CSGOLounge relaunches with virtual coins instead of skins

Skins out, coins in. One of the sites which was at the centre of the recent skins betting controversy, CSGOLounge, has now relaunched with a new coin betting product.  The following announcement...

Team Liquid follow Team Dignitas in selling controlling interest

Team Liquid have become the second major esports brand to sell a controlling interest in their team to an investor in a matter of days. The ownership group, aXiomatic eSports, will be headed up...

Chris Grove joins Unikrn’s Board of Advisors

Things have been quiet on the Unikrn front in recent months as the company builds new features and sets about opening a new office in Sydney.  Some news has now been revealed...

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...

Events

The International 9 will be hosted in Shanghai

Valve will be making a major change to The International when it returns in 2019, relocating it to Shanghai, China. The first iteration of The...