Darren Heitner offers a very useful overview of the intersection of eSports and blockchain in Forbes: “What makes all of this even more exciting is the introduction of blockchain into … Continue reading eSports + Blockchain: A New Partnership?
Very interesting analysis, via Bryce Blum of ESG Law: “The esports industry is about to, very quickly, get its first franchised leagues. This will bolster investments in each game and … Continue reading New eSports Business Model: Franchising
The Wall Street Journal reports that “Activision Blizzard Inc. wants to make that a reality starting as soon as next year. The biggest videogame company in the U.S. by market value… is … Continue reading Will Overwatch Look Like NFL?
Brian Fung of the Washington Post: “Earlier this year, researchers’ artificial intelligence beat a human in the dazzlingly complex board game known as Go. Not just once, but four times. It was a … Continue reading AI Advances: Computers Learning to Play StarCraft
The Street: “Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick says the number of spectators that watch eSports competitions out numbers the viewership of both the NFL and NBA, and he has plans … Continue reading Activision Blizzard CEO Kotick Talks eSports Future
Move over Michael Phelps. Recode reports that “Online Olympic video streaming is big, but not as big as eSports.” “Sandvine, the broadband services company that occasionally provides snapshots of internet … Continue reading eSports Outpacing Olympics Viewers Online
Charles Poladian writes in the International Business Times that Tuesday’s ELEAGUE launch “served as a preview for what people can expect for its highly anticipated television debut.” He adds: “The … Continue reading Does ELEAGUE on Twitch Offer Preview of eSports’ TV Future?
VentureBeat’s GamesBeat runs an interview with Craig Barry, the executive vice president and chief content officer at Turner Sports. Barry “discussed Eleague’s goal and explained why Turner is bullish on esports … Continue reading Interview: Why Turner is Interested in eSports
Fortune: “Next year’s crop of Pac-12 college athletes will include officially-sanctioned gamers for the first time ever.” “In an end-of-year announcement, the Pac-12 Conference said on Tuesday that it will be the … Continue reading Pac-12 First College Conference to Host, Televise eSports Competitions
Activision Blizzard is at it again. The interactive gaming company ended 2015 by purchasing “substantially all” of the assets for Major League Gaming, according to eSports Observer. The piece reports: … Continue reading More Action from Activision Blizzard: MLG Purchase