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It’s peak esports season: Here’s how to watch the games

By: Jessica CondittJuly 19, 2018 Engadget Happy esports season! Summer is the ideal time to sit back (with a glass of lemonade in one hand and a burrito in the other in an air-conditioned room) and watch the best video game players in the world battle it out for millions in prize money. However, diving into […]

‘Fortnite’ Has An Esports Problem That’s Going To Be Tough To Solve

By: Paul Tassi  July 18, 2018 Forbes Similarly, there have been Fortnite “events” that are still fun, even if it’s not just watching pros stream against randoms. Ninja threw a really fun event in Vegas where he played against other streamers and some fans, but it was centered around him and his appeal specifically. We watched his stream, we watched other […]

Hi-Rez kickstarts Realm Royale esports

By: Lydia Mitrevski  July 17, 2018 Esports Insider Hi-Rez Studios, in partnership with its production subsidiary Skillshot Media, announced it will officially launch a series of competitive invitational tournaments surrounding its battle royale game – Realm Royale kicking off this week. Invitational tournaments will be held weekly on Tuesdays and Wednesdays and feature prominent content creators and Master-ranked players. Each […]

Electronic sports competitions are coming to high schools, thanks to start-up PlayVS

By: Deborah Findling July 16, 2018 CNBC High school isn’t usually considered a place where electronic gaming is acceptable — but if one start-up has its way, the booming industry could become as big as college sports. PlayVS, an esports platform for high school competitions, recently secured $15 million in funding from New Enterprise Associates, the San Francisco 49ers, rap […]

How Much Can The eSports Market Grow In 2018?

By: Trefis Team Contributor July 13, 2018 Forbes The eSports industry has grown at a tremendous pace over the past few years. Per a report from Newzoo, total eSports revenue jumped from $493 million in 2016 to $655 million in 2017, and total revenue could exceed $900 million in 2018. Our interactive dashboard for the eSports industry outlines the market’s performance over […]

Five Questions About: The World Showdown Of Esports And Its PUBG Event

By: Heather Newman July 12, 2018 Forbes ESP Gaming announced this week it will launch a new high-drama, multi-game-genre esports league: the World Showdown of Esports. ESP President Jeff Liboon provided Forbes with more details. WSOE is a little different than the other leagues out there, based on a “fight night” format that pits the best players in each game against each other for […]

LIVE ON ESPN: IS ESPORTS FINALLY READY FOR ITS CROSSOVER MOMENT?

By: C VAN ALLEN July 11, 2018  Wired When the Overwatch League playoffs kick off tonight, fans will be tuning in to see which team will proceed to take on the league’s top seeds, the New York Excelsior and Los Angeles Valiant. But while the diehards have been keeping up with the league’s regular season via streaming site Twitch, they’ll […]

Esports notebook: NHL wants ‘grander things’ with competitive gaming

By: Steven Loung July 10, 2018 Sportsnet After dipping a toe in the space this past season, the NHL is looking to do bigger and better things within the realm of esports. Speaking to ESPN’s Arash Markazi, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman promised a much larger, more ambitious NHL esports plan is on the way. A grand prize of $50,000 […]

Formula 1 teams pick gamers for 2018 eSports finals

By Josh Suttill July 9, 2018 Autosport Over 66,000 gamers were whittled down to a pool of 40, and after a three-day assessment at Silverstone, all the F1 teams except Ferrari had the opportunity to add up to three of the qualified drivers to their line-up during a live-streamed event on Monday night. Williams was randomly […]

Goldman Sachs Esports Report: Esports Revenue to Grow to $2.96B by 2022

By: Trent Murray July 6, 2018 esports observer Financial services company Goldman Sachs  has published a comprehensive report on the esports industry, projecting annual revenue to grow from $655M in 2017 to $2.96B by 2022. That projection comes largely on the back of the massive growth potential the company sees in the esports population. According to the report, the total […]

Nintendo’s newest Smash Bros. game showcases its odd relationship with esports

By Imad Khan July 5, 2018 Washington Post LOS ANGELES — On the opening day of the video game industry’s largest annual convention, fans queued up for hours then stood shoulder to shoulder inside Nintendo’s massive exhibition area, eager to sample one of the most anticipated game releases in 2018, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. A little over […]

McLaren announces “Shadow Project” esports initiative

By: Adam Cooper July 3, 2018 Motor Sport The McLaren Shadow Project – so-called because it ‘shadows’ the real F1 team – is intended to be more inclusive than any other driving competition held to date. Global online qualification heats will start this month across a number of games, including Forza Motorsport (Xbox One), Real Racing 3 (mobile), iRacing and […]