Esports

eGEN's Timmins highlights growth in Middle East

Daily / Tuesday, May 4, 2021
eGEN esports Co-Founder Brad Timmins said during SBJ and The Esports Observer's Esports Rising virtual conference that the esports industry is "flourishing within the Middle East." Timmins: "Post-pandemic, the numbers can't be ignored from a gaming and esports perspective, but I think the Middle East had been...

Riot aims to put mobile esports on global level

Daily / Tuesday, May 4, 2021
Mobile esports already are very popular in the East and, while they haven't become too prevalent yet in the West, Riot Games Head of Global Esports Partnerships & Business Development Naz Aletaha said her company’s “promise is to make it a global sport.” Riot Games...

Faries on Activision's anti-fragility amid pandemic

Daily / Tuesday, May 4, 2021
Activision Blizzard's Johanna Faries broke down the Call of Duty League's efforts to stay relevant during the pandemic and come back strong, saying, "At no point did anyone at Activision Blizzard -- at our team level, in the league office -- say 'it's over.' It...

Blevins

Sbblogs / Monday, January 1, 0001
Team Ninja manager Jessica Blevins has been partly credited with the success of her husband, Tyler "Ninja" Blevins , a world-renowned gamer with over 16 million Twitch followers. She’s negotiated multi-million-dollar contracts and worked with brands including Trident , Sour...

Newzoo

Sbblogs / Monday, January 1, 0001
The esports industry is regaining momentum after a trying 2020 in which live events were sidelined. Newzoo market analyst Luca Chiovato at SBJ 's virtual Esports Rising event said the esports audience will reach 474 million fans by the end of 2021, in...

Blevins

Sbblogs / Monday, January 1, 0001
Team Ninja manager Jessica Blevins has been partly credited with the success of her husband, Tyler "Ninja" Blevins , a world-renowned gamer with over 16 million Twitch followers. She’s negotiated multi-million-dollar contracts and worked with brands including Trident , Sour...

Rocket League announces new collab with NASCAR

Daily / Monday, May 3, 2021
Rocket League has announced a new collaboration with NASCAR that will see nine teams "have their sponsored cars included in the game, providing a partnership that is more focused on reaching younger consumers than generating direct revenue for the sport." The game, which features cars playing soccer, has "stuck...

Netflix, Riot Games announce new animated series

Daily / Monday, May 3, 2021
Netflix and Riot Games have announced plans to bring a new animated series to the platform this fall, in what will be the first TV show in the video game company’s history. The series, called “Arcane,” was originally announced in late ’19 by Riot and at the...

League of Legends tops latest PC Games Impact Index

Weekly / Monday, May 3, 2021
League of Legends, a popular multiplayer online battle arena game developed by the Los Angeles-based studio Riot Games, remains the most relevant in the esports ecosystem, but much of the rankings in The Esports Observer’s Q1 2021 PC Games Impact Index show the continuing impact of COVID-19...

NBA 2K League releases details around upcoming season

Daily / Tuesday, April 27, 2021
The fourth season of the NBA 2K League is set to begin on May 19 with a “16-week schedule that will conclude Sept. 4 with the 2K League Finals,” according to Chris Bumbaca of USA TODAY. The playoff field this season “will be expanded to 12,” up from 10,...