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On this week’s ESI Digest we cowl, the 2021 League of Legends World Championships being relocated to Europe, Virtus.professional, Astralis and Alliance partnering with cryptocurrency platform Bybit, ESIC issuing a 2-year ban to former HEROIC coach Nicolai ‘HUNDEN’ Petersen, Wild Rift’s Origin Collection Championship being held in Stockholm, plus Kambi Group’s acquisition of esports knowledge agency Abios for as much as £22m.
2021 League of Legends World Championships relocated to Europe
Riot Video games has introduced that the 2021 League of Legends World Championships has been formally relocated from China to Europe.
Particulars surrounding the occasion, reminiscent of an actual location of the place in Europe the match will happen, haven’t been revealed. Riot Video games’s international occasion was initially scheduled to be a multi-city occasion, with matches happening in Shanghai, Qingdao, Wuhan, Chengdu and Shenzhen.
Virtus.Professional, Astralis and Alliance associate with cryptocurrency platform Bybit
Cryptocurrency platform Bybit has secured partnerships with Astralis, Alliance, and Virtus.Professional.
On account of the partnership, all three groups will take part in Bybit’s crypto buying and selling match WSOT 2021.
ESIC points 2-year ban to former HEROIC coach Nicolai ‘HUNDEN’ Petersen
The Esports Integrity Fee (ESIC) has issued a two-year ban to Danish CS:GO coach Nicolai ‘HUNDEN’ Petersen.
The ban was a results of allegations made when he was at his former workforce, HEROIC. The allegations state that Petersen shared details about the workforce’s technique with opponents by way of Google Drive simply earlier than the beginning of IEM Cologne 2021.
Wild Rift Origin Collection Championship to be held in Stockholm
Riot Video games has revealed that the primary League of Legends: Wild Rift Origin Collection Championship shall be held in Stockholm, Sweden with a €300,000 (~£257,000) prize pool.
The cellular esports Championship will run from September 24th to 26th, pitting six groups within the intercontinental Origin Collection towards each other for a lion’s share of the prize pool.
Kambi Group acquires esports knowledge agency Abios for as much as £22m
Sports activities betting service supplier Kambi Group has introduced the acquisition of esports knowledge and know-how firm Abios for SEK150m (~£12.57m) in money.
As well as, as much as SEK120m (~£10.05m) shall be paid in earnouts associated to product growth and Abios’s ‘future revenge performances’. In consequence, the acquisition might finally whole SEK270m (~£22.63m).
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