The Business of Esports News - May 31, 2019

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Cloud9 signs a multiyear partnership with Microsoft | Dot Esports

Cloud9 signs a multiyear partnership with Microsoft | Dot Esports

Both companies plan to develop new technologies in esports.

dotesports.com
Monumental merger ushers in new era of e-gaming - BNN Bloomberg

Monumental merger ushers in new era of e-gaming - BNN Bloomberg

Esports has just joined the mainstream and could hit 276 million gamers by 2022.

bnnbloomberg.ca
The ESA Released A New Video Against WHO's "Gaming Disorder" Nonsense

The ESA Released A New Video Against WHO's "Gaming Disorder" Nonsense

The World Health Organization has dangerously set a precedent in making policies not based of proven fact!

gametyrant.com
University Pours $7.7 Million into Immersive Gaming Research -- Campus Technology

University Pours $7.7 Million into Immersive Gaming Research -- Campus Technology

A New Zealand university is committing $4.5 million alongside $3.2 million in government funding to research immersive gaming. The University of Canterbury in Christchurch is using the money to assemble an international team of academic experts for its...

campustechnology.com
Nintendo aims to do competitive gaming their way

Nintendo aims to do competitive gaming their way

Despite having one of the biggest esports titles in the scene, Nintendo continues to distance itself from esports for a variety of reasons.

espn.com
Tyler 'Ninja' Blevins, the Fortnite guy, wants to be known as more than that

Tyler 'Ninja' Blevins, the Fortnite guy, wants to be known as more than that

A look on the esports star who goes by the name "Ninja".

latimes.com
Denial Esports rumored to be folding again with players still owed thousands | Dexerto.com

Denial Esports rumored to be folding again with players still owed thousands | Dexerto.com

Denial Esports are reportedly in trouble once again.

dexerto.com
Watch: 'Biggest esports complex in Canada' opens in Montreal

Watch: 'Biggest esports complex in Canada' opens in Montreal

“Everybody has some kind of gaming at heart.”

montrealgazette.com
Ubisoft Release 'Rainbow Six Siege' Esports Documentary Following UK Team MnM Gaming

Ubisoft Release 'Rainbow Six Siege' Esports Documentary Following UK Team MnM Gaming

Watch one of the best UK esports teams on their journey to the highest level of European competition.

forbes.com
IEM Sydney becomes Australia’s most viewed Esports Tournament » TalkEsport

IEM Sydney becomes Australia’s most viewed Esports Tournament » TalkEsport

IEM Sydney came to an end on May, 5th with Team Liquid triumphing over Fnatic in a best of 5 with a comfortable score-line of 3-2. After losing 10 finals and finishing at 2nd place, Team Liquid was able to break past the silver medal curse and defeated...

talkesport.com
Ferrari joins F1 Esports series for the first time with 2019 entry

Ferrari joins F1 Esports series for the first time with 2019 entry

Ferrari will compete in the 2019 Formula 1 Esports Series, which means all 10 teams will compete in this year's edition of the competition

autosport.com
‘The potential is immense’: DEAG buys into esports firm | IQ Magazine

‘The potential is immense’: DEAG buys into esports firm | IQ Magazine

The Berlin-based live entertainment group has partnered with Ally4ever Entertainment to create a new esports stadium event in Germany.

iq-mag.net
Esports Stadiums Are Popping Up Everywhere

Esports Stadiums Are Popping Up Everywhere

The burgeoning esports industry is fueling an explosion in facilities to host tournaments, training and more at the pro, college and amateur level. But success depends on more than a "build it and they will come" mindset.

forbes.com
Enthusiast Gaming Announces Merger With Aquilini GameCo and Luminosity to Form Global E...

Enthusiast Gaming Announces Merger With Aquilini GameCo and Luminosity to Form Global E...

TORONTO, May 31, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Enthusiast Gaming Holdings Inc. (TSXV: EGLX) (“Enthusiast Gaming” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that it has entered into an arrangement agreement (the “Arrangement Agreement”) dated May 30, 2019 wi...

globenewswire.com
How Fighting Game Pro Justin Wong is Challenging the Paradigm of Esports Sponsorships -...

How Fighting Game Pro Justin Wong is Challenging the Paradigm of Esports Sponsorships -...

Mentioned in this article Companies: Astro Gaming, GT Omega Racing, Victrix Teams: Echo Fox In January of 2019, esports team Echo Fox dropped nearly all of its fighting games roster. This left Justin “Jwong” Wong, an expecting father, without a stable ...

esportsobserver.com
E-sports team co-owned by Drake wants to raise $25M in new funding round

E-sports team co-owned by Drake wants to raise $25M in new funding round

The Toronto Raptors isn’t the only team rapper Drake is cheering for right now. Drake’s competitive gaming team, 100 Thieves, is also going for the gold by raising a fresh round of money that could…

nypost.com
Strymer is a new app bringing esports audio broadcasts to life | Dot Esports

Strymer is a new app bringing esports audio broadcasts to life | Dot Esports

Strymer is filling the headphone sized gap in esports and gaming. Delivering a way to listen to your favourite streams without blowing your data.

dotesports.com
GameStop Hoping for a Sporting Chance in Q1 --  The Motley Fool

GameStop Hoping for a Sporting Chance in Q1 -- The Motley Fool

The video game retailer's big hope is esports, but the payoff won't begin to show for at least several quarters.

fool.com
Tfue finally addresses rumors of starting his own esports org | Dexerto.com

Tfue finally addresses rumors of starting his own esports org | Dexerto.com

Tfue had a hilarious response to rumors of starting his own esports team.

dexerto.com
Esports makes major free agency play as 'Fortnite' star 'NickMercs' changes teams

Esports makes major free agency play as 'Fortnite' star 'NickMercs' changes teams

Another sign that esports is becoming just like other sports: marquee free agent, Nick “Nickmercs” Kolcheff, is moving to FaZe Clan from 100 Thieves.

usatoday.com