OPINION: Is It Too Soon to Worry About NBA 2K League’s Viewership?

The NBA 2K League is the first major esports league to be owned and operated by a traditional sports organization. So far, the league and its teams have successfully attracted sponsors. But can the same be said for viewership? During … 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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Overwatch League Viewership Dips Further As Final Stage Begins

The final stage of the Overwatch League inaugural season fails to exceed opening week viewership for previous stages. Day 2 of last week was one of the least watched of the league so far, with the main Overwatch broadcast averaging … 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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Activision Shops New Deals for Overwatch

Activision Blizzard is shopping additional media rights and major apparel and licensing deals for the Overwatch League. Twitch is just five months into a two-year, $90M exclusive streaming deal that covers the globe except for China, home to its largest … Read More

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Top 10 Most Watched Twitch Streamers 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 top of Twitch  streamers, ranked according to the total … Read More

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Riot Games Joins $1.2M Funding Round for Mobile Studio Gamelynx

Competitive mobile game developer Gamelynx announces $1.2M funding round. Investors include Riot Games, Y Combinator, and Skycatcher Fund. Launch details for first multiplayer title to surface later this year. Gamelynx, an indie game developer based out of Santa Monica, has … Read More

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INTERVIEW: J. Eckert, Genvid – “We’re Trying to Give Studios Tools That Redefine What It Means to Have a Game Streamed”

Right now, there’s a goldrush for broadcasting solutions in video game streaming. Esports may have been inspired by traditional sports productions, but now it’s actively trying to outdo them. A plethora of new software developer kits (SDKs) and plug-ins continue … Read More

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