The Business of Esports News - May 2, 2019

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

Immortals raise $30 million, enter bidding for OpTic Gaming

Immortals raise $30 million, enter bidding for OpTic Gaming

Immortals founder Noah Whinston will step down from a managerial role with the group as it gears up to bid for a stake in Infinite Esports & Entertainment.

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Gaming company Razer is making a toaster... because fans want one - Liliputing

Gaming company Razer is making a toaster... because fans want one - Liliputing

Razer got its start making PC gaming accessories and eventually expanded into making its own gaming PCs, smartphones, and a few other oddball products. So what’s next for the company? A toaster. You know… the kind that makes bread crispier. Why? There’s a story behind that. A group of enthusiastic fans of the idea have …

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Rocket League could ditch Steam after Epic Games buys developer Psyonix

Rocket League could ditch Steam after Epic Games buys developer Psyonix

Available on Epic Games Store late 2019

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Pensioners playing video games more than ever thanks to smartphones

Pensioners playing video games more than ever thanks to smartphones

Pensioners are playing video games more than ever thanks to smartphones, a new report has revealed, as one in four over 65's are now accessing them through their mobiles.

telegraph.co.uk
Activision Blizzard looks to esports, mobile, free-to-play during company transition

Activision Blizzard looks to esports, mobile, free-to-play during company transition

Call of Duty's city-based league sells first five franchise teams; company staffs up for numerous mobile initiatives

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Activision Blizzard announces first 5 teams for Call of Duty esports league

Activision Blizzard announces first 5 teams for Call of Duty esports league

Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick also said the company will announce deals with more owners and markets later this year.

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Activision Sells First Five ‘Call of Duty’ Esports League Teams

Activision Sells First Five ‘Call of Duty’ Esports League Teams

The first five teams for Activision’s upcoming “Call of Duty” Esports League was revealed Thursday. Leading into Activision Blizzard’s first quarter earnings call, the initi…

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Yu Chen – ONWEAR – Clothing some of China’s biggest esports teams

Yu Chen – ONWEAR – Clothing some of China’s biggest esports teams

ONWEAR has become one of the biggest and most successful apparel brands in China. We spoke to COO, YU Chen to find out how they did it.

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NSE partners with Monster Energy for British University Esports Championship

NSE partners with Monster Energy for British University Esports Championship

National Student Esports (NSE), a body for university esports in the United Kingdom, has brought in Monster Energy as the official drinks partner of its British University Esports Championship. The championship includes tournaments for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive,

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Denmark Now Has a National Strategy to Grow eSports in the Country -

Denmark Now Has a National Strategy to Grow eSports in the Country -

In a huge step in growing the global scene of eSports, the country of Denmark has unveiled its plans to grow the sport in the country. According to a Motherboard article yesterday, Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen has long been a proponent of eSports. He recently took a trip to the headquarters of Astralis, a

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