Lighting Pandas cease operations

A notable UK esports organisation, Lightning Pandas, has today announced that the team has ceased operations due to financial challenges and internal factors. Lightning Pandas launched back in 2014, founded by Michael Craddock...

The ESI Podcast: Working with publishers as a tournament organiser

We're delighted to release the second episode of the ESI Podcast, a four-part series in partnership with Mishcon de Reya.  The first episode of the ESI Podcast, which can be found here, looked at...

Fox Sports & Caffeine secure FIFA 19 broadcast rights

American broadcaster, Fox Sports, has secured television and streaming rights to the finals of multiple FIFA 19 esports events. Fox's coverage under the new deal will begin with this weekend's FIFA eNations...

Chinese esports expected to be worth £2.3bn by 2020

China’s prominent state television broadcaster China Central Television (CCTV) has issued a report on the current state of the country's esports market and expectations for the future of the industry. According to...

The ESI Podcast: the opportunity at the intersection of esports and gambling

Here at Esports Insider we're delighted to introduce the ESI Podcast, in partnership with Mishcon de Reya. The four-part series will cover topics from betting through to intellectual property issues in the burgeoning esports...

Former Major champions on-board for WINNERS League Season 2

WINNERS League Season 2 is arriving with some big names in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive on board. The League is back and better than ever. Featuring expanded divisions, new competitions in North America,...

England & Wales Cricket Board appoint Strive to evaluate potential of esports

Could we be actually seeing cricket esports? The England and Wales Cricket Board have announced it is working alongside sponsorship management company, Strive to understand the potential of esports. The appointment...

Hear, debate and discuss the growth of collegiate esports at #ESINYC

#ESINYC is an event taking place on April 23rd focused on networking and business development in and around esports and is set to welcome one of the best speaker lineups of esports...

Xtrfy move into Australia with Grayhound sponsorship

Swedish gaming gear provider Xtrfy has expanded its presence into Australia with sponsorship of esports organisation Grayhound. The move coincides with Xtrfy's entrance to the Australian consumer market. Xtrfy products are now...
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Clash Royale League returns for a second season

Supercell has announced that the Clash Royale League (CRL) will be making a return for a second season, following last year’s $1 million (~£750,000) debut. From March 21-26, Clash Royale players will...

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Swisscom partners with ESL for Hero League

Switzerland-based telecommunications company Swisscom has entered a partnership with tournament organiser ESL to launch its very own esports league, the Swisscom Hero League. The league will...