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Greenberg Traurig Forms Video Game and Esports Group: Team Will Address Legal Needs of Clients

NEW YORK (PRWEB) DECEMBER 11, 2018 Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP has harnessed the collective competitive video gaming, or esports, experience of a core group of attorneys, to create a multi-office, cross-practice team that can serve the legal needs of clients involved in the billion-dollar-plus industry. Greenberg Traurig’s newly established Video Game and Esports Group will be […]

Fanatics lands first-ever esports merchandising deal

Dec. 4, 2018 Business Wire IRVINE & SAN MATEO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Overwatch League today announced a groundbreaking, multi-year deal with Fanatics, the global leader for licensed sports merchandise, which will provide the Overwatch League fanbase with an omnichannel retail experience along with a significantly expanded assortment of products. The agreement marks the first-ever foray into the […]

Fortnite players know what it needs to dominate esports

By: MATT KLEINSCHMIT Nov. 29, 2018 Venture Beat By 2022, esports will be as huge as the National Football League. That’s one of the stunning conclusions from a recent study from Goldman Sachs, which found that the esports market is set to generate $3 billion in revenue by 2022. In the next five years, esports will see a 14 […]

All of the new LEC rosters going into the 2019 Spring Split

By: Xing Li Nov. 26, 2018 Dote Sports Last offseason, things were crazy in the NA LCS as the league transitioned to a franchised system. Four new teams were added and almost every roster underwent major change. This year, it’s Europe’s turn. The new LEC will also feature four new teams, including the return of past franchises like Origen […]

Amazon Black Friday 2018: best gaming deals

By Emily Heller Nov. 20, 2018 Polygon Black Friday is the biggest shopping holiday of the year so of course, the biggest online retailer is going hard. Amazon is discounting thousands of products including gaming consoles, hardware, 4K TVs and lots of video games. Starting on Nov. 19 — when most of Amazon’s deals start to drop — […]

THE U.S. ARMY TURNS TO ESPORTS AS IT FAILS TO MEET ITS RECRUITMENT TARGETS

BY SHABANA ARIF Nov. 15, 2018 IGN The U.S. Army is getting into the world of eSports after failing to meet its recruitment target for the first time in more than 10 years. The hope is that the move to eSports will help the Army connect with young people, after falling short of its 76,500 target by 6,500 […]

Esports Awards: Ninja ‘blessed’ to pick up two awards

Nov. 13, 2018 BBC The streamer picked up Personality of the Year and Streamer of the Year at the event in London on Monday. He told fans on Twitter after the ceremony: “No stream tonight guys. I am going to play FFXI with my brother and best friend tonight and just relax. Very crazy day today.” […]

Skillz hands out over half a million dollars in prizes every day to mobile gamers.

By: Annie Pei Nov. 12, 2018 CNBC If you’re one of the 18 million users registered on Skillz, chances are that on any given day, you’re collecting winnings from an electronic sports (esports) prize pool totaling over half a million dollars. As part of Skillz’ “State of the Union” report released this week, the company told CNBC that […]

Esports Arena Opens Venues Inside Walmart Stores

By STEFANIE FOGEL Nov. 9, 2018 Variety Esports Arena, North America’s first dedicated esports facility, recently announced it’s bringing competitive gaming to Walmart shoppers. It plans to open and operate five arenas within Walmart stores. The first three are in Roseville, Calif., Spokane Valley, Wash., and Colorado Springs, Col. Two additional locations will arrive at a later date. All of them will […]

Promoter to pour $50 million into new esports competitions

BY ZOEY CHONG NOV. 7, 2018 CNET It’s no secret that Asia is the fastest-growing esports market. And now, One Championship wants a slice of the pie. The Singapore-based martial arts promoter will organize an effort to pump up to $50 million into the launch of the One eSports championship series next year, One Championship said Wednesday. The tournament and related events […]

Head of World of Warcraft Esports Prefers a “Conservative” Approach

BY:Taylor Cocke Nov. 6, 2018  esports observer At BlizzCon this year, both styles of WoW esports were on display. First, there was the player-vs-player Arena mode, in which two teams fight directly against one another for supremacy on a small battlefield. Second, there are Mythic Dungeon races, in which teams work to complete challenges faster than their opponents. […]

League Tickets Delivers Five Lessons About Esports

By: Heather Newman Nov. 1 2018 Forbes One of the advantages of traveling to Los Angeles is getting to see some first-rate Overwatch action live, as the crowds descending on BlizzCon this week in Anaheim will soon find out. The last time I was in town, I asked to bring a +1 to the Blizzard Arena in Burbank: my 71-year-old aunt, who […]