Phil Kornychev – Forget the TV show, this is the real Skins drama

The gambling boom of Counter Strike: Global Offensive started just over three years ago, with the launch of CSGO Lounge – a website where players could bet their ingame skins on...

Wings wins TI6 & biggest cash prize in esports

The winners of TI6 Wings Gaming has earned itself the biggest prize in esports history to the tune of $9.1m (£7m) after beating North American side Digital Chaos in the final. The...

CSGO Lounge and Dota 2 Lounge shutter down skins betting

Lounge, the company behind the largest skins betting site CSGO Lounge and Dota 2 Lounge, formally announced this week that it would be scrapping skins betting. Each site made the announcement via...

Scrub League Weekly – Tim Hudak and being smitten with SMITE

Esports Insider has formed a partnership with the team behind the weekly esports focused podcast Scrub League. The Scrub League team is made up of Colin, Kevin and Samantha and based in...

GameCo raises $8.25m to bring esports to the casino floor

GameCo announced an investment totaling $8.25m (£6.35m) last week which will see the company's first games enter casinos this year.  The latest funding round was led by Javelin Venture Partners, with Courtside Ventures,...

Guinevere Capital acquire controlling stake in Dire Wolves

The latest esports team acquisition but not a celebrity in sight...  Dire Wolves have been purchased, in part, by Guinevere Capital, an Australian sports business group led by Managing Director David Harris...

This week in esports: big news in FIFA, skin betting remains rife and esports...

Another frantic week of esports news is over and done with. This week saw intriguing moves in an esport that seems tiny compared to some of its counterparts. With six La Liga teams involved...

Immortals, Fnatic, Na’Vi and more sign with Newzoo

Market research firm Newzoo, which has done some of the finest work in the field of esports research and predictions to date, has launched a new program aimed at helping connect...
ESL UK Premiership

ESL UK Premiership Finals roundup

This weekend past saw the winners of three of the four ESL UK Premiership competitions crowned as champions. These were in CS:GO, League of Legends and Overwatch. We previewed the event...

Spanish Federation of Video Games and Esports to be created

Marca have broken the news that an agreement between the Spanish Institute of Youth ("INJUVE") and the National Association for the Promotion of Digital Entertainment ("ANFED") will see the Spanish Federation...

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Events

One day at Digital Gaming Revolution – Esports in Antwerp

4Entertainment hosted an esports and big data in gaming business conference in Antwerp last week. As a media partner, we were there in attendance....