This Week in Esports with Mark Cai – Aug. 16-22

This Week in Esports

This Week in Esports/Gaming
8.16-8.22, 2021

Top Three
– Content creator game shows are taking off
– T1 launched new esports academy
– Roblox under fire for business model exploiting children + shootings in game

– American Eagle x Twitch
– Tribe Gaming x Razer Scholarship
– ASTRO Gaming x Andbox, Timbuk2
– Complexity Gaming x Alcon
– Roc Nation Sports x GameSquare Esports
– Natus Vincere x Bybit
– NRG Esports x Guild of Guardians

Finance + M&A
– ARterra Labs raised funding
– Mobalytics named LS and Nemesis as co-owners
– Juked received investment from Kevin Lin, Jon Shipman
– FaZe Clan received investment from Cox Enterprises
– TinyBuild acquired Animal
– Mountaintop: $30M Series A
– XR Games: $2M raise

– Ashley Maidy (Head, Global Consumer Products) → Riot Games
– Hollie Bennett (Head, Influencers/Engagement) → Frontier
– Pete Smith (VP, Partnerships) → Tencent
– Taylor Heitzig-Rhodes (Director, Talent Management) → Evil Geniuses

New Stuff
– ESL Mobile announced League of Legends: Wild Rift SEA Championship
– Skillshot Media revealed Uptown Atlanta esports hub

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