Key esports sponsorships and partnerships, November 2020

As always, there were plenty of notable deals made in the esports industry last month. Tokidoki and Team Liquid; Casio and FaZe Clan; ESforce and Skillbox; and many more. To keep everybody up-to-date, Esports Insider has compiled all of the most interesting, significant partnerships and sponsorships from November into a single article. 

Team Liquid offers new threads with tokidoki partnership

Team Liquid tokidoki apparel
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Team Liquid has partnered with Japanese-inspired lifestyle brand tokidoki to launch a new apparel line.

The 16-piece apparel and accessory line will centre around Team Liquid’s mascot, Blue, alongside classic characters from the tokidoki brand.

Olympique de Marseille enters esports with Grizi Esport collaboration

Ligue 1 football club Olympique de Marseille (OM) entered esports last month through a collaboration with Grizi Esport, a French esports organisation founded and owned by football superstar Antoine Griezmann.

Two players will represent OM during the upcoming FIFA Global Series — the highly regarded Fouad ‘Rafsou’ Fares and Amine ‘Mino7x’ Boughanmi. OM will also compete in the ‘eLigue1’, the main French FIFA league organised by EA and Ligue 1.

Vindex to join World Economic Forum’s Global Innovators Community

Vindex logo
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Esports infrastructure company Vindex has become the first gaming company to be added to the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Global Innovators Community. The initiative provides companies with “a platform to engage with public- and private-sector leaders and to contribute new solutions to overcome the current crisis and build future resiliency”.

The Community will consist of various summits and meetings between business leaders, public figures and stakeholders. The news came in the same week that Mike Sepso, Vindex’s Co-founder and CEO, was inducted into the Esports Insider Hall of Fame for his work in the industry.

ESforce announces partnership with online university Skillbox

Russian company ESforce Holding, the parent company of esports organisation Virtus.Pro, has announced a partnership with online educational resource Skillbox. The two companies will create an online university course on esports professions, including teachings from ‘well-known practising industry experts’.

ESforce is a major player in Russia and the CIS region, owning Virtus.Pro, tournament organiser Epicenter, broadcasting and production studio RuHub, Russian esports website, and esports venue Yota Arena in Moscow.

Casio unveils FaZe Clan G-SHOCK watch

Credit: FaZe Clan

Consumer-electronics manufacturer Casio America has partnered with esports and lifestyle brand FaZe Clan to create a customised model of its G-SHOCK watch, celebrating FaZe’s 10-year anniversary. The product went on sale on November 27th, adding another high-profile merch collaboration to FaZe’s…

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