Koen Schobbers started his esports career in Trackmania in 2007 and received his first contract with a professional organisation, Begrip Gaming, in 2008. In the 10 years that followed, Koen belonged to the top players in the game consistently. The highlight of his career was his first participation at the world championships in Paris,
becoming 3rd. During his career he got in touch with people that had a very stigmatising opinion towards the gaming world. This gave him the inner motivation to inform the world about gaming and esports.
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ELEAGUE to Produce Three EA SPORTS FIFA 20 Ultimate Team Champions Cup Events
by Kevin Hitt on 12 December 2019 at 20:01
The deal grants ELEAGUE exclusive domestic television rights to EA SPORTS FIFA 20 Global Series Tournaments and FIFA eWorld Cup 2020. Turner Sports and ELEAGUE will produce three EA SPORTS FIFA 20 Ultimate Team (FUT) Champions Cup events in the U.S and Europe. ELEAGUE on TBS becomes the exclusive English-language domestic television partner. Today, Turner The post ELEAGUE to Produce Three EA SPORTS FIFA 20 Ultimate Team Champions Cup Events appeared first on The Esports Observer.
Malaysia’s Government Lays Out Five-Year Strategic Plan for Esports Development
by Graham Ashton on 12 December 2019 at 17:58
The Ministry of Youth and Sports in Malaysia has outlined a five-year domestic plan to grow esports within the Southeast Asian country. Malaysia’s Ministry of Finance has budgeted a further RM 20M ($4.8M USD) for esports in 2020. The government outlined five strategic priorities for esports, including athlete welfare, competitive integrity, a national esports venue, The post Malaysia’s Government Lays Out Five-Year Strategic Plan for Esports Development appeared first on The Esports Observer.
Game.tv Raises $25M Series A Investment led by Intel Capital
by Tobias Seck on 12 December 2019 at 17:00
Esports tournament platform developer Game.tv raised a $25M USD investment round led by Intel Capital. The company plans to use the investment proceeds to grow its communities and scale the development of its core product, Tourney. Game.tv is run by CEO Rosen Sharma, who also serves as president and CEO for BlueStacks since 2011 and The post Game.tv Raises $25M Series A Investment led by Intel Capital appeared first on The Esports Observer.
ReKTGlobal Adds U.S. Tennis Pro Taylor Fritz as Investor
by Tobias Seck on 12 December 2019 at 16:09
Today, esports organizations Rogue and the London Royal Ravens parent company ReKTGlobal announced that it has added 22-year-old American professional tennis player Taylor Fritz as an investor. Fritz is the third traditional sports professional to join the ReKTGlobal investor group over the past six months. The company previously added Washington Redskins Landon Collins and the The post ReKTGlobal Adds U.S. Tennis Pro Taylor Fritz as Investor appeared first on The Esports Observer.
GOSU.AI Raised $2.8M Series B Led by Educational Technology Fund Brighteye Ventures
by Tobias Seck on 12 December 2019 at 14:24
GOSU Data Lab, the Lithuanian developer of video-gaming coaching platform GOSU.AI, has raised a $2.8M USD Series B investment led by Brighteye Ventures. In March, the company raised a $1.9M Series A financing round led by Runa Capital. In total, GOSU has raised $5.6M to date. Last week, GOSU presented its plans for a desktop The post GOSU.AI Raised $2.8M Series B Led by Educational Technology Fund Brighteye Ventures appeared first on The Esports Observer.