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Riot names Ryan Crosby President of Publishing

Riot Games announced that it has promoted Ryan Crosby to President of Publishing. Crosby joined Riot in January 2021 as Head of Global Entertainment Marketing and Consumer Products. In his new role, Crosby will lead Riot’s Worldwide Publishing group of over 1,000 team members in 20+ global offices. The group is comprised of international publishing,...

CLG partners with Advocate for marketing tools

North American esports organisation CLG announced a partnership with community management platform Advocate. Per a Twitter post from CLG, Advocate with help the organisation ‘manage [its] campaigns effortlessly on Twitch and other platforms’. Image credit: CLG RELATED: TSM FTX extends partnership with Advocate The partnership falls in line with...

Gen.G creates after-school programme with SMUD

Multinational esports organisation Gen.G has announced a partnership with the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD). As part of the deal, the two entities will join forces this fall to host the Colts Generational Gaming Academy at Edward Harris, Jr. Middle School in Elk Grove, California. Image credit: Gen.G RELATED: Gen.G and Jay Park collaborate...

Esports Gaming League partners with The Coalition for EGL Open Series

NASDAQ-listed esports betting company Esports Entertainment Group and its tournament platform Esports Gaming League (EGL) have partnered with Gears of War developer The Coalition for the EGL Open Series. Founded in 2020, the EGL Open Series was created to promote tournament participation in Gears 5 within Europe and South America. The nine-month tournament...

PlayVS partners with Special Olympics North America

North American amateur esports platform PlayVS has announced an official partnership with Special Olympics North America. Set to begin this fall, PlayVS will serve as the official high school esports league operator in the U.S. for Special Olympics Unified esports. The initiative will focus on growing the programme, which combines students with intellectual...

Gameplan unveils partnership with XP League

Esports and education management platform Gameplan has announced a partnership with North American youth esports league XP League. As a result, the league will provide its franchisees with a range of educational content through the management platform. Image credit: XP League, Gameplan RELATED: Team Flash partners with XCL Education for SEA esports...

Galaxy Racer appoints Zoey Ng as SEA Regional Marketing Manager

Dubai-based organisation Galaxy Racer has appointed Zoey Ng as its Regional Marketing Manager for Southeast Asia. According to the release, Ng will be responsible for leading regional marketing initiatives in Southeast Asia for both Galaxy Racer and Nigma Galaxy, the organisation’s esports division. Image credit: Galaxy Racer RELATED: Team Nigma...

Black Ice opens esports social facility

North American esports club and organisation Black Ice has announced the opening of its Black Ice Facility in Minneapolis. The new venue will act as a training facility for both amateur gamers and professionals, as well as a social club for local gamers. Image credit: Black Ice RELATED: Vindex reportedly set to acquire GAME’s Belong Founded in...

Inaugural Wild Rift international event set to take place in Singapore

Game publisher Riot Games has announced that its inaugural League of Legends: Wild Rift international tournament will be held in Singapore. The Wild Rift Horizon Cup will commence on November 13th, with the finals taking place on November 21st. According to the release, the matches will take place at the Suntec Singapore Convention and Exhibition Centre....

How Bumble is helping change gender dynamics in esports

When comparing esports and dating apps, the connection between the two is not immediately apparent. However, since 2018 a lot of companies within the space, such as Bumble and Tinder, have made a move into the esports industry. In many of these cases, the partnerships included limited-edition content, special events and rewards for dating app users...

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