ESI Esports Gambling Report: Volume 9

We're in the midst of a busy time in esports competition, with Dota 2's Kiev Major set to get underway next week and the inaugural CS_Summit commencing last night.  Whilst there's just...
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7 cities that could house an Overwatch team – Europe

The argument over whether the city format can work in esports, and specifically in this instance in Overwatch, rumbles on. Examples from history suggest it won’t work, and some point to...
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Unibet releases updated “Champions of Esports” report

Bookmaker Unibet has released an updated version of its "Champions of Esports", a tool showing various statistics from across esports history. The nifty and easy to use tool takes viewership data from Statista and player,...
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Nik Rytterstrom – Luxor Las Vegas – Building an esports mecca

Last week brought news of Allied Esports and Esports Arena teaming up with Luxor Las Vegas, a subsidiary of MGM Resorts International, to open a dedicated 30,000 square foot esports venue in early 2018.  MGM Resorts International hosts...
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How it’s possible to support women in esports without being a hypocrite

Imagine having a hobby you love so much and yet, the vast majority of your peers consider you insufficient, at best. This happens every single day for women in esports. You might consider that...
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This week in Esports: Las Vegas, Fnatic and a Finnish football club

As we hit the long Easter weekend there's no better time to summarise another busy week of esports news. Esports juggernaut Fnatic secured $7 million (£5.64m) in investment from investors including...

Esport Talk – Can Unreal Tournament 4 stage a comeback?

After a brief and well deserved break, Esport Talk is back with a podcast about Unreal Tournament 4 and player Klaus 'frag^m' Wiedemann. When it comes to FPS and esports there is only one title...

Two days of esports business at Le Méridien – An eScon Report

Le Méridien in Piccadilly was host to eScon Europe last week which saw the recent growth of the esports industry discussed and dissected under the chandeliers. The event was put on...

This week in Esports: Genius partner with FACEIT, DOJO investment and Subaru enter the...

The highlights this week in esports include: Genius Sports' partnership with FACEIT; big data startup DOJO Madness receiving further investment; Stephen A. Crystal adding PENTA Sports to his investments and Subaru entering the space. Genius Sports partner with FACEIT for ECS FACEIT announced...

Laurent ‘Aloh4’ Ortega – Immortals – The life of a pro Vainglory player

The Vainglory Unified Spring Championship will be taking place on ESI’s doorstep in London in May and one of the teams competing will be Immortals.  The Los Angeles based org will join...

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PVP.ME and GamingBattleGround on EiG Launchpad shortlist

EiG's revered Startup Launchpad 2016 includes five shortlisted companies and of these two of them are esports firms. PVP.ME and GamingBattleGround made it to the...