ESports


WarnerMedia launches inaugural esports event

WarnerMedia has announced its first esports initiative. The announcement comes a little under a year after the company was acquired by AT&T in a deal valued at US$85 billion (€75.8 billion). The initiative itself is a Mortal Kombat 11 tournament series, culminating in a grand final in Austin, Texas on July 6. The event – […]

Arcade Cloud launches on TVPlayer

Blue Ant Media-owned Arcade Cloud, a multi-platform entertainment channel for gamers, has launched on UK OTT service TVPlayer. Available outside the paywall of TVPlayer’s basic tier, gamers can access Arcade Cloud wherever TVPlayer is available, including branded internet-based platforms and mobile applications, according to Blue Ant Arcade Cloud showcases an array of short and long-form animated […]

Vodafone Spain sponsors all-female eSports team

Vodafone España has taken forward its involvement in eSports by sponsoring the creation of a new all-female eSports team that will compete in Counter Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) competitions. The five-woman team will compete in mixed and all-female events. Vodafone said that the initiative was designed to contribute to the development and growth of eSports […]

Euskaltel to carry Mediapro eSports service

Spanish regional cable operator Euskaltel has struck a deal to carry Mediapro’s eSports offering U-BEAT as part of its content line-up. U-BEAT offers more than 3,000 hours of competitions, news and magazine content about eSports. Euskaltel said that eSports was growing in popularity in Span, with an audience of about 5.5 million spectators and annual […]

Telia to launch Finnish eSports league

Nordic telco Telia has teamed up with Finnish digital culture and events outfit Assembly to launch a new Finnish eSports league, the Telia Esports Series. The league will kick off in the spring. Telia will build and run the series in collaboration with Assembly, in which it become the major shareholder last summer. Qualifiers will […]

MTG eSports unit in move to create new Swedish tournament

Modern Times Group (MTG)-owned eSports outfit DreamHack has teamed up with the Swedish Elite Football Association to create eAllsvenskan, a FIFA 19 eSports tournament set to take place in the spring. The eAllsvenskan will kick off on March 2 as part of the EA Sports FIFA 19 Global Series and will be broadcast live by […]

UPC Switzerland launching dedicated eSports channel

Liberty Global-owned Swiss cable operator UPC Switzerland is launching what it says is the first eSports channel in the country in German, eSports1, on its platform this week. eSports1 will go live on Thursday as part of the operator’s MySports Pro premium offering which will carry the channel exclusively. MySports already broadcasts and weekly eSports […]

Sport1 secures eSport highlights from DFL

German sports broadcast outfit Sport1 has struck a deal with the German football league, the DFL, to offer highlights from the latter’s Virtual Bundesliga eSports competition on its platform. Coverage of the VBL club championship, playoffs and grand final will be aired on free sports channel Sport1 and new pay TV offering eSports1 as well […]

Deutsche Telekom deepens involvement in eSports

Deutsche Telekom is upping its involvement in eSports by organising a FIFA19 football tournament. Telekom is organising two qualification rounds, each featuring 128 online players competing on Sony PlayStation 4 game consoles. The final will take place as part of the Telekom Cup on January 13 at the Düsseldorf Merkur Spiel-Arena, which will feature teams […]

MTG’s ESL and Intel extend partnership

MTG’s Turtle Entertainment, the operator of eSports company ESL, has extended its global partnership with Intel through to 2021. The agreement aims to boost the development of eSports through the introduction of new technologies, tournaments and events. MTG claims the deal marks “the biggest brand alliance in eSports”. ESL and Intel will launch new eSports […]

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