Business of Esports News - July 17, 2019

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Tencent-backed streamer Douyu stumbles in Wall Street debut

Tencent-backed streamer Douyu stumbles in Wall Street debut

Biggest Chinese IPO in the US this year off to a slow start

asia.nikkei.com
DouYu IPO: Invest In This Pure-Play Chinese Esports Leader

DouYu IPO: Invest In This Pure-Play Chinese Esports Leader

DouYu is the leader in monthly active users that stream esports in China. China continues to dominate the live streaming video game market, and this IPO capture

seekingalpha.com
Why Roundhill Chose Esports for Its First ETF

Why Roundhill Chose Esports for Its First ETF

Zev Fima, a Research Analyst for ActionAlertsPLUS, had a chance to sit down with Will Hershey and Jens Hilgers, the creators of the NERD ETF, to discuss why they chose esports for Roundhill Investments' first ETF.

thestreet.com
Iowa State to build new gaming space

Iowa State to build new gaming space

Construction for a robust student gaming center is underway and could set standards for collegiate gaming programs.

iowastatedaily.com
We Are Nations to handle merchandise for OG and North

We Are Nations to handle merchandise for OG and North

Esports merchandising company We Are Nations has partnered with European organisations OG and North. We Are Nations will act as the official clothing partner of both organisations, producing and selling apparel and merchandise collections for them

esportsinsider.com
100 Thieves to build LA esports HQ after US$35m funding round

100 Thieves to build LA esports HQ after US$35m funding round

Latest investment brings total amount raised by gaming organisation to US$60m.

sportspromedia.com
"The Godfather of Esports Racing" Takes Top Step at Millennial Esports

"The Godfather of Esports Racing" Takes Top Step at Millennial Esports

TORONTO, July 17, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Millennial Esports Corp. ("Millennial" or the "Company," TSX VENTURE: GAME, OTCQB: MLLLF), has appointed Darren Cox as company CEO and President, effective immediately. The founder of Nissan and Sony's GT Academy...

finance.yahoo.com
OGN North America GM on the Korean Giant's Western Expansion - The Esports Observer

OGN North America GM on the Korean Giant's Western Expansion - The Esports Observer

Mentioned in this article Games: Clash Royale, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, StarCraft: Brood War Companies: Electronic Arts, Ongamenet (OGN) After nearly two decades of running esports leagues and competitions in South Korea dating back to the days o...

esportsobserver.com
Esports outfit 100 Thieves raises $35m

Esports outfit 100 Thieves raises $35m

Esports organisation 100 Thieves has raised $35 million in a Series B funding round . Following the raise the company has revealed plans to develop a new 15,000 square ft HQ in LA. This will house...

pocketgamer.biz
Esports to Nevada high schools? NIAA considering the idea

Esports to Nevada high schools? NIAA considering the idea

Esports to Nevada? The NIAA will research further with the possibility it could be sanctioned in about a year.

usatodayhss.com
Chinese Esports Group Backed by Tencent Raises $775 Million in U.S. IPO

Chinese Esports Group Backed by Tencent Raises $775 Million in U.S. IPO

Chinese video-streaming service DouYu raised $775 million in its IPO, capitalizing on the growing popularity of watching others play games on the internet.

wsj.com
Immerse Yourself in an e-Sports Extravaganza at the e-Sports & Music Festival in Hong Kong

Immerse Yourself in an e-Sports Extravaganza at the e-Sports & Music Festival in Hong Kong

This summer, visitors to Hong Kong can enjoy a host of gourmet happenings, shopping sprees, signature city events, and attractions’ summer programmes. Organised by the Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB), the third edition of e-Sports & Music Festival Hong...

finance.yahoo.com
Analysis | Overwatch League 2020 schedule format raises questions of economic, competit...

Analysis | Overwatch League 2020 schedule format raises questions of economic, competit...

Three teams will host five matches in their home territory during the 2020 season, giving them extra opportunities to generate local revenue and benefit from a home crowd advantage.

washingtonpost.com
The New Criterion: investing in the esports boom

The New Criterion: investing in the esports boom

For those who have never heard of Fortnite and are thus showing their advanced age, video gaming (egaming) has become a multi-billion dollar industry sector which in its organised professional form is attracting serious sponsorship and advertising from...

livewiremarkets.com
MonteCristo wants fans to appreciate the villains of esports - News - OW - WIN.gg

MonteCristo wants fans to appreciate the villains of esports - News - OW - WIN.gg

Fans might need to relax a bit.

win.gg
Reddit Co-Founders’s Fund Leads $3.75M Round for Blockchain Gaming Studio

Reddit Co-Founders’s Fund Leads $3.75M Round for Blockchain Gaming Studio

Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian’s venture fund led a $3.75 million seed round to support blockchain video game studio Horizon Blockchain Games.

cointelegraph.com
Counter-Strike At 20: Two Hackers Upend The Gaming Industry

Counter-Strike At 20: Two Hackers Upend The Gaming Industry

Choices matter. You’ve only got one shot to fulfill the objective. A single coordinated effort is required to defuse the bomb, release the hostages, or outlast the opposition. Fail, and there…

hackaday.com
MTG Announces USD 11 Million in Investments in Gaming & Esports Startups in 1H 2019

MTG Announces USD 11 Million in Investments in Gaming & Esports Startups in 1H 2019

STOCKHOLM , July 17, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Modern Times Group MTG AB, the Swedish operational investment company focusing on the most promising esports and gaming entertainment opportunities worldwide, ...

finance.yahoo.com
The Video Game Industry Has Turned Into a Tech Incubator

The Video Game Industry Has Turned Into a Tech Incubator

Roblox founder and CEO David Baszucki and Niantic CEO John Hanke talk innovation in gaming at the annual Fortune Brainstorm Tech conference in Aspen, Colo.

fortune.com
The brand benefits of breaking into gaming – Marketing Week

The brand benefits of breaking into gaming – Marketing Week

As the roll-out of 5G promises to amplify the experience of mobile gameplay, brands are discovering inventive new ways to find fame through gaming.

marketingweek.com
Why brands must change their view of gamers

Why brands must change their view of gamers

Mobile gaming has crossed over into mainstream entertainment, but brands still seem reluctant to explore the burgeoning opportunities.

marketingweek.com
Enthusiast Gaming Engages MZ Group, a Leading US Investor Relations Firm, to Expand Its...

Enthusiast Gaming Engages MZ Group, a Leading US Investor Relations Firm, to Expand Its...

Enthusiast Gaming Holdings Inc. (EGLX.V) (EGHIF), (“Enthusiast” or the “Company”), the largest publicly traded video game media and esports company in North America, is pleased to announce it has engaged international investor relations firm MZ Group (...

finance.yahoo.com
Liverpool sign EA Sports multi-year gaming partnership

Liverpool sign EA Sports multi-year gaming partnership

European soccer champions enter content agreement with FIFA developer.

sportspromedia.com