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Research reveals most popular esports on Twitch

Nearly three times as many MOBA streamers than any other genre

By Haydn Taylor

Skillz doubles revenue run-rate up to $200m in nine months

Revenue run-rate up by 125% as mobile esports platform hosts over one million tournaments per day

By Haydn Taylor

World's largest esports organisations sign up for Clash Royale League

36 teams from North America, Europe, Asia, and Latin America to compete in $1 million World Final

By Haydn Taylor

Is GAME right to bank on Belong?

CEO Martyn Gibbs on the challenges facing retail, and why the Sports Direct deal is a game changer

By Christopher Dring

NFL and NBA veterans among key hires at Activision Blizzard's new esports division

"We're committed to maintaining the highest degree of excellence and professionalism in our operation," says esports division CEO

By Haydn Taylor

Red Bull announces UK's largest public esports studio

Studio launches later this month in partnership with ASUS Republic of Gamers, Noblechairs, and Newegg

By Haydn Taylor

Female Overwatch League host receives death threats over Women's Day tweet

Soe 'Soembie' Gschwind-Penski besieged on social media for thanking supportive men

By James Batchelor

Alibaba to focus on non-violent games for Olympic esports bid

First-party publishers of violent games will be "suspected of only pushing your games for your own benefit”

By Matthew Handrahan

Overwatch League team releases twice-banned player

Dallas Fuel cuts ties with Félix "xQc" Lengyel after he follows up suspension for homophobia with suspension for racism

By Brendan Sinclair

PUBG Corp acquires MadGlory to enable community developer tools

New subsidiary will launch online portal for custom-made APIs, matchmaking engines and esports systems

By James Batchelor

Gfinity signs Facebook exclusivity deal

Elite Series esports events to will be broadcast digitally on the social network throughout 2018

Overwatch League hands down fines, bans

Pro players disciplined for racism, homophobia, and account sharing; Felix "xQc" Lengyel receives his second suspension of inaugural season

H1Z1 player base declines by 91% months before launch of pro league

UPDATE: H1Z1 Pro League not under threat, says general manager at Daybreak Games

By Haydn Taylor

Critical Force: "Mobile will become more and more important to esports"

CEO Veli-Pekka Piirainen on how patient community building and emerging markets helped Critical Ops to reach one million daily players

By Matthew Handrahan

1,000 Dreams in partnership with Twitch to support female streamers

Plans to raise money for BroadcastHER Grant through Women's History Month streaming event

By Haydn Taylor

Vision Esports raises $38 million in funding

Round led by Evolution Media featured contributions from numerous star professional athletes

By Matthew Handrahan

FanAI raises $2.5 million for esports audience monetisation

AI-driven platform takes lifetime funding to $4.5 million

Smite esports leagues will be exclusive to Microsoft's Mixer

Xbox streaming service to showcase both the Pro and Console series for Hi-Rez's fantasy MOBA

By James Batchelor

Newzoo lays down ten key factors that will determine the growth of esports

"Crunch time for esports as it enters adolescence," says market intelligence firm

By Haydn Taylor

Global esports revenue projected to reach $905.6m in 2018

Total esports audience to surpass 380 million this year

By Haydn Taylor

Watching over Overwatch pros

Talent agent Ryan Morrison on the incredible growth of the esports scene in recent years, and how players have changed along with it

By Brendan Sinclair

Sports Direct buys 50% of GAME's esports arenas in £3.2m deal

Belong arenas to appear in Sports Direct stores, with additional £55m in loans

By Christopher Dring

ESL acquires minority stake in Indian publisher Nazara Technologies

"Our goal is to bring esports to the players and fans all around the world," says ESL CEO

By Haydn Taylor

Games industry generated $108.4bn in revenues in 2017

$82bn generated by free-to-play games, esports on track to be a $1bn business in 2018

By James Batchelor

ESPN, Disney XD sign "long-term, multi-event" deal for Madden esports

Electronic Arts' Club Championships and Ultimate League season will air on Disney-owned networks in coming months

By Brendan Sinclair

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