Business of Esports News - November 1, 2019

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How gaming became fashionable

How gaming became fashionable

No longer just for teenage boys, gaming is officially stylish. We talk to the women making it chic

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Esports – an Irish sleeping giant

Esports – an Irish sleeping giant

Esports is a sport played for spectators, sponsors and huge cash prizes writes Meabh Connellan

irishtimes.com
Global Esports teams with Razer for Overwatch World Cup

Global Esports teams with Razer for Overwatch World Cup

Indian organisation Global Esports has partnered with Razer for this year's Overwatch World Cup. As part of the deal, Razer will be the official gaming equipment sponsor of Team Singapore and Team India. RELATED: Global Esports closes multi-m...

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Esports viewership analysis by game | Esportz Network

Esports viewership analysis by game | Esportz Network

Total revenue for esports is on track to hit over 1 billion dollars by the end of 2019. The industry now boasts over 5 premier titles, many of which are quickly becoming household names. Viewership for some of these games are even starting to contest t...

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Hitmarker launches equity crowdfunding campaign

Hitmarker launches equity crowdfunding campaign

UK-based esports job platform Hitmarker has publicly launched its seed investment round with an equity crowdfunding campaign. Hitmarker will use the capital raised to expand into the games industry, providing its services for that market in

esportsinsider.com
Virtual reality: game-changing revolution in eSports

Virtual reality: game-changing revolution in eSports

Virtual reality: game-changing revolution in eSports

france24.com
Medical Games Company, With $20 Million In Funding So Far, Aims To Help Astronauts

Medical Games Company, With $20 Million In Funding So Far, Aims To Help Astronauts

This company began by accident, when a game on the App Store proved more popular than its creator thought could be possible.

forbes.com
Opinion | Why It’s Important That Gamers Are Calling to #BoycottBlizzard

Opinion | Why It’s Important That Gamers Are Calling to #BoycottBlizzard

The video game company is trying to appease the Chinese government. Gamers aren’t pleased.

nytimes.com
Could this gaming app change the way we shop?

Could this gaming app change the way we shop?

Can’t afford those $1,000 designer shoes? Now, you can buy a $1 virtual version for your avatar – on the fashion gaming app Ada. By Sam Leith. Portraits by Juergen Teller. Styling by Lotta Volkova

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Gaming consultant reveals how hard it can be working with Twitch stars | Dexerto.com

Gaming consultant reveals how hard it can be working with Twitch stars | Dexerto.com

Working with popular streamers sounds like it can be a pain.

dexerto.com
The Video Game ETF Competition is Getting Real

The Video Game ETF Competition is Getting Real

With Tuesday's debut of the Global X Video Games & Esports ETF (HERO), there are now five video game ETFs for investors to choose from, three of which have come to market this year.

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Activision Blizzard: 'Call of Duty; Modern Warfare' Sales Top 'Joker' Box Office

Activision Blizzard: 'Call of Duty; Modern Warfare' Sales Top 'Joker' Box Office

Activision Blizzard shares traded higher Wednesday after the video game maker said the 'Modern Warfare' version of its Call of Duty franchise notched record sales over its debut weekend.

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ESL Collegiate finds first sponsor in Grubhub

ESL Collegiate finds first sponsor in Grubhub

ESL has partnered with food delivery service Grubhub to support its ESL Collegiate initiative. Grubhub will act as the official food delivery partner of ESL Collegiate, allowing fans to vote which food on-stream talent have to

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Esports Team Signs ‘Hearthstone’ Pro Banned for Supporting Hong Kong Protests

Esports Team Signs ‘Hearthstone’ Pro Banned for Supporting Hong Kong Protests

After considering leaving Blizzard’s card game behind, he’ll resume competitive play when his suspension lifts in 2020.

vice.com
Incredibly Stable Company WeWork Appears To Be Investing In Incredibly Stable Industry:...

Incredibly Stable Company WeWork Appears To Be Investing In Incredibly Stable Industry:...

With its dying breath, it looks like startup-turned-laughing-stock WeWork is investing in esports.

kotaku.com
WeWork Is Getting Into Esports Amid SoftBank Takeover

WeWork Is Getting Into Esports Amid SoftBank Takeover

The We Co. has applied to trademark “Play by We.”

observer.com
Dota 2 is on track to hit lowest monthly average player count since January 2014 | Dot ...

Dota 2 is on track to hit lowest monthly average player count since January 2014 | Dot ...

October hasn't been great for Dota.

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Vindex Launches with Initial Funding of $60M, Integrates Next Generation Esports and Es...

Vindex Launches with Initial Funding of $60M, Integrates Next Generation Esports and Es...

Esports infrastructure platform builder Vindex announced its launch backed by a $60M USD Series A investment. Investors come from the

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Houston’s Mainline Scores $6.8M For Esports Tournament Software

Houston’s Mainline Scores $6.8M For Esports Tournament Software

Mainline, which counts ESPN as a customer, has developed a white-label tournament platform that specializes in hosting and helping brands “manage, monetize and market their esports programs.”

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Astralis Group planning to launch IPO in Denmark

Astralis Group planning to launch IPO in Denmark

Astralis Group has announced its intentions to list an initial product offering (IPO) on the Nasdaq First North Growth Market. The parent company of Astralis, Origen, and Future FC, Astralis Group was formed when RFRSH Entertainment

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Field trip to Las Vegas esports arena opens eyes of middle school girls to future careers

Field trip to Las Vegas esports arena opens eyes of middle school girls to future careers

As they played the popular video game "Fortnite" at the HyperX Esports Arena on Wednesday, middle schoolers Sasha Lira and Ruby Ramirez didn’t seem especially interested in pursuing careers in esports. The fact that neither eighth-grader expressed inte...

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Sponsor abandoned Blizzard esports league after Blitzchung controversy

Sponsor abandoned Blizzard esports league after Blitzchung controversy

Mitsubishi pulled support for Asia Pacific Hearthstone tournament two days after player was punished for supporting Hong Kong protest

gamesindustry.biz
Innovative program promotes women’s success in esports

Innovative program promotes women’s success in esports

Young women from middle and high schools across Clark County came together for “Battle Born Girls Innovate” at the HyperX Esports Arena on Wednesday. The educational program helps stude…

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New Wave Esports (NWES) Is Now Listed on the Canadian Securities Exchange

New Wave Esports (NWES) Is Now Listed on the Canadian Securities Exchange

Trading for NWES kicked off on Monday.

sludgefeed.com
Hearthstone Esports Sponsor Mitsubishi Cut Ties After Controversial Player Ban

Hearthstone Esports Sponsor Mitsubishi Cut Ties After Controversial Player Ban

In the days following its controversial decision to punish a Hearthstone pro player, Blizzard faced pressure from fans and politicians--and an advertiser.

gamespot.com