Cynopsis: Sports

10/14/21: 100 Thieves take Higround; The International 10 opens hot; CSL’s Badger add

100 Thieves take Higround

  Thursday October 14, 2021 Good morning! It’s Thursday, Oct. 14 and this is your weekly Esports Brief. A new era for 100 Thieves, which jumped into the peripherals business with the acquisition of Higround, a technology hardware company specializing in design-forward gaming keyboards. To drive the initiative, Higround recently hired former HyperX executive Baron […]

10/11/21: FIFA will delay the World Club Cup until 2022

FIFA pressing pause on World Club Cup

    Monday October 11, 2021 FIFA is postponing the Club World Cup until early 2022 as a result of challenges linked to the pandemic, according to the AP. Coronavirus restrictions led to Japan withdrawing from staging the seven-team tournament, initially set for this December. The report states that FIFA is now exploring PROGRAMMING FOX […]

10/08/21: The Wild Card games started hot for MLB

Dodgers hit home for TBS

    Friday October 8, 2021 TBS’s coverage of the 2021 National League Wild Card, which saw the Dodgers topple the Cardinals, ranked as the second most-watched Wild Card telecast in the network’s history, averaging 6.7 million viewers, for a 41% rise over the 2019 NL Wild Card on TBS. The live game telecast peaked […]

10/07/21: A hacker released scores of data about Twitch

Twitch breach takes spotlight

    Thursday October 7, 2021 Good morning! This is your weekly Esports Brief. Twitch confirmed that the platform was hit by a data breach on Wednesday, as headlines showcased information from an anonymous hacker who claimed to have leaked data that included the company’s source code, payments to content creators as well as unreleased […]

10/06/21: TNT will carry the next iteration of The Matc

Turner adds Match point

    Wednesday October 6, 2021 Turner Sports opened the doors to the next installment of Capital One’s The Match, this time pitting rivals Bryson DeChambeau and Brooks Koepka in a head-to-head showdown. The event will be carried on TNT and run 12-holes the day after Thanksgiving, on Nov. 26 with live coverage beginning at […]

09/30/21: EA is inflating the FIFA 22 Global Series

FIFA 22 Global Series expands

    Thursday September 30, 2021 Good morning! This is your weekly Esports Brief. EA is giving a facelift to its FIFA 22 Global Series, opening the doors to teamplay as well as new competitions. In what will be the publisher’s largest celebration of FIFA to date, EA’s marquee esports competition kicks off in December […]