Esports Insider – Looking ahead to 2019 and beyond

It's been quite a year here at Esports Insider and so this is both something of a reflection on that, and a look ahead* (*promo and sales pitch) for everything we...

New Year’s resolutions: Esports in 2019

2018 has undoubtedly been a mammoth one for esports. We've seen investment galore, marquee sponsorships and of course a wealth of incredible competition across a multitude of titles. There's still plenty...
OpTic Gaming India

OpTic Gaming’s global expansion went against its ethos

OpTic Gaming has long been a powerhouse in both esports and gaming entertainment and when Neil Leibman, Co-owner of Texas Rangers invested in the organisation in November 2017, fans of the...
Clash Royale League World Finals

Clash Royale League’s inaugural season wraps up with World Finals

"A year ago I'd have never thought this would happen. It's been an amazing experience - I've met new friends, I've learned independence and many new things, and I've had an...

Choosing An Esports Betting Site That Pays

The esports market has seen an enormous level of growth over the past 5 years; global viewership numbers have increased from 204m in 2014 to 380m in 2018, with industry revenues...

Hakuna MO-tata – Meet the ESI Mo Bros

Hakuna MO-tata, what a wonderful phrase. It means no facial hair for the first of thirty days. Dear friends of Esports Insider,  I would first off like to apologise for the awful pun...

ESI Gambling Report: CSGO Cheating scandal puts industry on back foot

Followers of competitive Counter-Strike were dealt a heavy blow last week when OpTic India member Nikhil 'forsaken' Kumawat, was caught cheating on LAN at eXTREMESLAND Asia Finals; the incident itself was...
Singtel PVP eSports Championship

What does Singtel’s commitment mean for esports in Southeast Asia?

Singtel Group’s announcement last week represented an acknowledgement of esports from one of the largest ISPs in the region. They committed to working with their partners in Australia, India and Southeast...

ESI Gambling Report: The State of Counter-Strike in the UK

Looking back on Counter-Strike’s nearly two-decade-long history, the ever-maturing scene has shown the supremacy and collapse of players, teams and nations across the many years and instalments. Once regarded as the...

Esports in a time of crisis: Venezuela’s esports industry

Located in South America, Venezuela was once one of the richest nations in the world thanks to their vast oil reserves. Venezuela was once known for its beauty pageant queens and...

Events

Global Esports Forum – Open vs Closed

Intel and ESL partnered once more to host the inaugural edition of the Global Esports Forum that took place on March 1st in the...