This week in esports: Disneyland Paris, eLions, AT&T, G-Loot

This week in esports has been interesting to say the least, with a variety of big developments taking place from G-Loot receiving an $25 million (£18,695,883.50) investment to Disneyland Paris being confirmed as a venue for an upcoming Dota 2 Major. Here’s ESI’s weekly round-up!

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MDL Dota 2 Major confirmed to be hosted at Disneyland Paris

MDL Disneyland Paris Major
Photo credit: Mars Media

Mars Media has confirmed Esports Insider’s exclusive report on Disneyland Paris hosting its upcoming Dota 2 Major.

The MDL Disneyland Paris Major is the fourth Major of the 2018-2019 DPC season and will take place over May 4-12th. It’ll have six regional qualifiers to decide which teams will head to the French capital to compete.

Read the full article here.

The FA and ESL to launch English FIFA team eLions

FA ESL eLions
Image credit: ESL

The FA has partnered with ESL to launch eLions, a national FIFA team that will represent England in the FIFA eNations Cup in April.

Online qualifiers for those hoping to represent eLions will be hosted on March 9-10th, with four finalists progressing to live finals in London on March 14th.

Read the full article here.

Cloud9 enters sponsorship deal with AT&T

Cloud9 AT&T
Image credits: Cloud9, AT&T, & LoL Esports

Cloud9 is the first esports organisation to receive sponsorship from telecommunications giant AT&T.

As part of the deal, the North American organisation will produce a weekly series entitled ‘The Nines’ that will provide team highlights, player profiles, and insight into tournaments with AT&T acting as its presenting sponsor.

Read the full article here.

G-Loot welcomes $25 million in investment

G-Loot
Image credit: G-Loot

Swedish esports company G-Loot – which owns PUBG platform Global Loot League and card game platform TopDeck – has received $25 million (£18,695,883.50) in investment following a funding round.

Current investors Swedbank Robur and Norron contributed to the round, which new investors not being named at this time. The capital will be used to bolster prize pools and to help with expansion.

Read the full article here.

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