esports

  • Twitter will stream its first eSports competition, starting today

    Twitter will stream its first eSports competition, starting today

    It’s no Twitch, but Twitter this weekend will live stream its first eSports competition on its service, thanks to a partnership with Eleague. Twitter will provide live coverage of the organization’s semifinals and championship held today and tomorrow in Atlanta, where teams will be playing Valve’s “Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Game.” The first semifinal… Read More

  • Heads up Twitch, Facebook just hired gamer Snoopeh for its e-sports division

    Heads up Twitch, Facebook just hired gamer Snoopeh for its e-sports division

    459,000 years. That’s how long Twitch users spent watching other people play video games last year, and Facebook wants a piece of the pie. It might sound weird, but e-sports are wildly popular, and Facebook is getting serious about owning those video views. A source tipped us off that Facebook has hired e-sports super-connector and former professional gamer Stephen… Read More

  • Facebook Live attacks Twitch with game streaming

    Facebook Live attacks Twitch with game streaming

    If people spend a lot of time doing something on the Internet, you can bet Facebook wants a piece. Its latest conquest attempt is the video game streaming business ruled by Twitch and YouTube. Today, Facebook announced its working with World Of Warcraft maker Blizzard to build social login and Facebook Live video streaming into their games, starting with its new blockbuster… Read More

  • 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