ESports


Real Madrid launches channel on Twitch

Iconic Spanish football club Real Madrid has launched a channel on Amazon-owned video game streamer Twitch.  The channel was launched to coincide with La Liga’s esports tournament which attracted more than a million viewers and happened to be won by Real Madrid striker Marco Asensio. A sports team operating a Twitch channel is not a […]

More than a million tune into La Liga esports tournament

In lieu of traditional football, La Liga has taken to the digital realm with a charity FIFA 20 tournament that garnered more than one million viewers. With normal play postponed indefinitely, the league organised a tournament of 19 players from the league. Players included Barcelona’s Sergi Roberto, Real Sociedad’s Adnan Januzaj and Real Madrid’s Marco […]

League of Legends top of the pile in 2019 esports report

League of Legends has proved to be the top esports game of 2019, with users around the world watching more than 475 million hours of competitive play. According to the Viewership Statistics of 2019 Esports & Streaming report from Esports Charts, the game proved to be the most popular title with almost double the audience […]

YouTube-Activision Blizzard deal valued at US$160 million by report

The multi-year esports partnership between Activision Blizzard and Google’s YouTube has been valued at US$160 million. According to sources cited by Sports Business Journal, that value includes all of the esports properties involved (Call of Duty, Overwatch and Hearthstone) over three years. By contrast, the publisher’s previous deal with Twitch for the Overwatch League alone […]

Ronda Rousey signs exclusive deal with Facebook Gaming

Ronda Rousey, the former UFC and WWE champion, has signed an exclusive live streaming deal with Facebook Gaming.  The personality, who has over 11.2 million followers on Facebook, has taken a step back from the ring since headlining Wrestlemania in 2019. Instead, she has turned her hand to content creation, primarily focusing on a YouTube […]

Google signs exclusive YouTube deal with Activision Blizzard for esports tournaments

In a major esports coup, Google has entered into an exclusive multi-year partnership with Activision Blizzard, publisher of titles like Overwatch and the Call of Duty series. Along with Google acting as the hosting and technical supplier to the publisher, the deal will see YouTube be the exclusive streaming platform for Activision Blizzard’s esports tournaments, […]

Blake Broadcasting signs esports deal with ESL and DreamHack

Blake Broadcasting has signed a multi-territory rights deal with the ESL and DreamHack. Blake’s CBBN linear network and OTT service will become the exclusive satellite distribution platform to the ESL Pro Tour and Dota 2 in the US, Canada and Asia (exclusind China).  The broadcaster said that CBBN’s programming strategy will focus on primetime re-airs […]

Dedicated esports channel launches on Samsung TV Plus

Esports channel ESTV has launched on Samsung TV Plus. The channel claims to be the first linear channel in the world to be fully dedicated to esports and gaming personalities. Programming includes gaming news, shows and coverage; competitive gaming team analysis and player content; casual mainstream gaming news; live streaming event broadcasting; and syndicated late […]

European Tour announces world’s first golf esports series

The European Tour has partnered with live events company DreamHack to launch golf’s first esports series.  On what is being called the European eTour, players will go head-to-head in playing popular title World Golf Tour (WGT) by Topgolf. DreamHack said that the title is currently played by more than 20 million players worldwide.  The tour […]

Austrian study reveals profile of esports fans

Half of Austrians under the age of 25 are interested in esports and one in seven Austrians regularly consume esports content, according to a study by A1 Telekom Austria with Nielsen. Some 32% of people surveyed expressed a strong interest in esports, with that number rising to 49% among 14-24 year-olds. Some 73% of esports […]

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