This week in Esports: more investment, scope of skin betting industry unveiled and BeSA...

It's been nothing short of another frantic week in the burgeoning world of esports. There has been more significant investment from non-endemic esports brands and figures: Steve Aoki and Paris Saint-Germain. The sheer scope of...

Esports Championship Series (ECS) – Final CS:GO Season 2 Teams Announced

The final lineup of teams for Season Two of the Esports Championship Series - Counter-Strike has been determined after an action packed development league. The Esports Championship Series (ECS), an esports initiative...

Cannes will host the first esports BAR (Business Arena Esports)

Reed Midem has announced that it is organising the first Esports BAR (Business Arena Esports) event in Cannes in February 15-17 next year.  The three day business event will seek to foster relationships...

ESL releases ESL Play App for mobile

Over six million members have played in ESL Play online cups, and now users can navigate the platform directly from their Android and iOS mobile devices with the ESL Play App.  According...

Esports expects the Spanish Inquisition courtesy of La Liga

A total of six La Liga sides are expected to announce their entries into esports at Barcelona Games World after a tweet from each club's official channel teased their plans.  Real Sociedad, Sevilla Fútbol Club,...

British eSports Association lays out its plays

After months of speculation, where little information had been forthcoming from the new British eSports Association, the time has finally come for the organisation to announce what they are set to...

Paris Saint-Germain the latest to enter esports stratosphere

Paris Saint-Germain officially announced its partnership with media group Webedia earlier this week. Webedia was founded in 2007 and has since built a global network of media brands which bring web-traffic of over 90...

Betgenius’ Moritz Maurer – LoL Worlds will be esports’ biggest betting event

Moritz Maurer, Head of Esports at Betgenius, told Totally Gaming about his belief that the ongoing League of Legends World Championships will be the biggest betting event in esports to date.  Whilst...

Washington State Gambling Commission orders Valve to stop all skins transfers related to gambling

In the most major incident regarding skins since Valve sent out the primary cease and desist letters, the Washington State Gambling Commission (WSGC) has now had its say and ordered the...

Guinevere Capital acquire controlling stake in Dire Wolves

The latest esports team acquisition but not a celebrity in sight...  Dire Wolves have been purchased, in part, by Guinevere Capital, an Australian sports business group led by Managing Director David Harris...

Events

Amazon announce Champions of Fire Invitational

Amazon Appstore have announced the Champions of Fire Invitational, a tournament with a $100,000 (~£80,000) prize-pool.  It's going to be held across multiple "casual mobile games" and will...