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 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
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?
“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
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
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
Activision Blizzard faces two significant days in a row — announcing 3Q Earnings today after the market closes and releasing the new Call of Duty tomorrow. The Wall Street Journal … Continue reading Two Days to Watch Activision Blizzard: Earnings (Today), COD (Tomorrow)