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Esports Insider Podcast

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Welcome to the Esports Insider Podcast! We cover the esports business landscape.

We do this via weekly recaps (Digest), in-depth discussions on crossover industries (Focus), and chats with notable individuals and key stakeholders throughout the space worldwide (Insight), in short for anything esports business, the Esports Insider Podcast has you covered.
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Robin Gray | Gayming Magazine | ESI For All Episode #4

Esports Insider PodcastJan 19, 2023

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Elevating esports productions in the UK | Gin Rai | The Industry Podcast Episode 13

Elevating esports productions in the UK | Gin Rai | The Industry Podcast Episode 13

On this episode of The Industry Podcast we're joined by Gin Rai, Esports Manager and CL at Confetti Institute of Creative Technologies.   Tom speaks with Gin about their Esports in Production course, the experience provided to their students and Confetti X. To keep up to date with the latest on Confetti/Gin. Be sure to drop them a follow on social media.
Mar 13, 202336:39
Heather Dower | Hotdrop | ESI For All Episode #5

Heather Dower | Hotdrop | ESI For All Episode #5

In this episode of ESI For All, our guest host Becky Wright from NSE talks to Heather Dower, the CEO, and founder of Hotdrop about all things starting a business and hiring diverse!
Mar 07, 202340:56
BLAST breaks down expansion plans | Charlotte Kenny | The Industry Podcast Episode 12

BLAST breaks down expansion plans | Charlotte Kenny | The Industry Podcast Episode 12

We're back with another episode of the Industry Podcast where we're joined by Charlotte Kenny the Managing Director at BLAST. We jump into topics around their expansion plans, their recent CS:GO Major and why diversification is key within esports.    You can stay up to date with the latest from BLAST here:   https://www.linkedin.com/company/blast-esports/  https://twitter.com/BLASTEsports  https://twitter.com/BLASTPremier  Make sure to drop our host, Tom Daniels a follow also:  https://twitter.com/TheTomDaniels
Feb 03, 202339:36
Robin Gray | Gayming Magazine | ESI For All Episode #4

Robin Gray | Gayming Magazine | ESI For All Episode #4

In this episode of ESI For All, our host Riley talks to Robin from Gayming Magazine about all things LGBTQ+ Esports! 🏳️‍🌈
Jan 19, 202344:41
Awarding Esports excellence | Mike Ashford | The Industry Podcast Episode 9

Awarding Esports excellence | Mike Ashford | The Industry Podcast Episode 9

We discuss everything Esports Awards with CEO Mike Ashford ahead of their Vegas event in December. What goes into running the annual esports awards, and Level Up events. Make sure to stay up to date with both Mike and the Esports Awards on social media here:  https://twitter.com/MikeAshford_ESA  https://twitter.com/esportsawards
Jan 09, 202357:14
Realising esports virtual experiences | Tim Mcguinness | The Industry Podcast Episode 10

Realising esports virtual experiences | Tim Mcguinness | The Industry Podcast Episode 10

On episode 10 of the Industry, Kerry sat down with Tim Mcguinness from Virtex to discuss what could be the future of esports viewership experiences. Virtex Stadium are building a platform that combines the best of both worlds: to create the most exciting experience in esports and bring you much closer to the game. You can find out more about Virtex here: https://www.virtexstadium.com/ https://twitter.com/VirtexStadium
Jan 09, 202352:53
Serving esports data to the people | Dominika Szot | The Industry Podcast Episode 11

Serving esports data to the people | Dominika Szot | The Industry Podcast Episode 11

On this episode of the Industry we're joined by Dominika Szot, Head of Brand Strategy at GRID. Dominika deep dives into the world of esports data and their work at GRID.   You can follow Dominika & GRID in the social links below:  - https://twitter.com/dominika_szot- https://twitter.com/GRIDesports- https://t.co/m5BGhyqdme
Jan 06, 202345:23
Alexander Nathan | Permastunned Gaming | ESI For All Episode #3

Alexander Nathan | Permastunned Gaming | ESI For All Episode #3

In the third episode of ESI For All, Riley talks to Alexander Nathan, the CEO and Founder of Permastunned gaming, the world's first all-disabled esports organisation.
Jan 04, 202335:10
MSI heads to London for 2023, Rainbow Six Siege revamps its esports ecosystem | Esports Insider Digest

MSI heads to London for 2023, Rainbow Six Siege revamps its esports ecosystem | Esports Insider Digest

On this week's Esports Insider Digest we cover League of Legends’ MSI reportedly taking place in London, Ubisoft unveiling the Rainbow Six Esports Global Circuit, ReKTGlobal's parent company Infinite Reality going public, plus more.  Hosted by Tom Daniels (@TheTomDaniels)
Dec 16, 202205:38
Realising esports virtual experiences | Tim Mcguinness | The Industry Podcast Episode 10

Realising esports virtual experiences | Tim Mcguinness | The Industry Podcast Episode 10

On episode 10 of the Industry, Kerry sat down with Tim Mcguinness from Virtex to discuss what could be the future of esports viewership experiences.  Virtex Stadium are building a platform that combines the best of both worlds: to create the most exciting experience in esports and bring you much closer to the game.   You can find out more about Virtex here:  https://www.virtexstadium.com/  https://twitter.com/VirtexStadium
Dec 12, 202252:53
FlyQuest appoints a new CEO, GameSquare Esports merges with Engine Gaming | Esports Insider Digest

FlyQuest appoints a new CEO, GameSquare Esports merges with Engine Gaming | Esports Insider Digest

Our top stories for today's Esports Insider Digest are FlyQuest appointing Beastcoast’s co-CEO as its new CEO, Complexity parent company GameSquare Esports merging with Engine Gaming & Media, Esports media platform Jaxon closing its doors following a funding halt, plus more! Hosted by Tom Daniels (@TheTomDaniels)
Dec 09, 202206:06
The Smash World Tour has been cancelled, Vivo Keyd Stars returns to CBLOL | Esports Insider Digest

The Smash World Tour has been cancelled, Vivo Keyd Stars returns to CBLOL | Esports Insider Digest

In this week's Esports Insider Digest we cover, the cancellation of the Smash World Tour, Vivo Keyd Stars returning to the CBLOL after acquiring Miners' franchise spot, TSM announcing a $100,000 Apex Legends tournament, plus more! Hosted by Tom Daniels (@TheTomDaniels)
Dec 02, 202206:09
Wild Rift halts Western esports operations, PUBG launches partner team programme | Esports Insider Digest

Wild Rift halts Western esports operations, PUBG launches partner team programme | Esports Insider Digest

On today's ESI Digest, we cover Wild Rift esports halting its official regional tournaments in 2023 except for Asia, PUBG Esports introducing a partner team programme, VALORANT Game Changers EMEA unveiling its new format and structure for next year, plus more! Don't forget to also view Esports Insider's white paper in collaboration with PayPal and Nuvei! Available on ESI Marketplace now. Hosted by Tom Daniels (@TheTomDaniels)
Nov 25, 202206:14
Ashley Washington | Riot Games VALORANT Game Changers | ESI For All Episode #2

Ashley Washington | Riot Games VALORANT Game Changers | ESI For All Episode #2

In the second episode of ESI For All, Riley chats with Ashley Washington, Product Lead for Game Changers EMEA at Riot Games about the Game Changers Championship.
Nov 21, 202247:39
TSM and FURIA end FTX deals, China may lose access to Blizzard’s esports titles | Esports Insider Digest

TSM and FURIA end FTX deals, China may lose access to Blizzard’s esports titles | Esports Insider Digest

On today’s Esports Insider Digest, we cover: TSM and FURIA ending their multimillion dollar sponsorship deals with FTX, China potentially losing access to Blizzard’s esports titles in January 2023, Guild Esports announcing major Board changes and the departure of its CEO, and much more. Hosted by Jake Nordland @callmeprivate
Nov 18, 202204:48
EU Parliament passes vote to recognise and fund esports, US court dismisses Riot Games copyright lawsuit | Esports Insider Digest

EU Parliament passes vote to recognise and fund esports, US court dismisses Riot Games copyright lawsuit | Esports Insider Digest

On today's ESI Digest, we cover EU Parliament passing a vote to recognise and fund esports and video games, a US court dismissing Riot Games' copyright lawsuit against Moonton, Fnatic launching a music label, plus more! Hosted by Tom Daniels (@TheTomDaniels)
Nov 11, 202206:11
Misfits unveils $20m fund, Team Vitality launches heavy metal anthem | Esports Insider Digest

Misfits unveils $20m fund, Team Vitality launches heavy metal anthem | Esports Insider Digest

On today's Esports Insider Digest we cover Misfits Gaming Group launching a $20m creator fund, Team Vitality launching a heavy metal anthem with Trivium’s Matt Heafy, the Snapdragon Pro Series hosting multi-title live events at DreamHack Valencia, plus more! Hosted by Tom Daniels (@TheTomDaniels)
Nov 04, 202206:03
VALORANT details new esports competitive mode, the Six Invitational returns to Montreal | Esports Insider Digest

VALORANT details new esports competitive mode, the Six Invitational returns to Montreal | Esports Insider Digest

On today's Esports Insider Digest we cover, VALORANT's new in-game esports competitive mode, Jackson Wang performing at the League of Legends World Championship 2022, the Six Invitational returning to Canada,  plus more! Hosted by Tom Daniels (@TheTomDaniels)
Oct 28, 202206:07
Joanie | Women in Games International | ESI For All Episode #1

Joanie | Women in Games International | ESI For All Episode #1

On the first-ever episode of ESI For All, Riley and Joanie discuss Women in Games International, how Joanie got started in the industry, and the future of women in esports.
Oct 27, 202250:32
H3CZ becomes OpTic Gaming CEO, Team Vitality launches unique merchandise collection | Esports Insider Digest

H3CZ becomes OpTic Gaming CEO, Team Vitality launches unique merchandise collection | Esports Insider Digest

On today's Esports Insider Digest we cover, OpTic Gaming Founder H3CZ returning to the role of CEO, Team Vitality announcing a unique merchandise partnership, The 2022 Brawl Stars World Finals taking place at Disneyland Paris, plus more! Hosted by Tom Daniels (@TheTomDaniels)
Oct 21, 202205:37
Esports NOT included in 2026 Commonwealth Games , Moonton wins Tencent commercial defamation case | Esports Insider Digest

Esports NOT included in 2026 Commonwealth Games , Moonton wins Tencent commercial defamation case | Esports Insider Digest

On today's Esports Insider Digest we cover, Esports not being included as a medal sport at the 2026 Commonwealth Games, Moonton winning £28,000 in a commercial defamation suit against Tencent, Esports platform Liquipedia launching a mobile app, plus more! Hosted by Tom Daniels (@TheTomDaniels)
Oct 14, 202205:51
DreamHack heads to Japan, Jay Park named Gen.G advisor | Esports Insider Digest

DreamHack heads to Japan, Jay Park named Gen.G advisor | Esports Insider Digest

On today's Esports Insider Digest we cover DreamHack partnering with Sony and going to Japan in 2023, Jay Park's new advisory role at Gen.G, plus there's an EU committee report that calls for recognition and funding for European video games and esports! Hosted by Tom Daniels (@TheTomDaniels)
Oct 07, 202205:46
Quadrant joins the Halo Championship Series partnership programme, Los Grandes acquires Team oNe | Esports insider Digest

Quadrant joins the Halo Championship Series partnership programme, Los Grandes acquires Team oNe | Esports insider Digest

On today's Esports Insider Digest we cover Quadrant becoming a Halo Championship Series partner team, Los Grandes acquiring Team oNe, Riot Games revealing its full list of VALORANT Champions Tour off-season tournaments, plus more! Hosted by Tom Daniels (@TheTomDaniels)
Sep 30, 202205:41
The Viola family buys FlyQuest, Team Heretics launch blockchain division | Esports Insider Digest

The Viola family buys FlyQuest, Team Heretics launch blockchain division | Esports Insider Digest

In today's epsiode we cover the Viola family office purchasing FlyQuest, Team Heretics launching a blockchain division and Guild's partnership with Sky UK, plus more! Hosted by Tom Daniels (@TheTomDaniels)
Sep 27, 202205:08
DoorDash launches Battle of the Brands, Sheffield Wednesday launches esports division | Esports Insider Digest

DoorDash launches Battle of the Brands, Sheffield Wednesday launches esports division | Esports Insider Digest

Welcome to the ESI Digest, on this episode we cover DoorDash launching its Battle of the Brands esports competition, Sheffield Wednesday launching an esports division, plus more! Hosted by Tom Daniels (@TheTomDaniels)
Sep 23, 202205:09
VALORANT Champions Tour unveils all partner teams, Call of Duty League returns in December | Esports Insider Digest

VALORANT Champions Tour unveils all partner teams, Call of Duty League returns in December | Esports Insider Digest

Welcome to the ESI Digest for Wednesday 21st, September! Our top stories include Riot Games unveiling all of its partner teams for the VALORANT Champions Tour, plus the Call of Duty League 2023 season will officially commence in December 2022! Hosted by Tom Daniels (@TheTomDaniels)
Sep 20, 202205:33
Major VALORANT Champions Tour details, Apex Legends esports plans for year 3 | Esports Insider Digest

Major VALORANT Champions Tour details, Apex Legends esports plans for year 3 | Esports Insider Digest

In today's epsiode we cover, the VALORANT Champions Tour kicking off its 2023 season with an international event in Brazil, EA Games announcing plans for the third year of its Apex Legends Global Series, plus more! Hosted by Tom Daniels (@TheTomDaniels)
Sep 14, 202204:54
Mouseskins wins The Clutch investment competition, Bayes bolsters management team | Esports Insider Digest

Mouseskins wins The Clutch investment competition, Bayes bolsters management team | Esports Insider Digest

Welcome to the ESI Digest for Friday, 9th September. In this episode, we cover: Mouseskins winning ESI London 2022’s The Clutch; Belong Gaming Arenas partnering with food replacement brand CTRL; Bayes Esports Bolstering its management team; and much more. Hosted by Jake Nordland (@callmeprivate)
Sep 09, 202203:59
Astralis reports losses for H1 2022, LOUD secures a major betting partnership | Esports Insider Digest

Astralis reports losses for H1 2022, LOUD secures a major betting partnership | Esports Insider Digest

Welcome to the ESI Digest for Monday, August 31st! In today’s episode we cover Astralis reporting a £720,000 loss for H1 2022, LOUD securing a major betting partnership with Midnite, FACEIT strengthening data security with InfoSum deal. Hosted by Tom Daniels (@TheTomDaniels)
Sep 01, 202205:24
William Hill strikes an esports betting deal, Skillshot launches the Georgia Esports League | Esports Insider Digest

William Hill strikes an esports betting deal, Skillshot launches the Georgia Esports League | Esports Insider Digest

Welcome to the ESI Digest for Wednesday, August 24th! In today’s episode, we cover William Hill striking an esports betting deal with PandaScore, Exeedme establishing a support programme for tournament organisers, Skillshot launching the Georgia Esports League. Hosted by Tom Daniels (@TheTomDaniels)
Aug 24, 202205:45
Fluxo purchase Rensga CBLOL franchise, VALORANT Champions Tour unveils the Challengers ecosystem | Esports Insider Digest

Fluxo purchase Rensga CBLOL franchise, VALORANT Champions Tour unveils the Challengers ecosystem | Esports Insider Digest

Welcome to the ESI Digest for Wednesday, August 17th! In today’s episode we cover Fluxo purchasing Rensga’s CBLOL franchise spot, The VALORANT Champions Tour unveiling the Challengers ecosystem, FaZe Clan reporting a net loss of $9.32m in Q2 2022, plus more! Hosted by Tom Daniels (@TheTomDaniels)
Aug 17, 202206:12
OverActive Media announced loss for H1 2022, Panda partners with Grubhub | Esports Insider Digest

OverActive Media announced loss for H1 2022, Panda partners with Grubhub | Esports Insider Digest

Welcome to the ESI Digest for Monday, August 12th! In today’s episode we cover OverActive Media announces a £4.5m loss for the first half of 2022, Panda Global partners with Grubhub for Panda Cup, Yesports launches B2B esports NFT membership service. Hosted by Tom Daniels (@TheTomDaniels)
Aug 12, 202205:28
Fortnite to host Rocket League World Championship, UNO! Mobile enters esports scene | Esports Insider Digest

Fortnite to host Rocket League World Championship, UNO! Mobile enters esports scene | Esports Insider Digest

Welcome to the ESI Digest for Wednesday, August 10th! In today’s episode we cover Fortnite hosting an interactive Rocket League World Championship gameplay experience, EA and NFL renewing its Madden Esports partnership, UNO! Mobile entering into competitive gaming events, plus more! Hosted by Tom Daniels (@TheTomDaniels)
Aug 10, 202205:22
Virgil van Dijk named Tundra Esports shareholder, Williams Racing enters Fortnite | Esports Insider Digest

Virgil van Dijk named Tundra Esports shareholder, Williams Racing enters Fortnite | Esports Insider Digest

Welcome to the ESI Digest for Friday, August 5th! In today’s episode we cover Tundra Esports naming Virgil van Dijk as a Shareholder and Ambassador, Williams Racing expanding its Resolve partnership, Belong Gaming Arenas partnering with OpTic Gaming, plus more! Hosted by Tom Daniels (@TheTomDaniels)
Aug 05, 202205:23
LEC appoints new commissioner, Philippine authorities order the arrest of esports CEO | Esports Insider Digest

LEC appoints new commissioner, Philippine authorities order the arrest of esports CEO | Esports Insider Digest

Welcome to the ESI Digest for Wednesday, August 3rd! In today’s episode we cover Artem Bykov being appointed the new LEC Commissioner, the Philippine authorities reportedly ordering the arrest of Bren Esports CEO over drug charges, Bud Light NEXT partnering with EVO 2022, plus more! Hosted by Tom Daniels (@TheTomDaniels)
Aug 03, 202206:01
BGMI removed from Google Play Store and Appstore, Benfica secures esports partnership | Esports Insider Digest

BGMI removed from Google Play Store and Appstore, Benfica secures esports partnership | Esports Insider Digest

Welcome to the ESI Digest for Friday, July 29th! In today’s episode we cover BGMI's removal from the Google Play Store and Appstore, Benfica's esports deal with Teleperformance, Galaxy Racer launching a record label, plus more! Hosted by Tom Daniels (@TheTomDaniels)
Jul 29, 202206:32
Misfits sells LEC franchise to Team Heretics, FaZe Clan launches FaZe Subs | Esports Insider Digest

Misfits sells LEC franchise to Team Heretics, FaZe Clan launches FaZe Subs | Esports Insider Digest

Welcome to the ESI Digest for Wednesday, July 27th! In today’s episode we cover, Misfits selling its LEC franchise spot to Team Heretics for a reported $34m, FaZe Clan launching FaZe Subs with DoorDash, Gen.G partnering with Burberry for a women and inclusivity content series, plus more. Hosted by Tom Daniels (@TheTomDaniels)
Jul 27, 202206:35
LCK unveils new policies that affects transfers and rookies, Guild Esports secures Hyperice deal | Esports Insider Digest

LCK unveils new policies that affects transfers and rookies, Guild Esports secures Hyperice deal | Esports Insider Digest

Welcome to the ESI Digest for Monday, July 25th! In today’s episode we cover the LCK unveiling three new policies that will affect agents, transfers and rookies, Guild Esports securing a one-year deal with Hyperice, Jan Hoffmann joining Nigma Galaxy as its Head of Operations, plus more. Hosted by Tom Daniels (@TheTomDaniels)
Jul 25, 202206:27
Los Grandes launches ‘IPO’, LCS collaborates with House of the Dragon | Esports Insider Digest

Los Grandes launches ‘IPO’, LCS collaborates with House of the Dragon | Esports Insider Digest

Welcome to the ESI Digest for Friday, July 22nd! In today’s episode we cover Los Grandes launching an ‘IPO’ for its fan partner programme, the LCS partnering with HBO for House of the Dragon release, Guild Esports securing a one-year deal with Coca-Cola, plus more. Hosted by Tom Daniels (@TheTomDaniels)
Jul 23, 202206:42
Riot Games unveils collegiate VALORANT season, XSET raises $15m | Esports Insider Digest

Riot Games unveils collegiate VALORANT season, XSET raises $15m | Esports Insider Digest

Welcome to the ESI Digest for Monday, July 20th! In today’s episode we cover Riot Games unveiling its first-ever collegiate VALORANT season, XSET closing a $15m Series A round, Web3 esports platform FITCHIN raising $3.5m, plus more! Hosted by Tom Daniels (@TheTomDaniels)
Jul 20, 202206:16
Riot taps Amazon Web Services, ESL tunes in with a Spotify partnership | Esports Insider Digest

Riot taps Amazon Web Services, ESL tunes in with a Spotify partnership | Esports Insider Digest

Welcome to the ESI Digest for Monday, 18th July! In today’s episode we cover: Riot Games enlisting Amazon Web Services for its AI & Cloud services, ESL and Spotify partnering to target German audience, and TSM signing a sponsorship with automobile brand GMC. Hosted by @callmeprivate
Jul 18, 202204:26
FaZe Clan look set to go public, Aim Lab enters the mobile space | Esports Insider Digest

FaZe Clan look set to go public, Aim Lab enters the mobile space | Esports Insider Digest

Welcome to the ESI Digest for Friday, July 15th! In today’s episode we cover, FaZe Clan set to go public after a successful SPAC merger vote, FPS training tool Aim Lab entering into the mobile space, 00Nation securing a deal with adidas as it pivots into to the lifestyle sector, plus more! Hosted by Tom Daniels (@TheTomDaniels)
Jul 17, 202206:31
LOUD the most-tweeted esports team of 2022, Guild Esports appoints Kit Brunswick | Esports Insider Digest

LOUD the most-tweeted esports team of 2022, Guild Esports appoints Kit Brunswick | Esports Insider Digest

Welcome to the ESI Digest for Monday, July 13th! In today’s episode we cover LOUD being the most tweeted esports team in 2022 so far, according to Twitter, Subnation teams up with KRAFTON to develop PUBG Esports in the Americas, Guild Esports appoints Kit Brunswick to lead Safeguarding and Wellbeing, plus more. Hosted by Tom Daniels (@TheTomDaniels)
Jul 13, 202206:01
SteelSeries acquires 3D Aim Trainer, Jordan Fisher joins Complexity | Esports Insider Digest

SteelSeries acquires 3D Aim Trainer, Jordan Fisher joins Complexity | Esports Insider Digest

Welcome to the ESI Digest for Monday, July 11th! In today’s episode we cover SteelSeries acquiring 3D Aim Trainer, Jordan Fisher joining Complexity as a part-owner and content creator, Gamers8 festival secures Razer partnership as Moist Esports declines invite, plus we look at two features that are on Esports Insider's website now! Hosted by Tom Daniels (@TheTomDaniels)
Jul 11, 202206:27
Copenhagen Flames reports profits, PWR launches esports facility in Fortnite | ESI Digest

Copenhagen Flames reports profits, PWR launches esports facility in Fortnite | ESI Digest

Welcome to the ESI Digest for Friday, July 8th! In today’s episode we cover Copenhagen Flames announcing profits during 2021 financial results, PWR launching its esports and content facility in Fortnite, Inven Global laying off editorial staff as it shuts down its department. Hosted by Tom Daniels (@TheTomDaniels)
Jul 08, 202206:35
Team Liquid teams up with Displate, CLG enters the fighting game community | ESI Digest

Team Liquid teams up with Displate, CLG enters the fighting game community | ESI Digest

Welcome to the ESI Digest for Wednesday, July 6th! In today’s episode we cover Team Liquid teaming up with Displate, CLG entering the fighting game community scene, Astralis partnering with Aguero-backed energy drink brand Go Mate, plus more. Hosted by Tom Daniels (@TheTomDaniels)
Jul 06, 202206:15
00 Nation strengthens its Brazilian division, NSE teams up with Nintendo | ESI Digest

00 Nation strengthens its Brazilian division, NSE teams up with Nintendo | ESI Digest

On this week's ESI Digest we cover, 00 Nation strengthening its Brazilian division, NSE and Nintendo UK teaming up for Mario Strikers: Battle League Football community events, GodLike Esports bolstering fan engagement with STAN, plus Champion of Champions Tour goes on the lookout for regional partners. Hosted by Tom Daniels (@TheTomDaniels)
Jul 04, 202206:12
Guild Esports records a £4.96m loss, Riot relocates League of Legends Worlds Semi-Finals | ESI Digest

Guild Esports records a £4.96m loss, Riot relocates League of Legends Worlds Semi-Finals | ESI Digest

Welcome to the ESI Digest for Monday, July 1st! In today’s episode we cover Guild Esports recording a £4.96m loss, Riot Games relocating its League of Legends Worlds Semi-Finals, Enthusiast Gaming staff writing a letter asking for its CEO’s resignation, plus more! Hosted by Tom Daniels (@TheTomDaniels)
Jul 01, 202206:01
Envy Gaming brand retired, MIBR launches Socios fan token | Esports Insider Digest

Envy Gaming brand retired, MIBR launches Socios fan token | Esports Insider Digest

Welcome to the ESI Digest for Wednesday, 29th June. In this episode, we cover: Gen.G and McDonald’s Franchisees renewing their employee league, Envy Gaming being retired and rebranded to OpTic, MIBR launching a fan token on Socios, Sony’s new gaming brand INZONE striking two partnerships, and more. Hosted by Jake Nordland (@callemprivate)
Jun 29, 202205:18
Fnatic launches UK college partner programme, FaZe Clan hosts Solar Opposites Fortnite tournament | ESI Digest

Fnatic launches UK college partner programme, FaZe Clan hosts Solar Opposites Fortnite tournament | ESI Digest

Welcome to the ESI Digest for Monday, June 24th! In today’s episode we cover Fnatic launching a UK college partner programme, StreamElements restructuring 20% of its workforce, FaZe Clan hosting Solar Opposites-branded Fortnite esports tournament, plus more! Hosted by Tom Daniels (@TheTomDaniels)
Jun 24, 202206:22
Berlin announced as Rainbow Six Major host, Team Liquid unveils Fortnite collaboration | ESI Digest

Berlin announced as Rainbow Six Major host, Team Liquid unveils Fortnite collaboration | ESI Digest

Welcome to the ESI Digest for Monday, June 22nd! In today’s episode we cover Berlin hosting the next Rainbow Six Major, Team Liquid announcing a Fortnite collaboration, Rocket League adding esports team goal explosions to provide a revenue boost for organisations, plus more! Hosted by Tom Daniels (@TheTomDaniels)
Jun 22, 202205:55
Team Liquid expands Brazilian commercial infrastructure, NYXL hires Kai Mathey as CRO | Esports Insider Digest

Team Liquid expands Brazilian commercial infrastructure, NYXL hires Kai Mathey as CRO | Esports Insider Digest

Welcome to the ESI Digest for Monday, 20th June. In this episode, we cover: Team Liquid expanding its Brazilian commercial infrastructure, Indian esports startup FanClash raising $40m, and NYXL appointing Kai Mathey as its Chief Revenue Officer. Hosted by Jake Nordland (@callmeprivate)
Jun 20, 202203:49
Team Liquid secures Honda naming rights deal, Ampverse launches Web3 division | ESI Digest

Team Liquid secures Honda naming rights deal, Ampverse launches Web3 division | ESI Digest

Welcome to the ESI Digest for Monday, June 18th! In today’s episode we cover Team Liquid and Honda announcing a naming rights deal, Collegiate esports company CSL Esports becoming a new division of Playfly Sports, Southeast Asian esports company Ampverse launching a Web3 division, plus more! Hosted by Tom Daniels (@TheTomDaniels)
Jun 17, 202206:27
Santander announces LEC and LLA partnership, West Midlands teams up with Global Esports Federation to become esports hub | ESI Digest

Santander announces LEC and LLA partnership, West Midlands teams up with Global Esports Federation to become esports hub | ESI Digest

Welcome to the ESI Digest for Wednesday, 15th June. In today's episode, we cover Santander announcing LEC and LLA partnerships, the Global Esports Federation teaming up with the UK's West Midlands region to turn it into an esports hub, LCK partnering with OP.gg, and much much more! By Tom Daniels (@TheTomDaniels).
Jun 15, 202206:01
BLAST Premier secures media rights deal with DAZN, Unified expands high school esports efforts | ESI Digest

BLAST Premier secures media rights deal with DAZN, Unified expands high school esports efforts | ESI Digest

Welcome to the ESI Digest for Monday, June 13th! In today’s episode we cover BLAST Premier securing a media rights deal with DAZN, Elisa launching an affiliate tournament with ESL Pro Tour, Unified unveiling a high school League of Legends expansion, plus more! Hosted by Tom Daniels (@TheTomDaniels).
Jun 13, 202205:39
Riot and Bayes expand LoL data portal, Heineken close sponsorship deal for CBLOL | Esports Insider Digest

Riot and Bayes expand LoL data portal, Heineken close sponsorship deal for CBLOL | Esports Insider Digest

Welcome to the ESI Digest for Friday, 10th June. In this episode, we cover: Riot Games and Bayes Esports expanding their League of Legends data portal, DreamHack Sports Games and Echo Esports striking data partnerships, ZOWIE being named the latest VCT EMEA partner and Heineken closing a sponsorship deal for Brazil’s CBLOL. Hosted by Jake Nordland (@callmeprivate)
Jun 10, 202204:40
Saudi Esports Federation launches a $15m event, Fnatic and BMW open new esports facility | Esports Insider Digest

Saudi Esports Federation launches a $15m event, Fnatic and BMW open new esports facility | Esports Insider Digest

Welcome to the ESI Digest for Wednesday, June 8th! In today’s episode we cover the Saudi Esports Federation launching a $15m esports event festival, Fnatic partnering with BMW to open new facility, ESL revealing details regarding its Legendary Play partnership, plus more! Hosted by Tom Daniels (@TheTomDaniels)
Jun 08, 202205:24
Riot Games details Teamfight Tactics EMEA esports circuit, BIG partners with Coinbase! | Esports Insider Digest

Riot Games details Teamfight Tactics EMEA esports circuit, BIG partners with Coinbase! | Esports Insider Digest

Welcome to the ESI Digest for Monday, June 6th! In today’s episode we cover Riot Games unveiling its latest Teamfight Tactics EMEA esports circuit, BIG naming Coinbase as its main partner, Version1 collaborating with Cxmmunity to support HBCU students, and more! Hosted by Tom Daniels (@TheTomDaniels)
Jun 06, 202205:55
Golden Guardians announces LA esports facility, PUBG Nations Cup returns! | Esports Insider Digest

Golden Guardians announces LA esports facility, PUBG Nations Cup returns! | Esports Insider Digest

Welcome to the ESI Digest for Wednesday, Just 1st! In today’s episode we cover Golden Guardians announcing its Los Angeles esports facility, KRAFTON unveiling the PUBG Nations Cup following a two-year hiatus, GameSquare Esports reports a $3.89m loss for Q1 2022, plus more. Hosted by Tom Daniels (@TheTomDaniels)
Jun 01, 202206:24
Fortnite returns to LAN, Galaxy Racer invests $25m in cryptocurrency ecosystem | Esports Insider Digest

Fortnite returns to LAN, Galaxy Racer invests $25m in cryptocurrency ecosystem | Esports Insider Digest

Welcome to the ESI Digest for Monday, May 30th! In today’s episode we cover Fortnite returns to LAN with FNCS Invitational 2022, Galaxy Racer partners with QUINT and invests $25m in cryptocurrency ecosystem, Rabobank renews H20 Esports Campus sponsorship. Hosted by Tom Daniels (@TheTomDaniels)
May 30, 202204:42
EXCEL ESPORTS changes leadership structure, Panda unveils Super Smash Bros. circuit | Esports Insider Digest

EXCEL ESPORTS changes leadership structure, Panda unveils Super Smash Bros. circuit | Esports Insider Digest

Welcome to the ESI Digest for Wednesday, April 27th! In today’s episode we cover EXCEL ESPORTS  announcing changes to its leadership structure, news regarding Panda Global’s Super Smash Bros circuit, Belong Gaming Arenas teaming up with College CoD to host a LAN event, plus more! Hosted by Tom Daniels (@TheTomDaniels)
May 27, 202204:57
IEM Major heads to Brazil, Los Grandes joins CBLOL | Esports Insider Digest

IEM Major heads to Brazil, Los Grandes joins CBLOL | Esports Insider Digest

Welcome to the ESI Digest for Wednesday, April 27th! In today’s episode we cover ESL Gaming announcing IEM Rio Major 2022. EEG revealing a $38.6m impairment charge during its latest financial report, Los Grandes joining the CBLOL, plus more. Hosted by Tom Daniels (@TheTomDaniels)
May 25, 202205:33
The International enters Southeast Asia, FACEIT launches Gucci Gaming Academy | Esports Insider Digest

The International enters Southeast Asia, FACEIT launches Gucci Gaming Academy | Esports Insider Digest

Welcome to the ESI Digest for Wednesday, May 23rd! In today’s episode we cover the International 11 being hosted in Singapore, FACEIT and Gucci launching a gaming academy, BLAST teaming up with DI to create Danish esports framework. Hosted by Tom Daniels (@TheTomDaniels)
May 23, 202205:17
100 Thieves announces plans to make video game, Vitality announces JBL sponsorship | Esports Insider Digest

100 Thieves announces plans to make video game, Vitality announces JBL sponsorship | Esports Insider Digest

Anchor description: Welcome to the ESI Digest for Friday, 20th May. In this episode, we cover: Vitality announcing JBL as an official audio supplier, 100 Thieves announcing plans to develop a video game, ESL Gaming partnering with Lenovo Legion for IEM and much, much more. Hosted by Jake Nordland (@callmeprivate)
May 20, 202203:42
Riot invests in Aim Lab, Saudi PIF buys 5% Nintendo stake | Esports Insider Digest

Riot invests in Aim Lab, Saudi PIF buys 5% Nintendo stake | Esports Insider Digest

Welcome to the ESI Digest for Wednesday, 18th of May. In this episode, we cover: Riot Games deepening its relationship with Aimlabs, Saudi Investment Fund buying a 5% stake in Nintendo, OG Esports securing partnership with 1xBet, and much more. Hosted by Jake Nordland (@callmeprivate).
May 18, 202203:55
Team Liquid renews HyperX partnership, Bravado Gaming expands into MENA | Esports Insider Digest

Team Liquid renews HyperX partnership, Bravado Gaming expands into MENA | Esports Insider Digest

Welcome to the ESI Digest for Monday, May 16th! In this episode, we cover: Team Liquid and HyperX renewing their longstanding partnership, Bravado Gaming expanding into the Middle East and Africa, and more! Hosted by Jake Nordland (@callmeprivate)
May 16, 202203:35
Fnatic find PC partner, NSE announce Genshin Impact university tournament | Esports Insider Digest

Fnatic find PC partner, NSE announce Genshin Impact university tournament | Esports Insider Digest

Welcome to the ESI Digest for Wednesday, May 11th! In today’s episode we cover Chillblast announcing a partnership with Fnatic, Prime Gaming announced as Splitgate Pro Series presenting partner, Esports cafe chain Wanyoo UK rebrands to SideQuest Gamers Hub, NSE and HoYoverse team up to run Genshin Impact activities for UK students, plus more! Hosted by Tom Daniels (@TheTomDaniels)
May 11, 202205:56
FaZe Clan announces limited edition keyboard, Wild Rift Icons moved to Singapore | Esports Insider Digest

FaZe Clan announces limited edition keyboard, Wild Rift Icons moved to Singapore | Esports Insider Digest

Welcome to the ESI Digest for Wednesday, May 9th! In today’s episode we cover FaZe Clan and Ducky launching a limited edition keyboard, 2022 Wild Rift Icons Global Championship moving from Europe to Singapore, Team Singularity’s Founder stepping down as Chief Revenue Officer, plus more! Hosted by Tom Daniels (@TheTomDaniels)
May 09, 202205:23
GRID launches global CS:GO circuit, Man City Esports joins UKETC | Esports Insider Digest

GRID launches global CS:GO circuit, Man City Esports joins UKETC | Esports Insider Digest

Welcome to the ESI Digest for Wednesday, May 6th! In today’s episode we cover GRID launching a global CS:GO circuit with various tournament organisers, FACEIT securing a ‘multi-million dollar’ partnership with Cake DeFi, Manchester City Esports and Guild Esports becoming the latest members of the UKETC. Histed by Tom Daniels (@TheTomDaniels)
May 06, 202205:47
Generation Esports raises $19m, Complexity expands U.S. Army partnership | Esports Insider Digest

Generation Esports raises $19m, Complexity expands U.S. Army partnership | Esports Insider Digest

Welcome to the ESI Digest for Wednesday, May 4th! In today’s episode we cover Generation Esports securing $19m in funding, BITKRAFT Ventures appointing Dennis Fong and Ryan Wyatt as Venture Partners, Complexity Gaming expanding its deal with the U.S. Army, plus more! Hosted by Tom Daniels (@TheTomDaniels)
May 04, 202204:58
VALORANT announcing HUGE changes to its esports ecosystem | Esports Insider Digest

VALORANT announcing HUGE changes to its esports ecosystem | Esports Insider Digest

Welcome to the ESI Digest for Frdiay, April 29th! In today’s episode we cover VALORANT announcing huge changes to its esports ecosystem, SCUF Gaming expanding its OpTic and Envy partnership, GameSquare Esports revealing its 2021 financial report, plus more! Hosted by Tom Daniels (@TheTomDaniels)
Apr 29, 202205:48
Team Liquid launches scouting combine, ESL expands Nielsen partnership | Esports Insider Digest

Team Liquid launches scouting combine, ESL expands Nielsen partnership | Esports Insider Digest

Welcome to the ESI Digest for Wednesday, April 27th! In today’s episode we cover Team Liquid launching a scouting combine in North America, ESL Gaming expanding its partnership with Nielsen, GoodGameNation partnering with Viral Fission for Indian collegiate competitions, plus more! Hosted by Tom Daniels (@TheTomDaniels)
Apr 28, 202205:13
Blockchain + esports = Desports | Matt Rutledge | The Industry Podcast

Blockchain + esports = Desports | Matt Rutledge | The Industry Podcast

The Industry is back! We needed to get all the assets together and iron out the process, we're cooking with gas now!  In this episode, Kerry interviews BAYZ Esports co-founder, Matt 'MobileMatt' Rutledge, about the relationship between esports and blockchain technology, explore what BAYZ Esports is all about, and the future of pay-to-earn in the esports space. This interview was recorded in February. Like and subscribe to stay up-to-date on new episodes!
Apr 26, 202248:25
Heroic acquires BLAST Premier Member Team slot, Promod Esports launches grassroots VALORANT circuit | Esports Insider Digest

Heroic acquires BLAST Premier Member Team slot, Promod Esports launches grassroots VALORANT circuit | Esports Insider Digest

Welcome to the ESI Digest for Wednesday, April 22nd! In today’s episode we cover Heroic acquiring a BLAST Premier Member Team slot from Immortals, Promod Esports launching a grassroots VALORANT circuit for the IK, Ireland and Nordics, G2 Esports topping Mailman’s China Digital Performance Index 2022 chart, plus more! Hosted by Tom Daniels (@TheTomDaniels)
Apr 22, 202206:34
Better Collective acquires FUTBIN for €105m, OverActive Media reports 2021 financial results | Esports Insider Digest

Better Collective acquires FUTBIN for €105m, OverActive Media reports 2021 financial results | Esports Insider Digest

On this ESI Digest, we cover: Better Collective's €105m acquisition of FUTBIN, OverActive Media's financial results for 2021, details on the Free Fire World Series' including its $2m prize pool, and many more! Hosted by Jake Nordland, filling in for Tom Daniels. Read these stories and more at: EsportsInsider.com
Apr 20, 202203:51
Epic Games raises $2bn for metaverse plans, Lamborghini launches esports team | Esports Insider Digest

Epic Games raises $2bn for metaverse plans, Lamborghini launches esports team | Esports Insider Digest

Welcome to the ESI Digest for Monday, the 11th of April. In this edition, we discuss: Epic Games raising $2bn in a funding round to help build the metaverse, Dr. Oetker’s pizza brand Big Americans partnering with the KPN eDivisie Finals, Italian esports organisation Mkers rebranding, and Lambhorghini launching its first esports team.
Apr 11, 202204:02
G FUEL teams up with Sentinels, FaZe partners with RESPAWN | Esports Insider Digest

G FUEL teams up with Sentinels, FaZe partners with RESPAWN | Esports Insider Digest

Welcome to the ESI Digest for Friday, April 8th! In today’s episode we cover G FUEL announcing a partnership with Sentinals, Community Gaming closing a $16m Series A round, FaZe Clan teaming up with RESPAWN, plus more! Hosted by Tom Daniels (@TheTomDaniels)
Apr 08, 202205:09
P2E football game GOALS raises $15m, Complexity bolsters Twitch deal | Esports Insider Digest

P2E football game GOALS raises $15m, Complexity bolsters Twitch deal | Esports Insider Digest

Welcome to the ESI Digest for Wednesday, April 6th! In today’s episode we cover, play-to-earn multiplayer football game GOALS receiving $15m in funding, Vindex launching an esports, gaming and live-streaming audience platform, Complexity Gaming expanding its partnership with Twitch, plus more! Hosted by Tom Daniels (@TheTomDaniels)
Apr 06, 202205:36
 Riot Games expands Getty Images deal, CoD League launches trading cards | Esports Insider Digest

Riot Games expands Getty Images deal, CoD League launches trading cards | Esports Insider Digest

Welcome to the ESI Digest for Monday, April 4th! In today’s episode, we cover Getty Images expanding its esports partnership with Riot Games, Alpine Esports launching the second Alpine Esports Series, Upper Deck unveiling official Call of Duty League trading cards, and more! Hosted by Tom Daniels (@TheTomDaniels)
Apr 04, 202205:40
ESL Gaming reveals the mobile esports titles for Snapdragon Pro Series | Esports Insider Digest

ESL Gaming reveals the mobile esports titles for Snapdragon Pro Series | Esports Insider Digest

Welcome to the ESI Digest for Friday, April 1st! In today’s episode we cover ESL Gaming revealing the mobile esports titles for its Snapdragon Pro Series, Astralis partners with DI to promote Danish esports, FACEIT signs a MENA-focused partnership with FATE Esports, and more! Hosted by Tom Daniels (@TheTomDaniels)
Apr 01, 202205:27
Usain Bolt become esports organisation co-owner, Fnatic launches membership programme | Esports Insider Digest

Usain Bolt become esports organisation co-owner, Fnatic launches membership programme | Esports Insider Digest

Welcome to the ESI Digest for Wednesday, March 30th! In today’s episode we cover, Fnatic launching a blockchain-powered fan membership programme, Usain Bolt joining Irish esports organisation WYLDE as its new co-owner, Team Liquid has bolstered its leadership team with three appointments, plus more! Hosted by Tom Daniels (@TheTomDaniels)
Mar 30, 202205:42
Kappa Bar and Meltdown Bars merge to form the world’s largest esports bar chain | Esports Insider Digest

Kappa Bar and Meltdown Bars merge to form the world’s largest esports bar chain | Esports Insider Digest

Welcome to the ESI Digest for Wednesday, March 28th! In today’s episode we cover Kappa Bar acquiring Meltdown Bars to form the world’s largest esports bar chain, West Virginia becoming the latest state to allow esports betting, Complexity securing a multi-year partnership with Lenovo, plus more! Hosted by Tom Daniels (@TheTomDaniels)
Mar 28, 202205:19
Cloakzy joins Complexity Gaming, Coca-Cola named Wild Rift esports partner | Esports Insider Digest

Cloakzy joins Complexity Gaming, Coca-Cola named Wild Rift esports partner | Esports Insider Digest

Welcome to the ESI Digest for Wednesday, March 25th! In today’s episode we cover, Cloakzy joining Complexity Gaming as a creator and part-owner, Coca-Cola being named as a founding partner of Wild Rift esports, Sony Xperia becoming a partner for PUBG MOBILE esports, plus much more! Hosted by Tom Daniels (@TheTomDaniels)
Mar 25, 202205:34
Andbox rebrands to NYXL, G2 Esports files a lawsuit | Esports Insider Digest

Andbox rebrands to NYXL, G2 Esports files a lawsuit | Esports Insider Digest

Welcome to the ESI Digest for Wednesday, March 23rd! In today’s episode we cover Andbox rebranding to NYXL, Astralis extending and expanding its hummel deal, G2 Esports reportedly filing a lawsuit over its Bondly NFT agreement, and more! Hosted by Tom Daniels (@TheTomDaniels)
Mar 23, 202205:50
FaZe Clan collaborates with Manchester City to come to the UK | Esports Insider Digest

FaZe Clan collaborates with Manchester City to come to the UK | Esports Insider Digest

Welcome to the ESI Digest for Wednesday, February 9th! In today’s episode, we cover FaZe Clan and Manchester City hosting a pop-up event, Smart teaming up with esports organisation T1, UK-based entertainment agency InterTalent launching XU Esports, plus more! Hosted by Tom Daniels (@TheTomDaniels)
Mar 21, 202205:42
Tribe Gaming partners with P2E game, ESL extends Monster deal | Esports Insider Digest

Tribe Gaming partners with P2E game, ESL extends Monster deal | Esports Insider Digest

Welcome to the ESI Digest for Wednesday, March 18th! In today’s episode we cover, Tribe Gaming joins forces with play-to-earn MMO title Heroes of Mavia, ESL Gaming extends and expands its Monster Energy partnership, 100T and JBL launching a branded headset. Hosted by Tom Daniels (@TheTomDaniels)
Mar 18, 202205:46
ESL Gaming unveils 'sonic identity', Gen.G partners with game developer | Esports Insider Digest

ESL Gaming unveils 'sonic identity', Gen.G partners with game developer | Esports Insider Digest

Welcome to the ESI Digest for Wednesday, March 16th! In today’s episode we cover ESL Gaming's new 'sonic identity' and anthem, Gen.G secures a two-year partnership with game developer Nimble Neuron, the upcoming Commonwealth Esports Championships announcing its three titles. Hosted by Tom Daniels (@TheTomDaniels)
Mar 16, 202205:23
Ontario launches esports scholarship, CoD League partners with Aim Lab | Esports Insider Digest

Ontario launches esports scholarship, CoD League partners with Aim Lab | Esports Insider Digest

Welcome to the ESI Digest for Monday, March 14th! In today’s episode we cover, the Ontario Government launching a $1m esports scholarship program, Call of Duty League teaming up with Aim Lab, Indian streaming platform Loco raising $42m, plus more! Hosted by Tom Daniels (@TheTomDaniels)
Mar 14, 202205:31
Misfits Gaming Group signs blockchain deal, BLAST Premier appoints Managing Director | Esports Insider Digest

Misfits Gaming Group signs blockchain deal, BLAST Premier appoints Managing Director | Esports Insider Digest

Welcome to the ESI Digest for Wednesday, March 11th! In today’s episode we cover Misfits Gaming Group signing a major blockchain partnership with Tezos, BLAST Premier naming Charlotte Kenny as its Managing Director, Wisdom Gaming organising its first-ever fighting game series. Presented by Tom Daniels (@TheTomDaniels)
Mar 11, 202205:42
ESL Gaming launches global mobile esports series | Esports Insider Digest

ESL Gaming launches global mobile esports series | Esports Insider Digest

Welcome to the ESI Digest for Wednesday, March 9th! In today’s episode we cover ESL Gaming and Qualcomm launching a global mobile esports series, Astralis reporting its mixed 2021 financial results, Guild Esports announcing leadership changes. Hosted by Tom Daniels (@TheTomDaniels)
Mar 09, 202206:04
Snoop Dogg joins FaZe Clan, G2 bolsters backroom operations | Esports Insider Digest

Snoop Dogg joins FaZe Clan, G2 bolsters backroom operations | Esports Insider Digest

Welcome to the ESI Digest for Monday, March 7th! In today’s episode we cover Snoop Dogg joining FaZe Clan, G2 Esports hiring a Head of Content and Head of Media, Indian esports tournament platform Gamerji raising $1.1m and much more! Hosted by Tom Daniels (@TheTomDaniels)
Mar 07, 202205:22
Nerd Street Gamers unveils amateur circuit, SK Gaming signs WoW Guild | Esports Insider Digest

Nerd Street Gamers unveils amateur circuit, SK Gaming signs WoW Guild | Esports Insider Digest

Welcome to the ESI Digest for Friday, March 4th! In today’s episode we cover, Nerd Street Gamers unveiling an amateur esports circuit, Esports Entertainment Group completing its public offering, SK Gaming signing WoW guild Pieces, plus much more! Hosted by Tom Daniels (@TheTomDaniels)
Mar 04, 202205:49
MAD Lions enter the metaverse, Envy Gaming teams up with Razer | Esports Insider Digest

MAD Lions enter the metaverse, Envy Gaming teams up with Razer | Esports Insider Digest

Welcome to the ESI Digest for Wednesday, March 2nd! In today’s episode we cover MAD Lions entering the metaverse with Zilliqa, Razer and Envy Gaming's multi-year collaboration, Galaxy Racer expanding into North America, plus much more! Hosted by Tom Daniels (@TheTomDaniels)
Mar 02, 202205:55
Nintendo pulls Super Smash Bros from EVO 2022, Mountain Dew partners with CoD League event | Esports Insider Digest

Nintendo pulls Super Smash Bros from EVO 2022, Mountain Dew partners with CoD League event | Esports Insider Digest

Welcome to the ESI Digest for Monday, February 28th! In today’s episode we cover fighting game event EVO 2022 not featuring Super Smash Bros, WePlay Holding ending ties with Russian and Belarusian companies, Mountain Dew being announced as partner for CoD League OpTic Major I, plus much more. Presented by Tom Daniels (@TheTomDaniels)
Feb 28, 202205:45
Team Singularity and OverActive Media launch EU CoD Challengers team, ESL partners with ESPAT | Esports Insider Digest

Team Singularity and OverActive Media launch EU CoD Challengers team, ESL partners with ESPAT | Esports Insider Digest

Welcome to the ESI Digest for Friday, February 25th! In today’s episode we cover: Overactive Media creating a European Call of Duty Challengers side with Team Singularity, ESL Gaming and ESPAT's image licensing deal, 7-Eleven partnering with Psyonix, plus much more. Hosted by Tom Daniels (@TheTomDaniels)
Feb 25, 202205:24
Ubisoft relocates UAE Rainbow Six Major following community backlash, Riot Games unveils slight logo change | Esports Insider Digest

Ubisoft relocates UAE Rainbow Six Major following community backlash, Riot Games unveils slight logo change | Esports Insider Digest

Welcome to the ESI Digest for Wednesday, February 9th! In today’s episode we cover the UAE Rainbow Six Major being relocated following community backlash, Bayes Esports renewing its partnership with ESL Gaming, Riot Games unveiling its new logo and launching a media site, and much more! Hosted by Tom Daniels (@TheTomDaniels)
Feb 23, 202206:03
NC State University receives $16m funding for esports facilities, Virtus.Pro extends HAVAL partnership

NC State University receives $16m funding for esports facilities, Virtus.Pro extends HAVAL partnership

Welcome to the ESI Digest for Monday, 21st February! In today's episode we cover: NC State University receiving $16m in state funding for esports facilities on campus, Virtus Pro extending its partnership with automobile manufacturer HAVAL, and Moonton partnering with Esports Middle East for a Mobile Legends Bang Bang tournament series in the MENA region. Plus, get a quick overview of three new The Esports Journal stories now live on our site. Hosted by Jake Nordland (@callmeprivate)
Feb 21, 202204:03
BLAST given major Fortnite deal, Nerd Street Gamers announce crypto partnership with FTX | Esports Insider Digest

BLAST given major Fortnite deal, Nerd Street Gamers announce crypto partnership with FTX | Esports Insider Digest

Welcome to the ESI Digest for Friday, 18th February! In today's episode we cover: BLAST partnering with Fortnite to produce ALL Fortnite Championship Series events in 2022, cryptocurrency exchange FTX partnering with Nerd Street Gamers, ESL announcing details around its women’s CS:GO circuit, ESL Impact, and more! Hosted by Jake Nordland (@callmeprivate)
Feb 18, 202204:30
LCS names new Commissioner, NASCAR launches collegiate esports series | Esports Insider Digest

LCS names new Commissioner, NASCAR launches collegiate esports series | Esports Insider Digest

Welcome to the ESI Digest for Wednesday, February 16th! In today’s episode we cover: Jackie Felling being appointed the LCS’ new Commissioner, NASCAR launching the eNASCAR College iRacing Series with NACE Starleague, ONE Esports securing a major partnership with HSBC, Kairos Group acquiring gaming and esports organisation Horizon Union, plus more! Hosted by Tom Daniels (@TheTomDaniels)
Feb 16, 202206:35
Brandon Snow reportedly departs Activision Blizzard, Free Fire banned in India? | Esports Insider Digest

Brandon Snow reportedly departs Activision Blizzard, Free Fire banned in India? | Esports Insider Digest

Welcome to the ESI Digest for Monday, February 14th. In today’s episode we cover Brandon Snow reportedly departing Activision Blizzard, India seemingly banning mobile esports title Free Fire, League of Legends’ LLA partnering with brewing company AB InBev. Hosted by Tom Daniels (@TheTomDaniels)
Feb 14, 202205:42
Misfits partners with SPORTFIVE, Astralis acquires PIXEL.TV | Esports Insider Digest

Misfits partners with SPORTFIVE, Astralis acquires PIXEL.TV | Esports Insider Digest

Welcome to the ESI Digest for Wednesday, February 9th! In today’s episode we cover Misfits Gaming Group partnering with Sportfive, Astralis acquiring a majority stake in PIXEL.TV, Evil Geniuses' appointment of Leonard Edwards as VP and Head of Global Partnerships, the 2022 Pokemon Unite Championship Series, plus more! Hosted by Tom Daniels (@TheTomDaniels)
Feb 11, 202206:13
FaZe Clan partners with the NFL, 2022 Commonwealth Games hosts esports event | Esports Insider Digest

FaZe Clan partners with the NFL, 2022 Commonwealth Games hosts esports event | Esports Insider Digest

Welcome to the ESI Digest for Wednesday, February 9th! In today’s episode we cover: FaZe Clan collaborating with the NFL ahead of the Super Bowl, the 2022 Commonwealth Games hosting a pilot esports championship, BLAST entering FIFA esports to produce the 2021/22 ePremier League, Immortals securing a cryptocurrency deal with Bitstamp, plus more! Hosted by Tom Daniels (@TheTomDaniels)
Feb 09, 202206:04
ESL Australia secures major deal, MSM merges with RTE | Esports Insider Digest

ESL Australia secures major deal, MSM merges with RTE | Esports Insider Digest

Welcome to the ESI Digest for Monday, February 7th! In today’s episode we cover: In today’s ESI Digest, we cover ESL Australia securing a major deal with Circles.Life, Swift Media Entertainment bolstering its operations with multiple personnel appointments, MSM merging with Galaxy Racer’s sister company RTE and more! Presented by Tom Daniels (@TheTomDaniels)
Feb 07, 202205:38
REWE joins SK Gaming ownership group, Dignitas sign NFL player Boston Scott | Esports Insider Digest

REWE joins SK Gaming ownership group, Dignitas sign NFL player Boston Scott | Esports Insider Digest

Welcome to the ESI Digest for Friday, February 4th! In today’s episode we cover: REWE Group joining SK Gaming’s ownership group, Cloud9 securing a multi-year deal cryptocurrency company Blockchain.com, PGL renews partnership with agency IMG, Dignitas signing NFL player Boston Scott to its Rocket League team, and more!
Feb 04, 202206:60
Connor Ball named LDN UTD Co-owner, PGL Major heads to Belgium | Esports Insider Digest

Connor Ball named LDN UTD Co-owner, PGL Major heads to Belgium | Esports Insider Digest

Welcome to the ESI Digest for Wednesday, February 2nd! In today’s episode we cover: LDN UTD naming the Vamps’ Connor Ball as its Co-owner, PGL hosting the first CS:GO Major of 2022 in Belgium, Midnite securing $16m in funding, EXCEL Esports’ Co-Founder Kieran Holmes-Darby joining Formula E, and more! Hosted by Tom Daniels (@TheTomDaniels).
Feb 02, 202206:31
Guild Esports' 2021 financial reports, Splitgate's 2022 esports announcement | Esports Insider Digest

Guild Esports' 2021 financial reports, Splitgate's 2022 esports announcement | Esports Insider Digest

Welcome to the ESI Digest for Monday, January 31st! In today’s episode we cover: Guild Esports’ 2021 Financial Results, Talon Esports renewed partnership with KFC, Splitgate's 2022 Pro Series and Challengers Series announcement and more!
Jan 31, 202205:07
 Nielsen and Fnatic publish esports whitepaper, more organisations secure crypto deals | Esports Insider Digest

Nielsen and Fnatic publish esports whitepaper, more organisations secure crypto deals | Esports Insider Digest

Welcome to the ESI Digest for Friday, January 28th! In today’s episode we cover: Nielsen and Fnatic publishing ‘The Return on Investment of Esports’ whitepaper, Gen.G and Team Spirit securing cryptocurrency partnerships, CSMG officially launches its collegiate esports brand ESPORTSU, Complexity signs an NFT partnership with ARterra and more!
Jan 28, 202206:56
The Industry Pilot: Interview with Twitter Gaming's Zach Mazzotta — A new podcast by Esports Insider

The Industry Pilot: Interview with Twitter Gaming's Zach Mazzotta — A new podcast by Esports Insider

Welcome to the pilot episode of The Industry, a new podcast by Esports Insider! The team is still working out the finer details and getting all the pieces put in place, but we wanted share this interview since its contents are timely.  In this episode, Kerry interviews Twitter Gaming Partnerships Manager, Zach Mazzotta, about Twitter's role in esports discussions, Twitter Gaming's 2021 Year in Review report, and tools the platform has in the works for its creators. Watch the video interview on Youtube - don't forget to like and subscribe!
Jan 27, 202250:05
ESL and FACEIT merge through $1.5bn acquisition, Morgan Sports Law launches esports agency | Esports Insider Digest

ESL and FACEIT merge through $1.5bn acquisition, Morgan Sports Law launches esports agency | Esports Insider Digest

Welcome to the ESI Digest for Wednesday, January 26th! In today’s episode we cover: A rundown of ESL and FACEIT’s $1.5bn merger and acquisition, Morgan Sports Law launching a talent management esports agency called DotX Talent, Astralis extending its partnership with matchmaking platform Esportal, Version1 signing a multi-year deal with esports platform eFuse, Plus much more! Links to stories: ESL Gaming and FACEIT: https://esportsinsider.com/2022/01/esl-faceit-group-bought-saudi-1-5bn/ DotX Talent: https://esportsinsider.com/2022/01/morgan-sports-law-dotx-talent/ Astralis partnership: https://esportsinsider.com/2022/01/astralis-extension-esportal-csgo/ Version1 and eFuse: https://esportsinsider.com/2022/01/version1-efuse-partnership-2022/
Jan 26, 202207:45
Team Liquid acquires Limit Guild, Singularity relaunches esports academy | Esports Insider Digest

Team Liquid acquires Limit Guild, Singularity relaunches esports academy | Esports Insider Digest

Welcome to the ESI Digest for Monday, January 24th! In today’s episode we cover:  Team Singularity relaunching its academy project Team Liquid acquiring Limit Guild BLAST Premier renewing its partnership with cryptocurrency platform Coinbase Plus much more! Links to stories: Team Singularity - https://esportsinsider.com/2022/01/team-singularity-academy-relaunch/ Team Liquid - https://esportsinsider.com/2022/01/team-liquid-limit-guild-liquid-mmo/ EEG/ New Jersey - https://esportsinsider.com/2022/01/esports-entertainment-group-granted-new-jersey-betting-license/ Tencent Games - https://esportsinsider.com/2022/01/daniel-sanders-tencent/
Jan 24, 202205:51
Special end-of-year episode: The 6 BIGGEST esports stories of the year! | ESI Digest #74

Special end-of-year episode: The 6 BIGGEST esports stories of the year! | ESI Digest #74

On the final ESI Digest of the year, we cover the six biggest esports stories of 2021 as selected by ESI Editorial Staff. Host Tom Daniels is joined by ESI Head of Multimedia Content Kerry Waananen and Trending News Writer & Features Editor Jake Nordland. Happy holidays everyone and see you in 2022! Read these stories and more at EsportsInsider.com.
Dec 24, 202154:18
Oxygen acquires CoD league slot, Gen.G appoints Arnold Hur CEO | ESI Digest #73

Oxygen acquires CoD league slot, Gen.G appoints Arnold Hur CEO | ESI Digest #73

On this week’s ESI Digest, we cover; Oxygen Esports acquiring a CoD League slot, Riot Games' VALORANT esports announcements, Gen.G's new CEO, Quadrant's entrance into Halo esports, and MOONTON x ONE Esports's Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Women’s Invitational announcement. Read these stories and more at EsportsInsider.com.
Dec 17, 202110:10
FaZe strikes NFT and crypto partnership, ESL and DreamHack team up with RLCS | ESI Digest #72

FaZe strikes NFT and crypto partnership, ESL and DreamHack team up with RLCS | ESI Digest #72

On this week’s ESI Digest, we cover; FaZe Clan's cryptocurrency and NFT partner, ESL and DreamHack named RLCS esports partner, Immortals secures crypto partnership, Team Pacquiao GG esports & gaming brand's launch, and Global Esports Games' partners for inaugural event. Read these stories and more at EsportsInsider.com.
Dec 10, 202109:20
100 Thieves raises $60m, S1mple becomes playable in RAID: Shadow Legends | ESI Digest #71

100 Thieves raises $60m, S1mple becomes playable in RAID: Shadow Legends | ESI Digest #71

On this week’s ESI Digest, we cover; 100 Thieves securing $60m funding round, NAVI’s S1mple's likeness becoming integrated into RAID: Shadow Legends, Former NFL player Kenny Vaccaro co-founds a new esports org,  David de Gea also launching an organisation, and VALORANT Champions Tour expanding their Aim Lab partnership. Read these stories and more at EsportsInsider.com.
Dec 03, 202109:17
North Carolina launches $5m esports fund, Weibo enters the LPL | ESI Digest #70

North Carolina launches $5m esports fund, Weibo enters the LPL | ESI Digest #70

On this week’s ESI Digest, we cover North Carolina’s $5m Esports Industry Grant Fund, Enthusiast Gaming acquiring U.GG, BLAST Rising’s LATAM expansion, Weibo joining the LPL, plus Talon’s $5m funding round. Read these stories and more at EsportsInsider.com.
Nov 26, 202109:29
Dubit launches metaverse esports league, Riot Games promotes John Needham | ESI Digest #69

Dubit launches metaverse esports league, Riot Games promotes John Needham | ESI Digest #69

On this week’s ESI Digest, in partnership with Mbuzz Esports and BK ROG, we cover; Dubit's massive raise to launch the first metaverse esports league, ESL's rights agreement with Huya, Riot Games's newly appointed President of Esports, FaZe Clan's betting platform partnership, Nintendo's Super Smash Bros esports partnership. Read these stories and more at EsportsInsider.com.
Nov 19, 202109:39
Barcelona confirms League of Legends entry, OpTic and Envy announce merger | ESI Digest #68

Barcelona confirms League of Legends entry, OpTic and Envy announce merger | ESI Digest #68

On this week’s ESI Digest, in partnership with Mbuzz Esports and BK ROG, we cover; FC Barcelona entering League of Legends, OpTic Gaming and Envy Gaming announcing a merger, OverActive Media trading on the OTCQB Venture Market, Team Liquid and Coinbase's partnership, and Jackson Dahl departing 100 Thieves. Read these stories and more at EsportsInsider.com.
Nov 12, 202108:55
BMW strikes Rocket League deal, Immortals moves to the Great Lakes | ESI Digest #67

BMW strikes Rocket League deal, Immortals moves to the Great Lakes | ESI Digest #67

On this week’s ESI Digest, in partnership with Mbuzz Esports and BK ROG, we cover; BMW's Rocket League partnership, Immortals relocating to the Great Lakes, Tomas Lyckedal and Nicklas Andersson joining Black Molly Entertainment, Freaks 4U Gaming collaborating with Diversity in Esports, plus Riot Games extending its Bayes Esports deal. Read these stories and more at EsportsInsider.com.
Nov 05, 202109:08
Pokimane co-founds RTS, ESL launches NFT platform | ESI Digest #66

Pokimane co-founds RTS, ESL launches NFT platform | ESI Digest #66

On this week’s ESI Digest, in partnership with Mbuzz Esports and BK ROG, we cover; Pokimane co-founding RTS, ESL's partnership with Immutable X, Team Vitality's Duy Nguyen appointment, BLAST Premier's latest partners and FaZe Clan entering NASDAQ, Read these stories and more at EsportsInsider.com.
Oct 29, 202109:24
BIG, Furia, Heroic added to ESL Pro League, NiP secures crypto deal | ESI Digest #65

BIG, Furia, Heroic added to ESL Pro League, NiP secures crypto deal | ESI Digest #65

On this week’s ESI Digest we cover; Furia, BIG and Heroic being announced as the latest ESL Pro League member teams, Ninjas in Pyjamas launching Shinobi Sports and partnering with Zilliqa, Riot Games unveiling its 2021 World Championship rings, Fnatic hiring an Esports Operations Lead, plus SPORT1 extending its RLCS broadcast deal. Read these stories and more at EsportsInsider.com.
Oct 22, 202109:52
100 Thieves takes the Higround, FACEIT gets Gucci | ESI Digest #64

100 Thieves takes the Higround, FACEIT gets Gucci | ESI Digest #64

In this week's ESI Digest we cover, 100 Thieves's acquisition of Higround, FACEIT partnering with Gucci, Endpoint CeX launching a fan token, Team Liquid's Hercules Tires partnership, plus Wisdom Gaming launching an esports broadcast studio at Mall of America. Read these stories and more at EsportsInsider.com.
Oct 15, 202108:41
Riot Games announces huge promotion, Rivalry goes public | ESI Digest #63

Riot Games announces huge promotion, Rivalry goes public | ESI Digest #63

On this week's ESI Digest, we cover Naz Aletaha's major Riot Games promotion, Rivalry entering the TSX Venture Exchange, Galaxy Racer expanding into Pakistan, Immortals's Nitto Tire partnership, plus GN Store Nord's DKK 8bn acquisition of SteelSeries. Read these stories and more at EsportsInsider.com.
Oct 08, 202109:14
Norwich City launches esports team, Immortals restructure backroom staff | ESI Digest #62

Norwich City launches esports team, Immortals restructure backroom staff | ESI Digest #62

On this week's ESI Digest we cover, Norwich City launching 1J Esports, Immortals Gaming Club promoting multiple staff, FIFA 22's esports programme, Guild Esports partnering with Finn Harps FC, plus the Thai government recognising esports as an official sport.
Oct 01, 202108:60
ESI London returns, Misfits raises $35m, Fnatic gets jersey sponsor | ESI Digest #61

ESI London returns, Misfits raises $35m, Fnatic gets jersey sponsor | ESI Digest #61

Esports Insider's flagship event, ESI London returns! Join us November 8-9th at BOXPARK Wembley for two days of the ultimate esports industry showcase!  Head over to ESI London website to find out more about the event and secure your early bird ticket.  On this week's ESI Digest we cover: Misfits Gaming Group's $35m investment, Fnatic's ASOS partnership, Team Nigma merging with Galaxy Racer, TimTheTatman joining Complexity Gaming, and We Are Nations' x The International 10 collaboration. Read these stories and more at EsportsInsider.com.
Sep 24, 202109:17
Fnatic partners with Crypto.com, RLCS returns, plus massive esports investments | ESI Digest #60

Fnatic partners with Crypto.com, RLCS returns, plus massive esports investments | ESI Digest #60

On this week's ESI Digest we cover, RLCS's return with new format, prize pool and regions; GGPredict raising $1m for US and Scandinavian expansion; Mineski Global raising $10.6m in Series A funding round; Fnatic unveiling a £11m partnership with Crypto.com; and Mobile Premier League being valued at $2.3bn after funding round. Read these stories and more at EsportsInsider.com.
Sep 17, 202109:51
Team Liquid appoints president, FaZe partners with DC Comics | ESI Digest #59

Team Liquid appoints president, FaZe partners with DC Comics | ESI Digest #59

On this week's ESI Digest we cover, Team Liquid's appointment of Claire Hungate, FaZe Clan's DC Comic collaboration, the 2022 Asian Games esports titles, WePlay Esports's Rocket League tournament, and Riot Games confirming Worlds 2021 in Iceland. Read these stories and more at EsportsInsider.com
Sep 10, 202109:40
Mikael Westerling & Sujoy Roy on esports betting bolstered by data | ESI Focus: Data in Esports #3

Mikael Westerling & Sujoy Roy on esports betting bolstered by data | ESI Focus: Data in Esports #3

As esports betting continues to grow, the need to acquire data efficiency has become crucial. The data collection that powers esports and traditional sports bookmakers are vastly different, but we have been seeing a growing trend of traditional sports bookmakers offering esports wagering options to their services. On this week’s episode, we are joined by GRID Esports' VP of Business Development, Mikael Westerling, and Midnite's Marketing Director, Sujoy Roy, to discuss discuss why esports data is important to bookmakers, both traditional and esports-specific. Moreover, the discussion also goes in-depth about how betting companies utilise esports data and how the process differs from traditional sports. This is the third episode in ESI Focus’s series on Data in Esports, presented by GRID Esports, hosted by Esports Insider Sub-Editor, Tom Daniels.
Sep 07, 202143:08
Piqué and Ibai acquire Superliga spot, FaZe Clan and OpTic announce collaboration | ESI Digest #58

Piqué and Ibai acquire Superliga spot, FaZe Clan and OpTic announce collaboration | ESI Digest #58

On this week’s ESI Digest we cover, Astralis selling its Superliga spot, FaZe Clan and OpTic's merchandise collaboration, Jesse Lingard launching JLINGZ esports, the LPL’s partnership with DesignStudio, plus Arena of Valor’s esports ecosystem expansion.
Sep 03, 202109:30
LoL World Championships moves to Europe, Bybit secures esports partners | ESI Digest #57

LoL World Championships moves to Europe, Bybit secures esports partners | ESI Digest #57

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 is available on all major podcast platforms and is also available in written form on Esports Insider's website. On this week’s ESI Digest we cover: the 2021 League of Legends World Championships being relocated to Europe; Virtus.Pro, Astralis and Alliance partnering with cryptocurrency platform Bybit, ESIC issuing a 2-year ban to former HEROIC coach Nicolai ‘HUNDEN’ Petersen, Wild Rift’s Origin Series Championship being held in Stockholm, plus Kambi Group’s acquisition of esports data firm Abios for up to £22m.
Aug 27, 202109:46
Samson Oh on why data is integral to fan engagement | ESI Focus: Data in Esports #2

Samson Oh on why data is integral to fan engagement | ESI Focus: Data in Esports #2

Fan engagement has become a central topic in esports over the last 12-24 months as organisations and publishers look to connect with their fan bases on a deeper level. However, to provide meaningful fan engagement experiences, accurate and useful data is crucial. On this week’s episode, we are joined by Gosu Gamers' CEO, Samson Oh, to discuss how esports data can be utilised to get the most out of fan and audience engagement opportunities, whether that be by enhancing current products and services, creating new ones, providing additional context and building stories, or indeed creating platforms centred around data.king the data and much more. This episode looks to provide a brief lesson on an integral part of the industry. This is the second episode in ESI Focus’s series on Data in Esports, presented by GRID Esports, hosted by Esports Insider Sub-editor, Tom Daniels.
Aug 24, 202135:55
Roc Nation Sports strikes esports deal, Mobalytics names new co-owners | ESI Digest #56

Roc Nation Sports strikes esports deal, Mobalytics names new co-owners | ESI Digest #56

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 is available on all major podcast platforms and is also available in written form on Esports Insider's website. On this week’s ESI Digest we cover, Roc Nation Sports and GameSquare’s esports partnership, Mobalytics naming LS and Nemesis as co-owners, FaZe Clan securing an investment from Cox Enterprises, T1 launching a new esports academy, and ESL Gaming’s deal with Raid: Shadow Legends developer Plarium.
Aug 20, 202109:14
Ninjas in Pyjamas joins LPL, Nerd Street Gamers collaborates with BLAST Premier, LOUD collaborated with Facebook on Content | ESI Digest #55

Ninjas in Pyjamas joins LPL, Nerd Street Gamers collaborates with BLAST Premier, LOUD collaborated with Facebook on Content | ESI Digest #55

On this weeks ESI Digest, presented by Nuvei, we cover: Ninjas in Pyjamas joining the LPL, Nerd Street Gamers's BLAST Premier collaboration, We Are Nations launching N2, LOUD partnering with Facebook, and Entain's rumoured £50m acquisition of Unikrn.
Aug 13, 202109:46
Chris King & Hans Cauwenbergh on why esports data does what sports data doesn't | ESI Focus: Data in Esports #1

Chris King & Hans Cauwenbergh on why esports data does what sports data doesn't | ESI Focus: Data in Esports #1

Data collection in traditional sports is burdened by the constraints of messy manual processes, whereas esports data collection happens natively and automatically. But when every little thing can be measured in esports, how do you parse through what in important and how can it best be organised? On this week’s episode, we are joined by GRID Esports' CTO & Co-Founder, Chris King, and Technical Lead, Hans Cauwenbergh, to discuss data is collected, the differences between sports and esports data, and the process of making the data and much more. This episode looks to provide a brief lesson on an integral part of the industry. This is the first episode in ESI Focus’s series on Data in Esports, presented by GRID Esports, hosted by Esports Insider Sub-editor, Tom Daniels.
Aug 10, 202147:08
FTX and LCS announce partnership, FaZe teams up with McDonald's | ESI Digest #54

FTX and LCS announce partnership, FaZe teams up with McDonald's | ESI Digest #54

In this week's ESI Digest we cover, FTX's partnership with the LCS, FaZe Clan's McDonald’s collaboration, Gen.G and Jay Park releasing a League of Legends team song, Ultimo.gg's partnership with Birmingham City, plus ReKTGlobal's Breakaway Music Festival partnership.
Aug 06, 202108:50
Jordan Hamburger & Patrick Mahoney on law & investment in esports | ESI Focus: Law in Esports #4

Jordan Hamburger & Patrick Mahoney on law & investment in esports | ESI Focus: Law in Esports #4

As with any developing industry, as the market matures more investors enter the space after seeing the trial and errors of first movers in the space.  As a result, investments, mergers & acquisition headlines in the industry have become common place as esports continues to find its footing and continues to disrupt traditional markets. As esports companies start-up or other companies pivot into the space, a financial boost is often needed to bring products and services to the global scale. What are some of the nuances between venture capital, crowdfunding, and stock market listings options for those seeking opportunities to give or receive? On this week’s episode, Patrick Mahoney, Co-Founder of We Are Nations, and Jordan Hamburger, Partner at Sheppard Mullin, discuss the current state of investments in esports, how the current attitudes around investments in the industry came about, what investors should understand about ROI in esports and much more. This is the fourth and final episode in ESI Focus’s series on Law in Esports, presented by Sheppard Mullin, hosted by Esports Insider's Head of Multimedia Content, Kerry Waananen.
Aug 03, 202141:37
G2 Esports appoints Dechelotte, Tribe Gaming announces new investor | ESI Digest #53

G2 Esports appoints Dechelotte, Tribe Gaming announces new investor | ESI Digest #53

In this week’s ESI Digest we cover, G2 Esports appointing Alban Dechelotte, Tribe Gaming’s latest investor, Envy Gaming sponsoring a World Chase Tag team, Semper Fortis Esports’s Top Blokes rebranding, plus ESL’s Israeli media rights deal with The Gaming Channel. This edition of the ESI Digest is in partnership with Nuevi.
Jul 30, 202108:49
McLaren unveils esports facility, Gen.G expands Puma deal | ESI Digest #52

McLaren unveils esports facility, Gen.G expands Puma deal | ESI Digest #52

In this week’s ESI Digest we cover, Gen.G's Puma expansion, McLaren’s new esports facility, LOUD signing two Olympic skateboarders, ESL’s exclusive media rights deal with G4, and Apex Legends’s esports plans for the ALGS second season.   This edition of the ESI Digest is in partnership with Omnicoach.
Jul 23, 202109:41
Daniel Schnapp, Craig Levine & Marc Brody on law & esports bookmaking | ESI Focus: Law in Esports #3

Daniel Schnapp, Craig Levine & Marc Brody on law & esports bookmaking | ESI Focus: Law in Esports #3

Traditional sports betting dates back to the Ancient Greeks and the Olympics. In Ancient Rome, the practice was formally legalised. Esports is only possible through the development of interactive technology and so it follows that bookmakers would follow the innovations. As esports has developed into a global phenomenon, what are some difficulties that esports bookmaking has needed to navigate due to location specific laws and cultural norms and what can the practice offer the growing industry? On this week’s special episode, Craig Levine, Co-CEO of ESL Gaming; Marc Brody, Vice President of Business Development at Bally's Interactive; and Daniel Schnapp, Partner at Sheppard Mullin, discuss the current state of bookmaking in esports, gambling's role in adding additional revenue streams, and how wagering can work with fantasy esports to spread awareness of the industry's potential further and much more. This is the third episode in ESI Focus’s series on Law in Esports, presented by Sheppard Mullin, hosted by Esports Insider's Head of Multimedia Content, Kerry Waananen.
Jul 20, 202159:37
OverActive Media begins trading on TSXV, Carleton Curtis departs Guild| ESI Digest #51

OverActive Media begins trading on TSXV, Carleton Curtis departs Guild| ESI Digest #51

On this week's ESI Digest, we cover OverActive Media trading to the TSX Venture Exchange, Carleton Curtis' departure from Guild Esports, Evil Geniuses launching Factor.gg, MPL Brazil's invited teams, plus GameSquare Esports's Cut+Sew and Zoned acquisition. This edition of the ESI Digest is in partnership with Omnicoach.
Jul 16, 202109:28
Sidney Fohrman & Toa Dunn on law, music & esports converging | ESI Focus: Law in Esports #2

Sidney Fohrman & Toa Dunn on law, music & esports converging | ESI Focus: Law in Esports #2

Music has been synonymous with culture since the very beginning and as esports and gaming have emerged as a cultural medium in its own right — novel ways of interacting with music have risen as well. But what are some of the legal difficulties associated with music in this new medium and what should be taken into consideration for projects of all size incorporating music? On this week’s episode, Toa Dunn, Head of Riot Games Music — Riot's newly launched music brand — and Sidney Fohrman, Partner at Sheppard Mullin, discuss aspects of how Riot Games Music was launched, incorporating music in the space and what aspects are involved in making sure everything is handled correctly in the cross-over industries.  This is the second episode in ESI Focus’s series on Law in Esports, presented by Sheppard Mullin, hosted by Esports Insider's Head of Multimedia Content, Kerry Waananen.
Jul 13, 202145:12
Dota 2 The International relocated to Romania, UK orgs launch esports commission | ESI Digest #50

Dota 2 The International relocated to Romania, UK orgs launch esports commission | ESI Digest #50

On this week's ESI Digest, in partnership with Omnicoach, we cover Dota 2’s The International being relocated, EXCEL, Endpoint, Fnatic, and more launching a UK esports committee, ESL Gaming's Coinbase partnership, Tomas Lyckedal 's DreamHack departure, Nerd Street, NACE, CSL Esports and Mainline launching a collegiate league, plus Greg Kim joining CLG. ►Site: https://esportsinsider.com/ ►Twitter: https://twitter.com/esportsinsider ►Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/esportsinsider/ ►Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/esportsinsider/ ►LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/esportsinsider
Jul 09, 202109:55
Brian Anderson & Michelle Tierney on law & sponsorships in esports | ESI Focus: Law in Esports #1

Brian Anderson & Michelle Tierney on law & sponsorships in esports | ESI Focus: Law in Esports #1

The esports industry would not be where it is today without support from sponsorships and partnerships with brands, both inside and outside of the space. With sponsorship deals regularly making headlines, just what goes into securing these deals and ensuring all parties are legally protected? On this week’s episode, Michelle Tierney, Director of Commercial Partnerships of Guild Esports and Brian Anderson, Partner at Sheppard Mullin, discuss the legal intricacies behind esports sponsorships, detailing comparisons from their experiences in traditional sports and other media industries. This is the first episode in ESI Focus’s series on Law in Esports, presented by Sheppard Mullin, hosted by Esports Insider's Head of Multimedia Content, Kerry Waananen.
Jul 08, 202143:30
GameSquare acquires Complexity, Team BDS purchases Schalke 04 LEC spot | ESI Digest #49

GameSquare acquires Complexity, Team BDS purchases Schalke 04 LEC spot | ESI Digest #49

In this week's ESI Digest, presented by OmniCoach, we cover: GameSquare Esports's Complexity Gaming acquisition, Team BDS purchasing Schalke 04's LEC spot, Guild Esports's financial report, MPL Brazil's launch, Williams Racing partnering with Resolve.
Jul 02, 202109:60
Lori Burgess on esports membership programmes | ESI Focus: Fan Engagement #4

Lori Burgess on esports membership programmes | ESI Focus: Fan Engagement #4

As organisations look to increase revenue opportunities whilst also rewarding fans, there has been a huge development in fan engagement platforms and membership programmes. These can range from third-party platforms such as to org-specific projects. But how are these methods beneficial to fans and organisations and should every organisation utilise these projects in the near future? On this week's episode, I'm joined by Lori Burgess, Chief Operating Officer of Beasley Esports, to discuss membership programmes for teams and their fanbases to engage and connect with one another. This is the fourth and final episode in ESI Focus’s series on Fan Engagement, presented by REELY.AI, hosted by Esports Insider Sub-editor, Tom Daniels.
Jun 29, 202145:14
G2 Esports partners with Ralph Lauren, Belong confirms Houston as first US venue | ESI Digest #48

G2 Esports partners with Ralph Lauren, Belong confirms Houston as first US venue | ESI Digest #48

On this week’s ESI Digest , presented by GRID Esports, we cover: G2 Esports partnering with fashion brand Ralph Lauren, BLAST unveils expansion into Apex Legends esports, Belong confirming Houston as first US venue, Fnatic unveiling global partnership with Kaspersky, Dignitas announcing NYX Professional Makeup partnership, and GamerzClass closing $2.5m seed round.
Jun 25, 202109:24
Panini launches esports sticker album, Team Liquid partners with Verizon | ESI Digest #47

Panini launches esports sticker album, Team Liquid partners with Verizon | ESI Digest #47

On this week’s ESI Digest we cover Panini’s LVP partnership, Team Liquid’s multi-year Verizon deal, Riot Games announcing its World Championship host cities, Aim Lab's collaboration with Rainbow Six Siege Esports, plus Gen.G announces several backroom staff changes. This episode is in partnership with GRID Esports.
Jun 18, 202109:42
Betway partners with G2, BLAST reveals Fortnite collaboration | ESI DIGEST #46

Betway partners with G2, BLAST reveals Fortnite collaboration | ESI DIGEST #46

On this week’s ESI Digest we cover, Betway’s partnership with G2 Esports, BLAST producing the FNCS All-Star Showdown, LCO’s naming rights deal with DoorDash,  Glen Calvert’s Fnatic departure, and Power League Gaming’s new facility. This edition of the ESI Digest is in partnership with GRID Esports.
Jun 11, 202109:40
Dignitas's LCS naming rights deal, Riot Games announces VALORANT Mobile | ESI DIGEST #45

Dignitas's LCS naming rights deal, Riot Games announces VALORANT Mobile | ESI DIGEST #45

On this week's ESI Digest, we cover Dignitas's LCS naming rights deal, Mason Mount joining Combat Gaming as an ambassador, Riot Games announcing VALORANT Mobile, Team Liquid and Alienware launching 'Good in Gaming', and VSPN's 'multi-million' funding round. This edition of the ESI Digest is in partnership with GRID Esports.
Jun 04, 202109:24
Philip Hübner on fan engagement tools | ESI Focus: Fan Engagement #3

Philip Hübner on fan engagement tools | ESI Focus: Fan Engagement #3

Broadcasts are not simple entertainment portals in esports, more and more of them are offering their viewers ways to interact with what's happening on the screen. With all the buzz around 'fan engagement' what are some tools that available to understand what 'engagement' is and how do to use the for the esports audience?  On this week's episode, I'm joined by Philip Hübner, Chief Business Development Officer of Challengermode, to discuss tools to allow the audience to engage with content, to promote long-term fandoms, and measure results. This is the third episode in ESI Focus’s series on Fan Engagement, presented by REELY.AI, hosted by Esports Insider Sub-editor, Tom Daniels.
Jun 01, 202150:55
Fnatic raises $17m, FlyQuest unveils rebranding | ESI DIGEST #44

Fnatic raises $17m, FlyQuest unveils rebranding | ESI DIGEST #44

On this week’s ESI Digest, we cover Fnatic’s $17m funding round, the LCS Players Association’s new leadership team, FlyQuest’s rebranding, Betway partnering with FURIA, and Harry Maguire joining Semper Fortis Esports. This edition of the ESI Digest is in partnership with REELY.
May 28, 202109:52
Daniel Evans & Maria Consuelo Gonima on optimising content creation with REELY.AI | ESI Focus: Fan Engagement #2

Daniel Evans & Maria Consuelo Gonima on optimising content creation with REELY.AI | ESI Focus: Fan Engagement #2

Content is integral to creating fanbases for a multitude of reasons. Creating content can increase familiarity with players whilst also boosting an athletes brand which in turn benefits both the individual and an esports organisation. As such, learning to optimise content creation is crucial as it allows players and orgs to focus on other aspects and improving over quality. On this week's ESI Focus, we chat with REELY.AI's Daniel Evans, President & CEO, and Maria Consuelo Gonima, COO, to discuss content creation, the platform's product, and how to optimise videos. This is the second episode in ESI Focus’s series on Fan Engagement, presented by REELY.AI, hosted by Esports Insider Sub-editor, Tom Daniels.
May 25, 202149:25
Dominic Calvert-Lewin as Semper Fortis Brand Ambassador, Alfred Chak joins Esports Engine as COO | ESI Digest #43

Dominic Calvert-Lewin as Semper Fortis Brand Ambassador, Alfred Chak joins Esports Engine as COO | ESI Digest #43

On this week’s ESI Digest, we cover Semper Fortis appointing Dominic Calvert-Lewin as Brand Ambassador, Alfred Chak joining Esports Engine as Chief Operations Officer, LOUD & PIET’s joint esports fashion venture, Guild Esports launching the Guild Academy, Misfits Gaming Group announcing The Misfits Agency. This edition of the ESI Digest is in partnership with REELY.
May 21, 202107:52
Rob Borm on converting fans into customers | ESI Focus: Fan Engagement #1

Rob Borm on converting fans into customers | ESI Focus: Fan Engagement #1

Establishing a fanbase is crucial in esports. However, how do you turn fans into customers and how important of a role does fan engagement play in this transition?   On this week's episode, I'm joined by Rob Borm, Aquatik Esports' Vice President of Strategic Partnerships, to discuss this crucial fan conversion.  This is the first episode in ESI Focus’s series on Fan Engagement, presented by REELY.AI, hosted by Esports Insider Sub-editor, Tom Daniels.
May 18, 202139:45
NRG Asia acquires GAM Esports, London Royal Ravens partners with Midnite | ESI Digest #42

NRG Asia acquires GAM Esports, London Royal Ravens partners with Midnite | ESI Digest #42

On this week's ESI Digest, we cover CMG.ASIA and NRG Esports launching NRG Asia, London Royal Ravens' Midnite partnership, Enthusiast Gaming acquiring Tabwire, the Global Esports Games unveiling its first host cities, plus FaZe Clan's Kai Henry appointment. This edition of the ESI Digest is in partnership with REELY.
May 14, 202109:54
Riot Games unveils esports plans, Fnatic appoints Julien Dupont | ESI Digest #41

Riot Games unveils esports plans, Fnatic appoints Julien Dupont | ESI Digest #41

In this week's ESI Diges we cover, Riot Games' VALORANT, Wild Rift, and Teamfight Tactics esports plans, Julien Dupont joining Fnatic, Beastcoast's $2.5m pre-seed investment, OverActive Media's Red Bull partnership, Vodafone Giants' Nesquik deal.\ ►Site: https://esportsinsider.com/ ►Twitter: https://twitter.com/esportsinsider ►Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/esportsinsider/ ►Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/esportsinsider/ ►LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/esportsinsider
May 07, 202109:59
Huya secures Chinese League of Legends deal, ECI launches | ESI Digest #40

Huya secures Chinese League of Legends deal, ECI launches | ESI Digest #40

In this week's ESI Digest, we cover Huya’s monumental Chinese League of Legends broadcast deal, Esports Certification Institute's launch and backlash, ESL renewing its long-term Intel partnership, Semper Fortis Esports raising £2.55m, NRG Esports' partnership with The General. This edition of the ESI Digest is in partnership with REELY.
Apr 30, 202111:36
IOC launches Olympic Virtual Series, ePremier League expands to China| ESI Digest #39

IOC launches Olympic Virtual Series, ePremier League expands to China| ESI Digest #39

On this week’s ESI Digest we cover, Olympic Virtual Series' launch, ePremier League's expansion into China, Rocket League's Lamborghini partnership, ORDER's $5.3m investment, and EA announcing Apex Legends Mobile.
Apr 23, 202110:40
Ole Gunnar Solskjær joins ULTI Agency, OverActive Media raises $40m | ESI Digest #38

Ole Gunnar Solskjær joins ULTI Agency, OverActive Media raises $40m | ESI Digest #38

On this week’s ESI Digest we cover, Ole Gunnar Solskjær and Jim Solbakken becoming owners of ULTI Agency, OverActive Media's $40m investment, Enthusiast Gaming looking to list shares on NASDAQ, Epic Games raising $1bn, and the University of Kentucky (UK) joining forces with Gen.G to launch an international esports exchange programme in South Korea.
Apr 16, 202110:50
CouRage and Valkyrae become 100 Thieves co-owners, BMW announces esports manga | ESI Digest #37

CouRage and Valkyrae become 100 Thieves co-owners, BMW announces esports manga | ESI Digest #37

On this week’s ESI Digest we cover, Valkyrae and CouRage being announced as 100 Thieves co-owners, Astralis Group looking to trade in the US market, BMW Esports launching a manga series, Jackson's partnership LCS and PENTAKILL, GRID's $10m investment.
Apr 09, 202111:34
Alban Dechelotte departs Riot, BLAST Premier partners with Coinbase | ESI Digest #36

Alban Dechelotte departs Riot, BLAST Premier partners with Coinbase | ESI Digest #36

On this week’s ESI Digest we cover, Alban Dechelotte’s Riot Games departure, Fnatic’s partnership with PCSpecialist, Coinbase’s deal with BLAST Premier, Animoca Brands investing in Veloce, plus PSG Esports’s Betway extension. ►Site: https://esportsinsider.com/​ ►Twitter: https://twitter.com/esportsinsider ​►Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/esportsinsider/ ​►Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/esportsinsi...​ ►LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/espo...
Apr 02, 202110:35
Guild secures Subway deal, ByteDance reportedly acquires Moonton | ESI Digest #35

Guild secures Subway deal, ByteDance reportedly acquires Moonton | ESI Digest #35

On this week’s ESI Digest we cover, Guild Esports’ Subway partnership, ByteDance reportedly purchasing Moonton, ESL launching its mobile ecosystem, Team Endpoint’s CeX extension, and Southeast Asian Games’ esports announcement.   This edition of the ESI Digest is in partnership with payments solution firm AstroPay.   ►Site: https://esportsinsider.com/ ►Twitter: https://twitter.com/esportsinsider ►Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/esportsinsider/ ►Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/esportsinsider/ ►LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/esportsinsider
Mar 26, 202111:60
WWF partners with NiP, esports-focused music label OFFMETA launches | ESI Digest

WWF partners with NiP, esports-focused music label OFFMETA launches | ESI Digest

On this week’s ESI Digest we cover, esports-focused music label OFFMETA's launch, WWF and Ninjas in Pyjamas' partnership, Enthusiast Gaming's Icy Veins acquisition, Kevin Durant's investment in Andbox, plus Wild Rift entering the ESL Premiership. This edition of the ESI Digest is in partnership with payments solution firm AstroPay.
Mar 19, 202111:14
Envy Gaming raises $40m, Team Vitality appoints Co-CEO

Envy Gaming raises $40m, Team Vitality appoints Co-CEO

On this week’s ESI Digest we cover, Envy Gaming’s $40m investment round, Team Vitality appointing Guillaume de Monplanet as CO-CEO, Washington Justice’s new training facility, NODWIN Gaming’s £16m KRAFTON investment, and Nerd Street Gamers expanding its Riot Games partnership. Hosted and produced by Tom Daniels (@TheTomDaniels). ►Site: https://esportsinsider.com/ ►Twitter: https://twitter.com/esportsinsider ►Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/esportsinsider/ ►Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/esportsinsider/ ►LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/esportsinsider
Mar 12, 202111:17
Oakley partners with Scump, Valdes-Scantling launches esports team

Oakley partners with Scump, Valdes-Scantling launches esports team

On this week’s ESI Digest we cover, Oakley’s partnership with Scump, Tribe Gaming’s deal with Razer, Marquez Valdes-Scantling and Subnation Media’s new esports team, Riot Games’ MSI announcement, and WFH League Season 3. ►Site: https://esportsinsider.com/ ►Twitter: https://twitter.com/esportsinsider ►Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/esportsinsider/ ►Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/esportsinsider/ ►LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/esportsinsider
Mar 05, 202109:52
Schalke 04 possibly selling LEC spot, OverActive Media unveils esports venue plans

Schalke 04 possibly selling LEC spot, OverActive Media unveils esports venue plans

On this week’s ESI Digest we cover, Schalke 04 potentially selling its LEC spot, OverActive Media announcing plans to build a new esports venue, Garena Free Fire’s 2021 esports ‘roadmap’, Riot Games launching its VCT Game Changers programme, plus Twitch Rivals' collaboration with Dunkin’.   ►Site: https://esportsinsider.com/ ►Twitter: https://twitter.com/esportsinsider ►Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/esportsinsider/ ►Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/esportsinsider/ ►LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/esportsinsider
Feb 26, 202112:35
Riot Games unveils VCT broadcast deals, Team Liquid partners with Bud Light

Riot Games unveils VCT broadcast deals, Team Liquid partners with Bud Light

This week on ESI Digest we cover, Riot Games’ broadcast deals for the VALORANT Champions Tour, Team Liquid’s partnership with Bud Light, BBC broadcasting FIFA 21’s Global Series European Regional Qualifiers, FaZe Clan hiring a new CFO, and Dire Wolves acquiring Avant Gaming. Hosted and produced by Tom Daniels (@TheTomDaniels) ►Site: https://esportsinsider.com/ ►Twitter: https://twitter.com/esportsinsider ►Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/esportsinsider/ ►Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/esportsinsider/ ►LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/esportsinsider
Feb 19, 202111:22
Team Liquid collaborates with Naruto, LA Thieves partners with Dollar Shave Club

Team Liquid collaborates with Naruto, LA Thieves partners with Dollar Shave Club

This week on the ESI Digest, we cover Team Liquid's Naruto collaboration, AS Monaco partnering with Gambit Esports, Los Angeles Thieves partnering with Dollar Shave Club, 3D Aim Trainer's €1m investment, plus Espo launching its esports fan engagement platform. Produced and hosted by Tom Daniels (@TheTomDaniels) ►Site: https://esportsinsider.com/ ►Twitter: https://twitter.com/esportsinsider ►Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/esportsinsider/ ►Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/esportsinsider/ ►LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/esportsinsider
Feb 12, 202109:45
LCO officially launches, Nerd Street Gamers raises $11.5m

LCO officially launches, Nerd Street Gamers raises $11.5m

This week on the ESI Digest, we cover ESL and Guinevere Captial launching the League of Legends Circuit Oceania, Nerd Street Gamers raising $11.5m in additional funding, PUBG esports’ 2021 plans, PGL announcing a Dota 2 major, plus Anzu’s $9m investment. This edition of the ESI Digest is in partnership with apparel and esportswear frim We Are Nations.   Produced and hosted by Tom Daniels (@TheTomDaniels)   ►Site: https://esportsinsider.com/ ►Twitter: https://twitter.com/esportsinsider ►Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/esportsinsider/ ►Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/esportsinsider/ ►LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/esportsinsider
Feb 05, 202112:28
Ninjas in Pyjamas rebrands, BIG becomes BLAST Premier Member Team

Ninjas in Pyjamas rebrands, BIG becomes BLAST Premier Member Team

This week on the ESI Digest, we cover Ninjas in Pyjamas’ rebranding, Team Liquid extending its partnership with Alienware, BIG being selected as the 12th BLAST Premier Member Team, ESIC announcing more partnerships with tournament organisers, plus Guild Esports’ latest financial results. Hosted and produced by Tom Daniels (@TheTomDaniels).   ►Site: https://esportsinsider.com/ ►Twitter: https://twitter.com/esportsinsider ►Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/esportsinsider/ ►Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/esportsinsider/ ►LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/esportsinsider
Jan 29, 202112:06
VSPN raises $60m, KitKat named LEC main sponsor | ESI Digest #26

VSPN raises $60m, KitKat named LEC main sponsor | ESI Digest #26

This week on the ESI Digest, we cover VSPN’s $60m funding round, KitKat’s partnership with the LEC, Nerd Street Gamers operating the first stage of the VALORANT Champions Tour, Lucozade Sport entering into esports with Hashtag United, plus Astralis’ new initiative with Universal Music Group.  Hosted and produced by Tom Daniels (@TheTomDaniels) ►Site: https://esportsinsider.com/ ►Twitter: https://twitter.com/esportsinsider ►Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/esportsinsider/ ►Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/esportsinsider/ ►LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/esportsinsider
Jan 22, 202111:23
G2 Esports reveals adidas partnership, PGL announces CS:GO Major | ESI Digest #25

G2 Esports reveals adidas partnership, PGL announces CS:GO Major | ESI Digest #25

This week on the ESI Digest, we cover G2 Esports’ deal with adidas, Ubisoft’s PayPal partnership, PGL hosting a CS:GO Major, Aerial Powers joining Team Liquid, plus 100 Thieves’ AT&T deal. Produced and hosted by Tom Daniels (The Tom Daniels)
Jan 15, 202110:41
LCK unveils rebranding, BBC announces Rocket League broadcast | ESI Digest # 24

LCK unveils rebranding, BBC announces Rocket League broadcast | ESI Digest # 24

This week on the ESI Digest, we cover the LCK's recent rebranding, Dignitas' partnership with Zytara, BBC Sport broadcasting the Rocket League Championship Series X, plus Moonton unveils its sponsors for the M2 World Championship.   Hosted and produced by Tom Daniels (@TheTomDaniels) ►Site: https://esportsinsider.com/ ►Twitter: https://twitter.com/esportsinsider ►Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/esportsinsider/ ►Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/esportsinsider/ ►LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/esportsinsider
Jan 08, 202108:20
WePlay Esports and Usyk launch WUFL, FATE unveils new facility | ESI Digest #23

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

This week on the ESI Digest, we cover WePlay Esports and Oleksandr Usyk launching WUFL, ESL hosting Wild Rift tournaments in Malaysia and Thailand, FATE Esports and Orange’s new training facility, LuckBox’s debut on the TSX Venture Exchange, plus Red Bull Racing Esports’ sim racing facility. ►Site: https://esportsinsider.com/ ►Twitter: https://twitter.com/esportsinsider ►Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/esportsinsider/ ►Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/esportsinsider/ ►LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/esportsinsider
Dec 18, 202011:26
FaZe Clan unveils academy programme, Esports One raises $4m | ESI Digest #22

FaZe Clan unveils academy programme, Esports One raises $4m | ESI Digest #22

This week on the ESI Digest, we cover Faze Clan’s new academy programme, BMW Motorsports 2021 sim racing plans, DreamHacks new visual identity, plus investment news from Esports One and Prodigy Agency.   ►Site: https://esportsinsider.com/ ►Twitter: https://twitter.com/esportsinsider ►Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/esportsinsider/ ►Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/esportsinsider/ ►LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/esportsinsider
Dec 11, 202011:59
T1 signs multi-year Red Bull deal, Microsoft acquires Smash.gg | ESI Digest #21

T1 signs multi-year Red Bull deal, Microsoft acquires Smash.gg | ESI Digest #21

This week on the ESI Digest, we cover Microsoft’s acquisition of Smash.gg, Duracell’s partnership with Ellevens Esports, T1’s multi-year Red Bull deal, Panda Global’s rebranding, plus Ninjas in Pyjamas’ collaboration with Leeds United. ►Site: https://esportsinsider.com/ ►Twitter: https://twitter.com/esportsinsider ►Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/esportsinsider/ ►Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/esportsinsider/ ►LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/esportsinsider
Dec 04, 202011:45
Riot Games announces VALORANT Champions Tour, ESE enters into K1CK Esports purchase deal

Riot Games announces VALORANT Champions Tour, ESE enters into K1CK Esports purchase deal

This week on the ESI Digest, we cover ESE Entertainment entering into asset purchase talks for K1CK Esports Club, VALORANT and PUBG Mobile revealing its 2021 esports plans, Twitch teaming up with Learn2Esport, plus Legends of Runeterra partnering with Wisdom Gaming Group. Produced and hosted by Tom Daniels (@TheTomDaniels). ►Site: https://esportsinsider.com/ ►Twitter: https://twitter.com/esportsinsider ►Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/esportsinsider/ ►Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/esportsinsider/ ►LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/esportsinsider
Nov 27, 202010:04
BLAST strikes BBC deal, Dele Alli named EXCEL ambassador | ESI DIGEST #19

BLAST strikes BBC deal, Dele Alli named EXCEL ambassador | ESI DIGEST #19

This week on the ESI Digest, we cover BLAST Premier being broadcast on BBC iPlayer, OG Esports’ FUN88 partnership, Dele Alli joining EXCEL ESPORTS as an ambassador, plus ESL teaming up with DDB Worldwide.   Hosted and produced by Tom Daniels (@TheTomDaniels)  ►Site: https://esportsinsider.com/ ►Twitter: https://twitter.com/esportsinsider ►Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/esportsinsider/ ►Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/esportsinsider/ ►LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/esportsinsider
Nov 20, 202010:26
EXCEL ESPORTS unveils rebranding, Hector Rodriguez reacquires OpTic | ESI Digest #18

EXCEL ESPORTS unveils rebranding, Hector Rodriguez reacquires OpTic | ESI Digest #18

This week on the ESI Digest, we cover EXCEL’s major brand update, Vikkstar becoming London Royal Ravens’ co-owner, Cloud9’s latest PUMA collaboration, Hector Rodriguez reacquiring OpTic Gaming, plus Envy Gaming’s membership programme.   Produced and hosted by Tom Daniels (@TheTomDaniels).   ►Site: https://esportsinsider.com/ ►Twitter: https://twitter.com/esportsinsider ►Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/esportsinsider/ ►Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/esportsinsider/ ►LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/esportsinsider
Nov 13, 202011:25
Wolves enters Rocket League, Mayor of London backs esports campaign | ESI Digest #17

Wolves enters Rocket League, Mayor of London backs esports campaign | ESI Digest #17

This week on the ESI Digest, we cover Wolves’ involvement in Rocket League, Na’Vi launching a fan token, the Mayor of London backing a LND United initiative, plus Fnatic’ signing of Not3s to its ranks. Produced and hosted by Tom Daniels (@TheTomDaniels). ►Site: https://esportsinsider.com/ ►Twitter: https://twitter.com/esportsinsider ►Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/esportsinsider/ ►Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/esportsinsider/ ►LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/esportsinsider
Nov 06, 202010:21
Cloud9 launches female VALORANT team, VSPN secures $100m funding | ESI Digest #16

Cloud9 launches female VALORANT team, VSPN secures $100m funding | ESI Digest #16

This week on ESI Digest, we cover Cloud9’s all-female VALORANT team, Casemiro launching CaseEsports, Tencent leads $100m VSPN funding round, DreamHack Sports Games’ partnership with eManager, plus YouGov’s ‘Gaming and Esports: The next generation’ report. Produced and hosted by Tom Daniels (@TheTomDaniels).  ►Site: https://esportsinsider.com/ ►Twitter: https://twitter.com/esportsinsider ►Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/esportsinsider/ ►Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/esportsinsider/ ►LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/esportsinsider
Oct 30, 202013:21
Sergio Aguero launches esports organisation, VENN raises $26m | ESI Digest #15

Sergio Aguero launches esports organisation, VENN raises $26m | ESI Digest #15

This week on ESI Digest, we cover Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero launching an esports organisation, VENN’s $26m Series A financing round, Garmin’s new esports smartwatch, Guild Esports’ mystery sponsor, and BLAST Premier’s partnership with Nubia Technology.
Oct 23, 202011:30
DreamHack Sports Games' new CEO, Deficio joins Misfits

DreamHack Sports Games' new CEO, Deficio joins Misfits

This week on ESI Digest, we cover Nerd Street Gamers' new facilities, Martin ‘Deficio’ Lynge joining Misfits Gaming, DreamHack Sports Games' new CEO, and Germany's ruling on esports athletes entering the country.
Oct 16, 202008:18
IBM enters esports, Team Vitality opens facility in Stade de France

IBM enters esports, Team Vitality opens facility in Stade de France

This week on ESI Digest, we cover Team Vitality's new facility in Stade de France, OPL's closure, G-Loot raising $56M, ReKTGlobal closing $35M, and IBM entering esports.
Oct 09, 202009:13
DreamHack and ESL merge, Nike expands esports presence

DreamHack and ESL merge, Nike expands esports presence

This week on ESI Digest, we cover Bang & Olufsen entering esports, NEO partnering with Nike, Guild's IPO, DreamHack and ESL's merger, Fnatic's multi-year deal with Hisense, and David Levy investing in Andbox.
Oct 02, 202008:38
Mercedes-Benz sponsors LoL Esports, Ukraine unveils esports strategy

Mercedes-Benz sponsors LoL Esports, Ukraine unveils esports strategy

This week on ESI Digest, we cover League of Legends Esports partnering with Mercedes-Benz, Ukraine unveiling its esports strategy, Top Dawg Entertainment founder investing in ReKTGlobal, Riot Games announcing its first self-ran VALORANT event, and Fnatic appointing a new chairman.
Sep 25, 202009:01
Astralis Group restructures brands, Bose partners with LoL Esports

Astralis Group restructures brands, Bose partners with LoL Esports

This week on ESI Digest, we cover Astralis Group folding Origen and Future FC, Bose partnership with League of Legends Esports, G2 Esports and Domino's Pizza's alliance, Team Liquid's new facility, and BLAST Premier restructuring its prize pool distribution.
Sep 18, 202008:24
Guild Esports plans IPO, Under Armour sponsors Team SMG

Guild Esports plans IPO, Under Armour sponsors Team SMG

This week on ESI Digest, we cover Guild Esports' plans for an IPO, Under Armour sponsoring Team SMG, Fnatic replacing Rivalry with Parimatch, and Jackson Wang investing in Victory Five.
Sep 11, 202007:32
ESL appoints CS:GO commissioner, PUBG Mobile banned in India

ESL appoints CS:GO commissioner, PUBG Mobile banned in India

This week on ESI Digest, we cover ESL Premiership's partnerships, MTG's leadership appointments, Redragon looking to invest in Flamengo Esports, and PUBG Mobile being banned in India.
Sep 04, 202009:20
Ben Simmons invests in FaZe Clan, League of Legends boards Spotify

Ben Simmons invests in FaZe Clan, League of Legends boards Spotify

This week on ESI Digest, we cover Ben Simmons investing in FaZe Clan, Pusha-T and Logic's ownership of Chaos, League of Legends esports boarding Spotify, the Gen.G Foundation, Challengermode's $12M round, and BITKRAFT's $165M raise.
Aug 28, 202009:17
Pittsburgh Knights' LCK play, Cisco enters League of Legends

Pittsburgh Knights' LCK play, Cisco enters League of Legends

This week on ESI Digest, we cover Cisco's move into League of Legends, Pittsburgh Knights' deal with SeolHaeOne Prince, Dignitas' selling the naming rights to its CS:GO roster, and plenty more.
Aug 21, 202008:34
NEOM aftermath, LCS makes interesting moves

NEOM aftermath, LCS makes interesting moves

This week on ESI Digest, we cover the aftermath of the NEOM controversy, LCS' sizable developments, Activision Blizzard's MLB hire, and B Site's expansion into VALORANT.
Aug 14, 202009:07
Media rights on the rise, WISE Ventures launches Version1

Media rights on the rise, WISE Ventures launches Version1

This week on ESI Digest, we cover new media rights deals for ESL and Riot Games, Gen.G Esports’ plans for regional growth, and WISE Ventures Esports’ new team brand.
Aug 07, 202008:25
Controversial deals with NEOM, Vindex acquires Belong

Controversial deals with NEOM, Vindex acquires Belong

This week on ESI Digest, we cover controversial deals with NEOM, Vindex's monumental acquisition of Belong, FaZe Clan's deal with Verizon, and Mitch Marner investing in OverActive Media.
Jul 31, 202007:31
MTG personnel changes, Herman Miller expands presence

MTG personnel changes, Herman Miller expands presence

This week on ESI Digest, we cover MTG and ESL's CEO changes, Herman Miller's latest moves, Misfits Gaming's innovative partnership with Miami Heat and Orlando Magic, and HUYA's new broadcast deal with ESL.
Jul 24, 202006:52
Executives depart FaZe Clan, Eden Park gets esports facility

Executives depart FaZe Clan, Eden Park gets esports facility

This week on ESI Digest, we cover three executives departing FaZe Clan and starting afresh, Eden Park's new esports facility, Dire Wolves' major changes, Getty Images' latest moves, and plenty more.
Jul 17, 202010:40
Welcome to ESI Digest

Welcome to ESI Digest

An introduction to ESI Digest, breaking down the weekly happenings in the esports industry and making sense of things so you don't have to.
Jun 27, 202000:55