Business of Esports News - October 15, 2019

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Why the ‘Fortnite’ blackout was such an incredible flex

Why the ‘Fortnite’ blackout was such an incredible flex

Epic continues to push the limits on what a video game is capable of doing.

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Psyonix Carefully Considering Franchising for Rocket League Esports

Psyonix Carefully Considering Franchising for Rocket League Esports

Now backed by Fortnite developer Epic Games, Rocket League is considering a move to a franchise model for its esports

esportsobserver.com
Gaming firms warn staff not to discuss politics after Hong Kong row

Gaming firms warn staff not to discuss politics after Hong Kong row

Ban on competitor who expressed support for protests triggered storm of criticism amid growing concerns about Chinese influence.

scmp.com
5 Video Marketing Lessons Brands Can Learn From the Gaming Industry

5 Video Marketing Lessons Brands Can Learn From the Gaming Industry

Too often its status and breadth are ignored.

adweek.com
Blizzard says China had "no influence" on move to ban Hearthstone video gamer

Blizzard says China had "no influence" on move to ban Hearthstone video gamer

Gaming company exec defends move to suspend Hearthstone player after he expressed support for Hong Kong protests

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More than 6 million people watched Fortnite's "The End" event live | Dot Esports

More than 6 million people watched Fortnite's "The End" event live | Dot Esports

That is a lot of viewers for what could be the end of Fortnite.

dotesports.com
OWL Outlaws’ Purchase by Lee Zieben Currently In Doubt

OWL Outlaws’ Purchase by Lee Zieben Currently In Doubt

Real estate investor Lee Zieben’s proposed deal to buy the Overwatch League's Houston Outlaws appears to have stalled, with industry

esportsobserver.com
Not playing around: Here’s how North Texas is securing its piece of an expanding billio...

Not playing around: Here’s how North Texas is securing its piece of an expanding billio...

The esports field has drawn in big-name Dallas businessmen, like Jerry Jones and Mark Cuban

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3 reasons why Activision Blizzard punished an esports star for backing Hong Kong protes...

3 reasons why Activision Blizzard punished an esports star for backing Hong Kong protes...

Activision Blizzard stripped a 'Hearthstone' champion of his prize money and slapped him with a yearlong ban from competitions after he voiced support for...

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Blizzard Cancels Overwatch Nintendo Switch Event Amid Hong Kong Flap | Digital Trends

Blizzard Cancels Overwatch Nintendo Switch Event Amid Hong Kong Flap | Digital Trends

Blizzard has canceled its Overwatch event that was slated to take place in New York City on Wednesday, October 16, amid controversy over its treatment of Hearthstone tournament player Chung “blitzchung” Ng Wai, who publicly backed Hong Kong protesters ...

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eSports Comedy Scores Put Pilot Order at CBS

eSports Comedy Scores Put Pilot Order at CBS

CBS has given out a put pilot order for a comedy set in the world of eSports, Variety has learned. The untitled single-camera series follows a recently retired pro basketball star who attempts to r…

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G2 Esports enters strategic partnership with Hdac Technology

G2 Esports enters strategic partnership with Hdac Technology

Berlin-based organisation G2 Esports has entered a strategic partnership with blockchain technology company Hdac Technology. As part of the deal, Hdac Technology will act as a jersey sponsor for G2 Esports' Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and Playe...

esportsinsider.com
Google Stadia gaming service release date confirmed: Nov. 19

Google Stadia gaming service release date confirmed: Nov. 19

The company announces the debut date for its cloud gaming service.

cnet.com
Overwatch E-Sports Coach Justin Conroy Directed To Delete Tweet Critical Of Blizzard's ...

Overwatch E-Sports Coach Justin Conroy Directed To Delete Tweet Critical Of Blizzard's ...

All those associated with or connected to Blizzard Entertainment are under strict supervision when it comes to their social media presence. They're not allowed

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