Esports Boot Camps Growing Worldwide

The life of an esports player is the life of a true athlete: Train hard and train with the best to be your best.

NVidia has offered boot camps in their GeForce Esports studio in Silicon Valley since 2015 to do just that. And now they are offering similar boot camps in Munich and Shanghai (according to eSports Insider),  so more of their teams can prepare for esports tournaments.

The trend around the world is very much to support athletes preparing not only for individual achievement which could lead to financial winnings or university scholarships but also training for large tournaments and someday even the Olympics.

Yet, the training facilities are often not even available in key cities. This is just another reason why Contender eSports is uniquely positioned to meet this growing demand throughout the world. The facilities are first-class and provide the perfect environment for casual gaming, serious gaming, as well as intense training for large events.

Continue Reading the original story on The NVidia Blog.

Tutors Being Hired for Fortnite

Some parents have new dreams for their kids—make them Fortnite experts.

With more than 125 million players across the world, Fortnite’s immense popularity, which has drawn everyone from pre-teens to superstar musicians like Drake, has led to some parents hiring video game coaches to help their kids win.

Maria Bartiromo interviews coach, Cesar Sainz, who says that he has gained a significant number of clients as a result of the game’s popularity.  Gamer Sensei is the leading provider of coaching, and sessions are around $20 per hour.  Contender eSports is currently looking into partnerships with Gamer Sensei for coaching experiences at their upcoming locations around the world.

When the parent of one of Cesar’s students was asked why he sought after a coach, he noted that there are now universities offering scholarships for Fortnite.

Continue Reading the original story on FoxBusiness.com.

Fox Business: Esports hits Primetime

This past week Gamer World News host Rob Steinberg spoke about the growing popularity of esports. Fox Business is reporting a wave of growth around the world and particularly in the United States.

Stuart Varney started the segment by discussing the Overwatch championships, which drew 20,000 attendees at the Barclay Center in Brooklyn. A reported 300,000 watched online and it was aired by ESPN in primetime.

When asked how big this market is, Steinberg shook his head and stated, “Stuart, we are talking about a multi-billion dollar industry.” He went on to say that the gaming industry is now bigger than the movie industry and music industry combined.

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CNBC Sees Esports Market Booming

CNBC is reporting that the global esports industry is on fire and, now, some investors are getting excited about the industry.

The article highlighted Tim Seymour, co-founder and managing partner at Triogem Asset Management, a hedge fund, who was speaking on Fast Money on Monday.

Seymour pointed to the participation of large-scale media companies as proof of a growing industry: The Walt Disney Company broadcast the “Overwatch” games on ESPN.

“The fan base is rabid,” said Seymour, who is also a CNBC contributor. “The excitement is there. And it’s all demographics. It’s not just guys. It’s not just girls. It’s not just young folks. It’s old folks.

Continue Reading the original story on CNBC.com.

Esports in the 2024 Olympics

The possibility of video gaming as an Olympic sport was one of the topics explored in the Esports Forum held Friday in Switzerland.

The article notes that “an organization does not currently exist that represents esports globally and could align with the Olympic values, rules and regulations” which is why the bringing of esports to the Olympics was not “an immediate goal of the Esports Forum.” IOC Sports Director Kit McConnell commented on the overall goals of the meeting.

“There was a consensus that future collaboration will be based on ensuring that any activity supports and promotes the Olympic values; and while the goal was not to develop a pathway towards the inclusion of esports on the Olympic programme, we have a strong plan for ongoing dialogue and engagement, and are in a strong position to coordinate and support the wider engagement of the Olympic Movement with esports.” So what’s next for esports and the Olympics?

Naturally, as eSports gain mass appeal the draw for the general population to participate in local facilities providing the best experience is going to continue to grow. Contender eSports provides such facilities and is taking applications for future owners.

Continue Reading the original story on MSN.com.

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