Business of Esports News - September 17, 2019

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Twitch acquires gaming database site IGDB to improve its search and discovery features ...

Twitch acquires gaming database site IGDB to improve its search and discovery features ...

Amazon-owned Twitch has made a small but strategic acquisition designed to improve its search capabilities and better direct viewers to exactly the right content. The company is acquiring IGDB, the Internet Games Database (no relation to Amazon’s IMDb)...

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Meet VENN, the company hoping to build MTV for the gaming generation – TechCrunch

Meet VENN, the company hoping to build MTV for the gaming generation – TechCrunch

Maybe a network will be the thing that replaces the single streaming media star. VENN, a new company launching with $17 million in funding from some of the biggest names in gaming, is hoping to harness the power of streaming media’s online celebrities ...

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Pinnacle bets on GRID as esports data partner

Pinnacle bets on GRID as esports data partner

Curaçao-based sports and esports betting provider Pinnacle has appointed GRID as its official esports data partner. The deal sees GRID provide rights to its esports data so Pinnacle can implement it into its esports offering. Marco Blume,

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Esports apparel leader H4X announces new athletes to its roster

Esports apparel leader H4X announces new athletes to its roster

MONTREAL, Sept. 17, 2019 /PRNewswire/ - H4X (pronounced HACKS), a leading streetwear and high-quality performance apparel brand for esports athletes and enthusiasts across the globe announced today a new roster of athletes and unveiled its FW19 (Fall/W...

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Subnation’s ‘LVL UP’ Highlights Explosion Of Premium Content For Esports - Tubefilter

Subnation’s ‘LVL UP’ Highlights Explosion Of Premium Content For Esports - Tubefilter

As esports continues to see explosive growth, brands and platforms are placing bets on favorite gamers and creating premium content opportunities to engage fans. One of the latest: LVL UP, an IGTV series hosted by esports commentator and influencer Ale...

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Wide World of Esports: The rise and Epic fall of Collegiate Rocket League

Wide World of Esports: The rise and Epic fall of Collegiate Rocket League

It isn’t really fair to kick someone who just got ran over by a stampede of bulls, but this weekend, as the Collegiate Rocket League open qualifiers were set to

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Esports Integrity Coalition rebrands to Esports Integrity Commission - ESI

Esports Integrity Coalition rebrands to Esports Integrity Commission - ESI

Esports Integrity Coalition has rebranded to Esports Integrity Commission, as announced during ESI London. The not-for-profit association has changed its identity to "more meaningfully target the integrity needs of the esports industry." Ian ...

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New esports network VENN to launch in 2020

New esports network VENN to launch in 2020

The Video Game Entertainment and News Network (VENN) has raised $17 million in seed funding and will launch in 2020, led by co-founders Ariel Horn and Ben Kusin.

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Video: Building explosive 8-bit Nintendo eSports the  Tetris  World Championship way

Video: Building explosive 8-bit Nintendo eSports the Tetris World Championship way

In this 2019 GDC talk, Hitsparks Games' Chris Tang explores how the Classic Tetris World Championship format makes the most of Tetris  for the Nintendo Entertainment System.

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Introducing The New Home For Gaming, Esports And Pop Culture Entertainment: VENN

Introducing The New Home For Gaming, Esports And Pop Culture Entertainment: VENN

NEW YORK, Sept. 17, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Today gaming industry visionaries Ariel Horn, the four-time Emmy winning producer that pioneered esports broadcast production at Riot Games and Blizzard Entertainment, and Ben Kusin, seasoned entrepreneur and fo...

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Complexity Gaming opens jaw-dropping esports facility to the public | Dexerto.com

Complexity Gaming opens jaw-dropping esports facility to the public | Dexerto.com

Brand new facility opens its doors to the public.

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An Inside Look at the Highest Earning Teams in eSports – Connected IT Blog

An Inside Look at the Highest Earning Teams in eSports – Connected IT Blog

From Cloud9 to Team Liquid, learn more about the top athletes in today’s eSports environment.

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Street Fighter Champion Gives Up Thousands In Protest Of Japanese Bureaucracy

Street Fighter Champion Gives Up Thousands In Protest Of Japanese Bureaucracy

This past weekend, a legendary Street Fighter player placed first in what was perhaps the most stacked Street Fighter V tournament ever, but he will only be taking home a fraction of his prize money. That’s due to Japan’s heavily restrictive laws on co...

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Pro Athletes Want to Get Paid to Play Esports Too

Pro Athletes Want to Get Paid to Play Esports Too

Across professional sports, athletes are exploring a brave new world.

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The biggest esports investors and sponsors, ranked by net worth - GENERAL - News - WIN.gg

The biggest esports investors and sponsors, ranked by net worth - GENERAL - News - WIN.gg

From car manufacturers to beverage companies, everyone wants a piece of the esports industry.

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Scientists Say 1 Habit Separates Amateurs From eSports Pros

Scientists Say 1 Habit Separates Amateurs From eSports Pros

You might want to sit up for this one

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Esports prize pools rival traditional sports in 2019 - Gaming Street

Esports prize pools rival traditional sports in 2019 - Gaming Street

Prize pools from the Dota 2 The International event and the Fortnite World Cup rival or surpass Wimbledon, the Indy 500, and The Masters golf tournament.

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G2 Esports fined for showing Wunder playing WoW Classic | Dot Esports

G2 Esports fined for showing Wunder playing WoW Classic | Dot Esports

The organization thanked Riot Games.

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How esports, mobile, and women are shaping the future of China's games market [Niko Par...

How esports, mobile, and women are shaping the future of China's games market [Niko Par...

In advance of GameDaily Connect Asia 2019 in Shenzen, Niko Partners took a close look at the biggest challenges and opportunities for growth in the Chinese games market. (Photo: The Independent)

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How Free to Play Games became the Future of Gaming

How Free to Play Games became the Future of Gaming

How exactly do these free-to-play games make so much money? The key to their success lies in the often murky world of microtransactions.

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