As always, we’ve rounded up the biggest and best stories from the past week so you can stay abreast of the industry’s biggest happenings. This week in esports saw Sports Emmy Awards embrace esports, Juventus enter the space, PUBG announce its 2020 esports plans, and Taylor Fritz invest in ReKTGlobal.
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Sports Emmy Awards to recognise esports in new category
The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences unveiled a new category that will see esports recognised at this year’s Sports Emmy Awards.
The Outstanding Esports Coverage category will seek to recognise excellence in the “delivery of coverage and presentation of competitive, organized video gaming to the viewer” during tournament finals.
Astralis Group to operate Juventus’ esports efforts
Italian football club Juventus entered an agreement with Astralis Group that sees the Danish parent company operate its esports initiatives.
Juventus was announced as one of four additions to the eFootball League ahead of its second season.
PUBG Corp. unveils esports plans for 2020
PUBG Corp. finally announced its plans for the 2020 season of its official esports initiative.
The developer plans to host four global events – under the banner of the PUBG Global Series – which are all said to be of a similar scale and “prestige” as this year’s PUBG Global Championship. The events will be hosted in April, July, October, and November, with the first event taking place in Berlin.
G2 Esports receives $10 million investment from Joseph Tsai
Berlin-based organisation G2 Esports received investment from Joseph Tsai, Owner of Brooklyn Nets and Co-founder of Alibaba Group.
The Canadian billionaire reportedly made a $10 million (£7.6 million) investment in the organisation. The capital will be used to build an office in New York City early next year.
ReKTGlobal welcomes investment from Taylor Fritz
ReKTGlobal, the parent company of Rogue and London Royal Ravens, received investment from tennis player Taylor Fritz.
The amount that the 22-year-old American athlete has invested in the company has not been disclosed at the time of writing.
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