Business of Esports News - August 21, 2019

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GameStop lays off 120, mostly at its Grapevine headquarters 

GameStop lays off 120, mostly at its Grapevine headquarters 

This story is breaking and being updated. GameStop, struggling to keep up with a changing digital marketplace, said Tuesday it let go more than 120...

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Why Aren't More Brands In Gaming Space?

Why Aren't More Brands In Gaming Space?

Gaming is officially a $43 billion industry. Still, non-endemic brands are still nervous to take the leap into this industry -- and they are seriously missing out on an untapped audience.

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Netherlands to open first esports stadium in Amsterdam | Dot Esports

Netherlands to open first esports stadium in Amsterdam | Dot Esports

The stadium reportedly has 75 events booked for its opening year.

dotesports.com
theScore and Ubisoft Partner for Unique Video Content Series

theScore and Ubisoft Partner for Unique Video Content Series

theScore’s Esports Content Team Will Create Exclusive Videos Showcasing Stories from Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six® Siege Esports CommunityTORONTO — Today, theScore, Inc. (TSX Venture: SCR) (&ldqu…

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Opinion: The Turbulence of TI9 Ticket Sales in China

Opinion: The Turbulence of TI9 Ticket Sales in China

Esports, as one of the fastest-growing industries in the world, has rapidly gained fans and an audience thanks to streaming

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E-sports: Singapore company partners Chinese firm to level up | Video

E-sports: Singapore company partners Chinese firm to level up | Video

To tap on the growing e-sports industry, local sports media firm Orientivity has tied up with Chinese production company Touch Video Live Broadcast to build expertise in e-sports events. Gwyneth Teo reports.

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L.A. Broadens E-sports Presence; 'Apex Legends' Apologizes

L.A. Broadens E-sports Presence; 'Apex Legends' Apologizes

'Call of Duty' league gets a second Los Angeles team; Respawn CEO Vince Zampella issues apology for dev's comment that "crossed a line"; Overwatch League releases 2020 schedule, first to be hosted in multiple cities.

hollywoodreporter.com
ENCE and Red Bull expand deal to include jersey sponsorship

ENCE and Red Bull expand deal to include jersey sponsorship

Finnish organisation ENCE has expanded its partnership with energy drink brand Red Bull seven months after it was established. The expanded deal will see Red Bull assume the role of jersey sponsor for the organisation, starting

esportsinsider.com
Mastercard expands Riot Games partnership to cover LCS

Mastercard expands Riot Games partnership to cover LCS

Riot Games has expanded its global partnership with Mastercard to include the League of Legends Championship Series (LCS). The extended deal will begin with this weekend’s LCS Summer Split Finals in Detroit, with Mastercard helping sponsoring the op...

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Gaming firm Nazara acquires Sportskeeda

Gaming firm Nazara acquires Sportskeeda

Investments and acquisitions have been a key part of Nazara’s growth strategy, with bets in the past year or so including fantasy gaming platform HalaPlay, and real money quiz app Qunami.Nazara has invested ₹44 crore for a 67% stake in the popular spo...

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What do Japanese kids want to be when they grow up? For 30% of boys, YouTubers, survey ...

What do Japanese kids want to be when they grow up? For 30% of boys, YouTubers, survey ...

There are a lot of jobs out there in the world, but a recent survey by insurance provider Sony Life shows that there are a few that sound especially good to kids in Japan. The company recently asked 200 junior high students and 800 high school students...

japantoday.com
Tickets to see local e-sports team at Rogers Arena start at $80

Tickets to see local e-sports team at Rogers Arena start at $80

The online gaming community has proven it's eager for real-world excitement and the tickets to see Vancouver's own e-sports team are expected to be a hot commodity.

bc.ctvnews.ca
Roster rules detailed for Call of Duty franchise league

Roster rules detailed for Call of Duty franchise league

Activision Blizzard has released details surrounding its upcoming Call of Duty franchise league. The developer has revealed rules and guidelines around roster construction and vageuly detailed the amateur scene. The next iteration of Call of ...

esportsinsider.com
Google Stadia Lacks Exclusives And Is Still Missing The Biggest Third-Party Games Of Th...

Google Stadia Lacks Exclusives And Is Still Missing The Biggest Third-Party Games Of Th...

Right now, it feels like the bare minimum Stadia can offer is access to third party games that players would be taking for granted on PC, PlayStation and Xbox. But it isn't even there yet.

forbes.com
Overwatch League Brings Esports To The Red Carpet At Variety's Power Of Young Hollywood...

Overwatch League Brings Esports To The Red Carpet At Variety's Power Of Young Hollywood...

Variety had an event to celebrate the young movers and shakers of Hollywood, and for the first time ever, esports players got to walk the red carpet.

thegamer.com
Overwatch League Teams Announce Homestand Venues for 2020

Overwatch League Teams Announce Homestand Venues for 2020

The 2020 Overwatch League schedule has been announced, and teams have started revealing where they will play in their respective

esportsobserver.com
[Funding alert] Gaming startup Global Esports raises undisclosed sum in seed round from...

[Funding alert] Gaming startup Global Esports raises undisclosed sum in seed round from...

Mumbai-based online gaming company Global Esports has raised an undisclosed sum in seed round of funding from Venture Catalysts. 

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Making money out of E-Sports Opportunities | Lexology

Making money out of E-Sports Opportunities | Lexology

The landscape of modern sport has dramatically shifted over the past 20 years as the desire for exciting, fast-paced entertainment spectacles has…

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The Netherlands will be getting its first dedicated esports stadium later this year

The Netherlands will be getting its first dedicated esports stadium later this year

The following was sent to Inven Global as a press release. H20 esports will open the doors of the Rabo Esports Stadium Amsterdam before the end of the year. A sports hall and former school of 10,000 m

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PUMA Heads to Esports with Playseat Collab

PUMA Heads to Esports with Playseat Collab

PUMA’s new gaming chair deal continues the company’s push into the esports space.

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Rovio Entertainment Corp.: Vodafone and Hatch launch the first premium cloud gaming ser...

Rovio Entertainment Corp.: Vodafone and Hatch launch the first premium cloud gaming ser...

Rovio Entertainment Corporation                 Press Release                     August 21, 2019 Vodafone and Hatch launch the first premium cloud gaming service in Germany.

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OH! how to make games people play

OH! how to make games people play

for a TLDR and parting thoughts, skip to the end. (CTRL+F “so… back to Icons: Combat Arena and Lawbreakers.”) Hasan Minaj recently covered layoffs in the game industry (a game studio i seed funded and on which i served as board member is circled). base...

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Raleigh hosts Rainbow Six Siege major tournament, shows growth of esports industry

Raleigh hosts Rainbow Six Siege major tournament, shows growth of esports industry

Esports is a fast-growing industry that continues to shock people unfamiliar with it by showing the money and popularity behind it. Raleigh was able to be a part of that

technicianonline.com
NVIDIA Is Looking to Boost Its Gaming Business - Market Realist

NVIDIA Is Looking to Boost Its Gaming Business - Market Realist

NVIDIA (NVDA) relies heavily on its gaming business for more than half of its revenue, but lately, its Gaming segment has been underperforming.

marketrealist.com
How My Son Surprisingly Got Me Into Video Gaming

How My Son Surprisingly Got Me Into Video Gaming

I imagined tossing the baseball with my son. Instead, we play Minecraft, and I love it. Video gaming with my son is everything, because he's my son.

thefederalist.com
Misfits Gaming, Kroenke Sports & Entertainment acquire Call of Duty franchise slots

Misfits Gaming, Kroenke Sports & Entertainment acquire Call of Duty franchise slots

The number of sold slots in the Call of Duty franchise era has risen to nine.

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