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...
This year in esports 2018

This year in esports: Investments, sponsorships and deals in 2018

2018 is coming to an end but there's plenty to celebrate in the realm of esports. From high-profile investors entering the industry to non-endemic househould brands getting involved in numerous ways,...

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...
This week in esports

This week in esports: Mineski, Lil Yachty, Popdog, Allied Esports Entertainment

2018 may be on its way out, but the esports industry hasn't slowed down just yet. This week in esports has seen Mineski pledge a lot of money to grow Indonesian...

The ESI Forum Series is back with a bang on February 6th

As a cracking 2018 draws to a close, we’re delighted to announce our first event of 2019. It’s the return of a fan favourite in the Esports Insider Forum Series, on...
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...

InFinity eSports, leading Latin America by example

On September 15, before 9,000 fans at the Movistar Arena in Chile, InFinity eSports made history. In three clean matches, the team conquered the Movistar Latin American Final 2018. A week...

Events

ESI London 2018 Preview: A look at our partners and sponsors

ESI London is upon us, taking place over September 18 - 20th at Olympia London. It's shaping up to be one of the largest events...