This Week in Esports with Mark Cai 1/8-1/24

๐Ÿ”ฅ ๐“๐ก๐ข๐ฌ ๐–๐ž๐ž๐ค ๐ˆ๐ง ๐„๐ฌ๐ฉ๐จ๐ซ๐ญ๐ฌ/๐†๐š๐ฆ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐Ÿ”ฅ
๐Ÿ.๐Ÿ๐Ÿ–-๐Ÿ.๐Ÿ๐Ÿ’, ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ

๐Ÿ†๐—ง๐—ผ๐—ฝ ๐—ง๐—ต๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐Ÿ†
– ESPN x Rocket League – X Games Aspen 2021
– Astralis dove into music with Universal Music Group
– Jan Neumeister and Justin Kenna, former FaZe Clan, joined GameSquare Esports 

– Enthusiast Gaming x Samsung
– Fnatic x Jack Linkโ€™s
– Team Vitality x Incept, Garmin
– Alliance x VBET
– Vodafone Giants x MAGGI FUSIAN
– 100 Plus x Team Secret
– LEC x KitKat, Logitech G, KIA

๐Ÿ’ธ๐…๐ข๐ง๐š๐ง๐œ๐ž + ๐— &๐—”๐Ÿ’ธ
– VSPN raised $60M in Series B+
– Enthusiast Gaming to raise $36.9M, stock price at peak
– Nations Ventures invested in Hypr Carry
– Turnip raised $1.63M in seed round

– Scott Steedman appointed CCO at DreamHack Sports Games
– Charlie Allen launched new agency Road House
– eFuse added Neil Duffy and Herb May to revenue team 
– Tali Fischer joined NZXT as PR Director
– FanAI hired David Bachowski as CTO
– Esports Technologies gained Clinton Sparks as advisor
– Artem Bykov joined ESL Gaming as new GM
– Unity Software named Peter Moore as SVP, Sports & Live Entertainment.

๐Ÿ†•๐—ก๐—ฒ๐˜„ ๐—ฆ๐˜๐˜‚๐—ณ๐—ณ๐Ÿ†•
– New โ€˜Return toLANโ€™ protocol from ESL Gaming

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