This year in esports 2019

This year in esports: Investments, sponsorships and deals in 2019

2019 is all but over and you'd be mistaken to think that it wasn't another big year in the esports industry. With some of the biggest non-endemic brands getting involved and...
World of Warcraft Esports Past

The humble beginnings of World of Warcraft esports

This is the first instalment of a three-part series that explores the past, the present, and the future of World of Warcraft esports. Released in 2004, World of Warcraft has gone from...
Mobile esports contract piece

Player contract illustrates unfair and unethical conditions

A contract obtained by Esports Insider illustrates poor and unethical working conditions that esports players may be subjected to. The contract in question is between a North American organisation and a mobile...
Esports Event Viewership November 2019

The most watched esports events of November 2019

We've all seen people compare esports events viewership to that of the Super Bowl, but it's not an accurate or fair comparison. It's hard to know that viewership is growing without...
Bilibili Esports Hangzhou Spark

Youyou Chen on the rise of Bilibili Esports

Founded in 2017, Bilibili Esports has become one of the most promising and prominent Chinese companies in esports. After acquiring a spot in the LPL in 2017 as its first move...
Houston Outlaws Sale

Chris DeAppolonio on Houston Outlaws purchase by Beasley Media Group

When Immortals Gaming Club acquired Infinite Esports & Entertainment and its properties in June, it was unknown what would happen to Houston Outlaws. With IGC already owning an Overwatch League franchise...
Partnerships-and-sponsorships-November-2019

Esports partnerships and sponsorships highlights for November 2019

Each and every month, dozens of partnerships and sponsorships are announced in esports. It’s hard to keep track of every development if you don’t follow Esports Insider religiously, but even then,...

Esports investments, mergers, and acquisitions in November 2019

As the esports industry continues to grow, so does the interest in owning a piece of the pie. Celebrities and venture capitalists are investing millions of pounds, companies are merging together to...
Chris Overholt, CEO of OverActive Media

Chris Overholt explains rebranding Splyce to MAD Lions in LEC

Minutes before OverActive Media announced to the world that Splyce would no longer exist in Riot Games' LEC as we know it - instead making way for Spanish brand MAD Lions...
WePlay! Bukovel Minor 2020

Why WePlay! is hosting a Dota 2 Minor in Bukovel ski resort

In October, WePlay! Esports announced that it would be hosting its first Valve-sanctioned DPC event in the form of the WePlay! Bukovel Minor 2020. The tournament, which is the second Minor of...

Events

Amazon announce Champions of Fire Invitational

Amazon Appstore have announced the Champions of Fire Invitational, a tournament with a $100,000 (~£80,000) prize-pool.  It's going to be held across multiple "casual mobile games" and will...