Business of Esports News - December 10, 2019

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"Outstanding Esports Coverage" will now be a Category at the Emmy's | The Game Haus

"Outstanding Esports Coverage" will now be a Category at the Emmy's | The Game Haus

In a press release today, it was announced that The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) will have a new category in this year’s Sports Emmy® Awards that will celebrate esports for the first time as its own entity. This award will be ...

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A New Class of Potential Influencers Have Their Game Faces On

A New Class of Potential Influencers Have Their Game Faces On

The online gaming industry shows promise for luxury brand partnerships.

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'Free Guy' movie starring Ryan Reynolds takes a trip into the gaming world

'Free Guy' movie starring Ryan Reynolds takes a trip into the gaming world

There's a video game adventure movie coming out in 2020 and it looks incredible

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Nintendo shares hit 19-month high as Switch goes on sale in China

Nintendo shares hit 19-month high as Switch goes on sale in China

The Nintendo Switch could become the biggest console in China in the next few years, analysts told CNBC, but it faces challenges in a market that loves free-to-play mobile games and may not move the needle for the company's business in the near term.

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Nvidia: Higher Frame Rates Can Almost Double Your Gaming Prowess - ExtremeTech

Nvidia: Higher Frame Rates Can Almost Double Your Gaming Prowess - ExtremeTech

A higher frame rate can improve a player's kill-to-death ratio by as much as 90 percent. 

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Ninja and Shroud went to Mixer. Dr Disrespect is heading to TV.

Ninja and Shroud went to Mixer. Dr Disrespect is heading to TV.

Guy Beahm, who streams as Dr Disrespect, announced a TV development deal with Skybound Entertainment.

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How Sony bought, and squandered, the future of gaming

How Sony bought, and squandered, the future of gaming

Sony’s PlayStation Now had seven years to become a leader.

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Bilibili Inks Three-Year Contract to Broadcast League of Legends in China

Bilibili Inks Three-Year Contract to Broadcast League of Legends in China

Chinese video site Bilibili said on Friday it had agreed to a three-year contract to domestically broadcast events linked to the world's most popular desktop game League of Legends, as the esports market in China heats up.

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FTC to probe ‘slave’ contracts of Korean esports players

FTC to probe ‘slave’ contracts of Korean esports players

Amid the recent controversy over unfair contracts of young professional esports players in South Korea, the Fair Trade Commission on Monday pledged to comb through the relevant regulations and examine all contracts.Currently, the watchdog is undertakin...

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xQc slams Blizzard's handling of tier-two Overwatch esports | Dexerto.com

xQc slams Blizzard's handling of tier-two Overwatch esports | Dexerto.com

xQc criticized Blizzard's handling of tier two Overwatch after more OWL teams withdrew from Contenders.

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IOC to form ‘two-speed’ esports strategy | SportBusiness

IOC to form ‘two-speed’ esports strategy | SportBusiness

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has agreed on a “two-speed approach” regarding its esports strategy, reiterating its stance that it will only consider games simulating sports.

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108 Media preps esports reality format ‘Asia’s Got Game’

108 Media preps esports reality format ‘Asia’s Got Game’

108 Media has teamed with esports marketplace Yup.gg to develop, produce and distribute unscripted reality format Asia’s Got Game. The multi-platform format, which is to air as a weekly series, will introduce the world of esports and gaming to audience...

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eSports Betting Live in New Jersey, Where Next? - PennsylvaniaCasinos.com News

eSports Betting Live in New Jersey, Where Next? - PennsylvaniaCasinos.com News

Last month, casinos and racetracks in New Jersey began taking bets on esports tournaments, a move that further expanded the already thriving sports betting industry in the state. Needless to say, esports is a multi-billion industry that has sparked a l...

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Esports journalism gets its own Emmy award

Esports journalism gets its own Emmy award

The Academy hopes to attract a new pool of journalism talent.

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Apex Legends and other esports take over The Game Awards - APEX - News - WIN.gg

Apex Legends and other esports take over The Game Awards - APEX - News - WIN.gg

Mirage is taking all the credit.

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HUYA Inc. Appoints New Chief Financial Officer

HUYA Inc. Appoints New Chief Financial Officer

/PRNewswire/ -- HUYA Inc. ("Huya" or the "Company") (NYSE: HUYA), a leading game live streaming platform in China, today announced that it has appointed Ms....

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‘You Cannot See Esports as Marketing,’ Says Riot Games CEO Nicolo Laurent - Market Rese...

‘You Cannot See Esports as Marketing,’ Says Riot Games CEO Nicolo Laurent - Market Rese...

In 1998, France celebrated its first FIFA World Cup victory, on home soil no less. Almost twenty yea

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Canada a hub for booming esports industry, says lawyer

Canada a hub for booming esports industry, says lawyer

New Esports Law Guide shows how burgeoning industry touches a wide range of areas in Canadian law

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Turtle Beach Signs New Partnership with FIFA Champion Mossad Aldossary

Turtle Beach Signs New Partnership with FIFA Champion Mossad Aldossary

Turtle Beach will partner with FIFA Champion Mossad Aldossary who’s won back-to-back Xbox World Championships. Aldossary will wear Turtle Beach

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'Fortnite,' Susan G. Komen team up to fight breast cancer

'Fortnite,' Susan G. Komen team up to fight breast cancer

'Fortnite' and Susan G. Komen are teaming up for a unique fundraising campaign.

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Rick Fox is hosting a 24-hour charity stream with Faker, Tyler1, and others | Dot Esports

Rick Fox is hosting a 24-hour charity stream with Faker, Tyler1, and others | Dot Esports

The stream will benefit the Bahamas Relief Foundation.

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Call of Duty Endowment and U.S. Army create Code Bowl esports event for armed forces

Call of Duty Endowment and U.S. Army create Code Bowl esports event for armed forces

The Call of Duty Endowment and U.S. Army Esports have created the Code Bowl esports event for armed forces to battle each other.

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Riot Games Opens Esports Tourney In Saudi Arabia, Settles Gender Discrimination Suit In US

Riot Games Opens Esports Tourney In Saudi Arabia, Settles Gender Discrimination Suit In US

Despite concerns from some in the West about the kingdom's human rights record, Riot Games on Thursday opened a "League of Legends" tournament in Saudi Arabia,...

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Overwatch Creator "Dreams" of Expanding Universe With Movies and Spin-off Games

Overwatch Creator "Dreams" of Expanding Universe With Movies and Spin-off Games

Overwatch was one of gaming's biggest overnight successes. Released in 2016, Blizzard [...]

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A scene from the new Star Wars will premiere in Fortnite

A scene from the new Star Wars will premiere in Fortnite

May the floss be with you.

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Gamers Can Now Enjoy a Vegan 11-Layer Christmas Dinner in a Can

Gamers Can Now Enjoy a Vegan 11-Layer Christmas Dinner in a Can

Gamers are known to be extremely dedicated to their hobby, even to the point where they find ways to eat and drink while still playing their favorite game. Typically, many gamers will opt for unhealthy foods like pizza, burgers, chips, popcorn, and fas...

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PatronGG Raises $1M Seed Investment Led by BITKRAFT Esports Ventures

PatronGG Raises $1M Seed Investment Led by BITKRAFT Esports Ventures

PatronGG raised a $1M USD Seed Financing Round led by BITKRAFT Esports Ventures. Trust Esport, a French esports technology fund,

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SK Gaming finds smartphone partner in OnePlus

SK Gaming finds smartphone partner in OnePlus

German organisation SK Gaming has called in Chinese manufacturer OnePlus as its official smartphone partner. As part of the deal, OnePlus will supply smartphones to SK Gaming - which houses a Clash Royale League team. RELATED: Super League Ga...

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Some Stadia games cost more than their downloadable counterparts

Some Stadia games cost more than their downloadable counterparts

Stadia's Darksiders Genesis' is 25% less on Steam, same price as coming console versions

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Gaming Is My Solace - Canyon News

Gaming Is My Solace - Canyon News

HOLLYWOOD─Very little things allow me to completely take my mind off of the real world and the constant stressors or struggles I encounter. However, there is one thing that I do on rare occasion that allows me an escape that I cannot even put into word...

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Snoop Dogg is in NHL 20 and his own LucidSound gaming headset

Snoop Dogg is in NHL 20 and his own LucidSound gaming headset

Snoop Dogg has a new headset from LucidSound that is pretty great and serve all of your audio needs. He's also in NHL 20 for some reason?

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A year in, the Epic Games Store's fight against Steam has made PC gaming better for eve...

A year in, the Epic Games Store's fight against Steam has made PC gaming better for eve...

As the Epic Games Store turns one, we look back at a year of exclusives, free games, and—most shocking of all—how competition seems to have reinvigorated Steam.

pcworld.com
Microsoft vs. Sony: Who's Right About the Future of VR Gaming? | The Motley Fool

Microsoft vs. Sony: Who's Right About the Future of VR Gaming? | The Motley Fool

Microsoft’s Xbox boss dismisses the VR gaming market, while Sony embraces it.

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Riot launches publishing label to create even more League of Legends games

Riot launches publishing label to create even more League of Legends games

It took a decade, but League is getting a number of spinoffs.

theverge.com
Allied Esports Taps DreamSeat to be the Official Gaming Chair of HyperX Esports Arena L...

Allied Esports Taps DreamSeat to be the Official Gaming Chair of HyperX Esports Arena L...

DreamSeat to be the official chair for the HyperX Esports Arena Las Vegas in Las Vegas, Nevada. The deal will

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Image Hosting Platform Imgur Launches Dedicated Gaming Vertical

Image Hosting Platform Imgur Launches Dedicated Gaming Vertical

The new offering, Melee, is described as the "most notable product launch since the company was founded in 2009."

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