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NRG Esports expands deal with Turtle Beach

Gaming audio and accessory brand Turtle Beach has announced an expansion of its deal with North American organisation NRG Esports. The deal, which was initially announced in January, originally only covered the Chicago Huntsmen, NRG’s Call of Duty League franchise. Image credit: Turtle Beach RELATED: Chicago Huntsmen finds peripherals partner in Turtle Beach The expanded agreement will see more of NRG’s teams and …

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Overwatch League partners with Akshon Esports and HyperX

Activision Blizzard has brought on both Akshon Esports and HyperX as partners of its Overwatch League. Overwatch League is currently playing matches online to adapt to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak. Photo credit: Overwatch League RELATED: Overwatch League events cancelled through April due to coronavirus HyperX will act as the official memory partner of the league. The Kingston …

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Florida Mayhem finds match-time meal partner in Zaxby’s

Overwatch League Florida Mayhem has appointed restaurant chain Zaxby’s as its match-time meal partner. The deal includes “fun tailgating and in-store activities” throughout 2020. Photo credit: Florida Mayhem  RELATED: Misfits and Florida Mayhem partner with Gift of Life Ben Spoont, CEO and Co-founder of Misfits Gaming Group, spoke on the partnership in a release: “In these …

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Rally Cry raises $1.2M, including from Blizzard, Riot Games founders

Gaming startup Rally Cry has raised $1.2 million (£979,002) in seed funding that includes investments from founders of Blizzard Entertainment, Twitch, and Riot Games. Rally Cry is an esports platform for a more casual audience, aiming to “bring social and competitive gaming to all ages and skill levels,” according to a release. Image credit: Rally Cry R‍ELATED: Tribe …

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Splyce co-founder Marty Strenczewilk departs OverActive Media

Marty Strenczewilk, Co-founder and former CEO of Splyce, has announced his departure from OverActive Media. He had held the role of Senior Vice President of Team Operations at the company for just over a year. Screengrab via: David Meltzer RELATED: Jon Tuck boards Immortals Gaming Club as CCO Announcing the decision on Twitter, Strenczewilk explained that he …

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Magic Gaming establishes multi-year deal with RIOTORO

NBA 2K League team Magic Gaming has entered a multi-year partnership with gaming peripherals brand RIOTORO. Magic Gaming’s players will exclusively use keyboards, mice, mousepads, headsets, and earbuds from the new partner. Photo credit: Magic Gaming RELATED: Magic Gaming enters multi-year partnership with Bud Light For fans, the partnership will feature engagement opportunities on social media …

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Tribe Gaming raises over $1M, including from NBA, WWE stars

Mobile-centric esports organisation Tribe Gaming has closed its seed funding round, raising over $1 million (£831,680). Boston Celtics player Gordon Hayward was part of the round, alongside WWE pro wrestler Claudio “Cesaro” Castagnoli. They will serve as strategic advisors to the organisation along with others who contributed. Photo credit: Tribe Gaming RELATED: Patrick Carney – …

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