Twitch nabs exclusive streaming deal with Blizzard for 20+ major e-sports events

Twitch, the popular game-streaming site owned by Amazon, just inked a deal with one of the most popular game developers to broadcast a host of game tournaments exclusively on the service. The two-year

E-sports coaching app gets $6 million, because that’s the world we live in now

Dojo Madness, a Berlin-based startup that sells analytics and coaching tools to casual and professional online gamers, has raised $6 million in a new round of financing.

The importance of streaming to e-sports

There are three key ingredients for a game or pastime to become a sport: playing, competing and viewing. The ability to play and compete are necessary steps in the transformation from game to sport. H

The next big gold rush

As we look to the next evolution of our digital ecosystem, it seems certain that virtual goods will play a much larger role. From vanquishing new breeds of digital monsters to defining a modern asset

With a bet on diversity, Blizzard reveals Overwatch’s queer character

After months of hinting, Blizzard finally revealed which member of Overwatch’s colorful cast of characters counts themselves part of the LGBTQ community. The much-anticipated reveal came in a se

Boom raises $3.5M to bring 3D live streaming to e-sports

It’s easy to forget when you’re not immersed in e-sports, but the audience represented in the competitive gaming space is massive (predicted to reach nearly 292 million this year). With so

Tech companies and the global rise of e-sports

The latest sports phenomenon sweeping the globe wasn’t represented at the Olympic Games in Rio; it doesn’t require an intense physical training regimen or even traditional sports equipment. We’r

Casual games go pro as Doodle Jump announces plans for an e-sports league with Skillz

How about some mobile games news that isn’t about Pokemon Go? Lima Sky has committed to launching an e-sports league and new edition of their wildly popular Doodle Jump mobile game, according to the

What this year’s M&A activity tells us about media and entertainment

With Dalian Wanda Group's $3.5 billion acquisition of Legendary Entertainment in January, this year's media and entertainment M&A activity kicked off with a bang that hasn't slowed down. Comcast's

Skillz is the biggest e-sports company gamers have never heard of

The very mention of e-sports tends to conjure up titles like Bethesda’s Quake, the arena shooter, or Valve’s Dota 2 and Riot’s League of Legends, both arena battle games, which are played by pro

The wide world of e-sports

I played a lot of StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty online when it launched. And by that I mean a lot. I inevitably drifted into watching streams of other players competing in order to improve my game. E

West Ham becomes first English Premiership football club to sign an e-sports player

West Ham United has become the first football team in the U.K. to embrace e-sports after the club signed pro gamer and World Cup runner-up Sean Allen, aka Dragonn.

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 mill

With 35M Unique Viewers A Month, Twitch Hires An In-House Ad Sales Team To Ramp Up Monetization

E-sports streaming startup <a target="_blank" href="http://www.twitch.tv/">Twitch</a> has already seen massive growth in its audience since launching to the public just about two years ago. Now it's h

E-Sports Video Streaming Platform, Twitch, Partners With Sony Online Entertainment To Add One-Click Casting To PlanetSide 2 MMO

The e-sports juggernaut keeps on trucking: live-streaming video platform Twitch is partnering with Sony Online Entertainment (SOE) to incorporate in-game live streaming to PlanetSide 2, SOE's forthcom