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The best esports advertising campaigns of 2019

By Sam Cooke  Dec. 31, 2019 Esports Insider With 2020 almost upon us, it’s time to summarise some of the most creative advertising campaigns in esports throughout 2019.  This year, esports has collectively made strides in claiming a rightful place in the pantheon of entertainment industries. Indeed, esports now has its own category in The Emmys. Throughout […]

Global Esports Federation launches in partnership with Tencent

By Jay Massaad Dec. 17, 2019 Esports Insider A new global governing body for the esports ecosystem, the Global Esports Federation, has launched with the backing of Chinese multinational conglomerate Tencent. Encompassing the entire esports ecosystem, the new body aims to govern players, organisations, commercial partners, and more. With the burgeoning growth of esports – both as a […]

“Outstanding Esports Coverage” will now be a Category at the Emmy’s

by Connor Knudsen Dec. 10, 2019 In a press release today, it was announced that The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) will have a new category in this year’s Sports Emmy® Awards that will celebrate esports for the first time as its own entity. This award will be called “Outstanding Esports Coverage” and […]

Dr Disrespect will develop a TV series with Skybound Entertainment based on his character

By: Andreas Stavropoulos Dec. 6, 2019 Dot Esports The two-time Blockbuster video game champion is going to be on TV. Twitch streamer Dr Disrespect signed a deal with multi-platform production company Skybound Entertainment to develop a television series based on his character, according to today’s report by The Hollywood Reporter. The story is early in the […]

Stewie2K becomes first NA CSGO player to reach $1 million in prizes

By Shreyas Kulkarn Dec. 5, 2019 TALKESPORT In the recently ending ECS Season 8 Finals, Stewie2k and his organization Team Liquid ended up second in and against Astralis. Though they ended up losing the tournament it didn’t stop Stewie to still nail it like a boss! Yes!! you read that right, Stewie became the first-ever NA […]

How to switch from League of Legends to Riot account

By: Jerome Heath Nov. 27, 2019 Dotesports On Jan. 22, you’ll no longer be able to sign-in with your old account name. The creators of League of Legends, Teamfight Tactics, and Legends of Runeterra are taking the Blizzard Entertainment approach and creating a one-stop place for all player accounts. At the moment, players of Riot Games’ titles are forced […]

Artist Capital Management raises $100 million fund to invest in esports

By: Dean Takahashi Nov. 20, 2019 Venture Beat Artist Capital Management has closed a $100 million fund for investing in esports. It’s another sign that investors believe that competitive gaming will eventually outgrow traditional sports. The fund is called the Artist Esports Edge Fund, and it is aimed at getting institutional investors a chance to reap some […]

Immortals Gaming Club sells its Houston Outlaws Overwatch team to Beasley Media Group

By: Dean Takahashi Nov. 15, 2019 VentureBeat Los Angeles-based Immortals Gaming Club said it has sold its Houston Outlaws Overwatch League franchise team to the multi-platform media company Beasley Media Group. The financial details were not disclosed. But I hear that these franchises are now being sold for $40 million to $60 million. The initial investments by the original teams […]

Hey Mom and Dad, I got an esports scholarship!

By: Dean Takahashi Nov. 5, 2019 VentureBeat Video games aren’t just a drag on a child’s study habits. Sometimes they can lead to college scholarships if your kid happens to be an esports star. Tournament organizer High School Esports League (HSEL) has teamed up with the charitable organization Varsity Esports Foundation (VESF) to provide financial aid and opportunities for students across the country.Ad HSEL is […]

‘Mario Bros.’ creator Shigeru Miyamoto to be given one of Japan’s highest honors

By Allen Kim, Oct. 30, 2019 CNN Shigeru Miyamoto is a titan in the video game industry, having created beloved franchises such as “Mario Bros.” and “The Legend of Zelda.”For his work, Japanese news outlet Nikkei reports, Miyamoto is being awarded the Person of Cultural Merit by the Japanese government on November 3, which is recognized nationally […]

Vikings owners unveil esports team, the Minnesota Røkkr

By Nicole Norfleet Star Tribune The owners of the Vikings debuted their new esports franchise Tuesday in a hat tip — quite literally — to Norse mythology and their Vikings football brand. The logo of the new Minnesota Røkkr (pronounced “rocker”) team portrays a menacing figure clad in a horned helmet and shadowed in dark purple, blue […]

Twitch Recruits Zynga’s Doug Scott as Chief Marketing Officer

By: TODD SPANGLER October 24, 2019 Variety Doug Scott is leaving as game company Zynga’s marketing boss to become Twitch’s CMO. Scott assumes the CMO role at Twitch after previous chief marketing officer Kate Jhaveri exited this summer to become the NBA’s top marketing exec. News of Scott’s hire comes less than a month after Twitch launched a redesigned logo and site, along […]