OPINION: The Marketing Dilemma of the Esports Influencer

This guest article comes from Justin M. Jacobson, Esq., Vice-President at The Jacobson, P.C., a NYC-based entertainment & esports law firm. He advises a variety of professional athletes and entertainers on their trademark, copyright, contractual and business matters. With publications … Read More

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Esports Industry Survey: 47% In Favour of Overarching Esports Governing Body

Professional esports are at a critical juncture in the quest for growth and credibility, facing both great promise and substantial risks. This is the assessment reached by a newly published survey by law firm Foley & Lardner and The Esports … Read More

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Most Watched Twitch Content of the Week, June 04 – June 10, 2018

Every week, The Esports Observer breaks down the most watched Twitch  content from a curated list of more than 35,000 channels, and analyzes the major esports competitions, events, and news affecting video game streaming. Titles are ranked according to the … Read More

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Facebook Gives Gaming Streamers a Landing Page and Monetization Option

Facebook unveils Fb.gg website for its Gaming Creator program, allowing users to browse through gaming content. The new “Level Up” option will let viewers tip streamers with virtual currency. Facebook already has streaming rights to multiple esports series, and has … Read More

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Media Rights News: Mixer and ESL, Gfinity Australia and Twitch

ESL has formed a broadcast partnership with Microsoft’s streaming platform, Mixer. Gfinity has announced that the Gfinity Elite Series Australia will broadcast exclusively on Twitch. Gfinity has an existing exclusive broadcast deal with Facebook for all territories except Australia. This … Read More

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Top 10 Most Watched Esports Channels of the Week, May 21 – May 27, 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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Twitch and Video Streaming Added to ACSI Telecommunications Report, Outscore Subscription TV

The American Customer Satisfaction Index 2018 Telecommunications Report added video streaming services for the first time. Video streaming services outscored all other industries measured in the report. Twitch tied for the highest score in the industry. Earlier this week, the … Read More

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Top 10 Most Watched Esports Channels of the Week, May 14 – May 20, 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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Top 10 Most Watched Esports Channels of the Week, May 07 – May 13, 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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The Next Hi-Rez Expo Will Take Place at DreamHack Atlanta 2018

Hi-Rez Studios will run its next Hi-Rez expo at DreamHack Atlanta 2018. The annual gathering features the world championships for SMITE and Paladins. Hi-Rez has exclusive streaming deals with Facebook and Mixer, neither of which will be affected by the … Read More

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