Activision Blizzard hires deputy MLB commissioner to lead esports

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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...

ESL and DreamHack enter Chinese media rights deal with DouYu

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ESL and DreamHack, both under parent company Modern Times Group (MTG), have signed a one-year, Mandarin-language exclusive deal with Chinese streaming service DouYu. The ESL Pro Tour for Starcraft II and Warcraft...
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This week in esports: Barclays, FaZe Studios, JBL, Twitch

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As always, we’ve rounded up the biggest and best stories from the past week so you can stay abreast of the industry’s biggest happenings. This week in esports saw Barclays sponsor...
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ESL and DreamHack enter three-year broadcast deal with Twitch

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Tournament organisers ESL and DreamHack have entered a three-year broadcast partnership with live streaming platform Twitch. From 2021, the English streams for "major" ESL and DreamHack events will be exclusively broadcast on the platform. RELATED: ESL and DreamHack...
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WIN launches esports betting platform, Winners.bet

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Having already seen WIN Group launch its content hub and WINNERS League competition, Esports Insider received a behind-the-curtain look at its latest product: Winners.bet. Winners.bet has teamed up with BetConstruct for its...
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Acer’s Predator dominates activations at IEM Katowice

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IEM Katowice is well underway, and despite the prohibition of on-site attendance, ESL's event is proceeding at full steam and maintaining an impressive audience online. Key among the partners helping to promote...
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x-kom AGO gets healthier with Garmin sponsorship

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Polish organisation x-kom AGO has received sponsorship from technology company Garmin, best known for its sports and fitness watches. The sponsorship will see players fitted with the company's line of Fenix 6 series watches...
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This week in esports: BT, IMAX, Blizzard, Olympique Lyonnais

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As always, we’ve rounded up the biggest and best stories from the past week so you can stay abreast of the industry’s biggest happenings. This week in esports saw BT and...
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ESL Pro Tour launched for StarCraft and Warcraft in three-year deal

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Modern Times Group properties ESL and DreamHack have entered a three-year strategic agreement with Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II and Warcraft III: Reforged will receive their own ESL Pro Tour circuits with respective prize...
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ASUS ROG returns as hardware partner of Tespa

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Collegiate event organiser Tespa has extended its partnership with gaming hardware company ASUS Republic of Gamers to last through 2020. The third year of the partnership will see ASUS ROG return as Tespa’s...