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Equity podcast: Coinbase buys a startup, Discord’s a unicorn and Netflix soars

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week TechCrunch’s Katie Roof and Crunchbase News’s

Discord partners with esports teams to launch Verified Servers

Discord, the voice and text chat app for gamers, is today announcing a new partnership with a number of eSports teams for the launch of Discord Verified Servers. Verified servers ensure that users kno

Ex-Zynga execs raise $15 million for their new gaming studio, Manticore Games

In the eight years since Frederic Descamps and Jordan Maynard launched their last gaming startup, the industry they helped shape now brings in more than $100 billion in revenues globally. There's been

The biggest Call of Duty tournament shines light on growth of esports

Esports is becoming a true spectator sport, but will the average Joe one day care about competitive League of Legends or Overwatch or Counter-Sstrike the way they care about watching football on Sunda

Mobalytics is a coach for competitive gamers

If there’s one industry that’s consistently blowing past expectations, it’s competitive gaming. The e-sports market is expected to reach nearly a half-billion dollars this year, and

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 Le

In The Best Conditions, iOS-Exclusive Vainglory Is A Top-Notch MOBA

A few weeks back I drove down to the San Mateo headquarters of Super Evil Megacorp, the developer behind Vainglory, one of the prominent MOBAs built specifically for tablets (and, as we discovered at

Fates Forever Is League Of Legends Lite For Your iPad

Released earlier this month, TechCrunch Disrupt alum Hammer & Chisel's Fates Forever is a well-executed attempt to bring the MOBA to tablets. It doesn't bring every feature in League of Legends to

Twitch Is Basically League Of Legendsville

Google might be paying a billion dollars for an audience that's mostly interested in watching people play a single game. If you take a look at the most-viewed games on Twitch, there's a clear and d

Record Setting 32M Tuned In To Watch League Of Legend’s Season 3 Finals

Among the youngs, competitive gaming, often referred to as esports, is growing at a rapid pace. The world’s most popular video game, League of Legends, this week reported the viewership figures

“League Of Legends,” The Most-Played PC Game In The World, Runs On The Same Open Hardware As Facebook

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