Steve Kaplan increases stake in Immortals and joins the company’s board

On Wednesday, it was announced that Memphis Grizzlies co-owner and co-executive chairman Steve Kaplan had increased his stake in esports team Immortals. Image: Immortals team logo (Credit: Immortals)   The investment from Kaplan is...

NiP and Betway agree ‘high six-figure’ sponsorship deal

Betway and Ninjas in Pyjamas (NiP) announced late last night that they have joined forces. This 'high six figure' deal makes the British company the second mainstream gambling company to sponsor a team,...

EsportsTV expands throughout Europe

24/7 esports channel esportsTV has agreed a deal with M7 group, the European satellite and IPTV operator, for it to be broadcast in HD on its platforms.  This will see the ESL channel...

Ultraplay unleashes OutLaws Esports Academy

Bulgaria's recent and largest esports tournament to date, Game Evolution, has inspired the competition's main partner and sponsor UltraPlay to open an esports academy, OutLaws, to nurture young talent in the region.  Advanced...

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,...

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DreamHack expands partnership with Challengermode to cover all of NA and...

DreamHack and Challengermode have announced a new partnership which will see the companies work together 'to enhance competitive gaming', from the grassroots level to...