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Winning Esports Merchandise

March 25, 2020

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Categories:analytics, eSports iQ, Brands

“If you create a good product and a unique product, they will buy it. It just has to be something different. It has to be high quality.”   Rocky Savio, chief merchandising officer for the Atlanta FaZe via ESPN The convergence of fashion and esports is gaining steam. With non-endemic brand partnerships, ranging from high fashion (Louis Vuitton) to athletic wear (Champion), serving notice that the momentum is real.   As a result, the business of esports merchandise is positioned to … Continue reading “Winning Esports Merchandise”

Latin American Esports Fan Profile

February 26, 2020

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Categories:analytics, eSports iQ

“Latin America has a lot of players. Natively and digitally, players have a wider vision in how they consume digital media. But brands and companies don’t have the insight into what esports is yet.”  Juan Carlos Cortizo, CEO of Pro Play Esports via VentureBeat  Up to this point, eSports iQ analytics have focused on English speaking audiences. However, rapid growth of language translation in AI platforms like IBM Watson has dismantled language barriers.   … Continue reading “Latin American Esports Fan Profile”

CSGO Esports Across the World

December 10, 2019

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Categories:analytics, eSports iQ

“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”

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