Esports

Space, a Swedish company established to create contemporary digital cultural hubs, has announced that it is set to open Europe’s largest dedicated esports facility in Stockholm.

Major League Soccer's esports property eMLS is gaining three new teams for 2020: LAFC, Nashville SC and Austin FC, bringing the total number of entrants to 25

US video game developer and events organiser Blizzard Entertainment has suspended Hong Kong-based esport player Ng "Blitzchung" Wai Chung for 12 months, and withheld his prize money for participation in…

The Eredivisie, the top division of Dutch club football, has partnered with esports event organiser DreamHack with the goal of creating the world’s leading EA Sports Fifa 20 league.

Sixteen professional Fortnite players from across North America and Europe have announced the formation of the Fortnite Professional Players’ Association (FNPPA), which is designed to build a better r…

The NBA 2K League is adding a team from Shanghai for next season, which will become the first franchise outside of North America to join the National Basketball Association's esports property.

English Premier League football club Manchester City has built on its presence in esports by agreeing what it claims is an innovative partnership with US esports and entertainment organisation FaZe Clan

Esports organization Dignitas has raised $30m (€27m) in new investment, with a Series A funding round led by its controlling shareholders Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment and Fertitta Entertainment.

Mark Waller joined McLaren Racing in May from the NFL, becoming the British motorsport team's managing director of sales and marketing. He's relishing his new role, and sees opportunities to drive the business forward in adding consumer-facing sponsors, creating more digital content, and expanding the team's already impressive esports programme.

As esports have exploded in China over the past decade, eFootball, now a category itself, is undergoing a meteoric rise in the mainland.

The recent round of video game licensing deals signed by clubs and leagues with EA Sports and Konami show how complicated the video game licensing business has become. Callum McCarthy examines whether it is better to sell rights collectively or go it alone.

Callum McCarthy looks at the various ways in which lesser-known European host cities are benefiting from staging a variety of international esports competitions.

SailGP, the new global sailing league developed by software tycoon Larry Ellison and former sailor Sir Russell Coutts, has embraced gaming with the launch of eSailGP, a video game and esports competition…

Scuf Gaming has been named the official controller partner of eMLS, Major League Soccer's competitive esports property, in a multiyear deal

Following the 2017 establishment of the NBA 2K League, the National Basketball Association is now helping to create a new global esports competition based on the popular NBA 2K video game franchise.

Venue to be the largest esports training facility of its kind in North American upon opening

Eric Tveter, former Central Europe chief executive of telco Liberty Global, has become a major investor and the first chairman of London-based start-up Veloce Esports.

The Shanghai Esports Association signed deals with event partners to formally launch the 2019 Esports Shanghai Masters, the city's first esports league, which will take place in Jing'an Sports Centre between…

Chinese live-streaming platform Huya has today (Monday) agreed a strategic joint venture with Swedish media company Modern Times Group (MTG) that will see it acquire a minority stake in the latter’s e…

Chinese state-owned telecoms group China Unicom and technology conglomerate Tencent's gaming division has signed a strategic co-operation agreement to build "5G esport laboratories" to accelerate progress…

European football’s governing body Uefa has partnered with Konami to launch an esports tournament themed around next year’s European Championships, while the Japanese video game developer has tied up …

Chinese media company Netease is building an esports park in Shanghai that will cost $725m (€648m).

Communications firm WPP has backed Tel Aviv-based adtech startup Anzu,io Inc in a $6.5m (€5.7m) series A funding round.

Esports superstar Tyler “Ninja” Blevins has announced he is taking his video game live streams from the Amazon-owned Twitch to Microsoft’s Mixer platform on an exclusive basis. Ninj

Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment – the ownership group of the NBA Philadelphia 76ers and NHL New Jersey Devils – is taking a deeper dive into the esports industry by investing in start-up measurement and…

Asian mixed martial arts promotion One Championship has announced Singapore, Jakarta and Tokyo as the first destinations for its new esports series, along with hiring Carlos Alimurung to lead the venture

Chinese esports streaming platform DouYu, which is backed by social media and gaming giant Tencent Holdings, are planning to partner with global investment company Mitsui & Co

Formula One has outlined its belief that its first regional esports competition can boost the positioning of the motor-racing championship in China after revealing further details behind the project today…

A professional esport league for Mobile Legends: Bang Bang in Indonesia has adopted a franchise model, charging a one-time fee of $1m (€898,000) for a permanent spot in the league.

Shares in esports streaming platform DouYu, which is backed by social media and gaming giant Tencent Holdings,  started trading on the Nasdaq market today as part of the biggest IPO by a Chinese company …

Multiplatform media company IDN Media has acquired Indonesian esports website GGWP.ID, aiming to make it the "ESPN of e-sports"

Major League Baseball announced an esports tournament across Chongqing, Chengdu, Xi'an, Beijing, Hangzhou and Shanghai on their Weibo account

After being one of the first companies to receive 5G licences for commercial use in China last month, China Mobile announced their first foray into esports competitions in partnership with TJ Sports, Blizzard…

Major League Soccer is expecting more of its teams to take part in its esports competition, the eMLS Cup, in 2020

Tie-in highlights latest link between traditional sports and video gaming

Media group Dentsu is launching a football-themed mobile game, based on Japanese football-themed children’s cartoon Captain Tsubasa and featuring the likenesses of 10,000 real-world players including L…