Business of Esports News - May 29, 2020

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Samsung Teams Up with Global Esports Organization T1 as Official Display Partner

Samsung Teams Up with Global Esports Organization T1 as Official Display Partner

Partnership Highlights Three-Time World Champions League of Legends Team, Headlined by Star Player Faker

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Riot Games adds In-Game Sponsor Banners to League of Legends Esports

Riot Games adds In-Game Sponsor Banners to League of Legends Esports

Riot Games this morning will reveal a new in-game digital signage system for League of Legends Esports, giving it a

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Astralis Group banks on three-year deal with Lunar - Esports Insider

Astralis Group banks on three-year deal with Lunar - Esports Insider

Astralis Group, the parent organisation of Astralis, Future FC and Origen, have established a three-year deal with banking application Lunar.

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Why esports and Bitcoin are a natural match - CoinGeek

Why esports and Bitcoin are a natural match - CoinGeek

Esports is one of those ideas that's been touted as perfect for Bitcoin since the beginning. So where are the stadium-sized Bitcoin esports events?

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We Are Nations launches Nations Ventures - Esports Insider

We Are Nations launches Nations Ventures - Esports Insider

Esports merchandising company We Are Nations has announced the formation of Nations Ventures, an investment vehicle for esports.

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Why now is the time to embrace video games for kids

Why now is the time to embrace video games for kids

Research has suggested that friendships — deep human connection — can be created and sustained through online play

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Consider Electronic Arts Over Take Two Interactive As Demand For Gaming Increases? -- T...

Consider Electronic Arts Over Take Two Interactive As Demand For Gaming Increases? -- T...

The stock price for Electronic Arts (NASDAQ:EA) is down roughly 8.5% since May 31, 2018, as the company's business in 2019 was impacted by lower user engagement. In comparison, Take Two Interactive (NASDAQ:TTWO), best known for its NBA2K franchise, has...

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China leads in global mobile gaming revenue

China leads in global mobile gaming revenue

The global mobile game industry saw remarkable growth while much of the world was under stay at home orders, and China seems to be at the top of the market.

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BlizzCon canceled: gaming convention joins list of tech conferences dropped due to pand...

BlizzCon canceled: gaming convention joins list of tech conferences dropped due to pand...

“We will meet again!”

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Music trends for gaming and the possibilities for brands

Music trends for gaming and the possibilities for brands

There is the opportunity to be incredibly creative in bringing the worlds of music and gaming together, writes Charles Gadsdon.

mediatel.co.uk
Crucible: the science behind why watching others playing video games has become so popular

Crucible: the science behind why watching others playing video games has become so popular

Surely, it can't be fun to watch others play games you can play yourself? The hundreds of hours people spend on live-streaming platform Twitch would suggest otherwise.

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Council Post: Follow The Gaming Industry's Example To Stay Relevant During A Crisis

Council Post: Follow The Gaming Industry's Example To Stay Relevant During A Crisis

Video games are keeping us socially engaged, helping us connect with our friends and families, and, most importantly, helping prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

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LG Electronics Launches LG Gaming eSports Channel -

LG Electronics Launches LG Gaming eSports Channel -

LG Electronics is a multinational electronics company based in South Korea. The company also has hand in the gaming world and have recently made moves to expand it. Their UK sector has launched an eSports and gaming channel called LG Gaming in collabor...

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Today's Largest Games Have Thriving Virtual Economies

Today's Largest Games Have Thriving Virtual Economies

Breaking down virtual marketplaces

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'Transcendentally boring': the joy of job simulation games

'Transcendentally boring': the joy of job simulation games

From farming to trucking to bus driving, why do millions play games that replicate regular jobs in forensic detail?

theguardian.com
Pro Leagues Reach New Fans on TV Through Esports

Pro Leagues Reach New Fans on TV Through Esports

Without live competition, pro sports have relied on esports broadcasts to entertain fans. MLS and NASCAR have also found success in reaching new audiences.

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Online gaming industry in India is expected to grow at a CAGR of 47% by FY22: Study

Online gaming industry in India is expected to grow at a CAGR of 47% by FY22: Study

India’s online gaming industry has already attracted $350 million in investments from venture capital firms between 2014-2020

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Arsenal's Auba open to setting up esports team

Arsenal's Auba open to setting up esports team

Arsenal captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who raced for McLaren in Sunday's virtual Monaco Formula One Grand Prix, is considering setting up his own esports team.

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Opinion: Virtual motorsport has nothing on the real thing

Opinion: Virtual motorsport has nothing on the real thing

E-sports is a billion-dollar industry, but it can’t replace the thrill of real motorsport

whichcar.com.au
‘Sorry’ Audi driver fined US$10,900 for using ringer in virtual race

‘Sorry’ Audi driver fined US$10,900 for using ringer in virtual race

German also loses season’s points after using professional e-sports player Lorenz Hoerzing to stand in for Berlin race.

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This stock is the best opportunity among video game plays right now, traders say

This stock is the best opportunity among video game plays right now, traders say

Video gaming and esports stocks are rallying with millions staying at home, and two traders are eyeing one stock as a solid longer-term bet.

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Heads Up: ‘Gaming’ Chairs Suck. Here’s Why

Heads Up: ‘Gaming’ Chairs Suck. Here’s Why

The origins of the racer-style gaming chair, and why you should probably not buy one.

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73% Growth And Instant Blockbusters: How Gaming Is Blowing Up During The Pandemic

73% Growth And Instant Blockbusters: How Gaming Is Blowing Up During The Pandemic

April shows unprecedented growth for the industry.

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Esports Is The Suprise MVP During The Pandemic

Esports Is The Suprise MVP During The Pandemic

With no baseball, hockey, or basketball, our world is different without traditional sports in our daily lives. Luckily, esports is here to save the day.

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Immortals Gaming Club Partners With Nerd Street Gamers To Launch Online Esports Camps

Immortals Gaming Club Partners With Nerd Street Gamers To Launch Online Esports Camps

Immortals Gaming Club has partnered with Nerd Street Gamers to host multi-day esports camps for kids. The ones attending will have the opportunity to take lessons from...

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Riot Games announces June 2 release date for VALORANT

Riot Games announces June 2 release date for VALORANT

VALORANT will release with a new agent, map, beta game mode and battle pass system.

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Gaming surging in coronavirus, but challenges to come with new games on hold: Xbox head

Gaming surging in coronavirus, but challenges to come with new games on hold: Xbox head

Microsoft's Phil Spencer said he thinks the impact of the virus on the game industry will "play out over the next two years."

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‘Gamer Granny’ hits a new high score: 90-year-old sets Guinness World Record as oldest ...

‘Gamer Granny’ hits a new high score: 90-year-old sets Guinness World Record as oldest ...

While most nonagenarians are still calling their grandkids to help them send a text, Gamer Grandma is over here slaying Resident Evil 3. (OK, fine, we had some trouble sending a text earlier today, too.) Meet Hamako Mori, better known to her 274,000-so...

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EA is releasing the source code for two classic Command and Conquer games

EA is releasing the source code for two classic Command and Conquer games

That means that players should be able to make extensive mods.

theverge.com
PS5 performance could be trounced by a decent gaming PC

PS5 performance could be trounced by a decent gaming PC

PS5 performance could look lacklustre in the face of current Nvidia graphics

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Pac-Man at 40: The eating icon that changed gaming history

Pac-Man at 40: The eating icon that changed gaming history

When "Pac-Man" debuted in Tokyo 40 years ago, no one could have predicted it would become the most successful arcade game of all time.

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Who Are Hardcore Gamers and How Can We Target Them? - AdColony

Who Are Hardcore Gamers and How Can We Target Them? - AdColony

When we look at the COVID-19 pandemic, we can see that people’s perspectives on the entertainment industry have changed. Especially in this period when we have to quarantine ourselves, every activity we do outside to have fun and socialize like going t...

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Intel is acquiring the company behind Killer gaming networking cards

Intel is acquiring the company behind Killer gaming networking cards

Intel’s network cards may soon be better for gaming

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'Can games be as fun to watch as they are to play?'

'Can games be as fun to watch as they are to play?'

Amazon Game Studios hopes its new game Crucible can compete with Overwatch and Fortnite.

bbc.com
The next wave of varsity athletes will play Overwatch, League of Legends, Rocket League...

The next wave of varsity athletes will play Overwatch, League of Legends, Rocket League...

In a move that is well suited to the realities of COVID-19, Northeastern will become the first Division 1 university in New England to compete in varsity esports this fall.

news.northeastern.edu
Around 1.7 Billion People Watch Esports Worldwide Both Online and In-Person – Arizton |...

Around 1.7 Billion People Watch Esports Worldwide Both Online and In-Person – Arizton |...

The esports market is expected to grow at a CAGR of over 16% during the period 2019–2025. Esports is an emerging growth vertical within the gaming space. It is defined as multiplayer video gaming,

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Lockdown esports boom sees Luckbox prepare to go public on TSXV | News Anyway

Lockdown esports boom sees Luckbox prepare to go public on TSXV | News Anyway

Booming business during the COVID-19 lockdown has accelerated one company’s plans to go public. Luckbox – an esports betting platform – has reported a “huge uptick in KPIs” during the first half of 2020. The company is now preparing to go public on the...

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Vodafone Giants Raises $3.3M from Single Investor

Vodafone Giants Raises $3.3M from Single Investor

Spanish esports organization Vodafone Giants has closed a €3M ($3.3M USD) investment round with businessman José Antonio Sánchez Cózar as

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Esports remains “vital” for Nascar despite Cup Series return

Esports remains “vital” for Nascar despite Cup Series return

Stock car racing body getting “tons of calls” from non-endemic brands about gaming initiatives.

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Astralis Group Signs Sportswear Brand hummel to Three Year Deal

Astralis Group Signs Sportswear Brand hummel to Three Year Deal

Astralis Group (parent organization of Origen, Astralis, and Future FC) has announced a three-year sponsorship deal with Danish sportswear brand

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Evil Geniuses reveals 'final phase' of rebrand and LG UltraGear deal - Esports Insider

Evil Geniuses reveals 'final phase' of rebrand and LG UltraGear deal - Esports Insider

North American organisation Evil Geniuses has unveiled the "final phase" of its rebrand, including a new logo that more closely resembles the original.

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Gfinity continues to operate F1 Esports Series in multi-year deal - Esports Insider

Gfinity continues to operate F1 Esports Series in multi-year deal - Esports Insider

Gfinity has announced extended its partnership with Formula 1 to deliver the F1 Esports Series through to 2022's qualifying events.

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Attention Required! | Cloudflare

Attention Required! | Cloudflare

If you are on a personal connection, like at home, you can run an anti-virus scan on your device to make sure it is not infected with malware.

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McLaren Racing partners with Veloce Esports to expand esports program

McLaren Racing partners with Veloce Esports to expand esports program

McLaren Racing has announced that it has partnered with London-based organisation Veloce Esports to expand its existing esports program.

esportsinsider.com
Fantasy Sports App Sleeper Raises $20 Million to Expand Into Esports

Fantasy Sports App Sleeper Raises $20 Million to Expand Into Esports

Fantasy sports app Sleeper has raised a $20 million Series B fundraising round to expand into fantasy esports.

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Inside Ex-HTC Boss Peter Chou's Immersive New VR World | Digital Trends

Inside Ex-HTC Boss Peter Chou's Immersive New VR World | Digital Trends

Peter Chou may be best known for co-founding HTC, but since moving on, he has become more deeply immersed in VR, culminating in a new project called XRSpace.

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