ESI Gambling Report: Can franchising help to commercialise esports betting?

In this week's edition of the ESI Gambling Report, we take a comprehensive look into the future of franchise esports and how it can drive gambling to higher altitudes, specifically in...

Fan engagement platform Quarterback raises $2.5m in investment

Esports fan engagement platform Quarterback has raised $2.3m (£1.7m) in seed funding by the likes of BITKRAFT Esports Ventures, Crest Capital Ventures, Deep Space Ventures, UpWest Labs and angel investors. This funding...

U.GG and Doublelift announce new partnership

Yiliang “Doublelift” Peng and U.GG announced a new partnership. Shinggo Lu, CEO at U.GG offered more details about the deal in an exclusive interview with Esports Insider. U.GG is a new company,...
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Riot Games, WWE partner for League of League web series

Riot Games has partnered with WWE and NXT Superstars that will see internet personalities Michael "imaqtpie" Santana and Tyler "Tyler1" Steinkamp coach teams made up of wrestlers in a web series. The...
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Riot Games partners with PG Esports for Italian LEC broadcast

League of Legends developer Riot Games has forged a partnership with PG Esports to produce an Italian broadcast for the League of Legends European Championship (LEC). Starting January 18th, the inaugural season...

Dot Esports expanding its team of writers

Now it has its independent space courtesy of GAMURS taking over, Dot Esports is looking to expand its editorial and content team.  A post went up via Medium yesterday with details of...
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What’s wrong with Team Liquid?

Whilst the recent decisions Team Liquid have announced as a response to their poor performance are encouraging, it’s concerning that a team with so much experience, money and talent finds itself in this...

ESL UK Premiership Finals to be held at EGX for the first time

ESL UK has today announced that it will bring the finals of the UK Premiership in both Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and League of Legends to EGX for the first time ever. The...
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Rick Fox’s Echo Fox confirm North American LCS franchise spot

Echo Fox, the esports organisation with roots in the FGC has confirmed it has secured one of ten North American League of Legends Championship Series ("NALCS") spots in the new permanent...
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The Esports Roundtable: David Harris, Guinevere Capital

The Esports Roundtable is a podcast that hosts different guests each and every week, discussing all things business in esports. This week's episode of The Esports Roundtable features David Harris of...

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What’s on this week? – LEC’s be ‘avin you – January...

“What’s on this week?” is ESI’s weekly feature letting you know just what’s going on in the wonderful world of esports in the next...