The Business of Esports News - July 11, 2019

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Million-Dollar Naming Rights for Esports?

Million-Dollar Naming Rights for Esports?

 A rendering shows the interior of Fusion Arena, expected to be open in Philadelphia in early 2021. (Courtesy Comcast Spectacor) Comcast Spectacor seeks seven figures annually for Fusion Arena deal Spectra officials are marketing a 10-year naming-right...

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eSports Becomes The Fastest Growing Category of Online Betting - Gameindustry.com

eSports Becomes The Fastest Growing Category of Online Betting - Gameindustry.com

eSports: the fastest-growing category of online betting Nerds and jocks, this was the quintessential battle of countless movies from the 1980s. Usually, the jocks would get the early upper hand due to their superior physical strength. But, through cunn...

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Gucci pivots to gaming with new Arcade app

Gucci pivots to gaming with new Arcade app

The fashion house has added two playable titles to its app: Gucci Ace and Gucci Bee.

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MTN DEW AMP GAME FUEL's Gaming Focus Driving Sales, Says PepsiCo CEO - The Esports Obse...

MTN DEW AMP GAME FUEL's Gaming Focus Driving Sales, Says PepsiCo CEO - The Esports Obse...

Mentioned in this article Leagues: Call of Duty World League Teams: Dignitas, Immortals, OpTic Gaming, SK Gaming Brands: Mountain Dew Companies: PepsiCo Energy drink MTN DEW AMP GAME FUEL is “doing very well” via its focus on the gaming audience, said ...

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Chevrolet Becomes Official Vehicle Of Chinese eSports Organization

Chevrolet Becomes Official Vehicle Of Chinese eSports Organization

The deal will see the company promote the new Chevrolet Tracker locally in China.

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Hainan province seeks to drive esports further in China - News - GENERAL - WIN.gg

Hainan province seeks to drive esports further in China - News - GENERAL - WIN.gg

The province wants to be a hot spot for the industry.

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Esports clubs are teaming up with Twitch-like streaming sites to enter China

Esports clubs are teaming up with Twitch-like streaming sites to enter China

TSM said it will develop a base in China by 2020 while Team Liquid signed a deal with Huya

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Esports Event Has Investors Seeking Out NERD ETF | ETF Trends

Esports Event Has Investors Seeking Out NERD ETF | ETF Trends

While most investors probably envision a basketball, football, baseball, soccer, esports is a huge industry.

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Echo Fox renews partnership with HyperX

Echo Fox renews partnership with HyperX

North American organisation Echo Fox has announced the renewal of its partnership with HyperX, the gaming division of Kingston Technology Company. Continuing with the initial terms of the deal, the organisation's players will play exclusively with H...

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Congress is bad at Rocket League

Congress is bad at Rocket League

"Next time, we could do a first-person shooter."

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Wix and FaZe Clan form global esports partnership

Wix and FaZe Clan form global esports partnership

Wix and FaZe Clan announced a partnership in which Wix will become the esports club's offical web site development and design partner.

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Can the billion-dollar esports industry get some respect?

Can the billion-dollar esports industry get some respect?

Members of Congress fought to the (virtual) death Wednesday night while their staffers, scarfing down sliders, watched. Don’t worry: It was live-streamed.

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The esports pipeline problem

The esports pipeline problem

Unlike regular sports, esports are missing a formal process for turning amateur players into professionals. We look into why

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oLARRY wins inaugural ESPY for best esports moment

oLARRY wins inaugural ESPY for best esports moment

With a huge wave of online support, oLARRY overcame Ninja and Marshmello to take home the first esports ESPY.

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Jagex appoints Rachel Gaskin as Head of Esports

Jagex appoints Rachel Gaskin as Head of Esports

UK-based game developer and publisher Jagex has appointed Rachel Gaskin as its Head of Esports. Gaskin’s role as Head of Esports at Jagex will see her leading the esports initiative for both RuneScape and OSRS, both of which

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Epic Games Adds Airstrikes to Fortnite and Players Are Furious

Epic Games Adds Airstrikes to Fortnite and Players Are Furious

Epic Games has added airstrikes to Fortnite, but its timing couldn't be worse as e-sports players ready a major tournament.

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All you wanted to know about DouYu IPO | AlphaStreet

All you wanted to know about DouYu IPO | AlphaStreet

Chinese e-sports giant DouYu International Holdings has set a price range of $11.50 to $14 per share for its US listing and plans to raise about $944 million. The live streaming platform plans to list on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker sym...

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HyperX Becomes Exclusive Supplier For Red Bull 2019 Esports Tournaments and Events

HyperX Becomes Exclusive Supplier For Red Bull 2019 Esports Tournaments and Events

HyperX To Provide Headsets, Keyboards, Mice, Mouse Pads DRAM and SSD for Events and Gaming Arena FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif. — HyperX, the gaming division of Kingston Technology Company, Inc. tod…

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Full Sail University says their new Fortress is the largest college esports arena anywhere

Full Sail University says their new Fortress is the largest college esports arena anywhere

On your mark, get set … mash those buttons

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Esports Upstart 100 Thieves Names Retail Vet Doug Barber VP Of Brand And Apparel - Tube...

Esports Upstart 100 Thieves Names Retail Vet Doug Barber VP Of Brand And Apparel - Tube...

Leading esports upstart 100 Thieves -- which has raised $25 million in venture funding to date from the likes of entertainment luminaries like Scooter Braun and Drake, and which is distinguished by its massively buzzy merch operation -- has just snagge...

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Report: 42 percent of U.S. gamers play battle royale [Newzoo]

Report: 42 percent of U.S. gamers play battle royale [Newzoo]

Fortnite, PUBG, and Apex Legends have enjoyed immense popularity. In a new study, Newzoo breaks down the stats of battle royale's place in the gaming landscape.

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How Roblox avoided the gaming graveyard and grew into a $2.5B company – TechCrunch

How Roblox avoided the gaming graveyard and grew into a $2.5B company – TechCrunch

There are successful companies that grow fast and garner tons of press. Then there’s Roblox, a company which took at least a decade to hit its stride and has, relative to its current level of success, barely gotten any recognition or attention. Why has...

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What Is A Good Age To Introduce Children To Gaming?

What Is A Good Age To Introduce Children To Gaming?

Parents often wonder when they should begin letting their children game. We teach you how to be aware of a game's features, rating, and content.

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