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Hitmarker expands into APAC through RGF Recruitment partnership

Esports and gaming job platform Hitmarker has expanded its hiring footprint in Asia-Pacific by way of a strategic partnership with recruitment service provider RGF Executive Search and Professional Recruitment (RGF). Based in Asia, RGF provides talent acquisition services from C-suite executives to an array of managerial positions across a number of industries. Photo credit: Hitmarker RELATED:…

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ASUS ROG launches Esports Academy in India

Gaming hardware company ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) has launched an esports academy programme specifically tailored for the ‘next generation’ of gamers in India.  According to the firm’s website, all participants above the age of 16 are able to register for ROG Academy. Moreover, the first programme will look at developing Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) players in the region. Photo…

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Misfits Gaming Group signs multi-year deal with Tokyo Time

Esports and entertainment company Misfits Gaming Group (MGG) has signed a multi-year partnership with British headwear brand Tokyo Time. As a result of the deal, Tokyo Time will produce officially licensed Misfits Gaming headwear and collaborate on co-branded merchandise. This is the brand’s first foray into esports. Image credit: Misfits Gaming RELATED: Peripherals company MOUNTAIN signs exclusive…

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epic.LAN renews Overclockers UK sponsorship for 2021

British event organiser epic.LAN has extended its partnership with hardware retailer Overclockers UK to as remain the headline sponsor for its 2021 events. The partnership will focus on content and live shows featuring members of the Overclock UK team during the online epic.WAN events. Once it is deemed safe to hold live events, Overclock UK will return to…

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LetsPlay.Live partners with Riot Games to broadcast OCE VALORANT competitive season

New Zealand-based esports tournament organiser and broadcasting media company LetsPlay.Live (LPL) has partnered with Riot Games to become the broadcast partner for 2021’s VALORANT competitive season in Oceania. Credit: Riot Games Oceanic VALORANT players in the region will be able to compete for an opportunity to play at the international level. The tournament, beginning in February will have…

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Ninjas in Pyjamas rebrands, BIG becomes BLAST Premier Member Team | ESI Digest #27

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 on all major podcast platforms and is also available in written form below. This week on the ESI Digest, we cover Ninjas…

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LEC names Trovo official broadcast partner

Riot Games has announced that live streaming platform Trovo will continue to be an official broadcaster of the League of Legends European Championship (LEC) for its 2021 Spring Season. Trovo was launched in 2020 by Chinese technology firm Tencent, which also owns Riot Games. Image credit: Riot Games RELATED: KitKat named main partner of LEC 2021 The 2021 Spring…

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Mobile Premier League raises $500K through employee investments

Indian esports and mobile gaming platform Mobile Premier League (MPL) announced yesterday that it has raised $500,000 (£364,200) as part of its Employee Investment Plan. MPL launched the investment plan, which allows employees to become shareholders of the company, in December last year. Image credit: Mobile Premier League RELATED: India’s Mobile Premier League raises $90 million…

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beastcoast acquires Tempo Storm Rainbow Six Pro League slot

North American esports organisation beastcoast has announced the acquisition of Tempo Storm’s Rainbow Six Siege Pro League slot. As a result, the organisation will move its roster from the North American Challenger League, Rainbow Six Siege’s second division, into the Pro League.  Image Credit: beastcoast RELATED: beastcoast selected for Techstars sports accelerator program Colin Bashor, the General Manager at beastocast,…

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SportsModule and 247 Leagues become members of ESIC

Sports data provider SportsModule and its subsidiary, tournament organiser 247 Leagues, have been announced as the latest members of the Esports Integrity Commission (ESIC). As members of ESIC, both companies are now bound by the commission’s integrity programme. Furthermore, 247 Leagues will integrate ESIC’s integrity codes and standards into its tournament operations to encourage sporting integrity…