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This week in esports: COVID-19, TV 2 Norway, Unicorns of Love

As always, we’ve rounded up the biggest and best stories from the past week so you can stay abreast of the industry’s biggest happenings. This week in esports saw more changes...
BLAST Premier TV 2 Norway

TV 2 Norway secures Norwegian broadcast rights to BLAST Premier

TV 2 Norway has secured the Norwegian broadcast rights to Counter-Strike: Global Offensive series BLAST Premier. Facilitated by Lagardère Sports, the deal will see TV 2 Norway broadcast BLAST Premier's entire 2020 season...
TV 2 Norway ESL Pro Tour

TV 2 Norway acquires Norwegian media rights for ESL Pro Tour

TV 2 Norway has acquired the Norwegian media rights to the ESL Pro Tour, the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive circuit ran by ESL and DreamHack. The broadcasts are set to begin in March and will include coverage of...
This week in esports

This week in esports: COVID-19, FunPlus Phoenix, Telia, Twitter

As always, we’ve rounded up the biggest and best stories from the past week so you can stay abreast of the industry’s biggest happenings. This week in esports saw coronavirus widely...

The esports leagues and events affected by coronavirus

The current novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has disrupted life around the globe, and that extends to the esports industry as well. Numerous recent and upcoming events and leagues have been cancelled, postponed,...
Nicolas Estrup BLAST Premier London

Nicolas Estrup on BLAST’s separation from Astralis, CS:GO landscape

Things have changed drastically in the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive ecosystem in the past few months, with ESL and FLASHPOINT going to war in an attempt to produce a healthier scene for...
FLASHPOINT RuHub

RuHub acquires Russian broadcast rights for FLASHPOINT

ESforce Holding company RuHub has acquired the Russian broadcasting rights to Counter-Strike: Global Offensive league FLASHPOINT. The inaugural season of the team-owned league will kick off in March 13th at the company's...
FunPlus Phoenix FLASHPOINT

FunPlus Phoenix welcomed as founding team of FLASHPOINT

Chinese organisation FunPlus Phoenix has bought into team-owned Counter-Strike: Global Offensive league FLASHPOINT. FunPlus Phoenix is the eighth founding team of the league, which costs $2 million (£1.55 million) to buy in to. RELATED: Team...
Telia Finland granted Finnish media rights of ESL Pro Tour

Telia acquires Finnish media rights for ESL Pro Tour

Telia Finland has acquired the Finnish media rights to ESL and DreamHack's Counter-Strike: Global Offensive events as part of the ESL Pro Tour. The ESL Pro Tour circuit was announced in September...
Astralis Group 2019 Financial Report

Astralis Group posts “satisfactory” results in 2019 annual report

Publicly-listed Danish esports organisation Astralis Group has shared its financial results in its first annual report. The group owns Counter-Strike: Global Offensive team Astralis, League of Legends team Origen, and FIFA team Future FC.   RELATED: Astralis...