This Week in Esports & Gaming w/ Mark Cai Feb. 7-13

This Week in Esports

Downfall of Noble Esports
This Week in Esports/Gaming
2.7-2.13, 2022

Top Three
– Noble Esports torn apart
– FaZe Clan x NFL
– Nintendo hacker Gary Bowser sentenced to 3 years of jail time

– Misfits Gaming Group x SPORTFIVE
– Gambit Esports x Herbalife
– Immortals x Bitstamp
– Riot Games x VeraEsports, Aim Lab, Amazon
– Talon Esports x Yesports
– Minecraft x Puma

Finance + M&A
– Astralis acquired majority stake in PIXEL.TV
– Saudi Arabia’s PIF invested into Capcom + Nexon
– Zynga acquired NanoTribe

– Leonard Edwards (VP, Global Partnerships) → Evil Geniuses
– Gui Barbosa (Managing Director) → BAYZ
– David Capretto (Program Management) → Riot Games
– Jorge Mendoza (Director, Strategy) → Reach Agency
– Arturo Castro (Head, Global Marketing) → Dreamhaven
– Philippe-Olivier Crépin (Program Manager) → Twitch
– Jeremy Horn (VP, Innovation) → FunPlus
– Woo Kim (CFO), Michele Suzuki (VP, People Ops) → Swift
– Nelson Lai (CEO, China), John Sinclair (SVP, Product), Ted Li (Head, Data Science) → Blitz
– Philip La (Game Product Lead) → Axie Infinity

New Stuff
– Neom to build AAA game studio with MBC Group

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