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A New Esports Arena Brings the World of Competitive Video Games to Oakland

By Alex Handy April 23, 2018 East Bay Express The competitive video game scene is on fire right now. Originally powered by the growth of Twitch.tv, a popular site where viewers can watch gamers play live, the market for esports has become a busy place over the past five years. Popular games like League of Legends and Dota 2 offer million-dollar prizes to […]

Esports’ Immortals signs Mountain Dew as sponsor

By I-Chun Chen  April 20, 2018 L.A. Biz Lionsgate-backed esports organization Immortals has entered a sponsorship deal with Mountain Dew, making the brand the official beverage partner of Immortals. The deal calls for Los Angeles-based Immortals, Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF.A, LGF.B) and PepsiCo’s Mountain Dew (NASDAQ: PEP) to collaborate on multiple content initiatives, including an unscripted esports pilot featuring a […]

Twitch Locks Up NBA 2K League Exclusive Live-Streaming Esports Rights

By Todd Spangler April 19, 2018 Variety A lineup of nearly 200 games in the NBA’s fledgling hoops esports league this year is coming to Twitch. The NBA 2K League announced a multiyear pact with Twitch that includes live broadcast rights to all games. Under the terms of the pact, Amazon-owned Twitch has exclusive live rights to the NBA 2K League’s inaugural 2018 season, which tips […]

$27 Million Is Raised by Esports Fan Engagement Startup

By Darren Heitner April 18, 2018 Inc Esports and cryptocurrency are 2 industries growing with unbelievable speed, but also vastly misunderstood by the majority of the world. A lot of money is being poured into each industry with companies as large as HP even getting into the fold with esports. Watching from afar as the revolutions in esports and […]

3 Great eSports Investments For the Technology Savvy Retiree

By:  Tony Owusu April 17, 2018 The Street Time to think outside the box, retirees. Americans need as much as $500,000 saved to have a comfortable retirement, according to some estimates. But, the U.S. Labor Department estimates that fewer than half of Americans have even calculated how much they will need to save for when they leave the working world. […]

Millennial Esports Premieres Gear.Club Cash Prize Races at thE Arena

By: Millennial Esports Corp. April 16, 2018 Globenewswire TORONTO, April 16, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Millennial Esports Corp. (“Millennial” or the “Company”) (TSX VENTURE:GAME)(OTCQB:MLLLF), a mobile video game publisher focused on Esports and Racing, today announced that the Millennial Esports mobile racing game, Gear.Club, is being featured in live races for cash prizes at the company’s dedicated Esports venue […]

8 Ivy League Colleges Join Together to Form Ivy Esports Conference

By Darren Heitner Founder, Heitner Legal April 13, 2018 Inc A new collegiate esports conference comprised of all of the Ivy League schools has been formed due to the frustration with the schools’ inability to properly acknowledge esports and address the issues relative to the NCAA and amateur athletic standards. The league intends to utilize a funding model that […]

ESPN missed a big eSports opportunity with its new streaming service

By: Jessica Conditt April 12, 2018 Engadget ESPN’s new, $5-a-month streaming service allows sports fans to watch games, access original programming and view scores, all without a cable subscription. ESPN+ is a tool for the digital age, and another attempt by the company to attract a younger, cord-cutting audience — which is why it’s so surprising to see the service […]

Tracking Steam’s Video Gaming Stats Just Became Improbable

By Brian Crecente April 11, 2018 Variety A privacy update that hit Steam — the largest digital video gaming store and service in the world — on Tuesday hid everyone’s gaming libraries by default, also knocking out the ability for third-party websites and services to track gaming trends on the service. The creator of Steam Spy, one of the most popular Steam analytics […]

March Esports Investment Recap: A Billion Dollar Bet

By: Thiemo Bräutigam April 10, 2018 esports observer The year is nowhere near from being over, but with more than $1B invested in esports-related companies last month, the industry likely reached its annual high already. Once again, it was the Chinese games market leader Tencent  that’s responsible for the biggest part of the cash injection. Tencent Tightens Its Grip […]

Cinedigm Launches eSports-Focused WHAM Network

by Dawn C. Chmielewski April 9, 2018 Deadline Cinedigm announced the launch today of the free gaming- and eSports-centered WHAM Network on Twitch, online and on mobile devices. It will cover industry news and the celebrity gaming scene, provide gamer-focused original series and offer in-depth coverage of live events. The new 24/7 channel will put a spotlight on a wider range of programming […]

Retired at 24: The life of a pro ‘Call of Duty’ player

By:Jessica Conditt April 6, 2018 Engadget Matthew “Burns” Potthoff retired when he was 24. He’d spent 11 years building a career as a professional Call of Duty player, and when he realized his time in front of the screen was up, he made a graceful transition into eSports management. Today, he’s 26 and he works behind the scenes with […]