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RLCS Season 9 World Championship set for Dallas

The Season 9 World Championship for the Rocket League Championship Series (RLCS) will take place in Dallas, Texas in April, developer Psyonix has announced. The event will be held on April 24-26th at the Curtis Culwell Center in Garland, Texas – just outside of Dallas – marking the first time that the World Championship has been held…

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2020 is a defining year for card game esports

There’s no skirting around it: it’s not been a good few years for card game esports. Since the digital collectable card game (CCG) genre exploded following the release of Hearthstone in 2014, a number of issues have coalesced, causing growth to stagnate, and, eventually, to reverse. But with new projects in the pipeline and investment…

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Esports partnerships and sponsorships highlights for January 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, there’s a lot of content to consume. To make things easier, Esports Insider has hand-picked a selection of the most impressive, surprising, and noteworthy…

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DAZN acquires Brazilian broadcast rights to BLAST Premier

Over-the-top subscription streaming service DAZN has acquired the Brazilian broadcast rights to BLAST Premier. The Counter-Strike: Global Offensive circuit to finished the first of three weekends as part of its Spring Series in London, UK. Photo credit: BLAST Premier RELATED: BLAST Premier continues CS.MONEY partnership Despite nabbing the rights to broadcast the tournament series throughout 2020, DAZN…

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Jonathan Kark, Larry Cohen on launching Ellevens Esports with Gareth Bale

From athletes investing to organisations to sports clubs launching their very own teams, esports has been one the main sources of investment from figures and groups across traditional sports in the past few years. 2020 appears to be keeping in-line with that trend, with the recent news of Real Madrid and Wales footballer Gareth Bale launching…

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Amazon University Esports launches with GGTech and The NUEL

Amazon has partnered with GGTech Entertainment and The NUEL to launch Amazon University Esports, a competitive series that will debut in three European countries this year. In its first season, Amazon University Esports will begin in the United Kingdom, Spain, and Italy, with more than 200 universities expected to participate in 2020. Image credit: The…

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Houston Outlaws outfits training space with Respawn Products deal

Overwatch League franchise Houston Outlaws has established a partnership with gaming furniture company Respawn Products. The deal sees Respawn Products provide Houston Outlaws with gaming chairs and desks to outfit its training area. Logo credits: Houston Outlaws, Respawn Products RELATED: Herb May boards Houston Outlaws as Director of Corporate Partnerships Chris DeAppolonio, President of Houston Outlaws, spoke…

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Gareth Bale launches Ellevens Esports with 38 Entertainment

Professional footballer Gareth Bale has launched Ellevens Esports in partnership with 38 Entertainment Group. Entrepreneur Jonathan Kark and former professional footballer Larry Cohen are co-founders of 38 Entertainment Group. Photo credit: Ellevens Esports RELATED: No Fuchs Given partner with in-game advertisers Bidstack The organisation is starting out in FIFA, having signed a team that will compete…

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Rob Stamey joins DarkZero Esports as Director of Operations

North American organisation DarkZero Esports has hired Rob Stamey as its Director of Operations. Stamey boards DarkZero Esports after a three-year stint at fellow North American organisation Ghost Gaming, having served as its General Manager. Photo credit: DarkZero Esports RELATED: Former Amazon senior boards Battlefy as General Manager In his role as Director of Operations, Stamey…