PVP.ME and GamingBattleGround on EiG Launchpad shortlist

EiG's revered Startup Launchpad 2016 includes five shortlisted companies and of these two of them are esports firms. PVP.ME and GamingBattleGround made it to the shortlist of the event which means they've...

Schalke04 Esports to host scouting days for League of Legends roster

Schalke04 Esports yesterday announced that that they would run a five day event to cherry pick the best players to then compete at the GEFORCE Cup as Schalke04's pre-season League of Legends roster.  https://twitter.com/S04Esports/status/786206115314884608 Tim Reichert, Head of...

Future Games Summit announces esports line up

The Future Games summit has announced its esports track and there are numerous well regarded industry figures amongst the speakers.  Ukie CEO Jo Twist, Fnatic's Head of Business Development Darren Newnham, ESL...

US male millennials watch as much esports as baseball and hockey

This past month has been a mad blur of traditional sports clubs and brands investing and expressing interest in esports.  Whilst this has been met with some skepticism as to their intentions...

Cybersmile chosen for Riot Games’ Impact Challenge

The Cybersmile Foundation has been selected by Riot Games to be part of a new initiative called ‘Impact Challenge’ which launched yesterday.   The project is aimed at helping to provide funding and...

Team Huma will rebrand as PSG eSports

Team Huma's European Challenger Series spot has been purchased by Webedia Group and Bang Bang Management, and with a nod to the recent established partnership between these companies and PSG, it has...

River Plate launch River Play and announce FIFA / PES pro

Argentinian club River Plate have become the first club in the country to recruit a FIFA and PES professional to their ranks by signing up Franco Colagrossi. Colagrossi will compete on behalf...

Canal Plus Group partners with ESL to boost esports in France

How many meetings must go on at ESL HQ each day? The organisation has signed yet another deal, this time with Vivendi's Canal Plus Group.  The partnership will see Canal Plus and ESL...

Bookies roundup: who is doing what in the world of esports gambling?

There's been a lot of progress in the esports gambling scene in recent months. It's safe to say that it's now rare to find a bookies without some sort of offering...

Steffen Thomsen – Copenhagen Flames – Lifting Danish esports

Steffen Thomsen is the founder and director of Copenhagen Flames. He recently made the decision, not to mention impressive commitment, to leave his position at Danske Spil Oddset to focus on the Flames full...