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The Week in Esports

06/17/21: Krafton’s big payload; Riot orders five for Worlds; Gen.G buffs crew

  • Riot Games revealed the quintet of Chinese cities who will host the 2021 League of Legends World Championship
  • A $3 million prize pool awaits competitors in the Fortnite Champion Series All-Star Showdown
  • Leagues continue opening their doors to in-person play
  • Meanwhile, the BLAST Premier Fall Final 2021 will be one of the first CS:GO tournaments to play host to a live audience
  • E3 saw a big play from Verizon on Monday
  • Team Liquid and Verizon entered into a multi-year partnership
  • Verizon also announced that it is teaming with Dignitas
  • Elsewhere, G FUEL announced its new "Yuzu Slash" flavor
  • Ubisoft inked a multi-year partnership with training platform Aim Lab
  • Esports tournament organizer BLAST Premier and Bondly, an NFT solutions provider, teamed up
  • The American SportZ Exchange announced a strategic alliance with Esports Technologies
  • Nerd Street cut a deal with Razer
  • FaZe Clan made history as the team landed the July cover of Sports Illustrated
  • FaZe Clan is also partnering with Seth Rogen & Lauren Miller Rogen’s charity HFC
  • XSET and Big Brothers Big Sisters of America (BBBSA) allied on a new partnership
  • Com2uS, the creators of the fantasy RPG franchise Summoners War are opening the doors to two upcoming online esports events

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