Understanding Esports Audience Overlap pt. 2

December 2, 2020

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Categories:analytics, Insights, Fans

“We have made the difficult decision to cease operations for our dedicated daily esports editorial and content…We recognize esports as an opportunity to expand our audience, and we’ll continue to do so through coverage from the broader team for major events, breaking news and coverage.”  ESPN spokesperson via Esports Observer Note: This is the second installment … Continue reading “Understanding Esports Audience Overlap pt. 2”

A Close Look at Sports and Esports Fandom

April 18, 2018

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Categories:analytics, Insights, sports

“There’s a generation of sports fans growing with esports as their primary sport of choice…They’re not dipping in and watching basketball, hockey or football. This is a generation that really focused in on this as their sport.” — Whalen Rozelle, Director of Esports at Riot Games [source: USA Today] The convergence of digital and traditional sports continues. … Continue reading “A Close Look at Sports and Esports Fandom”

eSports iQ #85: Facebook and the Esports Fan Experience

December 8, 2016

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Incremental change is subtle, but powerful. This past weekend, the first event of Valve’s 2016-17 Defense of the Ancients (DoTA) Major Championships – the Boston Major – kicked off with a new group stage format. In it, sixteen teams from around the world will compete for a $3 Million prize pool. DoTA 2 also made … Continue reading “eSports iQ #85: Facebook and the Esports Fan Experience”

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