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ESL Gaming, the Modern Times Group-owned esports company, has struck an exclusive broadcast deal in Israel with The Gaming Channel

ESL co-founders Ralf Reichert and Alexander Müller found success by bringing their love of football and American sports leagues to esports, laying the foundation for careers that have spanned three decades.

The German Football League (DFL) has entered into a strategic partnership with Sweden-based ESL, the world’s largest esports company, to further develop the Virtual Bundesliga. 

The influence of traditional sports executives is growing at esports rights-holders, leading to deeper partnerships with legacy media companies. Callum McCarthy reports.

DreamHack and ESL, the two eSports event organisers owned by the Sweden-based Modern Times Group, have merged organisations and will operate under a company to be known as ESL Gaming

Esports entertainment company Modern Times Group (MTG) has promoted Maria Redin to group president and chief executive, while Alexander Inglot has been appointed as the first commissioner of the ESL’s C…

DMAX, the Turkish arm of international media group Discovery, has acquired the rights to four top-tier CS:GO tournaments

Esports organisations DreamHack and ESL have agreed a new three-year broadcast deal in Brazil, awarding rights to commercial broadcaster Globo and entertainment streaming platform Omelete

Esports organisations ESL and DreamHack have agreed a rights deal with Chinese streaming platform DouYu

Germany-based esports tournament organiser ESL has named Craig Levine as its new co-chief executive and agreed a new partnership with electrical goods and home appliances retailer Euronics

The International Olympic Committee will meet today to discuss ways of pushing ahead with plans for a "frugal" Tokyo Games next year

Cricket Australia confirmed it will stage the longest ever Big Bash League in 2020-21, despite some players calling for a reduced version of the domestic Twenty20 tournament – Reuters A

Hungarian esports broadcaster Esport1 has extended its media-rights agreement for the the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive ESL Pro Tour circuit with esports organisations ESL and DreamHack.

Germany-based global esports tournament organiser ESL has named former ProSiebenSat.1 executive Stefan Beitz as its new chief financial officer

DreamHack Sports Games, the company that creates esports leagues and tournaments for traditional sports organisers, has appointed Mark Bjørk to the role of chief operating officer.

Snack brand Pringles has extended its sponsorship of ESL esports competitions across multiple markets, including Germany, Poland and the Nordics

Even as Covid-19 took a terrible toll on ESL’s event business, it helped the 11th season of the Pro League become the most viewed in its history. Callum McCarthy reports on how organisers put the event together despite the pandemic, and what its success suggests for esports' wider outlook.