The Business of Esports News - May 27, 2019

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Opinion | Are Video Games the Best New Social Network?

Opinion | Are Video Games the Best New Social Network?

They are no longer lonely pursuits for recluses. A wave of new games are designed to be a way to hang out with friends.

nytimes.com
China's e-sports industry offers low pay, long hours: report · TechNode

China's e-sports industry offers low pay, long hours: report · TechNode

Close to 60% of survey respondents make less than RMB 100,000 (around $14,500) a year.

technode.com
Jake and Logan Paul take aim at Tfue for suing FaZe Clan over “oppressive” contract | D...

Jake and Logan Paul take aim at Tfue for suing FaZe Clan over “oppressive” contract | D...

"It wasn't handled professionally."

dexerto.com
Is the esports bubble set to burst?

Is the esports bubble set to burst?

Here's everything that happened this week in the world of esports.

windowscentral.com
Nickmercs: 'I'll never sit down at a table with Nadeshot ever again.'

Nickmercs: 'I'll never sit down at a table with Nadeshot ever again.'

After Nick "Nickmercs" Kolcheff left 100 Thieves, he said, "I'll never do business with [ Nadeshot ]. I'll never sit down at a table with him ever again."

dailyesports.gg
A 'Fortnite' player’s lawsuit against his own team is taking on the 'Wild West' of esports

A 'Fortnite' player’s lawsuit against his own team is taking on the 'Wild West' of esports

“I don't know how likely it is to build an esports union but I do think it’s absolutely a necessity,” one industry expert said.

nbcnews.com
World Health Organization now deems 'gaming disorder' a mental disease

World Health Organization now deems 'gaming disorder' a mental disease

The World Health Organization (WHO) has classified gaming disorder as a disease. Esports stars and mental health professionals react to the news.

dailyesports.gg
Shroud says Apex Legends would "fly" with custom matches | Dot Esports

Shroud says Apex Legends would "fly" with custom matches | Dot Esports

“It’ll be so fun to play that game with a full 20-squad with good rulesets."

dotesports.com
Tickets for The International 2019 are sold out | Dot Esports

Tickets for The International 2019 are sold out | Dot Esports

They were gone within minutes.

dotesports.com
Japan city aiming to become esports mecca to attract young people

Japan city aiming to become esports mecca to attract young people

As one way to attract young people, a central Japan city facing the Sea of Japan is aiming to become a mecca for esports by attracting related businesses and helping youth to work in the industry.

english.kyodonews.net
Overwatch League Commissioner Nate Nanzer Departs for Epic Games - The Esports Observer

Overwatch League Commissioner Nate Nanzer Departs for Epic Games - The Esports Observer

Overwatch  League (OWL) commissioner Nate Nanzer announced Friday evening that he would be leaving the company next week. Nanzer will start a new position with Epic Games, ESPN confirmed, where he will oversee competitive esports initiatives for Fortni...

esportsobserver.com
Team Liquid owner compares value of esports team with major sports - News - LOL - WIN.gg

Team Liquid owner compares value of esports team with major sports - News - LOL - WIN.gg

The owner of Team Liquid favorably compared the organization to a major sports franchise.

win.gg
G2's grand vision targets more than just esports dominance

G2's grand vision targets more than just esports dominance

From its birth in a Barcelona cafe to its brand new headquarters in Berlin, G2 has come a long way in a short space of time and has no intention of slowing down.

espn.in
Overwatch League commissioner leaving to work on Fortnite

Overwatch League commissioner leaving to work on Fortnite

Overwatch League Commissioner Nate Nanzer is leaving the competitive video game circuit to oversee esports competition for Fortnite publisher Epic Games. Nanzer tweeted he will be moving on from Activision Blizzard, the company behind the Overwatch gam...

houstonchronicle.com
FaZe Clan owns the rights to every stream and YouTube video that Tfue has made | Dot Es...

FaZe Clan owns the rights to every stream and YouTube video that Tfue has made | Dot Es...

All intellectual property rights belong to FaZe, according to Tfue's contract.

dotesports.com
Esports Mogul Appoints Chief Marketing Officer; Placed 310 mn shares, 24.17% Dilution -...

Esports Mogul Appoints Chief Marketing Officer; Placed 310 mn shares, 24.17% Dilution -...

Esports Mogul Asia Pacific Limited (ASX: ESH) is an ASX listed esports business which brings together players, game developers as well as the tournament organizers to an innovative world of competitive online gaming.   On 27 May 2019, Esports Mogul not...

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No Crystal Ball Required: What Data Tells Us About the Future of Esports

No Crystal Ball Required: What Data Tells Us About the Future of Esports

As we analyze key takeaways from Nielsen’s past two years of sponsorship valuation data and research around fan behavior and preferences, it’s evident that esports stakeholders have a lot to look forward to in the coming months.

nielsen.com
NHL Gaming World Championship set for HyperX Esports Arena in Las Vegas

NHL Gaming World Championship set for HyperX Esports Arena in Las Vegas

The National Hockey League today announced that the 2019 NHL Gaming World Championship™ Final will return to HyperX Esports Arena Las Vegas on Tuesday, June 18.

nhl.com
The Rise Of Esports: The Growth, The Health Risks, And All That Sweet Prize Money

The Rise Of Esports: The Growth, The Health Risks, And All That Sweet Prize Money

A new study shows that average esports winnings have grown by 205% in 20 years, showing a change in how people perceive professional gaming.

thegamer.com
Nickmercs officially leaves 100 Thieves | Dot Esports

Nickmercs officially leaves 100 Thieves | Dot Esports

"I will no longer be a member of 100 Thieves, effective immediately."

dotesports.com
'League of Legends' adopts Overwatch League-style premium eSports pass

'League of Legends' adopts Overwatch League-style premium eSports pass

See exactly what the pros see on up to four streams at once.

engadget.com