French media company Vivendi and its pay-television broadcaster, Canal Plus, have struck a partnership with the ESL esports league.

Spanish agency Mediapro has moved into the esports sector by acquiring a majority stake in Fandroid, the organising body of the domestic Liga de Videojuegos Profesional.

ESL has said it will become the first esports organisation to offer live streaming of one of its events in virtual reality.

UK pay-television broadcaster Sky and commercial broadcaster ITV have each invested £1.55m (€1.8m/$2m) in Ginx TV, which owns 24-hour esports channel Ginx eSports TV.