TEO Monday Morning Briefing, 28/05/2018

Fortnite gears up for esports with a $100M prize pool, ESL One debuts multiple new sponsors in Birmingham, and League of Legends makes its way to ESPN—though it might not be the deal everyone was hoping for. Missed any of … Read More

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FaZe Clan Signs Peripheral Partnership Deal with SteelSeries

SteelSeries will be the exclusive peripheral sponsor for all teams playing under FaZe Clan. The deal includes sleeve logo placement on FaZe Clan jerseys. SteelSeries also currently sponsors team orgs Evil Geniuses, North, and Cavs Legion GC. FaZe Clan  has … Read More

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BBC Three to Broadcast Live Coverage of ESL One Birmingham

Online TV channel BBC Three will broadcast semi-final and final matches from ESL One Birmingham. Coverage will feature BBC Radio 1 presenter Julia Hardy, alongside professional Dota 2 casters. This will be the first ESL event broadcast by the BBC, … Read More

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Turtle Beach Partners With OpTic OWL Franchise, the Houston Outlaws

Overwatch League team the Houston Outlaws will promote Turtle Beach headsets and gear in training, streams, and practice. Turtle Beach has been partnered with the Outlaws’ parent, OpTic Gaming, since 2017. Houston Outlaws also have a sponsorship deal with T-Mobile, … Read More

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Aston Villa FC Launches Gaming Division, Partners With EGL for FIFA Tournaments

English soccer club Aston Villa FC announces gaming division. In partnership with the European Gaming League (EGL), AVFC will launch a FIFA 18 tournament in June. No English soccer clubs have a presence in any non-football esports title yet. Aston … Read More

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Overwatch League Viewership Dips Further As Final Stage Begins

The final stage of the Overwatch League inaugural season fails to exceed opening week viewership for previous stages. Day 2 of last week was one of the least watched of the league so far, with the main Overwatch broadcast averaging … Read More

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Team Liquid Parent Company aXiomatic Raises $25M in Series B Funding

aXiomatic, which owns a controlling stake in Team Liquid, has raised $25M in series B investment. Bruce Karsh, executive board member of the Golden State Warriors and president of Oaktree Capital Management, led the round. Other backers include Ted Leonsis, … Read More

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DHL Is the Latest Brand to Sponsor ESL One Tournament Series

ESL announces that DHL will be its official shipping and logistics partner for ESL One competitions. DHL will handle event logistics, and will feature in livestream and social media content. First event to feature partnership will be the ESL One … Read More

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Newbee Finds New Gaming Chair Partner in Secretlab

Chinese esports org Newbee Gaming signs sponsorship deal with gaming chair brand Secretlab. Secretlab will release a custom, Newbee-branded OMEGA 2018 chair. Secretlab currently sponsors PGL esports events, Tempo Storm, and NBA 2K League team Blazer5 Gaming. Newbee Gaming has … Read More

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Fnatic and AMD Continue Partnership for Third Year Running

Fnatic and AMD renew partnership, which includes both, product promotion and jersey visibility. On top of Ryzen processors, deal will now include Radeon RX series graphic cards. Deal renewal includes co-branded content creation. To date, Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) has … Read More

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