100 Thieves Series B Funding Round

100 Thieves closes $35M Series B funding round

North American organisation 100 Thieves has completed its Series B funding round, raising $35 million. New York-based investment management company Artist Capital Management led the round, with Josh Dienstag, its Chief Investment Officer,...
PGL Gears 5 Esports

The Coalition partners with PGL to operate Gears 5 esports

Tournament organiser PGL will operate the 2019-2020 season of Gears 5 esports. PGL has partnered with The Coalition to operate three major events that lead into a World Championship, as well as a...

ESI Sponsor Spotlight – June 2019 Edition

Sponsor Spotlight is a monthly series here at Esports Insider that highlights  the top sponsorship or partnership stories from the previous month. The main aim is to highlight some of the...
Riot Games LCS Caffeine

Riot Games adds Caffeine as streaming partner of LCS

Riot Games has appointed social broadcasting platform Caffeine as an official streaming partner for its North American league, League of Legends Championship Series (LCS). The deal isn't exclusive, meaning that the LCS will still...
This week in esports

This week in esports: MLB, Team SoloMid, Call of Duty, Overwatch League

Activision Blizzard has hired new figureheads for its esports leagues, Team SoloMid has renewed its well-received partnership with Logitech G for three more years, and Major League Baseball is getting into...
Red Bull Rise Till Dawn

HyperX partners with Red Bull for 2019 esports events

HyperX, the gaming division of Kingston Technology Company, will be the exclusive supplier for all Red Bull esports events organised this year. In its role as an exclusive supplier, HyperX will provide headsets,...
Immortals Gaming Club MTN DEW AMP GAME FUEL

Immortals and MIBR renew MTN DEW AMP GAME FUEL deal

Immortals Gaming Club has renewed the partnership between two of its properties - Immortals and MIBR - and PepsiCo brand MTN DEW AMP GAME FUEL for another year. The deal includes the creation...
U.GG Riot Games This or That

Riot Games adds U.GG as partner of This or That segment

Riot Games has named League of Legends statistics and data visualisation service U.GG as a partner for its LCS segment, 'This or That.' The deal will see U.GG incorporate data into the weekly podcast...
OverActive Media

OverActive Media adds Robin Brudner and Wade Oosterman to board

OverActive Media - the parent company Splyce, Toronto Defiant, MAD Lions E.C., and OAM LIVE - has added two executives to its board of directors. Robin Brudner, previously of Maple Leaf Sports Entertainment and...
Echo Fox HyperX Renewal

Echo Fox renews partnership with HyperX

North American organisation Echo Fox has announced the renewal of its partnership with HyperX, the gaming division of Kingston Technology Company. Continuing with the initial terms of the deal, the organisation's players will play...

Events

AirAsia becomes official airline partner of WESG Asean

AirAsia has entered a deal with the World Electronic Sports Games (WESG) Asean that will see it become the official airline partner of the championship. This...