This Week in Esports & Gaming w/ Mark Cai May 3-9

This Week in Esports

Epic Games fights Apple
This Week in Esports/Gaming 
5.3-5.9, 2021

Top Three
– Tencent in talks with CFIUS to keep Epic and Riot Stake
– League of Legends x Netflix: “Arcane”
– Epic v. Apple Lawsuit

– Kairos Media x Pizza Hut UK
– Envy Gaming x Generation Esports
– NASCAR x Rocket League
– Trovo x Allied Esports
– ESL Gaming x DHL
– McDonald’s Malaysia x Mobile Legends: Bang Bang
– Vodafone Giants x Nesquik
– OverActive Media x Red Bull
– Riot Games x HyperX

Finance + M&A
– Beastcoast: $2.5M Pre-Seed
– Carry1st: $6M Series A
– Metacore: $182M Credit Line
– H3CZ potentially reacquiring OpTic Gaming

– Julien Dupont (Partner Development Director) → Fnatic
– Eric Wachs (VP, Esports Sales) → theScore

New Stuff 
– Ubisoft announced F2P The Division + mobile The Division
– Outright Games revealed new mobile division
– e.l.f. Cosmetics launched initiative for female gamers
– Wild Rift Esports announced World Championship in 2021
– Intel confirms World Open Esports Event



Mark Cai