NASR Esports acquires Turkish League of Legends team Royal Youth

Middle Eastern esports organisation NASR Esports has announced the acquisition of Turkish team Royal Youth. As a result of the deal, Royal Youth will be rebranded to NASR Esports Türkiye ahead of...

FATE Esports and Shikenso Analytics enter strategic data partnership

Jordanian esports organisation FATE Esports has named German analytics company Shikenso Analytics as its new data provider to help with the measurement of its sponsorship assets. Shikenso's analysis will provide insights into...

WePlay Esports and Usyk launch WUFL, FATE unveils new facility | ESI Digest #23

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...

Fnatic enters Middle East with Xcite retail partnership

European esports organisation Fnatic has signed an exclusive retail partnership with Xcite by Alghanim Electronics, Kuwait's largest electronic retailer. The partnership marks the first time Fnatic Gear products will be available in the Middle East....

EXCLUSIVE: FATE Esports and Orange unveil training facility in Jordan

Telecommunications giant Orange and Jordanian organisation FATE Esports have officially unveiled a new esports training facility based in Amman, Jordan. The Orange Gaming Hub, located at the Orange Digital Village, is a new...
BLAST, Astralis, Gla1ve

BLAST Premier announces 2021 plans, $2.48m total prize pool

Esports tournament organiser BLAST has announced plans for the 2021 BLAST Premier Championship, a Counter Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) event, including a total prize pool of $2,475,000 (£1,832,936). RELATED: TV2 renews broadcast deal...
Prodigy Agency Funding

Prodigy Agency receives €1m investment from Trust Esport

Esports talent agency Prodigy Agency has announced it has received €1m (£912,470) from esports venture capital fund Trust Esport. The funding will be used to support its global expansion, recruit new team members, and...

Riot Games strikes global partnership with Barracks

Riot Games has named Chilean technology company Barracks as an official partner for the publisher's esports competitions worldwide.  Barracks provides player statistics for use during esports broadcasts, with the aim of deepening audience engagement. The...

Esports investment report: $63.27m committed in November 2020

Compared to September and October—two gargantuan months for esports investment—things cooled down last month. According to Esports Insider's calculations, September totalled £143.6m and October saw £240.24m in overall disclosed investment. Funding...

Esports movers and shakers: November 2020

Keeping track of the esports industry’s key personnel changes can be an arduous task. That’s why each month, Esports Insider rounds up all the industry’s movers and shakers, compiling them into...