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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.

The world of Counter Strike: Global Offensive esports is about to leap into a new era with its first team-owned franchise league, but these developments aren't being welcomed by the game's developer, Valve. Callum McCarthy dives into the idiosyncratic world of Counter Strike economics.

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