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The Olympic dilemma

With Olympic decision makers still mulling over the possibility of esports entering the world's leading international sporting competition, it's time to take a look at the pros and cons of the...
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Abandoning the Challenger Series could save grassroots European LoL

Grassroots League of Legends could potentially have received a massive boon yesterday with the latest news from Riot Games regarding the future of the European LCS. Yesterday's announcement outlined a number of key...
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This week in esports: NA LCS, Pringles and HyperX

It's been a decidedly manic week in the world of esports this week, with the results of the North American League of Legends Championship Series franchising decision coming through in drips....

Esports tax law: A look at tax considerations for professional gamers

Away from the glitz and glamour of competing on stage in front of thousands with millions more at home watching on in awe, there's several pertinent issues that need to be...

The lost demographic of the female esports audience

As esports itself evolves so does the demographic of viewers. We're now beyond the point where esports fans are largely made up of 'boys in their parents basement'. While the male...
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Sponsorship and brands is the theme of this week’s Esports Roundtable Podcast

Brands, sponsorships and non-endemic engagement in esports; these are three of the hottest topics in the industry right now.  Mercedes, BMW and Audi recently threw in their hats for long term partnerships...
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ESI Gambling Report: Outright markets limited on League Worlds

Whilst it's undeniable that the depth and availability of markets in esports has grown exponentially over the last six to twelve months, there's still aspects that haven't quite grown to match...
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Riot’s band-aid fix could spell the end of EU’s Worlds hopes

Last week, one of the world's best known sporting brands dropped out of the European League of Legends scene. The very same day, a top team submitted an open letter of...
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This week in esports: J Lo, Cloud9, T-Mobile and Coco Fuzion

There's certainly been no shortage of big money flying around esports this week with several teams closing funding rounds for multi-million dollars and two further non-endemic deals which are also substantial...
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This week in esports: Overwatch League, EnVyUs, Betway and VfL Bochum

It's been a huge week of news in esports, both from a business side and consumer side. News of the Overwatch League has been long overdue and finally Blizzard has revealed...

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Hollywood will host the first Vainglory Worlds

The first Vainglory World Championships have been announced and will take place in none other than Hollywood this December 2-4.  Heini Vesander, Marketing and Communications...