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Vegas Strip getting esports arena with nightclub overhaul

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 esports arena.

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12/17/2017

article How the Lines Between Online and Real World are Blurring in Esports
(Internet) -- Once regarded as a mere trend that possibly had no long legs, the esports industry -- that which involves the professional competition surrounding video...

12/14/2017

article All 17 teams in the inaugural NBA 2K League season have been revealed by their respective professional basketball organizations.
(Internet) -- All 17 teams in the inaugural NBA 2K League season have been revealed by their respective professional basketball organizations. After months of rumors and...
article E-sports boom no surprise to Randy Lew, who credits Street Fighter with helping him become online poker legend Nanonoko
(Internet) -- He was ahead of his time when it comes to e-sports and Randy “Nanonoko” Lew credits his days playing arcade games during school with helping...

12/13/2017

article How Mark Cuban Envisions Dallas Mavericks, Esports Working Together
(Texas) -- The Dallas Mavericks are one of the 17 NBA teams that are expanding into esports with tryouts for the inaugural season of the NBA 2K League set to begin in...
article Skillz raises $25 million for mobile esports platform
(California) -- Skillz has raised $25 million in funding for its mobile esports platform from investors including Liberty Global and Telstra. Back in May 2017, the San...

12/12/2017

article How has betting on esports changed the face of gambling?
(Worldwide) -- According to experts, esports will double its current audience to as many as 600 million people by 2020. The competitive gaming industry is already...
article Report: eSports Generated $1.5 Billion USD in Earnings
(Worldwide) -- The eSports industry continues to grow at a very surprising pace in the last few months. In fact, it’s now worth to consider eSports as a multi-...
article Macau Casinos Begin to Support Esports
(Macau) -- In many parts of the world, including China, esports have rapidly become an increasingly popular pastime, with large crowds drawing major sponsors and big...
article SJM Holdings sponsors eSports event
(Macau) -- SJM Holdings Ltd became the latest casino operator to support eGames in Asia as it held a three-day international eSports event in Macau.

12/10/2017

article Casino firm SJM sponsors e-Sports event in Macau
(Macau) -- Macau venue the Grand Lisboa Hotel, run by local casino operator SJM Holdings Ltd, was the title sponsor for the launch on Friday of a three-day international...

12/5/2017

article Riot's Whiny Esports Ad Gets The Response It Deserves
(USA) -- Desus Nice and The Kid Mero just tackled esports on their comedy talk show, thanks to Riot’s latest masturbatory advertisement showcasing League of...

12/4/2017

article E-Sports could boost appeal of Macau casinos: scholar
(Macau) -- Competitive video games, also known as e-Sports, could be a good addition to the non-gaming offering of Macau’s casino resorts, suggested on Monday...

12/2/2017

article Q&A: Kurt Melcher on advising the NCAA and esports
(USA) -- The NCAA announced on Thursday it had reached out to Chicago-based Intersport, a sports and entertainment marketing firm, to further explore the collegiate...
article Are Esports A Real Sport? Riot Games Wades Into The Debate With 'League Of Legends' Video
(Worldwide) -- For years the debate asking if esports are a real sport has continued with seemingly everyone throwing their hats into the ring with no answer or end in...
article The Astonishing Rise In Popularity Of League of Legends
(Worldwide) -- If you haven’t been living under a rock, then you’ve probably heard of League of Legends. Released in 2009, this game has exploded in recent...

11/29/2017

article Alibaba betting on long-term gain from eSports investment
(China) -- The booming eSports industry may not yet attract the sponsors and television rights of real life sports, but Chinese e-commerce conglomerate Alibaba believes...

11/28/2017

article How a 23-Year-Old Gamer Got Billionaires to Back His Esports Team
(California) -- Noah Whinston is a young man on the go. The 23-year-old college dropout has raised tens of millions of dollars, from investors such as former junk bond...

11/27/2017

article Women Lead the Rise of Skills-Based Gaming
(Worldwide) -- In 1982, when game arcades were all the rage, a sociologist claimed that, of every 100 arcade game players, 80 per cent were men while only 20 per cent...

11/25/2017

article A center devoted entirely to esports opens in Landmark Cinemas auditorium
(Illinois) -- A local movie theater with a penchant for trying new things with two of its auditoriums has ushered in a different type of entertainment other than feature...
article The Weekend In Esports: European Counter-Strike And Hadocon VIII
(Internet) -- It’s a relatively quiet weekend in competitive gaming given the American holiday and the general winding down of the year over all. As a result,...
article Brendon Leigh becomes first F1 eSports World Champion
(Abu Dhabi) -- Great Britain's Brendon Leigh is the first F1 eSports World Champion after a thrilling finale in Abu Dhabi. More than 60,000 racers signed up for the...

11/23/2017

article Over four million Australians watched esports in 2017
(Australia) -- New studies have indicated that just under 4 million Australians are watching esports. The report, Just a Game? Understanding the existing and future...

11/17/2017

article Former Time Warner execs form new venture capital firm
(New York) -- Two former Time Warner executives are forming a new venture capital firm. Dick Parsons, the former CEO of Time Warner, and former Time Warner Investments...
article Twitch Makes Millions of Former Justin.tv Inactive Usernames Available
(Internet) -- Twitch has made millions of former Justin.tv inactive usernames available to current members of the platform to choose from. Ever since the original Justin...
article Intel Extreme Masters brings eSports to Oracle Arena
(California) -- Forget the squeaking of high top sneakers, because this weekend, Oracle Arena will echo with the sounds of keystrokes and mouse clicks. Saturday and...
article Overwatch Returns to Golden Joystick Awards for Multiple Esports Honors
(London) -- Overwatch continues to amass one accolade after another for its brilliant design as it nears its second anniversary in the next few months. The Golden...
article Overwatch wins multiple honors at the Golden Joystick Awards
(UK) -- Overwatch took home a number of esports awards during the UK's Golden Joysticks earlier today. The Golden Joystick Awards are also known as the People's...

11/12/2017

article Esports' Millennial Appeal Bringing Once Weary Sponsors Back Into Sports Space
(Worldwide) -- The growth of esports, especially among the elusive millennial set, has made it attractive to more sponsors who may not traditionally operate in that...
article e-Sport popularity mushrooms but money lags behind
(Paris) -- It is a paradox pitting popularity against relative pittances, e-sports have exploded into the global consciousness but the big money has not yet appeared...

11/9/2017

article Media Prima Labs launches e-sports news and content portal MyGameOn
(Internet) -- Media Prima Labs launched its new online portal, MyGameOn that provides e-sports news, reviews and events, featuring both local and international content.
article The Esports Insider Tour of London – A round-up
(UK) -- The first ESI Tour (#ESITour) went off without a hitch on Friday November 3rd as the team made their way around London donning some sublime esports apparel and...
article Studio founded to develop bespoke esports title
(UK) -- Former head of esports at US talent agency WME-IMG Tobias Sherman has announced the launch his own game studio. Foundry IV, co-founded by Sherman and his former...
article Korean esports Association staff arrested in bribery scandal
(Korea) -- The offices of the Korean esports Association (KeSPA) have been raided by South Korean police, and two aides to its former chairman arrested, in an...
article ESPORTS.com: A Substantial Upgrade to eSports Industry
(Nigeria) -- We live in an eSports world. Gaming today is bigger than ever. Mind-bending is the word that would best describe the impact eSports has on our lives today....

11/6/2017

article How Cryptocurrencies And Blockchain Are Taking Esports To The Next Level
(Worldwide) -- Revenue from eSports -- or competitive video gaming -- will grow to $700m in 2017, a 41.3% increase from 2016 , according to Newzoo research. The industry...
article Jones Family Partners With John Goff; Makes Landmark Move Into Esports
(Texas) -- Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, alongside investor John Goff, have announced the acquisition of Complexity Gaming. Together, Jones and Goff are making their...

11/5/2017

article Esports: Is the gaming business ready to come of age?
(UK) -- The DXRacer RV131 is the choice of champions, says a salesman at the Tokyo Game Show. Crafted from the finest high-tech materials, contoured for performance and...
article Major Chinese Vocational School Sets up E-sports Course
(China) -- Lanxiang, one of China's largest and best-known vocational schools, is offering courses on electronic sports (e-sports), riding the boom of video gaming...
article Blizzcon 2017 News Round-up: World of Warcraft Expansion, Overwatch hero, more
(Internet) -- The Blizzcon 2017 opening ceremony featured exciting new updates for almost every Blizzard franchise. Every game except for poor, lonely Diablo saw new...
article Where sports fall, eSports rise
(Internet) -- It used to be that a sports team was comprised of neighborhood friends; now it would be quicker and easier to hop on a computer or PlayStation and connect...
article Intel, Blizzard Entertainment Gear Up For Esports Tournament
(Internet) -- Intel is all set for Olympic Winter Games. The tech conglomerate has tied up with International Olympic Committee to deliver two distinct gaming...
article E-Sports Craze Will Make These Stocks Even Bigger Winners
(Internet) -- Amid expanding markets such as digital commerce and streaming video, other growing markets can, from time to time, be stepped over and missed. But that...

10/31/2017

article Olympic committee lays out expectations for esports’ inclusion
(Switzerland) -- The International Olympic Committee formally laid down its expectations of esports if they’re ever to be included in the Olympic games. The IOC...
article The rise in the popularity of eSports
(Worldwide) -- Esports, also known as electronic sports, is a form of competitive gaming. Players and teammates battle it out in a large variety of available games,...

10/29/2017

article eSports could become an Olympic sport, but it needs a governing body
(Switzerland) -- A statement from a meeting of Olympic stakeholders in Lausanne this weekend revealed that the Olympic movement would consider including esports in the...
article Here’s What It Would Take for eSports to Be Included in the Olympics
(Asia) -- eSports is easily one of the fastest-growing sports segments in the world, inking major licensing deals and drawing more than 380 million viewers every year.

10/28/2017

article Olympic Summit find esports should be considered as sporting activities
(Switzerland) -- sports took a huge step in possibly being included as an Olympic event today after professional gaming was discussed at the sixth Olympic Summit. The...

10/25/2017

article 7 Gaming Stats That Prove Esports Is the Next Big Thing
(Worldwide) -- If the idea of video games becoming popular spectator events that rival leading professional sports leagues in terms of viewership seems like a pipe dream...

10/24/2017

article Foxwoods, Mohegan Sun weigh esports to lure Millennial gamblers
(Connecticut) -- The casino industry's search for the answer to luring a new generation of players has turned to esports and the differing approaches being taken by...
article Downtown Grand in Las Vegas to Take Esports Bets on League of Legends Championship
(Las Vegas) -- The popularity of esports has made its way to Las Vegas, where one casino will be leading the way taking bets on an esports competition, the League of...
article Updating the $9 Million Esports Arena Las Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- Set to debut during the first quarter of 2018, the first permanent esports arena on the Strip heads to the Luxor with a hefty construction price tag and a...
article Esports Betting Site CEO Eyes Lofty Goals After Malta License, ICO
(Malta) -- The chief executive of esports betting operator Unikrn said the importance of the new license from the gaming authorities in Malta “really cannot be...
article Malaysia gets its first eSports gaming hub
(Malaysia) -- ONE of the most common piece of advice a gamer gets is to get up and leave the house once in awhile. Good news gamers, now you can do just that, and still...
article The Esports Industry Is Booming -- Can Blockchain Supercharge It?
(USA) -- The video gaming industry is currently undergoing some major developments as big players are posting massive growth, with the likes of Activision Blizzard ATVI...

10/23/2017

article College esports is the next big thing in varsity athletics
(USA) -- On the morning of Oct. 4, a news conference was held at the University of Utah to reveal the roster of Utah's new esports team. Yes, you read that correctly...
article East London’s new esports arena ‘will be like a mini version of Rome’s Colosseum’
(UK) -- The Silvertown Partnership, a group of property developers who revealed last year they want to turn East London into an esports hub, have spoken about their...

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...

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