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Astralis Group restructures brands, Bose partners with LoL Esports | ESI Digest #10

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 below. This week on ESI Digest, we cover Astralis Group folding Origen and Future FC, Bose partnership...

Betway enters one-year agreement with beastcoast

Online bookmaker Betway has reached a partnership accord with North American organisation beastcoast. The global betting brand will back the organisation’s Peruvian Dota 2 team through a one-year deal, according to a release. Betway will obtain rights to jersey branding as well as player access, allowing the bookmaker to “bring its fans closer to the...

Halo Championship Series unveils Halo 5 Pro Series

Halo Championship Series (HCS) has announced an extension of its Pro Series, introducing a competitive arm with Halo 5: Guardians. The Halo 5 Pro Series, an online competition format, will feature a total of $63,000 in cash prizes across North America, Latin America, EMEA, and Australia & New Zealand.  Image credit: HCS RELATED: DreamHack Halo...

AFK Gaming receives $200K investment from IP Ventures

Mumbai-based media company AFK Gaming has raised $200,000 (~£154,472) in a Pre-Series A round from Indian investment company Inflection Point Ventures. The investment comes following a notable period of growth for the Asia-focused esports content platform. Credit: AFK Gaming RELATED: The top Indian esports business developments in August 2020 The...

Global Esports Federation enters partnership with Arab Esports Federation

The Global Esports Federation (GEF) has announced it has entered a strategic partnership with the Arab Esports Federation (ARESF). The partnership will focus on supporting the growth of esports in the Arab region and Africa. Credit: Global Esports Federation, Arab Esports Federation RELATED: Global Esports Federation welcomes World Archery, International...

Complexity Gaming renews partnership with Twitch

North American organisation Complexity Gaming has renewed its exclusive partnership with Amazon-owned live streaming service Twitch. The extension will see the organisation and its content creators continue to stream content on the platform on a globally-exclusive basis, excluding China. Credit: BLAST RELATED: Jason Lake breaks down Complexity’s...

Collegiate StarLeague, WorldGaming Network acquired by Playfly Sports

Philadelphia sports marketing and management firm Playfly Sports has announced the acquisition of Collegiate StarLeague (CSL) and WorldGaming Network (WGN). Playfly Sports will “concentrate on enhancing the amateur esports-athlete experience and increasing opportunities for participation on high school and college campuses nationwide,” the company...

BLAST partners with blockchain company Hdac Technology

Danish tournament organiser BLAST has established a partnership with blockchain technology company Hdac Technology. The company’s BLAST Premier Counter-Strike: Global Offensive circuit will feature Hdac Technology’s branding throughout its Fall Series, Showdown, and Finals. Credit: BLAST RELATED: BLAST Premier revises prize pool distribution to greater...

Bayes Holding closes $6M funding round

Berlin-based esports data company Bayes Holding has secured $6 million (£4.64 million) in its latest funding round. Participants in the funding round included investment group Fertitta Capital and the Sony Innovation Fund. Credit: Bayes Esports RELATED: Bayes Esports and Shadow.gg develop esports data widget Jens Hilgers, Co-founder and Managing...

Manchester City scores another Nexen Tire renewal

English football club Manchester City has renewed its partnership with Nexen Tire for a third year, including its esports efforts. The new multi-year deal is expected to boost co-branding opportunities and media and marketing partnerships, with Nexen Tire’s logo remaining on the kits of the club’s esports players. Photo credit: Manchester City Esports...

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