This Week in Esports/Gaming 10.25-10.31

This Week in Esports

This Week in Esports/Gaming
10.25-10.31, 2021

Top Three
– Pokimane co-founded RTS
– FaZe Clan to go public on NASDAQ
– Activision acquired Digital Legends

– Ninjas in Pyjamas x GamerPlay
– ONE Esports x FWD, Marriott Bonvoy, McDonald’s
– Chipotle x Roblox
– Ferrari x Electronic Arts
– The Esports Awards x Indeed, Union Home Mortgage, The Truman Factory
– Amazon x Riot Games
– ESL Gaming x Immutable X
– paiN Gaming x Subway

Finance + M&A
– Champria raised a $1M pre-seed round
– Admix raised a $25M Series B
– Krafton to acquire Unknown Worlds
– Pragma raised a $22M Series B

– Damon Baker (VP, Partnerships/Portfolio) → Kepler Interactive
– Duy Nguyen (Head, Business Development) → Team Vitality
– Ben Cousins (Head, European Studios Ops) → FunPlus
– Jonathan McDaniel (GM, LoL) → Counter Logic Gaming
– Garett Bambrough (GM) → Pittsburgh Knights
– Andreas Jernberg promoted to Managing Director of ESL Gaming Nordics

New Stuff
– OpTic Dallas logo revealed
– Matt Rutledge and João Borges launched BAYZ
– Freaks 4U Gaming launched new department of platforms and distribution

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Mark Cai

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