Nicecactus: Building an esports legacy in Monaco

In December last year, gaming platform Nicecactus partnered with the Monaco Esports Federation for the inaugural Monaco Gaming Show. To sum up last year's edition — and to look ahead to future, offline iterations...
Version1 Rebrand 2021

WISE Ventures Esports rebrands to Version1

Minnesota Røkkr's parent company WISE Ventures Esports has rebranded to Version1, with the firm also announcing the signing of a VALORANT roster. The rebrand comes as the organisation looks to execute plans for continued growth and to...

Ninjas in Pyjamas rebrands, BIG becomes BLAST Premier Member Team | ESI Digest #27

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...
Guild Esports

Exclusive: Guild Esports Executive Chairman on 2021 ambitions and financial results

This morning (Friday, January 29th), British esports organisation Guild Esports (LSE: GILD) announced its results for the previous financial year. The publicly listed company announced a loss before tax of £2.7m. The...
Ford Rocket League

Ford named presenting sponsor of RLCS X Winter Split

American auto manufacturer Ford has been chosen as the presenting sponsor of the Rocket League Championship Series (RLCS) X Winter Split. Specific activations and financial terms were not disclosed other than Ford being a...

Rocket League unveils ESPN collaboration at X Games Aspen 2021

Rocket League developer Psyonix has teamed up with ESPN's X Games to celebrate the upcoming X Games in Aspen. According to the release, Rocket League will host a new Rocket League Championship Series (RLCS)...
ESL One Cologne

Value in Western esports: The importance of League and CS:GO

When we discuss value in the Western esports industry, what are we usually referring to? And where is it found? Industry valuations are not the concern of this discussion; some believe the...

LCK unveils rebranding, BBC announces Rocket League broadcast | ESI Digest # 24

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...

BBC Sport to broadcast Rocket League Championship Series X

The BBC has announced that it will be broadcasting the tenth season of the Rocket League Championship Series (RLCS X) on January 9th. Following on from its showcase of the European Spring Series in 2020,...

Wycombe Wanderers launch esports platform with Rival

EFL Championship football club Wycombe Wanderers has announced a partnership with esports competition platform Rival. The 'Wycombe eSports Arena' will provide a platform for gaming fans all around the world to compete...