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  • Yahoo brings eSports coverage to mobile with launch of new app

    Yahoo brings eSports coverage to mobile with launch of new app

    Yahoo has recently been trimming down its digital media business, with the closure of several of its online magazines, but other verticals – including eSports – are still seeing investment. To that end, the company has now launched its first eSports mobile application on Android. The new app brings eSports match coverage, including the ability to watch live or replay past games… Read More

  • Crunch Network

    Predictions On The Future Of Digital Media

    It’s pundit time — this time, digital media style.  Last year I predicted challenges to YouTube’s dominance in online video, a beginning of cord cutting and the unbundling of video services, and an explosion in short form video content. This year the media landscape will continue to shift as VR grows up and consolidation takes over. Read More

  • The Less Sporty Side Of E-Sports Crunch Network

    The Less Sporty Side Of E-Sports

    The e-sports industry is getting big. Really big. More people watch Twitch than CNN. Riot, Valve, Activision-Blizzard and EA all have e-sports initiatives. The largest tournaments attract tens of millions of viewers and offer multi-million dollar prize pools for the best players in games like League of Legends and Dota 2. However, when taking a closer look at the economics of e-sports and… Read More

  • Will High Ping Issues Force Online Gaming Giants To Take On The ISP Industry? Crunch Network

    Will High Ping Issues Force Online Gaming Giants To Take On The ISP Industry?

    The online gaming industry is scaling the new and unprecedented heights of success with each passing day — and getting recognition in the face of e-sports worldwide. As the population of the gaming community is constantly on the rise, and coupled with such exponential growth, it is bound to pose some serious challenges to many video game-production houses. Read More

  • Vulcun Takes On $12M To Grow The Fantasy Esports Market

    Vulcun Takes On $12M To Grow The Fantasy Esports Market

    Fantasy sports is big business. Fantasy esports is a smaller, but quickly growing younger sibling. Vulcun, currently boasting a multi-million-dollar prize pool, wants to make fantasy esports the next big thing, and now has the cash on hand to pull off its dream: A host of venture capital firms and angels just participated in a $12 million Series A round of capital for the company. I spoke… Read More

  • Game Developers Report Growing Profits And Interest In Esports

    Game Developers Report Growing Profits And Interest In Esports

    The gaming industry appears to be in strong shape, according to a recent survey of 2,000 North American developers. The study, conducted by the Game Developers Conference, states that 41 percent of developers reported higher profits in 2014 than the year before. Only 9 percent indicated that their profits declined. The remaining developers were either flat, year-over-year, or unsure. Hiring… Read More

  • Intel Extreme Masters 2014

    Here’s What Happens When Thousands Of Gamers Pack A Sports Arena To Watch Esports

    At an event in San Jose this weekend, TechCrunch went full esports. The confab, the Intel Extreme Master digital tournament, saw professional players from around the world duke it out in League of Legends and Starcraft 2, two of the most popular video games around. The event was more than just a tournament, however, with booths, gaming stations, and an oddly flexible laptop also hanging… Read More

  • Amazon’s Twitch Acquisition Is Too Big To Fail

    Amazon’s Twitch Acquisition Is Too Big To Fail

    Amazon is going to acquire video game streaming site Twitch for $970 million in an all-cash deal. Today’s Amazon deal definitely doesn’t give off the same “this feels right” vibe as the Google rumor. While Amazon has Prime Instant Video, it doesn’t have offer any way for people to upload their own content — everything you can watch on the service has… Read More

  • Esports Giant MLG Swings To An Operating Profit On Strength Of Its New Media Strategy

    Esports Giant MLG Swings To An Operating Profit On Strength Of Its New Media Strategy

    In an interview with onGamers, MLG CEO Sundance DiGiovanni stated that since the release of its recent MLG.tv service, the company has been “EBITA positive and expects to stay EBITA positive on a quarterly basis in 2014.” Read More