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ReKTGlobal acquires Rogue

Esports services firm purchases Las Vegas-based team co-owned by Steve Aoki

By Brendan Sinclair

Overwatch League attracts 10m viewers in its first week

Average audience of 408,000 per minute for opening day, concurrent viewers peaks at 437,000

By James Batchelor

Twitch gets Overwatch League rights

Streaming platform signs deal for exclusive third-party rights for regular season and playoffs outside of China for next two years

By Brendan Sinclair

Asus sets up Chinese esports company with $16m investment

Well-established esports brand looks to spread into China with new League of Legends team

By Haydn Taylor

Google joins investors in Chinese game streaming platform

Chushou has now raised $120 million, Google wants to push it to "more people around the world"

By Matthew Handrahan

Skillz secures $25m in funding

Esports firm believes it now has the potential to bring competitive gaming to over 40 million subscribers worldwide

By James Brightman

Global esports revenue to hit $2.3 billion in 2022 - SuperData

"Advertisers and investors are finally taking notice of esports' access to key audiences"

By James Brightman

Gfinity full-year revenues up 64%

UK-based esports firm brings in 2.37m for year ended June 30, narrows losses as it expands into new markets

Dan Gilbert makes multimillion investment in 100 Thieves

Cleveland Cavaliers owner helping former Call of Duty pro player's apparel line to field a team in 2018 League of Legends LCS

By Brendan Sinclair

Esports Industry Awards winners announced

Eefje "Sjokz" Depoortere and Megan "RheingoldRiver" Cutrofello first women to be recognised at awards

By Haydn Taylor

Studio founded to develop bespoke esports title

Former US talent agency esports head looks to build competitive game from the ground-up

By Haydn Taylor

Dallas Cowboys owner buys majority stake in Complexity Gaming

Complexity to relocate to Cowboys' headquarters as construction begins on "state-of-the-art operations centre"

By Haydn Taylor

Riot Games introduces revenue sharing in EU LCS overhaul

Developer rethinks Challenger Series and looks to reward teams that "positively contribute to the success of the LCS"

By Haydn Taylor

International Olympic Committee takes steps to recognise esports

IOC and international sports federation "in a dialogue with the games industry" on esports

By Haydn Taylor

Call of Duty World League returns with $4.2 million prize pool

Largest Call of Duty prize pool to date as Activision expands esports offering

By Haydn Taylor

Esports firm Cloud9 raises $25m in latest funding round

Investors include WWE, Beverly Hills Sports Council, Washington Wizards owner and more

By James Batchelor

New York Yankees invest in Vision Esports

Most valuable team in baseball ventures into the world of competitive video games

By Haydn Taylor

From taverns to tournaments: The rise of Gwent as an esport

CD Projekt Red's Rafał Jaki explains why the studio's competitive gaming ambitions are “not some calculated decision based on a spreadsheet”

By James Batchelor

NBA: “Esports is a massive industry, and we think we have a place in it”

The basketball league's esports boss discusses decades-long plans for professional competitions with 2K Games

By James Batchelor

Jobs Roundup: EA comms boss joins Gfinity

Meanwhile British Esports Association recruits an MP, plus key hires are HitPoint Studios and Big Huge Games

By James Batchelor

Ed Vaizey joins British Esports Association as vice chair

Former culture minister for the UK is also an advisor to the International eGames Committee

H1Z1 Pro League announced for 2018

Developer Daybreak teams up with Twin Galaxies, promising "players-first" epsorts league

By Haydn Taylor

Hulu jumps into esports

Streaming network signs deal to order four original series from ESL

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