Business of Esports News - November 22, 2019

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So Google Stadia’s Launch Was A Disaster. What’s Next?

So Google Stadia’s Launch Was A Disaster. What’s Next?

Nobody has much positive to say about Google Stadia's launch. The question becomes: what happens next?

forbes.com
Some Google Stadia customers say their Chromecasts are overheating

Some Google Stadia customers say their Chromecasts are overheating

Google's new Stadia gaming service is hot — in more ways than one.

cnn.com
Google’s Stadia Is Not Ready For Prime Time

Google’s Stadia Is Not Ready For Prime Time

Stadia so far feels like a beta program…that you pay to participate in.

kotaku.com
Google Stadia is lying about 4K games quality - 9to5Google

Google Stadia is lying about 4K games quality - 9to5Google

Google Stadia has a lot of power behind the scenes, but for some reason the company is blatantly lying about the 4K quality of some of its games.

9to5google.com
Here's how Stadia's input lag compares to native PC gaming

Here's how Stadia's input lag compares to native PC gaming

Stadia may look and feel responsive in ideal conditions, but how much faster is the PC, really?

pcgamer.com
Nazara Technologies plans to invest $20 million in e-gaming startups

Nazara Technologies plans to invest $20 million in e-gaming startups

The investments planned by Nazara for 2020 will be across startups in India, Africa, and the Middle East.

yourstory.com
Google Stadia is not the cloud gaming future we were promised

Google Stadia is not the cloud gaming future we were promised

A less-than-perfect launch reveals the limits of streaming games.

qz.com
Commentary: Google Stadia is here, but Microsoft's xCloud already looks like the future...

Commentary: Google Stadia is here, but Microsoft's xCloud already looks like the future...

Commentary: The battle for cloud gaming supremacy is off to a troubled start, but one service seems to have a better handle on how to make it work.

cnet.com
Why gaming can improve your professional life - Part 1

Why gaming can improve your professional life - Part 1

Gaming is diverse. There are hundreds of different games with hundreds different components. The world is waking up to the realization that gaming can provide valuable job skills - here's why.

redbull.com
Bunch, the Discord for mobile games, raises $3.85M from Supercell, Tencent, Riot Games ...

Bunch, the Discord for mobile games, raises $3.85M from Supercell, Tencent, Riot Games ...

Growing up, Selcuk Atli spent a good deal of his free time playing video games with his friends. And when I say with his friends, I mean actually with them. They’re called LAN parties, where everyone brings over their consoles and the group gets to pla...

techcrunch.com
Amazon's game streaming service to work with Twitch, may be revealed next year - report...

Amazon's game streaming service to work with Twitch, may be revealed next year - report...

Amazon is currently hiring for its ambitious game streaming service, said to be targeting a 2020 launch.

vg247.com
HUYA garners three-year exclusive broadcast rights to LCK in China

HUYA garners three-year exclusive broadcast rights to LCK in China

GUANGZHOU, China, Nov. 21, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- With the 2019 League of Legends World Championship in full swing and the League of Legends Champions Korea (LCK) attracting much attention, many Chinese fans are wondering where they will be able to watch...

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Douyu Acquires Exclusive Chinese Streaming Rights for WESG 

Douyu Acquires Exclusive Chinese Streaming Rights for WESG 

Douyu has acquired the Chinese live streaming rights for Alibaba Sports’ World Electronic Sports Games (WESG) 2019-2020 season. Chinese video

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Ex-Blizzard Employees Discuss Heroes of the Storm Esports' Abrupt End

Ex-Blizzard Employees Discuss Heroes of the Storm Esports' Abrupt End

Former Blizzard employees open up about the unexpected cancelation of Heroes of the Storm esports and the disconnect between internal departments.

dualshockers.com
Gillette, Familiar Sponsor For Sports Leagues, Now Moves To Esports

Gillette, Familiar Sponsor For Sports Leagues, Now Moves To Esports

Gillette will be a sponsor of Electronic Arts FIFA 20 Global Series beginning with live matches from Bucharest going on now through Nov. 24.

mediapost.com
PUBG Mobile is getting a city-based league in the US | Dot Esports

PUBG Mobile is getting a city-based league in the US | Dot Esports

It'll be coming to 16 cities across the country.

dotesports.com
Twitch Streamer Anne Munition Announces Red Bull Partnership

Twitch Streamer Anne Munition Announces Red Bull Partnership

Anne Munition, the popular variety streamer, has announced that she has signed a partnership agreement with Red Bull. The 29-year-old

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Disgruntled Snoop Dogg cuts interview short after esports league loss | Dexerto.com

Disgruntled Snoop Dogg cuts interview short after esports league loss | Dexerto.com

Snoop Dogg couldn't deal with the "stupid questions" he had to answer in his post-match interview at the Gangsta Gaming League.

dexerto.com
Wondr Gaming Adds Rival.Ai to Boost Esports Offer - Gambling News

Wondr Gaming Adds Rival.Ai to Boost Esports Offer - Gambling News

Rival.ai has been acquired by esports fund Wondr Gaming. The objective of Wondr Gaming is to build a portfolio of mutually complementing companies.

gamblingnews.com
Zippo and NRG Apex Legends Players Partner to Bring Rechargeable Hand Warmers

Zippo and NRG Apex Legends Players Partner to Bring Rechargeable Hand Warmers

This is Zippo’s first gaming performance product and second foray into the esports sponsorship space. Zippo will partner with NRG’s

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‘Today’s Youth’ are ‘Tomorrow’s Spending Power’ — Why Rewired.gg Invested $37M in Vitality

‘Today’s Youth’ are ‘Tomorrow’s Spending Power’ — Why Rewired.gg Invested $37M in Vitality

An eight-figure sum is a heavy bet for a first time esports investor. The initial €20M EUR ($22.7M USD) Rewired.gg

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As Esports Take Off, Questions Abound Over Players' Rights of Publicity | Legaltech News

As Esports Take Off, Questions Abound Over Players' Rights of Publicity | Legaltech News

The esports industry is growing rapidly, but with that influx of investment and revenue may come some unique complications over player rights and how they find their way into contracts.

law.com
British Esports Association adds advisory board members

British Esports Association adds advisory board members

Not-for-profit organisation British Esports Association has announced the appointment of three new advisory board members. The latest additions to the advisory board are Ramesh Singh, Dr Maria Stukoff, and Professor Andy Miah. RELATED: Britis...

esportsinsider.com
High School Esports League partners with GameWorks

High School Esports League partners with GameWorks

High School Esports League has entered a partnership with entertainment company GameWorks to bolster its collegiate esports efforts. The deal will see GameWorks offer its seven venues to High School Esports League, letting its members to

esportsinsider.com
Stadia Ventures’ Tim Hayden on Expanding from Sports to Esports

Stadia Ventures’ Tim Hayden on Expanding from Sports to Esports

When St. Louis-based venture capital firm Stadia Ventures launched in 2015, it was primarily focused on traditional sports—co-founders Tim Hayden

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