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New Nielsen division to offer insight into esports market

Team will provide sponsorship valuation, custom research and more for competitive gaming

By James Batchelor

The International 2017 reached 5m peak concurrent viewers

The Dota 2 tournament's peak audience has more than doubled in three years

By Matthew Handrahan

Esports event considered for Paris 2024 Olympics

Meanwhile, Finland is the latest nation to recognise professional players as athletes

By James Batchelor

Com2uS: Successful esports "don't just appear out of nowhere"

The developer of $1 billion hit Summoners War has slowly built up to its first major global tournament

By James Batchelor

Overwatch League adds first UK franchise

London team will be owned by Cloud9, second Los Angeles team will be owned by Kroenke Sports & Entertainment

By Matthew Handrahan

How Rocket League is looking to shape the future of esports

Psyonix details its ambitious efforts to turn its car football game into a mainstream sport

By Christopher Dring

The International 2017 starts with $24 million prize pool

Dota 2 tournament prize money is 16% up over last year, fourth consecutive year of setting a new record for esports

By Matthew Handrahan

Esports platform Smash.gg raises $11m

Spark Capital, Accel and Horizon Ventures backs pro gaming venture

By Christopher Dring

Philippines government pledges support for esports

“It cannot be denied that esports requires tremendous amounts of skill and training”

By James Batchelor

BBC to broadcast Gfinity Elite Series

Six-week run on BBC Three is the BBC's first foray into esports coverage

Overwatch League players to receive minimum $50k annual salary

$3.5 million in team bonuses available in Season 1, with $1 million of that total guaranteed to the winner

By Matthew Handrahan

PUBG to hold first LAN eSports event at Gamescom

Gamescom PUBG Invitational will be run throughout Gamescom in August

Gfinity expands into North America with CEVO purchase

The London-based esports firm has acquired the American esports services company for $2.7m

By James Brightman

Former Kabam COO Kent Wakeford joins Skillz board

Wakeford focused on eSports after Netmarble's acquisition of Kabam, also co-owner of Kevin Chou's Overwatch League team

Overwatch League vulnerable to MLB trademark dispute

Baseball organisation has until July 26th to submit opposition to Blizzard logo

By James Batchelor

Overwatch League faces uphill battle to profitability - Pachter

Wedbush analyst cites spectator unfriendliness, reliance on Twitch among factors that could hamper Activision Blizzard's esports efforts

By Brendan Sinclair

Echo Fox names Jared Jeffries new president

Esports organization hires former NBA player and Denver Nuggets director of player personnel to oversee player recruiting, team development

ESL adds new chief marketing officer and chief revenue officer

Global esports firm hires Rodrigo Samwell as CMO and Martin Hubert as CRO

Patriots, Mets and NetEase among first Overwatch League team owners

Five of the seven teams will be in the US, as well as one in Seoul and one in Shanghai

By Matthew Handrahan

DOTA 2 breaks eSports prize pool record again

Over $20.75 million at stake as Valve's seventh The International tournament surpasses last year's total with almost a month left to raise more funds

By Brendan Sinclair

Gfinity hires new chief commercial officer

Former global head of commercial at Simon Cowell's Syco Entertainment joins growing esports events firm

Valve bans over 40,000 Steam accounts as summer sale entices cheaters

Largest mass banning of accounts in the digital platform's history

By James Batchelor

University of California to add Overwatch scholarship

UC Irvine introduced a League of Legends scholarship last year

By Matthew Handrahan

Valve to axe Dota 2 Majors in favour of third-party tournaments

The road to The International 2018 will be handled by third-party tournaments, selected by Valve

By Matthew Handrahan

Activision Blizzard: Overwatch League is the most ambitious in eSports history

At Gamelab, MLG founder Mike Sepso opened up about the Overwatch League - "this will be a core part of the future of the eSports business"

By Matthew Handrahan

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