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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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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.  Image credit: The Esports Club / Streamcoi RELATED: BIG taps Streamcoi’s management platform in new
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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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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. Credit: PUBG MOBILE Brazil RELATED: PUBG MOBILE announces Brazilian female tournament Valkirias The games will be broadcasted on Netenho’s Facebook Page, as well as
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OverActive Media, the parent company of MAD Lions, Toronto Ultra, and Toronto Defiant, has announced the Red Bull Gaming Studio after striking a multi-year partnership with the energy drinks brand. The Red Bull Gaming Studio, located inside OverActive Media’s new headquarters in Toronto, is expected to host gaming events such as tournaments, speaker sessions, artist
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Spanish esports organisation Vodafone Giants has announced a partnership with Nestlé-owned drink-mix brand Nesquik. As a result of the partnership, Nesquik’s logo will appear on Vodafone Giants’ jerseys and on the organisation’s social media platforms. Photo credit: Vodafone Giants RELATED: Vodafone Giants unveils partnership with MAGGI FUSIAN According to the release, the agreement will also
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North American esports organisation Team Dignitas has announced an all-women’s VALORANT tournament as part of VALORANT Champions Tour’s (VCT) Game Changers programme. The Verizon VCT Game Changers NA, presented by the organisation, will see 32 all-women teams battle it out to claim part of the event’s $50,000 (£35,950) prize pool. Credit: Team Dignitas RELATED: Riot
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Dallas-based esports organisation Envy Gaming has announced a partnership with Generation Esports, the founder and operator of the High School Esports League (HSEL) and Middle School Esports League (MSEL).  As a part of the deal, Envy Gaming has been named the exclusive professional esports partner of HSEL and MSEL in Texas. Moreover, the organisation will
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Canadian information technology company Intema Solutions has signed a letter of intent to acquire Livestream Gaming Ltd, owner of esports betting platform LOOT.BET. The transaction will see Intema acquire all of the issued and outstanding Livestream securities for $14.75m (~£10.6m). Image credit: LOOT.BET RELATED: LOOT.BET reveals statistics on esports betting in 2020 A further $3m
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London-based esports organisation Fnatic has appointed Julien Dupont to the role of Partner Development Director. Dupont previously served as Head of Partnerships at Team Vitality beginning in 2019. In a LinkedIn post, Dupont said that Fnatic aims to grow its audience to ‘1B Fnatics’ in the future, ‘in which gaming is the driving force behind humanity’s
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Riot Games has revealed that League of Legends: Wild Rift, the publisher’s mobile MOBA title, will launch its first-ever global esports tournament in the fourth quarter of 2021.  The announcement was made during Riot Games’ media event earlier today, with details surrounding future esports plans for Teamfight Tactics and VALORANT, activations regarding League of Legends,
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UK-based computer building company Fierce PC has been named the official PC partner of simulation racing team Red Bull Racing Esports. The deal will see Fierce PC provide a range of high-end computers to the team’s drivers and its dedicated sim racing facility located in Milton Keynes. Photo credit: Red Bull Racing Esports/Fierce PC RELATED: HyperX named peripherals
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Esports entertainment company Allied Esports has been selected by live streaming platform Trovo to create and produce a new esports tournament series. The Trovo Titans Program is said to feature over 100 events that will take place during 2021 across North America, Latin America, and Europe. Credit: Trovo RELATED: Allied Esports receives $100m purchase offer from Bally’s Corporation The
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North American sports marketing company Learfield IMG College has announced that Rocket League will be added to its Level Next collegiate esports league.According to the release, Rocket League’s integration into the esports competition is following a ‘direct agreement’ between Learfield IMG College and game developer Psyonix. Image Credit: Level Next RELATED: Learfield IMG strikes Esports Engine,
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Online esports bookmaker Winners.bet has announced the launch of its traditional sports betting product.   Alongside Winners.bet’s slate of esports titles, which includes League of Legends and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, the bookmaker’s new traditional sports betting option allows users to bet on popular sports such as football, American football, and basketball. Disclaimer: This is a sponsored
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Industry awards afford recognition to those that may otherwise go unnoticed at the consumer level. Alongside opportunities for sponsors to position their brands alongside recognised excellence, industry awards create a celebration and spectacle for professionals to enjoy themselves and the work their peers produce. The GameFace Awards is an esports B2B awards programme. Founded last
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Brazilian organisation Fluxo Esports has joined Garena’s streaming platform, Booyah! as an exclusive partner. As a result of the partnership, Booyah! will be featured on the team jersey as an official sponsor. Fluxo players and team influencers will create exclusive content on the streaming platform such as tournaments and other fan activations. Credit: Fluxo Esports RELATED: Fluxo
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Yesterday, North American esports organisation Beastcoast closed its pre-seed funding round at $2.5m (~£1.8m).  The capital raise saw participation from Andover Ventures, Elevate Ventures, and Techstars, alongside angel investors Steven Temares (formerly of Bed Bath & Beyond) and Scott Dorsey, a Managing Partner at High Alpha Ventures.  (ESI Illustration) Image credit: Beastcoast, Marko Blažević RELATED:
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Each month, Esports Insider collates the key esports business stories from Latin America — particularly Brazil — into a single article. Here are the region’s biggest stories from April. Top LATAM esports business developments, April 2021 Credit: XSET Lifestyle gaming organisation XSET has announced a partnership with multi-award-winning Puerto Rican singer/songwriter Ozuna. The partnership sees Ozuna become a
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German esports organisation Berlin International Gaming (BIG) has extended its partnership with hardware manufacturer CORSAIR. According to the release, the deal will see CORSAIR continue its collaboration with BIG for at least two more years. Exact details regarding any activations planned have yet to be revealed. Image credit: Berlin International Gaming / CORSAIR RELATED: BIG
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