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Ralf Reichert – ESL – Managing the world’s largest esports company

As Global President and CEO of ESL Ralf Reichert is, unsurprisingly, a busy man. He took the time to talk to Esports Insider on a variety of topics including official betting...
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Unibet announces special PGL stream & betting offers

PGL's hyped first CS:GO major begins this weekend and is set to last from July 16th to July 23rd. Apart from its $1 million prize pool, the Krakow Major also has...
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Esports – Are they sports and why does it matter? A lawyer’s perspective…

Sports or just games? And why does it matter? This is the second article in a series of guest posts by Nick Poggenklaas, who is a sports lawyer at Van Diepen Van...
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RFRSH Entertainment announce BLAST Pro Series

With RFRSH Entertainment recently announcing €7.2m in investment, with a focus on running events, the Copenhagen based outfit have now announced their first event. The BLAST Pro Series is set to...
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Astralis announce PanzerGlass partnership

PanzerGlass, a screen protection provider, has signed a one-year contract with CS:GO team Astralis, it was announced today. Astralis are known as one of the biggest teams in Counter-Strike. This deal is just...
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Will FIFA ever truly break into the respected esports ranks?

A piece by Esports Insider's Ollie Ring  FIFA is a game very close to my heart. Despite having whittled countless hours away during my younger years conquering the compelling lands of Azeroth...
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New Polish CS:GO league ‘ELIGA’ confirms revenue sharing

New Polish Counter-Strike: Global Offensive league 'ELIGA' was announced yesterday at a press conference, with representatives laying out plans for a growing, team-owned system. The press conference, livestreamed over Facebook, can be watched...
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PandaScore raises $2.8m with focus on live stats across esports titles

PandaScore, the Paris based technology company, has just announced a $2.8m (£2.1m) seed round led by Alven Capital.  The aim of this funding round is to further develop and expand the company's...
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PGL confirm teams and talent for CS:GO Major

PGL has confirmed the commentary and analysis talent for the upcoming $1,000,000 (£774,500) CS:GO Major. The event is set to run for an entire week, 16th - 23rd, with the main...

PVP.me signs sponsorship deal with Giants Gaming

Giants Gaming and esports only betting operator PVP.ME have agreed a sponsorship arrangement for 2017.  The terms of this deal mean that the team will henceforth be known as Giants PVP.ME participated in the CS:GO...

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Esports start ups can win $50,000 in Vegas launchpad

Forming part of Naruscope's Casinos and Esports Conference is an inviting $50,000 launchpad competition for esports start up companies. The Esports & Casino Resorts Esports Startup...