This week in esports: MIBR, Splyce, PUBG Global Invitational, StockX

As always, this week in esports has flown by – and plenty has happened! With the legendary Brazilian organisation MIBR returning and Matthew “Nadeshot” Haag acquiring Yeezys for his entire League of Legends team, we’ve got you covered on the week’s biggest stories.

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Immortals acquires Brazilian organisation MIBR, partners with Tinder and Betway

MIBR Immortals

North American organisation Immortals has acquired the Brazilian organisation MIBR and the former SK Gaming CS:GO roster – bringing them both together after months of rumours.

Online gambling platform Betway and location-based social app Tinder are on board as founding sponsors for the iconic Brazilian brand. The squad will debut at ESL One Cologne on July 3rd-8th.

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Splyce receives $2.6 million in funding round

Splyce

Splyce has raised $2.6 million (£1.96 million) from the likes of basketballer Metta World Peace, American footballer Roman Harper, and sports agent David Meltzer.

The funding round was led by The Ledger Group, and also saw the likes of venture capital firm First Serve Partners invest. This significant investment comes around the same time as the organisation is finalizing its application to be part of the new franchising model for the EU LCS.

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Intel become worldwide sponsor of PUBG Global Invitational 2018

Intel has boarded the PUBG Global Invitational 2018 as its key sponsor, providing hardware and software for players to compete on.

This, of course, isn’t Intel’s first rodeo when it comes to esports events; the Intel Extreme Masters series is a highlight for many. PGI 2018 will see 20 teams battle it out for $2m (£1.5m).

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100 Thieves announces partnership with StockX

100 Thieves StockX

North American organisation 100 Thieves has entered into a partnership with streetwear and sneaker reselling platform, StockX.

Matthew “Nadeshot” Haag, Owner and CEO of 100 Thieves promised to buy trainers for his League of Legends team if they beat OpTic Gaming in the NA LCS, and he made good on the promise with this deal.

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