This Week in Esports with Mark Cai 2.22-2.28

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†
– HP to acquire HyperX from Kingston for $425M
– Shopify created its own esports org Shopify Rebellion
– OverActive Media to build 7,000 seat esports venue in Toronto

– Twitch Rivals x Dunkinโ€™
– Team Liquid x IMC
– Giants Software x SPORTFIVE
– Tencentโ€™ KPL x Castrol
– Golden Guardians x Invisalign
– FaZe Clan x Kappa x 433
– FIGHT Esports x TikTok

๐Ÿ’ธ๐…๐ข๐ง๐š๐ง๐œ๐ž + ๐— &๐—”๐Ÿ’ธ
– XSET raised $10M with help from QC Media Holdings

– Matt Hill to lead Espat as CEO
– BITKRAFT Ventures announced new board: Bernhard Mogk, TQ Jefferson, Pany Haritatos, Jen MacLean
– Stefan Chong, former pro, joined EVOS Esports as Business Development Lead
– New York Subliners signed CODM creator BobbyPlays
– Nevzat Ucar joined Luckbox as Head of Content
– FURIA signed Livia Renata Souza as athlete + streamer
– Belong added Pablo Arizmendi-Kalb, Angelo Rossi, and Myrna Rich-Ray to its leadership team.

๐Ÿ†•๐—ก๐—ฒ๐˜„ ๐—ฆ๐˜๐˜‚๐—ณ๐—ณ๐Ÿ†•
– CODM pro Ingrid โ€œSolโ€ Oliveira killed by fellow esports player
– PUBG: New State was announced
– Garena Free Fire revealed 2021 esports plans
– Overwatch League revealed 2021 esports structure + $4.25M prize pot
– officially launched

Mark Cai