Business of Esports News - November 20, 2019

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Activision Blizzard CEO: No 'good reason' company won't hit 1 billion users in 5 years

Activision Blizzard CEO: No 'good reason' company won't hit 1 billion users in 5 years

Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick said the move to mobile gaming should help the video game company reach 1 billion users in five years.

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Esports Organization Cloud9 Fined for Violating 'League of Legends' Stock Equity Rules

Esports Organization Cloud9 Fined for Violating 'League of Legends' Stock Equity Rules

It has been ordered to pay fines totaling approximately $330,000 to $605,000 for violating a rule set forth in 2017.

hollywoodreporter.com
Atari battles for chunk of $43 billion video game industry

Atari battles for chunk of $43 billion video game industry

Atari is focused on adaptability to capture more of the $43 billion video game industry.

foxbusiness.com
ESPORTS: Conquering The Consumers Of The Future

ESPORTS: Conquering The Consumers Of The Future

Esports offer brands the most innovative and promising opportunity in today’s digital world, in addition to a magnificent chance to conquer the next generation of consumers.

holmesreport.com
Esports and Beyond: Behind the Scenes at Dignitas’ New Media-Production Facility

Esports and Beyond: Behind the Scenes at Dignitas’ New Media-Production Facility

Few esports organizations have made as sizable a commitment to the content-creation game as Dignitas, which launched a 3,000-sq.-ft. media-production ...

sportsvideo.org
Esports gamers experience same stressors as pro athletes, study finds

Esports gamers experience same stressors as pro athletes, study finds

Researchers interviewed seven elite players of Counter-Strike Global Offensive.

arstechnica.com
Cloud9 reportedly acquires Vulcan from Dignitas for $1.5 million | Dot Esports

Cloud9 reportedly acquires Vulcan from Dignitas for $1.5 million | Dot Esports

C9's offseason moves continue.

dotesports.com
People are investing millions into League of Legends franchises. Will the bet pay off?

People are investing millions into League of Legends franchises. Will the bet pay off?

It’s one thing to spend millions on the promise of growth, and another to generate even more in return. Amid skyrocketing valuations, how do major esports organizations plan to turn a profit?

washingtonpost.com
Boston Uprising partners with Helix Esports for practice facility

Boston Uprising partners with Helix Esports for practice facility

Overwatch League franchise Boston Uprising has announced the launch of an 18,000 square foot esports facility, opening in January of 2020 for public use.

dailyesports.gg
New Wave Esports Invests in Talon Esports

New Wave Esports Invests in Talon Esports

TORONTO , Nov. 18, 2019 /CNW/ - NEW WAVE ESPORTS CORP. (the "Company" or "New Wave Esports") (CSE: NWES), an esports and competitive gaming company that provides capital and support services, announced today its strategic investment (the "Investment"...

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Skybox Technologies to test machine learning at BLAST Pro Series in 2020

Skybox Technologies to test machine learning at BLAST Pro Series in 2020

Analysis and visualization company Skybox Technologies has launched a machine learning initiative for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. The competition will see artificial intelligence (AI) specialists test prediction models at BLAST Pro Series Cope...

esportsinsider.com
The Astralis IPO: A make or break for esports valuations

The Astralis IPO: A make or break for esports valuations

Just a year after inception, Astralis Gaming conquered their first Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) Major at ELEAGUE Major 2017, in …

investorintel.com
EVOS Esports Adds to $4.4M Series A, Expands Into Influencer Management

EVOS Esports Adds to $4.4M Series A, Expands Into Influencer Management

EVOS Esports added $1.4M USD towards its Series A investment following a $3M investment at the start of 2019 funded

esportsobserver.com
Esports Rising 2019: Industry Showing Sophisticated Growth

Esports Rising 2019: Industry Showing Sophisticated Growth

The growing sophistication of the esports industry was on full display at this year’s Lagardère Sports Esports Rising conference in

esportsobserver.com
FaZe Clan Streamer Ewok Leaves Twitch for Mixer

FaZe Clan Streamer Ewok Leaves Twitch for Mixer

Microsoft’s Mixer streaming platform has signed an exclusive deal with streamer Soleil “Ewok” Wheeler. The Fortnite streamer joined FaZe Clan

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LG and Twitch Reveal Streaming Partnership with Pokimane

LG and Twitch Reveal Streaming Partnership with Pokimane

  LG will sponsor a Twitch squad stream featuring popular streamer Imane “Pokimane” Anys and other women streamers. The stream

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