Business of Esports News - August 12, 2019

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Ninja calls out Twitch after his dormant channel highlights porn (updated)

Ninja calls out Twitch after his dormant channel highlights porn (updated)

He said it damages his brand.

engadget.com
The billion-dollar race to become China’s Amazon Twitch

The billion-dollar race to become China’s Amazon Twitch

The battle to be the biggest game-streaming platform is costly, with high cash burn on marketing and retaining top performers.

scmp.com
TV and Movie Adaptations Help Esports Go Mainstream in China

TV and Movie Adaptations Help Esports Go Mainstream in China

40-episode Tencent series "The King's Assassin" blends game-like 3D animation with an IRL narrative based on a wildly popular esports-themed online novel

radiichina.com
Twitter Data Shows Major Increase in Gaming Engagement on Platform (Exclusive)

Twitter Data Shows Major Increase in Gaming Engagement on Platform (Exclusive)

Tweets focusing on the gaming industry are on track for their biggest year yet.

hollywoodreporter.com
Summer slump continues for game industry TV spend

Summer slump continues for game industry TV spend

Gaming brands just reduced spend for the third month in a row, dropping to an estimated $6.2 million in July from June’s $8.7 million.

venturebeat.com
Ready, set, G! Logitech opens first gaming concept store in SM North EDSA | Philstar.com

Ready, set, G! Logitech opens first gaming concept store in SM North EDSA | Philstar.com

Logitech, a leading Swiss provider of computer peripherals and accessories, opens its first gaming concept store in the Philippines on August 10.

philstar.com
Microsoft wants to turn your smartphone into your own mobile Xbox device

Microsoft wants to turn your smartphone into your own mobile Xbox device

New patent reveals Microsoft plans to take on Nintendo Switch

gamesradar.com
Nintendo World Championships 1990 Found in Bag of Old NES Cartridges | Digital Trends

Nintendo World Championships 1990 Found in Bag of Old NES Cartridges | Digital Trends

A man walked into a Pink Gorilla Games store in Seattle with an unassuming grocery bag of old NES games. One of them turned out to be a Nintendo World Championships 1990 cartridge, a rare piece of video game history that the store purchased from the ma...

digitaltrends.com
NBA star Kevin Garnett's company invests in Triumph Esports | Dot Esports

NBA star Kevin Garnett's company invests in Triumph Esports | Dot Esports

The former NBA pro is investing in Triumph, which runs esports teams across multiple games.

dotesports.com
Esports is about to become a $1 billion industry, and Asia is at the heart of its wild ...

Esports is about to become a $1 billion industry, and Asia is at the heart of its wild ...

Electronic sports has grown massively in recent years, expected to turn into a billion dollar industry in 2019. CNBC's Uptin Saiidi visited an annual gaming festival in Hong Kong where tens of thousands of excited fans eagerly watch players compete for...

cnbc.com
Activision Blizzard Seeks Ways to Expand  Overwatch League Teams’ Sponsorship Revenue

Activision Blizzard Seeks Ways to Expand  Overwatch League Teams’ Sponsorship Revenue

The Overwatch League is helping teams get better sponsor exposure and more inventory to sell, according to sources, as the

esportsobserver.com
Microsoft, Sony & Nintendo agree to disclose loot box odds

Microsoft, Sony & Nintendo agree to disclose loot box odds

The Entertainment Software Association (ESA) has announced Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo have agreed to implement new policies surrounding the disclosure of odds for randomised in-game items and loot boxes. ESA stated the principle will “require paid

esportsinsider.com
Esports Is Outgrowing Traditional Sports—First The Super Bowl, Now Monetization

Esports Is Outgrowing Traditional Sports—First The Super Bowl, Now Monetization

Esports is the fastest growing competitive phenomenon now and it will overtake the sports world. K-Swiss wants to lead Esports monetization.

ccn.com
Twitch reverts Ninja's channel format after criticism | Dot Esports

Twitch reverts Ninja's channel format after criticism | Dot Esports

Ninja called Twitch out. It worked.

dotesports.com
Ninja responds to Twitch using his channel to promote other streamers | Dot Esports

Ninja responds to Twitch using his channel to promote other streamers | Dot Esports

"Disgusted and so sorry."

dotesports.com
What’s next in gaming? Here are 3 trends to watch in this massive and growing industry

What’s next in gaming? Here are 3 trends to watch in this massive and growing industry

Gaming is a massive, often overlooked market, but it has been popping up in more and more headlines lately. To put the magnitude of games in perspective, the highest grossing movie of all time is…

geekwire.com
What is Robomaster? DJI’s robot battle competition explained

What is Robomaster? DJI’s robot battle competition explained

Bringing eSports to life: the 7v7 robot battle competition is a mix of gaming, programming, engineering and piloting in an out-of-this-world challenge

pocket-lint.com
Fortnite is a legitimate esport that could blossom with more support from Epic | Dot Es...

Fortnite is a legitimate esport that could blossom with more support from Epic | Dot Es...

Fortnite esports could be Epic's ace in the hole.

dotesports.com
Team Russia win PUBG Nations Cup 2019 | Dot Esports

Team Russia win PUBG Nations Cup 2019 | Dot Esports

Team Russia closed the gap to overtake South Korea on the final day.

dotesports.com