Riot, MLBAM and an Esports Landmark

November 28, 2016

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“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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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”

Following the Money in eSports

May 25, 2016

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This week brought rumors of a $500 million deal between ESPN and Riot Games to broadcast League of Legends Championship Series (LCS); followed by both sides going on record denying the talks. While both Riot and ESPN have gone on record denying the talks and the original story contains some general reporting faux paus, the … Continue reading “Following the Money in eSports”

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