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Key Trends Shaking up the Esports Industry

With stadiums closed and fields left empty at the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, esports became a popular alternative for fans as they waited for postponed games and tournaments. This already-growing industry saw increased media attention and new users amid social distancing and stay-at-home orders. Read the Complete Story

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Esports Business Models to Survive the Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has laid waste to global economies and annihilated entire industries. However, some industries have fared better than others during the outbreak. One of these is the esports sector and its unique business models. Once the reserve of video gaming enthusiasts, the esports market grew in popularity in recent years and managed to

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Allied Esports plans to sell World Poker Tour for $105M

The monthlong bidding war for a multimedia poker business may be drawing toward a close. Allied Esports Entertainment, Inc. announced Wednesday an amended agreement to sell its World Poker Tour to Element Partners, LLC for $105 million, an increase over their previously agreed-upon price of $90.5 million. Allied Esports, based in Irvine, California, operates the

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Esports Technologies Launches Gogawi Wagering Platform in Japan

LAS VEGAS, April 20, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Esports Technologies (NASDAQ: EBET), a global provider of advanced esports wagering products and technology, today announced the launch of its consumer platform, Gogawi, in Japan. Gogawi.com, now available in more than 140 jurisdictions, is an immersive betting destination offering top tournaments and games 24×7. Japan is the birthplace of many influential video games and game developers, and has had an

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Players to Know in LA’s Fast-Growing Professional Esports Industry

Most Los Angeles residents are well-acquainted with local teams like the Dodgers, Lakers and Rams — as well as the massive venues where they play their home games. But fewer Angelenos may be aware of the hugely popular esports franchises that call L.A. home. Over the last decade the city has emerged as a hub

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How This Physician Created An Esports Branding And Marketing Company

Over the past decade, digital eye syndrome has surfaced as one major problem in the workplace as people are spending more time on and in front of different technological devices. Now, after an alarming increase of quarantine myopia (the ability to see close objects clearly but far objects appear blurry), ophthalmologists and physicians recommend implementing

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Meet The Members of ESTA

Member Spotlight: Rebecca de Freitas

How did you get started in esports? I grew up gaming, specifically GoldenEye 007 N64 and never lost the love of the gaming creative! As a mega event professional, I started seeing gamification trends at the events we were producing and was thrilled to resurrect my childhood passion to meet customer’s needs in the event

Member Spotlight: Jakob Johnson

How did you get started in esports? I originally started in the Call of Duty Clan Wars days where me and my friends would play and that slowly become me hosting events in person. Since you’ve entered the esports industry, what has been the biggest industry change or trend that you’ve seen? Esports being recognized

Member Spotlight: Brandon Tschacher

How did you get started in esports? As an avid retro game collector and gaming enthusiast in general I was recently watching the Netflix documentary “High Score” which details the origins of console gaming in the late 80’s/early 90’s, when it struck me that we today are in the same golden age of expansion for
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