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This week on the ESI Digest, we cowl FaZe Clan’s new academy programme, BMW Motorsports 2021 sim racing plans, DreamHack’s new visible identification, plus funding information from Esports One and Prodigy Company.
FaZe Clan launches expertise recruitment programme, FaZe Academy
North American organisation FaZe Clan has introduced the launch of FaZe Academy, a brand new programme designed to seek out the organisation’s ‘new era’ of esports expertise, content material creators and streamers.
FaZe Academy’s first-ever freshman class has already been picked by the organisation, with the individuals set to be revealed in January 2021. Furthermore, the winners of the FaZe 5 Problem, the organisation’s public try-out, will even be included within the inaugural class.
BMW Motorsport expands sim racing programme, companions with 4 groups
BMW Motorsport, the German automotive producer’s motorsport department, has outlined its plans to develop its involvement in simulation racing.
As a part of its growth, BMW Motorsport has joined forces with Group Redline, G2 Esports, Williams Esports, and BS+COMPETITION. The 4 esports organisation will compete with BMW vehicles and characterize BMW Motorsport at sim racing occasions all through 2021.
DreamHack unveils new visible identification
On DreamHack Day, the worldwide esports occasion and event organiser celebrated its 26th anniversary by asserting that it has rebranded with a brand new visible identification and model portal highlighting its emblem.
In line with DreamHack’s refreshed branding announcement web page, the colors are designed to offer a hyperlink to the previous with a ‘shiny deal with the long run’.
Esports One raises $4m in funding, appears to develop fantasy providing
Information and analytics agency Esports One has introduced that it has raised $4m (~£2.97m) in new funding, with the funding anticipated for use to enhance its fantasy esports product and develop into new video games.
The spherical included participation from XSeed Capital, Eniac Ventures, and Chestnut Road Ventures. Esports One presently runs a League of Legends fantasy esports platform.
Prodigy Company receives €1m funding from Belief Esport
Esports expertise company Prodigy Company has introduced it has obtained €1m (£912,470) from esports enterprise capital fund Belief Esport.
The funding can be used to assist its international growth, recruit new workforce members, and to offer assist to the company’s representatives.
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