Newzoo: More than one billion women are active gamers

Firm's latest analysis shows 46% of all video game enthusiasts are female Newzoo has released new research that shows women make up almost half of all gamers, as well as offering some insight into how they engage with the medium. The study broke down gamers of all types into eight ...

Esports: Changing the definition of athletes in college and beyond

Esports phenomenon changing gaming stereotypes There's a new sport gaining popularity, and it doesn't involve a field, a court or even a ball. In this sport, you can catch gamers banging away at their keyboards, competing against other players in a virtual sphere. This is the new world of esports, ...

Will Smith invests in esports company and FACEIT holds massive PUBG event in London

Will Smith joined the server Esports organization Gen. G has raised $46 million in funding with big name Will Smith part of the group of investors. This move comes as China looks to capitalize on esports growth in the region and new tournaments fill up the esports calendar for 2019. ...

Esports just made its way onto ‘The Simpsons’ — here’s why that matters

Key Points “The Simpsons” has featured esports in an episode. It shows the growing significance and popularity of the esports industry. He has discovered a comet. He has performed in a boy band. Now Bart Simpson has found himself at the heart of what could be a billion-dollar industry this ...

Five eSports Predictions: What Does The Year Hold For Companies And Developers?

Between League of Legends appearing in the Asian Games and worldwide phenomenon Fortnite dominating headlines, 2018 has been a formative year for eSports. Never before have games had such an assertive presence in mainstream media and entertainment. As the CEO of a mobile eSports platform for developers, venues and sponsors, ...
Arkansas Activities Association launches Esports in high schools

Arkansas Activities Association launches Esports in high schools

LITTLE ROCK (KATV) — The world of competitive gaming, known as Esports, has evolved its way into high schools across the Natural State. Esports stands as an ever-growing global industry projected to be worth $1 billion in 2019, according to Esports analytics group Newzoo. This is a dream-turned reality for ...
Interpret- Women make up 30% of esports audience, up 6.5% from 2016

Interpret: Women make up 30% of esports audience, up 6.5% from 2016

Women’s viewership of esports grew from 23.9 percent of all watchers in 2016 to 30.4 percent in the fourth quarter of 2018, according to a report by market researcher Interpret. That 6.5 percent change is a considerable leap, considering the heavy representation of men in both esports audiences and professional ...
Newzoo estimates esports revenue will eclipse $1 billion this year

Newzoo Estimates eSports Revenue Will Eclipse $1 billion This Year

PHOTO: The crowd roars during the Overwatch League finals on July 27 at the Barclays Center in New York City. Market research firm Newzoo released projections for the esports industry Tuesday that include $1.1 billion in expected revenues for 2019. Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for Blizzard Entertainment The esports ...
Esports’ college epicenter calls Kansas City home

Esports’ College Epicenter Calls Kansas City Home

The next time you see someone with eyes glued to a computer screen, fingers rapidly mashing buttons on the keyboard, occasionally twitching toward a pile of nearby energy drinks, don’t assume he’s wasting his life on video games. That person could be just as talented at his (or her) respective ...
What Side of History Will You Choose

What Side of History Will You Choose?

Is this a good time to enter the eSports industry? That question is either yes or no. History will prove that the decisions people make today are decisions on which side of this line in history they want to be on. I get asked this questions maybe two or three ...
The Big Three Questions of Opening an eSports Gaming Center

The Big Three Questions of Opening an eSports Gaming Center

When considering opening a gaming center, people often visit several locations as they research the pros and cons of an independent location vs a franchise. It is not uncommon to notice at many independent locations that there are a bunch of computers sitting around with wires all over the place, ...

eSports Joins the Big Leagues

With one of the fastest growing fan bases in pro sports, a youthful global audience that’s already larger than Major League Baseball’s and top players who are quickly joining the ranks of millionaires - eSports have entered the mainstream phenomenon. Did you know? The eSports monthly audience in 2018 has reached 167M and is predicted to reach 276M by 2022. eSports rivals traditional pro sports. eSports viewership is already outpacing some major league sport audiences. Unlike traditional sports, most eSports viewership is ...

The Rise of eSports: How Big Can This Business Get?

LendEdu recently did a survey to evaluate changing spending habits as it relates to eSports. The findings are revealing in a sport that is emerging to the forefront of cultures in every country. When we talk with potential franchisees about eSports, the first thing many of them say is "What ...

League of Legends on TBS

Turner & IMG’s ELEAGUE, in partnership with Riot Games, will show League of Legends – the world’s most-played PC game – in a 1 Hour TBS special set to show Friday, Oct. 19, at 10 p.m. CST on TBS. ELEAGUE’s Esports 101: League of Legends will provide a lighthearted, easy ...

Building a Nationwide High School Esports League

Over the last several months much of the media coverage on the growth of the sports has been related to what is happening in colleges and universities. While the growth in this sector is rapid, there is a similar growth pattern in high schools. The eSports Observer notes, "High schools ...

Ohio State University eSports Program

Imagine a world-class soccer team, such as Manchester United, deciding to build a stadium in a city that has never heard of soccer. First would come curiosity, then observers, then fans ... And very quickly you would not find one person in the city who did not know what soccer ...
Why Esports should be in the Olympics in 2024

Why Esports should be in the Olympics in 2024

Jonathan Pan is the Senior Advisor of Esports at Turner. He started off his esports career as a Product Manager at Riot Games before becoming Co-Founder and CEO of Ember, a North American League of Legends Team. Most recently, he was Head of Esports at BRaVe Ventures, which was acquired ...
SNHU Esports Team

Southern New Hampshire University Adds Esports Varsity Team

Sultan Akhter is an athlete, but he doesn't play centerfield or shortstop. The senior business major will captain the Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) Esports team in its inaugural season this fall. Along with fellow students playing games like Hearthstone and Fortnite, Akhter will compete for scholarship money as a ...

Esports To Be A $1B Industry

Thanks to a number of factors, e-sports have erupted in popularity recently, with the total global audience expected to exceed 380 million by the end of this year, according to Newzoo, an Amsterdam-based research firm. “It’s grown through a combination of expanded broadband, social networks, interesting games and personalities, more ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

What The Heck is eSports

What The Heck is eSports? Picture 20,000 people in an arena, cheering wildly as they watch competitors locked in an intense battle displayed on huge screens. This is a pro sporting event, to be sure, except not in the traditional sense. eSports – the highest level of competitive gaming – ...

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