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Are esports fans spoiled? Industry figures weigh in on paths to profitability

Fans of traditional sports are used to opening up their wallets. Commercials, ticket prices, blackouts of games in select markets and complicated cable packages are just some of the inconveniences sports fans put up with – and pay for – every day to watch sports. In comparison, esports fans have it easy. Broadcasts are free …

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Behind One Tap League, the team-owned CS:GO competition in Spain and Portugal

Many believe esports is in need of change, and evidence of this can be found by putting Counter-Strike: Global Offensive under a microscope. A group of well-to-do organisations – the likes of Cloud9, Immortals Gaming Club, and OverActive Media – came together earlier this year to take a stand against the current state of affairs. Ejecting their teams …

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ESI Gambling Report: Integrity, regulation, protection in fast-growing esports betting market

The world remains at a global standstill with the very real threat of COVID-19’s continued spread and resurgence still looming. Mandated physical closures and the suspension of large gatherings have put many businesses and industries in a position of crisis. Digital infrastructures have become universally adopted as a strategy for companies to remain in an …

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Helix eSports welcomes Razer as exclusive peripherals partner

Esports venue company Helix eSports has established a partnership with gaming peripherals company Razer. Razer will serve as the exclusive peripherals partner for the company, providing products for its gaming facilities across North America. Image credit: Helix eSports RELATED: Helix eSports Center to open in Patriot Place Razer will roll out its products in the gaming centres …

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University of Augsburg and MELCHERS Rechtsanwälte to research esports law

The Research Center for Esports Law of the University of Augsburg and MELCHERS Rechtsanwälte, a German law firm, have entered an agreement to pursue research in esports law. The collaboration will see the two parties research esports law with a focus on gambling. Logo credits: Research Center for Esports Law, Research Center for Esports Law MELCHERS Law RELATED: Germany …

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David Fenlon: High value products will drive self-sustaining growth in the esports industry

The growing esports audiences have a significant amount of disposable income which the industry has barely tapped into due to a lack of upmarket products, writes David Fenlon in this guest piece. Esports audiences have been markedly undersold to given their spending habits and disposable wealth available to them. Currently, there is simply very little …

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EveryMatrix releases report on the state of esports betting in 2020

It’s been an interesting, unpredictable year for esports so far. The worldwide pandemic has resulted in a boom for esports betting, with FIFA and NBA 2K taking centre stage and the Nevada Gaming Control Board approving wagers on major leagues both demonstrating the changes in the landscape. To delve into the minutia of the developments esports …

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