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ESI Digest

15 EpisodesProduced by Esports InsiderWebsite

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.

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DreamHack Sports Games' new CEO, Deficio joins Misfits

October 16th, 2020


This week on ESI Digest, we cover Nerd Street Gamers' new facilities, Martin ‘Deficio’ Lynge joining Misfits Gaming, DreamHack Sports Games' new CEO, …

IBM enters esports, Team Vitality opens facility in Stade de France

October 9th, 2020


This week on ESI Digest, we cover Team Vitality's new facility in Stade de France, OPL's closure, G-Loot raising $56M, ReKTGlobal closing $35M, and IBM entering esports.

DreamHack and ESL merge, Nike expands esports presence

October 2nd, 2020


This week on ESI Digest, we cover Bang & Olufsen entering esports, NEO partnering with Nike, Guild's IPO, DreamHack and ESL's merger, Fnatic's …

Mercedes-Benz sponsors LoL Esports, Ukraine unveils esports strategy

September 25th, 2020


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 …

Astralis Group restructures brands, Bose partners with LoL Esports

September 18th, 2020


This week on ESI Digest, we cover Astralis Group folding Origen and Future FC, Bose partnership with League of Legends Esports, G2 Esports and …

Guild Esports plans IPO, Under Armour sponsors Team SMG

September 11th, 2020


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

September 4th, 2020


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

August 28th, 2020


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 …

Pittsburgh Knights' LCK play, Cisco enters League of Legends

August 21st, 2020


This week on ESI Digest, we cover Cisco's move into League of Legends, Pittsburgh Knights' deal with SeolHaeOne Prince, Dignitas' selling the naming …

NEOM aftermath, LCS makes interesting moves

August 14th, 2020


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

August 7th, 2020


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

July 31st, 2020


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

July 24th, 2020


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

July 17th, 2020


This week on ESI Digest, we cover three executives departing FaZe Clan and starting afresh, Eden Park's new esports facility, Dire Wolves' major …

Welcome to ESI Digest

June 27th, 2020


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.

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