Asia

Find out all the latest news from the Asian esports industry here! From the newest partners in the LPL to what is happening to the Asian esports mobile landscape.

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Riot Games Southeast Asia unveils 2021 VALORANT plans

Riot Games Southeast Asia has announced its plans for the 2021 VALORANT season. It has been revealed that tournament organiser The Gaming Company (TGC) will collaborate with the publisher to operate its 2021 esports and collegiate...

eGG Network and Axle Sports launch E1 Championship

Astro's gaming and esports platform, eGG Network, has partnered with Alex Yoong of Axle Sports to launch the E1 Championship. An online-only racing series used to discover the best drivers in the Asia...

TOP Esports attracts Beats Electronics jersey sponsorship

Consumer audio manufacturer Beats Electronics has sponsored Chinese League of Legends organisation TOP Esports. The Apple-owned audio company’s branding was spotted on the right shoulder of TOP Esports' player jerseys during Saturday’s...
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Global Esports Federation teams up with Sports Innovation Lab

The Global Esports Federation (GEF) has named technology and research company Sports Innovation Lab as a global supporter. As a result of the partnership, Sports Innovation Lab will look to use its knowledge and expertise to develop...
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EVOS Esports raises $12 million in Series B round

Attention Holdings, the parent company of Southeast Asian organisation EVOS Esports, has raised $12M in its Series B round. The round eas led by Korea Investment Partners with participation from existing shareholder Insignia...
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ESL to run VALORANT esports in Thailand in 2021

Tournament organiser ESL has announced that it will organise and operate official VALORANT esports tournaments in Thailand for 2021. Alongside official tournaments, ESL will also host collegiate competitions after being appointed a partner of Riot...
Riot Games Southeast Asia unveils collegiate plans for VALORANT

Riot Games Southeast Asia unveils collegiate plans for VALORANT

Riot Games Southeast Asia has announced a collegiate esports tournament plan for VALORANT in 2021. Players in Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, the Philippines, Taiwan, and Hong Kong will be able to participate in official,...
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Capcom, Konami, and Sega join Global Esports Federation

The Global Esports Federation (GEF) has announced Japanese game publishers Konami, Sega, and Capcom as the latest members to join its ranks. Alongside being members of the GEF, the publishers have also joined the recently-announced Publishers and Developers Advisory...
Talon Esports investment

Talon Esports raises $2M in seed round

Hong Kong-based organisation Talon Esports has announced it has raised $2 million (£1.52 million) after completing its seed round. Participants in the funding round included Widus Strategic Investments, EMC Capital, Widus Strategic Investments, and...
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IBM enters esports, Team Vitality opens facility in Stade de France | ESI Digest...

Each week, ESI Digest breaks down the weekly happenings in the esports industry, making sense of things so you don’t have to. As well as being housed on YouTube, ESI Digest is available...