Business of Esports News - November 17, 2019

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Blizzard 'has completely changed,' say Diablo's original creators

Blizzard 'has completely changed,' say Diablo's original creators

David Brevik, Erich and Max Schaefer weigh in on the recent controversies surrounding Blizzard.

pcgamer.com
Why More Stars Are Joining Video Games (It's Not Just a Paycheck)

Why More Stars Are Joining Video Games (It's Not Just a Paycheck)

Better scripts, nuanced characters and realistic performance-capture techniques are drawing Keanu Reeves, Norman Reedus and others toward the $43  billion-plus industry: "There are increasingly blurred lines between what is a film and what is a game."

hollywoodreporter.com
PC and mobile gaming to reach $8bn in Southeast Asia and Taiwan

PC and mobile gaming to reach $8bn in Southeast Asia and Taiwan

Industry analyst Niko Partners predicts a $3bn rise in revenue by 2023 for the combined Southeast Asian and Chinese Taipei market across PC and mobile gaming. ESports titles are reaching over 9 in 10 video game players in Southeast Asia and Taiwan, ac...

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Chinese team wins League of Legends World Championship final - SupChina

Chinese team wins League of Legends World Championship final - SupChina

A Chinese team, FunPlus Phoenix (FPX), are the newest world champs in League of Legends, the world’s most popular esport. The team, based in Beijing, defeated the European side G2 Esports in front of 15,000 spectators in AccorHotels Arena on Sunday in ...

supchina.com
Fnatic drops limited edition Hello Kitty merch, more to come - DOTA2 - News - WIN.gg

Fnatic drops limited edition Hello Kitty merch, more to come - DOTA2 - News - WIN.gg

Bows everywhere.

win.gg
ESL allegedly told pro players to lie to border security | Dexerto.com

ESL allegedly told pro players to lie to border security | Dexerto.com

A new video from theScore esports sheds light on allegations that ESL instructed R6 Siege pros to lie to Japanese border officials.

dexerto.com
Travel industry missing the esport boat

Travel industry missing the esport boat

There are 20,300 seats at the Accorhotels Arena in Paris. Come Sunday this week, they’ll be filled with thousands of esports fans, many of whom will have travelled vast distances around the world and paid between 40-80 euros just for an entry ticket to...

gadget.co.za
Betting and its role in the world of esports

Betting and its role in the world of esports

Professional gaming took off when people understood the true potential of LAN parties and how an entire stadium of people can be made to cheer for them. ...

spieltimes.com
Commissioner Johanna Faries on Call of Duty League, Lessons from NFL

Commissioner Johanna Faries on Call of Duty League, Lessons from NFL

Activision Blizzard’s new Call of Duty League will begin play in January 2020, with 12 geolocated teams and a franchised

esportsobserver.com
Massive esports festival brings thousands of global gamers to Atlanta over weekend

Massive esports festival brings thousands of global gamers to Atlanta over weekend

More than $1 million in championships are being awarded at DreamHack. It is one of the largest esports and gaming festivals in the world.

ajc.com
White Paper: The Esports Phenomenon Brings New Challenges and Opportunities in Media Tech

White Paper: The Esports Phenomenon Brings New Challenges and Opportunities in Media Tech

There are few current trends in media and entertainment as exciting and fast-growing as esports (an umbrella term encompassing competitive gaming across ...

sportsvideo.org
A Snapshot Of Venture And Startup Activity In Esports

A Snapshot Of Venture And Startup Activity In Esports

It's now common knowledge that competitive gaming, better known as esports, is a real industry. Recent numbers underscore the fact.

news.crunchbase.com
WWE Files Trademark For Possible ESports Gaming League

WWE Files Trademark For Possible ESports Gaming League

It appears that WWE will be getting into ESports by launching its own gaming league.

sescoops.com
OG Dota 2 Player ‘Topson’ Paid Highest 2018 Taxes Amongst Athletes in Finland

OG Dota 2 Player ‘Topson’ Paid Highest 2018 Taxes Amongst Athletes in Finland

Topias Miikka "Topson" Taavitsainen was the highest-earning athlete in 2018 paying taxes in Finland. The OG Dota 2 player earned

esportsobserver.com
Walmart opening new Esports Arena in Overland Park store to bring gamers together

Walmart opening new Esports Arena in Overland Park store to bring gamers together

Just $5 buys you an hour of play time at your own gaming station where you can play your own game or participate in a tournament.

fox4kc.com
FanAI Raises $8M Series A to Make Money Off E-Sports

FanAI Raises $8M Series A to Make Money Off E-Sports

FanAIE-sports is gaining on regular sports.

builtinla.com
The E-Sports Craze: High Scores Meet Higher Learning

The E-Sports Craze: High Scores Meet Higher Learning

The video games or eSports is a multi-billion-dollar worldwide industry, making more money than the film industry. Oklahoma Universities believe eSports not only provides exposure for the school, b...

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