This Week in Esports & gaming w/ Mark Cai June 21-27

This Week in Esports

 This Week in Esports/Gaming
6.21-6.27, 2021

Top Three
– G2 Esports x Ralph Lauren
– Electronic Arts acquired Playdemic for $1.4B
– BLAST x Apex Legends Esports

– Envy Gaming x Botisimo
– Twitch Rivals NA x Pizza Hut
– Fnatic x Kaspersky
– Esports Entertainment Group x New York Rangers
– Dignitas x NYX Professional Makeup
– Belong x PlayStation, Mavix
– FaZe Clan x Takashi Murakami
– Natus Vincere x PUMA
– Guild Esports x Samsung

Finance + M&A
– GXC: $4.7M Series A
– GamerzClass: $2.5M seed round
– Tencent: Majority stake in Yager
– Azerion acquired Whow Games
– VRChat: $80M Series D

– Kim Swift (Sr. Director, Cloud Gaming) → Xbox Game Studios
– Ryan Nejmanowski (CDO) → ORDER

New Stuff
– DarkZero Esports expanded into Valorant
– TiMi Studios opened Seattle studio for console games
– BIG Esports to launch esports business pilot program for Australian students
– GEN.G and IMG Academy announced VALORANT summer esports camp

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