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Hulu Dives Into eSports With Pact for Four Shows From ESL (EXCLUSIVE)

Hulu has caught the eSports bug: It has ordered four original series about the world of competitive video-gaming from ESL, a major eSports content and tournament producer.

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10/22/2017

article Esports are now officially recognised as real sports by the Philippines
(Philippines) -- Labeling esports players as athletes has always been controversial but now for Filipinos, they can legitimately adopt that tag. Esports will now...

10/21/2017

article You Can Bet On And Watch The League Of Legends Worlds Final At A Vegas Casino
(Las Vegas) -- The Downtown Grand in Las Vegas will be the only place in the US where you can both legally bet on and watch the League of Legends World Championships...

10/20/2017

article E-sports: should we believe the hype? In short, yes
(UK) -- The world of gaming has come a very long way since the days Mario first appeared in arcades back in the early 1980s.
article New York Yankees invest in trio of esports companies including Echo Fox
(New York) -- One of the most iconic organizations in professional sports is entering the world of esports. The young esports industry has been making lots of headlines...

10/17/2017

article Ourgame to build 10 eSports arenas in US & China; eye on Japan for WPT expansion
(Japan) -- Ourgame International Holdings Limited, the Chinese online card game developers and owners of the WPT (World Poker Tour), have recently revealed in a public...
article First eSports Tournament At Talking Stick Resort This Saturday
(Arizona) -- Talking Stick Resort will host its inaugural eSports event this Saturday in the resort's Showroom. eSports Arizona: Desert Showdown marks the first time...

10/15/2017

article WPT’s Parent Company Looking To Invest In Japan’s Poker Market And Global eSports Projects
(Japan) -- Ourgame International Holdings Ltd, the parent company of the World Poker Tour (WPT) recently announced that it plans to raise over $53 million via a share...

10/14/2017

article Mobile Masters eSports Competition Begins Today
(Las Vegas) -- In just a few minutes, Mobile Masters in Las Vegas is about to kickoff its mobile eSports competition. You’ll be able to tune in and watch the...
article Riot’s co-founders are going back to making new games
(Internet) -- Over the course of a decade, Riot Games has grown into a huge studio with 20 offices around the world and over 2,500 employees, all built around a single...

10/12/2017

article Esports Betting Platform Unikrn To Expand In Europe Thanks To Malta Gaming License
(Europe) -- The esports betting business of Unikrn will get a shot in the arm thanks to the Malta license. That should allow it to serve a variety of markets it didn...
article Linksys Teams With UC Irvine Esports Program
(California) -- Linksys, a leader in providing home and office Wi-Fi networking solutions, today announced that it has teamed with the University of California Irvine (...
article Prairie nerds: Osage Casino presenting eSports tournaments at XPO Game Festival
(Oklahoma) -- An expanded lineup of attractions and entertainment will be available in the second year of the XPO Game Festival. VisitTulsa announced that XPO, which...

10/11/2017

article Prairie nerds: Osage Casino presenting eSports tournaments at XPO Game Festival
(Oklahoma) -- An expanded lineup of attractions and entertainment will be available in the second year of the XPO Game Festival. VisitTulsa announced that XPO, which...
press release Talking Stick Resort to host inaugural esports tournament
(Arizona) -- Talking Stick Resort, already first in gaming, entertainment and hospitality, is coming to market with a new first: esports. On Saturday, 21 October, the...

10/10/2017

article Unikrn To Expand Esports Betting Across Europe, Attains Malta Gaming License
(Malta) -- Esports betting company Unikrn, amidst its highly successful cryptocurrency ICO, has announced a partnership with French bookmaker RPB to create an all-...

10/9/2017

article Hulu Dives Into eSports With Pact for Four Shows From ESL (EXCLUSIVE)
(California) -- Hulu has caught the eSports bug: It has ordered four original series about the world of competitive video-gaming from ESL, a major eSports content and...

10/6/2017

article G2E: Casino industry digs into how to make money from esports
(Las Vegas) -- How is the casino industry supposed to make money from esports, the convergence of video gaming and gambling? “This is the ultimate question that I...

10/4/2017

article World Poker Tour and ELC Gaming partner for event in Netherlands
(Netherlands) -- World Poker Tour® and ELC Gaming have announced a multi-day event to take place in Netherlands that will see a collaboration between esports and...

9/30/2017

article Watch Valve's 'Dota 2' Documentary About The $10 Million Esports Final
(USA) -- The International 7 was the biggest esports tournament ever, with a massive $24 million prize pool. The winners took home more than $10 million, and when it...

9/28/2017

article 4m Brits have watched e-sports - survey
(UK) -- A new survey from UK-based research firm YouGov has revealed that nearly four million people in the UK have watched e-sports.

9/26/2017

article The NBA’s big eSports push begins in May 2018
(New York) -- The line between eSports and traditional sports is blurring, and organizations like the National Basketball Association are looking to stay ahead of the...

9/25/2017

article Gamers get the varsity treatment
(Boston) -- In some ways, they’re like typical college athletes. They’re on varsity teams. They train for hours between classes. Some get hefty scholarships...
article The Gaming Enthusiast Who Turned His Hobby Into A Business
(Dubai) -- Gaming enthusiast and founder of Power League Gaming, John Lacey, was one of the first to bring the eSports phenomenon to the Middle East. Having signed a...

9/23/2017

article Review: Vegas Casino eSports Conference
(Las Vegas) -- Driving millennial business to casinos was the focus of the recent two-day Casino eSports Conference on September 7-8. Because eSports attracts a younger...

9/22/2017

article How Elon Musk’s eSports A.I. Could Help Us Win WW3
(USA) -- Attention, tech industry: Elon Musk’s artificial intelligence can beat up your artificial intelligence. And based on the whooping it recently gave...

9/21/2017

article Comcast Buys Philadelphia Esports Team
(Pennsylvania) -- Comcast Corp. is among the latest round of investors in the new Overwatch esports league founded by video-game maker Activision Blizzard Inc. The...
article Overwatch eSports league to debut in December
(Las Vegas) -- Activision Blizzard announced Wednesday its Overwatch eSports league – cashing in on the rise of video gaming as a spectator sport – would...
article Franchising Call of Duty Esports Could Ruin The Magic of the Open Circuit
(Internet) -- Many Call of Duty fans will already be at least aware of the Overwatch League, with the recently-confirmed inclusion of two of Call of Duty’s biggest...
article Worlds 2017 – the biggest LoL eSports tournament this year
(Internet) -- The TI7 of Dota 2 has concluded only 6 weeks ago and it’s already time for the next eSports highlight in 2017: The League of Legends World...
article eSports in spotlight at opening of Tokyo Game Show
(Japan) -- Tokyo Game Show 2017, one of the world’s top gaming industry events, kicks off on Thursday at the Makuhari Messe Convention Centre in Chiba, east of...

9/17/2017

article Video game players get varsity treatment at more U.S. colleges
(Boston) -- In some ways, they’re like typical college athletes. They’re on varsity teams. They train for hours between classes. Some get hefty scholarships...

9/15/2017

article eSports: The new broadcast game?
(Internet) -- ESports is finally emerging as a major new opportunity for broadcasters to build younger audiences. So says Michiel Bakker, CEO of Ginx TV, who in a...
article Blizzard Vice President Addresses Abuse In 'Overwatch'
(Internet) -- As toxicity in the Overwatch community rises, Blizzard Vice President Jeff Kaplan offered an update on how the developer-publisher plans to handle such...

9/14/2017

article Could Esports Be the Strip’s Next Big Game-changer?
(Las Vegas) -- For those of us who aren’t gamers, it’s hard to imagine that there are young adults out there who can make up to seven figures playing video...
article Video game players get varsity treatment at more US colleges
(Massachusetts) -- In some ways, they're like typical college athletes. They're on varsity teams. They train for hours between classes. Some get hefty...
article Amazon Announces Mobile Masters Las Vegas Tournament With $80,000 Prize Pot
(Las Vegas) -- The event will take place at the newly built Millennial Esports Arena in Neonopolis and feature four different games: World of Tanks Blitz, Critical Ops,...

9/13/2017

article Could Esports Be the Strip’s Next Big Game-changer?
(Las Vegas) -- For those of us who aren’t gamers, it’s hard to imagine that there are young adults out there who can make up to seven figures playing video...
article Study: Young Men In the U.S. Watch More Esports Than Regular Sports
(USA) -- Esports are watched more than regular sports online by young adults in the U.S., according to a study conducted by CDN service provider Limelight Networks.
article Skins, case opening and regulatory concerns dissected at Betting on Esports
(UK) -- The first day of Betting on Esports, part of the wider Betting on Sports conference saw three stacked panels share intricate knowledge in various areas of...

9/12/2017

article Nevada could expand eSports betting
(Nevada) -- Nevada’s Gaming Control Board’s Chief of Enforcement Karl Bennison said late last week at a gambling and eSports conference at the Westgate Las...

9/11/2017

article Casino eSports Conference Skipped by Strip Operators, Nevada Expands eSports Betting
(Las Vegas) -- Last week’s Casino eSports Conference (CEC) held at the Westgate failed to entice representatives from the nearby Strip resorts to take in a series...
article Nevada will soon allow esports betting on ‘multiple events’
(Nevada) -- The Casino Esports conference took place in Las Vegas last week and one of the most key takeaways from the speakers was confirmation that Nevada will soon...

9/10/2017

article Esports conference fails to attract big Las Vegas Strip operators
(Las Vegas) -- If Strip casino operators are interested in attracting esports to their establishments, they didn’t show it at the first Casino Esport Conference....
article Blizzard to open state of the art esports arena in LA
(California) -- Blizzard is opening a cutting-edge e-sports entertainment venue in the legendary Burbank Studios in Los Angeles. Blizzard Arena Los Angeles will host a...

9/9/2017

article FTC Lets CSGO Lotto Owners TmarTn And ProSyndicate Off With A Warning
(USA) -- The Federal Trade Commission finished their investigation into the gambling scandal that rocked gaming last year during the summer. Over on the official FTC...

9/8/2017

article Nevada to Approve eSports Betting on Multiple Events
(Nevada) -- Sports betting operators across the state of Nevada will soon be allowed to offer wagers on multiple eSports games as was announced by Karl Bennison, who is...

9/6/2017

article eSports Being Considered for 2024 Olympics
(France) -- Tony Estanguet, co-president of the Paris bid committee for the 2024's Olympics, has told the Associated Press he intends to with the International...

9/5/2017

article NRG signs 17-year-old Overwatch pro sinatraa for $150K
(North America) -- North American Overwatch star Jay "sinatraa" Won has signed a $150,000-per-year contract with NRG Esports and joined NRG's Overwatch...

9/3/2017

article Once a novelty, coaching a growing necessity in competitive eSports
(Worldwide) -- When Denis Beausoleil first began breaking down data, he thought it would help his fledgling basketball coaching career. Beausoleil, 36, learned data...

8/31/2017

article Esports gaming another state and A.C. opportunity, regulatory challenge
(Atlantic City) -- New Jersey legalized daily fantasy last week, culminating a few years of work toward regulating and taxing the growing form of online gaming. Players...

8/30/2017

article Violent video games have ‘no place at the Olympics’, but e-sports are still in the running
(China) -- Thomas Bach, president of the International Olympic Committee, said in an exclusive interview that the Games had welcomed several new sports that are popular...

8/29/2017

article E-Sports Found Growing Niche. Now They Start to Find Homes.
(California) -- The three-story, 95-year-old historic brick building in this city’s downtown certainly does not look like the future of sports. The windows are...
article Why The NFL Is Using Esports To Engage A New Generation Of Fans
(New York) -- When the NFL and Electronic Arts earlier this year did an esports pilot with eight NFL teams each conducting a competition to crown the best Madden player...

8/27/2017

article Seattle startup aims to be crowdfunding hub for esports
(Washington) -- As esports grow — drawing bigger prize pools, tournaments and audiences — esports crowdfunding service Matcherino hopes to be the hub. The...

8/25/2017

article CEC to bring together the eSports and casino world in Las Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- No more than ten years ago, competitive computer gaming didn't even exist, but things have quickly turned around with the astonishing rise of eSports...

8/23/2017

article OUR VIEW: Esports is the next big thing in the online gaming
(Massachusetts) -- A special state commission delving into the world of online gaming, driven by the sudden explosion of daily fantasy sports, caught sight of another...
article Disney Is Making Moves To Be A Major Player In Esports
(USA) -- Disney appears to be preparing to go all-in on esports, as the entertainment giant has taken significant action to attempt to reach a dominant position in the...

8/22/2017

article Microsoft to host eSports tournament
(USA) -- The company announced this week that it is partnering with ASUS Republic of Gamers and HyperX to host weekly League of Legends event.

8/19/2017

article eSports gamers targeted for device delivering electric shock to enhance brain performance
(Australia) -- Researchers are developing a computer interface to boost your brain's performance by delivering it an electric shock — and they think eSports...
article How streaming is taking esports to the big leagues
(USA) -- Streaming and esports have been intertwined through their history. As the esports industry evolves to more resemble traditional sports, companies are starting...
article What you need to know about eSports
(Massachusetts) -- eSports team play is typically five on five (League of Legends) or six on six (Overwatch). During tournaments or league play, team members compete as...

8/17/2017

article Esports Events Prove Profitable for Casinos but Millennials Still Not Gambling
(Las Vegas) -- Casino operators have taken esports to their hearts over the past 18 months, as they seek to engage with the so-called millennial generation and...

8/16/2017

article Nielsen dives into esports market research
(USA) -- Nielsen made its name measuring the TV and media business, making it measurable for advertising. Now it is announcing Nielsen Esports, a new business focused on...

8/15/2017

article NCAA will talk esports at its October meeting, deciding if they need to be involved in college esports
(USA) -- The National Collegiate Athletic Association, otherwise known as the NCAA, will be discussing esports at their next scheduled meeting in October, where the...
article eSports Industry May Be Regulated Soon to Prevent Illegal Betting
(Internet) -- eSports is one of the most popular types of competitive video gaming and even though the name does suggest a more active nature of the sport, which action...

8/12/2017

article ESP.bet obtains first-ever license for virtual goods gambling
(Isle of Man) -- Specialist eSports fantasy league and betting site eSportsPools (ESP.bet) has secured the first-ever license to specifically cover gambling with virtual...

8/11/2017

article New perspectives on eSports on tap for Las Vegas conference in September
(Las Vegas) -- There has been increasing chatter lately about developing the casino/video gaming nexus. In particular, in terms not only of “How do we market this...

8/10/2017

article Does esports have a future in the Olympics? Paris 2024 organizers will consider it
(France) -- Video-gamers rejoice – you might be able to win an Olympic medal with a controller in your hand. The 2024 Olympics, which will take place in Paris...

8/8/2017

article Casinos embrace esports even as they work to understand it
(Atlantic City) -- Casinos are slowly embracing competitive video game tournaments as a way to help their bottom lines, but the money is coming from renting hotel rooms...
article ‘Dota 2’: Big crowds, high stakes and plenty of KeyArena drama
(Washington) -- Esports have drawn interest from heavyweights in traditional media, including Turner Sports, which has a camera crew in Seattle to wrap up their four-...

8/7/2017

article PODCAST: Unikrn – esports, betting & cryptocurrency – a whole new world
(Washington) -- On this week’s episode Sean chats with Unikrn CEO, Rahul Sood about esports, rise of gambling on esports & why Unikrn are launching a new...
article Dota 2 Championship eSport event takes over Seattle's KeyArena
(Washington) -- It’s simply known as "The International," but it has become the highest-paying eSports event of all time. The Dota 2 Championship is...
article Watch: $23 million ‘Dota 2’ international gaming tournament begins in Seattle
(Washington) -- The Super Bowl of the eSports (electronic sports) world is taking place this week in Seattle. The event, called The International 7, will showcase 16 of...
article How Blizzard’s Overwatch League Will Change The Esports Landscape
(Washington) -- Blizzard’s Overwatch League has faced scrutiny since it was announced at BlizzCon 2016. There’s a ton of speculation surrounding the long-...
article Inside the world of eSports, which is fast taking over sports TV
(USA) -- The next generation of sport has made it to the heart of New York City and your living room. Sixteen fresh-faced gamers traveled to the SNY studios in downtown...

8/6/2017

article The business of esports
(Worldwide) -- Unless you have been living under a rock for the past several years, then I’m sure you will have come across esports by now. The wildly successful...
article Disney Considers Hosting eSports at The ESPN Wide World of Sports
(Florida) -- Disney seems to have taken an interest in eSports, and is now considering hosting events at their ESPN Wide World of Sports complex at the Walt Disney World...

8/5/2017

article First Casino eSports Conference Comes to Las Vegas in September
(Las Vegas) -- Esports will take center stage in Las Vegas during the second weekend in September. The first-ever Casino eSports Conference will take place on Sept. 7th...
article As eSports grow, gamers hopes to see more support from ASU
(Arizona) -- As confetti rained down on Arizona State University’s eSports “Real Dream Team,” a sold-out CenturyLink Field Event Center crowd in...

8/4/2017

article First Casino eSports Conference Comes to Las Vegas in September
(Las Vegas) -- Esports will take center stage in Las Vegas during the second weekend in September. The first-ever Casino eSports Conference will take place on Sept. 7th...
article Dave Mastrobuono named college’s eSport varsity coach
(Ontario) -- The new Lambton Lions Varsity eSports team now has a head coach who’ll lead a ragtag team across North America competing in the online gaming worlds...

8/3/2017

article Report: League of Legends is No. 1 in PC game revenue so far in 2017
(Internet) -- According to a report by SuperData, League of Legends is No. 1 in the world in terms of PC game revenue since the start of 2017. Long championed as perhaps...
press release Esports Entertainment Group Announces Two Key Hires In Preparation For Launch Of Esports Betting Platform
(Antigua) -- Esports Entertainment Group Inc. (OTCQB: GMBL) (or the "Company"), a licensed online gambling company with a specific focus on esports wagering,...

8/2/2017

article The International: How to Watch the Biggest Esports Tourney in History
(Washington) -- After months of preparation and a rising tide of anticipation that has spilled over into every corner of esports, The International 7, the seventh...
article The rise of China's eSport industry
(China) -- Electronic sports, known as eSports or a competition of video game, is booming in China. The market has become the world leader in recent years.
article Disney Eyes Entry Into Esports In Orlando
(Florida) -- Media giant Disney is considering entering the burgeoning esports arena by hosting video games championships at its colossal leisure complex in Florida....

8/1/2017

article Madison Square Garden Company buys controlling stake in esports team
(New York) -- The Madison Square Garden Company (MSG) has acquired a controlling stake in North American esports organisation Counter Logic Gaming (CLG).

7/31/2017

article Why The New York Mets Are All In On Esports
(New York) -- For the New York Mets, the path to the team’s involvement in esports began in some ways with a bond formed decades ago. “Bobby Kotick, the CEO...

7/30/2017

article Australian eSports To Get Reality TV Show
(Australia) -- Australian eSports are set to get the reality TV treatment in the form of a new series called The Next Gamer. Broadcast over YouTube, the series will...
article What Blank Esports’ Overwatch victory means for Aussie eSports
(Australia) -- It wasn’t so long ago that I was heading to Olympic Park in Sydney to check out the Intel Extreme Masters. As fans would be aware, that was for...
article eSports expands into TV shows, movies
(Malaysia) -- A reality TV series based on the Electronic Arts’ FIFA Online football game is set to push eSports into the mainstream. Titled Game to Fame: Road to...

7/27/2017

article Live esports is coming to BBC Three
(UK) -- Big announcement. We’re going to bring you four hours of live esports coverage every weekend for the next six weeks.

7/26/2017

article Need A Reason To Jump Into Professional eSports? Here's The Overwatch League Salary For Players
(California) -- Blizzard revealed the salaries that gamers will earn from playing in the Overwatch League, which will use the same structure as professional sports...
article Kraft buys into Esports, Overwatch
(Massachusetts) -- As the owner of both the New England Patriots and the New England Revolution, The Kraft Group name is synonymous with professional sports. Now, for...

7/25/2017

article ESports Side-Betting Could Cause Regulatory Headache for Casinos Hosting Events
(Las Vegas) -- ESports events are quickly growing into a cause celebre for the Las Vegas casino industry. And no surprise that these skill-based competitions, as they...
article Australia's first esports bar to open in Melbourne next month
(Australia) -- Australia will soon get its first dedicated esports bar. With perfect cocktails, restaurant-quality food and state-of-the-art screens showing esports...
article Legal barrier hobbles esports in game-crazy Japan
(Japan) -- Japan is warming to esports -- multiplayer video-game competitions that can draw big crowds and offer cash prizes -- but industry insiders say legal barriers...

7/24/2017

article The battle for eSports
(UK) -- Gambling on eSports has until now been the preserve of bespoke betting start-ups, but now the behemoth sports-betting operators are circling. Who will...
article Blaine Graboyes – GameCo – Betting on esports
(UK) -- Blaine Graboyes is the CEO at GameCo, a company that is trying to modernise and add some excitement to casino floors the world over with its Video Game Gambling...
article ESIC Statement on Appropriate Sanction for Cheating in Esports
(Worldwide) -- The Esports Integrity Coalition (ESIC) has today closed its survey canvassing community opinion on the appropriate sanctions for those caught cheating in...
article Reactions to the unbanning of six Counter-Strike pros for ESL events
(Worldwide) -- On Monday the Esports Integrity Coalition announced a rule change the prompted ESL to lift the lifetime bans against players formerly of iBUYPOWER and...

7/23/2017

article Esport wagering is murky area for casinos, event hosts and regulators
(Las Vegas) -- The casino industry is working to integrate gambling with e-sports, or competitive video gaming. But it’s already happening inside Las Vegas casinos...

7/22/2017

article E-sports isn't just a kids game anymore. There's big money for the best
(California) -- His father used to tell him that sitting in front of the computer, playing video games for hour after hour, was a waste of time. So Cody Altman didn...

7/21/2017

article Banned CS:GO Twitch streamer PhantomL0rd seeks legal options against Twitch following gambling scandal
(Internet) -- Last year Streamers and Youtubers were caught being involved in a CS:GO gambling scandal which was exposed e-sports journalist Richard Lewis. The result of...
article PhantomL0rd Releases Statement One Year After Gambling Scandal Ruined His Streaming Career
(Internet) -- In July 2016 esports journalist Richard Lewis broke the news that popular Twitch streamer James ‘PhantomL0rd’ Varga owned gambling website...

7/20/2017

article Downtown casino executive: Gaming’s embrace of esports won’t happen overnight
(Las Vegas) -- The combination of video gaming and gambling is undoubtedly going to become more popular. But it’s not the revolutionary idea some make it out to be...
article Esports players thrilled to represent Las Vegas in national competition
(Las Vegas) -- Some of the best unpaid esports players in the country are set to compete in a series of online events to determine which city is the king of gamers.
article EDWARDS: Esports: ‘Huge opportunity for Vegas to pull in younger demographic’
(Las Vegas) -- In the first of a series of interviews with speakers from the forthcoming Casual Connect USA, iGaming Business caught up with Kingsley Edwards, founder...

7/19/2017

article A Gamer Channel’s Mission: Send the Trolls Packing
(California) -- Every week without fail, some viewers of Misscliks, a channel on the video game streaming platform Twitch, pipe up with sexist or misogynistic comments....
article How Twitch TV continues to affect the iGaming Industry
(California) -- The iGaming industry continues to grow, evolve, and shock. Just when we get used to the new norm, some new technology or version is created to again grab...

7/18/2017

article Twitch's Anna Prosser Robinson wants to make online gaming safer for women
(USA) -- Anna Prosser Robinson is one of the most prominent women in e-sports, a world typically valued by marketers as a vehicle to reach young men.

7/17/2017

article The MLB apparently thinks the 'Overwatch' League logo is too similar to its own
(USA) -- The Overwatch League logo fits pretty well into the pantheon of traditional sports league logos. Major League Baseball thinks it fits a little too well.

7/15/2017

article ’30 for 30′ Team Tease a Tale of a Gambler Scorned
(North Carolina) -- ESPN, the sports TV network recently launched a sports podcast called “30 for 30.” It’s based on their celebrated documentary...

7/14/2017

article Overwatch League working on fantasy league, not considering gambling
(USA) -- Nate Nanzer, commissioner of the Overwatch League, told Overwatch community website Heroes Never Die in an interview that he is in the stages of planning for a...

7/13/2017

article Blizzard is planning a fantasy sports game for Overwatch League
(Internet) -- Overwatch League will eventually have a fantasy sports element, according to league commissioner Nate Nanzer. "Fantasy have obviously proven to be...
article When Nerds will rule: The Chennai company wanting to change the game of Indian eSports
(India) -- As I enter the small cubicle at a co-working space in Alwarpet, Siddharth Prashant is prepping the systems to roll out a Dota 2 game later that evening (for...

7/12/2017

article Blizzard announces team owners and locations for Overwatch League
(USA) -- Activision Blizzard unveiled seven franchises set to participate in the upcoming Overwatch League in New York, Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Miami,...
article E-sports leagues nearing 8-figure deals that will give clarity to the nascent industry
(California) -- If e-sports is still the wild west, the sheriff and mayor are coming to town this summer. In the coming weeks, two video game publishing titans will lead...
article Robert Kraft among team owners unveiled for new esports league
(Massachusetts) -- Activision Blizzard is officially announcing the sale of the first seven Overwatch League city-based team franchises, with New England Patriots owner...
article What Patriots Owner Robert Kraft Sees in Esports
(USA) -- Bobby Kotick, Activision Blizzard CEO, and Robert Kraft, owner of the New England Patriots, discuss the future of esports with Bloomberg's Emily Chang from...

7/11/2017

article Esports teams aren’t the only ones concerned about the Overwatch League
(USA) -- We’ve been following the unfolding news on the Overwatch League for quite some time, and while most of it has been sad news surrounding endemic esports...
article The Rise & Rise of eSports
(China) -- The score is 2-1. Wings have a three-player advantage that is quickly running out as they approach Digital Chaos’ home base. With smell of victory...
article First professional esports event coming to Utah
(Utah) -- Gamers from across the globe are heading to Utah's first professional esports competition at the end of September, event organizers announced Tuesday....

7/10/2017

article eSports must be taken seriously among growing demographics
(USA) -- Oakland’s Oracle Arena is packed to the brim. Fans are yelling and the players are feeling the pressure. Nick Cannella wipes sweat from his brow and yells...
article Las Vegas may be ‘something special’ for esports industry
(Las Vegas) -- It’s an industry that does not yet completely exist but is expected to generate millions of dollars. “Las Vegas is going to be something...
article Report Suggests Sports Brands Are Questioning Overwatch League Buy-Ins
(USA) -- A recent report has brought to light further questions regarding the status of Blizzard’s upcoming Overwatch League. Notable esports journalist Richard...

7/9/2017

article Las Vegas Could Turn Into The Global Hub For Emerging eSports Industry
(Las Vegas) -- Casinos in Las Vegas are always on the lookout for the next big thing that will rock the gaming industry and put them ahead of their competition. While...

7/8/2017

article Las Vegas may be ‘something special’ for esports industry
(Las Vegas) -- It’s an industry that does not yet completely exist but is expected to generate millions of dollars. “Las Vegas is going to be something...

7/6/2017

article The AFL governing body puts its full weight behind esports interest
(Australia) -- The Australian Football League governing body has given the green light for the league and its representatives to bury their head deep into the bosom of...

7/3/2017

article The Australian Football League is getting into esports
(Australia) -- The Australian Football League is looking to get involved in esports. As reported by Fairfax, the AFL Commission has given the AFL the green light to move...
article eSports industry bolsters its reputation with a little help from Malta
(Malta) -- The Malta Gaming Authority has followed a move by the UK Gambling Commission to clamp down on cheating and corruption in eSports. The growth in eSports has...

6/29/2017

article Vodafone launches dedicated eSports channel on streaming service Twitch
(Spain) -- Spain’s casino market has been something of a success in recent months, with numerous reports of its growing revenue and thriving online casino and...

6/28/2017

article New Nevada law allows video game betting
(Nevada) -- A law set to go into effect Saturday, July 1, will allow bettors in Nevada to make pari-mutuel wagers on events such as the World Series of Poker. This type...

6/26/2017

article Vodafone Spain launches eSports channel
(Spain) -- Vodafone España has launched a Vodafone-branded version of the Twitch eSports channel. Esports Vodafone started broadcasting on Friday at 16:00 local time at...

6/23/2017

article Indian youth rapidly turning from casual gaming to eSports: Nvidia
(India) -- American gaming technology company Nvidia has spotted gold in improved data connectivity in India and increasing popularity of online gaming among the young...

6/21/2017

article NBC is the next big TV network to jump into eSports
(Hollywood) -- Seemingly every big TV network wants in on eSports. NBC Sports has revealed that it's launching an international two-on-two Rocket League tournament...
press release Unikrn and Betgenius Partner to Create Immersive Live Esports Betting Platform
(London) -- Betgenius, the global leader in providing sportsbook technology to regulated bookmakers and lotteries, today announced a landmark agreement with Unikrn, the...

6/19/2017

article The rise of eSports: are addiction and corruption the price of its success?
(Worldwide) -- If you had been away from the planet for the past quarter of a century, one of the few things you might find comfortingly familiar on your return is the...

6/14/2017

article Yahoo Esports Closes its Doors
(California) -- The finals days of Yahoo Esports are upon us, as the company's head of esports media, Travis Gafford, announced that Yahoo would be shutting down its...
article Las Vegas is one of the best cities in the country for gamers
(Las Vegas) -- Casino gaming in Las Vegas is insanely popular - no question about it. But did you know that Las Vegas is also one of the top ten cities for a different...

6/13/2017

article How Unikrn Is Changing the World of eSports Betting
(Washington) -- If you watch League of Legends or StarCraft, why not make things interesting? By one estimate, some 70 million people worldwide watch eSports, or...

6/10/2017

article Scrim City: Could Las Vegas be the esports capital of North America?
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas wants to be the esports capital of North America. Las Vegas wants to be a lot of things, and most importantly, it wants people to come to town...

6/9/2017

article Gaming & Hospitality Legal News: Volume 10, Number 4: Nevada Passes New Law That Provides Flexibility for eSports Wagering
(Nevada) -- The Nevada Legislature has just passed Senate Bill 240 (SB240). This bill clarifies that the pari-mutuel system of gaming may be used for events other than...

6/8/2017

article Esports Betting – Overview Of The Esports Gambling Vertical
(USA) -- Gambling on – and around – esports is a much bigger market than many assume. For ongoing, in-depth coverage of the esports gambling market, visit...

6/7/2017

article Women in eSports: 'Ignore the stereotypes and do what you want'
(UK) -- The day begins with a breakfast rich in protein and carbohydrates, followed by a workout designed to sharpen the reflexes and mental stamina. Next is an intense...

6/2/2017

article Nevada governor approves esports betting bill
(Nevada) -- A new law in Nevada will allow pari-mutuel wagering on the World Series of Poker, esports competitions and other nontraditional sporting events. The bill, SB...

6/1/2017

article eSports bill approved by Nevada governor
(Nevada) -- Last weekend, Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval signed a bill into law that legalizes eSports betting events. Senate Bill 240 extends state laws currently in...

5/31/2017

article Nevada governor approves eSports bill
(Nevada) -- Brian Sandoval, governor of Nevada, signed into law a bill that legalised eSports betting in events. Senate Bill 240 extends the current law by including...
article Nevada Law Clears the Way for eSports Betting
(Nevada) -- Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval has signed Senate Bill 240, which amends the state’s pari-mutuel wagering rules to add eSports tournaments. The move...

5/30/2017

article Nevada approves eSports betting bill
(Nevada) -- The bill, signed by Nevada governor Brian Sandoval, will allow parimutuel betting systems to bet on several different events, including shows like the Oscars...
article Nevada’s Governor just signed a bill to allow betting on esports events
(Nevada) -- Nevada, home of Las Vegas, has been a gambling hub since the desert was transformed many years ago. Las Vegas is also slowly becoming a hotspot for esports...

5/27/2017

article Sandoval signs bills on voting access, eSports gaming, license plate fees
(Nevada) -- Gov. Brian Sandoval today signed several bills into law, including measures that will provide voters with physical disabilities more accommodations at...

5/24/2017

article Could esports attract millennials to casinos?
(Atlantic City) -- Could video games be the way for casino properties to attract millennials? Some casino industry experts think so. “We are in the experience...
article Colleges increasingly catching the esports wave
(USA) -- University League of Legends has a long way to go to catch up with March Madness. But it does have a bracket and a rising profile across the United States and...

5/22/2017

article OP/ED: The Rise of eSports Betting, is it a Real Sport?
(Internet) -- Several years ago, betting on eSports seemed like an absurd idea for people involved in mainstream sports wagering. Though you could bet on anything in the...

5/21/2017

article Esports Cheating Ban Highlights Corruption Problem in Competitive Gaming
(Internet) -- The Esports Integrity Coalition (EIC), a non-profit industry body dedicated to cleaning up esports, has banned a player for two years after he confessed to...

5/20/2017

article Ten Legal Issues To Watch When It Comes To Esports
(USA) -- When video games first permeated the home, they lacked true multiplayer options. Back then, spectating was an unfortunate reality, born of necessity. Today,...
article Barred from participating, Penn State Esports team looks to break into Big Ten play
(Pennsylvania) -- Tilt Lord’s Decree and Gudi are watching, waiting for, what feels like, the inevitable coup de grace. Their team is losing. It’s not going...

5/16/2017

article Electronic Arts, others in Orlando put weight behind esports
(Florida) -- Central Florida’s mix of video game development schools, tourism and a budding tech sector could bring a windfall in the fast-growing field of...
article Chinese internet giant Tencent is building an eSports park
(China) -- Chinese internet conglomerate Tencent has made some big moves to boost its profile among online gamers, not the least of which involved purchasing SuperCell,...
article Hollywood's Chinese Theatre will host a new hometown esports team
(California) -- The iconic Chinese Theatre in Hollywood is preparing to host esports events and tournaments in partnership with an esports team organization. That means...
article 42% of esports fans don't play the game they watch, 70% watch only one game
(Worldwide) -- Among fans of the world's biggest three esports (League of Legends, Dota 2, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive), 42% are spectators only: they don...

5/15/2017

article Tottenham to cash in on video games with their new stadium expected to rake in £3m per event
(UK) -- Tottenham are hoping to earn up to £3million per event at their new stadium by 2019 simply from staging video game tournaments. Spurs' executive...

5/14/2017

article Esports Viewing Figures No Challenge to Mainstream Sports… Not Yet, Says Report
(Internet) -- Suggestions that esports viewing figures are beginning to rival those of traditional mainstream sports are exaggerated, according to a new report by IHS...

5/13/2017

article From gaming to gambling: the rising risk of esports
(UK) -- For years parents have been concerned about the amount of time their children spend playing video games but there’s more to worry about now than their...

5/11/2017

article Overwatch league might be too expensive for traditional esports teams (update)
(USA) -- After months of speculation, reports are starting to coalesce around Activision Blizzard’s push into professional esports, and the tone is clear. The...
article Overwatch's new eSports franchise fee hits $20 million
(USA) -- Blizzard has stepped on a landmine when it comes to Overwatch, with the developer announcing its official Overwatch League (OWL) and it has some pretty steep...
article Alex Dreyfus Expands Global Poker Index to Include Esports
(Worldwide) -- The Global Poker Index has made waves in poker, especially with Alex Dreyfus' brainchild, the Global Poker League, as part of its aim to ‘...

5/9/2017

article China consumed 11 billion esports video streams in 2016
(China) -- Esports is going to gross $1 billion in ad revenue worldwide by 2021 as the audience for the genre expands, according to the Esports and the Future of TV...
article EA to make stronger push into competitive gaming
(Florida) -- Electronic Arts will push stronger into competitive gaming, building on what it considers a successful year, during which it hosted thousands of...

5/6/2017

article Video golf king to defend Golden Tee title in championship
(Ohio) -- Spinning that little track ball on video golf is all about the thumbs and wrists, so it's not a shock that Andy Haas has developed a touch of carpel tunnel...

5/4/2017

article ESports Scores Slam Dunk With 17-Team NBA Video Gaming League, TNT Eyes Las Vegas for ELEAGUE
(USA) -- ESports gamers believe their professional leagues and tournaments are not too unlike that of professional sports organizations, and this week the emerging...

5/2/2017

article Skillz hits $100 million revenue run rate with mobile esports platform
(California) -- Skillz is taking mobile esports to a new milestone, as it is announcing today that its revenue run rate has doubled in the past eight months to more than...
press release Tropicana Atlantic City, Spawn Point Host Largest Regional Esports Tournament
(Atlantic City) -- The Esports specialists at Spawn Point, in conjunction with the Tropicana Atlantic City are proud to announce that they will host Royal Flush –...

5/1/2017

article Why Vegas is well placed for esports tournaments large and small
(Las Vegas) -- Fight nights are something special in Las Vegas. Perhaps soon, CS:GO or League nights will be too. Millennial Esports opened a dedicated esports venue in...

4/26/2017

article Unikrn to acquire casino focused esports company LEET
(Las Vegas) -- LEET works with casinos primarily in Las Vegas but elsewhere too. The company is focused on helping them to run their own in-house esports tournaments.

4/25/2017

article Esports Ain’t Easy: What Valve Can Learn from Riot Games
(Worldwide) -- Over the past year, Valve’s updates to CS:GO have been few and far between, but while these patches lack in frequency, they’ve almost always...

4/22/2017

article esports to become the greatest sporting event by 2020
(Internet) -- Two college students Minh “Gooseman” Le and Jess Cliffe created a total overhaul mod using assets from Valve’s Half Life 2. Le did all...

4/21/2017

article Atlantic City positioning itself for the next big thing — esports
(Atlantic City) -- A former Atlantic City casino is betting that professional video game tournaments — attended by thousands of spectators — can lure in the...

4/19/2017

article The lowdown on eSports and why it’s taking over the world
(Australia) -- Most sports fans are oblivious to the scale of competitive online gaming. But Electronic Sports, known as eSports, is already bigger than most traditional...

4/18/2017

article Taiwan taps Asian growth in e-games with opening of dedicated venue
(Taiwan) -- Eight teams, including one from Hong Kong, compete in inaugural event at eStadium in Taipei, launched to capitalise on rising ranks of pro gamers beyond e-...
article Sports execs just keep throwing money at esports. Here's why.
(Worldwide) -- What started as fun and games has turned into big business. Esports is a fast-growing business, and investors have taken notice.
article eSports to be a medal event at 2022 Asian Games
(China) -- eSports will be an official medal sport at the 2022 Asian Games in China, in the boldest step yet toward mainstream recognition of competitive gaming. The...

4/16/2017

article Esports team wants recognition from University of Minnesota
(Minnesota) -- Members of the University of Minnesota's League of Legends club say they want their esports team recognized as an official sport. The Minnesota Daily...
article Vegas Strip to get e-sports arena with Luxor club overhaul
(Las Vegas) -- The Las Vegas Strip is getting its first space dedicated for competitive gaming when the Luxor hotel-casino transforms its nightclub into a multi-level e-...
article More Cheating Allegations Surface Against Former Absolute Legends/SK Gaming Player
(Worldwide) -- Andreas ‘Maxaki’ Andersson is claiming Joel ’emilio’ Mako cheated by using wall hacks at the Copenhagen Games in 2012. Maxaki and...

4/12/2017

article GiGse will explore the marriage of esports and gaming
(California) -- Esports is set to play a big part at the 2017 edition of GiGse (April 26 – 28, Marriott Marquis Marina, San Diego) with sessions looking at how the...

4/11/2017

article Esports Arena Announce New Venue in Luxor Casino Las Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- The Luxor in Las Vegas has announced it will be home to a dedicated venue by the Esporst Arena company. A video was dropped on Twitter on April 11th...
article Vegas esports venue to open at Luxor Hotel in 2018
(Las Vegas) -- Santa Ana, California-based Esports Arena has partnered with its investor Allied Esports and MGM Resorts International to launch a new esports-dedicated...
article Vegas Strip getting esports arena with nightclub overhaul
(Las Vegas) -- The Las Vegas Strip is getting its first space dedicated to competitive gaming when the Luxor hotel-casino transforms its nightclub into a multi-level...

4/5/2017

article Comcast's Plan To Break Into The Esports Game The Smart Way
(USA) -- Esports have quickly evolved from small competitions into massive events, filling stadiums around the world and broadcasting across the internet to millions of...
article Illegal Gambling Case Concerning CS:GO Is Kicked Out Of Court
(Washington) -- There is very little case law that specifically focuses on the business practices and legal issues surrounding the vastly expanding realm of esports. One...
article OP/ED: Pay attention to the growth of eSports
(Texas) -- Over spring break, I had the pleasure of traveling to Boston to attend the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Sloan Sports Analytics Conference. The MIT...
article Brescia University offering scholarships for eSports
(Kentucky) -- Brescia University will host a signing this week for the first five recruits for their new eSports program set to begin in the next school year. eSports is...
article Major League Soccer gets its first eSports player
(New York) -- A number of European soccer teams have their own eSports players, but what about American clubs? Don't worry, they're catching up. New York City FC...
article Now that esports prizes are higher, more cheaters are trying to get their share
(Worldwide) -- As the number of esports tournaments increase, so have the number of cheaters. Cheating is done through multiple ways, most commonly using hacks, like...

4/4/2017

article Boyd Students Push Senate Bill for eSports Wagering
(Nevada) -- Nevada lawmakers are set to consider a bill to allow for pari-mutuel wagering on eSports and poker tournaments, in the latest in a series of legislative...
article Fair Game: Writing the Rules for eSports
(Nevada) -- While students are busy dreaming of new ways that casinos and eSports can come together, Brett Abarbanel, the International Gaming Institute’s Director...

3/29/2017

article Why eSports are not recognized as a sport in Germany
(Germany) -- The global eSports market has been growing rapidly for the past few years, and this growth is expected to continue for the foreseeable future. However, the...
article Atlantic City’s First Ever Esports Championship Is On At Caesars This Weekend
(Atlantic City) -- Caesars Atlantic City has organized another landmark event to bring people to the casino: the city’s first ever major esports championship. If...

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