VALORANT’s Esports Potential

May 11, 2020

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Categories:analytics, Insights, eSports iQ

“We’re overwhelmed by the initial interest and excitement in VALORANT. We have massive dreams for what this game can be as an esport, and we’re excited to embark on this long esports journey with our players,”  Whalen Rozelle, Senior Director of Global Esports at Riot Games via InvenGlobal  VALORANT – Riot Game’s new tactical shooter title – is still in closed beta but is already generating buzz. For example, several gaming organizations and professional players are eyeing the competitive scene.    … Continue reading “VALORANT’s Esports Potential”

Picturing an Under Armour Esports Play

January 4, 2017

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“If you look good, you feel good. If you feel good, you play good.” — Deion Sanders The year 2016 gave birth to a number of partnerships across the esports landscape. However, one, in particular, reflects the growing scale digital sport. Namely, Riot Games’ 6-year, $300 million streaming deal with Major League Baseball Advanced Media … Continue reading “Picturing an Under Armour Esports Play”

Riot, MLBAM and an Esports Landmark

November 28, 2016

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Categories:Media, Money, sports

“We do not remember days, we remember moments.” — Cesare Pavese Historical moments are funny – they never seem so historical in the moment. Case in point: the $200M deal between Riot Games and Major League Baseball Advanced Media (MLBAM). This deal, if closed as reported, will fundamentally shape the future of League of Legends … Continue reading “Riot, MLBAM and an Esports Landmark”

The Dollars and Sense of eSports Team Ownership

June 21, 2016

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Categories:Analysis, Money, Strategy

Along with capturing the attention of those outside the video game industry, electronic sports (eSports) are attracting a new class of investors seeking to get in early on the rising phenomenon. Nowhere else is this more evident than in Riot Games’ League of Legends eSports scene – the League Championship Series (LCS). Yet, despite going … Continue reading “The Dollars and Sense of eSports Team Ownership”

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