The Business of Esports News - May 30, 2019

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

You can get a college scholarship for playing video games; as long as you’re good

You can get a college scholarship for playing video games; as long as you’re good

Colleges are offering scholarships to video game players, competing in massive championships.

newsweek.com
Tainy And Lex Borrero Invest In Esports Company ReKTGlobal

Tainy And Lex Borrero Invest In Esports Company ReKTGlobal

Tainy and Lex Borrero join the ReKTGlobal esports group after it announced a $10.8 million Series A round of funding.

thesports.biz
Huya Analyst Says Game Broadcaster Has Solid Monetization Model, Esports Opportunities

Huya Analyst Says Game Broadcaster Has Solid Monetization Model, Esports Opportunities

HUYA Inc – ADR (NYSE: HUYA) is a leader in the rapidly growing online game broadcasting market, with a strong monetization model and potential upside from esports, according...

benzinga.com
Music moguls invest in esports conglomerate RektGlobal

Music moguls invest in esports conglomerate RektGlobal

Music moguls Tainy and Lex Borrero have invested in esports conglomerate Rekt Global, joining Steve Aoki and others as co-owners.

venturebeat.com
Ninja explains why Tfue shouldn't try to create his own esports org | Dexerto.com

Ninja explains why Tfue shouldn't try to create his own esports org | Dexerto.com

Check out why Ninja doesn't think it's a good idea for Tfue to start his own esports org.

dexerto.com
Walmart is selling official LCS jerseys and merch | Dot Esports

Walmart is selling official LCS jerseys and merch | Dot Esports

The merch is only available in the United States.

dotesports.com
Make.TV Sees Esports Pushing Broadcasting Into New Territory - The Esports Observer

Make.TV Sees Esports Pushing Broadcasting Into New Territory - The Esports Observer

Make.TV has been offering esports broadcasters smart IP-based video distribution for three years now. But it only ended up here by accident. After the team’s origins in traditional broadcast technology, the company had been developing tools for content...

esportsobserver.com
South Korean Government At Odds With ‘Gaming Addiction’ Ruling

South Korean Government At Odds With ‘Gaming Addiction’ Ruling

One South Korean government organization spoke out against the recent classification of Gaming Disorder from the World Health Organization.

thegamer.com
Esports broadcasting once borrowed from traditional sports — now it’s their future

Esports broadcasting once borrowed from traditional sports — now it’s their future

As online viewership becomes the norm for catching games and other live events, the traditional sports industry can learn a lot from the rise of esports.

venturebeat.com
Dell doing well in gaming notebook market

Dell doing well in gaming notebook market

Dell has seen its efforts in developing the gaming notebook market pay off significantly, with its annual revenues from the market reaching US$3 billion in 2018, accounting for almost 10% of US$33.4 billion in the global gaming PC market for the year, ...

digitimes.com
OverActive Media Acquires Spain's MAD Lions Esports Club - The Esports Observer

OverActive Media Acquires Spain's MAD Lions Esports Club - The Esports Observer

Mentioned in this article Games: Clash Royale, Fortnite, League of Legends, Overwatch League/Tournament Brands: League of Legends European Championship (LEC) Companies: MediaXP Teams: Splyce, Toronto Defiant OverActive Media has acquired Spanish organi...

esportsobserver.com
Why Investors Should Be Looking at the eSports Industry

Why Investors Should Be Looking at the eSports Industry

Investors looking for the next big thing should look at the eSports industry. Analysts expect a $1.48 billion revenue so these are the companies to watch.

microsmallcap.com
Microsoft bringing more PC games to Steam, adding Win32 support to Windows store

Microsoft bringing more PC games to Steam, adding Win32 support to Windows store

Phil Spencer outlines a new approach to PC gaming

polygon.com
Online Gaming Industry in India Bigger Than Ever

Online Gaming Industry in India Bigger Than Ever

A high-speed Internet with a smartphone is an unrivaled combo for anybody who is tech-savvy, a gaming enthusiast, a movie buff or simply habituated to the Internet

entrepreneur.com
Teen develops surgery tool from video gaming

Teen develops surgery tool from video gaming

Colorado teen wins science competition by developing a tool that could transform spinal surgery.

ktvz.com
Microsoft Brings Xbox Game Pass to PC as it Expands PC Gaming Support

Microsoft Brings Xbox Game Pass to PC as it Expands PC Gaming Support

Microsoft is bringing the all-you-can-play subscription service Xbox Game Pass to Windows PC as part of its continuing effort to build out its long-dormant support of gaming on computers, Phil Spen…

variety.com
Andy Kleinman interview — How Wonder is building a hybrid TV-mobile gaming platform

Andy Kleinman interview — How Wonder is building a hybrid TV-mobile gaming platform

Andy Kleinman is finally talking about what his startup Wonder is doing. The San Francisco company is making a hybrid gaming system that unites how we play.

venturebeat.com
Microsoft Moves To Keep Its Gaming Business Out Of Trouble - Market Realist

Microsoft Moves To Keep Its Gaming Business Out Of Trouble - Market Realist

Microsoft (MSFT) is aiming to moderate content that people post to its Xbox Live platform, in an apparent attempt to keep its gaming business out of trouble.

marketrealist.com
Blizzard "cannot wait" to show you what it's been working on, with more games in develo...

Blizzard "cannot wait" to show you what it's been working on, with more games in develo...

Blizzard's upcoming portfolio includes new IPs, mobile titles, and "major gaming genres"

gamesradar.com
Twitch Prime and Riot Games Team Up for Four Months of ‘League of Legends’ Goodies

Twitch Prime and Riot Games Team Up for Four Months of ‘League of Legends’ Goodies

Twitch Prime and Riot Games are offering Prime members four months of free loot for “League of Legends” as part of a new promotion. Twitch Prime members can currently claim a Rift Heral…

variety.com
This $150 console could shake up the $135 billion video game industry

This $150 console could shake up the $135 billion video game industry

The world’s most anticipated game console is a 1-bit handheld.

fastcompany.com
'Pokémon Sleep' is a gaming app where you earn rewards for sleeping

'Pokémon Sleep' is a gaming app where you earn rewards for sleeping

The company behind the popular Pokémon brand announced an app called Pokémon Sleep, a gaming app which rewards you for getting some shut-eye.

usatoday.com
NVIDIA’s Gaming Business Is a Lot More than GeForce GPUs - Market Realist

NVIDIA’s Gaming Business Is a Lot More than GeForce GPUs - Market Realist

NVIDIA (NVDA), a popular name in the gaming industry, earns more than 50% of its revenue from gaming.

marketrealist.com
Global Esports Popularity Give Gamer Companies Reason To Be Bullish

Global Esports Popularity Give Gamer Companies Reason To Be Bullish

Canada’s Enthusiast Gaming, Twitch.TV and others betting on Goldman Sachs’ call for a global esports boom.

forbes.com