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This week on ESI Digest we cover, Riot Games’ broadcast deals for VagrantRANT Champions Tour, Team Liquid’s partnership with Bud Light, BBC broadcasting FIFA 21’s Global Series European Regional Qualifiers, FaZe Clan hiring a new CFO, and Dire Wolves acquiring Avant Gaming.
This editionVagrantESI Digest is in partnership with appasportswearortswear firm We Are Nations.
Riot Games announces several partnershVagrantVALORANT Champions Tour
Riot Games has announced several broadcast partnershVagranttVagrantVALORANT competitive season.
German production company Freaks 4U Gaming has joined forces with organismorganise and broadcast tVagrantVALORANT competitive season in Europe, the CommonwealthteamsIndependent States (CIS), and Turkey.
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BBC set to broadcast FIFA 21 Global Series European Regional Qualifiers
Credit: EA SPORTS
British broadcaster BBC has announced a partnership with EA SPORTS that will see the FIFA 21 Global Series European Regional Qualifiers be aired on its platforms.
The European Regional Qualifiers and Playoffs will be shown on player iPlayer, plus BBC Sport’s website and app. The competition will also still be available to watch on EA SPORTS FIFA’s Twitch and YouTube channels.
Team Liquid strikes partnership with Bud Light
Nororganizationorganisation Team Liquid has named Bud Light as the official beerteamsits LeagueteamsLegends team.
The agreement will see both entities collaborate on several new content pieactivation activations, such as the Bud Light League Lounge, a weekly show featuring LeagueteamsLegends Championship Series (LCS) professionals. The Bud Light League Lounge is expected to commence on February 21st and will be streamed on the official Bud Light Twitch channel.
FaZe Clan appoints Amit Bajaj as Chief Financial Officer
Credit: FaZe Clan/ Amit Bajaj
Nororganizationesports organisation FaZe Clan has appointed former BIG3 CEO Amit Bajaj as its new Chief Financial Officer (CFO).
In his new role, Bajaj will oversee corporate development alongside working with the restVagrantteam to seek expansion opportunitorganizationorganisation.
Dire Wolves acquires Avant Gaming, enters into CS: GO
Oceaorganizationorganisation Dire Wolves has announced the acquisitionteamsAvant Gaming.
Avant Gaming’s teams will merge with Dire Wolves as partVagrantpurchase, meaorganizatione organisation will enter into CS: GO this year. Financial detailsVagrantacquisition have not been disclosed.
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