Business of Esports News - August 1, 2019

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Gaming megastar Ninja leaves Twitch for Mixer

Gaming megastar Ninja leaves Twitch for Mixer

Fortnite superstar Tyler "Ninja" Blevins has left Twitch and is taking his video-game live streams to Microsoft's Mixer platform, a stunning switch that could have wide-ranging consequences for the rapidly growing industry.

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Teen won't get entire amount of Fortnite World Cup winnings

Teen won't get entire amount of Fortnite World Cup winnings

The Montgomery County teenager who won this year's Fortnite World Cup is finding out there are some strings attached to his winnings.

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Electronic Arts' Valuation Is Out Of Touch With Its Financials And Prospects

Electronic Arts' Valuation Is Out Of Touch With Its Financials And Prospects

Electronic Arts reported a solid Q1 FY20. It is a leader in a secular growth industry. The company has a very bright future. It combines attractive prospects wi

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Why ignoring gaming is not an option for marketers any more - Mumbrella Asia

Why ignoring gaming is not an option for marketers any more - Mumbrella Asia

The numbers around the global gaming business are staggering. According to a report by e-sports analytics firm Newzoo, it will be a $152 billion business in 2019: three times the global movie business.  It is estimated that there are 2.5 billion gamers...

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What Asus, Flipkart, Intel Are Doing to Take Gaming to the Next Level in India

What Asus, Flipkart, Intel Are Doing to Take Gaming to the Next Level in India

Asus, Flipkart, and Intel have joined their hands to expand the gaming industry in India.

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DouYu plans to launch live streaming service in Japan

DouYu plans to launch live streaming service in Japan

Chinese live streaming platform DouYu is aiming to expand its business into Japan, according to report from Chinese media publication Sina. To expand into the Japanese market, DouYu will partner with Mitsui & Co., Ltd. to establish

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Ninja is leaving Twitch to stream exclusively on Mixer | Dot Esports

Ninja is leaving Twitch to stream exclusively on Mixer | Dot Esports

He's leaving the platform he once dominated.

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Bugha's Fortnite Team CEO Declares War On Stan Kroenke In Esports Lawsuit

Bugha's Fortnite Team CEO Declares War On Stan Kroenke In Esports Lawsuit

The man who signed Bugha is going after Stan Kroenke.

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Esports star Ninja ditches Amazon’s Twitch, inks exclusive streaming deal with Microsof...

Esports star Ninja ditches Amazon’s Twitch, inks exclusive streaming deal with Microsof...

It’s a huge day for Microsoft’s Mixer streaming platform. Esports star Tyler Blevins, a.k.a. “Ninja,” announced Thursday that he will stream exclusively on Mixer. Blevins had previously streamed on…

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OG announces partnership with SteelSeries

OG announces partnership with SteelSeries

European organisation OG has announced a partnership with gaming peripherals and accessories company SteelSeries.  There are no specific details on the partnership, but the announcement comes as OG is set to head to The International 2019 starting

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Esports Sets $3 million Payday Record as Sponsors and Big Brands Are Given the "Keys to...

Esports Sets $3 million Payday Record as Sponsors and Big Brands Are Given the "Keys to...

ATLANTA , Aug. 1, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- As a 16-year-old was awarded a $3-million-dollar cash prize for winning a Fortnite tournament, the largest payout ever for a single player in an esports tournament, ...

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One Billion People Watch Esports Games » TalkEsport

One Billion People Watch Esports Games » TalkEsport

The 2019 report published by Q3 Global Digital Statshot shows the number of viewers of esports games have breached the one billion mark. The report comes in line with the number of people using social media which has crossed the 3.5 billion. ‘Almost 1 ...

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N3rd Street Gamers finds latest partner in Kellogg’s

N3rd Street Gamers finds latest partner in Kellogg’s

N3rd Street Gamers has brought in Kellogg's as a sponsor of the amateur events that comprises its National Championship Series. The series will stop at Walmart stores in Dallas, Spokane, Colorado Springs, Kansas City, and Nashville as part of the

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Esports brand sponsorship: Non-gaming firms are overpaying, report finds

Esports brand sponsorship: Non-gaming firms are overpaying, report finds

Non-gaming firms are likely to be overpaying for esports brand sponsorship deals, according to Sportcal, a sports market intelligence company.

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Report: Houston Outlaws sold to real estate investor for $40 million | Dot Esports

Report: Houston Outlaws sold to real estate investor for $40 million | Dot Esports

Immortals Gaming Club have reportedly struck a deal.

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China issues licenses to first batch of registered eSports athletes

China issues licenses to first batch of registered eSports athletes

Eighty-five athletes from 18 clubs received licenses from the government on Wednesday, marking a milestone in the development of eSports in China.

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How long before esports applies to IOC for Olympic Games status?

How long before esports applies to IOC for Olympic Games status?

I remember a time when a wrapper was something that covered a bar of chocolate.

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Washington Justice to travel to Australia for exhibition matches | Dot Esports

Washington Justice to travel to Australia for exhibition matches | Dot Esports

They'll be traveling to the Melbourne Esports Open for an international match.

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Can Indiana become the hub for the global esports phenomenon? - TechPoint

Can Indiana become the hub for the global esports phenomenon? - TechPoint

While elements exist in Indiana, a confluence of companies, talent, universities, government and innovation must launch Indiana headfirst into esports.

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9 Factors Impacting the Taxation of E-Gaming Revenue

9 Factors Impacting the Taxation of E-Gaming Revenue

Some non-exclusive factors impacting taxation of e-gaming revenue include expertise of the taxpayer or his/her advisers, time and effort expended by the taxpayer in carrying on the activity, taxpayer’s history of income or loss with respect to the acti...

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Video Games Are Wrecking Retail

Video Games Are Wrecking Retail

Retailers should be worried about the growth of the video game industry. In 2018, the video game industry generated more than $130 billion in revenue with the m

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For Teen ‘Fortnite’ Champ, Winning Comes With Strings Attached

For Teen ‘Fortnite’ Champ, Winning Comes With Strings Attached

The Pennsylvania teen who won a $3 million prize last weekend in the world’s largest “Fortnite” videogame competition won’t get to keep all of his contest winnings despite being vaulted into esports stardom.

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