Business of Esports News - August 4, 2019

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Mixer Is The Best Platform For Esports And No One Knows It Yet

Mixer Is The Best Platform For Esports And No One Knows It Yet

Microsoft's Mixer streaming platform has a lot of incredible features that could really benefit esports, if any one would bother using them.

thegamer.com
Can Gaming Companies Keep on Growing? A View From the Stock Market - Gaming Today - Gam...

Can Gaming Companies Keep on Growing? A View From the Stock Market - Gaming Today - Gam...

I started in getting into stocks and shares about five years ago when I had a bit of disposable cash laying around and the interest rates were rubbish for any savings accounts. I was prompted by some of my family members to take a look at investing som...

gamefront.com
Games are getting harder to run: are PC games still held back by consoles?

Games are getting harder to run: are PC games still held back by consoles?

Opinion: are the Xbox One and PS4 still holding PC games back?

techradar.com
4 Takeaways as Ninja Defects From Twitch to Microsoft's Mixer

4 Takeaways as Ninja Defects From Twitch to Microsoft's Mixer

The game-streaming superstar’s decision gives the tech brand a boost at a key moment.

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EA CEO Thinks Gaming Subscriptions 'Offer Great Content At Great Value'

EA CEO Thinks Gaming Subscriptions 'Offer Great Content At Great Value'

According to EA CEO Andrew Wilson, gaming subscriptions are important and "offer great content at great value."

thegamer.com
Ninja Is Leaving Twitch. What's Next?

Ninja Is Leaving Twitch. What's Next?

The pro gamer is going to Mixer. Also, Fortnite's tenth season will have giant robots.

wired.com
What Venture Investors Need to Know about Online Gaming Space

What Venture Investors Need to Know about Online Gaming Space

For people under 40, online gaming is not just a fun pastime. It’s becoming an increasingly important part of everyday life. Here’s what investors need to know.

entrepreneur.com
Gaming platform Paytm First Games to raise $25 million

Gaming platform Paytm First Games to raise $25 million

The portal is planning to use the funds to invest in its technology and for building e-sporting events. Paytm First Games also plans to add more games for its users and double its current team size of over 150 people.

yourstory.com
Riot Games confirms that it's working on a fighting game | Dot Esports

Riot Games confirms that it's working on a fighting game | Dot Esports

It's finally official.

dotesports.com
Electronic Arts Got a Boost From "Apex Legends" Last Quarter --  The Motley Fool

Electronic Arts Got a Boost From "Apex Legends" Last Quarter -- The Motley Fool

The game maker is seeing healthy player engagement trends across core titles.

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Fortnite World Cup Winners are being introduced into the harsh world of taxes | Fortnit...

Fortnite World Cup Winners are being introduced into the harsh world of taxes | Fortnit...

For the teenagers competing in the Fortnite World Cup, filing taxes could have seemed like a foreign concept. Even if players had to deal with some tax work from an odd job or a deal with an esports organization, having to pay back a significant amount...

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Ex-Infinite Esports president explains what went wrong with OpTic and Houston Outlaws |...

Ex-Infinite Esports president explains what went wrong with OpTic and Houston Outlaws |...

The interview happened the same day as reports that the Houston Outlaws had found a new owner.

dexerto.com
The NBA is the most popular sports league in China, and esports could be key to more gr...

The NBA is the most popular sports league in China, and esports could be key to more gr...

Here's how the NBA plans to use its NBA 2K League to expand in China

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Why brands should care about esports - Gaming Street

Why brands should care about esports - Gaming Street

The esports boom poses an amazing opportunity for brands and advertisers. It may be hard to know how to engage with the audience, but it's worth the effort.

gamingstreet.com
Explainer: The economics of esports - Gaming Street

Explainer: The economics of esports - Gaming Street

Years ago, few believed that playing video games as a competitive professional sport could become a billion dollar industry. Yet this is what has happened.

gamingstreet.com
XPG Becomes an Official Sponsor of Jeremy Lin’s J.Storm Esports Organization

XPG Becomes an Official Sponsor of Jeremy Lin’s J.Storm Esports Organization

ADATA® Technology, a leading manufacturer of high-performance DRAM modules and NAND Flash products, is excited to announce that it has formed a long-term partnership with Team J.Storm and will be sponsoring the esports team with the latest XPG products...

gaminglyfe.com
Esports: Should They Really Be in the Sports Section?

Esports: Should They Really Be in the Sports Section?

By Charlie O @Charlieo1320

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Marvel sponsors San Francisco Shock to promote Avengers: Endgame | Dot Esports

Marvel sponsors San Francisco Shock to promote Avengers: Endgame | Dot Esports

The sponsorship is Marvel's latest foray into esports.

dotesports.com
Who is getting rich off of Fortnite

Who is getting rich off of Fortnite

Fortnite hosted a huge extravaganza last weekend and gave away $30 million in prizes at its first World Cup. In 2019, Fortnite has handed out more than $70 million in cash prizes. But tournament winners aren't the only ones getting rich.

cnn.com
FaZe countersues Tfue, files suit in New York

FaZe countersues Tfue, files suit in New York

In an ongoing struggle, FaZe claims Tfue disparaged the team and interfered with other business contracts.

espn.com
Rolling in a Fortnite fortune

Rolling in a Fortnite fortune

eSports team with ties to Waterloo Region earns millions at Fortnite World Cup

therecord.com
Who is Fortnite YouTuber Ninja? Twitch streamer who switched over to Mixer

Who is Fortnite YouTuber Ninja? Twitch streamer who switched over to Mixer

FORTNITE YouTuber Ninja is a professional gamer but has announced he is leaving Amazon’s Twitch. Ninja, real name Tyler Blevins, is heading for Microsoft’s Mixer amid rumours of a big p…

thesun.co.uk
Minnesota’s new CoD franchise is considering building an esports arena near Vikings tra...

Minnesota’s new CoD franchise is considering building an esports arena near Vikings tra...

Brett Diamond believes Minnesota CoD has a bright future.

dotesports.com
At the Fortnite World Cup With the Game’s Youngest Star Yet

At the Fortnite World Cup With the Game’s Youngest Star Yet

H1ghSky1, a.k.a. 12-year-old Patrick Bragaru, is too young to compete in the tournament, but still has plenty of fans.

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Sentinels CEO suing L.A. Gladiators owners over Echo Fox LCS deal | Dexerto.com

Sentinels CEO suing L.A. Gladiators owners over Echo Fox LCS deal | Dexerto.com

Sentinels CEO Robert Moore says the deal violates a verbal agreement.

dexerto.com
Fifa eWorld Cup: The best Fifa players to compete for eWorld Cup at O2 Arena

Fifa eWorld Cup: The best Fifa players to compete for eWorld Cup at O2 Arena

The 32 best Fifa 19 players in the world are to compete at the O2 Arena in London for the title of world champion and the $250,000 first prize.

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