This Week in Esports with Mark Cai: September 21st-27th

๐Ÿ”ฅ๐“๐ก๐ข๐ฌ ๐–๐ž๐ž๐ค ๐ˆ๐ง ๐„๐ฌ๐ฉ๐จ๐ซ๐ญ๐ฌ (๐“๐–๐ˆ๐„)๐Ÿ”ฅ
๐’๐ž๐ฉ๐ญ๐ž๐ฆ๐›๐ž๐ซ ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐ฌ๐ญ – ๐’๐ž๐ฉ๐ญ๐ž๐ฆ๐›๐ž๐ซ ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ•๐ญ๐ก ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ

– League of Legends Esports partners with Mercedes-Benz AG
– FATE Esports partners with HyperX
– RhinoShield to produce Team Vitality phone accessories
– CSL College partner with HBCU Esports League

– Indiaโ€™s Mobile Premier League (MPL) raises $90 million Series C
– Corsair raises $119M in IPO
– Top Dawg Entertainment founder invests in ReKTGlobal, Inc.

– 100 Thieves brings on execs Mark Rasoul and Julie Van 
– Dignitas promotes Robin Johansson and James Baker to head esports
– Fnatic appoints Lucien Boyer as new Chairman, adds Soraya Sobh and George Mead

๐Ÿ†•๐—ก๐—ฒ๐˜„ ๐—ฆ๐˜๐˜‚๐—ณ๐—ณ๐Ÿ†•
– Riot Games announces First Strike
– Waterloo Region digs deep into esports with Subnation
– Murdoch University to build esports hub
– ESL Gaming, DreamHack unveil revised ESL Pro Tour 2021 format
– Ukrainian Professional Esports Association unveils five-year strategy for esports development in Ukraine