Chris Overholt, CEO of OverActive Media

Chris Overholt – OverActive Media – Becoming an industry leader

Not many companies have enough capital to obtain a spot in a franchised esports league, never mind more than one. OverActive Media is currently the only company in the entire industry...

Stepan Shulga – Parimatch – Curiosity and thirst for something new

Betting has undoubtedly grown to become a key part across a lot of the esports industry. It's now commonplace to see teams playing in Dota 2 and CS:GO with betting sponsors...

Max Nicolaides & Simon Leaf – Mishcon de Reya – Tfue & an image...

The news that Turner 'Tfue' Tenney was filing a lawsuit against FaZe Clan — the organisation that he was signed to — rocked the esports industry. It's safe to say that...

What’s on this week? Ft ESL One Birmingham 2019

This week we start in Birmingham for another round of Dota 2 action a year after ESL One Birmingham 2018 hosted one of the best Dota 2 Majors ever seen. We...
Tfue FaZe Clan

Josh Marcus – MKM Group – Why Tfue vs FaZe could be a landmark...

This news broke this week that professional Fortnite esports player and Twitch/YouTube personality Turner “Tfue” Tenney is suing FaZe Clan, the organisation he is contracted to. It was news that sent shockwaves...
ESI Hall Of Fame

Michal “CARMAC” Blicharz – ESL – A life in esports

With over 15 years experience in the esports industry, Michal “CARMAC” Blicharz had done it all, seen it all and just about achieved it all. Now the Vice President of Pro...

Brandon Smith & Richard Buckley – The voices of FIFA esports

Every sport and esport has those commentators that you just immediately think of when you tune in. Think about football, and you think of Martin Tyler — or Barry Davies if...

What’s on this week? ft Twitch Rivals: StarCraft 2

'What’s on this week?' is ESI’s weekly feature letting you know just what’s going on in the wonderful world of esports in the next seven days. Each week, ESI picks a selection of events...

Which tournaments attract the most esports bettors?

As competitive gaming evolves, as too has the rise in esports betting. Though the exact value of esports’ betting handle is difficult to pinpoint, there’s a reason to believe it has...

ESI Sponsor Spotlight – April 2019 Edition

“Sponsor Spotlight” is a monthly series here at Esports Insider that will highlight some of the top sponsorship or partnership stories from the previous month on ESI. The main aim of...

Events

Overwatch League Season 2 schedule reveals first home games

Blizzard has released the schedule for the second season of the Overwatch League, starting February 14th. The schedule includes - for the first time - home...