Esports Nutshell News | September 9, 2016

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  • Na’Vi gets rid of their Hearthstone division.
  • G2 Esports creates the first official Rocket League Esports Team.
  • CLG hires Matthew Hwu as the first Esports Medical Director.
  • Sony announces their PlayStation 4 Pro with 4k or HDR gaming.
  • Masters Gaming Arena announces a $75k Overwatch tournament.
  • British Esports Association appoints Dominic Sacco as Content Director.
  • China’s Ministry of Education makes Esports a vocational education major.
  • French football club Paris Saint-Germain is in talks with Esports team Millenium.
  • DraftKings raises $150M totalling $600M in investment to date led by Revolution Capital.
  • South Korea’s NHN Entertainment invests $4.4M in Finnish Esports startup Critical Force.
  • National Association of Collegiate Esports launches with 20 participants including Robert Morris & Ohio’s Miami University.
  • Esports tournament organizer ESL & sports and live entertainment company AEG partner in a long term global alliance. AEG will open up their 120 venues all over the world like the O2 Arena in London, Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn, and Staples Center in LA to ESL.
  • Shochiku Broadcasting Company, Hearts United Group, and Aetas invest a total of $1M to start Evolution Championship Series Japan working with SRXX Productions who founded the original EVO.
  • Fox and Sports Illustrated team up on a digital content-sharing deal jointly sharing content and selling ads across FoxSports.com, SI.com, Yard barker, The FanSided Network, and SportingNews.com.
  • Former Wired.com Head of Operations Mark McClusky returns to Time Inc.’s Sports Illustrated Group after a 17 year break coming back as their Digital Editor leading their digital strategy for Sports Illustrated, Golf, SI Kids, Swimsuit, and work with FanSided, FoxSports, and 120 Sports.

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