This week in esports: Haval, Live Media, Mastercard, RLCS

This week in esports: Haval, Live Media, Mastercard, RLCS

As always, we’ve rounded up the biggest and best stories from the past week so you can stay abreast of the industry’s biggest happenings. This week in esports saw Haval enter esports, Live Media expand into Asia, Mastercard sponsor NLC, and RLCS evolve into an events circuit. We also have...

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Esports movers and shakers in June 2020

Esports movers and shakers in June 2020

The esports industry is growing by effectively every metric and so too are the companies and organisations that inhabit it; with this comes new employment opportunities and promotions. With coronavirus affecting how most companies are operating, there are changes on that front also. Now that Esports Insider is keeping track of...

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Esports partnerships and sponsorships highlights for June 2020

Esports partnerships and sponsorships highlights for June 2020

Each and every month, dozens of partnerships and sponsorships are announced in esports. It’s hard to keep track of every development if you don’t follow Esports Insider religiously, but even then, there’s a lot of content to consume. To make things easier, Esports Insider has hand-picked a selection of the...

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$10.6M raised in disclosed esports investments in June 2020

$10.6M raised in disclosed esports investments in June 2020

As the esports industry continues to grow, so does the interest in owning a piece of the pie. Celebrities and venture capitalists are investing millions of pounds, companies are merging together to consolidate, and acquisitions are becoming pretty common, too. To make things easier, Esports Insider has brought together the major...

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GINX Esports TV taps Venatus for commercial growth

GINX Esports TV taps Venatus for commercial growth

Advertising technology platform Venatus has entered a commercial partnership with international esports television channel GINX Esports TV. The deal will see Venatus monetise GINX Esports TV’s online platform and offer sponsorship and content opportunities with in-house production unit GINX Esports Studios. Credit: Venatus RELATED: The Gaming Stadium partners with GINX Esports TV Canada...

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Rocket League Championship Series evolves into $4.5M events circuit

Rocket League Championship Series evolves into $4.5M events circuit

Psyonix announced today that its Rocket League Championship Series league, which has spanned nine seasons to date, will change into a longer, open events-based circuit. The new circuit approach will have a total annual prize pool of more than $4.5 million (£3.6 million) across the entire season, and culminate in...

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beastcoast selected for Techstars sports accelerator program

beastcoast selected for Techstars sports accelerator program

Seed-stage startup accelerator Techstars has announced that North American organisation beastcoast will participate in its 2020 sports technology program. beastcoast is the first esports organisation to join Techstars’ portfolio. Credit: beastcoast RELATED: Beastcoast cracks open Four Loko sponsorship beastcoast is to receive additional capital for growth alongside mentoring from sports executives, and it...

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AoE Creative finds Creative Director in Evan Eckard

AoE Creative finds Creative Director in Evan Eckard

Creative and Marketing Agency AoE Creative has hired veteran designer Evan Eckard as its new Creative Director. Eckard has collaborated with 100 Thieves, worked on the branding and merchandise design for streamer Michael “Shroud” Grzesiek, and helped with the branding, user interface, and user experience for music streaming app Pretzel Rocks. Credit:...

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SCUF Gaming adds New York Subliners to roster of partners

SCUF Gaming adds New York Subliners to roster of partners

Call of Duty League franchise New York Subliners and controller company SCUF Gaming have announced a partnership that echoes other deals in the league. The new deal labels SCUF Gaming as the team’s official controller and gaming accessories partner. Image credit: New York Subliners RELATED: Chicago Huntsmen partners with SCUF Gaming Financial...

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ELEAGUE partners with Fullscreen to add advertising opportunities

ELEAGUE partners with Fullscreen to add advertising opportunities

WarnerMedia properties ELEAGUE and Fullscreen have partnered to provide an all-in-one stop for brands who want to connect with gamers. Fullscreen is an entertainment company that offers services to assist brands in creating social media content and partnering with creators. The company is owned by Otter Media, which also owns...

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