February 13, 2020

DreamHack’s Place in the Esports Ecosystem

In these days of franchised esports leagues commanding massive buy-ins for slots, the third-party tournament organizers that drove esports for years are in tough spots. DreamHack has long been an esports mainstay with tournaments happening around the world, but the scope of games possible for DreamHack events in is slowly dwindling. Mike Van Driel provides […]

February 13, 2020

Esports jobs see 87% growth in 2019

Over the past year, esports jobs increased by over 87 percent. That fact was just one of the impressive headlines popular job board Hitmarker Jobs included in their 2019 Esports Jobs Report. According to the introduction of the report, it is the first document in the world to provide an in-depth analysis of esports job […]

February 11, 2020

GenG Co-Founder and Cloud9 President exchange insight over CS:GO’s FLASHPOINT

FLASHPOINT is a CS:GO tournament series announced last week that is poised to become one of the more important circuits in the CS:GO landscape. Founding teams in the series include Cloud9, GenG, MiBR, C0ntact Gaming, MAD Lions and Dignitas. The league operates under a unique ownership split that gives teams a legitimate stake in events […]

February 7, 2020

KFC Gaming and Kairos Esports launch a gamer burger

KFC Gaming and Kairos Esports kick off February through a mockumentary about professional gaming. The video highlights KFC’s new Esports Performance Burger that’s meant to make anyone who eats it a god at games. Kairos produced the video and KFC produced the burger. Both companies joined together through a deal to bring good food to […]

January 28, 2020

OWL and CDL moving to YouTube Gaming for broadcasts

In a groundbreaking move for esports broadcasting, Activision Blizzard partnered with YouTube Gaming for all their future broadcasts. Esports like the Overwatch League and the recently formed Call of Duty League join this partnership. Official press release by Google: https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/activision-blizzard-and-google-enter-into-multi-year-strategic-relationship-to-power-new-player-experiences-300993016.html?tc=eml_cleartime In their official announcement, Activision Blizzard is excited about the prospects of their new deal. […]

January 24, 2020

MTG – Huya partnership cancelled from differing views

Modern Times Group announced that they and Huya Inc. have mutually terminated negotiations related to an agreement for forming a joint venture for esports expansion into China and a minority stake in Electronic Sports League. Announced in September 2019, the joint venture would see Huya Inc. buying a $30 million stake in ESL. It would […]

January 22, 2020

Top 5 most awaited esports events in 2020

2019 was impressive concerning the world of esports events. Different regions around the globe hosted the most significant esports events in 2019. Almost every weekend hosted greatness, keeping fans entertained the whole year. It pushed the industry to new heights and forecasts even better events in 2020. Now, esports fans wait with high expectations for […]

January 10, 2020

IMAX partners with esports startup Vindex

NEW YORK – Esports company Vindex has announced a new partnership with IMAX. The two companies plan to work together to offer exclusive esports content on the big screen. With more than 15 hundred IMAX theaters in more than 80 countries and territories worldwide, the team hopes to bring esports fans together, both locally and […]

January 6, 2020

2020 Esports: A new competitive front

A new decade means a new beginning, especially for esports. This decade marks itself as one of the most significant decades for the professional gaming scene. The now-booming industry spent a lot to create a foundation for itself and in the process, gave awareness that it was the next big scene. Time and money were […]

December 31, 2019

Esports Winners 2019: The Game Awards and Esports Awards

The year 2019 had numerous new changes in the esports industry, which continues to gain fame at an alarming rate. For instance, the esports market most likely surpassed the expected $1 billion mark in revenue coming from sponsors, advertisers, and media rights. This year, esports awards took place to reward champions and winners in various […]

December 20, 2019

Renewed partnership empowers collegiate esports

Two years ago, Tespa and ASUS Republic of Gamers partnered up to bring the best hardware to the collegiate esports scene. This year, both companies return to join forces. ASUS ROG will provide exclusive PCs, monitors, and routers for the 2019-2020 academic year. Tespa, an organization owned directly by Blizzard Entertainment, is a network of […]

December 18, 2019

Stoned Gamer brings Incendiary Industries Together in 2020

Dozens of investors, bankers, and insiders joined together in New York City on December 17th to attend The Gaming Society Esports conference. The conference’s first speaker began with a presentation by Marty Schneider, the CEO of Stoned Gamer. Yes, that company is exactly what it sounds like.  With nearly $30 billion spent yearly on gaming […]

December 18, 2019

Raising Capital in Esports at the Gaming Society Esports Conference

The Gaming Society Esports Conference took place on December 17 in New York City for an invite-only event. The conference allowed attendees to listen to industry veterans to speak about raising capital for new esports businesses. “If you decide to go public, you have to work backwards,” said Paul Dawalibi, the CEO of Obsidian Ventures. […]

December 18, 2019

Olympic Committee details new plan for esports

LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND – The International Olympic Committee published an updated stance on esports. As part of a press announcement covering the committee meeting, the IOC took another look at esports in regards to the Olympics. After receiving a report from the Chair of the Esports and Gaming Liaison Group, Union Cycliste Internationale President David Lappartient, […]

December 12, 2019

Brooklyn Nets Owner Joseph Tsai Invests $10 Million in G2 Esports

Fresh off a magnificent run through League of Legends Worlds that fell just short, G2 Esports has announced the company’s second raise of the year. Joseph Tsai, the owner of the NBA’s Brooklyn Nets and co-founder of Alibaba, has invested $10 million into G2. The esports organization based in Germany has been open about new […]

December 11, 2019

Esports joins the Emmy Awards

Esports recorded tremendous growth over the last ten years, and it shows no signs of slowing down. Especially, as it gets a category for outstanding coverage at next year’s Sports Emmy Awards. Esports gets its own category dedicated to outstanding coverage. Growth partly comes from partnering with established world brands. This provides increases in tournament […]

December 9, 2019

Money Monday: Five Biggest Esports Announcements of the Past Week

2019 saw more money flowing around esports than ever before. From eight-figure funding rounds to multi-year partnerships with Fortune 500 companies, keeping up with the biggest moves in esports is a challenge. This weekly series gives you the five most important deals in one place, helping you stay on top of the ever-changing esports industry.  […]

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’ […]

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