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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 […]

By 2022, Goldman Sachs Thinks eSports Will Have 300 Million Viewers Like the NFL

By:  Katherine Ross   June 26, 2018 The Street eSports are the next big thing, Goldman Sachs thinks. In a report published Tuesday, Goldman said it sees eSports surpassing Major League Baseball and National Hockey League viewership. According to data from NewZoo, an estimated 167 million people around the globe will watch eSports per month in 2018. “The […]

The Business of eSports

By: JEFF DESJARDINS June 26, 2018 Visual Capitalist For decades, the world’s top athletes have competed in illustrious tournaments such as The Masters or the Tour de France. People tune in from all over to see these athletes in peak form, and tournaments rake in cash from media rights, advertisements, sponsorships, merchandise, and also the live event itself. […]

JuJu Smith-Schuster Signs 6-Figure Sponsorship Deal To Be An Esports Brand Ambassador

By:Darren Heitner  June 25, 2018 Forbes Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster is not currently considered the No. 1 wide receiver on his team, situated behind one of the best in Antonio Brown, but he is quickly becoming the most marketable player for the franchise. Smith-Schuster has almost 700,000 followers on Twitter, 1.2 million followers on Instagram and […]

This Massachusetts college will become the first in the state to offer scholarships for competitive gamers

By Scott J. Croteau scroteau@masslive.com June 6, 2018 Mass Live Competitive video gaming will become a new varsity sport for one Massachusetts college as it becomes the first in the state to offer scholarships to esports student-athletes. Becker College announced students will be able to try out of for the new competitive video gaming varsity, also known as esports, […]

F1 Esports Pro Draft qualifiers confirmed

June 22, 2018 Formula 1 Formula 1, the pinnacle of motorsport, today confirmed the 40 online racers who have qualified for the next stage of the F1 Esports Series 2018, the Pro Draft. On Monday 9th July in London, representatives from the nine F1 teams participating in the F1 Esports Series will use the Pro Draft […]

Razer invests $3.3m in Esports Mogul

By Lydia Mitrevski June 22, 2018 Esports Insider Gaming peripheral company Razer recently led a $4.4m (£3.3m) round of investments contributing $3.3m (£2.5m) itself for Australian-based company Esports Mogul making it a significant shareholder in the company. Other investors in the round of funding include local Australian institutions and Singapore-based technology firm, Cloud Alliance. Esports Mogul manages the Mogul Arena platform which organizes tournaments for […]

Beyond Trivia: The Arcade Action Game Show for Cash is Here

ORLANDO, FLA. (PRWEB) JUNE 19, 2018 HypGames, Inc. — a sports entertainment leader — announced today they’ve added an arcade action basketball competition to their free mobile game platform, HypSports. The game is the second on the HypSports platform that offers real cash to winners. In an industry first, it combines the appointment mechanics of popular […]

World Health Organization adds gaming disorder to disease classifications

By Maggie Fox June 19, 2018 NBC The World Health Organization proposed adding gaming disorder to its new comprehensive manual of disease classifications on Monday, angering the gaming industry but reassuring doctors who hope it may make treatment more easily available. Some U.S. experts said it will make little difference when it comes to helping people with […]

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is Nintendo’s biggest push into esports

BY ALFRED NG June 18, 2018 CNET There’s a family feud within the Super Smash Bros. franchise. On one side are fans of the 17-year-old Super Smash Melee, which offers a fast-paced and intense experience. On the other is 2014’s Super Smash Bros. for the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS (also known as Smash 4), boasting a slower pace that lets you adapt to […]

Cloud9 reups Red Bull sponsorship for all its esports teams

By: STEPHANIE CHAN June 15, 2018 Venture Beat Esports organization Cloud9 has teamed up with Red Bull again as the official sponsor for all its squads, and it will roll out a new jersey to reflect that partnership starting this weekend at the League of Legends tournament LCS Summer Split in Europe. Cloud9 has teams that compete in a number of games, […]

NFL players embracing opportunities in growing esports realm

By Marcas Grant June 14, 2018 NFL HAWTHORNE, Calif. — The doors opened, fully unleashing the screams of Brian Johnson, which were barely being contained by the empty airplane hangar. When AC/DC’s “Shoot to Thrill” hit as the sonic chaser to the initial shot of “Back in Black,” you would have been forgiven for expecting Tony […]