Business of Esports News - September 16, 2019

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Esports Streaming Is Up 41% Over the Last Year

Esports Streaming Is Up 41% Over the Last Year

Over the last 12 months, viewers have watched 746 million more hours of esports than the previous year

thewrap.com
Apple Arcade gaming service now available for some ahead of Thursday launch - 9to5Mac

Apple Arcade gaming service now available for some ahead of Thursday launch - 9to5Mac

Early reviews of Apple Arcade started surfacing this morning, and now some iOS 13 users have been granted early access to the service. Apple Arcade is officially set to launch on Thursday, September 19th. If you’re running the iOS 13 or iOS 13.1 beta, ...

9to5mac.com
OS NYC Debuts First Fully Serviced Gaming Lounge in New York City

OS NYC Debuts First Fully Serviced Gaming Lounge in New York City

NEW YORK, Sept. 16, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- OS NYC (https://www.os-nyc.com) recently announced the scheduled launch of its fully equipped gaming lounge for...

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Gaming company Bethesda chooses new PR agency

Gaming company Bethesda chooses new PR agency

Hope&Glory has won the lifestyle and mainstream PR duties for leading games publisher Bethesda, following a competitive pitch.

prweek.com
Video Games are Becoming Too Realistic - VGCultureHQ

Video Games are Becoming Too Realistic - VGCultureHQ

Video Games are Becoming Too Realistic - Video games are starting to blur the lines between fantasy and reality in a way that is detrimental to the medium.

vgculturehq.com
Local gaming competition aims to get more women into tech field

Local gaming competition aims to get more women into tech field

Gamers, get ready! A big competition is coming up and it's all for a good cause, getting more women into tech. 

fox10phoenix.com
Randy Pitchford says Borderlands 3 has twice as many players on PC as Borderlands 2 did

Randy Pitchford says Borderlands 3 has twice as many players on PC as Borderlands 2 did

Which is a lot.

pcgamer.com
SoStronk announces funding from IP Ventures

SoStronk announces funding from IP Ventures

Online gaming platform SoStronk has raised an undisclosed sum of money from IP Ventures in a funding round. The capital will be used for research and development and to expand its team. It'll focus on recruitment,

esportsinsider.com
Esports is all about community, and investors should be looking to venues

Esports is all about community, and investors should be looking to venues

There is an underlying irony in the esports industry. While gamers are one of the most tech-savvy groups of people …

investorintel.com
Osaka Getting Massive Esports-Themed Hotel

Osaka Getting Massive Esports-Themed Hotel

Next April, an esports-themed hotel will open in Osaka’s geek district Nipponbashi. Called Esports Hotel E-Zone Cyberspace in English, it is the first of its kind in Japan.

kotaku.com
E-sports, content creator marketplace yup.gg launches platform to connect brands with a...

E-sports, content creator marketplace yup.gg launches platform to connect brands with a...

The Singapore-based startup launches its platform with 2,000 content creators, followed by 50 million fans

e27.co
Former OpTic Gaming CEO H3CZ joins NRG | Dot Esports

Former OpTic Gaming CEO H3CZ joins NRG | Dot Esports

It is expected that he will spearhead the Chicago Call of Duty franchise.

dotesports.com
H3CZ leaves OpTic Gaming | Dot Esports

H3CZ leaves OpTic Gaming | Dot Esports

The figurehead of OpTic Gaming has left his organization.

dotesports.com
BLAST Premier announced with $4.25M prize pool for 2020

BLAST Premier announced with $4.25M prize pool for 2020

BLAST Pro Series has announced a new Counter-Strike: Global Offensive tournament series, BLAST Premier, which will have a total annual prize pool of $4.25 million (£3.4 million) in 2020. The circuit will have two season finals

esportsinsider.com