Winning Esports Sponsorships with AI

September 9, 2020

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Categories:analytics, eSports iQ, Brands, Marketing, Sponsorship

“Values aren’t buses…They’re not supposed to get you anywhere. They’re supposed to define who you are.”  Jennifer Crusie The world of competitive video games, while no longer a secret, still holds significant opportunity for non-endemic brands and marketers.  However, one of the biggest hurdles is selecting the right entry point to reach digital sport audiences – e.g. partnering with a game publisher, league operator, or team. And rightfully so, as esports is an out-of-market experience for those outside of gaming.  Nonetheless, all compelling sponsorships begin with partners who … Continue reading “Winning Esports Sponsorships with AI”

Understanding Esports Influence

August 12, 2020

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Categories:analytics, eSports iQ, Video

“Influence may be the highest level of human skills.” Author unknown The latest eSports iQ video series (click thumbnail below) explores the dynamics of influence among Fnatic, G2 Esports and Team Liquid fans. Key insights Content creators are esports influencers without playing professionally  Team audiences are fragmented across multiple game titles  Non-endemic partners benefit from understanding the unique nature of esports influence  Esports personalities (casters) have significant influence among team fans  Pro … Continue reading “Understanding Esports Influence”

League of Legends Esports in Europe

July 29, 2020

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Categories:analytics, Insights, Fans, eSports iQ

“We consider ourselves very much in the leather helmet days…People forget that because, in the esports space, nine years is a long time. But we’re still very much in our infancy.”  David Higdon, Global Head of Communications, Esports at Riot Games via The Verge Riot Games recently announced a complete rebrand of its League of Legends esports ecosystem. The new brand is a first step … Continue reading “League of Legends Esports in Europe”

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