Business of Esports News - August 9, 2019

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Gaming company offered "better odds" at loot boxes for streamers, management firm says ...

Gaming company offered "better odds" at loot boxes for streamers, management firm says ...

This comment was made during an FTC workshop in the U.S.

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Discord’s ‘Go Live’ lets gamers stream to up to 10 people

Discord’s ‘Go Live’ lets gamers stream to up to 10 people

It's like Twitch, but only with your closest friends.

engadget.com
Why the Future of 8K TVs is All About Gaming | Digital Trends

Why the Future of 8K TVs is All About Gaming | Digital Trends

Whether you like it or not, 8K TVs are coming -- and fast. But the thing is, you probably won't need one if you only watch movies and TV. The real reason you'll want to pick up an 8K TV next year is video games.

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How Esports Is Using Technology To Keep Athletes In Prime Condition

How Esports Is Using Technology To Keep Athletes In Prime Condition

With revenues predicted to exceed $1billion (£807million) in 2019, esports is a rapidly growing market with its top athletes - many still teenagers - each worth millions in prize money and sponsorship.

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Millionaire gamers and purpose-built stadiums: the rise of esport in today's world

Millionaire gamers and purpose-built stadiums: the rise of esport in today's world

The winner of last month’s Fortnite World Cup scooped more than Tiger Woods did for his Masters triumph back in April – but is this a bubble waiting to burst?

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Samsung PlayGalaxy Link, Steam Link offer another way to stream games

Samsung PlayGalaxy Link, Steam Link offer another way to stream games

In a week or two, Google will be giving more details about its Stadia game streaming platform. Together with the likes of Microsoft xCloud and even older platforms like NVIDIA GeForce Now, it almos…

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Making the Esports Pros of the Future: A Conversation with Becker College and Timothy L...

Making the Esports Pros of the Future: A Conversation with Becker College and Timothy L...

Pictured Becker College’s Overwatch team. Photo credit: Becker College A gaming revolution is afoot at Becker College in Massachusetts. Becker is one of the first of around 700 schools around the United States are actively participating in some form of...

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Esports as an Equalizer: A Chat with Permastunned Gaming

Esports as an Equalizer: A Chat with Permastunned Gaming

Together, Jeremy ‘Shattovv’ Martin, Florian ‘Caddelane’ Schorner, Jacob ‘Yakobis’ Stanley, Marc ‘ZaW’ Werner, and Marek ‘Marard’ Ardamica make up Permastunned…

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Capcom states that their 'eSports business generates an insignificant amount of revenue...

Capcom states that their 'eSports business generates an insignificant amount of revenue...

It's no secret that many major fighting game development companies are positioning and priming their latest titles to have the best chance possible of thriving in the modern realm of eSports, and a recent statement from Capcom sheds a ...

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ESPN, ABC Pull 'Apex Legends' Esports Tournament Following Mass Shootings

ESPN, ABC Pull 'Apex Legends' Esports Tournament Following Mass Shootings

The 'Apex Legends' EXP Invitational was scheduled to air this weekend on the networks.

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Nongfu Spring and Harbin Brewery Partner with LGD Gaming, China Citic Bank Sponsors PSG...

Nongfu Spring and Harbin Brewery Partner with LGD Gaming, China Citic Bank Sponsors PSG...

Chinese esports organization LGD Gaming has signed partnership deals with beverage company Nongfu Spring and alcohol brand Harbin Brewery.  The

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Samsung is bringing PC game streaming to the Note 10 – TechCrunch

Samsung is bringing PC game streaming to the Note 10 – TechCrunch

One of the more interesting news tidbits from yesterday’s Unpacked event got a bit drowned out in all of the noise. Understandably so — Samsung jammed a lot into an event that ran just over an hour, virtually sprinting through a handful of gaming annou...

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Stephanie McMahon Believes WWE Can Be 'Bigger Than Disney', Plans For Esports and A.I. ...

Stephanie McMahon Believes WWE Can Be 'Bigger Than Disney', Plans For Esports and A.I. ...

Stephanie McMahon foresees an even bigger WWE juggernaut in the future, with a Disney level scope and plans for virtual reality and eSports.

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Donation from gamer funds new scholarship esports team for 'Super Smash  Bros. Ultimate'

Donation from gamer funds new scholarship esports team for 'Super Smash Bros. Ultimate'

UCI Esports will host a pilot scholarship team for “Super Smash Bros. Ultimate” during the 2019-20 academic year – thanks to a $50,000 gift from the owners of Street Media, which publishes Irvine Weekly and LA Weekly, led by CEO (and gamer) Brian Calle...

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Statespace picks up $2.5M to help gamers train – TechCrunch

Statespace picks up $2.5M to help gamers train – TechCrunch

Gaming continues to grow in popularity, with esports revenue growing 23% from last year to top $1 billion in 2019. But the metrics by which talent is evaluated in gaming, and the methods by which gamers can train to better hone their craft, are varied ...

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