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Esports investment report: $61.6m committed in January 2021

Disclosed esports investment in January was considerable — albeit lopsided. According to Esports Insider's calculations, around $61.6m (~£44.84m) of disclosed investment was committed in January 2021 — most of which came from...
VALORANT Esports Plans

LetsPlay.Live partners with Riot Games to broadcast OCE VALORANT competitive season

New Zealand-based esports tournament organiser and broadcasting media company LetsPlay.Live (LPL) has partnered with Riot Games to become the broadcast partner for 2021's VALORANT competitive season in Oceania. Oceanic VALORANT players in the region will...

Additional 35 individuals dealt bans in ESIC, ESEA investigation update

An ongoing investigation conducted by the Esports Integrity Commission (ESIC) has identified an additional 35 individuals guilty of betting-related infractions concerning official matches played on Counter-Strike matchmaking platform ESEA. RELATED: ESI Gambling...

Nations Ventures invests in influencer merchandise firm Hypr Carry

Nations Ventures, a venture capital fund majority-owned by We Are Nations, has invested in Australian based influencer merchandise and media company Hypr Carry. Details of the amount invested in Hypr Carry have...
Oceanic Pro League

Competitive Oceanic League of Legends returns with ESL and Guinevere Capital

ESL Gaming has partnered with Guinevere Capital to reintroduce a top-tier Oceanic League of Legends league in 2021. RELATED: Riot Games dissolves Oceanic Pro League Earlier this year, LoL publisher Riot Games pulled the...
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

Bayes Esports publishes tournament-focused whitepaper

Esports data company Bayes Esports has published its second industry whitepaper, in collaboration with Sportradar, titled: 'How to maximize your esports tournament experience'. RELATED: Bayes Esports: Why esports needs lateral entrants With the publication,...

Key esports sponsorships and partnerships, November 2020

As always, there were plenty of notable deals made in the esports industry last month. Tokidoki and Team Liquid; Casio and FaZe Clan; ESforce and Skillbox; and many more. To keep...

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...