Atlanta FaZe Merchandise

Paul Hamilton explains how Atlanta FaZe came to be

Atlanta FaZe was recently announced as one of 12 Call of Duty League franchises, standing out from the other brands in both of Activision Blizzard's franchised leagues. It is widely believed...
Sundance DiGiovanni

Sundance DiGiovanni explains Vindex’s position in esports

A lot of new companies claim that they're going to change the esports industry but when the co-founders of MLG say it, you tend to believe it. Vindex is a newly-announced...
Drink CTRL

Skyler Johnson on CTRL’s inception, place in esports

Esports is rife with energy drinks - from Red Bull and Monster Energy sponsoring teams, to brands such as MTN DEW AMP GAME FUEL made for gaming and esports - but...
Brett Diamond Minnesota Røkkr

Brett Diamond explains Minnesota RøKKR’s branding

On October 29th, Minnesota RøKKR was the latest Call of Duty League franchise to be officially announced. To dig into the franchise's unique name, logo, and colours, Esports Insider spoke with Brett...
Toronto Ultra Roster

Chris Overholt explains Toronto Ultra’s branding, approach to Call of Duty

OverActive Media is one of 12 franchise owners in the Call of Duty League. Ahead of the company announcing the Toronto Ultra on October 24th, Esports Insider spoke with Chris Overholt,...
Dominic Remond Gfinity Australia

Dominic Remond discusses Gfinity Australia’s closure

In August, it was announced that esports event organiser Gfinity Esports Australia will cease operations this November following the conclusion of the Supercars Eseries. Despite a number of successes in the...
Ben Spoont Misfits Gaming

Ben Spoont explains Misfits Gaming’s belief in the franchise model

Miami-based organisation Misfits Gaming recently joined an exclusive group by acquiring a franchise in the Call of Duty League, thus becoming one of the only entities to operate in the Overwatch...
Ryan Scollan G-Science The Clutch

G-Science on winning The Clutch at ESI London

Esports had its very own Dragons' Den in September when we hosted ESI London at Twickenham Stadium. Our new feature, The Clutch, brought nine promising esports startups to pitch in front...
Beautiful Weirdo

Behind The Story Mob’s Beautiful Weirdos guide

Esports communications consultancy The Story Mob has released its second guide, Beautiful Weirdos: Telling the Stories of Esports Heroes. Concentrating on the unique nature of the stars that the esports industry is...
Alban Dechelotte ESI London

Alban Dechelotte discusses the growth and future of Riot Games’ LEC

In November 2018, developer Riot Games announced that European League of Legends esports was "evolving" by way of a multitude of changes. Establishing its own identity by moving away from its North...

Events

The best social media reaction to #ESIHOF 2019

What a night the Esports Insider Hall of Fame 2019(#ESIHOF) was! 150 esteemed guests joined us at Nixon Peabody's stunning Los Angeles office to...