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Gaming Canaries: Norwich City’s transition with 1J Esports

After seven months of build-up, Norwich City rose to the occasion and won FIFA’s ePremier League for the first time in the football club’s history. However, Norwich’s real story began 18 months ago with the founding of 1J Esports, as it attempts to tap into the elusive 14+ market. Image credit: 1J Esports / Norwich City In a closely fought tournament,...

Esports Entertainment Group appoints Kaitesi Munroe to Board of Directors

Esports betting and entertainment company Esports Entertainment Group (EEG) has announced the appointment of Kaitesi Munroe to its Board of Directors. Her appointment will bring the Board’s size to eight members. Monroe will fulfill the role of independent director that is required by law in the United States, and bring experience in administrative...

100 Thieves appoints Tim Sevenhuysen as Director of Esports Analytics

North American esports organisation 100 Thieves has appointed Tim Sevenhuysen, formerly of Esports One, as its Director of Esports Analytics. In his new role, Sevenhuysen will help prepare all of 100 Thieves’ teams for competitions, with an emphasis on player development and scouting. Pictured: Tim Sevenhuysen. Image credit: 100 Thieves RELATED:...

Challengermode partners with KRAFTON for grassroots PUBG NextPro Series

Esports tournament platform Challengermode has entered a partnership with South Korean video game holding company KRAFTON. As a result of the deal, Challengermode has become the official platform partner of new grassroots esports initiative the PUBG NextPro Series. Image credit: KRAFTON RELATED: LetsPlay.Live partners with KRAFTON for LPL PUBG KRAFTON...

GRID promotes Mikael Westerling to Chief Sales Officer

Esports data platform GRID has announced that its former VP of Business Development, Mikael Westerling, has been promoted to Chief Sales Officer. In his new role, Westerling will work with betting brands relying on GRID’s data to power their offerings in the esports vertical. Image credit: GRID Esports RELATED: GRID teams up with PGL for Antwerp...

NYXL partners with SPORTFIVE for commercial development

New York-based esports organisation NYXL has partnered with sports and esports agency SPORTFIVE, the two companies have announced. SPORTFIVE will serve as the exclusive commercial sales agency for NYXL and hep support the commercial development of the company. Image credit: NYXL / SPORTFIVE RELATED: Andbox rebrands to NYXL, announces NYC esports...

100 Thieves announces plans to develop a video game

North American esports organisation 100 Thieves has announced that it will produce its own video game. To achieve this feat, the organisation has hired former Telltale Games CEO Pete Hawley as its Chief Product Officer. Hawley will aim to set up a development studio and handle the project. Image credit: 100 Thieves. RELATED: Interview: JBL x 100...

FaZe Clan appoints Zach Katz as President and Chief Operating Officer

North American gaming and esports company FaZe Clan has appointed Zach Katz as its President and Chief Operating Officer (COO). Katz joins the company following tenures at music publisher BMG and music technology investment group Raised In Space. (ESI Illustration) Image credit: FaZe Clan RELATED: FaZe Clan announces partnership with DoorDash According...

Esports Awards moves to Las Vegas, renews Secretlab and Verizon sponsorships

The Esports Awards has announced that its seventh ceremony will take place in Las Vegas, Nevada.  In addition, the awards show has renewed its existing sponsorships with gaming chair manufacturer Secretlab and telecommunications company Verizon. Image credit: The Esports Awards RELATED: Esports Awards announce Truly Hard Seltzer and Twisted Tea as...

Matcherino partners with Supercell to power third-party Brawl Stars tournaments

Seattle-based tournament platform Matcherino has announced a partnership with game developer and publisher Supercell for its mobile game Brawl Stars. As part of the deal, Matcherino will power third-party tournaments for Supercell’s Brawl Stars title. Image credit: Matcherino RELATED: Matcherino raises additional $1.5 million in funding According...

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