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The idea that e-sports – organised multiplayer video game competitions – are moving from a niche proposition into the commercial mainstream is a difficult notion for most die-hard sports fans. But are e-sports becoming part of the commercial mainstream? 

  • Date: 
    1 March 2015

    Sir Craig Reedie, IOC (International Olympic Committee) Vice-President and President of WADA (World Anti-Doping Agency), writes exclusively for SportBusiness International about underwhelming Olympic bid races and the war on drugs in Russia

  • Oli Slipper, alongside Simon Denyer, built the Perform Group into a digital sports business that now boasts 1,500 employees in 26 countries. He told Matt Cutler why he has taken the decision to step down as co-CEO, how he went about masterminding the company's growth and where the opportunities and challenges are for the company going forward.

  • Date: 
    1 March 2015

    Matthew Hochberg looks at the best and worst of the 2015 Super Bowl advertising campaigns, and why there was a more solemn tone around this year’s spots.

  • Date: 
    1 March 2015

    The sponsorship alliance between football and foreign exchange (forex) trading companies is becoming a permanent fixture. Owen Evans looks at why. 

  • Date: 
    20 February 2015

    The Copa America Centenario, a special edition that will be held in 2016 to mark 100 years of the continental national team competition, will be the biggest football tournament to set foot in the United States since the 1994 FIFA World Cup. 

Daily news summaries

Date: 
3 March 2015

The Qatari government’s investment fund has been linked with a possible takeover bid for North American NBA franchise the Brooklyn Nets.

  • Date: 
    3 March 2015

    City Football Group, the global football organisation which operates current English Premier League champion Manchester City has formally launched operations in Japan.

  • Date: 
    3 March 2015

    The International Federation of PGA Tours has confirmed it will move its Match Play Championship to the Texan state capital of Austin from the 2016 season.

  • Date: 
    3 March 2015

    The Japanese Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Ministry is reportedly considering a bid to stage the 2020 World Mind Sports Games (WMSG) alongside the summer Olympic and Paralympic Games of the same year.

  • Date: 
    3 March 2015

    Telecommunications company Ooredoo has secured a commercial partnership with Uefa Champions League holder Real Madrid in Algeria.

  • Date: 
    3 March 2015

    South Korean tyre retailer Tirebank has signed a three-year deal to become the new title sponsor of the KBO League, the top division of baseball in the country.