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Find out all the latest news from the Asian esports industry here! From the newest partners in the LPL to what is happening to the Asian esports mobile landscape.

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Mobile Premier League valued at $2.3bn after funding round

Mobile esports platform Mobile Premier League (MPL) has reached a pre-money valuation of $2.3bn (~£1.7bn) after a Series E funding round led by Legatum Capital. The latest funding achievement for the Indian...

RLCS returns with new format, prize pool and regions

The Rocket League Championship Series (RLCS) is returning for the 2021-22 season with its largest expansion to date. The upcoming season will usher in a return to LAN as well as an...

Team Flash partners with XCL Education for SEA esports programme

Southeast Asian esports organisation Team Flash has partnered with education group XCL Education.  As a result, the two parties revealed a Memorandum of Understanding, which will see the launch of a school-based...
Mineski Global Series A Raise

Mineski Global raises $10.6m in Series A funding round

Southeast Asian-based esports & gaming company Mineski Global has announced a $10.6m (~£7.66m) Series A raise, led by Exacta Capital Partners and with participation from New York-based Endeavor Catalyst. The deal was advised...

Esports investment report, August 2021: NiP, FaZe Clan, Abios

Last month saw a multitude of esports mergers and acquisitions, both from endemic and non-endemic entities. In addition, esports entities such as Freaks 4U Gaming, FaZe Clan and Edge Gaming were...

Team Flash partners with Hyperion Gear

Southeast Asian esports organisation Team Flash has announced a partnership with a Singapore-based gaming eyewear brand Hyperion Gear.  As a part of the deal, Hyperion Gear will sponsor Team Flash's Singapore division...
League of Legends

LoL, Dota 2, and Street Fighter V among 2022 Asian Games medal events

The Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) has announced which esports titles have been selected for the 2022 Asian Games in Hangzhou, China. League of Legends, Hearthstone, Dota 2 and Street Fighter V...
Le Mans Virtual 2021

Alpine, Porsche, Ferrari among Le Mans Virtual Series entries

Media technology company Motorsport Games teased a list of this year's $250,000 (~£181,383) Le Mans  Virtual Series participants that include some of the world’s best-known motorsport and sim racing names. At least 38 entries...
EVOS x Uninterested Unicorn

EVOS Esports announces Uninterested Unicorns NFT partnership

Southeast Asian esports organisation EVOS Esports has announced a partnership with NFT avatar project Uninterested Unicorns. As a result of the partnership, EVOS will have its own ‘fully customised and branded’ NFT...

Wolves Esports enter King Pro League following team acquisition

Wolves Esports, the esports division of UK football club Wolverhampton Wanderers, has entered Arena of Valor's King Pro League (KPL) through the acquisition of Chongqing QGhappy by parent company Fosun Sports. Following...