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Mainstream Media Coverage of Esports Grows as The Washington Post Hires Dedicated Staff

Cloud9 and PUMA on Co-Creating an Esports Clothing Line

ESL Partners with MTN DEW AMP GAME FUEL for Global Events Through 2020

AT&T Expands Partnership with ESL North America, Adds DreamHack Activations

Evo 2019 Second-Largest to Date Based on Competitor Count

MiBR Immortals K-Swiss Shoe

K-Swiss and Immortals Gaming Club Reveal Esports Shoe Line

OGN Executives Discuss Taking Over Clash Royale League Production

Cyberport Enters Esports with PENTA Sports Partnership

North Adds Bookmaker Pinnacle, Apparel Brand We Are Nations as Official Partners

DouYu Raises $775M in U.S. IPO, Tencent Still Largest Shareholder

Li-Ning Endorses EDG League of Legends Players, Shanghai Certifies 88 Esports Athletes

ENCE CEO on Effects of CS:GO Success, Sustaining Without External Funding

OGN North America GM on the Korean Giant’s Western Expansion

LCS Gives Echo Fox One-Week Extension to Remove Shareholder

Method Adds Runtime.gg as Race to World First Nutrition Sponsor

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Overwatch League Home Market Plans for 2020 Revealed

Streamlabs, Newzoo Report: Twitch Growth Dropped in Q2 2019 Alongside Fortnite Viewership 

ReKTGlobal Adds Dignitas Founder Michael O’Dell as Chief Gaming Officer

Activision Blizzard Esports Leagues CEO Pete Vlastelica on Homestand Weekends, Media Rights, and OWL Sponsorships

100 Thieves Announce $35M Series B Round, Plans for L.A. Facility

Teamfight Tactics Takes Viewership from League of Legends, But is it Here to Stay?

Tomi Immortals Interview

Immortals Gaming Club VP of Finance on CS:GO Challenges, Fundraising Philosophy

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PGL Partners with The Coalition for 2019-20 Gears 5 Season

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Douyu Revives Delayed U.S. IPO, Now Seeking Up to $630M

Food and Drink, Apparel, and Financial Services: Non-Endemic Sponsor Recap for Q2 2019

Method Owners Concerned About Growing Commercialization of World of Warcraft Raid Race

Secretlab Named Chair Partner for StarLadder Berlin Major 2019

League of Legends Championship Series Adds Caffeine as Streaming Platform

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LEC Finals Fetches $2.6M in Rotterdam Tourism, Call of Duty Names Commissioner

Astralis, Origen Will Be Separated from RFRSH Entertainment

ASUS Republic of Gamers Named Hardware Sponsor of ESPN’s EXP Series

World of Warcraft Raid Race Turns into Race for Viewers on Twitch

ASA Entertainment’s Super Girl Gamer Pro Event Returns for Third Year


Sponsoring the Cathedral of Counter-Strike

OverActive Media Adds Robin Brudner, Wade Oosterman to Board of Directors

PUBG Nations Cup

Lagardère Sports to Market Commercial Rights for PUBG Nations Cup, Global Championship

Red Bull Unveils Broadcast Plans for World of Warcraft Raid Race

Trelleborg Wheel Systems to Sponsor Farming Simulator League Team

OGN to Produce $210K Summoners War Championships 2019

We Are Nations CEO Patrick Mahoney’s DIY Journey from Punk Rock to Esports

MTN DEW AMP GAME FUEL’s Gaming Focus Driving Sales, Says PepsiCo CEO

Sponsorship Renewals: Immortals and MTN DEW AMP GAME FUEL, Echo Fox and HyperX

Riot: LEC Spring Split Finals Contributed $2.6M to Rotterdam Economy

HOK Designers on Building “Adaptive” Esports Venues

June Esports Investments Recap: TV Azteca Invests in Allied Esports, Immortals Acquires Infinite Esports & Entertainment

Chinese Dota 2 Development League Established, Clash Royale League Launches Draft System

TSM Signs Three Year Renewal with Logitech G

Corteva Farming Simulator League Sponsorship

Farming Simulator League Adds Corteva Agriscience as Lead Sponsor

ESL One Cologne Major 2019

ESL One Cologne: ‘Major’ Feel Without ‘Major’ Stakes

Former NFL VP Johanna Faries Named Commissioner of Call of Duty Esports

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100 Thieves Appoints Doug Barber as Brand and Apparel VP

Invictus Gaming Signs Partnership Deal with Chevrolet

ASTRO Gaming, Streamer NICKMERCS Partner for Content Production, ‘Product Innovation’

Update: Method Partners With TakeTV for Next World of Warcraft Raid Race; Red Bull Will Not Be Involved

Misfits Gaming Partners with Outerstuff for Esports Apparel Venture

Snack Brand NicNac’s Named Latest League of Legends Premier Tour Sponsor

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Call of Duty Sells LA and Minnesota Spots, The International Prize Pool Exceeds $25M

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First Steps for Riot Games’ Collegiate Governing Body

AMAZONE, Grimme to Sponsor Farming Simulator League Teams

Tencent Global Esports Summit Highlights: $66M in Media Rights, $64M in Sponsorship Revenue for H1 2019

The 10 Highest-Earning Esports Organizations of the First Half of 2019 by Total Winnings

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Private Equity Firm Axcel Acquires Majority Stake in SteelSeries

STILL8’s Team Griffin Signs with HUYA for Chinese Streaming Rights

Luminosity Gaming Partners with BIG Digital for Festival Activation

Long Mobile Partners with Tencent for Auto Chess, Chinese Government Predicts Esports Talent Pool of 2M by 2024

The Pittsburgh Knights: The Steelers’ Low-Risk, Behind-the-Scenes Esports Play

Twitch’s New Subscriber-Only Streaming Option at Odds with Developers’ Terms of Service