The Weeknd

The Weeknd invests in parent company of Splyce and Toronto Defiant

OverActive Media, the parent company of Splyce and Overwatch League franchise Toronto Defiant, has added Grammy-winning singer Abel “The Weeknd” Tesfaye to its ownership group. Investing in the company, Tesfaye will become...

Konvoy Ventures invest in developers Game of Whales

Konvoy Ventures, a venture fund dedicated to esports & video gaming, has invested into San Francisco-based Game of Whales as part of their $2m (£1.72m) seed funding round. Game of Whales...
Players' Lounge

Drake among investors in $3M funding round for Players’ Lounge

Esports start-up Players' Lounge - which hosts both online and offline tournaments - has received $3 million (£2.3 million) in investment following a seed funding round. Among the investors is Drake, the...
Luminosity Gaming

Aquilini GameCo aiming to acquire Luminosity Gaming and take it public

Aquilini GameCo Inc. has raised $25,000,200 in hopes of acquiring Toronto-based esports organisation Luminosity Gaming through a reverse takeover of J55 Capital Corp. for "strategic growth initiatives, working capital and general corporate...
Turtle Beach acquire Roccat

Turtle Beach to acquire PC gaming business ROCCAT

Turtle Beach has announced an agreement to acquire ROCCAT, a German PC peripherals company which will widen their reach into the European markets.  The acquisition is for $14.8 million in cash, $1 million in cash or...

ESI Sponsor Spotlight – February 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...
G-Loot

G-Loot welcomes $25 million in investment

Swedish esports company G-Loot has received an $25 million (£18,695,883.50) from both new investors and current investors such as Swedbank Robur and asset management company Norron. G-Loot is the parent company of competitive PUBG...
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PlayBrain Secures $1.9 Million Investment from BITKRAFT Esports Ventures

Japanese esports events organiser PlayBrain has announced it's received a $1.9m (£1.4m) seed round led by BITKRAFT Esports Ventures. PlayBrain will use the investment to scale up its team, accelerate growth and...
G2 Esports Investment

G2 Esports receives €15 million in funding round

Berlin-based esports organisation G2 Esports has received €15 million (£12.9 million) in investment following a funding round. The round was led by Parkwood Corporation, Everblue Management, Seal Rocket Partners, Dan Gilbert, and Al Tylis. As...
Tonk Tonk Games MTG BITKRAFT Esports Ventures

BITKRAFT and MTG invest $2 million in Tonk Tonk Games

Mobile gaming company Tonk Tonk Games has announced that it has raised $2 million (£1.54 million) in seed funding. The round was led by BITKRAFT Esports Ventures and included contribution from Modern...

Events

RockTech Paris announces eight finalists in esports startups event

RockTech Paris has announced the eight finalists of its upcoming esports and gaming focused event in Paris. This is the third edition of the RockTech Paris...