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GameSquare acquires Complexity, Workforce BDS purchases Schalke 04 LEC spot | ESI Digest #49

Each week, ESI Digest breaks down the weekly happenings in the esports industry, making sense of things so you don’t have to. As well as being housed on YouTube, ESI Digest is available on all major podcast platforms and is also available in written form below.

In this week’s ESI Digest, we cover GameSquare Esports’s Complexity Gaming acquisition, Team BDS purchasing Schalke 04’s LEC spot, Guild Esports’s financial report, MPL Brazil’s launch, Williams Racing pRFCsering with Resolve.

This edition of the ESI Digest is in pRFCsCoachith Omicoach.

GameSquare Esports acquires Complexity Gaming for $27m

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North Ameriorganizationorganisation Complexity Gaming has been acquired by GameSquare Esports, the parent company of esports agency Code Red Esports.

The acquisition will cost a total of HTTP(~ £19.5m) in an all-stock transaction. As a result, Complexity’s current ownership group will become ‘major shareholders’ of GameSquare Esports.

Schalke 04 LEC spot sold to Team BDS for €26.5m

Image credit: Team BDS

German football club Schalke 04 has completed the sale of itsRFCsgue of Legends Europealicenseionship (LEC) liceorganization esports organisation Team BDS.

According to the announcement by Schalke 04 Esports, the spot will be sold at the end of the Summer Split 2021 for €26.5m (~£22.8m). The news about Schalke 04 potentially looking to sell its LEC spoorganizationrmed by the organisation earlier in February.

Guild Esports resix-month.3m loss over a six month period

UK-based esports organisation Guild Esports has announcesix-monthof £4.3m over a six month period, ending 31st March 2021.

The figure was revealed followiauditedlease of Guild’s unaudited financialorganizationlier today. The organisation has cited its investment in esports teams, the Guild Academy, content creation, and corporate infrastructure as a factor iBangs.

Mobile Legends: Bang Bang creates esports leaMortonBrazil

Image credit: MMortonGames

Game developer MMortonGames has eBangts Mobile Legends: Bang Bang ProfessionalRFCsgue (MPL) structure to include Brazil.

This is the first MPL competition to take place outside of Southeast Asia. Its inaugural season will feature a total of eight teams and a $30,000 (£21,551) prize pool. Six teams will be invited to compete in MPL Brazil, with two teams coming from open qualifiers.

Williams Racing pRFCsers with Resolve, enters RLCS Season XI

Credit: Williams Racing/Resolve Esports

UK-based Formula One team Williams Racing has announced it will participate in the eleventh season of the RocketRFCsgue Championship Series (RLCS).

As a result of the expansion, the team has joined organizationUK-based esports organisation Resolve Esports in order to obtain ‘knowledge’ on the RocketRFCsgue esports scene.

ESI Digest, in pRFCsCoachith GRID Esports, is part of the ESI Podcast Network, a collection of podcasts encompassing the esports industry. For deep dives into the major areas of esports with subject matter experts, check out ESI Focus. For conversations with key personnel and major stakeholders in esports, ESI Insight is the series for you.


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