The Business of Esports News - July 9, 2019

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When Fortnite distributes more money than Wimbledon

When Fortnite distributes more money than Wimbledon

War for handing out the biggest prize in esports has reached its peak in 2019. A few months ago we learned that the world of Fortnite would split $ 30 million at the end of July, a figure that was far above the rest of rivals in the e-sports. After spe...

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One-third of gamers feel businesses don't care about them | ZDNet

One-third of gamers feel businesses don't care about them | ZDNet

Although gamers watch more videos than all other audiences, brands try to sell them useless products and services.

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Tough Times for NVIDIA’s Gaming Business with AMD in the Rearview - Market Realist

Tough Times for NVIDIA’s Gaming Business with AMD in the Rearview - Market Realist

NVIDIA is a leader in the discrete GPU market and earns more than 50% of its revenue from gaming. It's been on a roller-coaster ride since October.

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Nintendo says it will shift part of its Switch gaming console production out of China

Nintendo says it will shift part of its Switch gaming console production out of China

Japan's Nintendo plans to shift a part of the production of its Switch gaming consoles to Vietnam from China in an effort to diversify manufacturing sites, a spokeswoman said on Tuesday.

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ASTRO Gaming, Streamer NICKMERCS Partner for Content Production, ‘Product Innovation’ -...

ASTRO Gaming, Streamer NICKMERCS Partner for Content Production, ‘Product Innovation’ -...

Mentioned in this article Teams: 100 Thieves, FaZe Clan Companies: Astro Gaming, Razer, Twitch Interactive, United Talent Agency Games: Fortnite, Gears of War 4 Streamer and gaming influencer Nick “NICKMERCS” Kolcheff has signed a deal with ASTRO Gamin...

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Faker: "Living as a pro gamer is like a rollercoaster" | Dot Esports

Faker: "Living as a pro gamer is like a rollercoaster" | Dot Esports

Faker opened up about his personal life in a recent interview.

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Nintendo's gaming tech is often years behind the competition, and there's a good reason...

Nintendo's gaming tech is often years behind the competition, and there's a good reason...

Nintendo exited the bleeding-edge hardware game years ago, and has been wildly successful — even without the best graphics. Here's why.

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G2A Employee Tries and Fails to Bribe Gaming News Sites

G2A Employee Tries and Fails to Bribe Gaming News Sites

Bribery, generally not a good thing to get caught doing.

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How Chris Hopper Plans On Keeping Esports North America Growing For Riot Games

How Chris Hopper Plans On Keeping Esports North America Growing For Riot Games

Riot games is focusing on growing the League of Legends brand and adding new sponsors.

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Why is Fortnite Adding Air Strikes Two Weeks Before a 30 Million Dollar Tourney?

Why is Fortnite Adding Air Strikes Two Weeks Before a 30 Million Dollar Tourney?

Fortnite is adding air strikes to the game just two weeks out from a tournament where pros will compete for $30 million, prompting the question - why?

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Welcome To The World Of Interactive eSports | Gaming Post CA

Welcome To The World Of Interactive eSports | Gaming Post CA

New to eSports or not sure whether its something you’ll enjoy? Luminosity and BIG Digital have the answer and it’s a party that’s waiting to happen.

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100 Thieves hires Doug Barber to bolster apparel efforts

100 Thieves hires Doug Barber to bolster apparel efforts

North American organisation 100 Thieves has hired Doug Barber as its Vice President of Brand & Apparel. Barber is the former Head of Brand at Canadian streetwear brand Reigning Champ. In his new role, he'll oversee

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Former NFL VP Johanna Faries Named Commissioner of Call of Duty Esports - The Esports O...

Former NFL VP Johanna Faries Named Commissioner of Call of Duty Esports - The Esports O...

Mentioned in this article Companies: Activision Blizzard, Activision Publishing Leagues: Call of Duty World League Games: Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Johanna Faries has been named the commissioner of Call of Duty esports, after joining Activision Blizzar...

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‘Brands, corporates to spend $1.4bn over next three years on esports’: Gfinity’s Cook |...

‘Brands, corporates to spend $1.4bn over next three years on esports’: Gfinity’s Cook |...

Commercial entities will spend a total of $1.4bn (€1.2bn) over the next three years on esports as a way of attaching themselves to this new audience, Garry Cook, executive chairman at UK-based esport…

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Casting Call? Esports Reality TV Show Looking for Participants

Casting Call? Esports Reality TV Show Looking for Participants

Casting Call for Amateur Gamers to be Cast in Esports Reality Show with $100,000 Grand Prize. Learn all about it today

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100 Thieves Appoints Doug Barber as Brand and Apparel VP - The Esports Observer

100 Thieves Appoints Doug Barber as Brand and Apparel VP - The Esports Observer

Mentioned in this article Teams: 100 Thieves, FaZe Clan, Fnatic Companies: Puma, Snipes 100 Thieves has appointed Doug Barber as its new vice president of brand and apparel. Barber was head of brand for Reigning Champ, leading collaborations with Kith,...

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Invictus Gaming Signs Partnership Deal with Chevrolet - The Esports Observer

Invictus Gaming Signs Partnership Deal with Chevrolet - The Esports Observer

Mentioned in this article Companies: Chevrolet Teams: Invictus Gaming, Royal Never Give Up Games: League of Legends Brands: Mercedes-Benz Leagues: Tencent League of Legends Pro League (LPL) Spring Split 2019 American car brand Chevrolet signs a partner...

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Lagardère Sports signs fresh esports partnership amid takeover talk | SportBusiness

Lagardère Sports signs fresh esports partnership amid takeover talk | SportBusiness

Lagardère Sports and Entertainment has furthered its presence in the esports market by being appointed as the exclusive agency to market commercial rights to the PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds’ (PUBG)…

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Miller Lite Cracks Open an Esports Strategy with a 'Cantroller'

Miller Lite Cracks Open an Esports Strategy with a 'Cantroller'

Miller Lite introduced a 10-button "Cantroller" at E3 that served as a larger-than-life beer can that attendees could leverage to play video games.

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Mike Ashley seals £52m deal to take control of retailer Game Digital 

Mike Ashley seals £52m deal to take control of retailer Game Digital 

Mike Ashley's Sports Direct International has sealed a £52million deal to take over retailer Game Digital.

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Gaming Hardware Market Set to Rise with Rising Popularity of E-sports Worldwide, says F...

Gaming Hardware Market Set to Rise with Rising Popularity of E-sports Worldwide, says F...

The global gaming hardware market is expected to witness increasing sales of consoles and peripherals during the forecast period. Fortune Business Insights in a report,…

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What Does The Future Hold For Mobile Gaming? | GCMAG

What Does The Future Hold For Mobile Gaming? | GCMAG

How the mobile gaming space will evolve in the coming years? - Mobile gaming is developing at a phenomenal rate. Let's check out how it will grow in the future.

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E-sports a lucrative industry in China: report

E-sports a lucrative industry in China: report

China is set to experience a nearly 2-million shortfall in professional gamers over the next five years amid rapid growth of the e-sports industry, according to a Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security report.

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Tencent-backed livestreaming startup Douyu ups its US IPO target

Tencent-backed livestreaming startup Douyu ups its US IPO target

Chinese platform reports strong Q1 amid fierce battle with compatriot Huya

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Fairwood eSports opens as Hong Kong’s first e-sports and dining destination - Inside Re...

Fairwood eSports opens as Hong Kong’s first e-sports and dining destination - Inside Re...

Hong Kong’s first e-sports and dining complex - Fairwood eSports - opens this month, created by the Kowloon EStadium and listed corporate restaurateur Fairwood.

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