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...
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...

Events

LION Cereal League of Legends Open Tour France

LION Cereal enters partnership with League of Legends Open Tour France

LION Cereal, one of many brands owned by Nestlé, has partnered with the League of Legends Open Tour France. The semi-pro circuit that comprises of...