September 21, 2020

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This week in esports: BMW, FaZe Clan, Nevada, VALORANT

As always, we’ve rounded up the biggest and best stories from the past week so...

As always, we’ve rounded up the biggest and best stories from the past week so you can stay abreast of the industry’s biggest happenings. This week in esports saw BMW partner with five organisations, FaZe Clan raise $40 million, Nevada approve more esports bets, and Riot Games reveal VALORANT esports plans.

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BMW partners with Cloud9, Fnatic, FunPlus Phoenix, G2 Esports, and T1

Image credit: BMW

German automotive giant BMW partnered with Cloud9, Fnatic, FunPlus Phoenix, G2 Esports, and T1.

The partnerships will insist of content activations across social media, a jersey sponsorship, the sharing of information, and “technology transfer” with BMW’s engineers and designers on both software and hardware.

Read the full article here.

FaZe Clan details $40 million Series A funding round

FaZe Clan Investment Loan Facility
Photo credit: FaZe Clan

North American organisation FaZe Clan unveiled details on its Series A funding round, in which it raised $40 million (£32 million).

The round was led by Jimmy Iovine and included contributions from singers and rappers Pitbull, Swae Lee, Yo Gotti, DJ Paul, Ray J, Disco Fries, and Offset; sports figures such as Nyjah Huston, Meyers Leonard, Gregory Van Der Wiel, Josh Hart, and Jamal Murray; and a host of entrepreneurs and executives.

Read the full article here.

Riot Games unveils initial approach to esports for VALORANT

VALORANT Esports Plans
Image credit: Riot Games

Riot Games released its initial esports plans for its free-to-play first-person shooter title, VALORANT.

Riot Games claims competitive integrity, accessibility, and authenticity are at the forefront of its plans for VALORANT’s competitive endeavours. It’s looking to make the game accommodating to aspiring professional players with “merit-based competition” and will enable third-party tournaments for the foreseeable future.

Read the full article here.

Nevada sportsbooks permitted to accept bets on League of Legends, Overwatch

Nevada esports bets LEC LCS Overwatch League
Photo credit: Riot Games

The Nevada Gaming Control Board approved wagers for the League of Legends European Championship (LEC), League of Legends Championship Series (LCS), and Overwatch League.

Read the full article here.

European Masters on menu for Nevada bettors following regulator approval

BMW partners with Cloud9, Fnatic, FunPlus Phoenix, G2 Esports, and T1
Photo credit: European Masters

The Nevada Gaming Control Board also announced that it would permit sportsbooks to offer wagers on the League of Legends European Masters.

Read the full article here.

Call of Duty League betting approved by Nevada regulators

CDL Launch Weekend Minnesota ROKKR
Photo credit: Call of Duty League

Additionally, the Nevada Gaming Control Board issued a notice of approval permitting sportsbooks to offer wagers on the Call of Duty League through 2020.

Read the full article here.

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