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Estonian digital media platform Esports Headlines is acquired by Damage Media Group

Tallinn-based digital media platform Esports Headlines is acquired by Damage Media Group that covers the latest tech, gaming and esports news as well as guides, reviews and DIY projects. The platform enables its readers to reach latest news from e-sports and gaming world as well as providing articles, guides, tutorials, reviews etc. With this acquisition, the domain and all its associated social media and content assets will join their Headlines group of sites and continue operating under its current name.

Damage Media Group Acquires Esports Headlines, Enters Competitive Gaming

Damage Media Group (DMG) announced the acquisition of EsportsHeadlines.com, a digital magazine known for its coverage of competitive gaming topics through news articles, guides, tutorials, and reviews. From today onwards, the domain and all its associated social media and content assets will join their Headlines group of sites and continue operating under its current name.

Initially launched in August 2016, the site anchored its focus onto titles popular back in that era, including Titanfall, Runescape, Arma, Unreal Tournament, and similar games that opened up the esports landscape. As new releases vied for the limelight, the team behind the site remodelled their esports news category and now focuses on the most popular titles, including CS: GO, Fortnite, LoL, Overwatch, Apex Legends, DotA 2 and others.

The site operates on the latest version of WordPress, an open-source CMS known for its rich eco-system of plugins. Meanwhile, its clean, modern look is attributed to the modified Soledad Magazine theme, a premium digital magazine layout optimized across all devices. Site migration to A2 Hosting will foster better site speed and viewing experiences, even with high-volume traffic.

In 2021, the global esports market acquired a value of over 1.08 billion USD, up almost 50% from the previous year. The industry’s colossal growth isn’t dampening anytime soon, especially since the market’s revenue is forecasted to reach 1.62 billion USD in 2024. In the same year, the global esports audience size has expanded to 474 million people. Based on this proven success and potential of the esports sector, EsportsHeadlines.com is strategically angled for exponential growth and upscaling in the coming years.

Esports Headlines marks the fourth acquisition of Damage Media Group. Back in April 2021, the company acquired PrinterHeadlines.com, a technology website catering to home office workers and printing enthusiasts, covering topics such as Inkjet, Laserjet, and 3D printers, as well as buying guides and machine troubleshooting. In November 2021, CasinoHeadlines.com joined the Headlines group – the iGaming, B2C news publication boasts a broad array of articles involving the expansive casino industry, including relevant news, reviews, and strategies. The third, and most recent addition to the group, was GamerHeadlines.com. Acquired in March 2022, the site has a track record of covering the console gaming market for almost a decade.

With the well-thought acquisition of EsportsHeadlines.com, DMG edges closer to a complete vertical coverage of tech and gaming websites.

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Nurcin Metingil
Nurcin Metingil
A permanent student, a passionate first reader and nowadays doing master’s degree in Publishing Management. Beside these, I am up for games! I have been playing games since I was 6. Now, I am whispering "Business. Business. Numbers. Is this working?"

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