North Carolina launches $5m esports fund, Weibo enters the LPL | ESI Digest #70

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...

M3 World Championship sets pace for MLBB’s future

Shanghai-based publisher Moonton is set to kick off the third iteration of Mobile Legends: Bang Bang (MLBB)’s World Championship, otherwise known as the M3 World Championship, in December. The event will...
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Hitmarker MD Richard Huggan discusses banning unpaid work

On 22nd November, esports and gaming jobs board Hitmarker moved to ban unpaid work on its platform. Starting immediately, unpaid and commission-only roles will no longer be allowed on the site....

NODWIN Gaming and the state of South Asia’s esports industry

NODWIN Gaming has assigned Nimish Raut as its Head of Global Esports Partnerships and Business Development. In his new role, based out of Singapore, Nimish will oversee global partnerships, business development,...
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The best lines & lessons from ESI London’s panel tracks

The digitally-native esports industry pivoted leagues, tournaments, workplaces, and conferences online last year, shifting business models with them. This adaptability earned the industry headlines across major publications during the shifting phases...

The key to growth in a niche keyboard market

The distinguishing clicking and clacking sounds of mechanical keyboards have seen a grand resurgence in the last couple of years. With 100 Thieves’ recent acquisition of mechanical keyboard company Higround, recent...

How Gamer.LK is Leveraging Cricket’s Popularity in South Asia for its PUBG Mobile League

Multiple former Sri Lankan cricketers including Lasith Malinga, Sanath Jayasuriya, Chaminda Vaas, TM Dilshan, and other prominent personalities from the sport are set to mentor local esports players in Sri Lanka. The...
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Blockchaining esports

RELATED: Blocksport: Building the all-in-one NFT platform So symbiotic is the relationship becoming between blockchain and esports that it is now almost a daily staple for a blockchain-related partnership to grace the homepage...

Esports viewership breakdown with Esports Charts: October 2021

Every month ESI, in collaboration with Esports Charts, delves into the world of esports viewership to highlight what audiences are currently watching, along with other emerging trends in the industry. October saw...

Gaming influencers: promotional rockstars of their generation

Influencer marketing is a topic that has gained perhaps more traction during the pandemic than any other form of promotion. Brands looked at online channels during the lockdown, and influencers welcomed...