Overwatch League (OWL) doesn’t need no dang commissioner. Johanna Faries, current commissioner of the Call of Duty League (CDL), will take over administering OWL with a new role as Head of Leagues. Fairies will oversee team and broadcast operations as well as being the league administrator for both leagues. Kevin Hitt at The Esports Observer has the full story.
Stream Hatchet has put out its Video Game Streaming Trends Report – Q3 2020. Some highlights include streaming being up 73% YOY, YouTube continuing to slowly close the gap with Twitch in the livestreaming segment, and League of Legends remaining at the top of the charts for total hours watched. There is tons more to get from the report, and I highly recommend taking some time to check it out.
The new esports organization that is making waves in the London stock market is Guild Esports. Guild Esports has completed its floatation on the London Stock Exchange, with a market capitalization of £41.2 million. The organization is the first esports org to be on the London Stock exchange. Guild first gained notoriety when it was announced that David Beckham would be a co-owner, and has raised significant capital since. Jonno Nicholson at Esports Insider has the full story.
Corsair and Amuka Esports are partnering. The peripheral and hardware manufacturer will team up with the Canadian venue and tournament provider for a multi-event partnership. Corsair will become the exclusive peripherals and gaming chair partner of Waves Gaming, the flagship venue from Amuka Esports, which will also host a Corsair Gaming Zone. Thomas Lace at Esports Insider has more.