The Business of Esports News - June 20, 2019

All the day's business news from the esports industry - powered by thebusinessofesports.com

Chinese streaming platform Huya inks first Western esports team partnership

Chinese streaming platform Huya inks first Western esports team partnership

Esports and games streaming platform Huya inks its first deal with a Western esports team organization

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Five changes to expect as esports growth continues - News - GENERAL - WIN.gg

Five changes to expect as esports growth continues - News - GENERAL - WIN.gg

The industry expansion is going to bring with it some changes.

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MSI Partners With Discovery Channel On eSports Documentary – channelnews

MSI Partners With Discovery Channel On eSports Documentary – channelnews

Taiwanese PC manufacturer MSI has partnered with the Discovery Channel to release a new documentary eSports: The Rise of The New King that is set to air this Sunday night in Australia.

channelnews.com.au
'Loot boxes aren't gambling'

'Loot boxes aren't gambling'

A spokesperson for the company says the system is "quite ethical" and something gamers enjoy.

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Hollister taps Twitch, gaming influencers for experiential event

Hollister taps Twitch, gaming influencers for experiential event

The teen retailer will host in-store programs to connect with a new generation of gaming fans around a "Crash Bandicoot" relaunch.

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Havas acquires majority stake in streaming, gaming specialist shop Battery

Havas acquires majority stake in streaming, gaming specialist shop Battery

With clients including Netflix and Activision Blizzard, the Los Angeles-based agency will be integrated into Havas' global Annex network.

marketingdive.com
How Facebook is capturing the hearts and minds of gamers and streamers

How Facebook is capturing the hearts and minds of gamers and streamers

Facebook was out in force with a big presence at E3, and the company made a lot of effort to gather eyeballs about games and to draw attention to streamers.

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Key Insights from Comscore's State of Gaming Report

Key Insights from Comscore's State of Gaming Report

From “freemium” games to the rise of esports, Comscore’s State of Gaming report provides detailed insight into digital gaming audiences and emerging gaming trends to help marketers, content owners, and tech companies capitalize on lucrative opportuniti...

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Why Does the Gaming Industry Need Blockchain Tech?

Why Does the Gaming Industry Need Blockchain Tech?

The only surprise about Google’s recently announced move into the gaming sector is that it didn’t come sooner as the gaming market has…

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Ninja cuts deal to launch multiple gamer advice and culture books

Ninja cuts deal to launch multiple gamer advice and culture books

Ninja's agent Loaded has cut a deal to publish multiple books and merchandise with Clarkson Potter and Ten Speed Press, two imprints of Random House.

venturebeat.com
Riot Games announces League of Legends World Championship locations

Riot Games announces League of Legends World Championship locations

Berlin, Madrid and Paris have all be named as locations for this year's League of Legends World Championship.  The tournament will kick off on October 2nd with the Play-In Stage and finish on November 10th with the

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Esports Life Tycoon Lets You be a CEO of an Esports Team

Esports Life Tycoon Lets You be a CEO of an Esports Team

Have you ever wanted to own and run a popular esports team? Esports Life Tycoon is the game that will let you do just that!

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Upcomer welcomes investment from Konvoy Ventures

Upcomer welcomes investment from Konvoy Ventures

Venture capital firm Konvoy Ventures has invested in esports community and content platform Upcomer. The LA-based company has both a website and a mobile application that are comprised of articles, match schedules, and tournament results. The invest...

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Dignitas unveils training and media production facility

Dignitas unveils training and media production facility

Esports organisation Dignitas has officially opened a training, content, and media facility in Newark, New Jersey. The 3,000 square-foot facility is located adjacent to the Prudential Center, a sports and entertainment arena that's owned by Harris

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Excel Esports finds peripheral partner in HyperX

Excel Esports finds peripheral partner in HyperX

English esports organisation Excel Esports has announced HyperX, the gaming division of Kingston Technology Company, as its official peripherals supplier. Excel HQ, the organisation's training facility at Twickenham Stadium, will be kitted out with ...

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Esports returns to X Games with Apex Legends, qualifiers announced

Esports returns to X Games with Apex Legends, qualifiers announced

ESPN announced on Thursday the EXP Invitational, a professional Apex Legends event to be held at X Games Minneapolis Aug. 2-3, marking the return of esports to X Games after a three-year absence.

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PUBG Corp. to host $500K Nations Cup in Seoul

PUBG Corp. to host $500K Nations Cup in Seoul

PUBG Corp. has announced PUBG Nations Cup, a global event that will be hosted in Seoul, South Korea. Taking place on August 9-11th, 16 national teams will compete for a total prize purse of $500,000 (£394,195). The

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PlayStation Vue Drops GINX eSports TV From Its Elite & Ultra Plans - Cord Cutters News

PlayStation Vue Drops GINX eSports TV From Its Elite & Ultra Plans - Cord Cutters News

Today PlayStation Vue announced that they have dropped the GINX eSports TV channel from the Elite and Ultra plans. Now if you want to watch GINX eSports TV you will need to subscribe to the PlayStation Vue Sports Add-on. Here is the message PlayStation...

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Random House Imprints to Publish Books From Streamer Ninja - The Esports Observer

Random House Imprints to Publish Books From Streamer Ninja - The Esports Observer

Mentioned in this article Teams: 100 Thieves, Rogue Companies: Electronic Arts, Loaded, Popdog, Samsung Games: Fortnite Brands: Red Bull Streamer Tyler “Ninja” Blevins has authored a series of books that will be released between a pair of Random House ...

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“The investment attractiveness of classic esports in Russia is quite low”

“The investment attractiveness of classic esports in Russia is quite low”

Experts on the economics of Russian esports, the renaissance of computer clubs and competition with football and hockey matches

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Acer Predator Ink Major eSports Sponsorship Deal – channelnews

Acer Predator Ink Major eSports Sponsorship Deal – channelnews

Acer’s gaming brand Predator is delving deeper into the world of esports gaming with a new sponsorship deal with Rainbow Six Pro League and Majors – starting with Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Pro League Season X.

channelnews.com.au
Blizzard Global Esports Director Kim Phan Leaves Company

Blizzard Global Esports Director Kim Phan Leaves Company

Kim Phan announced that she had resigned from Blizzard as their Global Esports Director in a heartfelt post on TeamLiquid.net.

hotspawn.com
How Analytics Gives Team Liquid — the World's Top esports Organisation — a Winning Adva...

How Analytics Gives Team Liquid — the World's Top esports Organisation — a Winning Adva...

In the world’s first truly digital sport, esports, analytics is emerging as a key competitive advantage, and the technology industry is taking note — and

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Reasons Why LoL Remains King on the Esports Scene

Reasons Why LoL Remains King on the Esports Scene

In 2011, just two years after making its debut, League of Legends boasted an impressive monthly player base of around…

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Endeavor's Stuart Saw on esports growth, franchising, and Esports BAR | Dot Esports

Endeavor's Stuart Saw on esports growth, franchising, and Esports BAR | Dot Esports

Esports Bar is here again— with a few notable additions.

dotesports.com
Is The eSports Industry A Bubble? - The Versed

Is The eSports Industry A Bubble? - The Versed

With the news that Inifinite recently sold for a million dollars we examine whether eSports is a financial bubble and whether given time it will pop.

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100 Thieves hire former VP of Infinite Esports following Immortals buyout | Dexerto.com

100 Thieves hire former VP of Infinite Esports following Immortals buyout | Dexerto.com

100 Thieves hired the former Vice President of Infinite Esports.

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2019 ESPYs to Include Best Esports Moment Category For the First Time | Digital Trends

2019 ESPYs to Include Best Esports Moment Category For the First Time | Digital Trends

For the first time, esports will be recognized alongside global sports at the 2019 ESPYs as a new category. The Best Esports Moment category, introduced alongside four other new categories, features SonicFox, Cloud9, Team Liquid, Astralis, Invictus, an...

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Mexican broadcast giant Azteca invests $5 million into esports venture | Dot Esports

Mexican broadcast giant Azteca invests $5 million into esports venture | Dot Esports

A new investment deal could change a lot for Mexican esports.

dotesports.com