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u.today - XRP to Become Part of Japanese Exploding E-sports Industry
XRP to Become Part of Japanese Exploding E-sports Industry
U.Today

SBI e-Sports, a subsidiary of Japanese financial services behemoth SBI Group, has signed a sponsorship deal with the company's venture capital arm VC Trade, according to a Sept. 30 announcement. The sponsorship will make it possible for…

engadget.com - Kris Holt - Esports tournament organizers ESL and DreamHack have merged
Esports tournament organizers ESL and DreamHack have merged
Engadget

ESL and DreamHack, two of the biggest tournament organizers in esports, have merged. ESL co-CEOs Ralf Reichert and Craig Levine will lead the new company, which is called ESL Gaming. DreamHack CEO Marcus Lindmark will continue to run that brand's…

todayonline.com - Sweden's MTG to merge e-sports arms ESL and DreamHack
Sweden's MTG to merge e-sports arms ESL and DreamHack
TODAY

STOCKHOLM, Sept 30 - Sweden's MTG said on Wednesday it was merging its two e-sports companies, ESL and DreamHack, in a bid to bolster the competitiveness of the two businesses in a market where the pandemic has put a damper on booming growth.

cointelegraph.com - Felipe Erazo - Japanese esports company to pay its players in XRP
Japanese esports company to pay its players in XRP
Cointelegraph

SBI esports, a subsidiary of Japanese financial services conglomerate SBI Group, announced that its esports players would receive salaries in Ripple (XRP) going forward as part of a sponsorship deal with venture capital firm, VC Trade. According to…

calvinayre.com - Steven Salz talks about the mentality of an esports bettor
Steven Salz talks about the mentality of an esports bettor
CalvinAyre.com

Now that we know there's a potentially strong market for esports betting, the industry is doing its best to understand how it can cash in long term. Steven Salz, CEO and Co-Founder of Rivalry, has catered his offering to the market and knows it…

tubefilter.com - Geoff Weiss - UTA Taps Activision's Eugene Wu To Work On Esports Brand Partnerships
UTA Taps Activision's Eugene Wu To Work On Esports Brand Partnerships
Tubefilter

Talent agency UTA has hired Eugene Wu to serve as a brand partnerships executive within its esports department. Wu, an esports vet, will report to UTA's head of esports, Damon Lau, and will focus on building brand partnerships for UTA's roster of…

thewrap.com - Samson Amore - UTA Names Activision Blizzard Executive Eugene Wu as Head of Esports Brand Partnerships
UTA Names Activision Blizzard Executive Eugene Wu as Head of Esports Brand Partnerships
TheWrap

Wu is based in Los Angeles and will report to UTA esports lead Damon Lau United Talent Agency on Wednesday named Activision Blizzard executive Eugene Wu as a brand partnerships executive in the company's esports division, a move that further builds…

dexerto.com - Theo Salaun - Esports Awards 2020: Pro & On-Air finalists, categories, more
Esports Awards 2020: Pro & On-Air finalists, categories, more
Dexerto.com

The finalists for the 2020 Esports Awards' Pro and On-Air categories have finally been announced, representing a variety of coaches, players, casters, and teams across all of esports. The 2020 Esports Awards' finalists are regularly being announced…

naturalproductsinsider.com - Esports market: Niche but worth paying attention to
Esports market: Niche but worth paying attention to
Natural Products INSIDER

Gamers require mental and physical endurance that may require hand-eye coordination, multitasking and strategy. The esports functional beverage market is entering a new phase with several brands going beyond caffeine claims. L-tyrosine, citicoline…

6abc.com - Eric Moody - Nerd Street Gamers: World's 1st Esports industry campus set to launch along North Broad Street
Nerd Street Gamers: World's 1st Esports industry campus set to launch along North Broad Street
6abc Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- The world's first Esports industry campus is set to launch in the heart of Philly along North Broad Street. It's an effort to help make Philadelphia the competitive gaming capital in the country. 'The redevelopment of North…

firstpost.com - Anand Krishnaswamy - With coronavirus showing no signs to subside, return of LAN tournaments in eSports look distant - Sports News , Firstpost
With coronavirus showing no signs to subside, return of LAN tournaments in eSports look distant - Sports News , Firstpost
Firstpost

This has been a difficult year. The ongoing pandemic has forced all of us to come to grips with the unpredictable nature of the world as well as reconsider our lifestyles. The concept of wearing masks and social distancing even when meeting close…

wessexscene.co.uk - Kai Chappell - Is FIFA the future? E-Sports and the Pandemic
Is FIFA the future? E-Sports and the Pandemic
Wessex Scene

“Sure, connect four is cool, but we've got a better idea!” Leyton Orient, who haven't played a competitive game of football since their 2-1 win over Cambridge United in early March, launched the ‘Ultimate QuaranTeam' tournament…

insidesport.co - InsideSport Desk - E-Sports revenue to increase the most despite slow growth in sports industry: Survey
E-Sports revenue to increase the most despite slow growth in sports industry: Survey
InsideSport

The COVID-19 pandemic is expected to have a long-lasting effect on the sports industry, according to a new survey. As per the study, by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) has projected that growth in the sector will fall by over 50% in the next…

esportsobserver.com - Trent Murray - Rutgers to Officially Open Esports Facility Upon Students' Return
Rutgers to Officially Open Esports Facility Upon Students' Return
The Esports Observerhome of essential esports business news and insights

Rutgers University said this week that its esports program has seen continued growth during the COVID-19 pandemic, with Rutgers Esports president Seth Santos noting that the program has “largely been able to operate unimpeded.” The…

dotesports.com - Top Esports look to cap off a strong 2020 season at Worlds
Top Esports look to cap off a strong 2020 season at Worlds
Dot Esports

Top Esports players humbly bowed before thousands of empty seats after a close victory over defending champions JD Gaming in the LPL Summer Split finals last month, signaling a changing of the guard. In China, this season marked the end of the…

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