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July 2, 2020

PlayBrain raises $6 million to grow esports in Japan

Japanese content provider and esports event organizer, PlayBrain, raised $6 million in its Series A funding round, led by BITKRAFT Esports Ventures. The raised money will be used to manage tournaments and leagues in Japan. Additionally, funds will go towards creating esports content. Series A round funding totals up PlayBrain’s raised money to an astounding […]

July 1, 2020

Redeye leaves esports following accusations of violence

Paul “Redeye” Chaloner announced his departure of the esports industry after allegations of assault were made against him this weekend. This primarily comes from former colleague and caster James Banks, who tweeted a statement on June 27 claiming Chaloner punched a London-based tournament organizer while working there in 2015. The statement said Redeye was placed […]

June 30, 2020

Gamer Republic tries to crowdfund $20 million to join LCK

Gamer Republic is currently trying to enter League of Legends Champions Korea through crowdfunding. To offset the large costs of applying to be an LCK team, Gamer Republic turned to Kickstarter. While many organizations have suffered because of the pandemic, esports saw a huge increase in viewership and interest. For example, some of the broadcasting […]

June 29, 2020

Top 10 most watched Twitch streamers in 2020

Following the major esports news that Microsoft’s Mixer closed down, Unikrn created a list of the top 10 Twitch streamers of 2020. A combination of factors made the 2020 esports broadcasting environment very unique. Among these factors for growth, the pandemic forcing more users online boosted 2020 Twitch viewership. For example, the year-on-year viewership growth […]

June 27, 2020

David Beckham launches new company, Guild Esports

Guild Esports, a London-based esports business co-owned by football legend David Beckham, just announced a global launch. Guild Esports’ first team will begin the competition in the Fall, starting with Fortnite, FIFA, and Rocket League. Scouts will look for athletes who can commit to the team who will be coached to develop their skills. Guild […]