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This Week in Esports 3.22 – 3.28, 2021


๐Ÿ†๐—ง๐—ผ๐—ฝ ๐—ง๐—ต๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐Ÿ†
– ByteDance acquired publisher Moonton at $4B valuation
– ESL launched mobile gaming esports ecosystem
– FaZe Clan brought on the Nuke Squad

๐Ÿค๐—ฃ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐˜๐—ป๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜€๐—ต๐—ถ๐—ฝ๐˜€๐Ÿค
– 100 Thieves x Truly Hard Seltzer + Twisted Tea Hard Iced Tea
– Evil Geniuses x Elysian Brewing
– Washington Justice x DC Brau Brewery
– Enthusiast Gaming x TikTok
– Team Endpoint x CeX
– Riot Games LoL Wild Rift x Secretlab + 100PLUS
– MAD Lions x SEAT
– PSG Talon x GIGABYTE AORUS
– Esports Entertainment Group x Denver Broncos
– EXCEL Esports x Beyond NRG
– PUBG Mobile Esports x OPPO
– Guild Esports x Subway

๐Ÿ’ธ๐…๐ข๐ง๐š๐ง๐œ๐ž + ๐— &๐—”๐Ÿ’ธ
– Rec Room: $100M funding round
– HiDef: Launched via $7.5M Series A
– Ryu Games: $2.3M seed round
– F7WA Sports: Launched via $9.4M investment
– Frost Giant Studios: $5M investment

๐Ÿข๐—ช๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ธ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ๐Ÿข
– Jordan Belfort (Advisory Board) โ†’ GameSquare Esports
– Ryan Fitzpatrick (SVP, Strategy) โ†’ Vindex
– Joe Hills (Client Solutions Manager) โ†’ Facebook Gaming

๐Ÿ†•๐—ก๐—ฒ๐˜„ ๐—ฆ๐˜๐˜‚๐—ณ๐—ณ๐Ÿ†•
– Cloud9 to put hold on CS:GO roster after $1M+ invested in roster