Esports

Indian streaming platform Rooter has acquired exclusive media rights to esports and gaming tournaments promoted by Skyesports in a one-year deal with the South Asian esports promoter

Video game developer EA Sports has removed the Russia national team and its clubs from the popular Fifa series including Fifa 22 amid the country's invasion of Ukraine

EPL clubs looks to extend its brand further within gaming

NBA 2K League president Brendan Donohue tells SportBusiness why 3v3 tournaments and open qualifiers can help transform the National Basketball Association's esports property. Bob Williams reports.
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Home to superfans and voracious consumers of sports content, Vietnam has great potential for the sports industry. But it’s got to be approached with tact, says Ian Paynton, co-founder of Hanoi-based content agency We Create Content.

Agreement to create world's third-largest gaming company by revenue

Spanish LaLiga football club FC Barcelona has made further inroads into the esports sector by agreeing what it claims is a first-of-its-kind deal with fledgling company Gamers Hub Media Events Europe

The National Hockey League's New York Islanders are entering the esports space for the first time with the creations of the Isles Gaming Team (Isles GT)

Super League Triathlon and World Triathlon (formerly the International Triathlon Union) have announced they will work together to create a new global esports series based around Super League Triathlon’s A…

Drone racing property partners with French gaming products maker

ONE Esports, the offshoot of Asian mixed martial arts promotion ONE Championship, wants to bring the kind of high-quality storytelling around athletes and competitions that traditional sport has perfected over decades to the gaming industry.
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Leading racing game developer and publisher Motorsport Games has unveiled a rebranded and expanded competitive esports event based on the iconic 24 Hours of Le Mans in partnership with race organizers …

Recent big-value rights deals in China for esports content have raised hopes for the emergence of a new market. But the dynamics between publishers, media platforms and audiences may not favour it.
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The Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee will slash the number of visiting officials to this year’s Olympic and Paralympic Games to 90,000 or fewer as it looks to curb international attendance.

The International Tennis Federation (ITF) has agreed a deal with Wildlife Studios, the developer of mobile game Tennis Clash, to launch an esports event surrounding this year’s Billie Jean King Cup tournament.

Global Esports Federation chief operating officer Paul Foster says the federation is "not obsessed with being the boss" as it looks to take esports to the next level by working with the IOC and focusing on long-term sustainable planning for events. Adam Nelson reports.
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Firm projects roughly 70 per cent growth over next four years