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Exclusive: New Jersey operators granted permission to take first esports bets

New Jersey operators have been granted permission to take bets on esports for the first time, EGR can reveal. In an email sent to locally-licensed operators last night, the Division of Gaming Enforcement authorized books to take bets on the League of Legends World Championship finals. The permission is currently a one-off, although it is…

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12/4/2019

article The Inside Story of How High School Esports Began and One Man's $100 Million Bet
(Internet) -- Delane Parnell likes video games for many reasons. For one, they appeal to his personality. “I’m super competitive,” he says. For another, when he was...

11/25/2019

article Pasco man to open Esports venue in December
(Washington) -- A Pasco man is going all in to bring Esports to the Tri-Cities and KAPP-KVEW got an exclusive look at "Order of the Games." Aaron Baldy is a...

11/23/2019

article New Yorker captures Fortnite tournament in Las Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- In Fortnite, one player reigns over everyone in a fight to the last man standing. On Saturday night, Daryl John, known online as Bugzvii, stood tallest...

11/16/2019

article HPU esports player takes talents beyond the computer screen
(Hawaii) -- Hawaii Pacific University is giving away $18,000 worth of scholarships through their month-long esports tournament. The League of Legends portion of the...
article Walmart opening new Esports Arena in Overland Park store to bring gamers together
(Kansas) -- Walmart is adding a new enterprise to its long list of services. This one might be a win for shoppers, kids and anyone who plays video games. The Overland...

11/14/2019

article Esports Betting Expands In US Beyond Nevada For First Time
(USA) -- Esports betting is officially live in New Jersey, although sportsbooks have only taken action on one event so far: the League of Legends World Championship...
article Valve shares ruling on conflicts of interest at CS:GO Majors
(Internet) -- Counter-Strike: Global Offensive developer Valve has established where it stands on Major-attending teams having conflicts of interest.

11/11/2019

article New Jersey casinos begin taking bets on esports tournaments
(New Jersey) -- New Jersey's casinos and racetracks are now taking bets on competitive video game tournaments, looking to expand the state's fast-growing sports...

11/9/2019

article NJ casinos taking bets on video tournament industry
(New Jersey) -- New Jersey’s casinos and racetracks are now taking bets on competitive video game tournaments, looking to expand the state’s fast-growing...

11/8/2019

article Fanduel, New Jersey casinos taking esports bets
(New Jersey) -- Gamblers in New Jersey now can bet on competitive esports at casinos and racetracks, while FanDuel on Friday announced it is the first online sportsbook...
article In Atlantic City, Borgata introduces Esports wagering to New Jersey – 1st bet placed by Howard Eskin on League of Legends World Championship
(Atlantic City) -- Putting $100 on Team G2 to take home the crown, Philadelphia-based sportscaster Howard Eskin made the first-ever esports wager Thursday afternoon at...
article How the League of Legends World Championship became the Super Bowl of esports
(California) -- There is no faster growing sport than esports, and there is no bigger esports tournament than the League of Legends World Championship. The run-up to...
article The newest fantasy league on the block is for … sport climbing?
(Internet) -- No, you can’t draft the Kansas City Chiefs’ Patrick Mahomes, the Nugget’s Nikola Jokić or the Rockies’ Nolan Arenado. But you can pick Korea’s competitive...

11/7/2019

article Exclusive: New Jersey operators granted permission to take first esports bets
(New Jersey) -- New Jersey operators have been granted permission to take bets on esports for the first time, EGR can reveal. In an email sent to locally-licensed...
article New Jersey casinos taking bets on video tournament industry
(New Jersey) -- New Jersey's casinos and racetracks are now taking bets on competitive video game tournaments, looking to expand the state's fast-growing sports...

11/6/2019

article As high schools embrace esports, students hope parents follow suit
(Internet) -- A few weeks before homecoming, a cloudless sky hung over Washington-Liberty High School in northern Virginia's Arlington County, and sounds of a...
article Broadcasting esports: Is measurement the key to success?
(Internet) -- From measuring audience metrics to platform and tournament sponsorship, monetising esports is not without it challenges. IBC365 speaks with industry...
article Esports Arena: Pro 'Fortnite' Player Banned for Cheating, 'Hearthstone' Crowns First Female Champ
(USA) -- Esports Arena is a curated weekly roundup of the biggest stories in the world of online competitive gaming.
article Global esports bodies agree on universal principles of fair play and respect
(Worldwide) -- Esports bodies from Europe, the US, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand have teamed up on “a unifying set of principles” designed to promote...

11/5/2019

article Gaming and esports event will be held at Ontario Mills on Nov. 9-10, offering thousands of dollars worth of prizes
(California) -- Simon and Allied Esports have joined forces to bring a major gaming and esports experience to Ontario Mills in Ontario on the weekend of Nov. 9 and 10.
article Forbes Reveals The Most Valuable Esports Organizations
(USA) -- A new set of rankings from Forbes shows the impressive monetary values that the most popular esports organizations in the world are currently worth.
article ‘Awful Business’ Or The New Gold Rush? The Most Valuable Companies In Esports Are Surging.
(USA) -- If you are looking for a way to quantify the rising influence of esports, look no further than FaZe Clan. The video game lifestyle company has amassed 19...
article BLOG: Esports attracts non-gaming brand sponsorship
(USA) -- Marketers like to know what they’re getting into but esports — with its varying titles, audiences, and schedules — has been a challenge to...
article Esports gamers are getting sore necks, backs and wrists as well as depression 'because of the hours they spend hunched over in front of screens'
(Worldwide) -- Professional gamers are suffering sore necks, backs and wrists as well as blurred vision and mental health issues, a study has found. Esports has boomed...
article PODCAST: Can You Trust eSports Betting?
(Internet) -- When we look at sports betting markets, we trust that their integrity has not been compromised. We also imagine that we’d be able to tell if they...
article This Woman Just Made History With Her Esports Tournament Win
(California) -- Chinese esports player Li “VKLiooon” Xiaomeng won this year’s Hearthstone Grandmasters Global Finals over the weekend at BlizzCon — making the 23-year-...

11/4/2019

article 1.25m tune in to live finals of mobile esports competition
(Internet) -- The finals of the Summoners War World Arena Championship 2019 picked up its highest online viewing figures to date, with 1.25m tuning in to the live stream...

11/3/2019

article Esports connects girls to science, tech jobs
(Las Vegas) -- Several dozen middle schoolers played video games and toured the esports arena at the Luxor casino-resort this week as part of a new program working to...
article E-sports convention at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology
(South Dakota) -- E-sports players from five different colleges came to Rapid City for a celebration of e-sports and internet culture. "We have a collegiate...

11/2/2019

article A glimpse down the esports talent pipeline
(Arizona) -- High school team. College program. Development league. Pro draft. It’s a system familiar to sports fans. But if you want to make your living in...
article Program uses esports to connect girls to science, tech jobs
(Las Vegas) -- Several dozen middle schoolers played video games and toured the esports arena at the Luxor casino-resort this week as part of a new program working to...
article FaZe Banks' Trashed Vegas Hotel Room Video Shows Utter Destruction
(Las Vegas) -- Wanna see what $30,000 worth of damage in a fancy Vegas hotel looks like? Feast your eyes on this disaster!!! Here's the room Esports megastar FaZe...

11/1/2019

article Wisdom Gaming Group to Hold Largest Esports Viewing Event in Minnesota History at Target Field
(Minnesota) -- On November 10th, Wisdom Gaming Group, an esports company specializing in producing esports events and content, will be hosting a League of Legends Worlds...

10/31/2019

article CNY casino launches eSports competition
(New York) -- Upstate New York’s largest sports betting lounge is now introducing the state’s first live weekly eSports competition. The Madden ’20...

10/30/2019

article Blizzard’s Hong Kong controversy cost it an esports sponsor
(Hong Kong) -- Blizzard’s reaction to a Hearthstone pro voicing support for the Hong Kong protests has cost it an esports sponsor, as Mitsubishi Motors Taiwan...

10/29/2019

article Esports Gambling: The Next Evolution of Sports Betting
(USA) -- It’s no secret that legalized sports gambling is on the rise in the U.S. As it stands right now, eight different states offer some form of legal sports...

10/24/2019

article Paul Smith’s College Awarded $100k for Esports
(New York) -- Paul Smith’s College has accepted a $100,000 gift to fund the creation of an on-campus training and competition space for Esports, featuring “...
article As esports craze grows, Minneapolis startup carves out a niche
(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...

7/27/2019

article Universities ride eSports wave for a stake in its future
(Worldwide) -- Almost below the radar of university leadership, eSports or competitive computer gaming tournaments have been gaining ground on campuses, building...
article Lincoln Lutheran esports gamer becomes youngest Clash Royale international champion
(Worldwide) -- All summer long Jackson Wahl has spent his days playing Clash Royale on his iPhone, training hard for his international tournament debut at the World...
article The Collapse Of Blizzard's eSports Scene
(Worldwide) -- The global esports industry has seen its activity, popularity, and revenue steadily grow in the past years, with a projected revenue stream in 2019 of $1....
article The rise of gaming & e-sports in the Philippines
(Philippines) -- If everyone in the world is of the same height, how do you think the Philippines would fare in basketball? If race and culture are defining factors, but...
article Fnatic: 15 years at the top of esports
(UK) -- The growth in esports in the last 15 years has been "insane, honestly amazing" according to Fnatic founder Sam Mathews. He was 19-years-old when he set...
article Fortnite players vie for $40 million at esports World Cup
(New York) -- In the New York tennis stadium where the U.S. Open is played every summer, Fortnite players — many not old enough for a driver's licence —...
article Fortnite: Cooler Aqua and Nyhrox Win Fortnite Duos World Cup
(New York) -- Today, the fifty best duo Fortnite pairs from around the world competed in the Fortnite World Cup at Arthur Ashe Stadium in Queens, New York. The Duos, who...
article Fortnite: UK player places second in e-sports World Cup
(UK) -- A British teenager has won nearly a million pounds after placing second alongside his teammate in the Fortnite World Cup finals.

7/24/2019

article This infamous Counter-Strike team helped pave the way for women in e-sports
(Internet) -- Les Seules means “the outsiders.” Sofi Byström, a founding member of the e-sports team who went by “Sophie” online, said as much in...

7/23/2019

press release eSport Tournaments Draw Viewers From Around the Globe
(New York) -- The idea of being able to play your favorite video game while potentially earning money has inspired many children and young adults around the world to...

7/22/2019

article Coming to a high school near you: The brave new world of esports
(USA) -- It’s 3 a.m., and I hear a strange noise down the hall. I don’t have a baseball bat, so I roust my lazy hound from the foot of the bed to go check it...
article Screen Time: How Esports Is Changing Everything at CNBC's @Work Human Capital + Finance
(New York) -- Esports is rapidly becoming a global phenomenon. Gen.G Esports CEO Chris Park and ESL CSO Craig Levine sit down with sports journalist Bonnie Bernstein to...

7/12/2019

article Too violent? School wants esports players to get preapproval for League of Legends
(Kentucky) -- The Kentucky High School Athletic Association Board of Control says esports participants will need written approval to compete in the League of Legends...

7/10/2019

article BLOG: Do eSports drive more viewers to MMA events? Not really
(Internet) -- MMA has quite a large viewer base, numbering in the millions actually. It was seen as a great opportunity by many game developers to take the sport and...
article Developers propose $500M arts campus near Kansas Speedway
(Kansas) -- Developers are proposing a $500 million arts-and-entertainment campus in the Kansas City area with housing for students and seniors.

7/9/2019

article Could Gambling Kill eSports?
(UK) -- Gambling has permeated just about every sport on the planet. You can even gamble on wrestling (does that count as a sport?) So it’s to absolutely nobodies...

7/7/2019

article The Rampant Rise of Esports Betting: Is the Industry Turning a Blind Eye?
(USA) -- Just as esports has enjoyed an incredible period of growth in recent years, the esports betting industry has grown rapidly alongside it. Following the 2018...

7/4/2019

article Minnesota Vikings Buy Into $25 Million Call Of Duty Esports Franchise
(Minnesota) -- The Wilf family, owners of the Vikings, have introduced a new investment to their Minnesota training facility – a professional esports team. The...

7/1/2019

article Malls are catering to a new type of customer: gamers
(New York) -- The largest American mall owner is turning to "Fortnite" and "Harry Potter: Wizards Unite" to help replace ailing department stores....

6/30/2019

article Esports tournament coming to Atlantic City in September
(Atlantic City) -- Atlantic City will host another esports tournament later this year. The Ultimate Gaming Championship announced Saturday that its Halo Classic will...

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...

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