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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

Veloce Esports headed for series A investment after angel round

Initial investors include former Liberty Global exec Eric Tveter

The exciting uncertainty of esports' future

Nielsen Esports' Nicole Pike shares her patient views on the esports landscape ahead of her keynote at Esports BAR Miami 2019

By Rebekah Valentine

BoomTV acquires American Video Game League in bid to expand collegiate esports

Deal is "huge step forward" for collegiate esports, says AVGL CEO

By Haydn Taylor

ESL and Dreamhack merging CS:GO tourneys to form ESL Pro Tour

IEM Katowice and ESL One Cologne Counter-Strike: Global Offensive competitions will serve as two Masters events for 2020

Mobile, PES and esports: The three pillars of Konami

We speak to European president Masami Saso about how the publisher's console legacy is driving its push into mobile and esports

By James Batchelor

ISFE launches new esports branch

Organisation members are "committed to growing the sector in a responsible way"

By Haydn Taylor

Huya takes $30m minority stake in ESL

Live streaming platform will plan Chinese esports events based on ESL global calendar

By Matthew Handrahan

Niko Partners: Mobile esport games grossed $15.3bn worldwide last year

Mobile esport titles poised to overtake PC competitors which grossed $16.1 billion in 2018

By Haydn Taylor

Six men arrested over alleged Counter-Strike match fixing

Australian police say offences could lead to up to ten years in prison

By James Batchelor

OG wins Dota 2's International for second straight year

Valve's premiere esports competitions sees back-to-back champs for the first time

By Brendan Sinclair

Echo Fox lays off League of Legends players as franchise slot sale moves forward

Riot Games taking applications for new partner in league slot following dispute between Echo Fox founder and shareholder

By Rebekah Valentine

ELeague to broadcast Nintendo 2019 World Championships on CBS

Three-episode series to air summer competitions in Splatoon 2, Super Mario Maker 2, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

By Rebekah Valentine

Gfinity Esports Australia shutting down this November

Esports tournament organiser ceasing operations after two years

By James Batchelor

Dota 2 tournament The International begins with a $33m prize pool

Last year's prize pool was less than $25m, winning team will receive $15m

Statespace raises $2.5 million for esports training platform

Seed round was led by First Mark Capital, with participation from Expa, Lux Capital and WndrCo

Newzoo: Fans watched 81.8m hours of the Fortnite World Cup across Twitch, YouTube

Official YouTube channel beat out official Twitch channel for viewership hours during finals

By Rebekah Valentine

Industry veterans launch payment platform for esport tournament winnings

"We want to help publishers and organisers to be more efficient by removing their hands-on time expediting the payments," says Prize Payments CEO

By Haydn Taylor

NetEase reveals plans for $700m esports stadium in Shanghai

Stadium to feature game development, team building, and training facilities

By Haydn Taylor

EVO in trouble with Bandai Namco, Konami and Solid Snake actor David Hayter

Tekken tournament organisers used iconic character in promo video without permission from any of the above

By James Batchelor

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