Business of Esports News - February 4, 2020

All the day's business news from the esports industry - powered by thebusinessofesports.com

Pokimane turned down $3 million sponsorship deal | Dot Esports

Pokimane turned down $3 million sponsorship deal | Dot Esports

The popular streamer explained her reasoning in a recent stream.

dotesports.com
Greedy Blizzard Owns Your New Game Mode Ideas Now

Greedy Blizzard Owns Your New Game Mode Ideas Now

Blizzard has gone and shown how little they appreciate creativity unless it's being used to make them even more money.

ccn.com
Barclays: How Gen Z will fit into the gaming industry

Barclays: How Gen Z will fit into the gaming industry

A study conducted by Barclays bank found an increase in gaming culture and the number of young people aspiring towards careers in gaming.

dailyesports.gg
Are gamers scarier than biker gangs?

Are gamers scarier than biker gangs?

10 Years Ago This Month: South Australian attorney general compares the threats he receives while Activision Blizzard starts a new layoff tradition

gamesindustry.biz
Bugha and TimTheTatman get Super Bowl commercial cameos | Dot Esports

Bugha and TimTheTatman get Super Bowl commercial cameos | Dot Esports

"Take it to the house, kid."

dotesports.com
Kentucky bans Fortnite from esports programs over gun concerns

Kentucky bans Fortnite from esports programs over gun concerns

The Kentucky High School Athletic Association (KHSAA) is being criticized for its decision to ban battle royale game Fortnite from its high school esports program. The reason for the ban, according…

slashgear.com
Pittsburgh Knights and Coca-Cola partner for Coke Energy

Pittsburgh Knights and Coca-Cola partner for Coke Energy

The Pittsburgh Knights has announced a partnership with Coca Cola, with the two creating content around its Rocket League team to help launch Coke Energy.

dailyesports.gg
Fnatic’s Andrew Cooke discusses partnership with UNICEF

Fnatic’s Andrew Cooke discusses partnership with UNICEF

London-based esports giant Fnatic made headlines earlier this year when it announced a partnership with international children's charity UNICEF. The pair kicked off their partnership with the #GotYourBack campaign, which has already seen Fnatic's FI...

esportsinsider.com
Nerd Street Gamers to produce Philadelphia Fusion’s homestand weekends

Nerd Street Gamers to produce Philadelphia Fusion’s homestand weekends

Philadelphia-based Nerd Street Gamers will produce the 2020 homestand matches for Philadelphia Fusion. During the 2020 Overwatch League season, the franchise - with the help of Nerd Street Gamers - will host three homestand events at The

esportsinsider.com
ELEAGUE Launching New Esports Late-Night Talk Show

ELEAGUE Launching New Esports Late-Night Talk Show

Featuring trending clips, recaps, and contests, the new esports show is built around interaction and engagement.

gameskinny.com
Nintendo Switch Online has 15 million paid subscribers | Dot Esports

Nintendo Switch Online has 15 million paid subscribers | Dot Esports

Nintendo continues to grow its online user base.

dotesports.com
NFL stars Jerry Rice and Steve Young open Miami esports center

NFL stars Jerry Rice and Steve Young open Miami esports center

NFL stars Jerry Rice, Steve Young, and their Forever Young Foundation have opened up a new 8 to 80 Zone esports center in Miami, FL to help the youth.

dailyesports.gg
Ludicrous eSports Scholarships Up For Grabs Right Now & How To Get Them

Ludicrous eSports Scholarships Up For Grabs Right Now & How To Get Them

The best chance to chase your gaming dreams.

bosshunting.com.au
How esports can build academic skills and career readiness | EdScoop

How esports can build academic skills and career readiness | EdScoop

Commentary: edWeb.net’s Michele Israel makes a case for promoting gaming in schools alongside traditional sports.

edscoop.com
New Wave Esports looks to acquire Activate Entertainment

New Wave Esports looks to acquire Activate Entertainment

Esports investment company New Wave Esports has entered into a non-binding letter of intent with creative management and production services company Activate Entertainment. The terms of the letter of intent would see New Wave Esports wholly acquire ...

esportsinsider.com
A Look at Brand Integrations Throughout the 100 Thieves Cash App Compound

A Look at Brand Integrations Throughout the 100 Thieves Cash App Compound

100 Thieves in conjunction with Cash App unveiled its new Los Angeles based headquarters last week to a crowd of

esportsobserver.com
NJ bill would allow esports bets without DGE approval

NJ bill would allow esports bets without DGE approval

New Jersey state representative Ralph Caputo has introduced a bill that would allow operators to take bets on esports without needing to ask for Division of Gaming Enforcement’s approval.

igamingbusiness.com
WarCraft 3: Reforged starts offering speedy refunds for displeased players

WarCraft 3: Reforged starts offering speedy refunds for displeased players

"The fact that I can no longer play the game I've had for so long is insufferable"

gamesradar.com
EA Profits Soar Thanks to Star Wars, Live-Service Games | Digital Trends

EA Profits Soar Thanks to Star Wars, Live-Service Games | Digital Trends

The failure of Anthem didn't keep Electronic Arts from posting profits in 2019, and the future is bright. Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order sold above expectations.

digitaltrends.com
Google responds to Stadia complaints, says it's 'up to the publishers' to announce games

Google responds to Stadia complaints, says it's 'up to the publishers' to announce games

A growing number of Stadia users are unhappy with the state of the system and lack of communication from Google.

pcgamer.com
Google Stadia’s latest free game only has a few thousand total players

Google Stadia’s latest free game only has a few thousand total players

Thumper hasn't been a big draw for Stadia's seemingly limited player base.

arstechnica.com
Game on: 7 brands getting into gaming

Game on: 7 brands getting into gaming

All sorts of consumer brands, from exclusive high-end fashion houses to fast food chains and even movie studios, are realising the opportunities to connect with their customers through games.

cmo.com.au
Twitch and Caffeine are hosting their own Super Bowls before the big game

Twitch and Caffeine are hosting their own Super Bowls before the big game

Watch your favorite streamers compete in Fortnite against some of the NFL’s best

theverge.com
Nintendo’s game revenue tops $1B — here are its big sellers

Nintendo’s game revenue tops $1B — here are its big sellers

Think battles and racing

foxbusiness.com
Overwatch League cancels February and March games in China following coronavirus outbreak

Overwatch League cancels February and March games in China following coronavirus outbreak

A big blow for Blizzard’s e-sports league

theverge.com
Microsoft’s Gaming Revenue Down Due To Hardware Sales And Possibly ‘Fortnite’

Microsoft’s Gaming Revenue Down Due To Hardware Sales And Possibly ‘Fortnite’

Microsoft noted that Xbox content and services were down 11% in its second quarter, blaming a "third-party title."

forbes.com