kickstart Fund, a venture capital fund from the United States. Aside from Kickstart Fund, the round also included the New Mexico Arrowhead Innovation Fund, Gokul Rajaram, David Carrico, and a number of other angel investors. Image credit: Champria RELATED: FaZe Clan secures
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Esports tournament organiser PGL has announced a commercial partnership with German IT company Shikenso Analytics. The deal will see Shikenso Analytics provide data insights and analytics for PGL’s Stockholm CS:GO Major.  Image credit: PGL RELATED: ZOWIE named official monitor partner of PGL Major Stockholm 2021 As a result of the agreement, Shikenso Analytics will offer
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This piece first appeared in Edition 9 of The Esports Journal RELATED: Skyler Johnson on CTRL’s inception, place in esports Like so many of today’s North American esports royalty, Skyler Johnson started the grind by finding heads with his crosshairs in Call of Duty 4. Before there was really such a thing, Johnson was a proto-professional
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North American esports organisation FaZe Clan has announced details of a merger with B.Riley Principal 150 Merger Corp (BRPM).  The company will thus become a publicly listed company on NASDAQ in the following months. The transaction implies the valuation of the company is in excess of $1B (~£726.2M), thus making FaZe the first ‘esports unicorn’
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Middle Eastern esports organisation NASR Esports has announced a partnership with short-form video social media platform TikTok. As a result of the deal, TikTok branding featured on the team’s newly redesigned jersey. Moreover, the partnership will include content collaborations aiming to engage both parties within MENA’s gaming community. Image credit: NASR Esports RELATED: Galaxy Racer
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Esports Insider is set to make its return to offline events with ESI London on November 8th-9th.  The must-attend event is for anyone interested in esports’ ever-evolving business world. However, if you are still unsure on whether to purchase a ticket, here are five reasons to attend ESI London 2021. RELATED: Esports industry showcase ESI
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UK-based esports organisation Guild Esports has announced the termination of its partnership with an unnamed European fintech company. In the release, the company has cited ‘delays in the sponsor’s launch and the payment of sums’ as the main reasons for the deal’s cancellation. (ESI Illustration) Image credit: Guild Esports, Chris Liverani RELATED: Guild Esports announces
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Collegiate esports tournament organiser CSL Esports has announced a series of partnerships for the NACE Starleague.Peripherals firm CORSAIR, glasses manufacturer GUNNAR Optiks, gaming chair firm MAVIX, coaching platform Metafy and fitness company Future will all serve as sponsors of the collegiate esports league. Image credit: NACE Starleague RELATED: CSL Esports breaks down its new partnership
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UK-based innovation hub HOST has announced the launch of the HOST Esports Studio at MediaCity, Salford. Alongside the launch, HOST has also announced partnerships with UK-based organisation Vexed Gaming and the University of Salford. Image credit: HOST RELATED: Durham University teams up with LDN UTD The Esports Studio will offer a training ground for esports,
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Game publisher Riot Games, in collaboration with German automotive giant Mercedes-Benz, has unveiled a commemorative championship ring for the 2021 League of Legends World Championship. Riot Games and Mercedes-Benz will present each member of the 2021 World Championship winning team with one of the custom-fitted championship rings following the Worlds Final in Reykjavik, Iceland. Image
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German television broadcaster SPORT1 and video game developer Psyonix have extended its existing Rocket League partnership.  As a result, the 2021-22 Rocket League Championship Series (RLCS) will be shown live on eSPORTS1 and eSportsONE in select European countries. Image credit: Psyonix RELATED: Activision Blizzard expands media rights deal with SPORT1 The year-long extension includes some European RLCS matches being
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London-based organisation Fnatic has appointed Stuart Brown, formerly of The Football Association (FA), as its first Esports Operations Lead.  According to a release, the newly created role intends to provide all of Fnatic’s rosters with ‘best-in-class team management’. (ESI Illustration) Image credit: Fnatic RELATED: Fnatic announces ASOS as Official Retail Fashion Partner Brown joins the organisation
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