Business of Esports News - September 1, 2019

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'Doom' Programmer John Carmack Says Games Industry Doesn't Need Laws Against Crunch

'Doom' Programmer John Carmack Says Games Industry Doesn't Need Laws Against Crunch

id Software founder John Carmack went on Joe Rogan to talk judo, the future of virtual reality, and labor in the video game industry.

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US Army unveils esports team at PAX West as recruitment tool

US Army unveils esports team at PAX West as recruitment tool

For the second year in a row, the U.S. Army may not hit its recruitment numbers.

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Infographic Shows Most Popular Esports by State — GeekTyrant

Infographic Shows Most Popular Esports by State — GeekTyrant

Infographics are fun and this one looks at each state’s favorite Esports to talk about.

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Tfue Goes Through the Shroud to Become Twitch’s Most Followed Active Streamer. - Xherald

Tfue Goes Through the Shroud to Become Twitch’s Most Followed Active Streamer. - Xherald

Famous Fortnite: Battle Royale master and streamer Turner "Tfue" Tenney has turned into the new rule

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‘Esports to grow at a rapid pace in India’

‘Esports to grow at a rapid pace in India’

There will be 557 million Esports enthusiasts by 2021 given the huge growth and the growing craze for the online games, according to Pole to Win International Ltd. (PTW), the industry-leading video ga

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Could Rockstar Games Delve Into eSports? - The Versed

Could Rockstar Games Delve Into eSports? - The Versed

Rockstar games are a giant in the gaming industry, but not a force in the eSports industry. Could that change?

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Is It Esports? World of Warcraft Twitch 2nd Most Watched Game - Gambling News

Is It Esports? World of Warcraft Twitch 2nd Most Watched Game - Gambling News

Is World of Warcraft esports? Climbing viewership for the game on Twitch has led to many fans expressing their dissatisfcation with the concept.

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Intel’s Mark Subotnik Hints at New Esports Olympics Plans, Explains Why Storytelling Ma...

Intel’s Mark Subotnik Hints at New Esports Olympics Plans, Explains Why Storytelling Ma...

Intel didn’t have a booth or consumer-facing setup at last week’s gamescom in Cologne, Germany, but the chipmaker and technology

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World of Warcraft Classic on Pace for Most-Watched Week on Twitch in 2019

World of Warcraft Classic on Pace for Most-Watched Week on Twitch in 2019

World of Warcraft is on pace for the most-watched week of streaming by any game on Twitch so far this

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Juan Pablo Montoya and Rubens Barrichello invest in Millennial Esports · SickOdds

Juan Pablo Montoya and Rubens Barrichello invest in Millennial Esports · SickOdds

Former Formula 1 racing drivers Juan Pablo Montoya and Rubens Barrichello have been announced as the latest investors in Millennial Esports. The

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Bucks Gaming procures partnership with Raynor Gaming

Bucks Gaming procures partnership with Raynor Gaming

Bucks Gaming, the NBA 2K League affiliated team of the Milwaukee Bucks, has named Raynor Gaming as its official gaming chair. The partnership will see Bucks Gaming’s performance center equipped with Raynor Gaming's line of gaming chairs. The

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New Regulatory Congress seeks to set global standards in the esports industry | Dot Esp...

New Regulatory Congress seeks to set global standards in the esports industry | Dot Esp...

Key figures in esports will meet in Barcelona this September.

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All confirmed Call of Duty League franchise teams and owners | Dexerto.com

All confirmed Call of Duty League franchise teams and owners | Dexerto.com

Nine teams have been confirmed for the Call of Duty franchise league.

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UPDATE: Activision Blizzard Shutters MLG Arena Ahead of Call of Duty Global League

UPDATE: Activision Blizzard Shutters MLG Arena Ahead of Call of Duty Global League

In response to our request for comment about Adam Apicella’s departure, an Activision Blizzard representative confirmed with The Esports Observer

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US Open: Nick Kyrgios blames stadium lights, too much video gaming, for his exit

US Open: Nick Kyrgios blames stadium lights, too much video gaming, for his exit

Too much Call of Duty for Aussie enigma Nick Kyrgios, who faces a potential 12-month ban from tennis.

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A Marketer’s Guide To Esports Competitions

A Marketer’s Guide To Esports Competitions

Originally published at AW360. Competition is a prominent element in both the worlds of marketing and esports. For an esports player as well as for a brand, the ability to find...

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Mobile esports games reportedly earned over $15 billion in 2018 | Dot Esports

Mobile esports games reportedly earned over $15 billion in 2018 | Dot Esports

The growing industry is catching up to PC and console gaming.

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E-Sports on the rise in Southeast Asia | Video

E-Sports on the rise in Southeast Asia | Video

Singapore is set to host a major gaming trade show next year, and companies here are hoping it will boost the gaming industry. Gwyneth Teo finds out more in this week’s Spotlight.

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Investors should pay attention to esports, analyst says, as competitive gaming is no lo...

Investors should pay attention to esports, analyst says, as competitive gaming is no lo...

The world of competitive video games is coming out of "stealth mode" in the United States, analysts at Needham say.

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Top 20 highest earning esports pro players and organizations | Dexerto.com

Top 20 highest earning esports pro players and organizations | Dexerto.com

We go through the winningest esports athletes to-date by prize money.

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The International Sees Decline in Overall Hours Watched But Increase in Viewership for ...

The International Sees Decline in Overall Hours Watched But Increase in Viewership for ...

Dota 2’s premier world championship event, The International, helped Valve’s multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) game produce the most hours

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(For Monday Edition) [Feature] The line that divides professional gamers from game addicts

(For Monday Edition) [Feature] The line that divides professional gamers from game addicts

With gaming indulgence now identified as a diagnosable disorder by the World Health Organization, one question hangs in the sky blazing in neon lights: Are professional gamers game addicts? The short answer is no. The longer answer lies below. Gaming d...

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HyperX Re-Signs NFL’s JuJu Smith-Schuster as Brand Ambassador

HyperX Re-Signs NFL’s JuJu Smith-Schuster as Brand Ambassador

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster will serve as a HyperX brand ambassador for another two years. The deal will

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Go ahead gamers, list those Overwatch skills on your resumé

Go ahead gamers, list those Overwatch skills on your resumé

Worth an estimated $135 billion, the gaming industry is already larger than the film and music industries, combined. Yet for huge portions of the population it’s still seen as a shameful hobby, one meant for kids that you’re meant to outgrow as you set...

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Our Predictions for the Future of Esports

Our Predictions for the Future of Esports

We don't think esports are going anywhere. Here are our predictions for what the future of esports will look like.

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