This week in esports: Infinite, eSuperliga, PUBG, Betway & NiP

This week in esports has seen PUBG Corp. start to roll out its regional Pro Leagues, the announcement of a Danish eSuperliga, and unfortunate staff cuts at Infinite Esports and Entertainment.

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Infinite Esports and Entertainment culls staff

Infinite Esports and Entertainment, the holding company for OpTic Gaming among numerous other organisations and companies, has laid off over 19 members of staff.

Ryan “OpTicJ” Musselman, President of Infinite Esports and Entertainment explained that “we think we grew too fast” and it led in the departure of staff from coaching, marketing, content, and business development departments.

Read the full article here.

Danish football clubs to compete in eSuperliga

eSuperliga

Following in the footsteps of the Premier League with the ePremier League, the Danish Superliga is launching an esports competition: the eSuperliga.

In partnership with Discovery Networks Denmark and event organiser Denmark, all 20 Superliga clubs will recruit two players to represent them on FIFA 19. It all kicks off on November 5th.

Read the full article here.

PUBG Corp., StarLadder partner for PUBG Europe League

StarLadder PUBG

As part of the five-year plan laid out by PUBG Corp., it has partnered with StarLadder to launch the PUBG Europe League (PEL).

16 teams from Europe, the Middle East, and Africa will all compete in a specially-designed LAN studio – starting in January 2019. The inaugural season will an overall prize pool of €1,000,000 (£874,000).

Read the full article here.

PUBG Corp., OGN team for National PUBG League

National PUBG League Arena

PUBG Corp. has also partnered with fan-favorite esports network, producer, and broadcaster OGN. This move marks OGN’s entrance into North America.

The National PUBG League (NPL) is for North American teams, in which 16 will compete at the OGN Studio in Los Angeles starting next year. $1 million (£758,165) will be up for grabs over the course of the season.

Read the full article here.

Betway and Ninjas in Pyjamas extend partnership with seven figure deal

Betway Ninjas in Pyjamas

Swedish esports organisation Ninjas in Pyjamas has extended its partnership with Betway with a seven-figure, three-year deal.

The previous two-year deal had run its course, but the same details will apply. Betway’s logo will be visible on jerseys and on-site at NiP’s training facility, more content will be co-produced, and Betway will receive full player access.

Read the full article here.

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