This week in Esports: Investment, acquisitions and Piqué

It's been another busy week on the business side of the esports world. Esports giant Cloud9 have secured funding from a number of big name investors. Esports data startup DOJO Madness have acquired coaching...

Josh Watson – Psyonix – Building Rocket League

The stage is set for Rocket League to take off in a big way this year. San Diego based developer Psyonix has pledged a sum of $2.5m into developing the title as...
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Facebook have opened up their platform for personal streaming

In an announcement on March 22nd, Facebook revealed that it is now possible to stream through personal profiles.  Previously streaming through software or external hardware from a computer was possible, but only...

Lagardère Sports becomes the exclusive marketing partner of Team ROCCAT

Lagardère Sports has expanded its presence in League of Legends by signing with European side Team ROCCAT.  Lagardère made its first move in esports by signing a partnership with Unicorns of Love back in...

DreamHack and Twitch extend partnership through 2017

Two big dogs in esports have announced that they're not splitting up anytime soon with DreamHack and Twitch announcing an extension to their existing partnership.  This will be the ninth year the...
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Tencent made $21 billion in revenue last year

Tencent is the company behind both Riot Games and Supercell. Following the release of its latest annual revenue report, it has been revealed that last year alone it saw over $21bn in...

Gfinity announce OMEN by HP as Elite Series partner

Gfinity have today announced OMEN by HP as the first official partner of the inaugural Gfinity Elite Series. OMEN will be the "Official Hardware Partner" and thus will be integrated throughout both the Challenger Series...

Millennial Esports brings $10,000 Madden Tournament to Las Vegas

Millennial Esports Corporation has announced it will be running a free to enter Madden NFL tournament this weekend with a $10,000 (£7,995) prize up for grabs.  The event will be hosted at Millennial...

Ad Finem join the PENTA family

PENTA Sports yesterday announced that it has acquired the Ad Finem organisation.  PENTA Sports is a German organisation that has teams competing in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Crossfire, FIFA, Hearthstone, Rainbox Six, H1Z1 and Rocket...
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Copenhagen Flames renew partnership with Elgiganten

Copenhagen Flames yesterday announced that it has renewed its partnership with Elgiganten, the largest consumer electronics retailer in the Nordic countries. Copenhagen Flames are relative newcomers to the esports scene yet have made massive strides...

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Events

ESL brings the IEM to Sydney

ESL, the world's largest esports company, is bringing the Intel Extreme Masters series to Australia for the first time. The Counter-Strike: Global Offensive event will be...