The Business of Esports News - May 13, 2019

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Discord, Slack for gamers, tops 250 million registered users

Discord, Slack for gamers, tops 250 million registered users

The chat app built for gamers continues to grow, despite controversies.

cnet.com
Epic’s store continues to absorb PC gaming exclusives large and small

Epic’s store continues to absorb PC gaming exclusives large and small

Ghost Recon, Outer Wilds are the latest games to avoid Steam.

arstechnica.com
Seven Insights on Formulating an Esports Marketing Strategy

Seven Insights on Formulating an Esports Marketing Strategy

We polled experts from Major League Gaming, HP, the Immortals and Overwatch team New York Excelsior for insights on firing up an esports marketing strategy.

eventmarketer.com
A ‘Razer’ sharp mind: Min-Liang Tan talks about taking on the esports arena

A ‘Razer’ sharp mind: Min-Liang Tan talks about taking on the esports arena

Razer CEO and co-founder Min-Liang Tan shares his unconventional entry into the esports industry and his ambitions for the community.

marketing-interactive.com
Video games are changing the face of college sports. Could your kid win a scholarship?

Video games are changing the face of college sports. Could your kid win a scholarship?

Hundreds of colleges across the country now have eSports teams and are offering scholarships, including at least a dozen in New Jersey.

nj.com
Fans Can Now Bet Crypto on Twitch's Top 'Fortnite' Streams - CoinDesk

Fans Can Now Bet Crypto on Twitch's Top 'Fortnite' Streams - CoinDesk

Esports platform Unikrn is debuting a new product that lets fans bet cryptocurrency on Twitch and other gaming sites.

coindesk.com
Nvidia's PT boosted on potential gaming upside

Nvidia's PT boosted on potential gaming upside

Morgan Stanley raises its Nvidia (NASDAQ:NVDA) target from $148 to $170 and maintains an Equal-Weight rating.The firm thinks NVDA "should clear a low bar" with its gaming chips when it reports

seekingalpha.com
How 'Apex Legends' and 'Fortnite' are transforming the video game industry | Markets Insider

How 'Apex Legends' and 'Fortnite' are transforming the video game industry | Markets Insider

'Apex Legends' and 'Fortnite' have tens of millions of players and are transforming the video-game industry. The two free-to-play, 'battle royale' games h...

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Middle East Games Con returns to Abu Dhabi for 2019

Middle East Games Con returns to Abu Dhabi for 2019

A three-day gaming bonanza is coming to Abu Dhabi

timeoutdubai.com
PlayStation accounts for one-quarter of game industry’s $29.4 million TV ad spend in April

PlayStation accounts for one-quarter of game industry’s $29.4 million TV ad spend in April

PlayStation ramped up its marketing in April and ended the month accounting for 26.9% of all gaming-industry ad spend on national broadcast and cable TV.

venturebeat.com
Google Stadia: Why Cloud Gaming Won't Kill the Console Any Time Soon

Google Stadia: Why Cloud Gaming Won't Kill the Console Any Time Soon

The future of gaming might be more diverse than ever.

inverse.com
New to Blockchain: Turning In-Game Virtual Goods into Assets

New to Blockchain: Turning In-Game Virtual Goods into Assets

Companies like Forte and Animoca want to use blockchain technology to allow players to trade skins and other in-app purchases.

wired.com
Variety to Shut Down Their Entire Gaming Section, Effective Just After E3

Variety to Shut Down Their Entire Gaming Section, Effective Just After E3

Penske Media, the parent company of Variety, will be shutting down its gaming editorial branch next month. The news leaked earlier today and was later

bleedingcool.com
The Benefits Of Getting A Gaming Coach For Hardcore Gaming

The Benefits Of Getting A Gaming Coach For Hardcore Gaming

Similar to professional athletes, competitive gamers can benefit from getting a coach. Hardcore or competitive gaming requires a high level of performance that can be cultivated from the ground up. That’s why coaches can make

gamespace.com
Why I Have Zero Interest in Cloud Gaming

Why I Have Zero Interest in Cloud Gaming

Apple, Google, and Microsoft are poised to release cloud-gaming platforms to the masses, but the drawbacks outweigh the potential benefits.

pcmag.com
Ghost Gaming releases Apex Legends roster due to uncertain future

Ghost Gaming releases Apex Legends roster due to uncertain future

Ghost Gaming released their Apex Legends roster earlier today, telling the players that the game doesn't have a future in esports.

dailyesports.gg
Epic Games reveals first Fortnite Summer Block Party | Dot Esports

Epic Games reveals first Fortnite Summer Block Party | Dot Esports

Pre-registration is now open until May 13.

dotesports.com
Activision Blizzard Is Unlocking the Value in Esports --  The Motley Fool

Activision Blizzard Is Unlocking the Value in Esports -- The Motley Fool

Activision bagged the king of beers as the newest sponsor for "Overwatch League."

fool.com
Esports Player Gets DESTROYED By Twitter For Saying He's 'An Athlete Just Like Ben Roethlisberger' (TWEETS)

Esports Player Gets DESTROYED By Twitter For Saying He's 'An Athlete Just Like Ben Roethlisberger' (TWEETS)

Read “Esports Player Gets DESTROYED By Twitter For Saying He's 'An Athlete Just Like Ben Roethlisberger' (TWEETS)” and other NFL articles from Total Pro Sports.

totalprosports.com
Why do people watch Esports? - ESPN Front Row

Why do people watch Esports? - ESPN Front Row

Senior editor Darin Kwilinski answers that question and many more as the ESPN Collegiate Esports Championship unfolds this weekend in Houston.

espnfrontrow.com
MTG Twitch viewership shows steady growth in esports format | Dot Esports

MTG Twitch viewership shows steady growth in esports format | Dot Esports

MTG Arena esports dominates over MC and MCQ tournaments.

dotesports.com
Ferrari considering Netflix and esports involvement

Ferrari considering Netflix and esports involvement

BARCELONA (Reuters) - Ferrari are considering engaging with Netflix on a second Formula One documentary as well as joining the rest of the 10 teams in the esports world championship, team boss Mattia Binotto said on Friday.

sbs.com.au
Street Fighter esports grows with new leagues - GameRevolution

Street Fighter esports grows with new leagues - GameRevolution

Capcom announces plans to expand the Street Fighter esports scene with new leagues, giving more players the opportunity to compete.

gamerevolution.com
Ghost Gaming exits Apex Legends esports | Dot Esports

Ghost Gaming exits Apex Legends esports | Dot Esports

Is this the first of many departures to come?

dotesports.com
'I'm terrible at Fortnite': Curry on video games, eSports

'I'm terrible at Fortnite': Curry on video games, eSports

He also admitted he plays a lot less "Call of Duty" now that he's married with kids.

nbcsports.com
Ginx takes esports direct-to-consumer

Ginx takes esports direct-to-consumer

International multi-channel TV network Ginx will take esports direct-to-consumers after investment from Sky and ITV and more than 410 active engaged fans globally, CEO Michiel Bakker confirmed.

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