The Business of Esports News - June 6, 2019

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GameStop Slumps 40% to 16-Year Low as Gaming Passes It By

GameStop Slumps 40% to 16-Year Low as Gaming Passes It By

The latest shortfall for GameStop reflects what analysts said may be a fundamental disconnect between the company’s business model, mainly focused on sales of physical game discs at brick-and-mortar stores, and the industry’s move toward online and str...

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New music and esports festival coming to Las Vegas

New music and esports festival coming to Las Vegas

The Metarama Gaming + Music Festival will debut in October at the Las Vegas Festival Grounds.

reviewjournal.com
Farming Simulator League mode includes a ban phase, 'power plays,' and a hint of Gambit

Farming Simulator League mode includes a ban phase, 'power plays,' and a hint of Gambit

The pro league mode is now available to all players as a free update.

pcgamer.com
Top business website claims Immortals buyout of Infinite and OpTic has been finalized |...

Top business website claims Immortals buyout of Infinite and OpTic has been finalized |...

Top business site Crunchbase confirms that buyout has been finalized.

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For Men Who Hate Talking On The Phone, Games Keep Friendships Alive

For Men Who Hate Talking On The Phone, Games Keep Friendships Alive

Any time a friend of Eddie Gill’s calls him on the phone, his first thought is: “Why the fuck are you calling me?”

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Sony's PlayStation CEO wants a seamless transition to its next-generation console

Sony's PlayStation CEO wants a seamless transition to its next-generation console

Sony promises its upcoming console, often referred to by fans as the PS5, will share saved games, have backward compatibility and more.

cnet.com
Logitech G Revs Up e-Racing Competition – channelnews

Logitech G Revs Up e-Racing Competition – channelnews

Logitech’s gaming arm, Logitech G, has announced its annual e-sports e-racing Logitech G Challenge, building on the company’s renewed partnerships with Fernando Alonso FA Racing and McLaren Racing.

channelnews.com.au
Azarus raises $1.8 million for blockchain-based competitive gaming challenge platform

Azarus raises $1.8 million for blockchain-based competitive gaming challenge platform

Azarus has raised $1.8 million from some well-known investors to build out its blockchain-based “Smart Challenge” platform.

venturebeat.com
Zynga launches battle royale game as a Snap Games exclusive – TechCrunch

Zynga launches battle royale game as a Snap Games exclusive – TechCrunch

Zynga the casual games developer which once rode Facebook’s platform to popularity and riches is now turning its attention to Snap for growth. Today, the gaming company is launching its new battle royale game, Tiny Royale, exclusively on Snap’s gaming ...

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BlueStacks Inside turns mobile games into ‘native PC’ games on Steam

BlueStacks Inside turns mobile games into ‘native PC’ games on Steam

BlueStacks Inside turns mobile games into native PC games so they can be integrated into Valve's Steam service.

venturebeat.com
Microsoft is making Xbox body wash

Microsoft is making Xbox body wash

Produced in partnership with the makers of Axe body spray

theverge.com
Esports Entertainment applies for Nasdaq listing

Esports Entertainment applies for Nasdaq listing

Esports Entertainment Group Inc (OTCMKTS:GMBL) - The online gaming and gambling platform's application is now subject to approval

proactiveinvestors.com
Logitech: The Worst Is Already Over

Logitech: The Worst Is Already Over

Logitech is a high quality diversified business. I feel like the huge 40% discount during 2018 was not justified and shares are now in value territory. The comp

seekingalpha.com
FaZe Clan Drops 'Call of Duty'-Inspired Debut Line, the "First Blood" Collection

FaZe Clan Drops 'Call of Duty'-Inspired Debut Line, the "First Blood" Collection

The organization's first full in-house clothing range is here.

hypebeast.com
Ex-CLG CEO explain why OpTic will be sold to Immortals over H3CZ regardless of offer si...

Ex-CLG CEO explain why OpTic will be sold to Immortals over H3CZ regardless of offer si...

Former CLG CEO Devin Nash explains why OpTic will be sold to Immortals for less money than what is offered.

dexerto.com
How Video Games and Esports Are Reshaping Play • The Toy Book

How Video Games and Esports Are Reshaping Play • The Toy Book

Changing the Game by KHALED SAMIRAH, video games analyst, Euromonitor International The world of video games has come a long way from massive arcade machines to gaming at our fingertips. Mobile gaming is on pace to become the preferred choice for gamer...

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ESPN announces EXP esports event series

ESPN announces EXP esports event series

ESPN announced on Wednesday the creation of EXP, a new series featuring esports competitions at ESPN-owned events, which kicked off in May at the first-ever Collegiate Esports Championship.

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New details of 2018 lawsuit vs FaZe Clan emerge amid Tfue legal battle | Dexerto.com

New details of 2018 lawsuit vs FaZe Clan emerge amid Tfue legal battle | Dexerto.com

The esports organization are accused of "theft of a business".

dexerto.com
FaZe H1ghSky1's Twitch channel has been suspended | Dot Esports

FaZe H1ghSky1's Twitch channel has been suspended | Dot Esports

This suspension comes a few weeks after reports claim that he's 12 years old.

dotesports.com
ESPN launches an esports event series, starting with 'Apex Legends'

ESPN launches an esports event series, starting with 'Apex Legends'

ESPN is boosting the profile of esports with a competition series that will take place at the ESPYs, X Games and other events.

engadget.com
Riot announces new League of Legends esports boss

Riot announces new League of Legends esports boss

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Riot Games has named John Needham its new global head of League of Legends esports, putting him in charge of the world's most popular competitive video game and its 13 professional leagues. Riot announced the promotion Wednesday. The...

sfchronicle.com
Wizards of the Coast Continues Magic: The Gathering Push With Netflix Show - The Esport...

Wizards of the Coast Continues Magic: The Gathering Push With Netflix Show - The Esport...

Mentioned in this article Leagues: League of Legends Championship Series (LCS) Games: League of Legends Companies: Riot Games, Twitch Interactive An animated series based on Magic: The Gathering (MTG) will be produced for Netflix, with the Russo Brothe...

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Spacewar: the legacy of the first ever eSport - The Versed

Spacewar: the legacy of the first ever eSport - The Versed

eSports have been around far longer than you might think. Today we reflect on one of the first ever video game tournaments: Spacewar.

theversed.com
Overwatch League teams tease alternate jersey designs | Dot Esports

Overwatch League teams tease alternate jersey designs | Dot Esports

If you dislike the home or away jerseys for your favorite team, a third option may be on the horizon.

dotesports.com