March 30, 2020

Fox Sports televises Madden esports

Following the success of the NASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series on Fox Sports, the media outlet has now added a Madden esports event to their lineup. On Sunday, football fans tuned in to FS1 to watch the first-ever Madden NFL Invitational. The event took up a two-hour time slot and welcomed Fox Sports broadcasters Rachel […]

March 18, 2020

Garena’s Free Fire is Dominating Esports Emerging Markets

If you’re living in America or Europe, you might not have heard of Free Fire. But that’s definitely not true in Latin America. Garena’s Free Fire was the third most downloaded mobile esport of 2019 and was driven mostly by absurd popularity in many regions, but most notably Brazil. It’s a battle royale title that […]

March 13, 2020

Investing in Esports: A guide to success

Right now, there is no denying that esports is growing in popularity on a daily basis simply because of the vast opportunities that it can provide. Despite the growing success, many still underestimate the possibilities of the esports industry. But in fact, investing in esports brings numerous benefits. If you’re all in, an esports investment […]

March 12, 2020

Dota 2 sponsors and partnerships

Although brands and sponsors have been at the forefront of various major esports tournaments and leagues, they are occasionally overlooked. Here’s a brief on recent moves occurring with Dota 2 sponsors. MSI Gaming hardware specialist MSI partnered with the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA). Their esports teams are now equipped with the best hardware […]

March 7, 2020

Why India Provides a Massive Opportunity for Esports

Esports are truly going global. While games like League of Legends are already popular worldwide, many regions struggled to build out esports infrastructure. With advancements in mobile phone technology, those barriers to entry virtually disappeared. China is already the driver of many of the biggest esports companies in the world, but now the only country […]

March 4, 2020

ESL’s Michal ‘CARMAC’ Blicharz on Coronavirus Concern in Katowice, Valorant and ESL Pro League

IEM Katowice is one of the most anticipated CS:GO events of every year. Thousands of people make the trip to Katowice’s Spodek arena to watch the best teams in the world compete. Unfortunately, this year, the regional polish government decided the congregation of fans in the arena carried too much of a health risk with […]

February 28, 2020

Riot Games Extends Nielsen Partnership for League of Legends Viewership

Esports is overrun with sensationalist headlines about viewership. As different streaming services use unique ways to track viewers, many different metrics quantify how popular esports events are.  Peak concurrents, total hours and average viewers are all popular choices. As long as viewership was being compared in the same terms, there wasn’t an issue. But when […]

February 27, 2020

“Spodek Will Be Empty” IEM Katowice CS:GO to be Played Without Audience Due to Coronavirus

The regional government in Katowice, Poland has decided to close off the arena for IEM Katowice to fans due to concern over the Coronavirus. The move comes right before the event was scheduled to begin with thousands of fans already in the city. The actual competition will continue as planned, but fans will not be […]

February 26, 2020

The Coronavirus is Causing Esports Headaches

The deadly disease that began in China is spreading worldwide. The death toll is now over 2,700 with the majority of deaths coming from mainland China. On February 26th, France reported the first death of a French citizen from the disease. The outbreak has slowed business in China and the stock market is taking big […]

February 20, 2020

Why FIFA’s eMLS Is the Best Sports Simulation Esports League

In Portland, Oregon, the most rabid fan base in the MLS packs a trendy event space. It’s Portland’s first esports event and the crowd is filled with kids, parents, and gamers. The eMLS has come to town.  Major League Soccer’s answer to the NBA 2K League, Madden Club Championship and NHL Gaming World Championship, the […]

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