This Week in Esports/Gaming w/ Mark Cai 4.5-4.11

This Week in Esports

This Week in Esports/Gaming
4.5-4.11, 2021

Top Three
– Valkyrae, CouRage became co-owners of 100 Thieves
– TSM launched collegiate program TSMU
– Play Ventures: $135M raise for game studio investment

– XSET x Ozuna
– H4X x Nickmercs
– Riot Games’ LCS x Jackson, ROCCAT
– Herman Miller x TimtheTatman
– U.S. Soccer x Esports Engine
– SPORTFIVE x Fnatic
– BLAST x L33T Gaming, MADMONQ
– OG Esports x BMW
– Method x Adamas Esports
– Enthusiast Gaming x ESPAT TV
– Dignitas x Voodoo Ranger

Finance + M&A
– GRID: $10M Series A
– Epulze: $5.4M raise
– Tripledot Studios: $78M Series A
– Astralis Group to trade in OTCQX Best Market

– Ander Nickell (Brand Partnerships Executive) → United Talent Agency
– Kevin Lin (Board) → KRAFTON
– Anika Grant (CPO) → Ubisoft
– Jenna Owens (COO), Elliott Wilke (CGO) → GameStop
– Marcos Waltenberg (Director, Global Partnerships) → Xbox

New Stuff
– In-game spending on iPhone increased 43% in 2020

Mark Cai

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