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Pros and cons? Thoughts on the Overwatch League ‘new teams’ decision

This is a guest post by Justin M. Jacobson, Esq of New York based law firm The Jacobson Firm.  This weekend past Activision Blizzard announced that the new teams in its Overwatch...
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Justin M. Jacobson – Where do player representatives fit in in esports?

This is a guest post by New York based Justin M. Jacobson., Esq.  Transparency is vital and so let’s start with a full disclaimer. I'm an esports player representative, so this may...
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This week in esports: Tennis, King Pro League, EU LCS, Sports Emmys, non-endemic sponsorships

This week in esports hasn't slowed down at all from past weeks, with new developments coming in every single day. This week's biggest stories include a traditional sport entering competitive gaming, Tencent...

ESI London 2018 Preview: Franchised leagues in esports, yay or nay?

ESI London, the biggest esports business conference of the year, is on the way! Taking place across September 18-20th, the event will be hosted at Olympia London in Kensington and will...
2019 Predictions

Five predictions for the esports industry in 2019

2018 is over, and nobody will deny that it was a ridiculous year for the esports industry. Celebrity investors, new competitions, almost-unbelievable organisation valuations, and a plethora of incredible game play...

Scrub League Weekly – Street Fighter, Omega Sparx & Heroes of the Storm

Put your dukes up and grab your fighting stick, because this week on Scrub League, it's all about the FGC. Hosts Colin, Kevin and Samantha start the 'cast with Omega Sparx, one...

This week in Esports: Riot Games reveal partnership, F.C. Copenhagen to enter esports and...

It's been a busy week in the business world of esports, with Riot Games signing a partnership worth a minimum of $300million (~£245million), Team Dignitas releasing their CS:GO roster that looks set...
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The impact of being toxic in esports

Recently, the General Manager of Unicorns of Love Romain “Khagneur” Bigeard was on an EU LCS post game segment. He took the opportunity to talk directly to aspiring pro players about...
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Superdata CEO on the Facebook and ESL deal

Following the Facebook and ESL streaming agreement that hit the news last week, we spoke to Superdata CEO and Co-Founder Joost van Dreunen to gather his thoughts on the matter. Superdata...

The lost demographic of the female esports audience

As esports itself evolves so does the demographic of viewers. We're now beyond the point where esports fans are largely made up of 'boys in their parents basement'. While the male...

Events

Government of Malta’s 2019 budget reveals esports plans

The Government of Malta has revealed in the 2019 budget that it will be looking to make Malta a desirable destination for the esports...