Bayern’s James Rodriguez joins Ares as an ambassador

Bayern Munich and Colombia midfielder James Rodriguez has joined esports organisation Ares Esport in an ambassadorial role. Rodriguez joins an impressive, if somewhat odd, host of names at the team which includes...

Esports Gold announces $5 million ICO

Online media aggregator for the esports community, Esports Gold has announced its going to launch an initial coin offering (ICO) with the aim of raising $5.4 million (£4.06m) in Ether tokens...

Team Dignitas fail to secure NA LCS spot

It was reported last week that Golden State Warriors co-owner Joe Lacob has secured a North American League of Legends Championship Series slot as the first non-endemic brand to secure a...
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VY Esports raises seed round led by Raine Ventures

VY Esports, a content and services platform based in Los Angeles that's aiming to bridge the gap between esports and brands, announced last week that it has raised a seed round...
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This week in esports: ESIC, Golden State Warriors, Unikrn and Orlando Pirates

There's never a quiet week in the business world of esports. This week there's been reports that Golden State Warriors co-owner is set to snag a spot in the North American...
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Two Dota 2 players banned following ESIC and Sportradar investigation

Leonid "Sonic" Kuzmenkov and Dmitri "Ax.Mo" Morozov of Dota 2 team have, following investigation, received two year bans from future Uprise Champions Cup ("UCC") tournaments following an investigation into their recent...
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Sponsorship and brands is the theme of this week’s Esports Roundtable Podcast

Brands, sponsorships and non-endemic engagement in esports; these are three of the hottest topics in the industry right now.  Mercedes, BMW and Audi recently threw in their hats for long term partnerships...
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ESI Gambling Report: Outright markets limited on League Worlds

Whilst it's undeniable that the depth and availability of markets in esports has grown exponentially over the last six to twelve months, there's still aspects that haven't quite grown to match...
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Golden State Warriors co-owner secures NA LCS franchise spot, reports suggest

Joe Lacob, the majority owner of NBA team Golden State Warriors has been accepted into the North American League of Legends Championship Series as one of ten franchise owners, ESPN reports...

Orlando Pirates enter esports, FIFA first but plans for much more

First FIFA, and then the big three. That's the timeline of Orlando Pirates' esports intentions. A statement on the team's site read as follows: "For the first year, Orlando Pirates will focus...

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Approaches to esports gambling discussed at Betting on Esports

The final panel on day one of Betting on Esports 2017 saw a selection of gambling companies discuss how they each approached the esports market.  The...