This Week in Esports with Mark Cai, September 6th-14th

Esports moving mainstream!

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Ÿฒ๐ญ๐ก – ๐’๐ž๐ฉ๐ญ๐ž๐ฆ๐›๐ž๐ซ ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ‘๐ญ๐ก ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ

– Team SMG inks 1-year deal with Under Armour
– RPM Esports partners with HyperX
– BLASTโ€™s Ignition Series sponsored by Alienware Corporation and Gillette
– Nordavind establishes partnership with SteelSeries
– Golden Guardians partner with Softgiving
– OG Esports partners with DMScript

– Alex Harris joins London Esports Ltd as part-owner and head of marketing

– initiates crowd equity fundraising campaign
– Simplicity Esports and Gaming Company to acquire four esports centers in Florida

๐Ÿ†•๐—ก๐—ฒ๐˜„ ๐—Ÿ๐—ฎ๐˜‚๐—ป๐—ฐ๐—ต๐—ฒ๐˜€๐Ÿ†•
– Formula 1 announces new mobile esports championship
– Ubisoft announces Rainbow Six World Cup with Tony Parker ambassador
– University of Washington launches UW Esports program
– Esports deemed official sport competition in Ukraine