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ESL Gaming and Intel invest $100m in esports via partnership renewal

Events organiser ESL Gaming has agreed a three-year renewal of its sponsorship deal with technology company Intel, marking the longest-running commercial arrangement in the...

European football raises most suspicious betting activity, GLMS report finds

European football has been flagged as the most responsible sport across the continent for suspicious betting alerts in the first quarter of 2021 by...

IOC launches OVS esports events in conjunction with sporting federations

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has partnered with five international sports federations (IF) and game publishers to launch the Olympic Virtual Series (OVS). Initial federations...

EA esports division deploys Grass Valley for ‘broadcast quality storytelling’

Electronic Arts Competitive Gaming Entertainment (CGE), the developer’s esports division, has tapped broadcast technology vendor Grass Valley to enable fully distributed and remote production...

ESIC names Oddin as esports anti-corruption supporter

The Esports Integrity Commission (ESIC) has certified Czech betting software provider Oddin as an ‘anti-corruption supporter’, safeguarding pro-esports interests against the threats of match-fixing...

Formula One announces plans for first female-only esports competition

Formula One has unveiled plans for its new female-only qualification route into the Pro Exhibition called the F1 Esports Series Women’s Wildcard. Set to commence...

Athletes are the ‘main casualty’ of match-fixing, says ESIC

Reaffirming its independence as an organisation, the Esports Integrity Commission (ESIC) has taken the opportunity ‘to clear false narratives’, issuing a statement regarding its...

How can Africa bridge the gap between esports and new technologies?

Africa’s esports market has long been thwarted by the country’s lacking internet connectivity, but with the introduction of 5G on the horizon, that could...

Guild Esports finalises EMEA-wide Subway sponsorship

Guild Esports has struck a two-year sponsorship agreement with sandwich franchise Subway, covering 55 markets in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). The British...

European sports sponsorship dips 9% in 2020 as football comes out...

The European sponsorship market has dipped 23% as a result of the coronavirus crisis, according to the 2021 ESA Sponsorship Market Overview. The report, conducted...