Weekly Briefing: May 13-20
Here is your weekly briefing in esports, brought to you by Rumble Gaming.
OverActive Media Acquires MediaXP and forms a new division dubbed OAM Live
OverActive Media announced the acquisition of Toronto-based esports live events company, MediaXP, and its integration into the OAM LIVE events production division. OAM LIVE offers “an end-to-end solution” for esports and gaming events and broadcasts,” according to CEO Chris Overholt. MediaXP founder Ken Silva joined OverActive Media as part of the move with a title still in discussion.
Complexity Sports Partners with Miller Coors and Mamba Sports Academy/HyperX for Mind Gym in Performance Center
Complexity Gaming officially opens the doors of its 11,000-square-foot headquarters, the GameStop Performance Center. The HQ also features a Miller Lite Player Lounge courtesy of the sponsorship deal with MillerCoors. The Mind Gym, will have six different mental training stations built for both team and individual sessions. Players can also use HyperX Cloud Alpha headsets to experience enhanced audio for the sessions.
Immortals close to the purchase of Infinite Esports
Infinite Esports & Entertainment purchase should be closed this week according to sources at the Esport Insider. Immortals (MIBR, Los Angeles Valiant, and Gamers Club) is looking to add to their portfolio with the addition of Infinite’s assets (OpTic Gaming, OpTic LoL, and Houston Outlaws).
G2 take down Team Liquid 3-0 to win historic Western MSI Final
Europe’s G2 esports completed the sweep as they beat North America’s Team Liquid to secure their first ever MSI title. This matchup came to be as a result of G2’s victory of SK Telecom and TL’s victory over defending champs Invictus Gaming. Never before has there been an All-Western final in an MSI
In addition to the win, G2 Mid-Laner Caps secured the MVP Award.