eSports: Activision Blizzard Aims for the Big Leagues

Via Fortune, a look at Activision Blizzard’s eSports ambitions: Activision Blizzard built a videogame empire around bestselling titles like Call of Duty and Warcraft. Now it wants to become the ESPN of competitive gaming. Will audiences play along? A diapered dragon hatches from a polka-dotted egg. Casting off the speckled shards of its shell, it toddles out of […]

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eSports: To Buy Into This Video Gaming League, It’s at Least $10 Million

Via Bloomberg, a report on a new eSports league: Over the last several years, investors have grown curious about the world of professional video gaming. If this were any other sport, one logical thing to do would be to put money into a team. But in esports, it’s not clear what prospective team owners would […]

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eConomics of eSports: How Riot Games Became A Telco

Via Digits to Dollars, an interesting look at Riot Games’ business model: Telecom networks are changing in some important ways. A few weeks ago, I wrote a somewhat fanciful piece about the ways in which telecom networks are being unbundled by the growing convergence between ‘enterprise’ and ‘carrier’ networking technologies.A few days later, a friend […]

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eSports In China

Via China Daily, an interesting look at esports in China where there are there are 170 million players and fans, surpassing any other regular sport: When Liu Zhenyan commentates live from the Jeunesse Arena in Rio de Janeiro, tens of millions of Chinese viewers tune in to watch the 2017 Mid-Season Invitational, one of the […]

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The eSports Market Continues To Grow Revenues & Attract Investors

Via Business Insider, an article on the eSports competitive video gaming market which continues to grow revenues & attract investors:   Years ago, eSports was a community of video gamers who would gather at conventions to play Counter Strike, Call of Duty, or League of Legends. These multiplayer video game competitions would determine League of Legends […]

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Colleges Are Starting Varsity Programs For eSports

Via The Outline, an interesting look at whether or not we may see the NCAA of esports soon: Professional esports — competitive video game playing as a spectator sport — is surging in the U.S., with revenues in the hundreds of millions and growing fast. So it’s little surprise that collegiate esports — in which universities […]

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