The Business of Esports News - June 27, 2019

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Just 15% of European gamers are interested in Google Stadia and xCloud

Just 15% of European gamers are interested in Google Stadia and xCloud

According to the latest survey results from GameTrack for UK, France, Spain and Germany

gamesindustry.biz
EA's Origin had security flaws that could have put up to 300M at risk for identity theft

EA's Origin had security flaws that could have put up to 300M at risk for identity theft

The nation's second-largest video game publisher, Electronic Arts, closed a security flaw that could have exposed up to 300 million players' data.

usatoday.com
No tariffs on gaming consoles, say Microsoft, Nintendo, Sony

No tariffs on gaming consoles, say Microsoft, Nintendo, Sony

In a letter to the Office of the United States Trade Representative, the companies say tariffs would threaten jobs and harm consumers, video game developers​ and retailers.

cnet.com
Epic Games boss defends exclusivity strategy

Epic Games boss defends exclusivity strategy

He says he wants to change the Steam status quo.

pcgamer.com
Fortnite sales down by a third  as online spending drops across all gaming

Fortnite sales down by a third as online spending drops across all gaming

Spending on mobile games has seen an unexpected decline in the last 12 months, as the whole of gaming experiences a drop in revenues.

metro.co.uk
FaZe Banks labels esports "bullshit" and explains why franchising won't work | Dexerto.com

FaZe Banks labels esports "bullshit" and explains why franchising won't work | Dexerto.com

FaZe Banks let rip on esports in an explosive appearance on No Jumper.

dexerto.com
Hershey is gravitating toward opportunities in esports

Hershey is gravitating toward opportunities in esports

Hershey is increasingly investing in esports as it looks to tap into audiences its traditional buys likely miss — especially millennial and Gen Z men.

businessinsider.com
Gen.G partner with Elite Open School for Gen.G Elite Esports Academy

Gen.G partner with Elite Open School for Gen.G Elite Esports Academy

Korean esports organisation Gen.G has announced a new partnership with Elite Open School, a global education company. As part of the partnership, the two will open a professional esports academy Gen.G Elite Esports Academy' in

esportsinsider.com
Merchandise and Streetwear: Two Sides of the Esports Apparel Market - The Esports Observer

Merchandise and Streetwear: Two Sides of the Esports Apparel Market - The Esports Observer

Mentioned in this article Leagues: League of Legends Championship Series (LCS) Games: League of Legends Companies: Meta Threads, Twitch Interactive, We Are Nations Advertorial – this article is sponsored by We Are Nations and Meta Threads. The esports ...

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Riot Games, Nielsen to Offer League of Legends Esports Sponsorship Valuation - The Espo...

Riot Games, Nielsen to Offer League of Legends Esports Sponsorship Valuation - The Espo...

Mentioned in this article Brands: Alienware Leagues: League of Legends Championship Series (LCS) League/Tournament Brands: League of Legends European Championship (LEC) Companies: Nielsen Holdings, Nike League of Legends brand exposure data will now be...

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Live Your Gamer Fantasies at DC's New Esports Pop-Up Bar

Live Your Gamer Fantasies at DC's New Esports Pop-Up Bar

Play Super Smash Bros and drink Overwatch-themed cocktails

washingtonian.com
Army's new video game trailer to debut at Salt Lake Gaming Con

Army's new video game trailer to debut at Salt Lake Gaming Con

The U.S. Army never loses.

standard.net
Twitch launches beta for subscriber-only streams | Dot Esports

Twitch launches beta for subscriber-only streams | Dot Esports

More options mean more variety for streamers on Twitch.

dotesports.com
Sports Lovers' Transition to Online Gaming

Sports Lovers' Transition to Online Gaming

India is emerging as a leader in sports gaming, a growing field that has fascinated the interest of millennials like never before. The Indian digital gaming industry is growing rapidly with behemoths like Dream11, Mobile Premier League, Junglee Games c...

entrepreneur.com
Watch: How to gain funding in esports

Watch: How to gain funding in esports

BITKRAFT Esports Ventures Founding Partner, Malte Barth, provided an overview of how VCs make investment decisions at Casual Connect London.

finance.yahoo.com
Esports CEO on breadth of industry: 'We're not just the Lakers. We're also Disney'

Esports CEO on breadth of industry: 'We're not just the Lakers. We're also Disney'

One esports team CEO says the future of esports will depend on organizations' ability to transform into entertainment entities.

cnbc.com
Facebook Gaming Integrates StreamElements Into Livestreaming Tools - The Esports Observer

Facebook Gaming Integrates StreamElements Into Livestreaming Tools - The Esports Observer

Mentioned in this article Companies: Streamelements, Twitch Interactive Livestream tools provider StreamElements has been integrated into Facebook Gaming. StreamElements creates overlays, chatbots, contests and other engagement tools for streamers on T...

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Team SoloMid Announces Partnership with Venmo - The Esports Observer

Team SoloMid Announces Partnership with Venmo - The Esports Observer

Mentioned in this article Teams: 100 Thieves, Team SoloMid Brands: Dr Pepper, Lenovo Legion Games: Fortnite Companies: Logitech Team SoloMid has partnered with PayPal’s mobile payments service, Venmo. According to a source, the companies will activate ...

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FACEIT Announces Quake Pro League for 2019-2020 - The Esports Observer

FACEIT Announces Quake Pro League for 2019-2020 - The Esports Observer

Mentioned in this article Companies: FACEIT FACEIT will operate the official Quake Pro League for Quake Champions, with weekly competition taking place between August 2019 and August 2020. The 20 chosen players will first compete at QuakeCon 2019 in Ju...

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Evil Geniuses and FVBET Agree to a Two-Year Sponsorship - The Esports Observer

Evil Geniuses and FVBET Agree to a Two-Year Sponsorship - The Esports Observer

Mentioned in this article Games: Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Dota 2, Fortnite, Rocket League, Street Fighter V, Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege Teams: Evil Geniuses Evil Geniuses and Philippines-based betting company FVB...

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Tencent Esports Partners with Manchester City F.C., Establishes Tencent Esports Tech-Un...

Tencent Esports Partners with Manchester City F.C., Establishes Tencent Esports Tech-Un...

Mentioned in this article Games: CrossFire, League of Legends, PUBG Mobile Teams: Evil Geniuses Companies: Intel Corporation, Nvidia, Razer, Riot Games, Tencent Holdings, TJ Sports [腾竞体育文化发展(上海)有限公司] Last week was one of the most significant periods of...

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Get Ready for the 'Official Beer of Esports' as Anheuser-Busch Files Trademark - The Es...

Get Ready for the 'Official Beer of Esports' as Anheuser-Busch Files Trademark - The Es...

Mentioned in this article Brands: Budweiser Companies: NBA 2K League Games: NBA 2K19, Overwatch Leagues: Overwatch League (OWL) 2019 Teams: Wizards District Gaming On June 17, 2019, U.S. brewery company Anheuser-Busch filed a trademark for the word mar...

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