eSports iQ #97: Industry 360

March 22, 2017

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Below is a comprehensive look at various issues, trends, and developments across the global esports landscape. The objective is a 360-degree view of the rapidly evolving competitive video game industry. Events The newly launched Millennial Esports arena will be home to a $10,000 EA Sports-sanctioned Madden NFL tournament, March 25 – 26. A consistent flow … Continue reading “eSports iQ #97: Industry 360”

eSports iQ #96: Three Key Insights that Matter

March 17, 2017

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Edition #96 of eSports iQ focuses on on three key developments across the esports industry over the last week. Sign up here to have weekly insights like this delivered to your inbox! Esports 2.0 Esports is on its way a city near you. Want proof? Check out last Friday’s announcement that esports club NRG Esports is … Continue reading “eSports iQ #96: Three Key Insights that Matter”

Three Cold, Hard Truths About Esports Team Investment

January 25, 2017

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“In making decisions under conditions of uncertainty, the consequences must dominate the probabilities.” — Peter L. Bernstein Here come the cowboys. AdAge reports that the National Football League’s Dallas Cowboys are considering purchasing an esports team. According to Forbes, the Cowboys are the most valuable sports club in the world’s most valuable league. So this … Continue reading “Three Cold, Hard Truths About Esports Team Investment”

Talking Amateur Esports with House League Gaming

January 17, 2017

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“One man practicing sportsmanship is far better than a hundred teaching it.” — Knute Rockne Competition can bring out the best – and worst – in humans. Accordingly, sport has evolved to channel competition as a positive force for personal development. As the clock ticks in 2017, esports is beginning to do the same. House … Continue reading “Talking Amateur Esports with House League Gaming”

Talking Mobile Esports with Skillz’s Andrew Paradise

December 28, 2016

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Games are a serious business. The numbers don’t lie. Games generated $91 Billion in 2016 – according to Superdata Research. Mobile was at the forefront – totaling $41 Billion (up 18 percent). Meanwhile, esports generated $892 Million. To better understand the overlap of these two segments, eSports iQ sat down with Skillz CEO – Andrew … Continue reading “Talking Mobile Esports with Skillz’s Andrew Paradise”

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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