Tag: Esports

Mythical Games raises $19 million for blockchain-based games with ‘player-owned economies’

Mythical Games has raised $19 million for its game studio that will make blockchain-based games where players can make money through digital ownership. Los Angeles-based Mythical Games is using the decentralized digital ledger technology of blockchain to build games where players can be verified as owners of a piece of a game. The company calls […]

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Razer Seiren Emote is a USB microphone with feelings

Razer has a new microphone. It’s called the Razer Seiren Emote, and its titular feature is an array of lights that can display various patterns for viewers of your livestream. So if someone subs to your channel or gives you a donation, your mic can respond to those interactions. It’s a gimmick, but it works. […]

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Immortals Gaming Club sells its Houston Outlaws Overwatch team to Beasley Media Group

Los Angeles-based Immortals Gaming Club said it has sold its Houston Outlaws Overwatch League franchise team to the multi-platform media company Beasley Media Group. The financial details were not disclosed. But I hear that these franchises are now being sold for $40 million to $60 million. The initial investments by the original teams like Immortals were […]

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Watch Xbox’s X019 event live from London right here

Microsoft is about to drop a shipping container full of Xbox news on your face. The company is in London for its X019 fan gathering, and it’s going to broadcast a special episode of Inside Xbox live from that event. Expect news about Xbox Game Pass, Project xCloud, first-party developers like Obsidian and Rare, and […]

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Artist Capital Management raises $100 million fund to invest in esports

Artist Capital Management has closed a $100 million fund dedicated to investing in esports. It’s another sign that investors believe that esports will eventually outgrow traditional sports. The fund is called the Artist Esports Edge Fund, and it is aimed at getting institutional investors a chance to reap some of the potential rewards of esports […]

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Twitch Studio’s streamlined streaming suite hits open beta

Twitch Studio is going into open beta today with the goal of enabling anyone to become a livestreamer. The aim from Amazon’s Twitch division is to get new streamers to learn how to stream quickly. Twitch Studio has livestream production features such as a guided stream setup, which simplifies the detection of your PC’s microphone, […]

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The Esports Awards scores luxury advertiser Lexus as a sponsor

Brands are moving fast into esports to chase the rich and young audiences. A case in point: the luxury automobile brand Lexus announced it will be a sponsor for The Esports Awards event this week in Texas. The Esports Awards takes place on November 16 at 6:15 p.m. at the Esports Stadium Arlington in Arlington, […]

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Esports Observer: Revenues and viewers are growing, as is investor interest

Esports is hot. Revenues, viewership, and investor interest is growing, according to a survey of more than 200 esports executives by law firm Foley & Lardner LLP and The Esports Observer. A surge in esports investment is expected to come primarily from private equity and venture capital firms and from traditional professional sports teams and leagues, […]

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Beyond banning: More ways to protect your game from exploits (VB Live)

Presented by Akamai Game developers not only have to think about security from the start, but make sure it doesn’t affect game performance, either. Join VB’s Dean Takahashi and a panel of pros to learn how to lock out hackers, protect your users, and future proof your security from evolving threats at this VB Live […]

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Juked.gg creates an easy way to watch your favorite esports broadcasts

Juked.gg is launching an open beta for its platform that makes it easy for fans to watch esports broadcasts for their favorite teams or personalities. Juked is a guide to the wide world of esports that makes it easy to stay on top of every trending esports match from popular games and teams, featuring support […]

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Esports as a tourism generator? It’s more likely than you think!

Sporting events, concerts, and other entertainment experiences have historically played an integral role in driving local economic activity. But they haven’t necessarily driven “outside” money, which is the real driver of economic impact. Sure, these types of traditional experiences kickstart cash flow, but it typically takes a massive musical act like Metallica or a professional […]

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Super Evil Megacorp raises $10.5 million, moves on to new game, and hands Vainglory off to Rogue Games

Super Evil Megacorp has had more than 45 million players for its Vainglory multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) game on smartphones, tablets, and the PC. But now the company is moving on, and it has raised $10.5 million to enable it to do so. San Mateo, California-based Super Evil Megacorp is announcing its next game, code-named […]

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100 Thieves CEO ‘Nadeshot’ wins Esports Shaker of the year award

Matthew “Nadeshot” Haag, the founder and CEO of 100 Thieves esports organization, has been named the Shaker of The Year for Esports BAR’s Game Shakers Awards for 2020. Esports BAR, an esports event company owned by Reedmidem, will honor Haag at its event in Cannes, France, in February. The Game Shakers Awards awards event is […]

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Your posture is killing you: What gamers should know about ergonomics

The video game industry is reaching more people than ever — but this also means that ergonomic issues and injuries will happen more often to more people. How can gamers best prevent injury? What do we mean by proper ergonomics? At a very basic level, ergonomics, as defined by the International Ergonomics Association, is “the […]

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Hey Mom and Dad, I got an esports scholarship!

Video games aren’t just a drag on a kid’s study habits. Sometimes they can lead to college scholarships if your kid happens to be an esports star. Tournament organizer High School Esports League (HSEL) has teamed up with the charitable organization Varsity Esports Foundation (VESF) to provide financial aid and opportunities for under-resourced students across the country. HSEL is one of […]

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GamesBeat Decides 130: Death Stranding and Yves Guillemot’s Shark Tank

The GamesBeat Decides podcast can finally talk about Death Stranding, and that’s exactly what happens on this week’s episode. Gameranx producer Tom Johnson and Sidequesting editor and podcaster Erron Kelly join GamesBeat PC gaming editor Jeff Grubb for that discussion. The crew also touches on some Destiny 2, The Outer Worlds, and Lonely Mountain Downhill. Join […]

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MTG initiates a’strategic review’ of its gaming investments

Modern Times Group, a Stockholm-based digital entertainment company, announced that it is doing a strategic review of its gaming portfolio, and it said it will explore listing as a public company in the U.S. MTG said it is doing the “strategic review of its gaming vertical in order to evaluate the best route to crystalize […]

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Chance The Rapper’s Clueless Hockey Reporter Returned To Tackle Esports On ‘Saturday Night Live’

Chance the Rapper‘s first appearance on Saturday Night Live featured a segment where he had absolutely no idea what was happening during a hockey game. In the time since the phrase “let’s do that hockey” has become a common one for sarcastic hockey fans and also people who still have no idea what hockey is. […]

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Nicecactus.gg raises $5.5 million to train esports athletes for the sponsored life

Competitive gaming platform Nicecactus.gg has raised $5.5 million to build a platform that will enable amateur and semi-pro esports athletes to improve their skills and eventually win sponsors. Nice, France-based Nicecactus is creating a grassroots esports sponsorship fund, allocating $1.1 million to help support amateur and semi-professional esports athletes on the road to becoming esports […]

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HP and Virtuix sponsor $100,000 VR esports tournament

Virtuix and HP have teamed up to stage a $100,000 esports tournament series featuring Virtuix’s Omni Arena virtual reality attractions. The Omniverse VR Arena is the latest version of Virtuix’s Omni treadmill, which lets you run around in VR with 360 degrees of freedom, making possible full-body competitive VR. The new $100,000 2020 Omni Arena […]

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The GamesBeat call for speakers has respawned! Apply now for the 2020 Summit

GamesBeat Summit is back with the best networking, deal-making, and conversations in the gaming industry, and hurrah, the call for speakers is live. Apply now to join us in L.A. on April 28-29, 2020 at the world’s first (and so far only) microamusement park, Two-Bit Circus. Our flagship event is limited to an intimate audience […]

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