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Twitch's three-year deal with ESL and DreamHack is a landmark for the streaming platform and another sign that the esports industry is adopting traditional media-rights principles.

Esports organisations ESL and DreamHack are looking to the long-term as they continue to agree media rights deals with more traditional broadcasters.

Riot Games has been prolific in sealing League of Legends esports media-rights deals with Asian streaming platforms in recent months, but such deals remain secondary to the company's primary focus of games publishing.

Mobile gaming and streaming company Bilibili is hoping its deal for rights to the next three League of Legends World Championships will demonstrate the strategic power of top-tier esports content in China.

Three major deals last month have shown the esports market is maturing quickly, with rights-holders focusing on exclusivity and rights fees over universal reach and exposure for sponsors.

Automobile Club de l'Ouest, organiser of the 24 Hours of Le Mans motor racing event, has teamed up with the World Endurance Championship and Motorsport Games, the racing game developer and esports specialist,…

Blast, the esports tournament organiser owned by RFRSH Entertainment, has secured €12.5m ($13.5m) in a funding round led by Rocket Software chief executive Johan Gedda.

UK broadcasters BT Sport and the BBC have turned to broadcasting esports content in a further sign of the sports rights market’s adaptation to the absence of traditional live sport during the current C…

International subscription sports broadcaster beIN Media Group has commissioned a new esports series that will offer a simulation of the final six rounds from Spanish football’s 2019-20 season.

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Twitch’s deal with game developer Activision Blizzard last month is the latest indication the live-streaming platform and its rivals are now seeking esports rights on an exclusive basis.