Asia

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.

Jackson Wang invests in Victory Five

Jackson Wang invests in Victory Five

Hong Kong rapper, singer, and dancer Jackson Wang has invested in Macao esports organisation, Victory Five. The deal was announced during the organisation's opening ceremony for its home stadium. RELATED: Korean pop artist Sehun becomes...
F1 Mobile Esports Formula 1

Formula 1 launches mobile esports championship

Formula 1 has announced the launch of its second esports championship, this time the competition is dedicated to mobile racers. The F1 Mobile Racing Esports Series begins on September 7th, with qualification leagues running...
ESI Digest 8

ESL appoints CS:GO commissioner, PUBG Mobile banned in India | ESI Digest #8

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 is available...

XSET brings on PUBG Mobile team as game is banned in India

In the early days, esports' only consistent involvement with politics was the occasional visa issue or scapegoating by an ill-informed politician. But this summer, esports and politics seem to be running...
Marvel Super War ESL NetEase

ESL joins forces with NetEase for Marvel Super War esports

ESL Australia, the Australian branch of tournament organiser ESL, has entered a partnership with Chinese internet technology company NetEase. The partnership will see both parties collaborate on mobile MOBA title Marvel Super War, which...
PUBG Mobile Map

PUBG Mobile takes hit with ban by Indian government

PUBG Mobile has been banned in India by the government in a cull involving over 100 other mobile applications. The Indian government has found a number of apps to be "prejudicial to the...

Esports partnerships and sponsorships highlights for August 2020

Each and every month, dozens of partnerships and sponsorships are announced in esports. It’s hard to keep track of every development if you don’t follow Esports Insider religiously, but even then,...
Esports Investments August 2020

$189M raised in disclosed esports investments in August 2020

As the esports industry continues to grow, so does the interest in owning a piece of the pie. Celebrities and venture capitalists are investing millions of pounds, companies are merging together to...

Preparing to launch: How eSportStars is pivoting to facilitate success

In July, we spoke with Masato Kakamu, Founder and CEO of eSportStars, to find out more about his company's intentions to boost fan engagement and player revenue. We learnt that eSportStars...
EVOS Visa esports partnership

Visa enters Southeast Asian market with EVOS Esports partnership

Worldwide payment provider Visa has expanded its reach to Southeast Asian esports audiences through a partnership with EVOS Esports. Fans will receive 50 percent off an EVOS+ Esports membership when they pay...