Esports

Thai pay-television broadcaster TrueVisions is threatening not to show the end of the extended Thai League 1 football season, and is demanding a reduction in its rights fees for the competition

Fifa and EA Sports have announced a new series of international fixtures between China and South Korea to extend their popular online esports tournament, the eChallenger Series

Telecoms operator Telia has furthered its presence in esports by joining forces with the Veikkausliiga to launch a new league for the top division of Finnish club football

World Athletics has halted the process allowing Russian track and field athletes to compete internationally as neutral athletes after Russian Athletics missed a deadline to pay a $6

Amaury Sports Organisation has teamed up with online cycling platform Zwift to launch the first-ever Virtual Tour de France, with professional races taking place in both men’s and women’s classifications. 

Mixer, the esports live streaming platform owned by technology giant Microsoft, is to be closed from July 22, following a deal struck between its owner and Facebook

Major League Soccer has announced it will stage the postponed eMLS Cup as a virtual event on June 28

Japan’s Nikko Asset Management has launched an exchange-traded fund in Hong Kong aiming to tap into the growth of the computer games and esports industry.

Liberty Media’s major investment into Formula 1's digital media operations has demonstrated its value during sport’s global lockdown, believes Frank Arthofer, the series’ global head of digital media and licensing.

Callum McCarthy looks at Formula 1 team McLaren's recent tie-ups within sim racing and esports, and how this reflects on real-life operations

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.

Bank’s investment office is recommending investments in esports and gaming. Says Covid-19 will accelerate sector growth in Asia-Pac. Sees game developers as the biggest beneficiaries of growth.

Sports marketing agency Orsen has revealed the line up of figures from across the world of sports and entertainment who will compete in its Solidarity Challenge, an initiative created in partnership with…

UK public-service broadcaster the BBC has acquired rights to the W Series’ new esports competition, which launches tomorrow (Thursday). The BBC will cover the 10-race series on its digital platforms.

Football streaming platform MyCujoo has ramped up its association with the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) by agreeing a deal to live stream its esports competition

Esports and gaming solutions provider Gfinity has signed a five-year deal with Abu Dhabi Motorsport Management (ADMM), operator of Formula 1’s annual Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, to design, develop and deliver a…

The Singapore-based Global Esports Federation has appointed a Brand, Marketing, Commercial and Communication Commission featuring an array of experienced sports industry executives

Formula One will not cancel a race this season even if a driver tests positive for Covid-19, series chief executive Chase Carey has said - BBC

Australian commentators hailed rule changes in the National Rugby League that led to an exciting game as the 2020 season got back underway yesterday with the Parramatta Eels beating the Brisbane Broncos…

Sri Lanka's government has scrapped its plans for a new $40m cricket stadium after warnings from former national team cricketers that it would end up a 'white elephant' - Channel News Asia/AFP

Formula 1 is reportedly set to reveal plans for an eight-race European leg to commence its 2020 season, with the caveat that this will depend on the Covid-19 situation in the UK

Sports marketing agency Orsen has announced the launch of the Solidarity Challenge, an initiative created in partnership with video game developer Konami to raise funds on behalf of the Covid-19 Solidarity…

Automobile Club de l'Ouest, organiser of the 24 Hours of Le Mans motor racing event, has teamed up with the World Endurance Championship and Motorsport Games, the racing game developer and esports specialist,…

Dentsu is to extend its reach in esports, establishing its own division through its subsidiary MKTG, part of the Dentsu Aegis Network, the Japanese conglomerate’s media and digital marketing communications a…

IMG has been selected as the first exclusive licensing agency for Ubisoft-developed video game franchises Assassin’s Creed and Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege in Europe and Asia.

The Ladies Professional Golf Association has become the latest sports organization to create a players-only esports tournament designed to fill the sports competition void amid the global Covid-19 pandemic

The Association of European Professional Football Leagues has announced plans for a new esports competition, Stay2Score, launching this week

Sports data and content company Sportradar has added esports competitions Overwatch League and Call of Duty League to its portfolio of integrity services properties

The International Ice Hockey Federation has announced plans to host its first Esports Fan Championship later this month

Endeavor, the US-based sports and entertainment group whose assets include the IMG agency and Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), is set to sell part of its stake in US video game and software developer…

The NBA 2K League has signed a multifaceted rights deal with ESPN, which includes the first linear broadcasts of the National Basketball Association’s esports property in the US.

International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach has stated the Olympic Movement’s response to Covid-19 is likely to result in further cost-cutting measures and flagged up Olympic postponement costs a…

The IMG agency has united eight of its top tennis clients, including the Williams sisters and Naomi Osaka, with leading names from the world of sport, entertainment and fashion to launch a new virtual…

Churchill Downs, the organizers of the Kentucky Derby, has announced it will conduct a virtual running of the iconic horse racing event on May 2

Current league rights holders ESPN, ESPN2, FS1, MLB Network each involved

The National Hockey League has become the latest major sports organization to create a players-only esports tournament to help fill the sports competition void amid the global Covid-19 pandemic