ESI Digest

ESI Digest

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ESI Digest breaks down the weekly happenings in the esports industry, making sense of things so you don’t have to. Part of the ESI Network.


Mercedes-Benz sponsors LoL Esports, Ukraine unveils esports strategy | ESI Digest #11 (25/09/20)
Sep 25 • 9 min
This week on ESI Digest, we cover League of Legends Esports partnering with Mercedes-Benz, Ukraine unveiling its esports strategy, Top Dawg Entertainment founder investing in ReKTGlobal, Riot Games announcing its first self-ran VALORANT event, and Fnatic…
Astralis Group restructures brands, Bose partners with LoL Esports | ESI Digest #10 (18/09/20)
Sep 18 • 8 min
This week on ESI Digest, we cover Astralis Group folding Origen and Future FC, Bose partnership with League of Legends Esports, G2 Esports and Domino’s Pizza’s alliance, Team Liquid’s new facility, and BLAST Premier restructuring its prize pool…
Guild Esports plans IPO, Under Armour sponsors Team SMG | ESI Digest #9 (11/09/20)
Sep 11 • 7 min
This week on ESI Digest, we cover Guild Esports’ plans for an IPO, Under Armour sponsoring Team SMG, Fnatic replacing Rivalry with Parimatch, and Jackson Wang investing in Victory Five.
ESL appoints CS:GO commissioner, PUBG Mobile banned in India (04/09/20)
Sep 4 • 9 min
This week on ESI Digest, we cover ESL Premiership’s partnerships, MTG’s leadership appointments, Redragon looking to invest in Flamengo Esports, and PUBG Mobile being banned in India.
Ben Simmons invests in FaZe Clan, League of Legends boards Spotify (28/08/20)
Aug 28 • 9 min
This week on ESI Digest, we cover Ben Simmons investing in FaZe Clan, Pusha-T and Logic’s ownership of Chaos, League of Legends esports boarding Spotify, the Gen.G Foundation, Challengermode’s $12M round, and BITKRAFT’s $165M raise.
Pittsburgh Knights’ LCK play, Cisco enters League of Legends (21/08/20)
Aug 21 • 8 min
This week on ESI Digest, we cover Cisco’s move into League of Legends, Pittsburgh Knights’ deal with SeolHaeOne Prince, Dignitas’ selling the naming rights to its CS:GO roster, and plenty more.
NEOM aftermath, LCS makes interesting moves (14/08/20)
Aug 14 • 9 min
This week on ESI Digest, we cover the aftermath of the NEOM controversy, LCS’ sizable developments, Activision Blizzard’s MLB hire, and B Site’s expansion into VALORANT.
Media rights on the rise, WISE Ventures launches Version1 (07/08/20)
Aug 7 • 8 min
This week on ESI Digest, we cover new media rights deals for ESL and Riot Games, Gen.G Esports’ plans for regional growth, and WISE Ventures Esports’ new team brand.
Controversial deals with NEOM, Vindex acquires Belong (31/07/20)
Jul 31 • 7 min
This week on ESI Digest, we cover controversial deals with NEOM, Vindex’s monumental acquisition of Belong, FaZe Clan’s deal with Verizon, and Mitch Marner investing in OverActive Media.
MTG personnel changes, Herman Miller expands presence (24/07/20)
Jul 24 • 6 min
This week on ESI Digest, we cover MTG and ESL’s CEO changes, Herman Miller’s latest moves, Misfits Gaming’s innovative partnership with Miami Heat and Orlando Magic, and HUYA’s new broadcast deal with ESL.
Executives depart FaZe Clan, Eden Park gets esports facility (17/07/20)
Jul 17 • 10 min
This week on ESI Digest, we cover three executives departing FaZe Clan and starting afresh, Eden Park’s new esports facility, Dire Wolves’ major changes, Getty Images’ latest moves, and plenty more.
Welcome to ESI Digest
Jun 27 • 0 min
An introduction to ESI Digest, breaking down the weekly happenings in the esports industry and making sense of things so you don’t have to.