CSGO Esports Across the World

December 10, 2019

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“We did something very interesting with CS in that we outsourced our map development to our community….So in essence, CS was really a community project.” Minh “Gooseman” Le, co-creator of Counter-Strike (CS) via Fandom  Strength in numbers The Counter-Strike franchise is still strong – a full 20 years after launching as a mod to Half-Life. The latest release, Counter-Strike Global Offensive (CSGO), is … Continue reading “CSGO Esports Across the World”

Why Mixer Should Sign an Esports Team

November 26, 2019

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Categories:analytics, eSports iQ, Streaming, Uncategorized

“It’s the same me, just a different platform”  Ninja, on moving from Twitch to Mixer via Twitter 2019 has been an interesting affair for Mixer – Microsoft’s streaming service. Since, even in the aftermath of signing top content creators, like Ninja and Shroud, it’s clear that Twitch is still the 800-lb gorilla of the streaming world.   As it stands, Twitch, … Continue reading “Why Mixer Should Sign an Esports Team”

Winning Social Media for Esports Teams

November 19, 2019

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 “I think a lot of people who bought into teams, not the esports themselves, had no idea how bad a business it was, no idea”  Mark Cuban on FAIR GAME with Kristine Leahy  As more financial data (confirmed and estimated) on leading esports organizations goes public, one thing is clear: Teams don’t own/control the primary commercial levers across the competitive video game marketplace.  … Continue reading “Winning Social Media for Esports Teams”

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