Each week, ESI digest breaks down the week’s events and makes sense of them so that you don’t have too. You can find the ESI Digest on all major platforms as well as below in written form. This weeks ESI Digest covers G2 Esports’ appointment of Alban Dechelotte as Tribe Gamings newest investor. Envy Gaming sponsoring a World Chase Tag and an Israeli media rights agreement with The Gaming Channel.
Nuevi is this issue’s partner. Alban Dechelotte (formerly of Riot Games) has been named the new General Manager for G2 Esports. Dechelotte was previously the Head of Partnerships and Business Development at Riot Games.
He was employed by both Coca-Cola Company and Havas Sports and Entertainment France. Tribe Gaming was purchased by Spurs Sports and Entertainment. The deal, according to the release, will allow for cross-content collaborations and co-branded marketing efforts. It will also provide opportunities for talent and audience crossover and shared strategic expertise.
Envy Gaming, a North American company, has become a sponsor for the World Chase Tag team. The team’s name will be changed as a result. World Chase Tag is an international league that integrates parkour-based competition in a game tag.
In order to mark a player out of the game, competitors will chase another player along a course. The Rocket League team Top Blokes was renamed to SMPR. As the organization grows, it is expected that the team will be closer to its owner.
All current and future rosters will operate under the brand SMPR. Israel’s exclusive media rights are held by The Gaming Channel. The Gaming Channel will continue to broadcast selected tournaments from ESL Pro Tour in Hebrew throughout the rest of the year.
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