Mediapro goes big on e-sports

Spanish programmer Mediapro has taken a majority stake in Fandroid, the creator of the Spanish Liga de VideoJuegos Profesional (LVP) as part of move to professionalise and develop e-sports in the country. The LVP has over 250,000 registered users in the country and is expected to attract a total audience of over 10 million unique […]

MIPCOM to launch e-sports event in Cannes

MIPCOM organiser Reed Midem can’t get enough of Cannes. The events firm is launching the Esports BAR (Esports Business Arena) in the southern French town next year, with the Radisson Blu hotel to play host to the event. A three-day event (February 15-17) will attempt to facilitate relationships between mainstream investors and eSports businesses. Reed MIDEM claims […]

Wurl TV strikes deal with games-focused IGN Entertainment

US internet TV aggregator Wurl TV has struck a deal with e-sports and games-focused programmer IGN Entertainment to launch IGN TV, a new broadband channel that will focus on video game and entertainment news, game reviews, interviews, behind-the-scenes looks and movie and TV reviews. Shows including Daily Fix, Up At Noon, Game Scoop! and eSports […]

MTG pays US$28.2m for Scandinavian e-sports firm

Modern Times Group has moved further into the burgeoning e-sports space by acquiring leading Scandinavian firm DreamHack for SEK244 million (US$28.2 million). This comes after the acquisition of German e-sports company Turtle Entertainment (aka ESL) for around US$87 million in cash and deals for Swedish MCN Splay and Amsterdam-based Zoomin.TV. MTG is buying 100% of […]

MTG takes majority stake in ESL ‘e-sports’ brand

Modern Times Group (MTG) is to acquire a 74% majority stake in Cologne-based e-sports specialist Turtle Entertainment, which operates the ESL brand. MTG cited the dramatic growth in e-sports, which is expected to attract 260 million unique viewers by the end of this year, as the key motivation for the investment. MTG’s majority stake in […]