The eSports Observer: “More than three months after the German Federal Election, a new government has not yet been formed. After long negotiations, Angela Merkel’s CDU and Martin Schulz’s SPD … Continue reading Germany Can’t Agree to Form New Government, But Agrees to Recognize eSports as Sport
Will eSports Replace NFL?
JD Mullane of the Seattle Intelligencer: “The 21st century will not be kind to the NFL, because Millennials don’t watch much network television, the league’s main recruiting tool for young … Continue reading Will eSports Replace NFL?
Nvidia Growth Fueled by eSports, Gaming
Yahoo! Finance: “Forget data centers and self-driving cars — gaming has been a hot market thanks to the rise of esports, game streaming, and continued advancements in graphics technology. Gaming … Continue reading Nvidia Growth Fueled by eSports, Gaming
Survey: 80 percent of Hong Kong Youth Don’t Want eSports Career
South China Morning Post: “Hong Kong’s largest youth NGO has asked the government to hit the reset button on video games and recognise the pastime as a sport after a … Continue reading Survey: 80 percent of Hong Kong Youth Don’t Want eSports Career
Merger: Three Japan eSports Organizations Combine
Nikkei Asian Review: “Japan’s three esports organizations have merged into a single entity, as stakeholders look to pump up the country’s nascent esports market.” “‘The global audience for esports is … Continue reading Merger: Three Japan eSports Organizations Combine
ESPN, Disney XD to Broadcast Madden 18 eSports League
ESPN and Disney XD “have signed on to broadcast the EA Sports Madden NFL 18 Championship series,” reports Cleveland.com. “The games, which kicked off last weekend with the Madden NFL 18 … Continue reading ESPN, Disney XD to Broadcast Madden 18 eSports League
$2MM for eSports Digital Trading Cards?
VentureBeat: “Epics.gg has raised $2 million in a seed round for its digital trading card platform for esports. It enables users to buy, sell, and collect digital trading cards based … Continue reading $2MM for eSports Digital Trading Cards?
Pac-12 Student Groups Create Independent eSports League
“Eleven student leaders of Pac-12 universities have formed the Pacific Alliance of Collegiate Gamers (PACG), a collective organization that will organize and host esports events in League of Legends, Hearthstone … Continue reading Pac-12 Student Groups Create Independent eSports League
NHL, EA Sports to Launch eSports League
SB Nation: “The NHL plans to be the next professional sports league to launch its own esports equivalent. Commissioner Gary Bettman spoke to the media on Saturday evening before the … Continue reading NHL, EA Sports to Launch eSports League
Nvidia CEO Named Fortune’s Businessperson of the Year
More evidence of the financial power of video — and video gaming: Fortune names Jen-Hsun “Jensen” Huang, cofounder and CEO of “the red-hot Silicon Valley semiconductor and software company Nvidia,” its 2017 Businessperson … Continue reading Nvidia CEO Named Fortune’s Businessperson of the Year