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...

ESI Gambling Report: Recent CS:GO update rocks competitive scene

Whether well received or not, patches and updates will roll out every so often to clean up a game typically with designs of enhancing or balancing competitive play; over the course...

ESI Gambling Report: StarSeries & i-League Season 6 Preview

There’s been a seemingly endless flow of Counter-Strike action in the last month; from the headlining London Major to an ESL One New York event jam-packed with a number of high...

ESI Gambling Report: ESL One New York Preview

Less than a week after the conclusion of the FACEIT London Major, Counter-Strike fans are already getting their next dose of premier gameplay at ESL New York. From the UK to the...

Call of Duty – where is the viewership? – In partnership with Stream Hatchet

This week, in partnership with Stream Hatchet, we took a look at Call of Duty viewership and how it is holding up as an esports title. Call of Duty is one of...

Introducing the Esports Insider Hall of Fame 2018 inductees

As announced at the inaugural ESI Hall of Fame at the Natural History Museum on Thursday September 20th, Esports Insider has inducted the first three members. The ESI Hall of Fame is...

Events

Understanding the hype: A look at the esports insight at Leaders...

Immortals, Cloud9, ESL, FACEIT, Astralis, the 76ers, Omen by HP and Lagardère were just some of the esports speakers involved in this year's Leaders Week. Esports Live...