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10/22/20: Gen.G is launching its own cryptocurrency

Gen.G mints coin

  Thursday October 22, 2020 Good morning and this is your weekly Esports Brief. Global esports organization Gen.G is getting into the currency biz, announcing a partnership with Rally to create GG Strike Coin and marking the first time an esports organization has announced a digital currency. Launching next month, the new digital […]

10/21/20: Mike ‘Doc’ Emrick is retiring

Doc clocks out

  Wednesday October 21, 2020 Normally we wouldn’t open with a story from Monday but the retirement of Mike ‘Doc’ Emrick is reason for exception. His 47-year career broadcasting pro hockey, including 15 as the lead play-by-play voice for NBC Sports’ NHL coverage, wraps up the end of an era, calling 22 Stanley Cup Finals, […]

10/19/20: FOX Sports Mark Silverman breaks down the network’s plans for the return of the Big Ten and Pac-12 to football

FOX Sports' Big plans

  Monday October 19, 2020 With Big Ten football returning this weekend and the Pac-12 on the near horizon, FOX Sports is going big with its staple pregame show Big Noon Kickoff originating from Ohio Stadium for the Big Ten opening weekend matchup between Ohio State and Nebraska on Saturday at noon. Cynopsis Sports caught […]

10/16/20: Turner Sports’ bets on double deals

Turner Sports' dual deals

  Friday October 16, 2020 Turner Sports doubled down on its sportsbook partnerships, unveiling new deals with both FanDuel Group as well as DraftKings in multi-year plays. FanDuel is now designated as the exclusive sportsbook partner for NBA programming on Turner Sports properties including content integrations across Bleacher Report and grants the company access to […]

10/14/20: The ATP and Tennis Channel cemented a new accord

ATP's new home

  Wednesday October 14, 2020 A new deal between Tennis Channel and ATP Media will make the network the exclusive U.S. home of ATP Tour events. Beginning in 2021, Tennis Channel will have complete live television and digital coverage of the ATP Masters 1000 events, all ATP 500, most ATP 250 events and season-ending Nitto […]

10/09/20: ICM Partners acquired Stellar Group

icmpartners

  Friday October 9, 2020 ICM Partners is taking up a sport, acquiring Stellar Group, the London based sports agency, in a move to launch ICM Stellar Sports, a division of ICM Partners. Stellar Group reps over 800 athletes (including NFL players), whose current contracts total close to $3 billion. The agency has over 130 […]

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