The Dollars and Sense of eSports Growth

August 3, 2016

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“Prediction is always difficult, especially about the future.” — Niels Bohr Recent estimates from SuperData Research put eSports earnings at $892M by end of 2016 – boosted mostly by continued investment from game publishers and brands (see image below). SuperData also shifted estimates for the $1B mark to 2017, and $1.23B by 2019E. So while the implication that eSports growth has slowed is understandable, … Continue reading “The Dollars and Sense of eSports Growth”

Growing eSports advocacy

July 12, 2016

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As the number of associations, groups, and organizations focused on the eSports industry grows by the day, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to keep track. While each organization differs from the next. From the World Esports Association’s (WESA) in May to the Esports Integrity Coalition launch last week, it’s clear that instilling structure into the fluid, … Continue reading “Growing eSports advocacy”

Understanding the “FIFA for eSports”

May 18, 2016

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Last week’s announcement of the World ESports Association (WESA) caused a noticeable stir in and around the world of competitive video games. Chaired by the Electronic Sports League (ESL), a long-standing competitive gaming events company, and leading European teams from the Counter Strike Global Offensive (CSGO) scene, WESA positioning is, “Based on similar traditional sports … Continue reading “Understanding the “FIFA for eSports””

eSports Sponsorship Insight – April 2016

May 4, 2016

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The eSports Sponsorship Insight is a monthly report containing analysis, perspective, and news on the world of eSports sponsorship. The report is published by eSports Group, a leading eSports consulting agency based in Washington, DC. For more info, please visit http://www.entivagroup.net or contact us here. Profile | ESL Struggles with Hypocrisy The Electronic Sports League … Continue reading “eSports Sponsorship Insight – April 2016”

eSports Sponsorship Insight – March 2016

March 29, 2016

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The eSports Sponsorship Insight is a monthly report containing analysis, perspective, and news on the world of eSports sponsorship. The report is published by eSports Group, a leading eSports consulting agency based in Washington, DC. For more info, please visit http://www.entivagroup.net or contact us here. Profile | ASUS This week’s sponsorship profile is on Mario … Continue reading “eSports Sponsorship Insight – March 2016”

Coming to a Neighborhood Near You: Locality in eSports

March 18, 2015

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With the recent announcement of ESL bringing live esports events to 1,500 to 2,000 movie theaters around the world; all on the heels of the Gfinity Arena hosting the CS:GO Spring Masters. The trend of eSports establishing permanent roots in cities across the world is becoming a reality. Since one of eSports strongest characteristics is … Continue reading “Coming to a Neighborhood Near You: Locality in eSports”

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