Business of Esports News - August 2, 2019

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Esports Team FaZe Clan Sues Former Member Tfue Over Contract Dispute

Esports Team FaZe Clan Sues Former Member Tfue Over Contract Dispute

The two sides have been battling over his contract for months.

yahoo.com
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.

espn.com
Sentinels CEO sues Kroenke Sports & Entertainment over Echo Fox purchase

Sentinels CEO sues Kroenke Sports & Entertainment over Echo Fox purchase

Sentinels co-founder and CEO Robert Moore sued Kroenke Sports & Entertainment's esports arm on Thursday.

espn.com
Sony plans to make everyone with a PS4 a competitive gamer

Sony plans to make everyone with a PS4 a competitive gamer

PlayStation's PS4 Tournaments: Challenger Series will let users try their hand at competitive gaming tournaments.

engadget.com
The Fortnite World Cup is a glimpse of esports' future | Opinion

The Fortnite World Cup is a glimpse of esports' future | Opinion

After decades of disappointment, esports is creating huge events and breakout stars -- but it's not quite the sporting world its pioneers hoped for

gamesindustry.biz
New Google gaming service is a joke

New Google gaming service is a joke

Many people here in the East Bay and around the world play video games, some more than others, but everyone generally seems to know what they are about at least. This is a big market and naturally, some big names would want to get in on this market, in...

thepioneeronline.com
Attitude toward esports does 180 at X Games

Attitude toward esports does 180 at X Games

There was controversy when an esports competition first took place at X Games in 2014. Five years later, action sports stars joke about making millions playing video games as Apex Legends teams compete at the EXP Invitational in Minneapolis.

espn.com
The legal battles facing eSports

The legal battles facing eSports

The Fornite World Cup made a millionaire of 16-year-old Kyle Giersdorf and eSports is set to become a billion-dollar industry. Arthur Caplin of insurance risk and commercial law firm BLM examines the legal challenges

businesscloud.co.uk
Gamify Your Company: Here’s What Next-Gen Gaming Means For Business

Gamify Your Company: Here’s What Next-Gen Gaming Means For Business

Whether it’s a VR headset or AR through a device not yet imagined, next-gen mobile networks will transform business by delivering content to an abundance of devices at once.

forbes.com
Is gaming a 'valid career' choice?

Is gaming a 'valid career' choice?

With a 15-year-old British boy winning over $1m for playing video game Fortnite, Rachel Johnson asks whether egaming is a valid career choice?

news.sky.com
High-schools Are Now Introducing eSports Classes & Gaming Scholarships - The Versed

High-schools Are Now Introducing eSports Classes & Gaming Scholarships - The Versed

  The gaming industry and community has grown quite a bit since we were all playing Super Mario Bros. on the NES. In fact, according to a report by Reuters, gaming is bigger than it ever was, bigger than every other form of entertainment. Last year, th...

theversed.com
Fast Twitch: Female Gamers Are All the Rage, And This Young Hollywood Talent Agent Is C...

Fast Twitch: Female Gamers Are All the Rage, And This Young Hollywood Talent Agent Is C...

United Talent Agency’s Hana Tjia is pitching brands eager to reach young female gamers—and willing to pay seven figures to do it.

forbes.com
Ninja, the biggest name in online gaming, is switching streaming platforms

Ninja, the biggest name in online gaming, is switching streaming platforms

Streaming giant Twitch was dealt a major blow Thursday when Tyler "Ninja" Blevins announced via Twitter that he is leaving the platform to stream exclusively on a rival platform, Mixer.

cnn.com