Weekly, ESI Digest breaks down the weekly happenings in the esports industry, making sense of things so you don’t have to. In addition to being housed on YouTube, ESI Digest is readily available on all major podcast platforms and is likewise offered in written type below.

Today on the ESI Digest, we cover ESL and Guinevere Captial launching the League of Legends Circuit Oceania, Geek Street Gamers raising $11.5 m in additional funding, PUBG esports’ 2021 plans, PGL revealing a Dota 2 major, plus Anzu’s $9m investment.

This edition of the ESI Digest is in collaboration with garments and esportswear firm We Are Countries.

Esports organiser and production business ESL and advisory and financial investment firm Guinevere Capital have actually unveiled the League of Legends Circuit Oceania (LCO), a brand-new eight-team League of Legends competition.

The new tournament ends up being the premier League of Legends esports event in the Oceanic region after Riot Games pulled the plug on the Oceanic Pro League (OPL) last year.

Beginning on February 23rd, Oceania’s League of Legends gamers will complete in a new format for the area. Over the course of 8 weeks and 19 playdays, eight groups will complete in a double round-robin format.

South Korean video game holding company KRAFTON, Inc. has actually revealed the structure of its PUBG esports community for 2021.

The upcoming season, which starts with PUBG Global Invitational.S (PGI.S) this week, will include 4 global PUBG esports events throughout the year.

Esports infrastructure business Geek Street Gamers (NSG) has actually raised $11.5 m (₤ 8.48 m) in additional funding, with the round led by venture capital firm Founders Fund.

According to the release, the extra funds will be used to speed up the business’s growth. This round of financing comes after the company raised $12m (~ ₤ 8.8 m) through its Series A funding round in October 2019.

In-game advertising platform Anzu has actually raised $9m (₤ 6.56 m) in its most current round of financing, with the similarity BITKRAFT Ventures and Sony Innovation Fund becoming financiers.

The capital raised will be used to expand the company’s business growth alongside financing sales and marketing initiatives to help in moving it forward on an international scale.

Esports competition organiser PGL has actually announced it will host the Singapore DOTA 2 Major, the very first Major of the 2021 DOTA Pro Circuit (DPC) season.

The offline event, scheduled to occur in between March 27th and April fourth, will be the first Significant to happen since January 2020.

In the announcement, translated from Danish, investors Parken Sport & Home Entertainment and Nordisk Movie state that as a consequence of COVID-19’s impact on the experience market, the two partners will pull their investments from the esports group and rather focus on their core businesses.