BITKRAFT Ventures appoints four individuals to investment team

Esports venture capital company BITKRAFT Ventures has expanded its investment team with the appointment of four new individuals. Houston Rockets’s former VP of Esports, Sebastian Park, VENN’s Head Of Strategy, Carlos Pereira,...
Esports Movers and Shakers May

Esports Movers and Shakers in May 2021

Each month, ESI, in collaboration with Omnicoach, compiles the period's most significant esports movers and shakers (personnel changes).  Omnicoach is a software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform that connects esports teams and their sponsors with...
VSPN Series B2 Funding

VSPN announces ‘multi-million’ funding round

Chinese esports solutions provider Versus Programming Network (VSPN) has announced a 'multi-million' Series B2 funding round from an investment fund managed by Morgan Stanley Private Equity Asia (MSPEA). According to the release,...
Esports investment report May

Esports investment report, May 2021: Fnatic, Enthusiast, Beastcoast

Esports investment in May was led by Fnatic raising $17m. There were various mergers and acquisitions, including Enthusiast Gaming's acquisition of both Icy Veins and Tabwire, as well as two Letters...

Fnatic raises $17m, FlyQuest unveils rebranding | ESI Digest #44

Each week, ESI Digest breaks down the weekly happenings in the esports industry, making sense of things so you don’t have to. As well as being housed on YouTube, ESI Digest...
Fnatic Marubeni

Fnatic closes $17m funding round led by Marubeni

London-based esports organisation Fnatic announced that it has raised $17m (~£12m) in a new investment round led by the Japanese conglomerate, Marubeni Corporation. The investment includes a strategic partnership between the two organisations...
Supernova Capital Acquires Player1 Events

Supernova Capital announces Player1 Events acquisition

Private equity company Supernova Capital has announced the acquisition of Player1 Events from UK-based gaming retailer GAME. Financial deals of the acquisition were not disclosed. The deal will see the equity firm be in charge of...
Dominic Calvert-Lewin Semper Fortis

Dominic Calvert-Lewin named Semper Fortis Esports ambassador

English professional footballer for Everton FC Dominic Calvert-Lewin has been made a brand ambassador of esports startup Semper Fortis Esports PLC. In his new role, Calvert-Lewin will promote Semper Fortis assets, including...
Warwick University

University of Warwick announces new £275,000 esports centre

The University of Warwick, home of Warwick Esports, has announced plans to invest £275,000 of its own earned income to establish a new 'flexible' esports centre on campus. Located in the 'Junction'...

NRG Asia acquires GAM Esports, London Royal Ravens partners with Midnite | ESI Digest...

Each week, ESI Digest breaks down the weekly happenings in the esports industry, making sense of things so you don’t have to. As well as being housed on YouTube, ESI Digest...