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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.

Shanghai Qingdao Wuhan Chengdu Shenzhen Worlds 2021 host cities

Riot Games announces host cities for 2021 LoL World Championships

Games publisher Riot Games has announced that five Chinese cities will host the 2021 League of Legends World Championship. The announcement named Shanghai, Qingdao, Wuhan, and Chengdu as stops in the multi-city...
KitKat / University e-League

KITKAT CHUNKY partners with Malaysian esports competition University e-League

Nestle-owned chocolate brand KITKAT CHUNKY has announced a partnership with Malaysian esports competition the University e-League. RELATED: KitKat extends LEC deal, partners with LCL and 12 ERLs As a result of the partnership,...

Hyperice partners with LPL for 2021 season

The League of Legends Pro League (LPL), Riot Games's tier-one esports competition in China, has named performance technology company Hyperice as its official recovery technology partner for 2021.  As a part of...

Dignitas partners with QNTMPAY, Riot Games unveils VALORANT Mobile | ESI Digest #45

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...
Asia esports business

Top Indian and SEA esports business developments in May 2021

India receives some big news in the month of May as Krafton announces the return of PUBG Mobile in the form of Battlegrounds Mobile India. The region saw an influx of...
Riot Games Southeast Asia unveils collegiate plans for VALORANT

VALORANT Mobile announced by Riot Games

League of Legends developer Riot Games has announced that VALORANT, the company's first-person shooter, will be coming to mobile devices in the near future. VALORANT Mobile has been revealed exactly one year after...
VSPN Series B2 Funding

VSPN announces ‘multi-million’ funding round

Chinese esports solutions provider Versus Programming Network (VSPN) has announced a 'multi-million' Series B2 funding round from an investment fund managed by Morgan Stanley Private Equity Asia (MSPEA). According to the release,...
Esports sponsorships and partnerships May 2021

Key esports sponsorships and partnerships, May 2021

As usual there were a ton of esports sponsorships and partnerships announced last month. OverActive Media and Red Bull; NRG Esports and CMG.ASIA; KitKat and most of the top regional LoL...
Esports investment report May

Esports investment report, May 2021: Fnatic, Enthusiast, Beastcoast

Esports investment in May was led by Fnatic raising $17m. There were various mergers and acquisitions, including Enthusiast Gaming's acquisition of both Icy Veins and Tabwire, as well as two Letters...
Ampverse and FoodPanda

Bacon Time secures Foodpanda partnership

Southeast Asian esports team Bacon Time has announced a partnership with online food and grocery delivery platform Foodpanda. According to the release, sports marketing agency SPORTFIVE collaborated with Bacon Time’s parent company...