NRG Esports, CLG, 100 Thieves, and Others Believe in the Clash Royale League

“Everyone has a cell phone,” says Brett Lautenbach. “That’s why mobile esports has room for success.” Sitting in a conference room in downtown Los Angeles, the president of NRG Esports is surrounded by team owners, managers, executives, and players from … Read More

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Razer Signs First U.S Mobile Esports Sponsorship with Tribe Gaming

Gaming hardware company Razer is now the official phone provider for Tribe Gaming. Agreement also includes content deal centered around Tribe Gaming’s world champion Vainglory team. Relationship marks Razer’s first U.S centric mobile esports partnership. Gaming peripheral company Razer  has … Read More

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Chief Pat on Tribe Gaming’s Mobile Focus and the Clash Royale League

Tribe Gaming formed in April 2017 as a mobile-centric esports organization and quickly made a big impact in the space: after acquiring Immortals’  Vainglory  squad in September, the team went on to take the World Championship in December. Now, Tribe … Read More

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Daniel Engelhardt on Lionsgate’s Involvement in Mobile Esports: “It Is the Community That Has Been Driving This Exercise”

The esports industry as a whole is growing rapidly, with more viewership, investment, and greater infrastructure than ever before. As a result, developers and tournament organizers have begun developing the next potentially lucrative niche—mobile esports. In December 2017, entertainment company … Read More

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Ramon Hermann, Tencent America Esports Director: “We’re Going to Hit Critical Mass Sooner Than We Think”

Honor of Kings is a mobile game so popular in China that local McDonald’s outlets are serving food themed around the game. In June of last year, Honor of Kings developer Tencent Games  even implemented restrictions to keep kids under … Read More

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July Esports Investment Recap: $37M From The Month’s Lone Funding Round

For the second consecutive month, the esports industry saw less than $50M raised from disclosed funding rounds. In June, the industry raised a combined $26.1M from a variety of investments. July saw the industry’s total disclosed funding increase to $37M, … Read More

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Rob Lee, Pittsburgh Knights CEO – “We’re Looking to Capitalize on Localization”

Last year former Immortals’  creative director Rob Lee teamed up with Team Liquid’s  Counter-Strike  coach James O’Connor to form a new esports organization in their hometown in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Unlike most other esports teams around the world, the Pittsburgh Knights … Read More

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Rob Lee, Pittsburgh Knights CEO – “We’re Looking to Capitalize on Localization”

Last year former Immortals’  creative director Rob Lee teamed up with Team Liquid’s  Counter-Strike  coach James O’Connor to form a new esports organization in their hometown in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Unlike most other esports teams around the world, the Pittsburgh Knights … Read More

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Rob Lee, Pittsburgh Knights CEO – “We’re Looking to Capitalize on Localization”

Last year former Immortals’  creative director Rob Lee teamed up with Team Liquid’s  Counter-Strike  coach James O’Connor to form a new esports organization in their hometown in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Unlike most other esports teams around the world, the Pittsburgh Knights … Read More

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TEO Monday Morning Briefing, 30/07/2018

Team SoloMid’s parent company raises $37M, stakeholders from the Olympics, sports, esports set up a liaison group, and PUBG unveils its five-year esports plan. Missed any of the biggest esports business news last week? The TEO Monday Morning Briefing recaps … Read More

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