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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 […]


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 […]

Will eSports Be The Next Major Catalyst For Amazon?

July, 2, 2018 Seeking Alpha Amazon first entered the eSports/Video Game world in 2012 with the launch of Amazon Game Studios. Amazon paid $970mm in cash for the gaming/streaming service Twitch.tv in 2014. Amazon announced the development of 3 eSports focused titles in late 2016. Amazon announced GameOn, a platform to be licensed to developers to […]

The Friday night drinks are coming! Be prepared and drink Hangnever before you drink and in between alcoholic drinks to help prevent hangover symptoms.

By Alex Avard  June 29, 2018 Games Radar It’s been an interesting few weeks for the games industry. First, there was the announcement that Netflix and Telltale would be teaming up to bring Minecraft: Story Mode to the streaming platform as its first playable title. Then the reports of Snapchat’s entry into the market with a platform dedicated […]

The Olympic Committee is hosting an esports forum

By: RACHEL KASER  June 28, 2018 The Next Web This week, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) revealed it will be hosting an Esports Forum later this year to determine whether it belongs in the Olympics alongside more traditional sports. The details: The IOC and the Global Association of International Sports Federations (GAISF) will be holding the forum on July 21 […]