ESFOrce is a dominant organisation in esports. It has multiple stakes in several of the top esports teams. There were also speculations about certain game developers not wanting ESForce teams to compete together in a tournament out of fears of match-fixing and changing the results accordingly.
ESForce is a Moscow based conglomerate. It has recently signed a deal with MediaMarkt Russia which is the biggest esports organisation in Eastern EU till date.
“The partnership with MediaMarkt is a comprehensive cooperation involving multiple projects by the ESforce Holding,” Cherepennikov said. “Entering into a partnership with a company of this caliber was a strategic decision both for us and the Russian esports industry as a whole. We are convinced that the collaboration between ESforce and MediaMarkt will take esports in Russia to a qualitatively new level.”