February 6, 2020

How Call of Duty created esports

In 2020, esports became a normal part of youth culture. But although it has been normalized to such a degree, it wasn’t always accepted. What paved the way for games like League of Legends or Overwatch were the countless montages of Call of Duty players sniping their friends to the sound of Skrillex in 2011. […]

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.  […]

November 25, 2019

Call of Duty League franchise called a “mistake”

The Call of Duty League starts its inaugural season in January 2020 but criticism over its scheduled format created waves in the professional scene. Many popular players and figures are highlighting the model’s flaws. In the midst of securing team rosters and adapting to game patches, the recent Modern Warfare is full of controversy since […]

November 8, 2019

Call of Duty League: An Interview with Chicago Huntsmen Co-CEO Andy Miller

When NRG Founder Andy Miller and Hector Rodriguez teamed up as Co-CEOs, they were able to make history, forming Chicago’s first major Esports team, the Huntsmen. The team will be participating in the new Call of Duty League which will begin play in late January. Miller is also the CEO of Sacramento Kings of the […]

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 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 […]

October 11, 2019

Streamer interviews on Call of Duty: Mobile esports

Following the extremely successful launch of Call of Duty: Mobile, Esportz Network interviewed Twitch streamers and mobile gaming YouTubers to find their beliefs on whether the game will enter the esports scene. The key to any game becoming a successful esport is the support of a strong fanbase. The Opinions: When asked if CoD: Mobile […]

October 2, 2019

Tencent establishes franchise league for CrossFire

Tencent, a Chinese multinational conglomerate founded in 1998, is one of the world’s largest social media companies and is the world’s largest gaming company. Tencent is now currently focusing on delivering everything it can on esports. A global esports juggernaut Whether it is purchasing a 40 percent share in Fortnite developer Epic, or acquiring League […]

September 27, 2019

Bad Moon talent pool growing

In the beginning of September, former Call of Duty coach Brice Faccento and Andrew Drake announced the launch of their joint management venture, Bad Moon Talent. Faccento and Drake set out to manage the top prospects in esports. Prospects include players and broadcasters alike, in order to best represent players and talent in the esports […]

September 24, 2019

Parent company OverActive Media to shut down Splyce

The Splyce brand has been a key contributor in esports for years. They’re based in New York and have teams competing in all branches of esports from Call of Duty and Overwatch to League of Legends and Starcraft 2. They’ll also be shut down by their parent company OverActive Media come December, according to Richard […]

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