This week in esports: Orange, Winstrike, Legion Lair, UKLC

As always, we’ve rounded up the biggest and best stories from the past week so you can stay abreast of the industry’s biggest happenings. This week in esports saw Orange renew with Team Vitality, Winstrike and BLAST partner, Cavs Legion GC unveil its facility, and LVP UK drop UKLC.

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Team Vitality extends Orange partnership until 2021

Team Vitality Orange Renewal
Photo credit: Riot Games

French organisation Team Vitality extended its partnership with telecommunications corporation Orange until 2021.

The deal includes a jersey sponsorship, live event activations in France, and digital brand activations with Rush Esport.

Read the full article here.

BLAST enters broadcast deal with Winstrike for BLAST Premier

BLAST Premier Winstrike
Photo credit: BLAST

BLAST entered an exclusive deal with Winstrike for the CIS broadcast and sponsorship rights of BLAST Premier.

The deal sees Winstrike secure the broadcast rights in the CIS region for the BLAST Premier, a new competition that boasts a total prize pool of $4.25 million (£3.4 million) for 2020.

Read the full article here.

Cavs Legion GC opens Legion Lair Lit by TCP facility

Legion Lair Lit by TCP
Photo credit: Cavs Legion GC

NBA 2K League team Cavs Legion GC opened its esports facility ‘Legion Lair Lit by TCP’ in Cleveland’s Battery Park.

The 2,700 square foot esports centre will also be the home of the Cleveland Rec Esports Club, a local youth club founded by Cavs Legion GC and the City of Cleveland.

Read the full article here.

LVP UK to no longer handle the UK League Championship

UKLC LVP UK Ceasing Operations
Photo credit: UKLC

Riot Games has confirmed that it will no longer be working with LVP UK on the UK League Championship (UKLC).

The developer spoke out following a report from Esports News UK,  which states that LVP will be ceasing operations in the United Kingdom. There’s no word on which company will take over the UKLC, if any, at the time of writing.

Read the full article here.

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