Business of Esports News - October 4, 2019

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Why Online Gaming Is the Ultimate Way to Switch Off

Why Online Gaming Is the Ultimate Way to Switch Off

It might seem weird, but sitting back and taking a break with your console or computer might help you study.

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Ninja left Twitch because his brand was too big for gaming

Ninja left Twitch because his brand was too big for gaming

Manager says Twitch didn’t respect their wishes

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Video game stocks are too risky right now, says this investor - Cantech Letter

Video game stocks are too risky right now, says this investor - Cantech Letter

Volatility seems to be the norm with video game stocks but these days there’s now even more reason to be cautious, says fund manager Cameron Hurst

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BPI to hold event exploring intersection of music and esports - Music Ally

BPI to hold event exploring intersection of music and esports - Music Ally

The crossover between music and esports is something Music Ally has been interested in for some time now. British music-industry body the BPI is too: it’s holding an event to explore the topic on 24 October in London.

musically.com
Writers Guild of America removing gaming category from its awards show

Writers Guild of America removing gaming category from its awards show

Writers Guild of America removing gaming category from its awards show

destructoid.com
Esports and the Overwatch League: Reinventing Sports Merch for Modern Gamers • The Pop ...

Esports and the Overwatch League: Reinventing Sports Merch for Modern Gamers • The Pop ...

Changing the game!

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Rick Fox Files Lawsuit Against Business Partners Alleging Fraud, Drug Use, Racism

Rick Fox Files Lawsuit Against Business Partners Alleging Fraud, Drug Use, Racism

A civil complaint filed by Echo Fox co-owner Rick Fox on Monday details new allegations of fraud, deceptive business practices and racism against Echo Fox business partners that, he believes, merit over $10,000,000 in damages. Lawyers representing the ...

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The DeanBeat: How esports is growing for real and the brands are diving in

The DeanBeat: How esports is growing for real and the brands are diving in

Esports has been branded as a bunch of hype. But brands seem to have no choice but to dive in as they seek out the elusive millennial audiences who aren’t using traditional media. All year, I’ve been covering esports startups raising a lot of money, fo...

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The Overwatch League Grand Finals showed what the future of professional esports could ...

The Overwatch League Grand Finals showed what the future of professional esports could ...

The San Francisco Shock and Vancouver Titans faced off in the 2019 Overwatch League Grand Finals. It was a spectacular event.

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League of Legends esports adds Red Bull as global partner

League of Legends esports adds Red Bull as global partner

Riot Games has announced Red Bull as the official energy drink partner of its global League of Legends events. This is an expansion of a partnership between Riot Games and Red Bull that already included LEC

esportsinsider.com
More than games: Is a degree in esports right for you?

More than games: Is a degree in esports right for you?

Esport has been thrusted into the mainstream, and an increasing number of universities are offering esport-related degrees.

studyinternational.com
eSports Loot Boxes Not Gambling, Say European Regulators

eSports Loot Boxes Not Gambling, Say European Regulators

Members of the Gaming Regulators’ European Forum (GREF) have found that in-game purchases like loot boxes do not require regulation as gambling activities, despite agreeing they could be defined as just that.

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Three reasons why esports succeed - Esportz Network

Three reasons why esports succeed - Esportz Network

Plenty of factors go into determining whether esports succeeds. A fun game, worth your time, and incentives to compete are the three big reasons that make a game a successful esport.

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How Gaming Companies Target The Female Audience

How Gaming Companies Target The Female Audience

Share The Nerdy News!       Many of us associate the term ‘gamer’ with boys and young men who spend much of their free time playing on their Xbox, PlayStation, Switc

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Over-the-top Robot Chicken segment parodies Overwatch League and esports | Dexerto.com

Over-the-top Robot Chicken segment parodies Overwatch League and esports | Dexerto.com

Robot Chicken poked fun at the city-based Overwatch League and esports culture.

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Rick Fox sues esports team partners, alleges rampant fraud

Rick Fox sues esports team partners, alleges rampant fraud

Former NBA player Rick Fox has filed a lawsuit accusing business partners at the esports organization he co-founded of multiple instances of fraud and is seeking damages worth tens of millions of dollars. The suit filed in Los Angeles County on Monday...

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