This Week in Esports & Gaming w/ Mark Cai May 17-23, 2021

This Week in Esports

Top Three

– NBA x Fortnite
– Twitch introduced Local Subscription Pricing
– WarnerMedia to join Discovery in $43B deal

– Enthusiast Gaming x Coldplay
– FACEIT x Death Wish Coffee
– OverActive Media x Cavea
– LOUD x PIET, Itaú Bank
– EVOS Esports x PUMA
– Hikaru Nakamura x Stella Artois
– eUnited x Apple Pay

Finance + M&A
– Bad Robot Games: $40M Series B
– Take-Two: $3.37B in revenue
– The Game Band: $3M raise

– Jordan Sherman (CCO) → Immortals Gaming Club
– Hugo Tristão (Esports Market Lead) → Newzoo
– Roberta Hernandez (SVP, People/Culture) → ESL Gaming
– Alfred Chak (COO) → Esports Engine
– ByteDance CEO Zhang Yiming Steps down stepping down

New Stuff
– Misfits Gaming Group launched The Misfits Agency
– Apex Legends Global Championship announced crowd funding
– Riot Games unveiled Wild Rift Origin Series
– University of Warwick announced £275K esports center
– Logitech announced Adaptive Esports Invitational

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