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This week in esports: Maestro, ELEAGUE, DreamHack, Gillette

It's been another busy week in and around esports. The most notable news comes around Maestro, with $3,000,000 (£2.2m) in funding raised, ELEAGUE and its new viewer experience enhancing technology, Gillette...

The 2018 OWL and NA LCS ownership guide

2017 has truly been the year that the worlds of esports and traditional sports have collided. With our ESI Super Forum - a one day conference which will focus on the...

A look back at the first ESI Super Forum, where sports met esports

We hosted our first ESI Super Forum at Stamford Bridge last week, which it's now safe to say, went off with a bang.  The one day conference, which focused on the crossover...

ESI London 2018 – How will it differ to ESI Birmingham?

ESI London 2018 is Esports Insider's third esports conference of 2018, and the ninth event overall, and would you believe it; they're only getting better. Whether you attended ESI Birmingham back...

ESI Gambling Report: Where’s the value in Chongqing?

After what seems an eternity, the Dota 2 Pro Circuit ("DPC") returns to action this weekend with the much maligned Chongqing Major over in China. Despite the pre-event controversy, there's top...

Scrub League Weekly- CSGO with the Canadian military, Mark Cuban and Riot’s ‘fan contributions’

How cool is the Canadian military? This week on Scrub League, hosts Colin, Kevin and Samantha interview the organiser of the Canadian Armed Forces' first ever esports tournament. The game? CounterStrike. We talk...

This week in Esports: Visa partner with SK Gaming, players choose EPL and Echo...

Whilst the first week of the new year arguably hasn't been the busiest in terms of business news - there have still been significant moves. Visa's partnership with SK Gaming is probably the biggest of...

Put down the pitchforks: Allen Cook is not the problem

Gambling and the burgeoning world of esports has a rocky past, a turbulent present, yet hopefully, a prosperous future. A nonchalant brag about a couple of ante-post bets from Allen Cook, an...

Why crowdfunding is the backbone of esports

The dream of every esports player is to be successful enough to financially support themselves, while the dream of their fans is, of course, to see them succeed at the highest...
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ESI Gambling Report: Outright markets limited on League Worlds

Whilst it's undeniable that the depth and availability of markets in esports has grown exponentially over the last six to twelve months, there's still aspects that haven't quite grown to match...

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Vancouver Titans is the newest Overwatch League franchise

The penultimate expansion team to join the Overwatch League has been announced in the form of Vancouver Titans. Owned by the Aquilini Group, in partnership...