Business of Esports News - December 4, 2019

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How professional video gamers are the new-age athletes

How professional video gamers are the new-age athletes

Tastemakers president Scott Bachrach said gamers transitioning from playing at home to on a national stage is a "natural progression "

foxbusiness.com
DouYu Reports $23.2M Net Loss, Monthly Active Users Up, Revenues Increase by 81%

DouYu Reports $23.2M Net Loss, Monthly Active Users Up, Revenues Increase by 81%

DouYu reported its Q3 2019 financial results, with total revenues for Q3 up 81.3% to ¥1.86B RMB ($261M USD) in

esportsobserver.com
Fortnite star mocked for claiming game is harder than playing in the NFL

Fortnite star mocked for claiming game is harder than playing in the NFL

‘Fortnite requires movement, editing, building, rotating, and hitting shots ... A kicker’s job is literally to kick’

independent.co.uk
China's 500m gamers drive growth at Tencent and other IT giants

China's 500m gamers drive growth at Tencent and other IT giants

Esports market grows by leaps and bounds, but faces regulatory risks

asia.nikkei.com
Warner Bros. Are Now Developing Two Scripted eSports Shows - The Versed

Warner Bros. Are Now Developing Two Scripted eSports Shows - The Versed

CBS has put out a pilot order for a comedy seemingly based on Echo Fox founder Rick Fox‘s life, NBC is developing esports comedy ‘The Squad’ with Big Bang Theory actor Johnny Galecki. The Big Bang Theory-inspired series will be executive produced under...

theversed.com
The Toronto Ultra Have a New Home: The Old Maple Leaf Gardens

The Toronto Ultra Have a New Home: The Old Maple Leaf Gardens

The Mattamy Athletic Centre has been unveiled as the Toronto Ultra’s home venue for the 2020 Call of Duty League…

estnn.com
FaZe Banks Says Esports Will Get Bigger Than Super Bowl, 'Gonna Get Crazy'

FaZe Banks Says Esports Will Get Bigger Than Super Bowl, 'Gonna Get Crazy'

Could Esports actually dethrone the NFL?!?

tmz.com
Allied Esports Entertainment  (NASDAQ:AESE) Sees Significant Growth in Short Interest

Allied Esports Entertainment (NASDAQ:AESE) Sees Significant Growth in Short Interest

Allied Esports Entertainment (NASDAQ:AESE) was the target of a large growth in short interest in the month of November. As of November 15th, there was short interest totalling 172,500 shares, a growth of 27.2% from the October 31st total of 135,600 sha...

slatersentinel.com
Bilibili reportedly acquires Chinese broadcast rights for LoL Worlds

Bilibili reportedly acquires Chinese broadcast rights for LoL Worlds

Live streaming platform Bilibili has reportedly acquired the Chinese broadcast rights for the League of Legends World Championship. As reported by Beijing News, Bilibili is said to have obtained the exclusive rights to broadcast Riot Games'

esportsinsider.com
Esports and fashion? A match made in marketing heaven

Esports and fashion? A match made in marketing heaven

If integrated thoughtfully and authentically, there is an enormous potential for fashion in esports, especially for those who've entered as early adopters.

venturebeat.com
Meta Threads to Offer Exclusive Dr Disrespect Athletic Apparel

Meta Threads to Offer Exclusive Dr Disrespect Athletic Apparel

Guy “Dr Disrespect” Beahm has teamed up with Meta Threads to launch line of apparel. Newzoo projects $103M USD in

esportsobserver.com
The NFL Invests in Mobile Esports Platform Skillz

The NFL Invests in Mobile Esports Platform Skillz

Skillz makes its competitive gaming software available to app developers.

sporttechie.com
Esports investments, mergers, and acquisitions in November 2019

Esports investments, mergers, and acquisitions in November 2019

As the esports industry continues to grow, so does the interest in owning a piece of the pie. Celebrities and venture capitalists are investing millions of pounds, companies are merging together to consolidate, and acquisitions are

esportsinsider.com
MEGA Esports CEO banned from LoL until 2022 for not paying players

MEGA Esports CEO banned from LoL until 2022 for not paying players

The MEGA Team is based in Thailand, and the group actually represents the main team in the LST region, but even that didn’t protect them from this incident.

esports.net
The Games that Defined the Decade: Fortnite

The Games that Defined the Decade: Fortnite

The Games that Defined the Decade: Fortnite

destructoid.com
Riot Games will pay $10 million in discrimination settlement

Riot Games will pay $10 million in discrimination settlement

Riot was accused of allowing sexual harassment and discrimination

theverge.com
Ad-supported 'hyper casual' games show most installs worldwide

Ad-supported 'hyper casual' games show most installs worldwide

The number of free mobile games that are easy for users to download surged 170% since last year while downloads jumped 150%, AppsFlyer found.

mobilemarketer.com
YouTube Eases Restrictions on ‘Simulated’ Violence in Gaming Content

YouTube Eases Restrictions on ‘Simulated’ Violence in Gaming Content

YouTube announced a change to its content guidelines that will be more permissive in allowing depictions of violence in video-game content — as long as it’s not the sole focus of a vide…

variety.com
New Wave Esports Enters Into Definitive Agreement to Acquire Even Matchup Gaming Inc.

New Wave Esports Enters Into Definitive Agreement to Acquire Even Matchup Gaming Inc.

NEW WAVE ESPORTS CORP. (the "Company" or "New Wave Esports") (CSE: NWES), an esports and competitive gaming company that provides capital and support services, announced it has entered into a definitive share purchase agreement (the “Share Purchase Agr...

finance.yahoo.com
The Vatican's Minecraft server is overwhelmed by demand and DDoS attacks

The Vatican's Minecraft server is overwhelmed by demand and DDoS attacks

The server got a lot more attention, a lot more quickly, than anyone expected.

pcgamer.com
Star Citizen has raised over $250 million

Star Citizen has raised over $250 million

$251,061,311 to be precise.

pcgamer.com
Ninja Wants to be Remembered as the "Greatest Gamer of All Time"

Ninja Wants to be Remembered as the "Greatest Gamer of All Time"

The concept of gaming celebrity is rather new, in the grand scheme of things. While legendary [...]

comicbook.com
Streamer Sets World Record By Playing Games For 572 Hours

Streamer Sets World Record By Playing Games For 572 Hours

Last month, Cecilia ran a great feature on Andrew “GiantWaffle” Bodine, who was in the middle of an attempt to set a world record by streaming himself playing video games for 570 hours. Yesterday, he reached the finish line.

kotaku.com
Clothing company opens e-sports training lab in Montreal

Clothing company opens e-sports training lab in Montreal

A Montreal clothing company is betting big on E-Sports and opening one of the first ever training facilities for gamers. The H4X Labs trains e-athletes with the best gaming gear available hoping to develop the next generation of e-sport champions.

montreal.ctvnews.ca
China tells gaming arcades to ban children outside school holidays

China tells gaming arcades to ban children outside school holidays

China is taking steps to curb online gaming addiction by ordering arcades and computer cafes to deny access to minors outside public holidays.

jacksonprogress-argus.com
DisguisedToast explains why he left Twitch to join Facebook Gaming | Dexerto.com

DisguisedToast explains why he left Twitch to join Facebook Gaming | Dexerto.com

Disguised Toast opened up about his major move to Facebook Gaming in light of streamers' mass exodus from Twitch.

dexerto.com
New Report Shows Male and Female Gamers Choose their Games for Different Reasons -

New Report Shows Male and Female Gamers Choose their Games for Different Reasons -

Video game and esports analytics firm Newzoo recently released a new report that examines the differences between male and female gamers in the West when it comes to choosing games to purchase and play. Newzoo's data suggests that there are striking di...

games.mxdwn.com
Cloud gaming is going to make customer support more complicated

Cloud gaming is going to make customer support more complicated

We’re never going to predict every issue that comes up with cloud gaming. But that doesn’t mean player support teams shouldn’t start preparing for them.

venturebeat.com
Facebook gets its biggest name yet to compete in the video game streaming wars

Facebook gets its biggest name yet to compete in the video game streaming wars

Facebook just nabbed a major player for its gaming platform as it continues to ramp up efforts to compete in the video game streaming wars.

cnn.com
British parents 'clueless' about gaming and embarrass their kids online, youngsters say

British parents 'clueless' about gaming and embarrass their kids online, youngsters say

BRITISH parents are clueless when it comes to video games and don’t understand common gaming terms – according to their own children. A study of 1,000 kids aged eight to 17 found three in fiv…

thesun.co.uk
Pringles debuts chip-dispensing gaming headset on Twitch

Pringles debuts chip-dispensing gaming headset on Twitch

Part of a "Gears 5" tie-up, the headphones have a swivel arm that automatically feeds the brand's stackable potato chips into the wearer's mouth.

marketingdive.com
Bank Of America Likes AMD, Nvidia Ahead Of 2020 Gaming Market Recovery

Bank Of America Likes AMD, Nvidia Ahead Of 2020 Gaming Market Recovery

Third-quarter results from NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ: NVDA) and Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMD) suggest a gaming recovery is on track, according to Bank of America....

benzinga.com
ASUS ROG to Sponsor Entity Gaming’s Mobile Division

ASUS ROG to Sponsor Entity Gaming’s Mobile Division

Entity Gaming has signed a sponsorship deal with ASUS ROG. The deal covers Entity’s mobile gaming division.  The Indian esports

esportsobserver.com
It’s in the Game: the Commercial Uses of Esports Player Data

It’s in the Game: the Commercial Uses of Esports Player Data

The first known prioritization of statistics and data in professional sports was via former baseball player-turned Oakland Athletics' General Manager,

esportsobserver.com
Zippo partners with NRG Esports’ Apex Legends players

Zippo partners with NRG Esports’ Apex Legends players

Zippo has announced a partnership with players from North American organisation NRG Esports' Apex Legends division. Marshall "Mohr" Mohr, Coby "Dizzy" Meadows, and Brandon "Ace" Winn will be involved in advertising Zippo's rechargeable hand warmer, ...

esportsinsider.com
Attitude toward esports does 180 at X Games | Denton Daily

Attitude toward esports does 180 at X Games | Denton Daily

MINNEAPOLIS — When esports was first introduced to the X Games in 2014, the initial reaction from most ranged from amusement to confusion. Video games were increasing in popularity, but esports as a whole, despite well-developed ecosystems for Starcraf...

dentondaily.com
Facebook's Oculus acquires Beat Games

Facebook's Oculus acquires Beat Games

The two aim to "push VR to new heights."

cnet.com
Snapchat's journey to be a "gaming destination"

Snapchat's journey to be a "gaming destination"

Global partnerships lead John Imah offers insight into the early days of Snap Games, and how it fits the company's broader gaming strategy

gamesindustry.biz
The game developer behind 'Surgeon Simulator' just raised up to $30 million to take on ...

The game developer behind 'Surgeon Simulator' just raised up to $30 million to take on ...

A key purpose of the recent fundraising effort will be to fuel an expansion into China, sources say.

cnbc.com
By 2022 Apple Proposes for VR and AR Gaming Headsets with Glasses Later

By 2022 Apple Proposes for VR and AR Gaming Headsets with Glasses Later

As per the people familiar with either the project, Apple focuses on a variety of augmented-based virtual-reality applications underpinned by some revolutionary 3D radar system. The new iPad Pro launched as early as the very first half to 2020 would fe...

techzone360.com
Google explains why some Stadia games aren't in 4K

Google explains why some Stadia games aren't in 4K

To put it simply, it's on the developers to push the graphical limits of the service.

cnet.com
Beasley Broadcast's long-term game plan includes esports

Beasley Broadcast's long-term game plan includes esports

Naples-based Beasley Broadcast Group has jumped on the esports bandwagon.

naplesnews.com

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