FaZe Clan goes public, to be listed on NASDAQ

North American esports organisation FaZe Clan has announced details of a merger with B.Riley Principal 150 Merger Corp (BRPM).  If the merger is successful, the company will become a publicly listed company...

MMA fighter Marvin Vettori invests in QLASH

European esports organisation QLASH has announced Italian MMA fighter Marvin Vettori as its latest investor.  According to the release, Vettori joins the organisation on account of his ‘great relationship with the club...
BAASH, CodaPayments

Coda Payments announces acquisition of BAASH

Singaporean payment provider Coda Payments has acquired mobile esports platform BAASH from CAPSL Entertainment. As a result, Coda Payments will expand its existing portfolio of gaming products. This includes the provider's esports tournament...

100 Thieves take the Higround, FACEIT gets Gucci | ESI Digest #64

Each week, ESI Digest breaks down the weekly happenings in the esports industry, making sense of things so you don’t have to. As well as being housed on YouTube, ESI Digest...

Riot Games acquires Kanga to create better fan experiences

Game publisher Riot Games announced the acquisition of media technology startup Kanga. Kanga will join Riot's Global Digital Esports group where it will focus on developing digital fandom features and experiences. Financial...

Skyesports CEO Shiva Nandy discusses acquisition and future prospects in South Asia

In August 2021, digital entertainment and technology company JetSynthesys acquired Indian esports firm Skyesports for an undisclosed amount.  As a result, JetSynthesys now owns a 65 per cent stake in Skyesports. One of...

Esports investment report, September 2021: Misfits, Wolves Esports, Astralis

Ranging from team acquisitions to impressive funding rounds, September saw a multitude of esports entities expand into other sectors of the industry. This includes notable announcements from the likes of Misfits...

Riot Games announces huge promotion, Rivalry goes public | ESI Digest #63

Each week, ESI Digest breaks down the weekly happenings in the esports industry, making sense of things so you don’t have to. As well as being housed on YouTube, ESI Digest...

BITKRAFT Ventures launches $75m gaming and esports-focused token fund

BITKRAFT Ventures, a global early and mid-stage investment platform for esports and gaming, has launched a $75m (~£55m) Token Fund for blockchain investments within the sectors. According to the release, the fund...
SteelSeries

Axcel agrees to sell SteelSeries to GN Store Nord for DKK 8bn

Danish private equity firm Axcel has agreed to sell its gaming hardware company SteelSeries to GN Store Nord, a manufacturer of hearing aids and headsets. GN Store Nord will pay 8bn Danish...