Business of Esports News - August 7, 2019

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Samsung is baking Discord into its phones to let you chat with friends while mobile gaming

Samsung is baking Discord into its phones to let you chat with friends while mobile gaming

Onstage at Samsung’s Unpacked event today, the company announced that gaming chat app Discord will be integrated into Samsung’s Game Launcher.

theverge.com
2K Games defends "necessary actions" against YouTuber who shared Borderlands 3 leaks

2K Games defends "necessary actions" against YouTuber who shared Borderlands 3 leaks

A hashtag has sprung up in light of allegations.

theverge.com
Epic Games Store criticism has devolved into conspiracy theories

Epic Games Store criticism has devolved into conspiracy theories

Epic Games Store is the subject of many gaming conspiracy theories. But it isn't a tool of the Chinese government, and it isn't spyware.

venturebeat.com
Amazon’s Secret Weapon in Gaming: EA Veteran Bing Gordon

Amazon’s Secret Weapon in Gaming: EA Veteran Bing Gordon

Amazon has assembled all the pieces necessary to become a force in the video game industry. And to help put those pieces together, Amazon has turned to video game veteran Bing Gordon.Gordon, a former Amazon board director who is best known for helping ...

theinformation.com
Take-Two: Better Gaming Names Out There

Take-Two: Better Gaming Names Out There

Game development industry is an attractive one with solid financials and secular growth. Take-Two is a top 3 game developer with multiple key franchises in its

seekingalpha.com
UMG Media to acquire esports event company, Activate Entertainment

UMG Media to acquire esports event company, Activate Entertainment

The deal will close in the next 30 days and will see Activate become part of UMG. Activate's president, Chris Iaquinta, talks with GameDaily about Activate's growth and what this acquisition means for the future.

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How Against the Odds, Red Bull's first esports documentary, came together | Dot Esports

How Against the Odds, Red Bull's first esports documentary, came together | Dot Esports

The story of OGs historic TI8 run is now documented in the form of a feature film.

dotesports.com
The esports and real estate crossover

The esports and real estate crossover

Marcus & Millichap CEO Hessam Nadji on real estate owners turning to esports to help boost business in malls and hotels and retailers utilizing experiences to boost consumer traffic.

video.foxbusiness.com
Overwatch fans need to drop the concept of ‘cringe’

Overwatch fans need to drop the concept of ‘cringe’

Let’s celebrate what makes esports esports

polygon.com
32M dollars is the new esports prize pool record to beat

32M dollars is the new esports prize pool record to beat

Valve raises the record bar for the biggest prize pool in the esports history to $32,000,000, beating their own record from only a week ago when The International 2019 was outshining Epic Games’ Fortnite World Cup. On July 21 the TI9 prize pool rea...

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Report: KINGZONE dealing with more ownership issues | Dot Esports

Report: KINGZONE dealing with more ownership issues | Dot Esports

KINGZONE has long dealt with ownership issues. According to a report from Inven Global, more changes have rocked the team in the middle of the season.

dotesports.com
Ninja becomes No. 1 most-followed channel on Mixer | Dot Esports

Ninja becomes No. 1 most-followed channel on Mixer | Dot Esports

The King of Twitch is now the King of Mixer.

dotesports.com
G2 Esports extends partnership with paysafecard

G2 Esports extends partnership with paysafecard

Berlin-based organisation G2 Esports is extending its partnership with online prepaid payment provider paysafecard for a fourth year. The extended deal will see the paysafecard brand promoted across the organisation's social media channels and Twitc...

esportsinsider.com
Chinese cities compete to become esports hub

Chinese cities compete to become esports hub

Esports is flourishing as a business in China, and with fans and athletes investing and bringing in a sustainable amount of money, cities are now competing to become the Chinese esports hub, hoping to grab more market shares in the industry.

globaltimes.cn
AT&T, ESL, and DreamHack Executives Discuss Expanded Partnership

AT&T, ESL, and DreamHack Executives Discuss Expanded Partnership

Telecom giant AT&T was described as “dipping toes into esports” when it first partnered with tournament operator ESL in June

esportsobserver.com
How eSports Made Gamers Celebrities

How eSports Made Gamers Celebrities

eSports have been around for close to 40 years, but it wasn’t until recently that the celebrity status of gamers compared to "mainstream athlethes."

thegamer.com
NetEase plots $725 million esports park investment in Shanghai

NetEase plots $725 million esports park investment in Shanghai

Chinese publisher NetEase is planning to invest over ¥5 billion ($725 million) on building an esports park in Shanghai. As reported by Technode , planning and construction for the first stage...

pocketgamer.biz
Perfect World chairman Chi Yufeng: Exploring a new way to grow the esports industry

Perfect World chairman Chi Yufeng: Exploring a new way to grow the esports industry

The conference, led by the government, gathered leading industry figures to discuss issues facing the global esports industry, including the overall infrastructure, productization and commercialization, as well as new growth points for the industry as ...

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