Logitech Riding Esports, Video Collaboration Secular Growth Trends

Logitech International (LOGI) is seeing a lift from several long-term secular trends, led by esports and video collaboration. Logitech Chief Executive Bracken Darrell says those trends allowed Logitech to outperform in the holiday quarter and gave him confidence to raise guidance for the current quarter. The PC and mobile device peripherals maker late Monday reported financial…

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Comcast Business Powers Nation’s Premier Esports Facility

Comcast Business today announced that it has teamed up with two leading nonprofit institutions in central Pennsylvania, Harrisburg University of Science and Technology and Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts, to create a best-in-class facility for competitive, organized video gaming or “esports.” Esports is a growing global phenomenon, which generated $906 million in revenue and…

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How to keep up with esports

Here are the resources I use to keep my finger on esports’ quickening pulse. Media ESPN Esports has published deep-dives into some of the most important stories in the esports business. Journalist Rod Breslau is plugged into every corner of this industry, and even when he’s not reporting, his analysis is always interesting. Ben Fischer covers the business of esports at…

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Mobile esports league set to put a cap on its $1 million inaugural season

The top six “Clash Royale” teams in the world will face off in Tokyo next weekend, closing out their league’s $1 million inaugural season. The Clash Royale World Finals is an electronic sports (esports) tournament that will feature the best professional players of publisher Supercell’s “Clash Royale” game. Released in 2016, “Clash Royale” has grown…

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Next year’s Overwatch League tweaks will change esports — and your own gameplay

The Overwatch League will take its first, uncertain steps next year toward the future its creators always dreamed of: a fully-fledged, self-sufficient adulthood as a locally-based esports league, modeled after North American professional sports competitions. A handful of its teams will, for the first time, host regular-season games on their home turf instead of Blizzard…

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