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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.

EMERGE Esports announces LGD Gaming and EHome partnerships

Singapore-based esports talent management agency EMERGE Esports has announced a year-long partnership with Chinese organisations LGD Gaming and EHome. The agreement sees EMERGE support both organisations throughout 2021, which includes providing...
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ESL launches mobile gaming ecosystem

Esports organiser and production company ESL Gaming has announced a new mobile esports ecosystem covering North America, Europe/MENA, and Asia-Pacific. ESL Mobile's inaugural 2021 Spring Season kicks off on April 12th with a...

Esports titles for Southeast Asian Games 2021 announced

The Vietnam Electronic Sports and Entertainment Association (VIRESA) has revealed the list of esports titles that will be included in the 31st Southeast Asian (SEA) Games as official medal sports. The event...

Funspark announces data and integrity partnership with GRID

Chinese tournament operator Funspark has selected Berlin-based data platform GRID esports to supply match integrity services and data visualisations for its upcoming Funspark ULTI 2021 circuit.  The CS:GO series, which features a...
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ByteDance acquires Mobile Legends publisher Moonton at a reported $4bn valuation

Chinese technology company and TikTok’s owner ByteDance has reportedly acquired Mobile Legends: Bang Bang developer and publisher Moonton. The acquisition, which is believed to be valued to be around $4bn, has been...

PSG Talon announces AORUS partnership

Hong Kong-based organisation Talon Esports has announced a partnership with GIGABYTE-powered gaming brand AORUS. As a result, AORUS has been named as the Display and PC partner for PSG Talon, the organisation’s...
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EVOS Esports appoints Aaron ‘Qontra’ Chan as Head of Talent

Southeast Asian esports organisation EVOS Esports has announced the appointment of Aaron 'Qontra' Chan as its Head of Talent for markets in Malaysia and Singapore. In his new role, Chan will deal with the organisation's...
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Free Fire World Series 2021 finals planned as in-person event

Game developer and publisher Garena has revealed plans for the 2021 Free Fire World Series, a hybrid digital and in-person event with a $2m (£1.44m) prize pool. The Free Fire World Series (FFWS...
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Alienware ends Riot Games partnership amid sexism controversy

Correction: When initially published, this article referenced allegations of sexual assault against Riot Games CEO Nicolo Laurent. This was an editorial error. Nicolo Laurent has been accused of sexism and of...

Envy Gaming raises $40m, Team Vitality appoints Co-CEO | ESI Digest #33

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...