Activision Blizzard hires deputy MLB commissioner to lead esports

Activision Blizzard made a significant personnel move this week, announcing the hiring of Major League Baseball deputy commissioner Tony Pettiti to lead its esports and entertainment efforts. Pettiti, who will officially begin...
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Warsteiner partners with ESL One Cologne 2020 for music contest

ESL has announced that German brewery Warsteiner will be an official partner of this month’s online ESL One Cologne event, and will host a contest for musicians and bands. The Warsteiner Music...
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Relog Media finds Southeast Asian broadcast partner in eGG Network

European event organiser Relog Media has entered a broadcast partnership with Malaysian channel eGG Network. The deal commences on August 10th with the third iteration of Relog Media's Nine to Five event series...

WINNERS League Season 4 boasts exponential growth

WINNERS League Season 4 for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) ended last month, and WIN.gg has reported its largest-ever viewership numbers amidst the pandemic. According to the company, its Twitch channel racked up...
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Media rights on the rise, WISE Ventures launches Version1 | ESI Digest #4 (07/08/20)

Each week, ESI Digest breaks down the weekly happenings in the esports industry, making sense of things so you don’t have to. As well as being housed on YouTube, ESI Digest is available...
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CSPPA partners with universities to study mental health in CS:GO

The Counter-Strike Professional Players' Association (CSPPA) has partnered with the University of Chichester and the University of Winchester to conduct a survey of CS:GO players' mental health. The survey, led by Dr....

ESL, DreamHack sign Brazilian media rights deal with Omelete and Globo

Sister companies ESL and DreamHack (under parent MTG) have added yet another regional streaming deal to their collective portfolio, this time in Brazil. Today, the companies announced that they have partnered with...

High School Esports League expands into Australia, New Zealand

Community-centric competitive organisation and platform Generation Esports today announced that it will expand its High School Esports League (HSEL) brand into Australia and New Zealand. As in North America, the ANZ edition...
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Opinion: Esports may be the perfect military recruitment tool but there are warranted concerns

Entertainment and the military have always existed hand-in-hand. The “heroics” of war have been highlighted in film, both as fictional, glorified images of battle, and as prominent recruiting tools in the...

Dignitas enters Chinese market with HUYA streaming deal

North American organisation Dignitas has made its first steps into the Chinese esports market through a streaming partnership with HUYA. Counter-Strike: Global Offensive players Patrik “f0rest” Lindberg, Christopher “GeT_RiGhT” Alesund, and Adam...