Business of Esports News - February 3, 2020

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Top-Earning Video Gamers: The Ten Highest-Paid Players Pocketed More Than $120 Million ...

Top-Earning Video Gamers: The Ten Highest-Paid Players Pocketed More Than $120 Million ...

Ninja has 2.8 million followers on Mixer, Microsoft’s nascent gaming platform, which Forbes estimates spent $30 million over three years to lure him away from arch-rival Twitch last August.

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Stadia Pro's February games will underwhelm users salty over Google's broken promises

Stadia Pro's February games will underwhelm users salty over Google's broken promises

A critical post in the Stadia subreddit has captured many subscribers' frustrations.

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Capitalism Is Eating Esports Alive

Capitalism Is Eating Esports Alive

Here's a dirty little secret to reveal that anyone “in the industry” would hate to hear if it were to ever get out: eSports isn’t profitable.

thegamer.com
The future of esports is bigger, messier, and worldwide

The future of esports is bigger, messier, and worldwide

While esports differ drastically from traditional sports on many fronts, there are a number of ways that they parallel and indeed mirror traditional sports

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Skillshot Media Cuts Ties to Former Parent Hi-Rez Studios, Plans Esports Media Center i...

Skillshot Media Cuts Ties to Former Parent Hi-Rez Studios, Plans Esports Media Center i...

Esports production company Skillshot Media cut financial ties to its former parent company and founder Hi-Rez Studios. Former Hi-Rez executives,

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Call of Duty community reacts to CDL jerseys | Dot Esports

Call of Duty community reacts to CDL jerseys | Dot Esports

"Lazy and unoriginal."

dotesports.com
Esports Evangelists Want To Bring Gaming To A Broader Audience

Esports Evangelists Want To Bring Gaming To A Broader Audience

Competitive video gaming — esports — has become a global phenomenon with billions in revenue and hundreds of millions of fans. But a divide remains between those who embrace it, and those who don't.

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T1 finds gaming gear partner in Logitech G

T1 finds gaming gear partner in Logitech G

South Korean organisation T1 Entertainment & Sports has partnered gaming peripheral brand Logitech G. Each of the organisation's rosters will be kitted out with mice, mousepads, keyboards, and headsets from its new gaming gear partner. RE...

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Opinion: What the Esports Industry Can Learn From WWE

Opinion: What the Esports Industry Can Learn From WWE

I often find myself discussing the question of whether esports is closer to sports or entertainment. While I strongly believe

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Opinion: What the Esports Industry Can Learn From WWE

Opinion: What the Esports Industry Can Learn From WWE

I often find myself discussing the question of whether esports is closer to sports or entertainment. While I strongly believe

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Allied Esports selects HOK to design retail esports venues

Allied Esports selects HOK to design retail esports venues

Esports entertainment company Allied Esports has chosen architecture and engineering firm HOK to design its retail esports venues. Allied Esports and HOK are working together with a view of opening the first venue in the Mall of

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Esports events for Overwatch League and League of Legends postponed in wake of Coronavirus

Esports events for Overwatch League and League of Legends postponed in wake of Coronavirus

The coronavirus outbreak has affected the Overwatch League, LPL and other esports events

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Esports Platform eGoGames Raises $3.3M Series A Investment 

Esports Platform eGoGames Raises $3.3M Series A Investment 

Yesterday, Spanish developer Ego Nino Games S.L., which created the mobile esports platform eGoGames, announced that it has closed a

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Esport as a hot opportunity also for “sweet” brands? - A short guide! | Lexology

Esport as a hot opportunity also for “sweet” brands? - A short guide! | Lexology

The medial excitement surrounding electronic sports, the competition between human players in computer games, has not only been continuing for some…

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Analysis | The 2010s were a banner decade for big money and tech — and esports reaped t...

Analysis | The 2010s were a banner decade for big money and tech — and esports reaped t...

The esports industry is as much a product of the 2010s as irony Twitter, VSCO teens, WeWork and the Streaming Wars.

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Kit Kat Sponsors League of Legends European Championship Spring Split

Kit Kat Sponsors League of Legends European Championship Spring Split

Kit Kat has signed on as a sponsor of the League of Legends European Championship (LEC) Spring Split. The Nestlé

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Gaming’s biggest names are ditching Twitch for $10 million contracts

Gaming’s biggest names are ditching Twitch for $10 million contracts

Warden, whose agency also works with a number of other prominent gamers, and Ryan Morrison, CEO of talent agency Evolved, estimate that streamers with 10,000 concurrent views on Twitch or more can get offers topping $10 million while smaller streamers ...

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Enthusiast Gaming Graduates to the Toronto Stock Exchange

Enthusiast Gaming Graduates to the Toronto Stock Exchange

TORONTO, Jan. 27, 2020 -- Enthusiast Gaming Holdings Inc. (“Enthusiast Gaming” or the “Company”) (TSX: EGLX)(OTCQB: ENGMF)(FSE: 2AV) is proud to announce that the Company has.

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Atari-themed gaming hotels are coming to eight US cities

Atari-themed gaming hotels are coming to eight US cities

Atari-themed hotels will feature esports and PC gaming amenities.

engadget.com
Atari is building gaming hotels with the producer of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles f...

Atari is building gaming hotels with the producer of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles f...

Put down your videogames and take a trip to a hotel where you can play videogames.

pcgamer.com
Atari will build 1st game-themed hotel in Phoenix | AZ Big Media

Atari will build 1st game-themed hotel in Phoenix | AZ Big Media

Atari announced a deal with GSD Group to acquire the rights to build video game-themed Atari Hotels with the first location breaking ground in Phoenix.

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Who is Girlfriend Reviews? The YouTube couple reinventing game criticism | Dexerto.com

Who is Girlfriend Reviews? The YouTube couple reinventing game criticism | Dexerto.com

YouTube couple Matt and Shelby have reinvented how video games are reviewed, and their channel is a must-watch for 2020.

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Insight Partners Pays $125 Million for a Stake in Gaming Company Moon Active

Insight Partners Pays $125 Million for a Stake in Gaming Company Moon Active

Earlier this month, Calcalist reported that the New York venture firm was negotiating for an 8%-10% stake in Moon Active according to a company valuation of approximately $1.2 billion

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Sony, Not Tencent, Owns the Highest Grossing Mobile Game of 2019 | The Motley Fool

Sony, Not Tencent, Owns the Highest Grossing Mobile Game of 2019 | The Motley Fool

Fate/Grand Order surpasses Honor of Kings for the second year in a row.

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Report: Ninja was paid up to $30m to exclusively stream on Mixer

Report: Ninja was paid up to $30m to exclusively stream on Mixer

Games personality Tyler "Ninja" Blevins reportedly was paid between $20m and $30m to move exclusively to streaming on Microsoft's Mixer platform. That's according to the CEO of talent agency Ader...

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