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'Cross government approach to grow the esports industry in Wales'

Dafydd Elis-Thomas, Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism, sets out the "significant investments made by the Welsh Government and its partners in recent years that has helped establish a thriving Creative Industries sector in Wales", and draws attention to "the Welsh Government’s intention to take a cross government approach to grow the esports industry in Wales, acknowledging that the Creative Industries Sector is a driving force for its continued success".

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1/12/2020

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12/24/2019

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12/19/2019

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12/17/2019

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12/16/2019

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12/11/2019

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11/16/2019

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11/11/2019

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11/9/2019

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11/8/2019

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11/6/2019

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11/5/2019

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11/3/2019

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10/31/2019

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10/30/2019

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10/29/2019

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10/24/2019

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(Minnesota) -- The growing esports industry has caught the attention of a group of Twin Cities entrepreneurs who have started a company that creates content, advises...
article GCU the venue for an ultimate weekend of esports
(Arizona) -- Grand Canyon University’s Esports program plugged into the gaming community this weekend with two events — the first collegiate Esport...
article Mark Cuban: Owning an esports team in the U.S. is an ‘awful business’
(Texas) -- Esports team owner and Dallas billionaire Mark Cuban sat down for an interview with Fox Sports 1 this week where he described owning an esports team as an...
article Soccer, baseball, Esports: Iowa State gaming club gets $662,000 boost, sports club status
(Iowa) -- A torn ACL dashed TC Owen's dreams of playing on a collegiate-level soccer team, but the sophomore has since found a new sport recognized by Iowa State...

10/23/2019

article The Philly region’s growing esports prowess will be featured on new 10-episode NBC show
(Pennsylvania) -- As the Philly region continues to rise in the ranks as an esports leader, NBC Sports Philadelphia will be documenting the journey of organizations like...
article Rick Fox, Vision Esports Settle Lawsuits
(New York) -- Rick Fox and Echo Fox shareholder Vision Esports have reached a settlement agreement to drop all lawsuits filed against one another, Newsweek reported...
article UKGC survey shows declining trend in gambling participation within children
(UK) -- The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) today published the 2019 Young People & Gambling survey which looks at gambling trends of 11 to 16-year-olds in Great...

10/21/2019

article Inside the esports investment boom
(USA) -- Ever been at a party where you just felt you didn't belong? Now imagine that there are over 13,000 people at the party. That was me recently at Philadelphia...

10/18/2019

article E-Sports at Bismarck State College
(North Dakota) -- E-Sports used to be something to do outside of class. But at Bismarck State College, they've dedicated a room in the Student Union to make gaming...
article Shroud: Competitive Fortnite and Apex aren’t very different
(Internet) -- While some battle royale fans are territorial about their favorite games, popular Twitch streamer Shroud isn’t convinced there’s much of a...
article Talking Canadian Esports with Rishi Chadha, Twitter’s Global Head of Gaming
(Canada) -- This week, Rishi Chadha, Twitter’s global head of gaming, visited Toronto for the first time ever to discuss Canadian esports. At Twitter Canada’...
article What's new in college athletics? Esports, recruiting players who don't use a field or gym
(Ohio) -- Headphones are encased by Jake Barford's ears and a microphone is at the ready. They are part of the video-crafting ensemble he wields to broadcast himself...

10/11/2019

article International Politics Barges Into The World Of Video Games
(Hong Kong) -- An e-sports player was suspended for supporting Hong Kong protesters. Blizzard, the U.S. corporation running Hearthstone is being criticized. But one of...

10/9/2019

article Blizzard Sets Off Backlash for Penalizing Hearthstone Gamer in Hong Kong
(Hong Kong) -- Activision Blizzard became the latest American company to find itself caught between its business interests in China and the values of its core customers...
press release University of New Haven Announces First-of-Its-Kind Academic Program on Business of Esports
(Connecticut) -- The University of New Haven announced today that it is establishing a comprehensive academic curriculum in esports management that will be the first of...

10/8/2019

article An esports player spoke out in support of Hong Kong protests. He was suspended for a year.
(Hong Kong) -- An esports player was given a one-year ban from competition because of a passionate message of support for Hong Kong protesters that he said “could...
article Blizzard punishes pro gamer for supporting Hong Kong protests
(Hong Kong) -- A unit of Activision Blizzard Inc. has punished a player for expressing support for Hong Kong’s protest movement, the latest example of a U.S....

10/4/2019

article Linendoll: ESports As A Potential Olympic Event Is Real
(Worldwide) -- Gadget guru Katie Linendoll dropped by CBS Sports Radio on Friday to discuss numerous topics, including the ESports revolution. “I have been blown...
article Update Required for Youth Esports
(USA) -- Many in the industry are familiar with the following scenario. A young gamer, grinding tirelessly for untold hours perfecting her skill, honing her strategy,...
article Esports and the Overwatch League: Reinventing Sports Merch for Modern Gamers
(Worldwide) -- One of the most-watched sports in the U.S. isn’t one that’s played on a field — or even standing up. According to Activate’s 2017...
press release OP/ED: Upping the age verification game: How esports can crackdown on underage gambling
(Internet) -- Alastair Graham, CEO of AgeChecked, on why tighter restrictions on marketing and advertising from esports brands are needed to protect vulnerable audiences.
article Rick Fox files extensive complaint towards Echo Fox partners
(California) -- Rick Fox, Founder of Echo Fox has filed a civil complaint against the organisation’s business partners citing new allegations of fraud, deceptive...
article BLOG: How esports is growing for real and the brands are diving in
(Internet) -- Esports has been branded as a bunch of hype. But brands seem to have no choice but to dive in as they seek out the elusive millennial audiences who aren...
article Esports declared as an official sport in Sri Lanka
(Sri Lanka) -- Sri Lanka has made history by being the first country in South Asia to officially recognize esports as an official sport, after the Ministry of Sports...
article Miami gets world’s first esports racing arena
(Florida) -- 2020 will see the unveiling of first-ever esports arena dedicated to racing games. The Allinsports Arena will be located in the Florida city of Miami and it...
article Red Bull becomes League of Legends global partner
(Worldwide) -- Riot Games has revealed that Red Bull will be joining League of Legends Esports as a new global partner for the World Championship, Mid-Season...
article Red Bull Partners With Riot Games for Global League of Legends Events
(Worldwide) -- Red Bull is expanding its partnership with Riot Games beyond Europe and Brazil to support the publisher’s global esports events through next year....

9/30/2019

article New Maryland Esports Law To Go Into Effect Oct 1
(Maryland) -- Starting on Tuesday, hundreds of new laws in Maryland will take effect. Among these laws includes MD HB 48, a bill approved by MD Governor Larry Hogan that...
article How to be an e-sports star without going pro, playing games like Solitaire and Madden NFL
(Internet) -- Fernando Lewis knew he was good at video games like Madden NFL and NBA 2K, but he wanted a better barometer of his skills. He signed up for some...
article New Report Details Troubling Trends for the Esports Betting Industry
(UK) -- A new report published by the University of Bristol has found that esports betting tweets are increasingly being engaged with and marketed towards children; far...
article Overwatch League betting on local markets to lead growth in 2020
(Pennsylvania) -- Wells Fargo Center workers swept up confetti on the Grand Finals stage Sunday evening, hours after the San Francisco Shock dominated its way to the...

9/28/2019

article Tens years in prison for fixing CS:GO gambling matches
(Australia) -- Six counter-strikers in Melbourne, reportedly fixing CS: GO games were found during an SSIU investigation. The participants face a prison sentence of up...

9/27/2019

article The slow progress of esports betting in Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- Betting on esports is something that can easily be enjoyed online, but it has yet to become a big hit in Las Vegas. Although the American city is the self...

9/26/2019

article A Palm Springs resort is dipping its toes into esports and seeing success
(California) -- Over the past few years, esports has been inching closer and closer to mainstream appeal. Celebrities have been investing in teams, major organizations...

9/25/2019

article Comcast, City of Philadelphia Break Ground on $50M Esports Arena
(Pennsylvania) -- Comcast Spectacor is one step closer to changing the sporting landscape in Philadelphia after it broke ground on its $50 million esports stadium...
article Comcast, Cordish in talks with naming rights partner for $50M Esports arena
(Pennsylvania) -- Comcast Spectacor and the Cordish Cos. officially broke ground Wednesday afternoon on the $50 million Fusion Arena, a project the organizations expect...
article Activision Blizzard Concludes Call of Duty Franchising with 12 Teams
(Internet) -- The upcoming geolocated Call of Duty league will include 12 teams in its first season, as Activision Blizzard has finished selling franchise spots for the...
article League of Legends Is Partnering With Louis Vuitton
(Internet) -- In what would seem, at first, like an unlikely pairing, League of Legends announced Monday it's partnering with Louis Vuitton. The pairing demonstrates...
article Riot says 33 million people play Teamfight Tactics every month
(Internet) -- Riot Games has given players an update on the state of Teamfight Tactics in a recent developer’s post. The company outlined multiple impressive stats...
article Riot to Form New League Covering SEA, Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan
(Internet) -- League of Legends publisher Riot Games will combine two of its professional competitions in the Asian market, creating the Pacific League Championship...
article University of Montana to field ‘Esports’ team this fall
(Montana) -- In response to the growing popularity of “Esports”—or competitive video gaming—the University of Montana is set to field its first-...

9/14/2019

article E-gambling alarms child advocates
(Thailand) -- The growing popularity of online games and e-sports among Thai youth and children is worrying child protection advocates as the risk of their being lured...

9/12/2019

article Esports will be 'bigger than music and movies combined,' says Allied Esports CEO
(Internet) -- This is the year when the global market for esports—competitive video gaming—will top $1 billion in revenues for the first time, according to...

9/8/2019

article 'Halo' tourney helps feed Atlantic City's hunger for Esports
(Atlantic City) -- More than $50,000 in prize money was up for grabs Sunday as gamers of all ages competed in the Ultimate Gaming Championship Halo Classic at the...

9/7/2019

article Skill-based game makers talk challenges, opportunities at Casino eSports Conference
(Las Vegas) -- Even as casinos look for ways to attract the eSports community to gamble on slot machines themed on popular video games, skill-based game makers lament...

9/6/2019

article Even Esports Is Suffering From the Wealth Gap
(Internet) -- Last Thursday, Matt “nadeshot” Haag, uploaded an emotional video to Twitter announcing that 100 Theives, the esports team he leads and co-...
article New eSports gaming center slated to open in Spring area
(Texas) -- A new eSport gaming center is coming to northwest Houston. Erin and Adam Berger, co-owners of Contender eSports in the Spring area, are planning to celebrate...
article Park University esports team triples in size as popularity grows
(Missouri) -- A new generation of college athletes continues to grow at Park University as the esports team has tripled in size in less than a year.

9/5/2019

article The legend of ‘Prof Hoff’: OSU professor, YouTube star to speak at LexiCon
(Oklahoma) -- Shane Hoffman stood in front of his class of about 40 students as he told them he was going to be an honored guest at Stillwater’s LexiCon. He is...

9/4/2019

article CEC Vegas kicks off with 5 panels and nearly 20 eSports and casino industry experts
(Las Vegas) -- The Casino eSports Conference (CEC) Las Vegas 2019 kicks off today at the Luxor Hotel and Casino. The two-day event organized by Clarion Gaming, taking...

9/3/2019

article Ex-Village Roadshow chief digital officer launches gaming and esports entertainment venue
(Australia) -- Jon Satterley, ex-Village Roadshow chief digital officer and co-founder of Fortress Esports, has announced the launch of the largest video gaming and...
article Largest Esports Venue In Southern Hemisphere Coming To Melbourne
(Australia) -- Fortress Esports Pty Ltd, co-founded by Jon Satterley who was previously the Chief Digital Officer of Village Roadshow in Australia, has today announced...

8/29/2019

article esports is not a real sport - or is it?
(Germany) -- In Germany, esports has long struggled to gain recognition as an official sport. This isn't the case in many other countries, so why do German sports...

8/26/2019

article Six CS:GO Players Arrested in Australia Over Esports Match-Fixing Racket Face Ten Years in Prison
(Australia) -- Australian police have arrested six individuals on suspicion of deliberately throwing Counter Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) matches in an attempt to...

8/23/2019

article In South Korea’s hypercompetitive academia, esports gamers carve out larger niche
(South Korea) -- Lee Han-sae used to fight with his parents all the time. From the age of seven, he was more interested in playing video games than studying. Math and...

8/21/2019

article BOOK: Ninja’s first book isn’t literature — it’s a brand extension
(Internet) -- While I paged through Ninja’s first book — with its few words sandwiched between high-gloss promotional photos and charts — I got the...

8/20/2019

article Gamers risk health in bid to be eSports millionaires
(China) -- A record $33.5 million is up for grabs but professional eSports players like those competing in The International in Shanghai this week pay a physical price...

8/19/2019

article Game On: Building a Collegiate Esports Program from the Ground Up
(Internet) -- With global esports revenues expected to reach $1.1 billion this year, more and more colleges and universities are pressing start on competitive gaming...

8/13/2019

article The desert has officially been swept up in the esports explosion
(California) -- So I went to a sports bar at a desert casino last Wednesday. It was packed. There was a line to get in. Games were on the big screens. Beer and...
article Fake report sends SWAT to Fortnite World Champion Bugha's house
(USA) -- Kyle ‘Bugha’ Giersdorf is a US teenager who very recently became an entity known around the world. He won the solo segment of the Fortnite World Cup...

8/8/2019

article BLOG: Why Slot Games Are One of Twitch TV’s Most Viewed Categories
(Internet) -- If you were to take a glance at the Twitch homepage right now, you’d be surprised at the insane views of the popular games you know of—...

8/7/2019

article Funds Pour in as Investors Get a Glimpse of the eSports Industry's Potential
(New York) -- As prize pools for eSports tournaments continue to reach outrageous amounts, people are beginning to realize that eSports are here to stay. Following the...

8/5/2019

article GameDaily Connect USA: Chris Hopper, head of Riot Games NA esports, to talk the future of esports
(USA) -- Chris Hopper is a Riot Games veteran, and has spent almost 7 years enmeshed in the esports aspect of the studio’s premier title ⁠— League of Legends...
article Marietta College becomes founding member of Great Lakes Esports Conference
(Ohio) -- Marietta College recently became a founding member of the Great Lakes Esports Conference. The GLEC currently includes nine schools from Ohio and Indiana,...

8/2/2019

press release CEC Vegas 2019 announces latest speakers and networking activities
(Las Vegas) -- The upcoming Casino eSports Conference (CEC Vegas) 2019 is taking place between September 4-5 in Las Vegas at the Luxor Hotel & Casino. The CEC Vegas...
article Explainer: The economics of esports
(Worldwide) -- Ten years ago, few people believed that playing video games as a competitive professional sport could become a billion dollar industry. Yet this is...
article Ole Miss researching health implications of esports
(Mississippi) -- Love to hate gaming all you want, but the winner of the Fortnite World Cup earlier this month made more money ($3 million) than the winner of this year...

7/30/2019

article Agua Caliente Resort Casino Spa Rancho Mirage has started holding video game tournaments, and here’s how they work
(California) -- It isn’t the whirring, binging noises of slot machines that have attracted hundreds of people to 360 Sports at Agua Caliente Resort Casino Spa...

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