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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.

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.

Polsat Games, the esports channel of Polish commercial broadcaster Polsat, has reached an agreement with esports organisations ESL and DreamHack to showcase a range of Counter Strike: Global Offensive…
USA

Fox Sports has reached an agreement with Nascar to broadcast the remainder of the US stock car racing series's new esports competition, the eNascar iRacing Pro Invitational Series

Motorsport Games, the video game division of digital media group Motorsport Network, has agreed a strategic partnership with Formula E driver Jean-Éric Vergne and esports group Veloce to produce and broadcast …
USA

Monumental Sports and Entertainment has partnered with regional sports network NBC Sports Washington to broadcast esports simulations of previously-scheduled Washington Capitals and Washington Wizards …