December 2, 2019

Astralis Group becomes a public company

DENMARK – Esports organization Astralis Group recently announced historic plans to go public next week. Shares in Astralis Group will become tradeable on NASDAQ’s First North Growth Market Denmark on December 9. A “subscription period” took place through November, giving investors the opportunity to back the company before going public. Børsplanerne er klar. Vi har […]

November 26, 2019

India: A Unique Growth Opportunity for Mobile Esports

The fast-growing esports industry brings visuals of professional players wearing team jerseys and sitting in front of computers. However, the Asian esports market is seeing the rapid expansion of mobile gaming. An esports segment that lagged behind PC gaming for a long time but has shown healthy signs of growth with battle royale games. Mobile […]

November 22, 2019

Emerging esports markets in 2020

If one reads this site, it’s unlikely that they’d need to be convinced of how big esports is becoming. The industry is expected to top $1 Billion in revenue this year. Its events regularly have millions of dollars on the line and as many viewers watching where they’ll land. Yet, for all its potential, esports’ […]

November 20, 2019

Cloud9 fined by Riot Games

Major esports company Cloud9 was recently fined by Riot Games for violating League of Legends Championship Series rules. Specifically, Cloud9 issued company stocks to their players in lieu of proper payments. A total of seven players received partial ownership through a company stock plan. In addition to that, Cloud9 didn’t notify Riot about these transactions […]

November 17, 2019

The 2019 Esports Awards winners

Esports Stadium Arlington played host to this weekend’s 2019 Esports Awards. Hosted by Eefje “SJOKZ” Depoortere and “GOLDEN BOY” Alex Mendez, the awards saw some of the best in the industry be recognized for their talents and dedication over the past year. They were joined by Jess Brohard, Bil “Jump” Carter, Lottie Van Praag and […]

November 15, 2019

Insider Interviews for the Esports Awards 2019

Esports Awards 2019, makes its way into the esports scene yet again. After many years of successful acknowledgment and praise for the contributors of esports. The event has come back once again, but this time, it’s heading to America instead. The awards ceremony will be held at the Esports Stadium in Arlington, Texas, on Nov […]

November 15, 2019

Immortals Group sells Houston Outlaws to the Beasley Media Group

Immortals Gaming Club (IGC) has announced the sale of the Overwatch League franchise, Houston Outlaws, to the Beasley Media Group. IGC acquired the Houston Outlaws franchise when they bought all the assets of Infinite Esports & Entertainment in June 2019 for $100 million. IGC is already an investor in the Overwatch League as they own […]

November 13, 2019

Study Shows More Similarities Between Esports and Traditional Athletes

A new study from UK researchers shows that esports athletes undergo the same stress levels as traditional athletes during competitions. The study includes anecdotal evidence of this by discussing the success of CS:GO team Astralis’ success in esports after bringing on a sports psychologist. This psychologist is Finnish Swede Mia Stellberg. Stellberg was hired to […]

November 12, 2019

What happened to Echo Fox?

Retired NBA star Rick Fox revealed he would be parting ways with North American esports organization Echo Fox, which he co-founded, in April because of a shareholder who used racial slurs in an email. Since then, the organization’s League of Legends Championship Series (LCS) slot has been forcefully taken by Riot Games, multiple lawsuits have […]

November 12, 2019

Esports Health with the GamerDoc

Esports organizations are increasingly focusing on player health. While stereotypes classicly associated with gaming don’t hold up, there are some worrying trends when it comes to physical health in esports. The Gamer Doc, a licensed doctor based out of Washington DC, comes on the podcast to give her thoughts on the causes of burnout in […]

November 9, 2019

The top 5 most-watched esports events of all time

League of Legends’ 2019 World Championship will be decided by a showdown between G2 Esports and FunPlus Phoenix this Sunday. It’s been a record-breaking few weeks for Riot Games’ premier tournament. Last weekend’s Semifinal between G2 and SK Telecom’s T1 reportedly reached the highest peak viewership of any esports event ever. And before that match […]

November 7, 2019

WeWork Plans “Play By We” Esports Division

Real Estate company WeWork has released job listings and legal filings that show their plans to launch a new esports related venture. The new division, dubbed Play By We, will focus on renting spaces for esports tournaments and other gaming-related events. WeWork has already started to hire new employees to oversee this expansion. This isn’t […]

November 6, 2019

Complexity Gaming CMO on Partnering With the Dallas Cowboys

Complexity has had one of the most interesting years for esports organizations. As CMO Cam Kelly approaches his one year anniversary, he talks about what he’s learned in the esports world, Complexity’s unique relationship with the Dallas Cowboys, and why Complexity hasn’t invested in the franchised leagues (yet). If you enjoyed the podcast, please rate […]

November 6, 2019

Forbes’ list shows American esports organizations aren’t ‘awful business’

Originally, estimated with market revenue of $130 million in 2012, according to Statista, esports is a growing industry continuing to thrive. Esports has now grown more than five times by the year 2018 and is predicted to reach up to $1.7 billion by the year 2022. Statistically, it proves its increasing success as a business […]

November 6, 2019

Comcast and Cal Esports Host a Panel on Esports Careers

Comcast and Cal Esports have partnered on a panel that will give students a look at possible career paths in the esports world. Cal Esports Program Manager Kevin Ponn joins the podcast to talk about the panel, esports in the Pac-12 and more. Watch the full panel courtesy of Xfinity. Or head to the official […]

November 6, 2019

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is the best selling fighting game ever

It is official, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is the best selling fighting game of all time. First reported by Digital Trends, there have been 15.7 million copies of Smash Ultimate sold since the game first released on December 7, 2018. It has not been even a full year before Smash Bros. Ultimate became the best […]

November 5, 2019

The NA LCS Players’ Association makes first moves

In a groundbreaking change for North America, the NA LCS Players’ Association has made streaming on the official tournament realm legal for North American professionals in the association’s first-ever change to the LCS. The NALCSPA is excited to announce that pro players can now stream matches on the tournament realm. The PA coordinated with Riot […]

November 1, 2019

Banned blitzchung signed by Tempo Storm

Hearthstone player and former Grandmaster Ng “blitzchung” Wai Chung has been signed to a new team amidst his ban from professional play. The ban came from Blizzard in October after blitzchung openly publicized his views in the post-match interview at the Asia-Pacific Hearthstone Grandmasters. A few weeks following the controversial move by Blizzard, professional gaming […]

November 1, 2019

Vindex Launches Platform with $60 Million Funding

Vindex, the new apparent rising leader in the esports industry, brings a whole new light to the ever-growing market. Major League Gaming (MLG) Co-Founders Mike Sepso and Sundance DiGiovanni have established Vindex. Along with the assistance and cooperation of various financial technology entrepreneurs and highly-qualified Esport pioneers. Vindex aims to help facilitate the growth and […]

November 1, 2019

Esports viewership analysis by game

Total revenue for esports is on track to hit over 1 billion dollars by the end of 2019. The industry now boasts over 5 premier titles, many of which are quickly becoming household names. Viewership for some of these games are even starting to contest the numbers of traditional sports. Since 2017, esports viewership has […]

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