The Hard Carry with Adam Fitch

The Hard Carry with Adam Fitch

By Adam Fitch
The Hard Carry with Adam Fitch is a short, weekly recap of the business side of esports. Not only covering the biggest developments, but explaining why they matter.
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Eurosport picks up esports, Fortnite plans next big event
This week, I cover Eurosport picking up esports, ESL's deal with GUNNAR Optiks, Fortnite planning its next big event, and Call of Duty: Mobile announcing its World Championship.
12:22
April 25, 2020
BMW partners with major teams, FaZe Clan raises $40M
This week, I cover BMW partnering with five major organisations, FaZe Clan's $40M Series A funding round, Riot Games' initial plans for VALORANT esports, and Nevada's further approval of esports betting.
14:40
April 18, 2020
Jimmy Iovine invests in FaZe Clan
This week, I cover Jimmy Iovine investing in FaZe Clan, ESPN broadcasting esports, LCK implementing long-term partnerships, and Babybel entering the industry.
13:38
April 11, 2020
Kia and McDonald's expand esports presence
This week, I cover Kia and McDonald's expanding their esports efforts, the new team-owned One Tap League, Chupa Chups entering the industry, and AVANGAR ceasing operations.
16:26
April 4, 2020
Nevada approves bets on ESL Pro League
This week, I cover Team Reciprocity downscaling, FOX Sports continuing to air eNASCAR, Tribe Gaming's recent $1M raise, and Nevada approving bets on ESL Pro League.
13:53
March 28, 2020
Traditional sports start to embrace esports
This week, I cover coronavirus' continued effects on esports, motorsports migrating to sim racing tournaments, and TV 2 Norway acquiring the media rights to ESL Pro Tour and BLAST Premier.
12:47
March 21, 2020
Coronavirus widely affects esports
This week, I cover coronavirus' effects on esports, FunPlus Phoenix entering FLASHPOINT, ESL Pro Tour's media right deals, and Call of Duty League's partnerships with Twitter and U.S. Army.
14:50
March 14, 2020
TSM enters Indian market
This week, I cover Team Reciprocity looking to be publicly listed, Hitmarker significantly expanding its coverage, Hurrah hiring former Louis Vuitton producer Varick Loyer, and TSM entering the Indian esports market.
16:32
March 7, 2020
HLTV.org acquired for €34.5 million
This week, I cover HLTV.org being acquired by Better Collective, Dota Pro Circuit's regional leagues, Herman Miller's next step in esports, Nielson and LCS' expansion, and Samsung renewing with Legacy Esports.
14:52
February 29, 2020
Faker obtains part-ownership in T1
This week, we cover Faker's new deal with T1, ESL locking down Pro League teams, Rainbow Six Siege's new esports program, Chiefs Esports Club's deal with Marvel, and Esports Engine taking control of Halo Infinite esports.
14:45
February 22, 2020
Red Reserve's controversial revival
This week, we cover Red Reserve's controversial revival, Tinder flirting with paiN Gaming, Inter Milan entering esports, Juked raising $800,000, and Pringles returning to LEC.
15:07
February 15, 2020
Gareth Bale starts esports team
This week, we cover Gareth Bale launching Ellevens Esports, Misfits Gaming's HQ plans, ULT's Call of Duty League collection, and FLASHPOINT's arrival.
15:26
February 8, 2020
Coca-Cola uses esports to sell new product
This week, we cover Fnatic's many moves, Allied Esports' big step towards building venues in retail spaces, Coca-Cola using esports to sell its new product, and more.
14:42
February 1, 2020
YouTube makes big esports streaming play
This week, we cover LEC's partnership announcements, HUYA's movements in Western esports, updates on Dignitas and 100 Thieves' facilities, and YouTube acquiring the rights to broadcast Call of Duty League, Overwatch League, and more.
15:24
January 25, 2020
Nike dives deep into esports
This week, we cover Nike's esports expansion, Astralis Group's numerous deals, Allied Esports receiving a $5 million investment, and Fnatic flirting with Gucci.
18:03
January 18, 2020