Benoit Pagotto – Fnatic – Into the Bunkr

Last week we made a long overdue trip to Fnatic's Bunkr, the new concept esports store, opened on Shoreditch's Redchurch Street.  Benoit Pagotto, Brand Marketing Director at Fnatic, was on hand to...

Gamer rewards platform Uproar.gg enters Open Beta

Uproar.gg, a new gamer reward website where 'players can win real-life prizes for playing their favorite games', announced on Friday that it has entered Open Beta.  Uproar.gg is completely free to join...

Copenhagen Flames partner with Travel Sense

In one of the cooler team partnerships to emerge from esports in recent times, Copenhagen Flames have partnered with travel service Travel Sense to offer packages and trips for events around...

This week in Esports: EG and Alliance go indie, TSM & C9 partner with...

It's been a somewhat quiet week in esports as the world and industry moves towards the festive period. Saying that, two of the biggest esports organisations have become independent, player owned...

Former Esports Official at Riot Games joins Catalyst

Catalyst Sports & Media, a strategic advisor, investor and talent representative, has announced the hire of Avi Bhuiyan as Executive Vice President of Esports.  The company, which works across traditional sports too,...

Dexerto and SCL partner to launch UK esports academies

Dexerto has announced a collaboration with SCL, a leader in provision of independent education provision through sport in the UK.  https://twitter.com/Dexerto/status/808747180295147520 The esports academies will offer government accredited esports courses. The successful students will graduate...

Smell that? TSM and Cloud9 have partnered with Axe

In one of the odder partnerships to emerge from the esports world so far, both Team SoloMid and Cloud9 have announced a deal with Axe.  A succinct blog post on the TSM site went...

Alliance and Evil Geniuses become independent player owned organisations

Twitch has stepped away from esports team ownership, with the two teams that operated under its banner since 2014: Evil Geniuses and Alliance now becoming owned by the team's respective players.  https://twitter.com/EvilGeniuses/status/808401302334087168 Both brands were initially...

Marco Cuesta – FirstBlood.io – Bringing blockchain technology to esports

Marco Cuesta is one of the cofounders of FirstBlood.io, a company which recently raised over $6 million (£4.72m), and he spoke to Esports Insider with the blockchain esports focused platform set...

This week in Esports: Malta and UK launch associations, Pinnacle take home award and...

It's been another busy week in the wonderful world of esports, with particularly notable news coming from both the UK and Malta this week. Here's a brief recap in case you...

Events

Stuart Ewen – ESL – Bridging the gap in esports with...

ESL One New York will be the first event at which viewers have the option to consume their esports live streamed in virtual reality....