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Colleges are starting degrees in esports, with $36,000 programs

On their first week in class, a group of students is playing a first-person shooter video game in a sleek new digital studio. It’s their introduction to the degree in esports they’ve enrolled in. The group clicking away on their mice are at the University of Staffordshire, one of several U.K. and U.S. schools launching programs […]

Rick Fox Leaves Echo Fox, Able To Pursue Other Opportunities In Esports

Rick Fox and his former Echo Fox business partners have settled out of court for the fate of the esports organization, Newsweek has learned. Fox is now free to pursue other business avenues, including in esports. Lawsuits from both sides of Echo Fox have been dismissed. A stipulation agreement has been filed in the Echo Fox […]

Super Gen Spends $17.6M on Land for Esports Complex, VSPN to Host First Honor of Kings Auto Battler Competition

In the week leading up to the fall season, the temperature in China has begun to cool down, as has the esports business news in the country. Nevertheless, there were still a number of partnerships and tournament news worth reporting on. Among the top stories: Edward Gaming’s parent company Super Gen spent $17.6M USD for […]

Puma Joins Athletic Brands Getting in on the Esports Business

Puma is the latest athletic brand to take a chance on the burgeoning esports industry. The German sportswear maker has announced a multiyear partnership with Los Angeles-based esports group Cloud9, joining a roster of major companies including Nike and Adidas that are looking to capitalize on the competitive video gaming market. The two companies signed a […]

California-based game company Blizzard bans pro esports player and confiscates his prize money after he voices support for Hong Kong protesters

Blizzard Entertainment has sent a professional esports player home from a tournament and handed him a 12-month ban after he voiced support for Hong Kong protesters during a postgame interview. The esports player, whose real name is Chung Ng Wai but who is known as Blitzchung, will also be fined the full amount of the […]

University of New Haven Announces First-of-Its-Kind Academic Program on Business of Esports

The University of New Haven announced today that it is establishing a comprehensive academic curriculum in esports management that will be the first of its kind to be part of a business curriculum accredited by AACSB International, an accreditation that places the University’s College of Business among the top five percent of business schools worldwide. The introduction of […]

High school gamers are scoring college scholarships. But can esports make varsity?

When 11th grader Jeremy Murray joined the esports team at Francis Howell Central High School in St. Charles, Missouri, his father had a natural reaction for a parent: What about homework? Then, this past spring, six of Jeremy’s teammates were offered nearly $400,000 in scholarships to play esports in college. “That changed my mind,” said […]

Huya expands in gaming by investing in a Swedish esports company

Sweden’s MTG AB surged after its portfolio company ESL, the world’s largest esports company, said it is partnering with Tencent Holdings Ltd.-backed streaming platform Huya Inc. to expand in the Chinese market for competitive gaming. An online entertainment giant in China, Tencent operates the hugely popular all-purpose app WeChat — and the hit game Arena […]

Shanghai-Jingan Government Unveils $700K Esports Shanghai Masters

The Shanghai-Jingan government unveiled the Esports Shanghai Masters, which will be held at Shanghai Jingan Sports Center from Nov. 28 to Dec. 1 with a ¥5M RMB ($700K USD) total prize pool. The tournament will invite players from China, Japan, Korea, North America, and Europe. The Shanghai-Jingan government and Shanghai General Administration of Sports will […]

Gaming and eSports to Top $300 Billion Annually, but Are Investors Missing the Boat

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 23, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — USA News Group – The gaming and eSports industry is on track for $300 billion per year revenue by 2025 and continuing to grow in double digits. But investors seem to be missing the boat as this sector takes flight. That comes from leading portfolio managers looking at the industry and its huge potential. […]