IBM introduces AI-driven Overwatch League Power Rankings

Global technology and data services firm IBM has introduced Power Rankings with Watson, an AI-powered method of evaluating player and team performances in the Overwatch League.  According to the release, the solution...
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Misfits Gaming Group renews SoFi partnership

Florida-based esports organisation Misfits Gaming Group (MGG) has renewed and extended its ongoing relationship with personal finance company SoFi. SoFi will become the presenting sponsor for the Florida Mutineers, MGG’s Call of...
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Washington Justice savours DC Brau Brewery partnership

Overwatch League franchise Washington Justice has revealed a beer partnership with local craft brewery DC Brau. The brewery will produce a commemorative lager beer labelled 'Sip of Justice' for the upcoming Overwatch League...

NiP partners with the WWF, esports-focused music label OFFMETA launches | ESI Digest #34

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...

Enthusiast Gaming set to acquire Icy Veins for €7m

Enthusiast Gaming, the parent company of Luminosity Gaming, is set to acquire news and strategy guide platform Icy Veins for €7m (~£5.99m). The amount is expected to be paid in cash and...
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Kevin Durant invests in New York esports org Andbox

NBA superstar Kevin Durant and his agent Rich Kleiman have invested in New York esports organisation Andbox through their investment vehicle, Thirty Five Ventures. RELATED: David Levy joins Andbox as investor and...

Washington Justice unveils 4,200 square-foot team facility

Overwatch League franchise Washington Justice has unveiled its new 4,200 square-foot team facility. The facility will be used by Justice’s players for training and official competitions during the 2021 OWL campaign. Moreover,...
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Creating a culture of excellence in esports — Caleb Cousens

What can esports orgs learn from sports' greatest dynasties? In this piece, ESI's new Guest Columnist Caleb Cousens, CEO of Adamas Esports, explores how teams gone by have created winning cultures,...

Immortals Gaming Club and Zoomph sign strategic partnership

Social media analytics firm Zoomph has announced a strategic partnership with North American esports organisation Immortals Gaming Club. As a result of the partnership, IGC will be able to analyse engagements for...

Repeat.gg launches brand-focused esports tournament platform

Repeat.gg has revamped its esports tournament platform to assist brands in launching marketing campaigns. The new 'all-in-one' platform offers automated esports campaigns and a dashboard that provides marketing analytics and performance, return on...