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eSports iQ #85: Facebook and the Esports Fan Experience

December 8, 2016

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Incremental change is subtle, but powerful. This past weekend, the first event of Valve’s 2016-17 Defense of the Ancients (DoTA) Major Championships – the Boston Major – kicked off with a new group stage format. In it, sixteen teams from around the world will compete for a $3 Million prize pool. DoTA 2 also made … Continue reading “eSports iQ #85: Facebook and the Esports Fan Experience”

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Riot, MLBAM and an Esports Landmark

November 28, 2016

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“We do not remember days, we remember moments.” — Cesare Pavese Historical moments are funny – they never seem so historical in the moment. Case in point: the $200M deal between Riot Games and Major League Baseball Advanced Media (MLBAM). This deal, if closed as reported, will fundamentally shape the future of League of Legends … Continue reading “Riot, MLBAM and an Esports Landmark”

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A Monumental Netflix of Esports

November 2, 2016

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Ted Leonsis is a busy man. On the heels of headlining purchase of esports club Team Liquid, he also launched Monumental Sports Network – a localized over-the-top (OTT) service. Leonsis is one of the first pro sports team owners to utilize his own media rights through his own OTT service. Likewise, the sports industry has … Continue reading “A Monumental Netflix of Esports”

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