ESI Winter Forum Series 2019

Here’s what you missed at the ESI Winter Forum

Esports Insider's first ESI Forum Series event of the year has already been and gone!  February 6th saw the Winter edition of the quarterly series, which is evening industry meet-ups with quality networking, lovely...

Hip-hop and esports: a match made in heaven

Pop culture may shift often but gaming has been a part of it for a long time, though it's arguably at its highest level of influence and popularity. Gaming captures the...
National PUBG League

Has PUBG Corp. already mishandled the National PUBG League?

Battle Royale titles have been the talk of the town in the games industry for the last year or so now, but the genre is yet to truly solidify itself in...

ESI Gambling Report: IEM Katowice Challengers Stage Preview

In less than two weeks, the first leg of the IEM Katowice Major will set sail, displaying a premiere level of Counter-Strike as teams fight towards achieving the most prestigious title...

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...
2019 Predictions

Five predictions for the esports industry in 2019

2018 is over, and nobody will deny that it was a ridiculous year for the esports industry. Celebrity investors, new competitions, almost-unbelievable organisation valuations, and a plethora of incredible game play...

Can Call of Duty break into the top tier of esports once more?

Call of Duty has reigned over console esports for over a decade, with over 11 titles being covered in its history. Given the titles lengthy past, CoD has developed itself to...

ESI Gambling Report: Integrity fees in esports

The notion of an integrity fee is one that has risen alongside the proliferation of sports betting in the United States - the concept is not entirely new, however. Pro leagues...

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...

Events

Cybersmile and ESL team up to stamp out online abuse

ESL and The Cybersmile Foundation have announced the launch of an exciting and much needed new partnership that is part of a wider incentive to...