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eSports taking viewership away from real sports - Newzoo

13 days ago Research firm finds that 76% of eSports enthusiasts state that their eSports viewing is taking away from hours they used to spend on viewing sports

eSports teams attract more outside investment

22 days ago Steve Aoki buys a stake in upstart Rogue as Memphis Grizzlies owner ups his share of League of Legends Championship Series squad Immortals


1 Influx of capital into eSports will force it to grow up

Opinion 26 days ago Traditional sports owners and executives getting into eSports will herald huge changes to the culture and business of the sector

Traditional sports luminaries acquire Team Liquid eSports

28 days ago Investment group with executives and owners from NBA, NHL, MLB, MLS teams secures controlling interest in competitive gaming franchise

Real-world teams march further into eSports

29 days ago Philadelphia 76ers become the first North American franchise to buy an eSports team, but it's just the latest deal in an ongoing trend

Riot commits to revenue sharing with LoL eSports players

A month ago "We recognize that the current ecosystem isn't consistently profitable yet for team owners or for the league"


Activision Blizzard hires Fox Sports exec as MLG CEO

A month ago Pete Vlastelica was head of Fox Sports Digital, rounds out eSports leadership team

Newzoo ups 2016's eSport revenues prediction to $493m

A month ago New report predicts growth of 51.7% year-on-year

ESL signs deal with Yahoo Esports

A month ago Will collaborate on streaming, new tournaments and sponsorship opportunities

Friction between Riot and League of Legends team owners

2 months ago Teams upset with big pre-tourney patches and limitations on revenue streams; Riot irked by teams investing in other eSports

Dota 2 eSports prize pool eclipses $20 million

2 months ago The International sets another record, but the real money remains in eSports' future

4 Counter-Strike eSports broadcast pulled following Munich shooting

2 months ago ProSieben MAXX cancels ELeague coverage following German government linking the killer's actions to his love of Counter-Strike


ESL: "The onus is on us to set the bar"

3 months ago Spike Laurie talks regulation, responsibility and reaching the mainstream

1 eSports growth slowing but market to pass $1bn in 2017 - SuperData

3 months ago Sponsorship money slowed by fraud among live streamers, Joost van Dreunen tells us

eSports' "Wild West" period is drawing to a close

3 months ago A Casual Connect panel described the forces that will civilise the eSports landscape, leading to a rise in both revenue and regulations

11 Prominent YouTubers revealed as owners of controversial CS:GO gambling site

3 months ago UPDATE: CS:GO founders added to Valve lawsuit


1 eSports Integrity Coalition launches

3 months ago Ian Smith appointed as first commissioner

British eSports Association formed

3 months ago "An important initiative in furthering the credibility of the eSports industry in the UK"


Peter Moore and EA's eSports masterplan

4 months ago "I think engagement is the one word answer"

eSports' "path to profitability farther off than VR" for publishers - Pachter

4 months ago Despite the slow ramp up of headsets, VR should monetize better for publishers in the next few years, the analyst says

6 Capcom bans pro player for sexual harassment

4 months ago Noel Brown gone for the season after grabbing a woman on camera, second offense will result in lifetime ban

WESA responds to Faze Clan departure

4 months ago The eSports organisation loses a team after just two weeks


3 Professionalism and toxicity threaten eSports' breakthrough

Opinion 5 months ago We're on the cusp of a revolution in eSports dreamed of for almost 20 years, but a toxic culture and lack of professionalism must be tackled first


3 eSports "more a promotional tool than anything else" - Zelnick

5 months ago Take-Two CEO doesn't see trend as a profitable stand-alone business yet, believes physical goods will continue to be "lion's share" of revenue in future

8 Blizzard and Twitch pledge to fight racism with pilot program

5 months ago An incident at a recent live-streamed Hearthstone tournament has highlighted the need for change in eSports

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