Blockchain esports platform FirstBlood raises $6m in two minutes

Blockchain based esports platform FirstBlood’s funding round was completed within two minutes of opening on Monday, which saw it raise a total of $6m (£4.62m) in investment.  The FirstBlood platform, which is run...

Team dignitas bought by NBA’s Philadelphia 76ers

One of the oldest names in professional esports, Team Dignitas, have announced a takeover by NBA's Philadelphia 76ers franchise. Part of this deal includes a buy-out of the organisation Apex, who...

GameCo raises $8.25m to bring esports to the casino floor

GameCo announced an investment totaling $8.25m (£6.35m) last week which will see the company's first games enter casinos this year.  The latest funding round was led by Javelin Venture Partners, with Courtside Ventures,...

Riot Games promises more revenue options for pro teams

League of Legends developer Riot Games revealed some exciting forthcoming changes for its esports scene last week via a blog post published on September 22nd.  The announcement stated: "As we move into 2017...

Newzoo’s Pieter van den Heuvel will give keynote address at eSports 2016

Ticonderoga Ventures, Inc. has confirmed that Newzoo's Market Analyst Pieter van den Heuvel will be the keynote speaker at eSports 2016 at the Strand Palace Hotel in London on Friday 23 September.    eSports 2016 is...

ESL One New York will be live streamed in VR

ESL, SLIVER.tv, a next-generation esports 360º virtual reality entertainment platform, and VR production studio WonderWorld VR have announced that they are partnering up to produce the first ever esports event to...

Sky and ITV invest in Ginx TV

Both Sky and ITV have purchased stakes in Ginx TV, the owner of the UK & Ireland's esports television channel Ginx esports TV. The broadcasting giants have each invested £1.55m in Ginx TV...

eBoost Token – Is it esports’ first betting coin?

The International eBoost Society has revealed what it states is the world's first cryptocurrency specifically aimed at the world of competitive gaming.  It has been called the eBoost Token and its remit...

Reese’s Puff Cereal and esports? Yahoo’s deal with General Mills

Yahoo Esports has signed up its first sponsor for its weekly Yahoo Esports Live in the form of General Mills. Who or what is General Mills I hear you ask? It's a...

GAMeS and rAGE present Africa’s first esports branding summit

GAMeS (Global Assembly Marketing eSports), in partnership with rAge, will launch Africa’s first Esports Branding Summit at the rAge Expo on Friday 7 October 2016.  The half-day event will explore the opportunities...

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Clash Royale League combines Western regions for 2019 season

Supercell is gearing up to bring back the Clash Royale League for 2019, but it's returning with some changes. Instead of having separate divisions for...