This Week in Esports & Gaming w/ Mark Cai 4.26-5.2, 2021

This Week in Esports

ECI Esports Certification Controversy
This Week in Esports/Gaming
4.26-5.2, 2021

Top Three
– ECI Esports Certification launched and halted in 1 day
– ESL x Intel: $100M investment into esports
– Loud x GUXTA

– NRG Esports x The General
– BLAST Rising x COINBASE, Nubia, CS.Money
– Huya x Riot Games’ LoL Esports
– PSV Esports x Philips
– Brain HP x CLG, Atlanta FaZe, Florida Mutineers, New York Excelsior
– BITKRAFT Ventures x Delphi Digital
– Virtus.Pro x Halls

Finance + M&A
– Tier One Entertainment: Investment from Warner Music Group + Gobi Partners
– Krafton donated $200K to support India in COVID-19
– Facebook acquired Downpour Interactive
– Epic acquired ArtStation
– Azerion raised $242M

– Stephen Rigby (Board) → Rivalry
– Jordan Savelli (Agent) → Prodigy Agency
– Monica Dinsmore (Sr. Director, Bus Ops) → Electronic Arts
– Renee Hall (Director, Gaming Ops) → Evil Geniuses
– Paul Condolora (COO) → ProGuides

New Stuff
– FIGHT Esports launched FIGHT Campus League
– TUMI launched esports bag collection



Mark Cai

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