A Monumental Netflix of Esports

November 2, 2016

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Ted Leonsis is a busy man. On the heels of headlining purchase of esports club Team Liquid, he also launched Monumental Sports Network – a localized over-the-top (OTT) service. Leonsis is one of the first pro sports team owners to utilize his own media rights through his own OTT service. Likewise, the sports industry has … Continue reading “A Monumental Netflix of Esports”

Understanding Esports Team Valuations

October 12, 2016

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Esports teams are becoming a hot commodity. In the past, ownership of a competitive video game organization was for gamers, only. However, influx of capital and ownership from outside the immediate world of gaming is changing that.  Yet, this activity outpaces the maturity of techniques used to determine how much teams are worth. Plus, effective … Continue reading “Understanding Esports Team Valuations”

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”

Four Game-Changing eSports Trends in 2016

June 29, 2016

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Earlier this month, renowned venture capitalist and trends analyst, Mary Meeker released her comprehensive, annual Internet industry overview. The report contains a treasure trove of data and analysis on multiple trends, a number of which will affect complexion of the global eSports marketplace, in some form or another. As the first half of 2016 winds … Continue reading “Four Game-Changing eSports Trends in 2016”

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””

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