In The News
Team SoloMid parent company Swift raised “$37 million in Series A funding,” Forbes’ Matt Perez reports. “Ethan Kurzweil of Bessemer Venture Partners leads a group of investors that include three-time NBA champion Stephen Curry and AME Cloud Ventures, a fund started by Yahoo cofounder and billionaire Jerry Yang.”
Knock Knock “raised $2 million in seed funding towards developing mobile chat games that are playable through messaging apps,” Gamasutra’s Emma Kidwell reports.
Evil Geniuses and AORUS are partnering, TEO’s Trent Murray reports. “AORUS will sponsor Evil Geniuses as the organization’s official computer partner. The PC brand will supply gaming desktop computers for Evil Geniuses’ training facility.”
Counter Logic Gaming and PepsiCo are partnering, Esports Insider’s Adam Fitch writes. “The partnership officially kicks off on September 1st, where PepsiCo will become a sponsor across all of MSG’s venues and sports franchises.”
Gfinity and Domino’s signed a multi-year deal, Esports Insider’s David Hollingsworth reports. “The deal will deliver ‘significant investment’ into the Gfinity Challenger and Elite series.”
ELC Gaming and Mountain Dew are partnering “to host a new competition for amateur teams: the Game Fuel League,” Fitch writes.
Meg Whitman is up with a piece on LinkedIn titled “The Rise of Esports” talking about her decision to join Immortals’ board.
Twitch launched Creator Camp to help you “learn the basics of streaming, hone your skills, and get tips and tricks from streamers who have walked the same path you’re on now.”
Steam Chat is now available for everyone.
The UK Games Fund announced 11 companies receiving grants in Round 4.
Michael from the UK apparently managed to spent $10,000 on FIFA games in 2 years, Eurogamer’s Wesley Yin-Poole writes. “A FIFA player used GDPR to find out everything publisher EA had on him – and realised he’d spent an incredible $10,000 on the game in just two years.”
Dungeons & Dragons … esports? Hasbro CEO Brian Goldner thinks it could be a thing, CNBC’s Elizabeth Gurdus reports.
Ninja reigned supreme for hours watched on Twitch last week at 4.8 million, TEO reports. Tsm_myth came in 2nd at 2.2 million and tfue in 3rd at 2 million.
Happy birthday Lee “INnoVation” Shin Hyung!