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Dan Fleeter Appointed Madison Square Garden Head of Esports, Counter Logic Gaming COO

The Madison Square Garden Company announced this week that it has named Dan Fleeter as its head of esports, as well as the chief operating officer of its Counter Logic Gaming (CLG) organization. Fleeter will oversee all business efforts for CLG and work alongside its existing leadership team. He will focus on new business initiatives, cultivating partnerships and fan […]

German Games Industry Association Appoints Manager for Marketing & Esports

The German Games Industry Association (also known as “game”) announced that Kristin Banse will join the organization as manager for marketing and esports. As well as being the main contact for members of “game esports,” Bense will further develop the association’s social media and online platforms. Banse has previously worked in the German esports space, and was […]

Esports infrastructure provider nets $1.5M investment from Wells Fargo and Galaxy EOS VC Fund

Esports is on the rise, and so is one of its main infrastructure providers, Matcherino. The company that powered more than 6,000 successful tournaments is looking to explore blockchain capabilities with its product, now bolstered by an additional $1.5 million from its Series A-1 round, garnering investments from players like Galaxy EOS VC Fund and […]

Esports Company 100 Thieves Raises $35 Million In Series B

100 Thieves, the esports company co-owned by Grammy-winning artist Drake, talent manager Scooter Braun, billionaire Dan Gilbert and former pro gamer Matt “Nadeshot” Haag, announced today that it’s closed a $35 million Series B. The funding round was led by New York-based private equity and growth investment firm Artist Capital Management. Its chief investment officer Josh Dienstag […]

Fortnite World Cup: the $30m tournament shows esports’ future is already here

Nearly all established sports are going through some degree of hand-wringing over attracting younger fans as their older core ages out. The death of monoculture and explosion of entertainment options, many accessible without leaving one’s bedroom, have seen attendance drops across the board. MLB and NFL teams have fallen over themselves installing on-site daily fantasy […]

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Hershey is gravitating toward opportunities in esports

Amazon’s Twitch acquired social networking platform Bebo for up to $25M to bolster its esports efforts