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This week in esports: Envy Gaming, Hurrah, L’Oréal, UNICEF

As always, we’ve rounded up the biggest and best stories from the past week so you can stay abreast of the industry’s biggest happenings. This week in esports saw Envy Gaming change CEO, Hurrah establish a parent holding, The Chiefs partner with L’Oréal, and Team Heretics join forces with UNICEF. We also have a twice-weekly newsletter that informs...

Announcing ESI Network, a collection of industry podcasts

Esports Insider is excited to announce ESI Network, a collection of podcasts encompassing the esports industry. Covering the business side of affairs, ESI Network provides a comprehensive means of staying up to date with the latest happenings and key stakeholders in esports. Launching on July 13th, ESI Network initially contains ESI Digest, ESI Focus,...

NODWIN Gaming extends esports services to Africa

Indian esports solutions company NODWIN Gaming has opened operations to the rest of Africa after opening its first international office in Johannesburg earlier this year. The company announced an expansion into South Africa in March. Image Credit: NODWIN Gaming RELATED: Akshat Rathee on NODWIN Gaming’s South African expansion The first international...

Dignitas hires Jeremy Dempe as Director of Content

North American organisation Dignitas has hired Jeremy Dempe as its Director of Content. In the role, Dempe will oversee Dignitas’ producers in the United States and Sweden and look to grow the organisation’s content team over time. Credit: Jeremy Dempe, Dignitas RELATED: Jacob Harrison joins LDN UTD as Chief Gaming Officer It’s said that over 1,000...

Singapore Premier League launches esports equivalent, eSPL

The Singapore Premier League (SPL) has announced the inaugural season of the eSPL, the league’s own football video game tournament. The Football Association of Singapore (FAS) has partnered with Redd+E Sports, Zenway Productions and The Gym to organise the tournament.  Photo Credit: eSPL RELATED: Veikkausliiga kicks off eFutisliiga esports league...

Team Heretics makes alliance with UNICEF Spain

Spanish organisation Team Heretics has established a partnership with charitable organisation UNICEF Spain. The collaboration is intended to “maximize the opportunities offered by the esports sector and defend the positive impact of the gaming industry among young people.” Credit: Team Heretics RELATED: Team Heretics enters deal with Ultimate Ears...

Jacob Harrison joins LDN UTD as Chief Gaming Officer

British grassroots esports organisation LDN UTD has appointed Jacob Harrison as its Chief Gaming Officer (CGO). Harrison brings a wealth of event organisation experience to his new position, having previously served as both as a community leader and as a product manager at ESL and BLAST. Credit: BLAST RELATED: LDN UTD finds nutrition partner in...

Envy Gaming names Adam Rymer as new CEO

North American organisation Envy Gaming has announced Adam Rymer as its new CEO, replacing Mike Rufail. Envy Gaming is the parent company of Team Envy, Overwatch League franchise Dallas Fuel, and Call of Duty League franchise Dallas Empire. Credit: Envy Gaming RELATED: AoE Creative finds Creative Director in Evan Eckard Known for his work across...

David Gowans explains Barclays Ventures’ esports vision

While there’s no doubt the UK esports industry is evolving, those involved with industry circles can often be heard ruefully pining for the burgeoning growth seen in Asia, North America, and even mainland Europe. Usually, their wistful gaze centres on one puzzle piece deemed missing: investment. Then, this April, the UK League Championship (UKLC) announced...

Barrage establishes partnership with SteelSeries

British organisation Barrage has entered a partnership with gaming peripherals and accessories manufacturer SteelSeries. SteelSeries has been appointed as Barrage’s exclusive peripherals sponsor as part of the deal. Credit: Barrage RELATED: BLAST Bounty Hunt treasures SteelSeries sponsorship Whilst specific terms of the deal haven’t been disclosed...

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