Esports viewership breakdown with Esports Charts: July 2021

Every month ESI, in collaboration with Esports Charts, delves into the world of esports viewership to highlight what audiences are currently watching, along with other emerging trends in the industry. July’s viewership...

Modelling Counter-Strike with Bayesian updating

From our sponsor: Bayes Esports In this piece, Darina Goldin, Director of Data Science at Bayes Esports, details how Bayes analyses CS:GO odds automatically using the Bayesian Updating method. Esports analytics has gained...

N2: Behind the new frontier in esports fashion

As fashion continues to increase its ever-expanding presence within the world of esports, you’d be forgiven for forgetting the days when pros meandered around stages in clashing baggy jeans, rugged tracksuits...
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Key esports sponsorships and partnerships, July 2021

July 2021 brought high temperatures and a soaring amount of esports partnerships. Last month, we saw such collaborations as an esports debit card, custom microbrew, veteran outreach programme, a Lexus content house,...
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Esports Movers and Shakers: July 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...
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Top LATAM and Brazilian esports business developments in July 2021

Each month, Esports Insider collates the key esports business stories from Latin America — particularly Brazil — into a single article. Here are the region’s biggest stories from July. Top LATAM esports...

Iceland’s outsized esports aspirations

Applying lessons from traditional Icelandic sport, Iceland’s unique, successful, and financially viable grassroots esports infrastructure has spawned ambitious aspirations. One of which is to become a top five esports nation by...

Living in the Meta: Building a Brand When the Internet Keeps Breaking the Narrative

Esports Insider guest columnist Steven Salz, the Co-founder and CEO of esports sportsbook and media company Rivalry, writes for ESI to discuss the importance of identifying trends when building a brand. Internet...
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Nuvei: Discussing tournament prize payouts controversies

Making payments should be simple. It’s a task that, in theory, takes a few clicks. In an industry that is almost entirely digital, one would assume that sending money in esports...
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Wizards of Story: The power of esports in-game production 

From our sponsor: Ross Video Ross Video's Esports Business Development Manager, Phil Englert, discusses the importance of esports in-game production specialists and how they craft storylines within the competitive gaming space.  The world...