The Business of Esports News - June 19, 2019

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Metarama Features Marshmello, Logic, Snoop Dogg, Combines Esports, Gaming, Music And Mo...

Metarama Features Marshmello, Logic, Snoop Dogg, Combines Esports, Gaming, Music And Mo...

C3 Presents co-founder Charlie Walker talks about the group’s newest entry to the summer festival scene. Metarama Gaming And Music Festival combines the worlds of music, esports, gaming, streaming, cosplay and more this October in Las Vegas. Full lineu...

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HyperX enters hardware partnership with The Gaming Stadium

HyperX enters hardware partnership with The Gaming Stadium

HyperX, the gaming division of Kingston Technology Company, has partnered with Myesports Ventures Ltd, the company behind The Gaming Stadium. The Canada-based esports venue has welcomed HyperX as its exclusive internals and peripherals partner. ...

esportsinsider.com
Full Sail University enters esports partnership with 3N2 Game Gear

Full Sail University enters esports partnership with 3N2 Game Gear

Full Sail University has entered a multi-year clothing partnership with Orlando-based apparel company 3N2 Game Gear for its esports organisation, Full Sail Armada Esports. Over the course of the deal, 3N2 will be the exclusive provider

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Astragon Entertainment to Sponsor Farming Simulator League Team - The Esports Observer

Astragon Entertainment to Sponsor Farming Simulator League Team - The Esports Observer

Mentioned in this article Games: Farming Simulator 19 Leagues: Farming Simulator League 2019 Companies: GIANTS Software, Intel Corporation, Logitech, noblechairs German game publisher Astragon Entertainment has sponsored a Farming Simulator League team...

esportsobserver.com
TV Azteca to become shareholder in Allied Esports

TV Azteca to become shareholder in Allied Esports

Mexican television network TV Azteca, which is owned by Grupo Salinas, has entered a term sheet with Black Ride Acquisition Corp. that'll see it become a shareholder in esports entertainment company Allied Esports. TV Azteca will

esportsinsider.com
Bronx video game designer launches VR boxing league

Bronx video game designer launches VR boxing league

A Bronx video game designer’s first-of-its-kind video game boxing league is bound to be a ‘knockout’ with gamers.

bxtimes.com
Blizzard’s Global Esports Director the Latest to Exit Company - The Esports Observer

Blizzard’s Global Esports Director the Latest to Exit Company - The Esports Observer

Mentioned in this article Companies: Epic Games Games: Fortnite, Heroes of the Storm, Overwatch Leagues: Overwatch League (OWL) 2019 Kim Phan, global esports director for Blizzard, has left the company effective June 14. Phan will pursue a “new endeavo...

esportsobserver.com
Snoop Dogg to Cheddar: Smoking Weed Helps Me Focus in Video Games

Snoop Dogg to Cheddar: Smoking Weed Helps Me Focus in Video Games

As of now, esports is yet to have a major drug scandal. However, any league that welcomes rapper Snoop Dogg to its ranks might need to be prepared to have a discussion about an unexpected performance-enhancing substance: marijuana

cheddar.com
GameStop Wants to Be the 'Local Church' of Gaming

GameStop Wants to Be the 'Local Church' of Gaming

The retailer's strategy to compete with video streaming and reinvigorate sales.

fortune.com
Team Heretics enters partnership with Logitech G

Team Heretics enters partnership with Logitech G

Spanish esports organisation Team Heretics has appointed Logitech G as its official peripherals partner. The organisation's players will train with Logitech G's peripherals moving forward. Antonio Catena, CEO of Team Heretics commented on the...

esportsinsider.com
Prince Harry comments 'surprised' Fortnite

Prince Harry comments 'surprised' Fortnite

Epic Games says it was "taken aback" when the Duke of Sussex called their game "irresponsible".

bbc.com
K-pop star Johyun’s cosplay costume ‘too revealing’

K-pop star Johyun’s cosplay costume ‘too revealing’

The member of girl band Berry Good sparked controversy on Monday when she dressed as a League of Legends character to promote a TV e-sports show.

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Fortnite’s second celebrity tournament was a spectacular preview of next month’s World Cup

Fortnite’s second celebrity tournament was a spectacular preview of next month’s World Cup

Mixing a wild custom stage, well-known stars, and lots of money on the line

theverge.com
Evercade is a new handheld for classic Atari, Interplay, and Namco games

Evercade is a new handheld for classic Atari, Interplay, and Namco games

Evercade is a new portable gaming machine partnering with publishers of classic games.

venturebeat.com
Microsoft Flight Simulator was the low-key best reveal of E3 2019

Microsoft Flight Simulator was the low-key best reveal of E3 2019

I'm ready to take to the skies again.

pcgamer.com
Sony and Microsoft's New Consoles Will Be Big Loss Leaders --  The Motley Fool

Sony and Microsoft's New Consoles Will Be Big Loss Leaders -- The Motley Fool

But that’s just the way the video game console market works these days.

fool.com
Elon Musk has solved Tesla’s problems using video games

Elon Musk has solved Tesla’s problems using video games

Elon Musk is a gamer, which makes him inherently good and gracious. And now he's turning his cars into giant consoles just because!

venturebeat.com
Young, vibrant Gen Z gaming that will be immersive and create online realities

Young, vibrant Gen Z gaming that will be immersive and create online realities

Gaming environments have moved from interactive to virtual and augmented reality. But the future will hinge on creating an immersive context

livemint.com
Here’s what experts say mobile gaming will look like in 2020

Here’s what experts say mobile gaming will look like in 2020

5 mobile gaming trends we found at E3 2019 that point toward next year

techradar.com
Apple, Netflix Readying Fall Launches for Video Game-Based Content

Apple, Netflix Readying Fall Launches for Video Game-Based Content

Streamers clearly see promise in the video game market, as the duo had a presence at the industry's Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles last week.

indiewire.com
Gaming cult looks to level up in India

Gaming cult looks to level up in India

Thanks to the mobile data boom, the fad of online games is going mainstream. Is e-sports at the tipping point?

livemint.com
This Gamer Health Stereotype Holds True for Adults, but Not Kids or Teens

This Gamer Health Stereotype Holds True for Adults, but Not Kids or Teens

"This connection is a truism that many people — not all — took for granted."

inverse.com