Esports Market Data 101

October 18, 2016

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“Torture the data, and it will confess to anything.” – Ronald Coase, Economist & Nobel Prize Laureate Data helps define problems and/or opportunities. And Newzoo’s latest free data report, “Why Sports & Brands Want to be in Esports,” does both. Like most research, the findings must be interpreted correctly. To understand as much, here’s an … Continue reading “Esports Market Data 101”


Understanding Esports Team Valuations

October 12, 2016

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Esports teams are becoming a hot commodity. In the past, ownership of a competitive video game organization was for gamers, only. However, influx of capital and ownership from outside the immediate world of gaming is changing that.  Yet, this activity outpaces the maturity of techniques used to determine how much teams are worth. Plus, effective … Continue reading “Understanding Esports Team Valuations”

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The Esports Fast Break Continues

September 28, 2016

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The esports megatrend continues to gain steam. Over the last two business days, two longstanding competitive gaming clubs sold controlling interests to prominent members of the sports industry. First, the National Basketball Association’s (NBA) Philadelphia 76ers – acquired two esports clubs: Team Dignitas and Team Apex. Then it was an ownership group including Peter Gruber … Continue reading “The Esports Fast Break Continues”

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