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Esports execs say don’t blame the games, blame U.S. gun laws

Esports organizers say don't blame the games. Executives at the Asian Games have expressed sympathy for the victims of the deadly shooting at a video game tournament in a Florida shopping mall. But Kenneth Fok, president of the Asian Electronic Sports Federation, said the shooting was more a reflection of U.S. gun laws than the gaming community.

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6/24/2019

article Las Vegas and Reno casinos are betting on Esports to draw Millennials
(Nevada) -- The light beam piercing the clouds above the Luxor for years beckoned tourists to a traditional casino landscape of slots, card tables and smoky corners of...

6/20/2019

article Magic Gaming Partners With Esport-Management for Pro-Am Series
(Florida) -- Orlando, Fla. has been abuzz with NBA 2k League activity lately. Less than a week after Orlando’s Full Sail University hosted “The Ticket,...
article Mexico's TV Azteca invests USD 5 mln in e-sports venture
(Mexico) -- Mexican broadcaster and content producer TV Azteca is set to launch the country’s first electronic sports channel after investing in Allied Esports...
article Wayne State plans to create e-sports club, build facility
(Virginia) -- Wayne State College is exploring esports — competitive online gaming — as a new club activity, and administrators hope to build a facility to...

6/15/2019

article Esports experts say US casino operators should enter the vertical to attract new gambler generations
(Atlantic City) -- Esports is considered as a wide-open market for forward-thinking casino operators, content providers and gamblers, according to a panel of experts who...
article Education secretary Betsy DeVos attends esports competition at Full Sail University
(Florida) -- U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos was in Winter Park on Thursday to catch the first round of the NBA 2K League’s tournament at Full Sail...

6/12/2019

article Esports and casino gaming set to 'collide,' experts say
(Atlantic City) -- The future of casino gaming is not coming — it is already here. Esports, or competitive video gaming, is a wide-open market for forward-thinking...

6/8/2019

article Linq’s Next Generation Casino
(Las Vegas) -- Caesars Entertainment shows off their “next generation casino and gaming environment” at the Linq in Las Vegas Friday, June 7, 2019. The...

6/4/2019

article Maryland’s eSports Act to Take Effect this Year
(Maryland) -- On April 30, 2019, Governor Larry Hogan approved the eSports Act, which provides legal recognition and regulation to Maryland eSports competitions....

6/3/2019

article Betting is esports’ biggest and most underappreciated opportunity
(USA) -- Betting is the single biggest opportunity in esports. It has uncapped upside and is one of the least encumbered by the video game publisher…but it’...

6/1/2019

article Esports poses additional challenge to states entering legalized sports betting
(Las Vegas) -- PROFESSIONAL wrestler Eddie Guerrero is credited with coining the phrase, “If you’re not cheating, you’re not trying.” That...

5/29/2019

article Esports broadcasting once borrowed from traditional sports — now it’s their future
(USA) -- When it comes to broadcasting major games, sports leagues are striking out with fans. While regular-season matchups draw in the usual crowd — including a...
article eSports Study Shows Fans Not Concerned About Match-Fixing
(Internet) -- Though the global eSports market is growing in leaps and bounds, it is still facing multiple challenges in being adopted by the US gambling market. The...
article Global Esports Popularity Give Gamer Companies Reason To Be Bullish
(Worldwide) -- Right now, somewhere in China, bulldozers and crane operators are building a new theme park. It’s not the latest Lionsgate Park you’ve read...

5/28/2019

press release Mike Tyson Takes on the Explosive Gaming World of eSports, taking a stake in F2K Gaming
(California) -- A larger than life legend whose legacy extends well beyond the ring, Mike Tyson has already conquered the physical world of sports: Now, he's getting...

5/21/2019

article Complexity Gaming opens fancy esports headquarters in Texas
(Texas) -- Complexity Gaming, one of North America’s oldest esports organizations, has opened the doors to its fancy new headquarters in Frisco Texas.

5/13/2019

article Unikrn launches new ways to wager on esports and streamer play
(Las Vegas) -- Unikrn is startup that enables gamers to bet on esports matches, and it’s launched Unikrn Virtual, a way to bet on esports matches around the clock...

5/12/2019

article Video games are changing the face of college sports. Could your kid win a scholarship?
(New Jersey) -- After an hour of play, the home team was deflated and reeling, wondering how they could perform so horribly under the bright lights at the Rutgers...

5/8/2019

article "Esports and sports betting are set to drive America’s biggest tech boom in 20 years"
(Massachusetts) -- Thought leaders, tech entrepreneurs, and next-generation businesses will come together at the first ICE North America, which will take place across...
article 'Cross government approach to grow the esports industry in Wales'
(UK) -- Dafydd Elis-Thomas, Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism, sets out the "significant investments made by the Welsh Government and its partners in...
press release Quick Take: Match-fixing in Esports
(Las Vegas) -- The arena brimmed with spectators. Each of the 17,000 seats were filled with fans eagerly watching the video game battle play out on the big screen....
article Report reveals the astonishing rise of esports
(Worldwide) -- Esports are very quickly rivalling some conventional sports in terms of viewing figures and prize money. Facts revealed by Carl Hibbert, associate...
article Why esports needs TV
(Worldwide) -- The Esports industry has grown into a serious player despite having very little coverage on traditional TV. There are a spattering of televised esports...

4/29/2019

article Bud Light to feature at esports events
(USA) -- Anheuser-Busch InBev (BUD +0.4%) inks a deal to make Bud Light the official beer of Activision Blizzard's Overwatch League. The beverage giant's deal...
article Here East: Building a home for esports in the UK
(UK) -- Situated between a flowing river and a seemingly endless field of green, you might mistake the setting for the middle of nowhere, but the picturesque Here East...
article More Milwaukee-Area Universities Are Adding Esports To The Lineup
(Wisconsin) -- There was plenty of sports action over the weekend, with the Milwaukee Bucks and the Brewers playing games. Another intense battle took place Sunday at...

4/28/2019

article 3-day college tournament helps Atlantic City make strides in esports market
(Atlantic City) -- It was Shaun Byrne’s first trip to Atlantic City over the weekend, but he didn’t come to gamble or relax on the beach. Byrne, of Windsor,...

4/27/2019

article Esports weekend begins in Boardwalk Hall
(Atlantic City) -- Atlantic City may soon become a regular esports destination. At least, that’s the potential the city may have after hosting the 10th annual...

4/23/2019

article Esports Heads To A.C. As Legalized Betting For Gaming Considered
(Atlantic City) -- Anthony Gaud likens the current environment for eSports in the U.S. to a period in the late-19th century rife with uncertainty for American baseball....

4/15/2019

article ESL One Mumbai can help Indian's esports status - Redeye
(India) -- Paul "Redeye" Chaloner believes India is one of the countries "on the cusp" of being regarded as a great esports nation and that...

4/6/2019

article Esports debuts at broadcasting convention in Las Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- Esports will make its debut at the National Association of Broadcasters Show this year as its burgeoning growth heralds a new revenue stream for the...

3/28/2019

article Drake invests in esports betting startup Players’ Lounge
(Internet) -- Drake’s latest collaboration isn’t with Kanye or Kendrick, it’s with Marissa Mayer. The rap superstar has joined a bevy of Silicon Valley...

3/26/2019

article Comcast to Open $50 Million Video Gaming Arena in Philadelphia
(Pennsylvania) -- Another sporting arena is set to break ground in the City of Brotherly Love this summer, but this one is sure to attract a different type of crowd than...

3/25/2019

article New Philadelphia arena could have impact on esports in Atlantic City
(Atlantic City) -- The promise of a permanent home for a major esports team in Philadelphia reflects the growing popularity of professional esports on the East Coast,...
article How Esports Organizations Make Money
(Worldwide) -- As major esports organizations close massive funding rounds worth tens of millions of dollars, a lot of focus has been on the money entering esports. The...

3/20/2019

article West Hawaii schools join 20 others across state in creation of esports league
(Hawaii) -- Player Big Island has entered the game. Schools across the state of Hawaii are throwing their headsets into the esports arena, and the Big Island is leading...
article What Do Axe Throwing And Esports Have In Common? They Make For Good Mall Tenants
(USA) -- At the risk of aging myself, back in my day darts or pool were games played in the shadows – in seedy pubs where you were as likely to stick to the floor...

3/19/2019

press release Spectrum Esports Advisors to address gaming conferences nationwide in 2019
(USA) -- Spectrum Esports Advisors (SeA), formed in 2018, has taken on a leading role in identifying opportunities, as well as regulatory and other challenges that...

3/15/2019

article Snoop Dogg launches his own esports league
(California) -- Many of you may know Snoop Dogg for his rap career, but the rapper from Long Beach, CA is also an avid gamer. Having shown a huge love for the Madden NFL...

3/14/2019

article First Apex Legends “path to pro” esports scholarship program in US established in Massachusetts
(Massachusetts) -- Becker College in Massachusetts unveiled the nation’s first “path-to-pro” esports scholarship in the country for Apex Legends in a...
article Research: Esports digital ad revenue headed for $200M/year
(New York) -- A new report projects esports digital ad revenues will zip past the $200M/year barrier next year, with 25% growth forecast for this year.

3/13/2019

article Esports: Can New Jersey be a contender?
(New Jersey) -- State lawmakers don't know much yet about the increasingly popular world of competitive video gaming, a.k.a. esports, but they know New Jersey should...
article ESPN Announces The Collegiate Esports Championship for 2019
(New York) -- While esports had existed in some manner for a long time, the space has experienced an explosion in popularity and exposure within the last few years....

3/12/2019

article Winners.bet boosts its performance with BetConstruct’s Esports
(USA) -- BetConstruct has signed a deal to provide Winners.bet with esports offering and Odds Feed Service.The software developer shares constant growth and improvement...

3/9/2019

article University adds competitive video gaming
(New Jersey) -- The days of college athletics being defined by the swinging of a bat or throwing of a ball are over. Students bustle inside a repurposed computer lab on...

2/28/2019

article Esports gaming festival, conference coming to OSU
(Oklahoma) -- Calling all video game players in the Stillwater area – Oklahoma State University will be hosting a tournament next week. The OSU Spears School of...

2/27/2019

press release OSU hosting Tribal Esports Conference and Gaming Festival
(Oklahoma) -- Esports is growing in popularity with competitive gamers of all ages and has led to Oklahoma State University’s Spears School of Business hosting the...

2/13/2019

article Esports market expected to surpass $1 billion globally in 2019
(Worldwide) -- The global esports market is expected to surpass $1 billion this year — a 27% increase from last year — thanks to the explosive growth of...

2/9/2019

article Unikrn Video Game Betting Platform CEO Talks About Surviving the ICO Bubble and eSports Future
(Nevada) -- Cryptocurrencies have long been seen as an alternative to the regular banking system. It is also seen as the perfect digital playground for more niche ideas...

2/8/2019

article Bare walls, little furniture and big dreams: A year inside D.C.’s esports house
(Washington D.C.) -- In most regards, the new Zillow rental listing boasting a “marble masterpiece” for $6,000 a month in upper Northwest Washington, D.C.,...

2/7/2019

article Esports experts urge game publishers to engage with gambling industry
(London) -- Establishing a dialogue with game publishers will be integral to scaling eSports in the U.S, according to panelists speaking at ICE London Wednesday. The...

2/2/2019

article Casino esports startup Gamblit Gaming lays off unknown number of workers
(California) -- Gamblit Gaming, which helps casinos improve revenue by making cash-prize gambling video games, has laid off an unspecified number of people. A source...

1/27/2019

article Esports is sweeping the nation and Connecticut high schools are the latest groups to join in
(Connecticut) -- Four years ago, Manchester High School teacher Sam Warner could never have imagined he’d be coaching the group of students that he does in a...

1/24/2019

press release Dojo Madness and Sportradar launch joint esports venture
(Internet) -- Esports big data company Dojo Madness and sports data specialists Sportradar have announced the launch of Bayes Esports Solutions. A joint venture, it...

1/21/2019

article Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, video games, and the new online town square
(Washington D.C.) -- Over the weekend, tens of thousands of people—including one sitting US Congressperson—gathered online to watch a marathon stream of...

1/16/2019

article E-sports online betting to hit US$12.9 billion in 2020 – fastest-growing trend in global sports gambling, says research report
(Worldwide) -- Wagering on e-sports is the fastest-growing betting trend in sports gambling with punters around the world expected to bet up to US$12.9 billion on gaming...

1/15/2019

press release GameWorks extends its esports offering
(USA) -- FEC chain GameWorks is expanding its operation of esports facilities with four more lounges in its locations in the US. GameWorks already has lounges in Las...

1/11/2019

article Esports Programs Start to Pop Up in K–12 Schools
(California) -- Athletes at Mission Viejo High School in California huddle after their matches, pushing each other to improve. “The kids will say, ‘We need...
article Esports makes its way to Indiana
(Indiana) -- Esports is growing--spreading like wildfire throughout the country. That's why Scott Wise, co-founder of Player One Sports in Carmel, says it was about...
article Misericordia University in Dallas adds esports to athletics department this fall
(Pennsylvania) -- The Misericordia University Athletics Department in Dallas is introducing esports as a coed varsity activity beginning with the fall semester.
article Super League Gaming IPO: The Future Of Esports?
(Wall Street) -- Super League Gaming (SLGG), an esports company founded in 2014, has filed for a small IPO which indicates the growing popularity of esports. The Esports...
article Tencent and Riot Games Create Joint Chinese Esports Venture: TJ Sports
(China) -- Tencent and Riot Games establish a joint venture in Shanghai: TJ Sports, which will initially focus on all League of Legends esports business in China,...
article Gaming café chain, Waynoo, set to open largest public esports studio in UK this month
(UK) -- Waynoo, the largest gaming café chain in Asia, is set to open the largest esports studio in the United Kingdom at the end of the month in London. According to a...

12/28/2018

article Lyle Berman bets on esports gaming
(Minnesota) -- Lyle Berman, the co-founder of Grand Casinos Inc., is getting into esports gaming, the fast-growing industry focused on multiplayer video games played...

12/27/2018

article Casino industry veteran Lyle Berman bets on esports gaming company
(Minnesota) -- Lyle Berman, a legendary Minnesota businessman and a member of the American Gaming Association's Gaming Hall of Fame, is getting into the emerging...

12/23/2018

article Hudson Valley Gamer Con receives $152K grant
(New York) -- Ahead of the first-ever Hudson Valley Gamer Con, the event was awarded a $152,000 grant through the 2018 Regional Economic Development Council. Officials...

12/22/2018

article The Esports Game
(Las Vegas) -- It is no secret at this point that video gaming—and its more recent ideation esports—has become a force to be reckoned with among the...
article Women of Esports: Cloud9’s VP of Marketing, Eunice Chen
(Internet) -- Esports events can be hectic. There are people everywhere, in-game sounds and caster commentary blare from the speakers, crowds cheer or boo or bang...

12/21/2018

article Dana Hustedt hopes to reap what she has sowed
(Iowa) -- The entrance to the Grand View University esports arena is easy to miss. It's down a staircase, sort of hidden behind a shrub, that leads to a lower level...

12/18/2018

article CRDA backs esports events in Atlantic City with $700,000
(Atlantic City) -- The Casino Reinvestment Development Authority is betting that esports will bring millennials and other young people to the resort well into the future...
article Why esports is becoming a bigger part of the Australian sporting calendar
(Australia) -- You’ve probably read somewhere over the years that esports is “the next big thing” in the sporting world. That’s simply not true...

12/14/2018

article Global law firm opens video game, esports division
(Las Vegas) -- The Greenberg Traurig global law practice has formed a division dedicated to video game and esports law, the company announced Tuesday. The new video game...

12/11/2018

article Inside the Campaign to Make Atlantic City an Esports Hub
(Atlantic City) -- Once branded as “America’s Favorite Playground,” Atlantic City, New Jersey is famed for its casinos and entertainment offerings. In...
article Japan's esports market valued at $42 million: report
(Japan) -- Japan's esports market grew to 4.8 billion yen (about $42.5 million) this year, marking a 13-fold increase from last year, gaming industry publisher...
article Competitive esports program coming to Cornell College
(Iowa) -- Cornell College in Mount Vernon is the latest college to getting swept up by the E-sports trend. That's competitive video gaming. They're looking for...

12/10/2018

press release Dallas lawyers to lead video game and esports group at international firm
(Texas) -- Two Dallas lawyers will head a new group at Greenberg Traurig, LLP focused on video games and esports. Steve Walkowiak and P. William Stark, both litigation...

12/8/2018

article Olympic leaders cool to the idea of adding video games to their Games
(Switzerland) -- How far will Olympic leaders go to attract a younger audience? For now, at least, they seem to be drawing the line at video games. Not long after...

12/6/2018

article Brands Are Disregarding Women in Esports. Here’s How to Create More Inclusive Strategies (reg req)
(Internet) -- Everyone knows there’s a gender gap in esports when it comes to female pro players on the biggest stages, but are we neglecting a bigger and more...
article Esports fans watched 190 million hours of major tourneys in LoL, Overwatch, CS:GO, and Dota 2 in 2018
(Worldwide) -- Tournaments in League of Legends, Overwatch, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, and Dota 2 had another banner year in terms of viewership, according to a...
article NASCAR to Launch First Esports League With 'NASCAR Heat 3'
(USA) -- NASCAR has put a toe into the world of esports already, hosting a NASCAR Heat 3 tournament earlier this year. But the league announced today it plans to go all-...

12/4/2018

article Canada Shakes Up The Esports Industry
(Canada) -- Although Canada has been stepping it up in terms of getting more recognition in esports, its infrastructure to facilitate it is not as advanced as the states...
article Filipino banned from China eSports tournament over alleged racism
(Worldwide) -- A professional Philippine eSports player was banned on Tuesday from a million-dollar tournament in China, embroiling the world of competitive gaming in...

12/3/2018

article Blizzard signs merchandise deal with Fanatics
(California) -- Activision Blizzard has signed a multi-year global licensing deal with online sports retailer Fanatics to be the exclusive home for Overwatch League...
article Fanatics Will Roll Out Esports Apparel as Genre Goes Mainstream
(California) -- Fanatics Inc., the world’s largest seller of licensed sports apparel, is branching out into competitive video gaming, a bet that esports is...
article Washington Overwatch League team reveals name, logo
(Washington D.C.) -- Washington's new esports team in the Overwatch League is out to bring justice to the District. The team announced its new name and logo, the...

11/30/2018

article Catching up with esports
(Worldwide) -- Ten years ago, the idea that millions of people across the world would tune in to watch others play Call of Duty or Street Fighter for cash prizes may...

11/24/2018

article ESIC Not Sure about Unikrn’s Skill-Based Gambling
(Internet) -- Esports Integrity Coalition (ESIC) commissioner Ian Smith thinks that it’s well beyond the remit of the ESIC to be monitoring the entire industry, as...
article Esports Stadium Arlington Opens With Sold-Out Crowd At Inaugural Event
(Texas) -- The largest venue dedicated to esports in North America opened its doors this weekend in Arlington, drawing a sold-out crowd at its augural event. The city...

11/21/2018

article Esports integrity chief concerned about Fortnite gambling
(Las Vegas) -- The commissioner of the Esports Integrity Coalition says skill-based betting on battle royale games like Fortnite and PlayerUnknown's Battleground...

11/20/2018

article Despite low attendance, inaugural esports event gives a preview of D.C.’s gaming potential
(Washington D.C.) -- Congress Height’s new state-of-the-art Entertainment and Sports Arena rocked with a rambunctious, concert-like atmosphere last weekend....

11/19/2018

article Jerry Jones’ Esports Group CompLexity Gaming Partners With WinStar World Casino
(Oklahoma) -- Esports organization compLexity Gaming has announced a partnership with WinStar World Casino and Resort, making WinStar the exclusive casino of compLexity...

11/18/2018

article Complexity Gaming partners with WinStar
(Oklahoma) -- Leading esports organization, Complexity Gaming, has partnered with Chickasaw Nation-owned and operated WinStar World Casino and Resort. The recently-inked...

11/17/2018

article Complexity scores esports first with Winstar official sponsorship deal
(Oklahoma) -- Complexity Gaming, one of North America’s longest standing esports organizations, has announced an official partnership with WinStar World Casino and...

11/16/2018

article Luxor arena gets new name: HyperX Esports Arena Las Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- A California computer technology company that specializes in memory devices has won the naming rights to the esports arena at Luxor. Fountain Valley,...
article An esports battle erupts in Toronto over the use of the city in a team name
(Toronto) -- A Toronto-based esports team is calling foul after being asked to stop using “Toronto” in its name. As Toronto Defiant — the newest team...

11/7/2018

article BLOG: Handling Stress in a High-Performance Industry, with Henrik Hansing
(Worldwide) -- Esports has had a positive impact on the image of “the gamer”. The intense training and high pressure easily seen at competitions has reshaped...
article Promoter to pour $50 million into new esports competitions
(Singapore) -- It's no secret that Asia is the fastest-growing esports market. And now, One Championship wants a slice of the pie. The Singapore-based martial arts...
article Waves eGaming set to open esports facility in Toronto
(Ontario) -- Waves eGaming is poised to launch a dedicated esports facility in Toronto, Canada on November 15th. The Toronto-based company has raised almost $1 million...

11/5/2018

article D.C. Is Betting Big On Esports. What Will It Take To Pay Off?
(Washington D.C.) -- The future of sports is thousands of people in an arena watching video games on a big screen. Really. It’s happening in cities around the...

11/3/2018

article How esports, gambling, and sports betting are converging
(Las Vegas) -- In May, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a federal law that prohibited states from legalizing betting on professional and collegiate sporting events....
article Video Games Are a Waste of Time? Not for Those With E-sports Scholarships
(New York) -- Behind a glass partition at the Microsoft store at the Roosevelt Field Mall on Long Island, 10 teenage boys settled into seats in a rectangular formation....
article Esports comes to Lehigh Valley colleges, pushing gaming to a bigger arena
(Pennsylvania) -- As a child, Andrew Padilla spent hours trying to rescue Princess Peach, a damsel often in distress in the Super Mario Galaxy. With his brothers and...
article McDonald’s ends football sponsorship for eSports
(Germany) -- US fast food giant McDonald’s announced yesterday it was ending a 15-year partnership with the German national football team to concentrate on eSports. The...

11/2/2018

article Team USA eliminated from Overwatch World Cup by Team UK
(UK) -- Team United Kingdom eliminated Team USA from the Overwatch World Cup finals at BlizzCon today with a 3-1 victory, advancing to the semifinals in the process. The...

11/1/2018

article Esports Is Getting Bigger Every Year — So Where Are All The Women?
(Worldwide) -- The first esports event Sabrina Wong ever attended was MLG Anaheim 2014. The competition was an important one for fans of Nintendo’s “Super...

10/31/2018

article Indian American Rahul Sood’s Live-betting Esports Platform Unikrn Receives Isle of Man License
(Isle of Man) -- The live-betting esports platform Unikrn had its wagering license approved by the Isle of Man Oct. 23, clearing the way for users to legally gamble on...

10/28/2018

article Esports betting platform gets license for video game gambling
(Las Vegas) -- Video gamers in the United States and elsewhere will soon be able to bet on themselves. The live-betting esports platform Unikrn had its wagering license...
article Pro ‘CS:GO’ Player ‘Forsaken’ Receives Five-Year Ban For Cheating
(India) -- The Esports Integrity Coalition (ESIC) issued a five-year ban to professional “Counter-Strike: Global Offensive” player Nikhil “Forsaken...

10/27/2018

article NBA legend Michael Jordan makes his foray into eSports
(California) -- Michael Jordan is backing an eSports startup, the first foray by the legend of traditional sports into the burgeoning industry. The basketball Hall of...
article Fortnite developer Epic Games raises $1.25bn from KKR
(Wall Street) -- The developer of online gaming free-for-all Fortnite has raised $1.25bn (£1bn) from private equity backers as it looks to expand into esports and live...

10/26/2018

article Atlantic City busts big eSports move
(Atlantic City) -- The Jersey Shore could be going high-tech in its latest attempt at re-invention. Atlantic City used to be all about the gambling. The New Jersey city...

10/25/2018

article Michael Jordan jumps into e-sports, joining Team Liquid ownership group
(California) -- Basketball legend Michael Jordan will invest in the Los Angeles-based e-sports ownership group aXiomatic Gaming, pushing his business empire into the...
article Why The Intersection Of Music And Esports Is Bigger Business Than Ever
(USA) -- On Tuesday, Drake and Scooter Braun continued their reign as influential trendsetters in the music business when they announced an investment in 100 Thieves,...

10/24/2018

article Esports Gets Legalized Sports Gambling
(Las Vegas) -- Unikrn, a company that wants to fuse esports wagering with blockchain, had its wagering license approved by the Isle of Man on Tuesday, according to the...
article Esports’ 100 mn dollar companies, Forbes releases top of the tops list
(Worldwide) -- The business of Esports is flourishing. Nine of the top 12 Esports companies listed by Forbes are valued above $100 million each.
article Drake and Scooter Braun Become Co-Owners of Esports Company 100 Thieves
(California) -- It's no secret that Drake is an avid gamer. Back in March, he helped obliterate the Twitch viewer record while playing Fortnite with Travis Scott,...
article Malta aims to become esports hub in 2019
(Malta) -- The Government of Malta has revealed in its 2019 budget that it will be looking to make the island nation the next great hub in the esports industry.

10/23/2018

article Esport betting platform gets license for video game gambling
(UK) -- Video gamers in the United States and elsewhere will soon be able to bet on themselves. The live-betting esports platform Unikrn had its wagering license...
article Unikrn gets gambling license for crypto-based betting on esports and games
(UK) -- Unikrn is out to fuse real-money betting on esports and games with cryptocurrency and blockchain technologies. And it is taking a big step today after four years...
article Drake And Scooter Braun Invest In Esports Company 100 Thieves
(California) -- In November 2017, former professional gamer Matt “Nadeshot” Haag took to his YouTube channel to announce that his apparel company, 100...
article Drake Buys Ownership Stake into Nadeshot's Esports Brand 100 Thieves
(California) -- Music superstar Drake has purchased an ownership stake in the esports organization 100 Thieves. On Tuesday, 100T founder Matthew "Nadeshot"...

10/21/2018

article Watch a Counter-Strike pro get caught cheating during a major esports tournament
(China) -- A professional Counter-Strike: Global Offensive player was caught cheating — in a moment captured on Twitter video — which disqualified his team...
article First law firm in Canada focusing on eSports opens in Toronto
(Toronto) -- In the world of eSports, careers are made in a matter of months. Almost anyone, though often young people, with a computer and the skills to play these...

10/20/2018

article Atlantic City Hopes to Become East Coast Center for Esports Competition
(Atlantic City) -- Atlantic City is hoping that it can attract millennials to its casinos by becoming the hub for esports competitions on the East Coast, with several...

10/19/2018

article Esports firm wants to bring more tournaments to A.C.
(Atlantic City) -- An esports consulting company is working with the state Casino Reinvestment Development Authority to bring multiple video game tournaments to the city...

10/18/2018

article Atlantic City's new Call of Duty: Dominate esports tourneys
(Atlantic City) -- Atlantic City's new Call Of Duty is this: To become the East Coast center of competitive video game tournaments, also known as esports. The...

10/14/2018

article Houston look to expand esports presence in China
(Texas) -- The NBA’s Houston Rockets have ramped up their presence in the esports sector, as they formalise their partnership with Chinese online entertainment...

10/11/2018

article Search for Las Vegas’ Fastest Gamer Ends at G2E 2018
(Las Vegas) -- Toronto-based esports organizer Millennial Esports brought their Gear.Club racing simulator experience to this year’s Global Gaming Expo, looking,...

10/7/2018

press release Singtel Group gears up to boost gaming and e-sports
(Singapore) -- They will boost high quality local, regional, and global esports competitions across SEA, Australia, and India.

10/3/2018

article Ohio State announces campus-wide esports initiative
(Ohio) -- Ohio State announced plans for a comprehensive esports initiative that will include a state-of-the-art esports arena, esports-specific majors and research...

10/1/2018

article NBA 2K League chief: Global scale will be key to making money in esports
(Worldwide) -- The inaugural season of the NBA 2K League was a success by most measures. When it culminated in August, the esports series had more than 152 million video...

9/23/2018

article Soccer game paused as fans launch protest against esports
(Switzerland) -- Soccer fans in Switzerland held up play by throwing tennis balls and games consoles on the field in an unusual protest against esports on Sunday. The...

9/18/2018

article Skillz hits $400 million revenue run rate with mobile esports platform
(California) -- Skillz has grown its mobile esports at an accelerated rate this year, as the company announced its revenue rate has grown to $400 million in August,...

9/14/2018

article Overwatch Bets Gaming Fans Will Cheer for the Home Team to Save the World
(Massachusetts) -- Jay Goldthwaite had never felt passion for a Boston sports team, no matter how often his neighbors’ cheers pierced the walls of his condo during...

9/13/2018

article New business draws eSports competitors in East Valley
(Arizona) -- As eSports, the world of competitive video gaming, continues to go mainstream, Valley businesses are jumping in on the action. Pure eSports in Gilbert has...

9/10/2018

article $1M Rocket League World Championship Coming to Las Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- Rocket League developer Psyonix has revealed that the finals of its sixth season of esports competition will be held at the 9.5K-seat Orleans Arena in Las...

9/9/2018

article 21st Century fox invests $100 million into new esports content platform
(Australia) -- Esports continues to draw investments from non-endemics around the globe, as 21st Century fox makes a significant $100 million investment into the...
article Riot exec tells esports fans he’s going to keep spending
(North America) -- The head of North American esports operations for Riot Games has a message for concerned League of Legends fans: “We’re not cutting budget...

9/8/2018

article Esports video gaming finals meet in real life this weekend in New York
(New York) -- The Overwatch League competes in real life, and in real time, for the Grand Finals this weekend in. “Tonight we‘re going to be live for the...

9/7/2018

article Esports experts suggest casinos host professional and amateur tournaments to bring in visitors
(Las Vegas) -- From community tournaments with amateurs to large professional tournaments that can fill arenas, casinos across the country can profit from esports. That...

9/6/2018

article Fox Invests $100 Million in Social Streaming Platform Caffeine
(Internet) -- Caffeine, the social live streaming platform emerging as a rival to Twitch, has received a $100 million investment from 21st Century Fox as part of the...
article What new Homeland Security policies mean for the esports industry
(USA) -- As a diverse international community, crossing borders and navigating immigration laws has always been a major issue in the esports industry. The current U.S....

9/5/2018

article Making A Difference In Esports: An Interview With Stephanie Harvey
(Internet) -- While the video gaming industry has gone through some major changes over the years, the competitive esports scene is still led by male players. However, it...

9/4/2018

article Dive into esports at Ad Age Next with Twitch, Activision Blizzard and more
(New York) -- The white-hot business of esports will be a focus when Ad Age Next, our biggest event of the year, convenes at New World Stages in New York this Nov. 13...
article Esports is SNHU's Newest Varsity Team
(New Hampshire) -- Sultan Akhter is an athlete, but he doesn't play centerfield or shortstop. He doesn't catch a ball or block for a running back. He doesn't...
article Esports will never be in Olympics because video games ‘promote violence and discrimination’ says IOC chief
(Worldwide) -- Esports are a multi-billion dollar industry with more fans around the globe than many Olympic sports - but that's not enough to get them into the...
article Olympics chief rules out violent e-sports
(Worldwide) -- Thomas Bach, the president of the International Olympic Committee, has voiced his opposition to including violent e-sports among the sports contested at...
article JFA to co-host inaugural esports tournament at 2019 National Sports Festival
(Japan) -- The Japan Football Association has taken its biggest step yet in the country’s burgeoning esports scene, joining the Japan Esports Union as co-host of...

9/3/2018

article IOC uses silly excuse that esports are too violent for the Olympics
(Worldwide) -- It looks like violence in video games is still the big hurdle to bringing esports to the Olympics. In a wide-ranging interview with the Associated Press...

9/2/2018

article Legalized gambling could have major implications for esports
(USA) -- On May 14, the United States Supreme Court struck down a federal law that prohibited states from legalizing betting on professional and collegiate sporting...
article THE ONION: So-Called Professional Gamer Not Even Racist
(California) -- Expressing bewilderment after sitting through his four-hour livestream “for nothing,” chat room viewers nationwide overwhelmingly said they...

9/1/2018

article Bach: No Olympic future for esports until ‘violence’ removed
(Indonesia) -- International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach isn’t certain if, or when, esports might be incorporated into the Olympic Games. But he was...

8/30/2018

article Jacksonville shooting survivor files lawsuit: 'We shouldn't have to worry'
(Florida) -- Jacob Mitich had made it to Round Two of the Madden NFL 19 tournament in Jacksonville, and had almost scored a touchdown when the shots rang out. Vaulting...

8/29/2018

article Esports execs say don’t blame the games, blame U.S. gun laws
(USA) -- Esports organizers say don't blame the games. Executives at the Asian Games have expressed sympathy for the victims of the deadly shooting at a video game...
article Esports Organizers Criticize USA Gun Laws After Shooting at Madden 19 Tournament
(Florida) -- Esports executives criticized United States gun laws following Sunday's shooting in Jacksonville during a Madden 19 tournament. Per John Pye of the...
article Security a priority for Las Vegas esports venues after Florida shooting
(Las Vegas) -- A Las Vegas esports venue is reviewing its security protocols following the deadly mass shooting last weekend at a gaming tournament in Florida.

8/28/2018

article Electronic Arts Cancels Remaining Madden Qualifiers After Shooting Tragedy
(Florida) -- Madden NFL developer Electronic Arts has cancelled the three remaining Madden NFL 19 Classic qualifiers, following a mass shooting that occurred during the...
article Jacksonville shooting prompts cancellation of three remaining Madden Classic events
(Florida) -- Software publisher Electronic Arts has canceled the remaining three qualifying events for its Madden Classic esports tournament following the deaths of two...
article Mass Shooting at Esports Event Raises Calls for More Security
(USA) -- A champion gamer’s decision to open fire Sunday afternoon during a video competition – killing two people and wounding nine others before killing...
article Video game addiction concerns rise with popularity of eSports
(USA) -- ESports gained a negative spotlight Sunday after a deadly shooting in Jacksonville, Florida, allegedly perpetrated by "Madden" player David Katz,...
article Kennesaw eSports to partner with Twitch student program
(Georgia) -- Representatives from Twitch spoke with Kennesaw eSports in August about bringing their student program to the southeast region of the U.S. and to Kennesaw...

8/27/2018

article Attention on security as video gamers work toward Las Vegas event
(Las Vegas) -- A champion gamer’s decision to open fire Sunday afternoon during a video competition — killing two people and wounding nine others before...
article Madden Esports Tournament Shooting Thrusts Competitive Video Gaming Into Mainstream News, Leaves Two Victims Dead
(Las Vegas) -- A Madden 19 esports tournament in Jacksonville, Florida, ended in tragedy on Sunday after a disgruntled player and former event champion killed two people...
article Shooting in Jacksonville unnerves the close-knit 'Madden' community
(Florida) -- “Madden NFL” is a popular video game series, but its hardcore devotees are more than just gamers. It was the close-knit online community of...

8/26/2018

article 4 dead, 11 shot in mass shooting at Florida video game tournament, reports say
(Florida) -- Four people are dead and 11 wounded after a shooting Sunday morning at a video game tournament in Jacksonville, according to reports. The Jacksonville...
article Jacksonville shooting suspect identified as David Katz, gamer who had lost in Madden NFL tournament
(Florida) -- The gunman who opened fire at a busy Jacksonville, Fla., pizzeria during a video game competition — killing two gamers and wounding up to nine others...
article Shooting suspect at Fla. video-game event killed at least 2 people before taking his own life. He’s believed to be from Baltimore.
(Florida) -- At least three people are dead and 11 are injured after a gunman opened fire Sunday afternoon during a video game tournament in Florida that drew...
article EA Responds to Shooting at Madden Tournament
(USA) -- The shooting took place at an EA sanctioned event that was part of the Madden Championship Series. Multiple fatalities have been confirmed by the Jacksonville...
article University of Akron aims to build world's largest esports facility, and more esports news
(Ohio) -- There's a new esports music label in town, and the University of Akron wants to build the world's largest esports facility for students and compatible...

8/24/2018

article Esports turns former niche hobby into $25M battle royale
(Vancouver) -- When thousands of fans pack Rogers Arena this weekend, it won't be for a hockey game or rock star. The crowd will cheer professional video gamers as...
article Popular CS:GO YouTuber Trevor ‘McSkillet’ Heitmann killed in car crash, officials confirm
(California) -- Trevor “McSkillet” Heitmann, a popular Counter Strike: Global Offensive player and YouTube creator, is dead following a multi-car collision...

8/22/2018

article You can bet on it: Esports wagering a growing hit with gamers and gamblers
(British Columbia) -- There's a certain career gamble for most executives who up and leave a job at a powerhouse company like Microsoft. So it's perhaps not...

8/19/2018

article Investor sues esports gambling startup Unikrn, alleging securities violation
(Washington) -- Seattle-based esports gambling startup Unikrn -- which is backed by the likes of Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban and Ashton Kutcher -- is being sued by...

8/16/2018

article Upcoming Casino Esport Conference Luring Las Vegas Industry Execs Looking for Ways to Cash In, But a Few Roadblocks Remain
(Las Vegas) -- Early fall’s Casino Esport Conference coming to Las Vegas — coming into town for the second year on September 5 and 6 — will pull in...
article University of Akron says it has the most esports-dedicated space of any school worldwide
(Ohio) -- The University of Akron will have more space dedicated to esports than any other university in the world, beginning in October, officials claim. UA announced...

8/15/2018

article Expert calls for eSports industry to embrace gambling after leading publisher Valve demands ban on betting sponsorships
(Washington) -- Leading eSports publisher Valve has instructed professional Dota 2 teams competing in next month’s The International 8 to stop accepting...
article How Blizzard Helped Pioneer Esports Without Realizing It
(Worldwide) -- The Barclays Center hosted a new set of athletes in July: two dozen people playing Overwatch. More than 10,000 fans of Blizzard Entertainment’s...
article Expert calls for eSports industry to embrace gambling after leading publisher Valve demands ban on betting sponsorships
(Internet) -- Leading eSports publisher Valve has instructed professional Dota 2 teams competing in next month’s The International 8 to stop accepting sponsorships...

8/14/2018

article Valve wants TI8 teams to turn down gambling sponsorships
(Washington) -- As the top teams in Dota 2 gear up for the biggest tournament of the year, the game’s developer has laid out some changes for the professional...

8/13/2018

article Ninja addresses controversy over Polygon interview and his stance on streaming with women
(Internet) -- Tyler "Ninja" Blevins is addressing critics on Twitter who are accusing him of sexism toward women on Twitch.

8/11/2018

article Can This Man Make His Video Gaming Team a $1 Billion Business?
(California) -- Jack Etienne had reinvented himself. He’d gone from an eager photocopier salesman with an obsessive evening-and-weekends video game habit to the...
article She's got game
(China) -- Male consumers might still dominate the Chinese gaming market, but the tides are slowly changing as an increasing number of developers are now targeting the...

8/9/2018

article McLaren Shadow announces new F1 Esports Series team
(Worldwide) -- McLaren Shadow F1 Esports Team announced its new line-up for 2018 and a partnership with Team Redline. The new team will compete in the upcoming F1...

8/8/2018

article Overwatch League drew in 10.8 million viewers, according to Blizzard
(Worldwide) -- The Overwatch League grand finals brought in 10.8 million viewers over a span of two days, according to Blizzard. Only seven maps were played throughout...

8/4/2018

article SOOD: Esports legitimizes itself — it doesn’t need the Olympics
(Washington) -- When table tennis was added to the Olympic Games in 1988, its proponents had spent 57 years pushing for its inclusion. But what may surprise you is that...

7/30/2018

article Fortnite’s grand e-sports plans are off to a shaky start
(Internet) -- When Epic Games announced that it would be investing a hefty $100 million in Fortnite e-sports and launch a competitive world cup for the game, there was a...
article Activision Blizzard holds first-ever Overwatch League Grand Finals
(New York) -- A shower of confetti marked not only the crowning moment for the Overwatch League's first-ever Grand Finals champions, the London Spitfire, but also...

7/26/2018

article Hyperplay Need To Know: Here’s Why Esports Are the Next Big Thing in Entertainment
(Asia) -- Hyperplay, the first-ever ASEAN esports and music festival, is happening on August 4–5, 2018 at Singapore Indoor Stadium. We've told you all about...

7/25/2018

article Match Fixing Remains A Threat To Esports Community
(USA) -- The biggest threat to continued success for the esports industry is match fixing. A total of 78% of respondents to a recently conducted survey view match fixing...

7/24/2018

article New national sports association created to cater to esports
(Philippines) -- Given the rapid boom of esports in the Philippines, one question that has constantly been raised by gamers and fans is if it can be included in...

7/23/2018

article Former eBay, HP Chief Whitman Invests in Esports Startup
(California) -- Meg Whitman, the former chief executive of eBay Inc. and Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co. , is jumping into esports, the burgeoning business of...
article Olympics officials take baby steps toward recognizing eSports
(Worldwide) -- Officials from the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and Global Association of International Sports Federations (GAISF) just convened to discuss how,...

7/17/2018

article ESPN to broadcast an eSports competition with a $1.4M prize
(USA) -- Sports fans usually gather for baseball games or tennis matches, but next weekend in Brooklyn, New York, 20,000 fans will be cheering on video gamers. It will...

7/16/2018

article Properties on Las Vegas Strip switch some things up to cater to millennials
(Las Vegas) -- Millenials are taking over Las Vegas: The 20 to 30 years old age bracket made up the largest age demographic of visitors last year. With that said,...

7/13/2018

article Gaming at The Wall in Las Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- Esports is growing at a rapid pace. Tournaments are popping up left and right, and complete games are dedicated to the esports community. Thus, it should...

7/11/2018

article The next big 'Fortnite' eSports event is an $8 million, 8-week tourney
(Worldwide) -- Epic's Fortnite eSports initiatives are continuing beyond the recent Pro-Am charity tournament. The studio has unveiled a Summer Skirmish series that...
article ESPN secures Overwatch League broadcast rights, continuing esports’ mainstream surge
(Internet) -- ESPN, Disney XD and the game’s publisher, Blizzard Entertainment, made the announcement Wednesday in a joint release. Terms of the agreement were not...
article NHL Commissioner discusses future plans for esports
(USA) -- The National Hockey League is seemingly moving forward with plans for an esports structure surrounding the EA game franchise in the coming year, according to an...
article Esports on ESPN: Overwatch championship to air in prime time
(New York) -- Esports are coming to ESPN. The network will air the inaugural Overwatch League Grand Finals in prime time this month as part of a multiyear agreement to...
article Esports should follow skateboarding’s lead to going mainstream
(New York) -- If esports wants to make it big, and I mean really big — “your colleagues talking about at work” big — it needs a Tony Hawk. Here...

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