TEO Monday Morning Briefing, 21/05/2018

Esports takes its next steps on a potential pathway to the Olympics, DreamHack adds a new co-CEO, and Immortals are the latest org to join up with Team Razer. Missed any of the biggest esports business news last week? The … Read More

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Former Orlando John Esports Staff Join CUBE Agency, NiP Founder HeatoN to Advise

Former head of Orlando John’ esports division Peter Strömberg and esports agent Erik Askerend join talent agency CUBE, leading its newly launched esports section. NiP founder and former Counter-Strike player Emil “HeatoN” Christensen joins the team as senior advisor, cutting … Read More

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Asian Games 2018 Confirms List of Esports, Includes Two Mobile Titles

The 2018 Asian Games will feature multiple esports titles including League of Legends, Hearthstone, and Pro Evolution Soccer. The Games will also feature two mobile titles, Clash Royale and Arena of Valor, likely due to the explosion of mobile gaming … Read More

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Top 10 Most Watched Esports Channels of the Week, April 30 – May 06, 2018

Almost every day, The Esports Observer posts infographics to our social media accounts. Now, we are bringing these to the site and providing additional context. Today, we’ve got the list of the top esports channels on Twitch , ranked according … Read More

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New NBA 2K League Deals: Secretlab and Blazer5 Gaming, Giant Food and Wizards District Gaming

Blazer5 Gaming announced a partnership with gaming chair company Secretlab. Wizards District Gaming signed a deal with a regional grocery chain, Giant Food. Giant Food is Wizards District Gaming’s second regional sponsor. NBA 2K  League teams have announced two new … Read More

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Activision Blizzard Q1 2018 Earnings Report: Q1 Revenue up 14% Year Over Year

ATVI announced its first quarter 2018 earnings, declaring record results. GAAP revenue for the quarter was $1.97B, up from $1.73B in Q1 2017. Blizzard Entertainment CEO Mike Morhaime confirmed the Overwatch League will add expansion teams by the end of … Read More

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Wizards of the Coast Partners With Tencent for Asian MTG Arena Launch

Wizards of the Coast, creator of legendary card game Magic: The Gathering, are partnering with Tencent to launch the game’s most-recent digital version across Asia. This game, Magic: The Gathering Arena, is in closed beta and appears to finally solve … Read More

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Most Watched Twitch Content of the Week, April 16 – April 22, 2018

Last week on Twitch, Fortnite’s losses continued despite Ninja’s best efforts, Hearthstone hours watched dropped 23 percent, and DreamHack Masters doubled CS:GO watch time. Every week, The Esports Observer breaks down the most watched Twitch content from a curated list … Read More

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TEO Monday Morning Briefing, 23/04/2018

Gamer’s favourite chat service, Discord, has raised another $50M, Paris Saint-Germain partners with a Chinese Dota 2 team, and a nationwide high school esports league is coming to the U.S. Missed any of the biggest esports business news last week? … Read More

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OPINION: Hearthstone Hires Former Pro—Preparing for Stronger Esports Competition?

Earlier this week, long time professional Hearthstone  player Keaton “Chakki” Gill announced he was retiring from competitive play to accept a position at Blizzard Entertainment on Hearthstone’s final balance team. It is not uncommon for esports pros to transition into … Read More

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