Edition ten of The Esports Journal, Esports Insider’s sister magazine, is out now and available to read online for free here.
The Esports Journal — run in conjunction with LATAM Media Group (LMG) — is an industry-leading B2B esports magazine comprising in-depth features, insightful narrative pieces, and interviews with some of the industry’s biggest names.
The print edition of the magazine will be distributed at ESI’s international industry events taking place throughout the year. HOST’s Esports Festival in Manchester in March, and our Washington DC Major event in May, will be the first opportunities to pick the edition up in print. Physical copies will also be available for purchase on the ESI Marketplace.
This edition explores an esports org shooting professional hoops, an older generation playing what many consider ‘a young man’s game’, and recent roster changes in the esports journalism guard. Our cover story is a Q&A with GRID CEO Moritz Mauer and CTO Chris King on the company’s incredible new Open Data Platform.
You’ll read about 100 Thieves’ NFT experiment, 2022 betting trends with data platform Abios, IFoEC’s development programmes for coaches, WePlay’s academy league, and Nuvei’s nuances of getting everyone paid on time.
There’s a tour of what makes the Isle of Man an esports haven, a look at Galaxy Racer’s plans for the MENA region, a profile of EXCEL’s Head of Esports, and how We Are Nations has been power-levelling the merchandise game.
Kerry Waananen, Head of Multimedia Content at ESI and editorial lead for the Esports Journal, commented on the latest edition: “Bearing in mind the meagre amounts of in-person opportunities this industry, and many others, have had over the last few years — it has been a curious challenge to present the current innovations, challenges, and narratives of the ever-changing sector in print.
“Esports businesses have continued to pursue their pandemic pivots, some have forked in complete other directions, while others have stayed the course. This edition explores some of the most interesting pivots that we’ve seen recently.”