Gaming

COLOGNE: The Central European division of Universal Music Group (UMG) have announced a multi-year partnership with ESL Gaming, the world’s biggest eSports company that will be managed out of UMG’s Berlin headquarters.

The aim of the agreement is to exclusively help Universal discover and promote new artists through ESL’s global tournaments and channels. In an industry first, UMG will partner with ESL to create the ultimate destination for gaming and music fans alike to experience the official soundtrack of the world’s esports leagues and tournaments. 

Jan 21, 2021 15:01
TORONTO: Determined to start the New Year with a bang, Blitzpoker, majority owned by Canada's i3 Interactive Inc., has launched the Indian Poker Online Championship (IOPC). 
Jan 20, 2021 17:01
LAS VEGAS: MGM Resorts International announced Tuesday it had rescinded its offer to buy Ladbrokes-owner Entain plc, saying it does not intend to submit a revised proposal for the British firm that snubbed an $11 billion takeover approach earlier this month.
Jan 20, 2021 16:01
IRVINE, Calif.: Allied Esports Entertainment, Inc., a global esports entertainment company, and Element Partners, LLC, a privately-held investment vehicle, have announced a definitive agreement under which Element will acquire the company’s poker-related business and assets, including the entities comprising the World Poker Tour (WPT).
Jan 19, 2021 14:01
NEW DELHI: The online gaming industry on Monday urged the government to set up a self-regulatory body to standardise regulations for the entire online skill gaming sector and not just the fantasy sports industry. PTI quotes the Online Rummy Federation (TORF), in a statement, arguing that like fantasy sports, India's skill gaming industry suffers from the same byzantine set of state-by-state laws and regulations.
Jan 19, 2021 13:01
LONDON: The speaker line-up for the SBC Digital India Conference and exhibition is set to feature the founders of some of the market leaders in the country’s fast-growing real-money gaming industry. The conference agenda for the online event on 27-28 January 2021 will address many of the major issues influencing the future of India’s online skill game, sports, esports, lottery, and land-based casino sectors. 
Jan 18, 2021 12:01
MUMBAI: Nazara Technologies has become the first Indian gaming technology company to seek a market debut, having filed initial public offering documents with the market regulators on Friday. 
Jan 18, 2021 11:01
KUALA LUMPUR: The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has announced an official partnership with Sportradar for worldwide data and associated media rights for major AFC competitions for the cycles 2021-2024 and 2025-2028.
Jan 15, 2021 17:01
NEW DELHI: Online fantasy sports platforms (OFSPs) are a novel tool for engaging sports fans, according to “Building a Sporting Culture in India through Online Fantasy Sports”, a report published Friday by Koan Advisory Group, a New Delhi based consulting firm. 
Jan 15, 2021 12:01
BERLIN-BASED ESPORTS ORGANISATION G2 Esports announced Thursday a new partnership with global sportswear brand adidas.  Financial terms of the multi-year deal, which sees adidas as G2's official sports apparel provider, were not disclosed. 
Jan 14, 2021 14:01
MUMBAI: Voot, Reliance-owned Viacom 18 Media's over-the-top (OTT) platform, has acquired streaming rights for Poker Sports League, which will be conducting its third season online on account of the COVID-19 pandemic. Zee5, Disney+Hotstar, Jio TV and MX Player were also in talks to acquire PSL media rights, Livemint reports.