Business of Esports News - August 6, 2019

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Bumble Forms All-Women's Fortnite Team to Drive More Female Involvement in Esports 

Bumble Forms All-Women's Fortnite Team to Drive More Female Involvement in Esports 

Partnership with Gen.G seeks to close the gender gap.

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Can Intel Crack NVIDIA and AMD's Duopoly in Gaming GPUs?

Can Intel Crack NVIDIA and AMD's Duopoly in Gaming GPUs?

Intel wants to leverage its dominance of the CPU and integrated GPU markets to challenge NVIDIA and AMD.

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Rockstar Games Reportedly Makes QA Testers Full Employees | Digital Trends

Rockstar Games Reportedly Makes QA Testers Full Employees | Digital Trends

Following criticism of its crunch culture and long hours for workers, Rockstar Games has shifted its quality assurance workers from being contractors to full-time employees. Several other policies have changed, including one that allows these workers t...

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CAA Signs 'Game Grumps', Inks Book Deal For Gaming And Comedy Duo - Tubefilter

CAA Signs 'Game Grumps', Inks Book Deal For Gaming And Comedy Duo - Tubefilter

CAA is continuing to build out its gaming contingency with the signing of popular YouTube channel Game Grumps. The seven-year-old content brand, which is fronted by hosts Arin Hanson and Dan Avidan, comprises a YouTube channel (5.2 million subscribers...

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UA Esports gamers, Cleveland Clinic team up

UA Esports gamers, Cleveland Clinic team up

A new partnership between the University of Akron’s video gaming team and Cleveland Clinic Sports Health will provide medical professionals with

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Take-Two Takes Back Lost Ground After Strong Earnings Results, Upbeat Guidance

Take-Two Takes Back Lost Ground After Strong Earnings Results, Upbeat Guidance

Are video game stocks a counterintuitive safe haven amid the trade war noise? At least one analyst thinks so.

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NiP CEO leaves XTRFY board amid PR crisis | Dot Esports

NiP CEO leaves XTRFY board amid PR crisis | Dot Esports

Hicham Chahine has left the board of NiP’s esports equipment company.

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Rocket League's loot boxes, known as Crates, are being removed | Dot Esports

Rocket League's loot boxes, known as Crates, are being removed | Dot Esports

The decision follows Epic Games recent crackdown on loot boxes in its games.

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How the EU copyright directive affects esports live streams

How the EU copyright directive affects esports live streams

A recurring series on Esports Insider is 'Ask the Esports Lawyers', where a guest post from global law firm Nixon Peabody tackles some of the more pressing - yet untouched - questions that applies to esports. This

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'Team Bumble' All-Women's Fortnite Team Formed Following 2019 Fortnite World Cup

'Team Bumble' All-Women's Fortnite Team Formed Following 2019 Fortnite World Cup

Bumble and esports organization Gen.G announced Tuesday the formation of the first-ever all-women's esports team, named Team Bumble...

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Every day a baseball fan dies and two gaming fans are born: Esports Exec

Every day a baseball fan dies and two gaming fans are born: Esports Exec

Yahoo Finance's Julie Hyman and Adam Shapiro talk with Immortals CE Ari Segal about the Esports boom.

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Esports Are Beginning to Eclipse Traditional Sports

Esports Are Beginning to Eclipse Traditional Sports

In British Columbia and beyond, esports are booming. Many universities are forming esports teams for games like Overwatch, League of Legends, Rocket League, Counter-Strike, and Dota 2 to compete in collegiate leagues around the world. Last year in 2018...

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Anzu raises $6.5 million in Series A funding round

Anzu raises $6.5 million in Series A funding round

In-game advertising platform Anzu has closed its $6.5 million (£5.3 million) Series A funding round. The round was led by BITKRAFT Esports Ventures, with participation from advertising and public relations company WPP and venture capital unit Axel S...

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WePlay! - Esportainment - Bringing the entertainment factor to esports

WePlay! - Esportainment - Bringing the entertainment factor to esports

We spoke to various personalities involved in WePlay!'s Forge of Masters series to find out more about how they use esportainment.

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Enthusiast Gaming Chosen as Marketing Partner to Canada’s First Esports Index, Evolve “...

Enthusiast Gaming Chosen as Marketing Partner to Canada’s First Esports Index, Evolve “...

TORONTO, Aug. 06, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Enthusiast Gaming Holdings Inc. (TSXV: EGLX)(OTCQB: EGHIF), (“Enthusiast” or the “Company”), one of the largest vertically integrated video gaming media companies in North America, is excited to announce tha...

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Game on: The rise of eSports in the Middle East

Game on: The rise of eSports in the Middle East

LONDON: It isn’t often that a new sport becomes part of the cultural mainstream. For example, at next year’s Tokyo Olympics skateboarding will be included in the competition for the first time, marking a culmination of over 70 years as a hobby that tur...

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What to expect from Activision Blizzard (ATVI) Q2 2019 earnings? | AlphaStreet

What to expect from Activision Blizzard (ATVI) Q2 2019 earnings? | AlphaStreet

Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ: ATVI) stock has recovered 20% since early February after touching a new 52-week low of $39.85. Last week, Electronic Arts (EA) Q1 results came ahead of estimates. It also benefitted from a one-time tax benefit of $1.7 billi...

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