MTS enters eSports world with Gambit acquisition

Russian service provider MTS has entered the rapidly growing eSports market by acquiring leading eSports team group Gambit Esports. MTS has acquired Praliss Enterprises, which manages Gambit Esports. The latter unites four teams of eSports players – with 16 players in total – that compete in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, League of Legends, Dota 2 and […]

Google backs Chinese eSports platform Chushou

Google has reportedly contributed to a Series D funding round raised by Chinese live-streaming eSports platform Chushou. While the precise value of Google’s investment is not clear, according to various reports the new financing takes the amount raised to date by Chushou to US$120 million. “Chushou has built an impressive platform, with a dedicated and quickly […]

Altice Portugal backs new eSports event

Altice Portugal is to create what it claims to be the biggest eSports event yet held in the country, to take place at the Altice Arena next year. The Moche XL eSports event builds on the Moche Legend brand supported by Altice. The brand encompasses two national eSports leagues: Moche LPLOL, focusing on League of […]

Ginx Esports TV launches on Sky Italia

eSports channel Ginx Esports TV has launched in Italy on the Sky Italia platform. Ginx said the launch was its fourth in recent months following carriage deals in Northern and Southern Europe. The Moto GP17 Esport Championship Final takes place at Gran Premio Motul de la Comunitat Valenciana today, and Sky Italia is linking its […]

Fans staying with eSports as they age, says Spanish survey

The average eSports fan in Spain is a 24 year-old male who spends more than five hours a day on surfing the internet and is a heavy user of social media, according to a study unveiled at the Madrid Gaming Experience event for Modern Times Group-owned eSports leader ESL and Telefónica/Movistar, ESL’s partner for the […]

AB Group targets eSports with Activision Blizzard deal

France’s AB Group has signed an exclusive deal with Activision Blizzard to secure TV rights for French-speaking Europe to the video games outfit’s franchises, which include eSports leaders Call of Duty, Hearthstone and World of Warcraft. The deal will also enable AB Group to launch its own eSports channel with Activision Blizzard content at a […]

MTG reports continuing operations growth, despite eSports losses

MTG reported 83% profit growth for continuing operations in Q3, despite wider losses for its eSports operations. The Nordic company reported higher profits and margins for Nordic Entertainment, International Entertainment and MTG Studios. Meanwhile, its digital arm MTGx recorded lower losses on a sequential and year on year basis, thanks to the contribution from Innogames […]

Mediapro expands eSports to Portugal, Latin America

Spanish broadcaster Mediapro has announced plans to grow its eSports activities internationally – starting in Portugal and then Latin America. Mediapro Group said it is exporting its Professional Video Games League (LVP) model to Portugal, Mexico and Argentina, with the first professional competitions to be organised in these markets in  the coming season. “LVP activities […]

Telekom Austria in deal with Ginx Esports TV

Ginx Esports TV has struck deal with Telekom Austria Group that will see the eSports channel made available across Europe on Eutelsat 16A and distributed to most of the Austrian telco’s subsidiaries. The deal is the third launch for Ginx Esports TV in recent months, following carriage deals in South Africa and Israel. Ginx Esports […]

Hulu makes first eSports play with ESL deal

Hulu is set to move into eSports for the first time after agreeing a deal with ESL bring new gaming-themed series to the streaming platform. ESL will develop and produce four new eSports series that will premiere on Hulu later this autumn – Player v. Player, Bootcamp, Defining Moments and ESL Replay. These will look […]

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