eSports: Possible Medal Event At 2024 Olympics

Via The Guardian, an article on the potential for esports to be a medal event at the 2024 Olympics in France: eSports could be added to the Olympic programme as an official medal sport in 2024. Tony Estanguet, co-president of the Paris bid committee, has confirmed that he will speak with the International Olympic Committee and eSports representatives […]

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eSports: Tech or Media?

Via Digits to Dollars, a look at eSports: At D2D, we approach most analysis from the point of view of technology companies. We are Bay-Area based, and interact regularly with tech companies, VCs, and the attendant tech ecosystem. This tends to color our analysis of industries – we look for ‘disruption’, ‘platforms’ and software business […]

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eSports Firms Eye Billion-Dollar Reality In Asia

Via Asia Times, a look at esports potential in Asia: New entrants to Asia Pacific’s fledgling fantasy sports industry are counting on the region’s active smartphone usage and growing eSports ecosystem to turn the virtual playing field into a multi-billion dollar reality. About to enter its second year of operation, fantasy sports firm Ballr has […]

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Gaming’s Embrace Of eSports Won’t Happen Overnight

Via the Las Vegas Sun, an article on the convergence of esports and gaming: The combination of video gaming and gambling is undoubtedly going to become more popular. But it’s not the revolutionary idea some make it out to be, and its widespread acceptance is not imminent, said one downtown casino executive Thursday at a […]

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Las Vegas May Be ‘Something Special’ For eSports Industry

Via Las Vegas Review Journal, an interesting look at eSports in the context of Las Vegas and online gaming: Brandon (Le Le) of G4C esports, top left, reacts to his team winning a game during the Halo World Championship North American Qualifier at thE Arena in downtown Las Vegas on Friday, March 3, 2017 It’s […]

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Traditional Sports Have An eSports Problem

Via VentureBeat, a look at esports: Professional sports leagues like the NFL and the NBA are about to face a major challenge called “the march of time.” Young Americans, or “millennials,” (the generation that was born from the mid-1980s through the early 2000s) are split in terms of their loyalty to traditional sports and competitive […]

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