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US Hearthstone players banned for Hong Kong protest

Team that held up a "Free Hong Kong, Boycott Blizz" sign punished "for engaging in behavior disruptive to" tournament broadcast

By Brendan Sinclair

The GamesIndustry.biz Podcast: Can Blizzard recover from Blitzchung?

We discuss the wider impact of the backlash against the World of Warcraft publisher

By GamesIndustry Staff

Hiro Capital is "determined to fill the post-seed gap" with new €100m fund

Industry veterans will invest in around 20 promising games, esports and digital sports companies by 2021

By James Batchelor

Riot Games: "We aren't telling anyone to avoid saying 'Hong Kong'"

League of Legends firm clarifies confusion as rumours spread it is censoring esports team name Hong Kong Attitude

By James Batchelor

Nerd Street Gamers raises $12m for building esports facilities

Will start by constructing 3,000 square foot spaces for Five Below stores

By James Batchelor

Esports' ongoing data competition: PCU v. ACU v. AMA

Newzoo's new head of esports Remer Rietkerk on the challenges of finding good data for the right occasion

By Rebekah Valentine

Epic won't take action against Fortnite players who speak up about Hong Kong

"Epic supports everyone's right to express their views on politics and human rights"

By Rebekah Valentine

Five Vectors raises $1m in seed funding to make music for esports

Music startup to partner with publishers for team, league, and game anthems

By Rebekah Valentine

PUBG Mobile envisions esports for casuals

Tencent Games' Neo Liu discusses the company's efforts to build high- and low-end competitive scenes around its mobile survival shooter

By Brendan Sinclair

Blizzard dismisses Hearthstone player for supporting Hong Kong protests

"I'm not [regretful] of what I said," says Chung 'blitzchung' Ng Wai

By Marie Dealessandri

Can supporting esports communities deliver returns for publishers?

Hi-Rez Studios COO Todd Harris explains why the company invests in esports both within and beyond its own game communities

By Rebekah Valentine

EA leaks FIFA Global Series player data

UPDATE: Up to 1,600 players signing up for tournament series had their personal information exposed to other registrants

By Rebekah Valentine

Bringing non-endemic brands to esports... and keeping them

At Esports BAR Miami, Christopher 'Monte Cristo' Mykles shared how brands can make their way into esports

By Rebekah Valentine

NBA star invests to become co-owner of RektGlobal

Rudy Gobert joins already star-studded ownership team of esports organisation

By Haydn Taylor

Esports BAR returns to Miami this week

Conference's third year brings brands, publishers, and investors back to Florida for keynotes, mentorship, and roundtables

By Rebekah Valentine

Super League Gaming launches subscription service

Super League Prime is an extension of the esports firm's partnership with ggCircuit

NBA 2K League gets its first Chinese team

Gen.G will operate a team from Shanghai, NBA 2K League's first outside of North America

ESL, Dreamhack partner with Nielsen for esports data

MTG's esports leagues will help tracking firm with sponsor valuation, brand impact, and consumer analytics efforts

By Brendan Sinclair

Enthusiast Gaming completes complex merger with Luminosity

Newly formed entity will be the publicly traded Enthusiast Gaming Holdings

By Matthew Handrahan

Esports investment: Building resilience in a volatile space

New Wave Esports CEO Daniel Mitre on the glamour of teams versus the sustainability of platforms

By Haydn Taylor

XY Gaming announces $2.5m funding round

Funds will go toward expanding esports tournament platform, adding games such as Fortnite

By Rebekah Valentine

PlayVS lands another $50 million

High school esports platform details Series C funding round, brings total funding to $96 million in just over a year

By Brendan Sinclair

Vivendi, Riot veterans announce gaming broadcast network, VENN

Ben Kusin and Ariel Horn share their plans and goals for a space that unifies publishers, leagues and audiences under one network

By Rebekah Valentine

Making Madden a spectator sport

EA's Madden Championship commissioner Matt Marcou says the publisher's esports strategy is driven by more than selling copies

By Brendan Sinclair

Dignitas CEO: Soccer, basketball, and esports will be the major sports of the future

Michael Prindiville shares optimism for esports industry and predictions of consolidation ahead of keynote at Esports BAR Miami

By Rebekah Valentine

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