ESports


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 […]

CouRage signs exclusive streaming deal with YouTube

Jack “CouRage” Dunlop has become the latest major game streamer to part company with Amazon-owned Twitch. However, unlike the likes of Ninja and Shroud, CouRage – who has over two million followers on Twitch – announced that he will stream exclusively on YouTube. His YouTube channel to date has mostly played host to replays of […]

F1 to trial Twitch streaming with Mexican Grand Prix

Motorsports organisation Formula 1 has announced that it will trial streaming on Twitch with the upcoming Mexican Grand Prix. Available in Germany, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Denmark, Norway and Sweden, every session of this weekend’s Grand Prix will be available for live and for free on the Amazon-owned streamer. The deal struck between Amazon and F1 is […]

Twitch gets lick of paint in rebrand

Amazon-owned Twitch, the leading video game and esports streaming platform, has unveiled a new look, eight years after launching.  The incremental rebrand includes a new logo, new purple colour and new font for the site’s branding.  Twitch executive creative director Byron Phillipson said that the new design has been in the works for a year, […]

Ex-Liberty exec Tveter to chair London-based esports outfit

Former Liberty Global executive Eric Tveter has been named as the first chairman of London-based esports startup Veloce Esports and has become a major investor in the company. Veloce was founded by Formula E motorsports champion Jean-Eric Vergne, racing drivers, Rupert Sevendsen-Cook and Jack Clarke and sports agent Jamie Maclaurin and has a focus on […]

MTG unveils plan for major new esports initiative

Modern Times Group (MTG) has unveiled plans for a major new esports tour, the ESL Pro Tour, as a joint initiative from ESL and DreamHack. MTG is pitching the event as the world’s largest Counter-strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) circuit, which willlink over twenty CS:GO tournaments and leagues on five continents and feature an aggregate prize […]

MTG in esports joint venture deal with China’s Huya

Modern Times Group (MTG) has signed up to create a strategic joint venture as part of a deal that will see Chinese game live streaming platform Huya acquire a minority stake in MTG’s esports portfolio company ESL. MTG said that the deal, if completed, will further strengthen ESL’s position as the leading and largest esports […]

Twitch signs top YouTube streamer Nick Eh 30 to exclusive deal

Amazon-owned Twitch has poached top streamer Nicholas “Nick Eh 30” Amyoony from YouTube.  The Fortnite player, who has signed an exclusive deal to stream on Twitch twice every day, told The Hollywood Reporter that the move marks his attempts to tap into a new audience.  The 24-year-old Amyoony has amassed a following of more than […]

FIFA eWorld Cup attracts almost 50 million

The FIFA eWorld Cup 2019 esports tournament achieved new record figures, claims the organisation. The event, which was broadcast from London’s O2 Arena on August 2-4, saw more than 47 million viewers across online platforms.  Representing the boom period for esports, FIFA said that this was a 60% increase over the previous year’s event. In […]

Esports revenues to top US$5bn in five years

Revenues from esports are expected to skyrocket from US$900 million (€802 million) in 2018 to US$5.05 billion (€4.5 billion) in 2024.  According to a new report from Rethink Technology Research, the revenue rise is set to be split between game publisher fees, sponsorship, media broadcasting rights, tickets and merchandise, tipping and advertising. While broadcasts of […]

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